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Top 100 Food Ideas in April

From Probiotic Oatmeal Cups to Waffled Fried Chicken Sandwiches

— April 29, 2018 — Lifestyle
From fermented veggies to fried chicken sandwiches, the April 2018 food trends reveal that consumers continue to look for healthier food options, while still indulging in the occasional over-the-top treat.

When it comes to eating healthier, there is a continued push for store-bought items that offer an extra nutritional boost. Whether it is protein-rich snacks such as Kashi's new Golean Peanut Butter Crunch cereal or gut-boosting breakfasts such as Bakery On Main's probiotic oatmeal cups, it is clear that consumers want to get the most out of everything they eat.

Despite the popularity of better-for-you products, the April 2018 food trends reveal that consumers have not completely shunned indulgent treats and over-the-top meals. For instance, Outback Steakhouse recently transformed it's calorie-rich Bloomin' Onion appetizer into the even more indulgent 3-Point Rib Bloom. Similarly, KFC's added a fluffy Belgian waffle to the middle of its deep-fried Double Down sandwich .
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BBQ-Style Waffle Fries
BBQ-Style Waffle Fries
Carl’s Jr.'s New Western Bacon Crisscuts Put a BBQ Twist on Waffle Fries
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99
Creamy Carrot Snack Cakes
Creamy Carrot Snack Cakes
Little Debbie's New Swiss Cake Rolls Come in a Carrot Cake Flavor
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98
Biscuit-Infused Ice Creams
Biscuit-Infused Ice Creams
Yogurtland's New Flavors Combine Ice Cream with Crunchy Cookie Pieces
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97
Chocolaty Marshmallow Cereals
Chocolaty Marshmallow Cereals
Chocolate Lucky Charms Put a Delicious Twist on a Breakfast Classic
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96
Fruity Spring-Inspired Pastries
Fruity Spring-Inspired Pastries
Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls with Strawberry & Cream are Tasty
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95
Reduced Fat Turkey Products
Reduced Fat Turkey Products
These New Options from JENNIE-O Come in 17 Varieties
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94
Nutty Plant Protein Cereals
Nutty Plant Protein Cereals
The Kashi Golean Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal is Healthy and Tasty
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93
Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
These White Chocolate Covered Lemon Oreo Cookies are Indulgent
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92
Fruity Peach Cereals
Fruity Peach Cereals
Peach Cheerios Put a Springtime Twist on a Popular Breakfast Cereal
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91
Caramelized Brown Sugar Sandwiches
Caramelized Brown Sugar Sandwiches
Dunkin' Donuts' New Sandwich Features Caramelized Bacon
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90
Pili Nut Yogurts
Pili Nut Yogurts
Lavva Makes Its Plant-Based Yogurt from the Vitamin E-Rich Pili Nut
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89
Ocean-Inspired Snack Chips
Ocean-Inspired Snack Chips
The New Cape Cod Waves Potato Chips Have a Rigid, Thick-Cut Style
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88
Protein-Rich Meat Substitutes
Protein-Rich Meat Substitutes
Dr. Praeger's 'Pure Plant Protein' is a New Meatless Product Line
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87
Donut-Flavored Popcorns
Donut-Flavored Popcorns
The Krispy Kreme 'Original Glazed' Popcorn is Available Only in the UK
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86
Berry-Infused Chocolates
Berry-Infused Chocolates
Kind Snacks' Pressed by Kind Bar Contains a Serving of Fruit
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85
Family-Friendly Mediterranean Dinners
Family-Friendly Mediterranean Dinners
Zoës Kitchen is Offering 3 New Mediterranean Family Dinners
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84
All-Vegan Vietnamese Soups
All-Vegan Vietnamese Soups
Naughty Noah’s Makes Entirely Plant-Based Pho Noodle Cups
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83
Minty High-Protein Bars
Minty High-Protein Bars
The "Better-for-You" Elevation Bar is Packed with 20 Grams of Protein
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82
Opulent Easter Dessert Boxes
Opulent Easter Dessert Boxes
The zChocolat Easter Chocolate Gift Boxes are Premium and Decadent
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81
Fermented Deliverable Pizza Doughs
Fermented Deliverable Pizza Doughs
72 Hr Pizza Delivers Fresh Uncooked Dough To Your Door
