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Top 100 Food Trends in 2016

From Sculptural Desserts to Multi-Ingredient Jam Tubes

— January 28, 2017 — Lifestyle
2016 food trends have seen the continuation of healthy consumption promotions and products, but some of the newer emerging patterns exist in the form of mainstream sculptural food presentations and novelty food items.

While food presentation has always been an important part of the art of cooking, until recently it was left to quality restaurants and chefs to turn food into art. Sculptural and artistic food trends can now be seen slipping into the mainstream, whether they are popularized on social media or offered in standard stores. Dinaro Kasko is a baker with sculptural desserts that have gone viral, with her creations taking the form of shapes that are almost unprecedented in the world of food presentation.

Novelty food products have been especially emphasized this year, with just one of the many examples being Meia Duzia's honey-based jam tubes. The jams are infused with many creative ingredients that include everything from pumpkin and orange, to lemon balm and pink pepper.

For those seeking more knowledge on what is to come in the food industry in the next year, Trend Hunter's 2017 Future Festival report is an essential guide.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Holiday Pie Chocolates
Holiday Pie Chocolates
Choc on Choc Creates Chocolate Mince Pies with Caramel Centers
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99
Chocolate-Flavored Corn Candies
Chocolate-Flavored Corn Candies
These Chocolates for Halloween Put a Spin on a Seasonal Favorite
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98
Fruit Salad-Flavored Gummies
Fruit Salad-Flavored Gummies
Tangerine's Mini Bon Bons Now Comes in a Sweet Fruit Salad Flavor
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97
Giftable Yogurt Containers
Giftable Yogurt Containers
The Collective Great Dairy's 'tub4grub' Introduces Food Sharing
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96
Artisanal Vanilla Collections
Artisanal Vanilla Collections
These Vanilla Products are Accommodating of Dietary Restrictions
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95
Cold Weather Snack Chips
Cold Weather Snack Chips
The Jackson's Honest Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips are Savory
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94
Sun-Dried Tomato Condiments
Sun-Dried Tomato Condiments
The Kraft Heinz Company Has a New Ketchup Flavor for Summer
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93
Tea-Infused Jams
Tea-Infused Jams
These Jams Offer a Range of Tea-Inspired Flavors
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92
Fava Bean Granolas
Fava Bean Granolas
Fava Mill's Granola Mixes Blend Oat Flakes and Fava Bean Flour
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91
Portable Kale Snacks
Portable Kale Snacks
Gorilly Goods' 'Hillside' Snack Provides a Taste of Seeds and Greens
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90
Dairy-Free Breakfast Porridges
Dairy-Free Breakfast Porridges
The Rude Health Porridge Oats are Flavored with Hazelnut Butter
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89
Growth Hormone-Free Dips
Growth Hormone-Free Dips
The Prairie Farms Chef’s Splendor Dip Sauces are Naturally Delicious
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88
Apple-Shaped Caramel Chocolates
Apple-Shaped Caramel Chocolates
This Hershey's Chocolate is Branded to Remind of a Candy Apple
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87
Seasoned Breadstick Snacks
Seasoned Breadstick Snacks
These Bite-Sized Breadsticks are Made for On-the-Go Snacking
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86
Sorghum Grain Pretzels
Sorghum Grain Pretzels
Quinn's New Gluten-Free Pretzels are Made from Whole Grain Sorghum
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85
Goat Hair Baby Brushes
Goat Hair Baby Brushes
The BerryBest Baby Hair Brush is Created Using Natural Materials
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84
Ancient Grain Infant Foods
Ancient Grain Infant Foods
The Little Duck Organics Mighty Oats Cereal is Certified Organic
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83
Potato Pastry Ice Creams
Potato Pastry Ice Creams
This Sweet Potato Dessert Flavor Includes Chocolate and Pastry Pieces
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82
Chilled Goat Cheese Desserts
Chilled Goat Cheese Desserts
This Goat Cheese Dessert from Juli's Takes the Form of an Ice Cream
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81
