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Top 100 Food Trends in August

From Soaked Oat Cups to Virtual Farmers' Market Apps

— August 30, 2020 — Lifestyle
The August 2020 food trends point to new and improved flavor options but also to how technology is being utilized in the space and it is quite impressive.

3D-printing has surely become a go-to process for ensuring meat and seafood alternatives meet the expectations for sustainability. Redefine Meat, for example, has engineered Alt-Steak which is made with plant-based products and has been tested by high-end chefs. Legendary Vish, on the other hand, debuts a 3D-printed realistic salmon made from mushroom and pea protein. KFC is also embracing these ventures by partnering up with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to create lab-grown chicken.

Another ground-breaking innovation from the August 2020 food category pertains to packaging. In this space, Holly Ground designed edible packaging that can dissolve into instant noodle broth. This has implications not only for convenience and flavoring but also for sustainability in the production process.
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Freshness
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Commuter Nutrition Bars
Commuter Nutrition Bars
Home Run is a Sports Nutrition Bar to Fuel Workers After Work
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99
Rich Saucy Rib Sandwiches
Rich Saucy Rib Sandwiches
Subway Debuted the Delicious New BBQ Rib Sandwich Nationwide
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98
Steakhouse-Inspired QSR Burgers
Steakhouse-Inspired QSR Burgers
The Burger King Steakhouse King with One or Two Patties
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97
Dippable Mini Donut Holes
Dippable Mini Donut Holes
Yoshinoya's New Donut Dippers Comes with a Sweet Caramel Dipping Sauce
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96
Nut-Free Sesame Butters
Nut-Free Sesame Butters
Seedible's Sesame Butter is Available in Three Flavors
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95
Hatch Chile-Seasoned Popcorn
Hatch Chile-Seasoned Popcorn
Trader Joe’s New Hatch Chile Cheddar Seasoned Popcorn is Packing Heat
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94
Four-in-One Crêpe Cakes
Four-in-One Crêpe Cakes
Lady M's Slice of the Best Shares a Sampling of Top Crêpes Cake Flavors
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93
Dairy-Free Keto Creamers
Dairy-Free Keto Creamers
The Califia Farms Unsweetened Vanilla Keto Creamer is Satisfying
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92
Delicious All-Natural Banana Chips
Delicious All-Natural Banana Chips
Katie's Food Co.'s Vegan Banana Crisps Come in Four Flavors
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91
Dairy-Free Sundae Campaigns
Dairy-Free Sundae Campaigns
#EveryDayIsSundae Shares a Week of Sundae Recipes
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90
Collagen-Infused Keto Bites
Collagen-Infused Keto Bites
The Coconut Pecan Space Bite is Full of Healthy Fats & Added Collagen
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89
Brownie-Filled Candy Bars
Brownie-Filled Candy Bars
Snickers Peanut Brownie is a Limited Batch Release
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88
Customer-Featuring Seafood Packaging
Customer-Featuring Seafood Packaging
Birds Eye is Replacing Its Captain Mascot with a New Face
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87
Satisfying Low-Carb Granolas
Satisfying Low-Carb Granolas
The Highkey Keto Granola is Lightly Sweetened and Diet-Friendly
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86
Fried Avocado Sandwiches
Fried Avocado Sandwiches
The New King’s Hawaiian Crispy Chicken Sandwich Features Fried Avocado
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85
Meal-Trading Campaigns
Meal-Trading Campaigns
Popeyes Promoted Its Family Meals By Teasing Pizzas on Twitter
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84
Crunchy Vegetable-Packed Snacks
Crunchy Vegetable-Packed Snacks
Simply 7 Snacks Share 1/3 Cup of Vegetables Per Serving
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83
Wine-Included Cracker Boxes
Wine-Included Cracker Boxes
This Limited Box Pairs Cheez-It White Cheddar & House Wine Rosé
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82
Vegan Food Delivery Services
Vegan Food Delivery Services
BrewDog is Creating Delivery Hubs & Virtual Kitchens for Biff's
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81
Vegan-Friendly Dessert Protein Snacks
Vegan-Friendly Dessert Protein Snacks
The New Barebells Vegan Protein Bars Come in Two Flavors
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80
Whole-Plant Sugar-Free Gummies
Whole-Plant Sugar-Free Gummies
Releaf Gummies are Zero-Calorie, Keto-Friendly and Fruity
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79
Stacked Strawberry Shortcake Desserts
Stacked Strawberry Shortcake Desserts
McAlister’s New Strawberry Shortcake is a Summer-Ready Dish
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78
Parody Pizza Ads
Parody Pizza Ads
Papa John's "New Spice Guy" Introduces Five New Spicy Pizzas
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77
Hero-Inspired Candy Holsters
Hero-Inspired Candy Holsters
Wonder Woman Inspired the Limited-Edition Golden Ropes Holder
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76
Vegan Dairy Ice Creams
Vegan Dairy Ice Creams
