10 foods people lost interest in ordering in 2019

Activated charcoal and acai are two foods that lost steam in 2019.

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Activated charcoal and acai are two foods that lost steam in 2019.
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  • While many food items have soared in popularity in 2019, other foods have struggled to maintain their hype.
  • As the year comes to a close, Uber has compiled a shortlist of 10 foods that have become increasingly unpopular over the course of 2019.
  • In particular, Uber looked at foods that were trending last year but that have “decelerated in growth” over the last six months.
  • Foods including acai, activated charcoal, and edible flowers have all trended downward leading up to the new year.
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Acai, a purple-red berry that’s the main ingredient in acai bowls, seems to be losing steam heading into the new year.

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An acai bowl.
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Bee pollen, often used as a topping for desserts or as a smoothie ingredient, is on the decline.

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Bee pollen.
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Kombucha has seen a downward trend, as more consumers begin to shy away from the fizzy, fermented tea.

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Kombucha.
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Tuna is used in sushi, salads, and a slew of other dishes, but the fish has been losing favor with consumers in 2019.

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Tuna poke.
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Vinegar is used in dressings and sauces, as a pickling ingredient, and as a condiment for french fries, but less people are ordering dishes with the ingredient.

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Apple cider vinegar.
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Interest in hummus, the popular Mediterranean chickpea-based spread, appeared to wane in 2019.

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A bowl of hummus with chickpeas, falafel, and spices.
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Activated charcoal, usually added to foods to turn them black, has taken a dive.

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Activated charcoal ice cream.
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Seitan, also known as wheat gluten, is a common alternative to meat, but has lost its appeal in 2019 — possibly due to the proliferation of tofu, tempeh, Impossible burgers, and Beyond Meat products.

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Seitan.
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Salmon is a healthy choice, being high in Omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s also been trending downward over the course of the year.

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Salmon.
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Edible flowers have seen a drop in popularity as well, though they’re still a mainstay at fine-dining restaurants looking for colorful garnishes.

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A box of edible rose flowers.
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