Middle Eastern Breakfast Bowls
Middle Eastern Breakfast Bowls
Wildflower Bread Company is Serving Up a Tasty Middle Eastern Dish
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80
Cramp-Reducing Chocolates
Cramp-Reducing Chocolates
'Chocolate with Love' Has Released a Product for Women with Periods
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79
Nutty Jerky Packets
Nutty Jerky Packets
Oberto's Newest Product Revamps a Classic Snack for Hiking
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78
Pea-Based Cookies
Pea-Based Cookies
'Green Pea Cookie' Makes Flavorful Cookies with Vegetables in Them
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77
Probiotic Fruit Gummies
Probiotic Fruit Gummies
The Tiny Gummies are Made with Active Cultures to Support Digestive Health
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76
Authentic Drinking Chocolates
Authentic Drinking Chocolates
These Hot Chocolate Products are Infused With Different Flavors
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75
Dog-Friendly Cookie Mixes
Dog-Friendly Cookie Mixes
This Mix for Carob Cookies from 'Puppy Cake' is Subtly Branded for Dogs
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74
Minimalist Gourmet Pasta Branding
Minimalist Gourmet Pasta Branding
These Boxes Were Designed to Make Their Contents Look Luxurious
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73
Wintergreen Marshmallow Ice Creams
Wintergreen Marshmallow Ice Creams
This Ice Cream Flavor Aims to Replicate Root Beer Floats
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72
Cake Mug Subscriptions
Cake Mug Subscriptions
'Mug Made' Offers Weekly Cake-in-a-Cup Ingredients to Members
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71
Vibrant Seed-Packed Breads
Vibrant Seed-Packed Breads
This Bread Branding Touts the Flavors of Its Contents
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70
Fermented Hot Sauces
Fermented Hot Sauces
BAO's Healthy Hot Sauce Products are Cultured for Easy Digestion
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69
Natural Protein Probiotic Drinks
Natural Protein Probiotic Drinks
The Lifeway Salted Caramel Protein Kefir is High in Calcium
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68
Guiltless Health Chocolate
Guiltless Health Chocolate
Innocent Chocolate is Free of Dairy, Sugar and Carbs
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67
Miniature Popcorn Packets
Miniature Popcorn Packets
Our Little Rebellion is Offering PopCorners Minis for the Holiday Season
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66
Oatmeal Breakfast Lattes
Oatmeal Breakfast Lattes
This David's Tea Latte Drink Boasts Satiating Ingredients and Toppings
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65
Breakfast Tater Tots
Breakfast Tater Tots
McDonald's Hash Browns Have Been Transformed into Bite-Sized Snacks
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64
Quick Preparation Meal Kits
Quick Preparation Meal Kits
The Dinner Hero Cooking Kits Create Fresh Meals within 30-Minutes
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63
Hanukkah-Inspired Desserts
Hanukkah-Inspired Desserts
These Holiday Ice Cream Desserts Have Alternative Festive Flavors
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62
Gradient Chocolate Libraries
Gradient Chocolate Libraries
'Green & Black's' New Chocolate Packaging Reveals Stacked Flavors
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61
Chardonnay Cotton Candy
Chardonnay Cotton Candy
Chocolate Storybook Offers Alcohol-Inspired Cotton Candy Flavors
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60
Artisan Grain Breakfast Bowls
Artisan Grain Breakfast Bowls
Melanie's Medleys Makes Nourishing Ready-to-Eat Breakfasts
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59
Sandwich-Inspired Potato Chips
Sandwich-Inspired Potato Chips
Walkers' Potato Chip Snack Line Takes Inspiration from Sandwiches
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58
Single-Serve Oil Packets
Single-Serve Oil Packets
Bellucci is Now Producing Individual Oil Sachets for On-the-Go Use
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57
Immune-Boosting Yogurts
Immune-Boosting Yogurts
Imunia's Yogurt for Health is Designed to Strengthen One's Immunity
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56
Sugar-Free Wellness Chocolates
Sugar-Free Wellness Chocolates
MAZA Chocolate is Sweetened with Nothing but Organic Palmyra Nectar
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55
Hazelnut Butter Snacks
Hazelnut Butter Snacks
This Snack Pack Provides the Perfect Combination of Sweet and Savory
