The Biggest Food Products of 2017
Hershey’s released its first new candy bar in 20 years, with this caramel crème creation, packed with peanuts and pretzels. Hershey’s Gold Bar, 24 count, $30 on amazon.com
Lays Taco Chips
Digital photo editor Arielle Cifuentes confessed that she would “live off of Lays Taco Chips if I could.” Lay's Potato Chips Crispy Taco, $2 on walmart.com
Shake Shack Chili Fries
A divinely delicious snack and a fast-food indulgence of the highest order. Yes, the chili fries are that good.
Starbuck’s Unicorn Frappuccino
Starbuck’s Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate
If you didn’t love Unicorn Frappuccino, your taste might be better represented in this newly-released Starbucks take on hot cocoa, the perfect winter time drink to keep you warm in the cold weather.
Rebbl Tumeric Lemon Tart
Osso Good Signature Bone Broth
Milk Bar Milkquake
The Birthday Cake flavor, served with a big pink straw and rainbow sprinkles in the cup, contains actual chunks of cake. Christina Tosi proves once again that she’s the queen of creating the ultimate dessert.
Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes
Nom Wah x Black Seed Baogel
Black Seed Bagel and Nom Wah Kuai collaborated on this heavenly creation—which is stuffed with sweet pork belly and served with chili cream cheese.
Salt + Sin Chocolate Bar
Good friends, travel buddies, and verbal sparring partners Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert ventured into the world of chocolate with fantastic results. Eclat Chocolate Salt & Sin Bar, $13 on williams-sonoma.com
Encore Las Vegas Impossible Burger Sliders
Big Gay Ice Cream Pints
The ice cream shop that still inspires lines down the block finally released pints.
Taco Bell Naked Egg Taco
Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
Meg Soll, one of Food & Wine's digital producers had this to say about Trader Joe’s sesame seasoning: “I’d eat this by the spoonful but society requires I sprinkle it on things, so I do. Wonderful on a mashed/baked potato, also eggs, hash browns, popcorn, even mac and cheese.”
McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce
People loved this throwback sauce so much this year they literally started riots trying to taste it.
Cheesecake Factory Funfetti Cake
Cheesecake Factory (which, take it from my personal experience, is actually an exceptionally satisfying dining experience) added a new flavor to its extensive cheesecake list this year, called “Celebration Cheesecake.”
Dominique Ansel’s Watermelon Soft Serve
Gik Blue Wine
Oprah Soups and Side Dishes
She’s on your television and newsstands, and now she can be in your kitchen too. Yes, Oprah, arguably the most famous television host on the planet, released her own line of soups and side dishes this year. The Food & Wine staff tried the entire line, in case you’re curious if you’ll love them as much as you love Oprah.O, That's Good! Three Cheese Pasta Side with Butternut Squash, $5 on amazon.com
Key Lime LaCroix
Hipster favorite LaCroix upgraded it’s original lime flavor this year. LaCroix Key Lime Sparkling Water, 8 pack, $4 on target.com
Edible Cookie Dough
Dessert had a big year in 2017, not least of all in the innovation of cookie dough that you can safely eat. The opening of DŌ in New York City solidified its position as a one of the trendiest treats of the year.
Cold Brew Pods
Skip the line at the artisan coffee shop, and make your own cold brew at home with these pods. It's as easy as making iced tea. Dunkin' Donuts Cold Brew Coffee, pack of two, $37 on amazon.com