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80
Disney-Inspired Bottomless Brunches
Disney-Inspired Bottomless Brunches
'When You Wish Upon A Brunch' Takes Place at The Aeronaut
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79
Free-From Ramen Soups
Free-From Ramen Soups
Lotus Foods' Healthy Ramen Noodle Line is Vegan, Non-GMO and Gluten-Free
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78
Low-Sugar Protein Snacks
Low-Sugar Protein Snacks
The ONE Basix Bars are Free of Artificial Preservatives and Flavors
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77
Fermented Beet Supplements
Fermented Beet Supplements
The Nature’s Answer Whole Beets Supplement Supports Circulation
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Artisan-Inspired Dairy Products
Artisan-Inspired Dairy Products
These New Müller Yogurts Respond to Consumer Preferences
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75
Sandwich-Inspired Chocolate Bars
Sandwich-Inspired Chocolate Bars
The Organic OCHO PB&J Bar Features a Jam and Nut Butter Filling
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74
Candy Flavor Challenges
Candy Flavor Challenges
HI-CHEW's East Meets West Flavor Challenge Has Fans Decide a New US Flavor
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73
Protein-Rich Pudding Pouches
Protein-Rich Pudding Pouches
SmashPack Makes High-Protein, Low-Sugar Protein Puddings
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72
Cocktail-Inspired Easter Eggs
Cocktail-Inspired Easter Eggs
The Treat Kitchen Created the 'Gin and Tonic Easter Egg Pack'
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71
Nutty Easter Egg Donuts
Nutty Easter Egg Donuts
Krispy Kreme is Selling a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Donut This Easter
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70
Plant-Based Infant Food Lineups
Plant-Based Infant Food Lineups
These New Sprout Foods Products are All Organic
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69
Probiotic Oatmeal Cups
Probiotic Oatmeal Cups
Bakery On Main's Single-Serve Oatmeal Cups Boast Whole Grains & Protein
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68
Low-Cost Vegetarian Meals
Low-Cost Vegetarian Meals
The New Qdoba Vegetarian Menu is Competitively Priced and Healthy
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67
Donut-Infused Ice Creams
Donut-Infused Ice Creams
The ENLIGHTENED Glazed Donut Ice Cream is Just 80 Calories Per Serving
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66
Basketball Star-Designed Treats
Basketball Star-Designed Treats
Lebron James' New Treats for Kith are Luxurious and Unique
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65
Artisan Wrap Sandwich Menus
Artisan Wrap Sandwich Menus
The New Subway Signature Wraps Come in Three Varieties
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64
Vibrantly Rustic Cheese Packaging
Vibrantly Rustic Cheese Packaging
The Papa & Mamma Cheesano Cottage Cheese is Retro and Charming
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63
Charming New Year Desserts
Charming New Year Desserts
The Starbucks Korea Lucky Puppy Cupcakes Celebrate the Year of the Dog
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62
Vibrant Globally Inspired Entrees
Vibrant Globally Inspired Entrees
Grainful Offers a Bold Range of Healthy, Whole Grain-Based Meals
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61
Overloaded QSR Hot Dogs
Overloaded QSR Hot Dogs
The New Wienerschnitzel Chili Cheese Dogs are Indulgently Crafted
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60
Waffled Fried Chicken Sandwiches
Waffled Fried Chicken Sandwiches
KFC's Waffle Double Down is an Outrageous Take on Fried Chicken
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59
Excavation-Inspired Oil Packages
Excavation-Inspired Oil Packages
El Tresor's Packaging Unearths a Precious Bottle of Olive Oil
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58
Pint-Sized Sparkling Wine Sorbets
Pint-Sized Sparkling Wine Sorbets
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is Selling Frosé Sorbet by the Pint
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57
Single-Serve Ancient Grain Oats
Single-Serve Ancient Grain Oats
Purely Elizabeth's Gluten-Free Vibrant Oats Make a Quick Meal
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56
Cognac-Aged Chocolate Bars
Cognac-Aged Chocolate Bars
To'ak is Hoping to Elevate Chocolate to the Same Levels of Spirits
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55
Drinkable Probiotic Yogurts
Drinkable Probiotic Yogurts
The New Activia Dailies Make It Easy to Get a Daily Dose of Probiotics
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54
Crunchy Cookie Pies
