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About the Edibles Report

Discover unique food trends influencing the opinions of foodies everywhere with the Edibles Trend Report. Our research tracks key changes in eating habits, food service and the hospitality industry. In the past year, we have seen trends relating to edible gift baskets, artistic cookie bouquets, gourmet buffet foods and intricately crafted fruits and finger foods. We have also noticed restaurant trends that put an emphasis on deliciously unique appetizers and petit fours.

Who It's For

The Edibles Trend Report is ideal for catering companies, food artists, aspiring chefs, food journalists and culinary school teachers looking to leverage trends that are popular among consumers.

Featuring artwork made from sandwiches and the latest celebrity chef recipes, the Edibles Trend Report will keep you up-to-date on innovative food trends.

The Edibles Trend Report, last published on Oct 28, 2014, includes 608 PRO Trends and 3,040 examples of edibles market research and edibles consumer trends related to: food art, finger foods, appetizers, gift baskets, cooking and edibles trends.

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Methodology

Our edibles research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced edibles articles and 2,122,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 608 Edibles PRO Trends = 608 Powerpoint Pages Edibles PPT Report
• 3,040 Edibles Examples

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• 426 Edibles Videos (Online) Edibles Videos
• 18,240 Edibles Images (Online) Edibles Images
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Sample Edibles Pro Trends

Each Edibles PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online edibles articles, videos and images. Examples:

Digital Dining Marketing Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating Implications - Capitalizing on the social nature of eating, food brands are using social media in both marketing and interactive campaigns to reach consumers and even bring people together in some cases. Whether integrated into the product itself or as part of a campaign, this shift reflects the way in which in-person social activities are moving online.
Digital Dining Marketing
Food brands tie in social media to push the social aspect of eating
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Soda Upheaval The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks Implications - Health concerns and, furthermore, the battle against child obesity has fingers pointing at soda as an "empty calorie" culprit. As a result, soda is being replaced by more health-conscious alternatives that boast the same strong flavor, caffeine content, and even in some cases, visual branding. This upheaval of a classic American beverage signifies the true strength of the health movement.
Soda Upheaval
The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Seasonal Simplicity Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics Implications - As maker culture expands, DIY activities and at-home tutorials are evolving both in aesthetics and quality. Adding an element of sophistication to homemade treats, consumers are using simple designs to heighten holidays like Halloween and Christmas with more allure. This shift reflects a move away from flamboyant seasonal references toward more subtle and design-conscious alternatives.
Seasonal Simplicity
Seasonal treats take a minimalist turn as consumers prioritize aesthetics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Grotesque Confection Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections Implications - As the normality of violence and gore increases, aspects traditionally associated with scary and frightening imagery are becoming mundane. Adding a humorous twist to dark holidays like Halloween, consumers turning to sweets and desserts reminiscent of abject objects, reflecting a turn toward more shocking ways to celebrate holidays.
Grotesque Confection
Seeking to unnerve rather than scare, consumers create grotesque confections
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Calorie Currency Health retailers rewarding dieting put wellness first Implications - Today's society is obsessed with the idea of self improvement, specifically within health consciousness. Forwarding this ideal of top health, companies are showing their passion for physical progress by accepting calories or exercise as currency. A strategic defense against an obesity epidemic, incentivizing exercise more directly links health and wellness to products obtained -- and to a brand as a whole.
Calorie Currency
Health retailers rewarding dieting put wellness first
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Grocery Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness Implications - Seeking to showcase a sense of environmental awareness, food retailers and supermarkets are turning to sustainable practices for public appeal. Using alternative energy and zero-waste policies to illustrate a commitment to environmental causes, familiar retail settings are taking a more forthright step to showcase participation in environmental issues. This reflects a growing desire to integrate eco awareness into routine, everyday practices.
Sustainable Grocery
Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Packaging Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging Implications - The shopping experience is becoming more focused on interactivity, but brands are now taking an even more in your face approach with augmented reality packaging. This shift supports consumer preference for smartphone integration into the product experience as brands compete to deliver the most immersive experience yet.
Augmented Reality Packaging
Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Edible Gore A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats Implications - As a societal fascination with gore rises, so to does a need to showcase appreciation for dark pop culture references. Using food and confectionery treats as a form of expression, consumers are seeking to pay tribute to TV shows and darker holiday seasons in a more creative way, reflecting an openness to shocking aesthetics.
Edible Gore
A heightened appreciation for gruesome imagery prompts macabre confectionery treats
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 602 more Edibles PRO Trends and 3,040 examples!



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