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5 hot food trends to look for in 2023

With the growing popularity of avocados, a wide range of new products made with avocado oil has been popping up, from chips to condiments.
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If you’ve been shopping at Kroger lately, you might have noticed an influx of trendy new items on the shelves, from pasture-raised meats and eggs to organic dates and beyond. The new vibes are not a mistake. The supermarket chain has been fast at work updating its offerings to cater to modern lifestyles.

The update comes as the retailer also celebrates the 10th anniversary of Kroger’s Simple Truth brand and the brand’s big push into organic foods. A decade later, Simple Truth continues to promise customers approachable and affordable items free from unwanted ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. With more than 1,500 unique Simple Truth items to choose from, the healthy, organic store brand has grown steadily since its launch.

“The mission we started with 10 years ago remains our promise today — to offer delicious foods that are Free From 101 artificial ingredients our customers do not want in their products at an accessible price. During the past 10 years, Simple Truth stayed true to that commitment, making it a customer favorite and America’s number one Organic and Free From Brand. We are so proud of all we have achieved together and even more excited about what is ahead for Simple Truth,” Juan De Paoli, vice president of Our Brands, said in a press release.

Looking to update the dishes coming out of your kitchen in 2023? Here’s our list of trendy food predictions to help you stay effortlessly cool at the next dinner party, and fast, healthy and approachable in the school lunch department. Every ingredient you’ll need for our 2023 trend list, as you might have guessed, is available today at Kroger.

Pasture-raised poultry

Say goodbye to factory farms and hello to ethical, local farming! As more and more consumers are becoming conscious of the environment, they are looking for meat and eggs from small, local farms where animals are raised with plenty of space and natural diets. Not only is it better for the environment, but it’s also better for your health, Piedmont reported. The quality of meat from pasture-raised animals is significantly higher; it contains lower levels of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and higher levels of vitamins.

Kroger items: Date Lady Organic Pure Date Syrup, Bard Valley Natural Delights Organic Fresh Medjool Dates

Nostalgic flavors

The pandemic gave us all a chance to reminisce about the good old days, and content creators have been in full force ever since! From the viral Dirty Shirley (a grown-up version of the childhood classic) to Dunkaroos, it’s like a trip down memory lane with every bite. So go ahead and indulge in that childhood favorite; it’s a sure way to bring a smile to your face and a spark of nostalgia to your day.

Kroger items: Dunkaroos Vanilla Cookies and Vanilla Frosting with Rainbow Sprinkles, Sprite (for your Dirty Shirley), Gushers, Lunchables Nachos Cheese Dip & Salsa Snack Kit

Avocado oil

Avocados are all the rage! People can’t get enough of these delicious, creamy, and nutritious fruits. The demand for avocados has been steadily climbing, with a triple increase in per capita consumption since 2001, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And it’s no wonder why! With the growing popularity of avocados, a wide range of new products made with avocado oil have been popping up, from chips to condiments. Not only are these products trendy, but they also offer key health benefits. So, next time you’re looking for a tasty and healthy snack, reach for an avocado-based product and enjoy the benefits!

Kroger items: Simple Truth Organic Refined Avocado Oil Bottle, Kroger Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, Boulder Canyon Gluten Free Avocado Oil Classic Sea Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips

Tinned fish

Tinned fish like octopus, squid, mussels, and mackerel have become a hot trend thanks to TikTok. These seafood delicacies are often preserved in tasty sauces or herbs and sometimes smoked, making them a delicious and easily accessible addition to your snack board. Plus, they’re a health-conscious choice — give them a try spread on crackers, flaked over salad or eaten with bread and wine.

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