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10 Worst Food Trends of 2011 (plus a bonus)

By Macki West |

What’s the most irritating food trend you couldn’t escape this year? Maybe it made my list. Check it after the jump…

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10 Worst Food Trends of 2011 (plus a bonus)

Cake Pops

Wanna know why they are so sweet? It’s because most cake pops are not just cake, they are cake that is crushed and smooshed and combined with an entire tub of frosting, then molded into a ball and covered in another sweet layer. Ga-ross.
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0 thoughts on “10 Worst Food Trends of 2011 (plus a bonus)

  1. Dana says:

    actually~ Lard is natural. It may not be pleasant, but animal fat is natural. If it is just animal fat.

  2. Dana says:

    You want to know what is not natural for our bodies to digest….it’s gluten!

  3. Fannie says:

    Now I want an all natural, gluten free, bacon cake pop. In a jar.

  4. tomster says:

    Moms who make cake pops at home might use an entire jar of frosting in their cake pops – this I agree is absolutely disgusting. However, some better cake pop stores don’t seem to use as much. I have tried cake pops from places: Here is my take on the ones I have tried:

    Just a Bite Cake Pops – http://www.justabitecakepops.com (way too expensive, cheaply made, ok tasting, not overdoing the frosting, no customer service)

    Candys Cake Pops – http://www.cakepops.com (cheaper than just a bite, horrible tasting, way too much frosting, no selection, no customer service)

    Cake Pop Creations – http://www.cakepopcreations.com (Outstanding presentation, great tasting, not heavy on the frosting, and I think they ship nationwide, outstanding customer service).

    Starbucks – http://www.starbucks.com (good size pops, pretty good tasting, can be found just about anywhere – its Starbucks of course, great customer service as always)

  5. Drew M. says:

    Thank you for calling out the gluten free fad. My sister has Celiac disease and genuinely cannot eat even a crumb of regular bread without severe consequences. Thanks to the hipsters who can eat gluten without getting sick, restaurants don’t take it very seriously. They sometimes allow cross-contamination and in other cases, outright lie about items being gluten-free. Unfortunately, it’s good business on their part because the fast majority of the gluten-free pundits won’t even notice.

    This has hurt my sister on more than one occasion and we’ve gotten to the point where we can’t trust anyone that advertises a gluten-free menu.

  6. Jeff says:

    This seems to be a list of the author’s personal preferences, without much substance.

  7. Red says:

    Thank you so much for calling out the diners who continue to stuff themselves with fish that are on the brink of extinction. I can’t stand it anymore. At this point, ordering the Chilean sea bass (real name: Patagonian toothfish) is just a pointless exercise in gluttony. The sea bass in particular is also as ugly as sin, but nonetheless a vital part of its ecosystem. Check out more at http://www.oceana.org.

    Aside from that, I hate it when I meet the occasional jerk who tells me I “just shouldn’t” eat gluten for my own good. Unlike the fish, I am not going extinct any time soon. If you’ve never been diagnosed with Celiac disease, why bother?

    And the bacon trend is just plain starting to gross me out. And while we’re at it, wouldn’t a cheeseburger on a doughnut taste truly awful? As if you had already eaten these two foods separately and then regurgitated them?

    But I’ve never had a cake pop, so I’ll refrain from offering an opinion on it.

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