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These Food Trends For 2016 Look Completely Delicious

12/03/2015 04:24 EST | Updated 12/03/2015 04:59 EST

As part of their annual trendspotting predictions, restaurant consultancy group Baum + Whiteman has released a list of food-related buzzwords and snack flavours they believe will become increasingly popular in 2016.

When it comes to snack foods, expect to see a major shift from sweet foods as sugar becomes vilified as "this year's culinary Satan."

When sweeteners are involved they'll be offset by spices, ethnic, bitter and sour flavours, predict Baum + Whiteman.

Snack flavours will also be amped up by different layers such as heat, smoke, and sweetness.

Look out for chili-citrus or mango-chili-lime potato chips for instance.

Beef jerky will also be used as a vehicle for innovative flavour pairings, such as honey jalapeno and bacon, cranberry jalapeno, buffalo chicken jerky.

Likewise, Millennials are driving up interest in plant-based proteins, resulting in the popularity of bean and lentil bars, as well as chickpea snacks.

Meanwhile, here's a selection of some of the buzzwords, concepts and ideas to look out for on restaurant menus over the next year:

Food Trends 2016