Korean barbecue madness. The locavore movement. Artisanal toast. Seaweed. The food truck as the casual usurper of the Michelin-starred restaurant. Food trends change so quickly that it is nearly impossible to keep up with them. Do you remember the Cronut? Have you heard that fonio is the next quinoa? Listening to a table of foodies get heated up about the latest fads in flavor is like listening to the banter at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. As chef and author Anthony Bourdain put it: “This is The Era of Crazed Oral Gratification.” Today, even average grocery shoppers are inundated with flavor trends better suited to science fiction. A bag of Southern Biscuits and Gravy Lays potato chips… really? It appears so. And it’s all part of the seismic food culture shift in America.