Are Alcohol-Free Spirits Actually a Legit Replacement?

There are so many bad things about alcohol. Hangovers, splitting migraines, telling your situationship you have feelings for them, embarrassing flashbacks from the night before that haunt you for weeks on end. We could go on, but its Dry January, so we’d rather enjoy all the positives of not drinking alcohol. Opting for a sparkling water with lime or mocktail is always an option when … Continue reading Are Alcohol-Free Spirits Actually a Legit Replacement?

We Tried The World’s First Cultivated Caviar From Optimized Foods

Caviar is the unofficial food of the upper class, especially when paired alongside champagne. Besides being expensive and inaccessible (typically ranging from $90-$200 per tin), the other issue with caviar is that it is not a very sustainable food. At one point, the demand for caviar nearly caused the extinction of a species of sturgeon, which is the fish that “true” caviar comes from. If … Continue reading We Tried The World’s First Cultivated Caviar From Optimized Foods

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 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

Sampling Voyage Foods’ Nut-Free Spread Made from Legumes and Grains

At Future Foodie, our favorite thing is trying innovative, novel products that use alternative ingredients with the planet (and our health) in mind. One company doing exactly this is called Voyage Foods, and this week we tried their nut-free spread. The company’s mission is to “future proof your favorite foods”, including coffee, cacao, and peanut butter. So what exactly is peanut-free spread? Here is what … Continue reading Sampling Voyage Foods’ Nut-Free Spread Made from Legumes and Grains

We Tried Bacon Made From Mycelium (and You Should Too)

Vegan bacon sucks. Until now. We are entering the plant-based 2.0 phase where meat alternatives are becoming more realistic, more nutritious, and tastier than the first products that rolled into the market. MyForest Foods is one of the companies making much better meat alternatives. Using mycelium, the root-like structure of mycelium, MyForest Foods produces a plant-based bacon product made with six simple ingredients (mycelium, beet … Continue reading We Tried Bacon Made From Mycelium (and You Should Too)

I Tried A Celebrity’s “Hot Girl Chocolates” – And I’m Obssesed

When a PR firm asks if you want to try chocolates that boost energy, concentration, and metabolism, you say yes. I had the opportunity to try Energy Bites from Sourse, a new functional chocolate brand co-founded by actress Sarah Hyland (best known for her role in Modern Family), and I couldn’t stop eating them. I’m picky about both the chocolate and caffeine I consume; I … Continue reading I Tried A Celebrity’s “Hot Girl Chocolates” – And I’m Obssesed