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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 Jul 06, 2015, includes 827 PRO Trends and 4,135 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 2,406,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 827 Edibles PRO Trends = 827 Powerpoint Pages Edibles PPT Report
• 4,135 Edibles Examples

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• 579 Edibles Videos (Online) Edibles Videos
• 24,810 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:

Refreshed Libation Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist Implications - As consumers continue to prioritize healthy living, typically indulgent beverages, like alcohol, are being updated with healthier ingredients as a means of catering to changing lifestyles. By adding bold citrus flavors to traditionally sugar-heavy cocktails, consumers are seeking not only to elevate alcoholic beverages with a lighter palate, but also maintain a health-conscious lifestyle without sacrificing high-calorie indulgences.
Refreshed Libation
Citrus flavors are added to alcoholic beverages for a health-conscious twist
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Coupled Dining Adding a romantic sentiment, couples turn to meals specifically catered for two Implications - Seeking to add a romantic sentiment to the dining experience, couples are turning to meals and kits that are specifically curated for two. Offering indulgent food pairings and crafted meals, these products allow couples to enjoy a romantic dining experience typically associated with eating out, all without having to leave the comforts of their own home.
Coupled Dining
Adding a romantic sentiment, couples turn to meals specifically catered for two
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Awareness Brands showcase environmental awareness through thoughtfully branded content Implications - No longer only held by activists and initiatives, an eco identity is being adopted by mainstream brands as a means to showcase a commitment to the cause. Using campaigns and creative aesthetics to educate consumers about issues concerning sustainability and consumption, brands are using social causes to not only connect with consumers, but also to reinvent themselves in a way that is socially relevant.
Branded Awareness
Brands showcase environmental awareness through thoughtfully branded content
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Engagement Brands appease activity oriented Millennials with interactive innovations Implications - Brands are tuning into the active, engaged lifestyles of Millennials through innovations with experiential elements. In addition to delivering on a desire for memorable moments, companies are also using this route to develop lasting relationships that extend beyond transactions.
Experiential Engagement
Brands appease activity oriented Millennials with interactive innovations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Militant Approachability Personification of soldiers softens the image of the armed forces Implications - The digital generation has access to people from across the world and endless amounts of information, making them more empathetic and echoing the hippies of the boomer generation. As a result, all things military-related have received a negative reputation. More approachable, personified content can be observed to alleviate this, pointing to a battle between behavioral tribes.
Militant Approachability
Personification of soldiers softens the image of the armed forces
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Youthful Sustenance Food concepts include age-defying features for the health and beauty conscious Implications - Food products and concepts are concentrating on edible age-defying properties that combat the look and feel of growing older. By putting beauty and health at the fore of culinary ventures, this movement is also focusing on the interests of boomers who aim to combat aging from the inside out.
Youthful Sustenance
Food concepts include age-defying features for the health and beauty conscious
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Crowdsourced Celebrity Everyday people are taking unconventional paths to fame Implications - Today's information age has fostered a culture of over-sharing, and those who share best are able to circumvent traditional avenues to fame. Millennial entrepreneurs are turning to platforms like YouTube and Tumblr to boost their personal brand, as well as cultivate opportunities and partnerships with bigger names. Rather than a flash-in-the-pan fad, this shift signals the possibility of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between online personalities and top-tier brands.
Crowdsourced Celebrity
Everyday people are taking unconventional paths to fame
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Incentivized Gaming Brands engage consumers with mobile games that offer tangible rewards Implications - Pushing back against assertions that mobile gaming has no tangible benefit, brands have begun offering material rewards attained through sustained mobile play. With potential to be used as a means to digital community building or as a loyalty program for the Internet age, such apps can go a long way in terms of retaining the interest of the busy modern consumer.
Incentivized Gaming
Brands engage consumers with mobile games that offer tangible rewards
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 821 more Edibles PRO Trends and 4,135 examples!



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