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Care to take a guess at what the hottest food trends for 2017 are?

This year food trends all boil down to the four C’s: color, cleanse, customize, and confection.

Color 

Your Instagram feed was covered with images of unicorn frappuccinos, mermaid toast and rainbow bagels. Because if it’s pretty, we’ll eat it.

And according to Whole Foods Market, purple is especially on trend for restaurants.

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“The power of purple goes beyond the vibrant color and often indicates nutrient density and antioxidants.”, says the grocery giant.

Cleanse 

The fresh-pressed juice industry has seen tremendous growth too. It last reported as a $3.4 billion industry according to Forbes. And it’s still growing as people become even more health conscious.

Customize 

“I’ll have the pepperoni pizza, but let’s add mushrooms, onions and olives too.”  Diners love customizing their food, which is why 5,000 new pizza restaurants have opened since 2012. – PMQ Pizza Magazine

Confection 

Sweets have dominated this year with over 200 million people who will consume doughnuts this year. – Statista

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In an ideal world, Melissa would be traveling the country in her vintage Airstream trailer filming silly videos about her adventures. When this Rhode Island native isn't taking in the outdoors, or satisfying her sweet tooth with all things Nutella, Melissa feels right at home producing marketing videos at Upserve.