Crunchy Cookie Pies
Popeyes Introduced a New Cookies and Cream Crunch Pie Made with Oreo
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53
Puffed Nut Butter Snacks
Puffed Nut Butter Snacks
PopChips' New Puffed Snacks are Made with Real Peanut Butter
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52
3D-Printed Neon Cakes
3D-Printed Neon Cakes
Budmen Industries’ Techno Test Kitchen Makes 'Neon Nom Noms'
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51
Plant-Based Natural Jerky Snacks
Plant-Based Natural Jerky Snacks
'NOBLE jerky' is a New Line from a 50-Year-Old Meat Company
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50
Nutrient-Rich Gummy Candies
Nutrient-Rich Gummy Candies
The MegaFood Vitamin Gummies Come in Four Flavor Options
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49
Instant Pre-Packaged Hot Meals
Instant Pre-Packaged Hot Meals
InstaHot Lets Trekkers Make Electricity- and Flame-Free Hot Meals
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48
Baked Cheese Bars
Baked Cheese Bars
Sonoma Creamery's Savory Snack Bars are Made with Real Cheese
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47
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
Extensive Vegan Recipe Apps
One Green Planet's 'Food Monster' App Features Over 10,000 Recipes
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46
Rib-Topped Fried Onion Appetizers
Rib-Topped Fried Onion Appetizers
The Outback Steakhouse 3-Point Rib Bloom is Indulgent
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Architectural Olive Oil Packs
Architectural Olive Oil Packs
This Gift Packaging Was Inspired by Architecture in Istria, Croatia
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44
Gluten-Free Toaster Pastries
Gluten-Free Toaster Pastries
Bobo's Toast'r Has an Oat Crust and a Filling of Jam or Nut Butter
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Mediterranean-Inspired Baby Foods
Mediterranean-Inspired Baby Foods
The New Piccolo Pots are Made with Flavorful Yet Healthy Recipes
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Crispy Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Crispy Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
The Taco Bell Breakfast Toasted Cheese Chalupa is Convenient
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Bespoke Celebrity Easter Eggs
Bespoke Celebrity Easter Eggs
Godiva Allowed Six Celebrities to Design Godiva Easter Eggs
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40
Mediterranean-Style Bean Dips
Mediterranean-Style Bean Dips
Sabra's New Mediterranean Bean Dips are Packed with Protein
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Plant Antioxidant Water Drinks
Plant Antioxidant Water Drinks
The Zola Sparkling Energy Waters Come in Four Flavors
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Prepackaged Ice Cream Sundaes
Prepackaged Ice Cream Sundaes
The Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes Can be Enjoyed Out of the House
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Non-Dairy Cold Brew Desserts
Non-Dairy Cold Brew Desserts
NadaMoo!'s New Dairy-Free Frozen Dessert Tastes of Cookies & Coffee
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Egg-Requiring Breakfast Kits
Egg-Requiring Breakfast Kits
'Just Crack an Egg' Meal Kits Need Only a Fresh Egg and a Microwave
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Legume-Based Granolas
Legume-Based Granolas
EFFI Foods' Gluten-Free Chickpea Granola is Enriched with Probiotics
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Convenience-Focused Meal Kits
Convenience-Focused Meal Kits
Walmart's Fresh Meal Kits are Made Daily by In-Store Deli Associates
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Women-Celebrating Snack Branding
Women-Celebrating Snack Branding
Stacy's Pita Chips Have Been Rebranded with a Female Focus
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Combinational Candy Treats
Combinational Candy Treats
The Bazooka Candy 'Match-Ems' are Meant to be Mixed and Matched
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Microwaveable Dessert Cups
Microwaveable Dessert Cups
Miss Jones Baking Co. Launched a Vibrant 'Dessert in a Cup' Range
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Fruity Gelato Ice Pops
Fruity Gelato Ice Pops
Talenti Gelato is Now Selling Solero Pops and Bars
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Mythically Inspired Ice Creams
Mythically Inspired Ice Creams
Target Launched a Pink 'Unicorn Magic' Ice Cream with Sour Swirls
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Cauliflower-Based Baking Mixes
Cauliflower-Based Baking Mixes
CAULIPOWER's 'CAULI-FLOUR' is a Vegetable-Powered Mix