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54
Hair Health Nut Snacks
Hair Health Nut Snacks
This Yo' Nuts Product Provides a Nourishing Blend of Nuts for Hair
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53
Thai Pumpkin Ice Creams
Thai Pumpkin Ice Creams
This Jeni's Ice Cream Flavor Tastes of Thai Curry and a Seasonal Gourd
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52
Cheese-Shaped Chocolate Boards
Cheese-Shaped Chocolate Boards
These Shaped Chocolate Creations from Choc on Choc Resemble Cheese
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51
Whipped Greek-Style Yogurts
Whipped Greek-Style Yogurts
The Oykos Whip'n'Mix Mousses Turn Yogurt into a Healthy Dessert
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50
Exotic Organic Coconut Jams
Exotic Organic Coconut Jams
The New Buko Foods Fruit Jams Blend Unexpected Flavor Profiles
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49
Cereal-Topped Blended Coffees
Cereal-Topped Blended Coffees
The Rad Coffee Cereal Coffees are Topped with Kids Cereal
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48
Cream-Topped Yogurts
Cream-Topped Yogurts
Maple Hill Creamery's Creamy Yogurt Flavors Boast Cream on Top
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47
Cheese-Filled Yogurt Cups
Cheese-Filled Yogurt Cups
CupFul's Newest TWAROG Product Blends Cheese and Yogurt
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46
Blue Herb Jams
Blue Herb Jams
This Blue Jam Preserve from JT & Associates Boasts an Unusual Hue
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45
Cheesy Lentil Chips
Cheesy Lentil Chips
The Daily Crave's Smoked Gouda Lentil Chips Help Satisfy Cheese Cravings
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44
Flavorfully Fermented Vegetables
Flavorfully Fermented Vegetables
Farmhouse Culture's Fermented Foods Include Leeks and Radishes
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43
Botanical Dried Fruit Branding
Botanical Dried Fruit Branding
This Collection of Fruits is Offered in Monochrome Packaging
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42
Custard-Yogurt Hybrids
Custard-Yogurt Hybrids
This Product by the Collective Dairy Blends Yogurt and Custard
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41
Beer-Inspired Candies
Beer-Inspired Candies
Swag Brewery's Beer Candy Appeal to Craft Beer Lovers Worldwide
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40
Digestion-Aiding Vegetable Chips
Digestion-Aiding Vegetable Chips
These Chips are Made with Probiotic-Rich Fermented Vegetables
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39
Frozen Artisanal Breads
Frozen Artisanal Breads
The La Brea Frozen Bakery Breads are Easy to Make at Home
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38
Breakfast-Themed Jerky Bites
Breakfast-Themed Jerky Bites
Jack Links' Breakfast Line Offers Sausage and Bacon Snacks
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37
Fortified Honey Products
Fortified Honey Products
Naturopathica's Honey for Health is Enriched with Herbs and Spices
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36
Purist Ice Creams
Purist Ice Creams
Betterwith Brands Its Product as "100% Honest Ice Cream"
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35
Assorted Snack Packs
Assorted Snack Packs
Kerry Ireland's 'Scoffies' Pair Fruit, Chocolate, Cheese and Crackers
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34
Small-Batch Ice Creams
Small-Batch Ice Creams
'Phin & Phebes' Ice Cream Products are Created with Real Ingredients
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33
Craft Beer Potato Chips
Craft Beer Potato Chips
St. Erik's Brewery Made These Expensive Potato Chips to Go with Its Beer
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32
Decadent Dessert Bagels
Decadent Dessert Bagels
'The Bagel Nook' Offers Sweet Bagel Treats with Micro Batch Cream Cheeses
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31
DIY Yogurt-Making Appliances
DIY Yogurt-Making Appliances
The Gourmia Digital Yogurt Maker Makes Yogurt Making Economical
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30
Batch-Fried Artisanal Chips
Batch-Fried Artisanal Chips
These Potato Chips Target the Growing Italian Snacks Market
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29
Dessert-Flavored Protein Shakes
Dessert-Flavored Protein Shakes
The Üfit Protein Drinks Now Come in Decadent New Flavors
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28
Plant-Based Yogurts
Plant-Based Yogurts
The Good Karma Dairy-Free Vegan Yogurts are Made with Flaxmilk
