10 Foods That Need to Go Away in 2017
Like every year, 2016 had its fair share of food trends — both exciting and completely dumb. The exciting ones were certainly worth celebrating — Nashville-style hot chicken is a national treasure — but the dumb ones were really, really bad. We’ve rounded up 10 trendy foods that should really just go away now that 2017 has arrived.
The word twee is defined as “excessively or affectedly quaint, petty, or sentimental.” If you haven’t noticed, we’re living in an era of twee foods. When a food item is created for the express purpose of being cooed over and Instagrammed, it’s twee. When a pedestrian food item is suddenly given new life because somebody decided to make it multi-colored, it’s twee. When something is pumpkin-spiced for no obvious reason, it’s twee. Not all of the following foods are twee, but the majority of them are.
With 2017 upon us, we have the opportunity to reconsider what becomes trendy and what finds its way onto the back burner of history, like foams and Snackwells. Let’s stop judging food by its Instagram-worthiness and instead judge it by, you know, whether it tastes good.