Besides entertainment, luxury, fashion, make-up and the likes, food and drinks are also an essential part of human life. Also, like music and fashion, there are different trends, and recipes that show up from time to time with food, and all we have to do is keep up with it.
How great would it be for you if you found out that your best meal or drink was the trend in a particular year? Let's find out the meals that were loved by a vast majority from 2000 to 2018.
The Year 2000
Till this moment, smoothies are still people's favorite. This is because they are made from fruits. Fruits are very nutritious to the body, and when made into a smoothie, it helps with digestion.
The Year 2001
This year marked the era of famous drinks vodka and red-bull. Vodka is a spirit drink, while red-bull is an energy drink.
However, when mixed they helped people last long on the dance floor and stay alert.
The Year 2002
In this year, the Agriculture Department in the United States of America paid more attention to organic foods for the public. This was because most people were trying to evade meals with chemical and pesticide. It was only right that something natural and organic took the floor this year.
The Year 2003
Since there was almost no way to get rid of fatty meals, a whole category was cut off, and that was the carb. In 2003, people started engrossing themselves in meals that had low or no carbs to keep fit and keep themselves from getting fat.
The Year 2004
In this year, a research firm for markets known as NPD found out the relevance of yogurt and introduced it to the public. Since this was a diet meal for many, it was easy for it to come and stay until this very moment. Most Americans engaged themselves in natural yogurt so they could remain healthy.
The Year 2005
Cupcakes, in general, make the world go round. In America today, more families bake cupcakes every weekend for friends who are coming over, or for the kids to have fun.
The Year 2006
Frozen Yogurt was the main edible for many people in 2006, and the flavors varied. A cup of frozen yogurt and Netflix now is everything you need for a movie night.
The Year 2007
In 2007, buying local food items from local farmers meant that the meal would not only be refreshing but keep people healthy.
The Year 2008
The Ramen signature dish was made from noodles and other essentials to make it more nutritious. This meal came about in 2008, and people could almost not live without it. It was found out that people came in large numbers to Momofuku Noodle Bar, which was located at New York City, to have a taste of the fantastic ramen dish.
The Year 2009
Have you ever eaten a strip of bacon? Oh yes, you have! Bacon was a hit in 2009, and it stayed as a trend for many years. This dish was made from cuts of meat, especially pork, and was usually used as a side dish. A taste of bacon was enough to explode your buds back then.
The Year 2010
People loved food, but they also loved food that they could get while walking on the street. Hence, food trucks became a thing in 2010. The best thing about these dishes is that actual chefs prepared them, so the healthy part was not a concern for many. Have you ever tasted meals off a food truck? How amazing was it?
The Year 2011
Hummus was known in 2011 as a chickpea spread, and it was exactly what people needed back then. Putting this spread on a shingle could automatically make your day, and most Americans bought into this idea fast.
The Year 2012
This year was all about Kale, and while some people may not agree with this meal, it had a voice in 2012 and still does. Thanks to a TIME magazine, this food was brought to the knowledge of many and described as a super meal. Just like bacon, Kale has managed to stay atop the food chain till now.
The Year 2013
A certain chef called Dominique Ansel introduced cronuts, and it was used to mark mother's day in 2013. Two days after its launch, cronuts became the talk of the town. Many people waited in line to have a taste of this awesomeness two days after it was launched, and that marked a new era in the food trend.
The Year 2014
If you heard of Quinoa, it became noticeable in 2014, mainly because it was a gluten-free grain. Aside from being a healthy meal to indulge in, people found out that the grain could be used to bake other mind-blowing dishes.
The Year 2015
The avocado toast which is a mixture of avocado and toast became famous in 2015. Aside from being healthy, this dish looks gorgeous in camera lights.
The Year 2016
In 2016, people usually engaged in meals they believed were good for the gram. It was like the more likes they got for a meal they posted, the more interested they were in eating such a dish. In this year, food became mixed in ways that were quite unimaginable in the 90s. So when you see a milkshake that includes pieces of cake or pie or even meat, don't be alarmed.
The Year 2017
In this year, people were obsessed with the Filipinos, so it was easy to dive into their native meal called a taco. From Cuban or Filipino restaurants, this meal was surprisingly a hot trend in 2017. It also became light on Instagram, that it became a trend.
The Year 2018
Fillings bought at a store did not give that exasperating feeling like the ones that were homemade, and this was 2018 was known for. People often love natural meals that they can make any time at home, and homemade filings did come at the right time.