There are some food fads that we can absolutely, wholeheartedly get on board with. Like these sushi cupcakes, for instance. On the other hand, there are some food trends that are so completely over the top that we have no idea how they are popular enough to constitute as a trend. But they are, and they do.
In our opinion, 2015’s most bizarre and pointless trend is that of so called ‘health drinks’. Some innovative souls somewhere are taking perfectly innocent doses of water and injecting them with fat, asparagus and proteins to create healthy alternatives of water. Here are some of the drinks that the hipster crowds are going gaga over. Us? We’re not so sure we’re on board just yet.
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Thirsty? This high-quality, organic, non-GMO, antioxidant-packed, locally-grown, low-calorie, gluten-free, detoxifying, refreshing, superfood water is clinically proven…to make you $6 poorer #wholepaycheck #asparaguswater #scam This is a prime example of the prevalent pseudo-science + quackery surrounding the field of nutrition right now. Don't buy the #bs.
Whole Foods opened itself up to a wave on internet ridicule after it stocked its shelves with bottles of water, which had three stalks of asparagus floating in it. The kicker? It was charging $6 for what was essentially a bottle of tap water with some vegetables floating in it. Since then, Whole Foods have removed the water from their shelves claiming it was made incorrectly.
Bone broth is essentially made from bones that are cooked in water for an extended period of time. That’s stock, right? We can make that at home with a couple of ingredients in an hour or so. However, bizarrely, some restaurants are charging $9 (that’s about 550 rupees!) for a glass of this concoction. Stranger things have happened…right?