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27
Energy-Boosting Breakfast Bowls
Energy-Boosting Breakfast Bowls
Freshii's New Breakfast Bowls Cater to the Early Morning Crowd
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26
Illustrated Preserve Packaging
Illustrated Preserve Packaging
This Illustrated Packaging Gives Personality to the Food Products
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25
Small-Batch Chocolate Shops
Small-Batch Chocolate Shops
Brooklyn's FINE & Raw Makes Artisan Treats from Conscious Ingredients
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24
Indulgent Yogurt Cups
Indulgent Yogurt Cups
Gevina's 'Greek Crunch' Range Provides Flavorful Yogurt Toppings
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23
Rustic Yogurt Pouches
Rustic Yogurt Pouches
These Yogurt Pouches Can Be Consumed On the Go
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22
Superfood Frozen Smoothie Kits
Superfood Frozen Smoothie Kits
The PACK'D Health Smoothies Come Ready to Blend and Drink
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21
Miniature Chocolate Snacks
Miniature Chocolate Snacks
V-Chocolat Offers Small Chocolates for Bite-Sized Tastes of Indulgence
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20
Olive Oil Popcorn Snacks
Olive Oil Popcorn Snacks
The Little Kernel Mini Popcorn Snacks are GMO-Free and Kosher
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19
Tasty Confectionery Snack Packaging
Tasty Confectionery Snack Packaging
'Chowza!' Confections are Crispy Snacks with a Sweet Twist
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18
Raw Grocery Branding
Raw Grocery Branding
'Food Field' Organic Market's Branding Offers a Fresh, Minimalist Aesthetic
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17
Luxury Vegan Chocolates
Luxury Vegan Chocolates
This Luxury Chocolate Offers a Wide Range of Flavors
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16
Festive Gelato Jars
Festive Gelato Jars
This Holiday 'Fiasco Gelato' Collection Offers a Homemade Aesthetic
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15
Detachable Yogurt Spoons
Detachable Yogurt Spoons
'The Clever House' Created Spoons for On-the-Go Snacks
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14
Whipped Chocolate Butter
Whipped Chocolate Butter
Lewis Road Creamery's 'Chocolate Butter' Blends a Sweet Spread and Dairy
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13
Transparent Chocolate Packaging
Transparent Chocolate Packaging
'Full of Flavor' Uses Illustrations to Represent Its Contents
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12
Fiber-Infused Chia Juices
Fiber-Infused Chia Juices
This Juice Subscription Service Offers Dynamic Ingredients
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11
Architectural Chocolate Branding
Architectural Chocolate Branding
The 'Choco & Co' Brand Was Inspired by Building Materials
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10
Fruit-Flavored Croissants
Fruit-Flavored Croissants
'La Grange du Boulanger' Offers Sweet and Savory Fruity Croissants
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9
Prepackaged Smoothie Bowls
Prepackaged Smoothie Bowls
Avoke Created the First-Ever Portable 'Spoonable' Smoothie Bowl
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8
Culturally Inspired Condiments
Culturally Inspired Condiments
These Diverse Condiments are Inspired by the Community of Atlanta
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7
Gourmet Popsicle Shops
Gourmet Popsicle Shops
'The Pop Parlour' Serve Up Artisan Ice Pops in Orlando
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6
Popped Cheese Snacks
Popped Cheese Snacks
'Cheesepop' is an Innovative Snack Cheese That's Like Popcorn
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5
Honey-Based Jam Tubes
Honey-Based Jam Tubes
This Jam Packaging Was Inspired by Oil Paint
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4
Tapas-Inspired Snack Packs
Tapas-Inspired Snack Packs
Hillshire's New Snacks Play on the Popularity of Small Plates
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3
Salad Topping Kits
Salad Topping Kits
'My Salad Bar' from Truly Good Foods Offers Assorted Salad Toppings
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2
Microwaveable Veggie-Steaming Packaging
Microwaveable Veggie-Steaming Packaging
The Season & Steam Steamed Vegetables are Easy to Prepare
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1
Sculptural Dessert Designs
Sculptural Dessert Designs
Designer and Baker Dinara Kasko Creates Uniquely Shaped Desserts
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