We Tried Instant Decaf Coffee With “Benefits”

Decaf coffee often gets a bad rap – for starters, it doesn’t have caffeine, which is a bummer for a lot of people. On top of this, to remove the caffeine, producers of decaf coffee sometimes soak unroasted coffee beans in a chemical mixture which can include benzene and methylene chloride (a paint stripper that was recently banned by the EPA). So what do you … Continue reading We Tried Instant Decaf Coffee With “Benefits”

We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

Food technology is responsible for creating everything from cultivated meat to lab-grown chocolate – and now, animal-free dairy milk. We know – that phrase sounds like a total oxymoron, but a Bored Cow has made this a reality. Bored Cow is a brand from Perfect Day, which is a heavily-funded food tech start-up based in Silicon Valley. Perfect Day produces whey protein without cows or … Continue reading We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

Future of Cheese: Taste Testing Vegan BabyBel

We’ve come a long way with vegan cheese – remember when all we had was orange bricks of Follow Your Heart and bags of shredded Daiya? It’s 2022, and now, the Bel Group, a French cheese manufacturer has released a plant-based version of its iconic Babybel mini cheese wheels. We found a bag at Whole Foods and gave it a try – check it out … Continue reading Future of Cheese: Taste Testing Vegan BabyBel

FYI: Alcohol-Free Wine, it’s a Thing

There are a myriad of reasons why one might not be drinking – health reasons, religion, culture, addiction, pregnancy, or simply, not liking the taste or feeling of alcohol. If you haven’t noticed, alcohol is omnipresent in so many social situations. So much so, that when you say no to alcohol, you receive weird looks or comments. It can feel awkward to not be holding … Continue reading FYI: Alcohol-Free Wine, it’s a Thing

Future of Meat: Vegan Flank Steak, Cultivated Chicken in Grocers

Welcome to the future of meat. Vegan flank steak – Israeli-based Redefine Meat announced that its’ 3D-printed vegan flank steak will soon be available at five restaurants in London: Mr. Whites, German Gymnasium, Chotto Matte, and Gillray’s Steakhouse and Bar. The plant-based steak alternative uses Redefine’s 3-D printing technology to create a realistic texture and infuse meaty, umami flavor. Cultivated chicken in grocery stores – … Continue reading Future of Meat: Vegan Flank Steak, Cultivated Chicken in Grocers

What is “Cultured Oil”? (And Why Would We Need That?)

Zero Acre Farms, a Bay-area start-up, unveiled its proprietary product this week: cultured cooking oil. Meaning, the company grew oil-producing microbes in a fermentation tank to develop a cooking oil similar to vegetable oil, but without the negative environmental or health impacts. The cultured oil has a high smoke point, and has a profile of 93 percent monosaturated fat, 4 percent saturated fat, and 3 … Continue reading What is “Cultured Oil”? (And Why Would We Need That?)

Can We Eliminate 19 Million Pounds of Single-Use Plastic By Using New Condiments?

When you eat at a diner, a burger joint, or just about anywhere with American food, a bottle of ketchup is sure to be found. There is almost certainly a bottle of it in your fridge right now. This sweet-savory, lycopene-filled condiment almost always comes packaged in a single-use plastic bottle (or, in those plastic single-serving packets). This might not seem like such a problem … Continue reading Can We Eliminate 19 Million Pounds of Single-Use Plastic By Using New Condiments?

The World’s Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates has an arid, desert climate, and therefore, this region imports about 85 percent of its fresh produce. To increase food security and sovereignty in this region, Crop One, a vertical farm company, and Emirates Flight Catering partnered to open the world’s largest vertical farm for growing fresh leafy greens. Officially opened today, the 330,000 square-foot facility (called ECO 1) is capable … Continue reading The World’s Largest Vertical Farm Opens in Dubai

Too Many Invasive Green Crabs? Turn Them Into Whiskey.

Invasive species can cause absolute chaos in local ecosystems, and one small creature doing exactly this is the green crab. In the 1800s, the green crab hitched a ride on European merchant ships to New England. To this day, 200 years later, this invasive species is destroying estuaries and kelp beds, and devouring clams and mussels (which are a key food source for other species). … Continue reading Too Many Invasive Green Crabs? Turn Them Into Whiskey.

Future of Coffee: Instant Cold Brew from Saturnbird

When it starts inching towards 80 degrees, reaching for hot coffee is an abomination. It’s mid-summer, and officially the season for cold brew and iced lattes. At Future Foodie, we think we may have found our favorite new product and drink of the summer: instant cold brew coffee from Saturnbird. SaturnBird is a coffee roaster based in Shanghai that began selling specialty coffee products (like … Continue reading Future of Coffee: Instant Cold Brew from Saturnbird