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Top 100 Food Ideas in 2017

From Ancient Grain Snack Curls to Unicorn-Inspired Cannoli Desserts

— January 27, 2018 — Lifestyle
From ancient grain snack curls to unicorn-inspired cannoli desserts, the top 2017 food ideas reveal that consumers remain equally concerned with both the look and the nutritional value of the foods they consume.

On the one hand, the desire for wholesome, unprocessed foods remains strong among health-conscious consumers. This has led to the debut of products such as Simply7's non-GMO Quinoa Curls, Plant Snacks' hearty Cassava Crunch chips, and the That’s it. veggie-backed energy bars.

Of course, the desire for a clean-ingredient label is not the only concern consumers have when it comes to the food they buy. Indeed, the top 2017 food ideas reveal that Instagram-friendly aesthetics remain a key factor when it comes to a product's desirability. This has been most clearly demonstrated by a run of unicorn-inspired dishes, such as Gelso & Grand's Unicornnoli.
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International Flavor Canned Chilis
International Flavor Canned Chilis
The Grant's Foods Chili Products are Free from Preservatives
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99
Southern-Style QSR Sandwiches
Southern-Style QSR Sandwiches
The KFC Dirty Louisiana Burger is Available Only in New Zealand
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98
Spiced Autumnal Cereals
Spiced Autumnal Cereals
The Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch Cereal Celebrates Fall
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97
Baked Sweet Potato Kits
Baked Sweet Potato Kits
Popp Feinkost's Sweet Potato Meal is Paired with a Herb Curd Dip
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96
Natural Energy Fig Cookies
Natural Energy Fig Cookies
The Pamela’s Big Fig Bars are Certified Gluten-Free and Non-GMO
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95
Crispy Cookie Dessert Snacks
Crispy Cookie Dessert Snacks
The Almondina Toastees are Made with Non-GMO Ingredients
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94
Crunchy Coconut Chia Snacks
Crunchy Coconut Chia Snacks
The bare Organic Chia Coconut Bites are Made with Superfoods
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93
Chocolate Hazelnut Pastas
Chocolate Hazelnut Pastas
This Nutella Pasta Dish is in Honor of World Pasta Day on October 25
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92
Spicy Tuna Pouches
Spicy Tuna Pouches
Starkist Co. Created Single-Serve Tuna Packets with Tapatío Hot Sauce
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91
Spiced Farro Pilaf
Spiced Farro Pilaf
365 Everyday Value's Pilaf Puts a Savory Spin on Pumpkin Spice
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90
Festive Autumnal Salad Bowls
Festive Autumnal Salad Bowls
The Ready Pac Smoked Turkey Salad Bistro Bowl is a Healthy Choice
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89
Zesty Free-From Guacamoles
Zesty Free-From Guacamoles
The New Sabra Classic Guacamole with Lime is non-GMO and Kosher
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88
Pineapple Jerky Snacks
Pineapple Jerky Snacks
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. Makes a Sweet and Sour Meat-Free Jerky
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87
Repurposed Protein Cups
Repurposed Protein Cups
Planetarians Repurposes Food Waste, Plus Addresses Obesity and Nutrition
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86
Roasted Cocoa Breakfast Cereals
Roasted Cocoa Breakfast Cereals
The Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes will Release This November
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85
Alphabet-Inspired Slaw Salads
Alphabet-Inspired Slaw Salads
Trader Joe's 'ABC+K Slaw' Introduces a Non-Cabbage Alternative
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84
Rosemary Popcorn Snacks
Rosemary Popcorn Snacks
The Newest Smartfood Delight Flavor is Herb-Based
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83
Plant-Based Frozen Meals
Plant-Based Frozen Meals
PlantPure's Meal Kits are in Line with Findings from The China Study
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82
Asian-Inspired Broths
Asian-Inspired Broths
McCormick's Versatile Asian Broths Can Be Used in Soups, Stews and Sautées
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81
Melting Chocolate Snack Cakes
Melting Chocolate Snack Cakes
The Hostess Molten Lava Ding Dongs are Microwaveable Treat
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80
Cheese-Infused Bagel Snacks
