It’s clear that Millennials and Boomers have different tastes and preferences. And when it comes to soup, there’s plenty simmering below the surface. Millennials are all about those fresh, farm-to-table ingredients. Boomers tend to reach for the trusty canned variety. Canner soup is ready to eat; no preparation is needed. Millennials crave the taste of freshness, opting for soups made with carefully selected, freshly prepared ingredients.
Whipping up delicious homemade soup is the easiest thing in the world. Why settle for the metallic tang of aluminum? Plus, canned soup is loaded with sodium and packed with preservatives. Not to mention the potential health risks associated with BPA, a common chemical found in canned foods.
Boomers, this one is unforgivable. Think of how many paper napkins you have to go through in one meal. Like a bajillion! The oceans are choking, and you’re to blame. New market research suggests that paper napkins are on the decline, and guess who's getting the blame (credit)? You guessed it—millennials.
The age-old tradition of napkins seems to be experiencing a shift, and millennials are at the forefront of the revolution. It seems that people believe paper towels can easily replace paper napkins when the budget is a concern or cloth napkins if environmental worries take precedence. Hopefully, the world will adopt cloth napkins en-masse in due course.
If you’re a Boomer, chances are that you’re deeply nostalgic for brands like Kellogg's Frosted Flakes K and Hostess. And when Saturday mornings meant plopping down in front of the TV, eyes glued to the screen, and a bowl of cereal in hand. But let's take a moment to talk about the most snooze-worthy cereal to ever grace our breakfast bowls: cornflakes.
Admit it - cornflakes are the epitome of blandness. These toasted, flavorless flakes of corn put up zero excitement for the taste buds. We don’t get the appeal of a sad, soggy puddle of flavorless sorrow in milk.
Meat and Potatoes
Who needs a balanced diet when you can have a feast fit for a king? The Boomer mantra is more stodge, more meat, more carbs, please! Honestly, who can blame them? This generation lived through war rations, where every morsel counted. Vegetables? What vegetables? Unsurprisingly, this is a Millennial’s worst nightmare.
Meat and potatoes are alright together, and there are surely much worse foods out there. Still, this dish is screaming for fiber - even a leaf of some sort will do. Excessive red meat consumption and starchy carbs are not your best friends. Consider a humble lettuce leaf or two, just to balance things out.
Processed Cheese Products
Does cheese really need to be individually wrapped in plastic? We think not! It's the epitome of wastefulness, and our planet and palates need a revolution. Millennials can’t get enough of cheese boards and the joy of slicing and dicing real cheese. Unsurprisingly, popular processed cheese products have seen a decrease in their sales over the last few years.
Millennials are opting for fresh local cheese with ingredients that they recognize and can pronounce. It's time to give processed cheese the boot. Embrace the unadulterated goodness of the real thing. Make a difference, one glorious cheese board at a time.