As time passes, the contents of our grocery cart unfailingly shift based on our appetite, dietary preferences, and lifestyle (can you believe there was a time before cauliflower gnocchi?). With 2020 right around the corner, Whole Foods’s expert buyers took it upon themselves to make their predictions for the things we’re going to want to stock up on next year. Hey, it’s never too early to start a shopping list. Besides, most of the products are already in stores just awaiting discovery.
As it happens, there’s a lot to look forward to, from more sustainably sourced animal products to reimagined on-the-go snacks (aren’t these portable hard-boiled egg packs the cutest?), in addition to a few surprising finds. Most important, they’re all delicious and good for you. These are the three trends we’ll be buying into.
Festive, Alcohol-Free Drinks
Just when you thought we hit peak zero-proof with the arrival of Kin and Seedlip, Whole Foods makes sober entertaining even easier with the help of nonalcoholic beers, teas, and seltzers that look as great as they taste.
Nut Butters Beyond Your Average Almond
The reign of almonds and peanuts is over. A new, broader selection of nut butters might inspire you to branch out from familiar territory—why not give roasted watermelon seeds a chance? (Apparently it’s similar to tahini.)
Simple Sugar Alternatives
Think beyond your go-to honey or agave—now there are more all-natural ways to add a sweet twist to your favorite stews, desserts, or just your morning coffee. Start with a drizzle of “nectar” from Carolina sweet potatoes on your pancakes or a swirl of pomegranate-date syrup on your salad. 2020 is looking flavorful!
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