Cheese-Infused Bagel Snacks
The Nancy's Petite Stuffed Bagels are Packed with Cream Cheese
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79
Fall Dessert Protein Bars
Fall Dessert Protein Bars
The ONE Pumpkin Pie Bar Contains Just One Gram of Sugar
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78
Cake-Flavored Protein Bars
Cake-Flavored Protein Bars
ONE Bars' Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Bar Boasts 20 Grams of Protein
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77
Cinnamon Popcorn Flavors
Cinnamon Popcorn Flavors
Pipcorn's Mini Popcorn Snacks are Naturally Sweetened with Cane Sugar
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76
Milk-Infused Snack Cakes
Milk-Infused Snack Cakes
The Prairie Farms Milk Snack Lets You Enjoy Chocolate Cake Anywhere
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75
International Flavor Meal Kits
International Flavor Meal Kits
The New Taylor Farms Stir Fry Kits are Quick to Prepare and Enjoy
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74
Crispy Chocolate Bar Snacks
Crispy Chocolate Bar Snacks
The Snickers Peanut Butter Crisper is a Cold Weather Candy Treat
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73
Small-Batch Seed Snacks
Small-Batch Seed Snacks
The Health Warrior Caramel Sea Salt Chia Bar Contains Just 100 Calories
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72
Ramen Ice Cream Pints
Ramen Ice Cream Pints
Namco's 'Baby Star on Ice' Features Baby Star Noodles Mixed into Ice Cream
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71
Chip-Flavored Peanuts
Chip-Flavored Peanuts
The Doritos Crunch Mix is Packed with Protein and Flavor
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70
Veggie-Enriched Pasta Sauces
Veggie-Enriched Pasta Sauces
The Bertolli Rustic Cut Pasta Sauces are Chocked Full of Vegetables
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69
Breaded Avocado Snacks
Breaded Avocado Snacks
Farm Rich's Avocado Slices are Covered in a Crispy Coating
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68
Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
The Starbucks Chicken Caprese Panini is Here for a Limited Time
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67
Cubed Chicken Snacks
Cubed Chicken Snacks
Micarna's 'Chickies' Introduce a Portable Diced Poultry Snack
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66
Savory QSR Breakfast Bowls
Savory QSR Breakfast Bowls
The Krystal Loaded Hashbrown Scrambler Breakfast Bowl is Convenient
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65
Vegetable-Rich Pasta Snacks
Vegetable-Rich Pasta Snacks
Vintage Italia's Veggie Pasta Chips Reinvent a Familiar Comfort Food
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64
Veggie-Rich Kids Meals
Veggie-Rich Kids Meals
Kidfresh's Comfort Foods are Packed with Hidden Vegetable Ingredients
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63
Maca-Infused Dairy Products
Maca-Infused Dairy Products
The MOO Blueberry & Maca Power Yoghurt Supports Your Energy Level
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62
Microwavable Millet Meals
Microwavable Millet Meals
Hilary's Millet-Based Frozen Healthy Meals are Free from Gluten
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61
Deep Fried Turkey Sandwiches
Deep Fried Turkey Sandwiches
These Arby's Sandwiches are a New Twist on the Seasonal Dish
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60
Savory Crisp Pork Snacks
Savory Crisp Pork Snacks
The Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds Come in Four Flavor Options
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59
Mystery Halloween Candies
Mystery Halloween Candies
HI-CHEW is Introducing a Sweet and Sour Mystery Candy Product
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58
Seasonal Vegetable-Infused Chips
Seasonal Vegetable-Infused Chips
The Sun Chips Sweet Potato Flavor is Made with 100% Whole Grains
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57
Premium Prepackaged Noodle Bowls
Premium Prepackaged Noodle Bowls
The Blount Fine Foods Chicken Ramen Bowl is Ready in 3 Minutes
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56
Two-Ingredient Hot Cereals
Two-Ingredient Hot Cereals
This Cereal Introduces Quinoa and Rice Grains for for Breakfast
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Beautifying Vegan Energy Bars
Beautifying Vegan Energy Bars
THE BAR by the SKINny experts Supports Beauty from the Inside Out
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54
Puffed Pasta Snacks
Puffed Pasta Snacks
The Vintage Italia Bow Tie Pasta Chip Snacks are Crunchy and Satisfying
