Two years into the global pandemic, food and beverage trends for 2022 remain heavily influenced. The desire for a healthier lifestyle remains a constant theme while experimenting with new flavors and technology for a nostalgic or feel-good experience is reflected in the ingredients and techniques used.
But while the pandemic has resulted in healthier food choices, increasing concerns over climate change have undoubtedly transformed how we eat too. A growing interest in food sources and their impact on agriculture will continue to influence trends in 2022 and beyond. Consumers are considering the personal cost of their food choices too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, meat and poultry costs have increased 5.4% in the last year alone, making meat and dairy alternatives even more appealing. Find out more about the latest food and beverage trends in this blog.