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No-Bake Snack Mixes
No-Bake Snack Mixes
'Creation Nation' Offers Vegan, Paleo and Protein-Rich Balls, Bites and Bars
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Functional Icelandic Yogurts
Functional Icelandic Yogurts
The New Nordic Dairy Co.'s Whole Milk Skyr Has Matcha & Rosewater
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Triangular Egg Packaging
Triangular Egg Packaging
This Conceptual Egg Carton Takes on an Entirely Unique Shape
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24
Sandwich-Shaped Chocolates
Sandwich-Shaped Chocolates
Hotel Chocolat's Easter Egg Sandwich is Packaged in a Takeaway Box
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Concrete-Inspired Marshmallows
Concrete-Inspired Marshmallows
These Traditional Danish Treats Have a Fake Concrete Exterior
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Sustainably Reimagined Fast Food
Sustainably Reimagined Fast Food
IKEA's SPACE10 Lab Developed "Fast Food of the Future" Concepts
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Sweetener-Free Dried Fruits
Sweetener-Free Dried Fruits
The Graceland Fruit No Added Sugar Dried Cranberries are Fiber-Rich
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Supermarket-Ready Meal Kits
Supermarket-Ready Meal Kits
Blue Apron Meal Kits Will Soon Be Available in Local Supermarkets
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Life-Size Gummy Sneakers
Life-Size Gummy Sneakers
Trolli Recreated the adidas x James Harden Sneaker with Candy
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Carb-Free Pork Snacks
Carb-Free Pork Snacks
The Epic Artisanal Pork Rinds Come in Several Satisfying Flavors
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Functional Frozen Meals
Functional Frozen Meals
Evol's 'Modern Nutrition Bowls' Include Options Like Vitalize and Boost
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Paleo Snack Puffs
Paleo Snack Puffs
LesserEvil's Grain-Free Paleo Puffs Champion Simple Ingredients
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Empowering Superfood Bars
Empowering Superfood Bars
Health Warrior & Bobbi Brown Created a Superfood Snack for Girls Inc.
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DNA-Based Eating Plans
DNA-Based Eating Plans
23andMe Helps Users to Understand How Their Bodies Metabolize Ingredients
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Springtime Gelato Collections
Springtime Gelato Collections
Fiasco Gelato's 'Hello Spring' Line Features Floral, Easter Flavors
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Realistic Succulent Plant Cakes
Realistic Succulent Plant Cakes
Brooklyn Floral Delight Makes Deceptive Cactus-Like Cakes
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Rotisserie-Focused Restaurants
Rotisserie-Focused Restaurants
Chef Boris Ginet is Elevating Fast-Casual Dining at Risbo
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10
Diverse Plant Protein Beverages
Diverse Plant Protein Beverages
The Bolthouse Farms 1915 Organic Range Has Been Updated
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Accessibility-Focused Healthy Meals
Accessibility-Focused Healthy Meals
7 Pack Aims to Enhance the Allure Around Nutritious Meals
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Mood-Boosting Prebiotic Powders
Mood-Boosting Prebiotic Powders
Uplift Food's 'Daily Uplifter' Supports Good Gut Health and More
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7
Edible Burger Billboards
Edible Burger Billboards
Deliveroo Will Be Making a Food Billboard of Meat and Veggie Burgers
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Conceptual Patterned Chocolate Bars
Conceptual Patterned Chocolate Bars
The Rico Chico Brand's Bars Feature Bold Colors and Patterns
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5
Edible Printed Sushi
Edible Printed Sushi
Open Meals Shared Pixelated 3D-Printed Sushi Rolls at SXSW
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4
70s-Inspired Artisan Food Shops
70s-Inspired Artisan Food Shops
Sabah Has a Diverse Menu of Goods, Including Artisan Donuts & Pies
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3
Cauliflower-Powered Snacks
Cauliflower-Powered Snacks
From the Ground Up's Pretzels and Crackers Feature Cauliflower Powder
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2
Personalized Lollipop Services
Personalized Lollipop Services
'Face Licker' from Firebox Turns Your Mug into a Sweet Treat
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Globally Inspired Salad Jars
Globally Inspired Salad Jars
BOL Foods Makes Grab-and-Go Salads Inspired by International Cuisine
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