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53
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
Fried Mashed Potato Balls
KFC Australia is Serving Deep-Fried, Breaded 'Gravy Mashies'
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52
Sustainable Organic Dessert Bites
Sustainable Organic Dessert Bites
The Alter Eco Coconut Clusters are Sustainable and Fair Trade
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Flavorful Healthy Ingredient Snacks
Flavorful Healthy Ingredient Snacks
The Well&Truly Snacks are Low in Calories and Natural
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50
Sustainability-Focused Chips
Sustainability-Focused Chips
Late July Snacks Donates Profits to Sustainable Food Initiatives
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49
Brain-Nourishing Snack Bars
Brain-Nourishing Snack Bars
The IQ Bars are Packed with Healthful Ingredients to Fuel Your Mind
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48
Sleep Aid Granola Bars
Sleep Aid Granola Bars
The 'Snooze Snack' is a Snack for Sleep with Rest-Inducing Ingredients
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47
Yuca Root Chips
Yuca Root Chips
Plant Snacks' 'Cassava Crunch' Chips are Made with an Alternative Root Vegetable
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46
Cold Weather Dessert Dips
Cold Weather Dessert Dips
The Stonemill Kitchens Dessert Dips are Ready for Fall and Winter
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Frozen Cheese Macaroni Snacks
Frozen Cheese Macaroni Snacks
The Frozen Mac n' Cheetos are Now Available at Grocery Stores
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Artisanal Cured Meat Snacks
Artisanal Cured Meat Snacks
The Piller's Fine Foods Salami Chips and Whips are High-Quality
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Spicy Condiment Snack Chips
Spicy Condiment Snack Chips
The Doritos Wasabi Tortilla Chips are Available for a Limited-Time
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Stuffed Bagel Hybrids
Stuffed Bagel Hybrids
The 'Baogel' is a Bagel and Bao Bun Hybrid from NYC's Black Seed Bagels
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Ancient Grain Snack Curls
Ancient Grain Snack Curls
The Simply7 Quinoa Curls are a Tasty Alternative to Traditional Snacks
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Sodium-Reduced Instant Noodles
Sodium-Reduced Instant Noodles
The Nissin Top Ramen is Now Free From Artificial Flavors and MSG
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Food Truck-Inspired Sandwiches
Food Truck-Inspired Sandwiches
The Jack in the Box Food Truck Series is Being Test Marketed
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Pre-Measured Meal Kits
Pre-Measured Meal Kits
Ralphs' 'Prep+Pared' Prepared Meal Kits Simplify Preparation
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Mature Consumer Chocolate Bars
Mature Consumer Chocolate Bars
Twix Dark is a More Refined Take on the Brand's Original Candy Bar
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Vegetable-Based Paleo Snacks
Vegetable-Based Paleo Snacks
Innate's Food Products are Based in Natural, Nutritious Ingredients
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Superfood Snack Chips
Superfood Snack Chips
The Burts Chips Quinoa Crinkles are a Healthy Chip Alternative
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Farming Cooperative Meat Products
Farming Cooperative Meat Products
First Light Ltd. Offers Meats That Have Been Ethically Farmed
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Aphrodisiacal Cannabis Chocolates
Aphrodisiacal Cannabis Chocolates
Edibles Company 1906 has Unveiled Its 'High Love' Chocolates
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Low-Cost Folded Breakfast Sandwiches
Low-Cost Folded Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Jack in the Box Breakfast Pockets are Easy to Enjoy
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Unicorn-Inspired Cannoli Desserts
Unicorn-Inspired Cannoli Desserts
The Unicornnoli Puts a Rainbow Twist on an Italian Dessert
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Waste-Reducing Fruit Snacks
Waste-Reducing Fruit Snacks
The 'Barnana' Snacks are Made from Imperfect Bananas
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Jerky Snack Bars
Jerky Snack Bars
PowerBar's 'Jerky & Nut' Snack Bar Includes a Mix of Meat, Nuts and Seeds
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Revitalized Marshmallow-Only Cereals
Revitalized Marshmallow-Only Cereals
General Mills Released 10,000 Boxes of Special Lucky Charms
