Survey: People Are Split On The Most Overrated Food And Drink Trend Of 2020

Some strange stuff happens when you stick people at home for hours (or months) at a time. Tiger King and pillow dresses aside, there were some food and drink trends that caught on like wildfire, too, and not necessarily the ones you'd expect (via Insider). Though we couldn't fit in all the food trends of 2020, including those tiny pancakes and banana bread, Mashed asked 656 people online what the most overrated of these crazes was in a year of overrated crazes.

First, the ones that got the fewest votes for being overhyped. It seems many people are comfortable onboard the sourdough train, because only 14.18 percent of respondents voted it most overrated. With nothing but time (and flour) on our hands, it seems natural for people to pick up a time-consuming, technically challenging pastime in the kitchen. Understandably, not that many respondents were opposed to boozy ice cream, either, because — come on, alcohol-infused ice cream?

Here are the three food trends people are done with

The other three food trends included in the survey are where the people seem to be most divided. At around 24, 22, and 21 percent disapproval each: hard seltzer, plant-based foods, and whipped coffee (aka Dalgona coffee) respectively are overdone, according to voters. 

Although it's unclear if an entire category of food or drink can really be considered if it appears to be here for the long run, (see: hard seltzer's popularity in 2019, that Vox reported on, and Well+Good's piece on plant-based foods from then), some of you have had enough.

As for whipped coffee, what's going on? If Reddit is anything to go by, someone is always around to shoot down a trend, and according to r/unpopularopinion, some people think Dalgona coffee does, indeed, suck. One writer for Australia's Broadsheet even spent days trying to improve the taste he concluded "looks great and tastes awful. It's acrid, ridiculously sweet, and, due to its thickness, lingers on your palate for much longer than a normal coffee." For the record, he ended up mixing Italian meringue with coffee made on a stovetop.