Instagram has completely changed the way we eat and that's not a good thing
Joanna Fantozzi, 2h, August 16, 2017, http://www.thisisinsider.com/h...he-way-we-eat-2017-8
The INSIDER Summary:
- For the past few years, food trends have become more and more focused on what's Instagrammable.
- Chefs, social media influencers, and marketing managers believe that for better or worse, Instagram has influenced how we eat.
- Viral foods are focused more on looks than taste, but many of these fads won't last.
From rainbow unicorn Frappuccinos to impossibly tall burgers dripping in cheese, trendy foods aimed at 20-somethings are now almost entirely focused on aesthetic and rarity.
Thanks to Instagram influencers and a host of foodie bloggers, food has become a clickable #StatusSymbol, and it's completely changing the way we eat. These days, many choose to wait in line for hours just to try the latest rainbow cookie dough burger (which doesn't actually exist yet, but just give it time), and post about it on social media. Whether it's actually tasty seems secondary.