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Millennial Pink Chocolates
Millennial Pink Chocolates
Barry Callebaut Has Created 'Ruby Chocolate'
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Artistic Chocolate Truffles
Artistic Chocolate Truffles
Yountville's Kollar Chocolates Serves Up Instagram-Worthy Truffles
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French Fry Forks
French Fry Forks
McDonald's Signature Crafted Recipes Come with Unique Fast Food Fork
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Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Artisanal Animal Lollipops
Ameshin Specializes in Creating Intricate Lollipop Art Sculptures
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Artisanal Local Ingredient Dips
Artisanal Local Ingredient Dips
'Double Dips' are Made with Ingredients Sourced from the Community
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Glittering Ketchup Condiments
Glittering Ketchup Condiments
German Mustard Producer Bautz'ner is Releasing a Unicorn Ketchup
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Coffee-Filled Dessert Cones
Coffee-Filled Dessert Cones
Japan's Coffee Cones are the Latest Caffeine Craze
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Sprayable BBQ Sauces
Sprayable BBQ Sauces
Zach's Wing Sauce Introduces a Simple and Clean New Way to Flavor Dishes
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High-End Donut Collections
High-End Donut Collections
This Krispy Kreme Line of Donuts was Served at Selfridges
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Social Media-Friendly Desserts
Social Media-Friendly Desserts
Häagen Dazs Has Rebranded To Offer a Bold, Contemporary New Look
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Ice Cream-Filled Donuts
Ice Cream-Filled Donuts
B Sweet Dessert Bar Makes Heat-Sealed Donuts Called 'Halos'
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Fried Chicken Bouquets
Fried Chicken Bouquets
KFC New Zealand Handed Out 20 Bouquets for Valentine's Day
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Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Coisof Created a Soft Serve Treat with Instagram Users in Mind
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Fast Food Mooncakes
Fast Food Mooncakes
McDonald's is Now Boxing Baked Mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival
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Smoothie-Inspired Toast Spreads
Smoothie-Inspired Toast Spreads
'SMUUS' Makes Spicy Fruit & Veggie "Smoothies" for Bread
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12
Graffiti Chocolate Bars
Graffiti Chocolate Bars
Compartes' Art-Inspired Chocolate Bar Has Hand-Sprayed Edible Splashes
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All-Black Ice Cream Cones
All-Black Ice Cream Cones
LA's Little Damage Serves Waffle Cones Made with Charcoal
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10
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
Gourmet Emoji Desserts
The Doughnut Parlor's Poop Emoji Treat Targets Social Media Fans
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Raw Baby Food Subscriptions
Raw Baby Food Subscriptions
Raised Real Delivers Baby-Friendly Packets of Raw Meat and Veggies
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8
Refrigerated Snack Bars
Refrigerated Snack Bars
'Fresh Bar' is a Chilled Granola Bar Made from Fruit, Oats and Nuts
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Lite Protein-Rich Ice Creams
Lite Protein-Rich Ice Creams
Pints of Low Cow Lite Ice Cream Boast Under 300 Calories
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Intricate Architectural Pastries
Intricate Architectural Pastries
'Kinetic Tarts' Transform Architectural Concepts into Cakes
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5
Assorted Snack Packs
Assorted Snack Packs
Ready Pac Foods' 'Ready Snax' Provide Sweet and Savory Options
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4
Adaptogenic Chocolate Bars
Adaptogenic Chocolate Bars
The Ingredients in These Chocolates Manage Bodily Stress Responses
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3
Vegetable Snack Bars
Vegetable Snack Bars
'That's it.' Veggie Bars Contain Only Five Simple Ingredients
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2
Heat-and-Eat Supermarket Meals
Heat-and-Eat Supermarket Meals
The 'Eat Fit Go' Meals Can Be Taken Home and Consumed Immediately
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Foodie-Focused Meal Brands
Foodie-Focused Meal Brands
'Simply Good' Offers Quality Food That Makes for Easy Cooking
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