The worst food trends of 2018 | Gourmand and Gourmet

The worst food trends of 2018

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Desserts
  • Dinner
  • Everything in Between
  • Coffee

Food, glorious food…

We’re all about experimental eats, but this year, our Instagram explore page has been filled with some downright questionable creations. We’re not going to pull a Buzzfeed and call wasabi-flavoured Oreos and watermelon sushi the “craziest trends of 2018”, because seriously, who has actually seen Nickelodeon Slime Ketchup anywhere?

From colourful coffee to black smoothies, here’s what we could really do without next year.

GIANT BURGERS

Let us preface this by stating that we love a good burg, so when we began seeing posts featuring grotesque burger towers, we were caught between a bun and a hard place. Unless you want to deconstruct your meal or voluntarily dislocate your jaw, we don’t see how this is edible; so what’s the point?

COLOURFUL & SUPERFOOD LATTES

We have one question; why? Yeah, these beetroot, turmeric, and mushroom lattes LOOK pretty, but we’re yet to find evidence that these actually benefit your health in any way. In fact, most of the time they’ll contain more sugar to distract you from the fact that you’re really out here drinking broccoli and coffee.

SMOOTHIE BOWLS

You’re eating a drink. The end.

COFFEE COCA COLA

Taking into consideration that Coke already contains quite a lot of caffeine, these cans are just a heart attack waiting to happen. Luckily, they were only introduced as a limited edition flavour, but we’ve got our eyes on you, Coca Cola.

TOO MUCH CHEESE

After witnessing videos of burgers and fries being doused, dipped, and flooded with cheese, we physically felt our arteries scream. Hate to say it, but we’re siding with our mild lactose intolerance on this one.

CHARCOAL ANYTHING

This trend has surprisingly carried over from last year, and we can’t really see why. The look of black ice cream and smoothies does please our inner edgy teen, but we’ll never forget the day we ordered an acai charcoal smoothie only to discover half an hour later that it had stained our entire mouth black. Including our teeth.

GLITTER LATTES

Leave lattes alone! Unless you want bedazzled internal organs, what’s the appeal?

Seeeeeeeee ya.

Words by Sophia Lunn
- the gourmand who wishes gingers were trendy