“You are what you eat,” the saying goes. Well, until Google showed up. Now it’s definitely more, “You are what you search.”
And every December, we get a peek into our collective souls when Google releases its year-in-review data, the Year in Search. It details all the people, places, and happenings we, well, Google throughout the year—and you can bet we’re all looking for food.
We took a peek at the top 10 foods users in the United States searched for in 2018, and it’s quite a mix: Magical, multicolored unicorn-themed cakes top the list while a dramatic year of romaine recalls pushed the lettuce into a No. 2 slot. The ketogenic diet dominated the nation’s search history this year with five of the top ten results, and we were excited to see the Korean condiment gochujang gain popularity.