There are plenty of reasons why TikTok might not be the best place to find cooking inspo. For one, ingredients creators prefer to eat stuff that tastes good or is also easy to make. Plus, you should learn how to cook something with a video that’s less than a minute long? It is beyond us.
But what we absolutely cannot deny is that the so-called ‘Food Tok’ is full of weird and often mouth-watering concoctions. In fact, in 2021, Tiktokers posted 43 . viewed the contents of One billion Times. Many recipes went viral, from simple things like ‘baked oats’ to diabetes-causing ‘ice cream cakes’.
All those 2021 trends have been compiled into a trend report by UK-based kitchen retailer Magnate, which outlined the 50 most-watched food trends on TikTok. Here are the top ten, along with a brief description of what each actually is:
1. CloudBread (#CloudBread, 3.3 billion views) A high-protein alternative to bread made with egg whites, sugar and cornstarch/cream of tartar. Basically a meringue.
2. Whipped Coffee (#WhippedCoffee, 2.4 billion views) Whisk together coffee powder, sugar, and hot water, then pour it over hot or cold milk.
3. Pancake Cereal (#PancakeCereal, 1.6 billion views) – little pancakes that you eat in a bowl with milk, like – you guessed it – cereal.
4. Frozen Honey (#FrozenHoney, 1.6 billion views) As written on the tin. A kind of ice cube.
5. Dalgona Candy (#DalgonaCandy, 1.4 billion views) – A Korean street snack with a symbol engraved on it. Inspired by squid game,
6. Feta Pasta (#FetaPasta, 1.1 billion views) Bake a piece of feta with some tomatoes and oil, then mash it with pasta.
7. Ice Cream Cake (#IceCreamCake, 1.1 billion views) – a cake with an ice cream ingredient or Cake made entirely of ice cream. We are not sure, it could be.
8. Nature’s Cereal (#NaturesCereal, 933.4 million views) – A bowl of different berries and/or other fruits in coconut water.
9. Baked Oats (#BakedOats, 929.2 million views) – Essentially an oat based cake.
10. Tangulu (#tangulu, 740.7 million views) A type of candied fruit snack that looks like Kind of like fake fruit, but it’s actually real.
While we’re here: We tried our hand at five viral TikTok recipes to see if they’re worth the hype.