Food Trends of summer 22′

McKenzie Hendrix and Emmalie Herd

Seen all over TikTok and Instagram, matcha has been leaving its mark all over the world. Matcha comes from the same plant as green tea and is made by removing the stems of tea leaves and grinding them into a powder.

After becoming popular in high-end restaurants in the United States, coffee shops began adding it to their menu, inviting social media influencers to post about the new craze.

 Matcha is known to have many health benefits, including liver protection, and improving brain function. The market for matcha is expected to grow by about 7.5 percent by 2026.

To many people, boba is a fun, enjoyable snack for all kinds of people to enjoy. Boba are small spheres and are sometimes coated in brown sugar syrup to give them a sweet taste and dark color.

       It is typically made from tapioca starch. There are a variety of flavor options, like strawberry or lychee, which you can get in smoothies, slushies or coffee. 

       Boba’s roots  can be traced back to the 80’s following the immigration of Taiwanese people. Because of  places like the Banh Mi Shop, Boba has become a huge trend on social media and with the younger generation. On Instagram alone, #boba has over 2.9 Million posts.

Translating directly to, ’the products of a fancy pork butcher’, charcuterie boards are a dish that have been served through many generations. When people started posting about them on social media, it quickly became a popular TikTok trend. demonstrates how to create your own charcuterie board.

       A typical charcuterie board consists of meats and cheeses but can also include bread, fruits, nuts, pickles, olives and condiments such as honey or mustard. 

       Along with the easy preparation and low cost, the point of these boards is to bring people together around simple but elegant food.