It’s that time of year when food and beverage authorities make their predictions for what will be trending the upcoming year. No surprise, plant-based, keto and immunity are the consensus.
Flavor forecasts are typically not category specific, so I like to review them and make them relevant to dairy. That’s the topic for today.
But first, on a lighter note (because the emergence of the omicron variant and Thanksgiving COVID cases has many of us very stressed out)…
Yesterday--as was February 12th of this year--was 12022021. It’s a very rare date, and lucky us got to experience it twice this year! It is both a palindrome (reads the same backward as forward) and an ambigram, which is this case, it reads the same right side up and upside down (when viewed in digital typeface).
If you use a zero with the month, February 2nd of last year provided the same phenomenon: 02022020. It was actually a “universal palindrome” because it reads the same whether written as month/day/year or day/month/year. The last universal palindrome occurred on 11/11/1111. The next one won’t come until 12/12/2121. (I hope the future is warned what comes next.)