Updated 12:45 PM EDT, Mon, Jun 25, 2018

Food Trends 2016: Meal, Snack & Drink Ideas to Watch Out For

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Like fashion, food trends come and go: we've seen the rise and fall of juice cleanses, kale, and quinoa, so there has to be something in store for foodies this 2016.

While Jelly Salad is starting to become a thing, here are new food trends for this year that you may totally be on board with:

Canned Wine --  true, it's going to look less sophisticated, but according to Buzzfeed, wine consumption per capita is rising, which means that there is a need for new packaging. However, it's going to be easier travelling with canned wine instead of the bottled ones. As Whole Foods pointed out, "They're recyclable, chill quickly, light and safe," which is why they're going to click.

Seaweed --  they have antioxidants, fiber, iodine and good fats, which is why seaweed is becoming the new kale. The 2016 Trend Forecast from the Specialty Food Association via CNBC said that the seaweed is "set to explode thanks to its sustainability angle and umami appeal." Umami is the Japanese word for the fifth basic taste, along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Translated, it means "pleasant, savory taste."

Coffee -- while a staple for some, the latest coffee trends will perk up, even those who do not like its bitter taste. New caffeine concoctions now come in a wide range of flavors. Forget frappuccinos -- 2016 culinary tastes say that coffee is no longer just a hot beverage -- there are now carbonated coffees and iced coffee mocktails to kickstart your day.

African Flavors -- Mexican food is over -- it's time for everyone to explore African flavors now. CNBC noted that Conde Nast Traveler declared that African cuisine is becoming the ethnic cuisine of the moment, with many restaurants tapping into African backgrounds to create flavors for their new dishes.

Sugarless Treats -- many people are avoiding sugar in their diets now, and sugar-free, unsweetened and reduced sugar products are making waves. The NPD Group food and industry analyst Darren Seifer noted that this is not just a fad, either. He shared, "This isn't just something that consumers are saying they want to do. They're actually doing it. They're cutting back on soft drinks and fruit juices and shifting away from sweetened snacks to fresh fruit or savory items."

Of course, there are a lot of food fads that are still bound to come as the year progresses, but what do you think of these so far? Are you on-board to try them or would you stick to your own food preferences?

Check out other food trends below:

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