Things We Never Would Have Thought of Eating 20 Years Ago

Insect-based foods like cricket flour, mealworm snacks, and cricket protein bars have gained popularity due to their sustainability and nutritional benefits. 

Advances in food technology have led to realistic plant-based meat alternatives such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods burgers, which mimic the taste and texture of traditional meat. 

While avocados themselves were not uncommon, the widespread popularity of avocado toast as a breakfast or brunch item is a more recent trend. 

Cauliflower has become a versatile ingredient in the past decade, used as a substitute for rice, pizza crust, mashed potatoes, and even buffalo wings. 

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Activated charcoal has been used in foods and beverages for its detoxifying properties, appearing in black ice cream, lattes, and even burger buns. 

While fermented foods like kimchi and kombucha have been consumed for centuries, their popularity and availability in mainstream markets have increased significantly in recent years. 

Colorful and whimsical foods inspired by unicorns, such as unicorn cakes, unicorn frappuccinos, and rainbow bagels, have become Instagram sensations. 

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