So Long Rainbow And Unicorns! Glitter Will Be The New Food Trend Of 2018

Twenty-Seventeen blessed us with food trends we never imagined, such as Unicorn and Charcoal everything!

Unless you've been living under a rock this entire year, by now you'd know that rainbows, unicorns, and even black coal, have been the biggest food inspo of 2017. Starbucks dropping a Unicorn frappe and McDonald's dropping a black burger is only further proof.

But with 2017 coming to an end, new food trends are slowly but surely developing. In other words, move over rainbows and unicorns, because 2018 is all about Glitter Food!

Tons of photos of glitter masks, sparkly makeup, and glittery dresses have been bombarding our Instagram feeds, proving that #GlitterPorn is real!

With the release the Glitter Cappuccino (created by Australian-based Coffee by Di Bella) that began making the rounds this year, it's a no brainier that the trend will continue onto next year.

“Glitter foods are trending right now largely due to the unicorn food trend," said Food writer Kat Odell to Moneyish. "For the last year, multi-colored cakes, cookies and even cocktails bearing rainbow hues have flooded the internet and social media. It only seems natural that since unicorns are depicted with iridescent or shimmery gold horns that this shimmer or glitter would continue on to be the next trend.”

But just how safe is a sparkly treat?

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is already on top of the popular food trend, advising foodies to be aware of decorative glitters and dusts sold over the internet under names such as luster dust, disco dust, twinkle dust, sparkle dust, highlighter, shimmer powder, pearl dust, and petal dust.

"FDA is advising home and commercial bakers to avoid using glitter and dust products to decorate cakes and other food items unless the products are specifically manufactured to be edible," notes the FDA website. "Most edible glitters and dusts also state “edible” on the label. If the label simply says 'non-toxic' or 'for decorative purposes only' and does not include an ingredients list, the product should not be used directly on foods.

Meaning, that your glitter cupcake (or food) is good to go ONLY if it includes a list of ingredients on the label.

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