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10 Food Things We Definitely Don't Want To See Anymore, Thanks

Please, people who make things: Stop with this already.

The good thing about trends is that if one ever comes up that you hate, just wait it out. Good or bad, trends come and go.

And as for these food trends, our plate is full.

Bone Broth
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What has been known to humans for centuries as stock is now the fancier-sounding "bone broth," thanks to Paleo people and those who want to sell artisanal food crafts. Even the New York Times sounded off about it, noticing that "this prehistoric food has improbably become a trend beverage, ranking with green juice and coconut water as the next magic potion in the eternal quest for perfect health" (mmm, meat juice).
Asparagus Water
Throwing a few stalks of asparagus into water and charging $6 for it is a marketing stroke of genius, but it also makes us imagine a person sitting in a tall chair, laughing maniacally as he watches the $$$ come in from all the suckers who buy it. Please don't make him laugh anymore.
Throwing Macarons Onto Everything
These little French pastries are so good that The Atlantic called them "'the new cupcake' the nation has been waiting for" and "the Gwyneth Paltrow of desserts." But, like Goop, there comes a time when one reaches a saturation point. And that point is now.
Frankenfoods
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People love frankenfoods -- favorite foods that become improbably more awesome when you combine them with other favorite foods, such as the Cronut (a croissant-donut hybrid pastry, created by Dominique Ansel in New York) or Pizza Hut's Hot Dog Pizza Deathtrap.
InSanE Flavored Chips
In the same cholesterol-clogged vein as Frankenfoods, the chips-that-taste-like-other-things trend is many miles away from sour cream and onion. Lay's Biscuits And Gravy? Hot Diggity Dog Pringles? We're afraid of where this journey will take us (to our cardiologist, probably).
Birthday Cake Cream Cheese
We love Tompkins Square Bagels when someone brings them to our Manhattan office -- but we have to say they're spreading it pretty thin with their trendy, sweet cream cheese made with rainbow sprinkles.
Gluten-Free Forever
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Celiac disease is no joke, and 1 percent of Americans who suffer from the autoimmune disorder experience serious gastrointestinal inflammation if they ingest just a small crouton's worth of gluten. But there's a good chance the 30 percent or more who ditch bread altogether might just be drinking the Food Fad Kool-aid.
Soylent
Soylent
New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo called Soylent "the most joyless new technology to hit the world since we first laid eyes on MS-DOS."The nutritional shake/meal supplement is great for anyone too busy and ambitious to enjoy a nice dinner with friends, but for those who want to enjoy the experience of tasting delicious food, Soylent will disappoint. It's huge in Silicon Valley -- the tech startup capital of the world. But "meal products" like these are important reminders that we'll work ourselves into a joyless dystopian future if we're not careful.
Chia Seeds
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Chia seeds, known by many healthful folks for being rich in omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, antioxidants and soluble fiber, has come a long way from being stuck onto little ceramic busts. So can we humans find a way to capitalize off this trend by putting chia seeds in Greek yogurt, gummy bears, peanut butter and energy gel? "Yes we can."
And Of Course, The Worst One
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This year, it felt like there were as many things flavored with pumpkin spice as there were things. Everything under the supermarket ceiling had a pumpkin spice counterpart, from pumpkin spice lasagna noodles to pumpkin spice cologne for your dog. Please, people who make things: Stop with this already.

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