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Why We're So Over Sriracha (And 9 Other Foods We Never Want To See Again)

Because we've had enough already!

Like any industry, the food world churns out and feeds off of hyped, new products at a dizzying rate. Quality is important, but wow-factor trumps all in the sensationalist race to the top -- or bottom. This summer we may have seen peak hype with the infamous cronut.

Some crazes we can tolerate because they're just that good, but others make us never want to look at another food blog again for as long as we live. Here are some of the worst offenders, and why it's time to say goodbye -- at least for a little while -- to these foods that have definitely jumped the shark:

1
Sriracha
ThinkGeek
Because we really needed that sriracha hoodie.
2
Bacon
J&D's Foods
And because we couldn't live without our bacon deodorant. Or our bacon toothpick dispenser, or our bacon cubes. Ok, so bacon may have jumped the shark a few years ago. But now more than ever, bacon needs a break.
3
Red Velvet
Dunkin Donuts
Because once there's a latte, you know it's jumped the shark. And sadly, this latte isn't even good. It's "one-note and well, pretty boring."
4
Sriracha, Again.
ThinkGeek
Because we wouldn't wish a Sriracha candy cane on our worst enemy. (Or maybe we would, but still.)
5
Kale
Shutterstock
Because we don't need one more Kale Hero, drinking a kale smoothie with a kale cupcake. We just don't.
6
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Skip ODonnell via Getty Images
Because now that we know just how much pumpkin is in a pumpkin spice latte, we feel absolutely no remorse in finally disavowing this over-hyped beverage once and for all. We're over it. We've been over it. As one Starbucks barista said last year, "You guys know it's just a drink, right?"
7
Sriracha For The Third Time. And Bacon Too, Again.
Lollyphile
Because it wasn't enough to have a Sriracha lollipop. Someone had to go and make a bacon Sriracha lollipop.
8
Quinoa
Photography by Paula Thomas via Getty Images
Because only a few years ago, no one had ever heard of quinoa, but today, "it's quinoa's world. We just live in it."
9
Salted Caramel
Stolichnaya
Because while we love salted caramel as much as the next guy, and it pains us to put it on this list, it's just not exciting anymore when you see it spelled with a "K" for Stoli Salted Karamel Vodka. Or when it's at Arby's in shake form.
10
Molten Chocolate Cake
Arby's
Because if a salted caramel shake at Arby's didn't convince you, a molten chocolate cake at Arby's might.
11
Coconut Water
Damon Dahlen/The Huffington Post
Because if nobody likes the way it tastes, why is it so damn popular?
12
Mashup Foods
Carl's Jr
13
Sriracha Forever.
Flickr: jyllish
Because, really?

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