Food Fads

Published October 13, 2014 by Iphis of Scyros

Everywhere you look now, you see things with “sea salt caramel.”  A while back, it was all “creme brulee” or “red velvet.”  (Not that either of those two has disappeared from the shelves, especially not red velvet.)

Why the heck is that?  I mean, it’s not that they’re bad flavors, but it’s so weird how they flare up like that.  Food didn’t used to have fads.

I think–and I could be completely wrong here–that it’s something about the Internet, especially with all those social media sites nowadays.  (Though I suppose this site also counts as a social media site…)

I think I originally had some kind of point I wanted to make, but I’ve only had about half as much caffeine as usual today, so I’m sort of semi-comatose.  So I’ve forgotten it.  If I had one to start with.


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