Trends we spotted | Week 43


At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

With this week a link to an article about a Boba Cruffin, it is made in Toronto at Bake Code! And in Tokyo you can drink tea or coffee and in the meanwhile feed or cuddle a hedgehog!

In London, you can have your milk and a few other products delivered before 7 a.m. and Milk and More delivers with electric vans! We wonder whether we will get a milkman in the streets of the Netherlands again?

As of December 7th you can admire a “Gingerbread City” in London and in New York the new Conrad Midtown has created a toy paradise in one of their suites, in collaboration with FAO Schwarz.

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residence will open in Dubai in 2020, some more details in an article, like for example which chefs will open a restaurant in this project! And KFC sold ‘seasoned tickets’ in the ‘American footbal season’. Something for soccer fans? Want to get a meal from the snack bar at every match of your favourite team or the national team?

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Home milk delivery company uses electric vehicles with zero emissions

One of the UK’s leading home milk delivery companies recently introduced 200 electric milk floats to its fleet of vehicles. Milk & More is one of the UK-based companies helping revive the environmentally friendly system of milk delivered to the door. In addition to milk, a range of drinks including cordials, squashes, juices and smoothies is now available in reusable or recyclable glass bottles. A revival of traditional practices is taking place all over the world, as modern societies begin to understand how sustainable some of them once were and could be now. More information can be found at the website of Springwise.

Why should kids have all the fun? FAO Schwarz partners with Conrad New York for a toy-filled suite

Who wouldn’t want to live like Kevin McCallister (the boy in the Home Alone movies) in a swanky hotel room with unlimited comfort, candy, toys and more? You can now make this fantasy come true! Iconic toy company FAO Schwarz in New York City has partnered with the newly opened Conrad New York Midtown to create a special hotel suite immersed with oversized toys, baskets full of candy and experience even adults wouldn’t want to pass. More information on Luxury Launches, link in the title.

Boba Cruffin

Did you already hear from a cruffin? We didn’t! It’s a croissant-muffin hybrid created by Bake Code in Toronto. In this video by Thrillist Food & Drink, senior baker Dan Le explains how they’re made! It’s stuffed with custard, chatime milk tea and tapioca pearls. Who is going to make a likewise product in Europe?

The Harry Hedgehog Café | In Tokyo you can drink tea with tiny hedgehogs

Café Harry has opened its doors in Tokyo, this is not just a normal café. The guest can drink tea while holding a hedgehog, you can feed them too or simply have a cuddle buddy. When you love to hang out with hedgehogs, you need to visit café Harry Hedgehog.

Somerset House will open their Gingerbread city on December 7th in London

The Gingerbread City is run by the Museum of Architecture, with over one hundred architects, engineers, and designers roped in for a spot of candy construction. Biscuits, cakes, icing, strawberry laces, and sweets will all be employed as building materials, and some sixty structures will rise to the candyflossed heavens. Location Somerset House in London, check out the images of this sweets heaven on the website of SecretLdn.

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residence in Dubai

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai is crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, it will open late 2020. Located on the crescent of The Palm, two properties spanning 63 hectares of land and include over 92 swimming pools, 2km’s of beachfront in total, 45 restaurants and bars, including 8 celebrity chef restaurants and one leading international beach club and nightclub. The buildings will be 43 storeys high, the hotel located in the west wing of the development will introduce 795 guest rooms, including 693 ocean and palm rooms, 96 suites and six signature suites. The resort will feature two lounges; the Family Imperial Club and the Premium Imperial Club as well as 17 restaurants and bars and a chic infinity sky pool on level 22, 96 metres above The Palm. The lobby bar will be home to one of the largest jellyfish tanks in the world, housing approximately 2,000 jellyfish. At 37 storeys high, the private residences located in the east wing of the development mark a new generation of distinctive luxury apartments. The next restaurants will be in The Royal Atlantis Resort:

‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’

‘Jaleo by José Andrés’

‘Hakkasan’. Chef Tong Chee Hwee

‘Ariana’s Persian Kitchen’

‘La Mar by Gastón Acurio’

‘Estiatorio Milos by Costa Spiliadis’

Check out this video of The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residence.

KFC sold a chicken wing subscription

The chain needed less than two hours to sell out of its ‘Seasoned Tickets’ for 10 weeks’ worth of wings. KFC is taking its football season chicken wing strategy to the next level by going to the very place people get their game tickets: StubHub. The Louisville, Kentucky-based chicken chain is offering 10-week ‘Seasoned Tickets’ that give the buyer 48 chicken wings delivered to their home every week. On the 10th week, they get an extra 48 wings.

What sport season would work for a specialty subscription from your restaurant or snack bar?

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