Brave Robot Makes Ice Cream Treats with "Animal-Free Dairy"
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75
Cocktail-Inspired Frozen Desserts
Cocktail-Inspired Frozen Desserts
The Yogurtland Plant-Based Pina Colada is Fresh and Flavorful
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74
Virtual Crafting Workshops
Virtual Crafting Workshops
The Oui Heritage Workshop by Yoplait Celebrates the Heritage Collection
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73
Ice Cream-Infused Frozen Drinks
Ice Cream-Infused Frozen Drinks
The Sonic Lemonberry Slush Float is Refreshing Yet Creamy
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72
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
Uber Grocery Supports the Growing Need for Grocery Delivery Services
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71
Plant-Based Whole Nutrition Supplements
Plant-Based Whole Nutrition Supplements
These Purition Vegan Protein Powders are Plant-Powered
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70
Cooling Kefir Dressings
Cooling Kefir Dressings
Trader Joe's Organic Cucumber Kefir Dressing is Packed with Probiotics
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69
Beer-Paired Chocolate Bites
Beer-Paired Chocolate Bites
KitKat's Sweet and Salty Chocolate Bites Match Well with Beer
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68
Beer-Inspired Dessert Cakes
Beer-Inspired Dessert Cakes
The TGI Fridays Stout Irish Cream Cake is Made with Real Beer
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67
Creamy Probiotic Smoothies
Creamy Probiotic Smoothies
The Coconut Cult's Immunity Potions Packed with Flavor & Probiotics
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66
Organic Nutrition-Focused Foods
Organic Nutrition-Focused Foods
Canadian Brand imPRESS Foods Offers Organic Baby and Cold Brew Tea
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65
Soaked Oat Cups
Soaked Oat Cups
Nomadic Dairy's Breakfast Bircher Combines Rolled Oats & Live Yogurt
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64
3D-Printed Steak Alternatives
3D-Printed Steak Alternatives
Alt-Steak is Made with Patent-Pending 3D Meat Printing Technology
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63
Female-Focused Protein Supplements
Female-Focused Protein Supplements
These Tone It Up Plant-Based Protein Powders are Flavorful
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62
Dissolvable CBD Tablets
Dissolvable CBD Tablets
Renewsha's Orally Dissolvable Tablets Support Immune System Health
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61
Custom BBQ Subscription Boxes
Custom BBQ Subscription Boxes
The My BBQ Box Boasts Special Instructions and a Special Gift
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60
CBD-Infused Dessert Bars
CBD-Infused Dessert Bars
These Kefla CBD Chocolates Can be Eaten or Mixed into Warm Milk
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59
Bakery-Inspired Frozen Desserts
Bakery-Inspired Frozen Desserts
Breyers & Cinnabon Collaborated on a Frozen Dairy Dessert
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58
Champagne-Flavored CBD Gummies
Champagne-Flavored CBD Gummies
Not Pot's Newest Vegan CBD Gummies Taste Like Pink Champagne
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57
Creamy Campfire Dessert Kits
Creamy Campfire Dessert Kits
Friendly's S’mores Sundae Kit Puts a Twist on a Classic Summer Treat
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56
Swedish-Style Ice Cream Giveaways
Swedish-Style Ice Cream Giveaways
Nick's Ice Cream is Treating a Lucky Nick to a Year of Ice Cream
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55
Immersive Cooking Subscriptions
Immersive Cooking Subscriptions
SideChef Premium Shares a Fresh Home Cooking Experience
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54
Keto Protein Bars
Keto Protein Bars
MCTco's Boosted Bars Contain Collagen, Fiber, MCTs & an Immunity Blend
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53
Chip-Inspired Frozen Appetizers
Chip-Inspired Frozen Appetizers
These Appetizers Capture the Flavors of Chips & Cheese Balls
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52
Protein-Packed Chocolate Coatings
Protein-Packed Chocolate Coatings
Barry Callebaut's Plant-Based High Protein Coating is Dairy-Free
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51
Yogurt-Enhanced Oatmeal Cups
Yogurt-Enhanced Oatmeal Cups
Chobani's Protein-Rich Cups Combine Greek Yogurt and Oatmeal
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50
Oven-Baked Chicken Snacks
Oven-Baked Chicken Snacks
The Peperami Smokin’ Chicken Bites are a Tasty and Healthful Snack
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49
Chewy Fruit Candy Yogurts
Chewy Fruit Candy Yogurts
Yoplait's Gushers Yogurt Cups Feature Nostalgic Flavors
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48
Lab-Produced Chicken Nuggets
Lab-Produced Chicken Nuggets
KFC Partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions on Synthetic Chicken
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47
Powdered Cannabis Supplements
Powdered Cannabis Supplements
Ripple QuickSticks are Easy to Enjoy at Anytime
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46
Protein-Enhanced Yogurt Products
Protein-Enhanced Yogurt Products
Chobani Complete is a Range of Enriched Greek Yogurts & Shakes
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45
Beer Battered Fish Sandwiches
Beer Battered Fish Sandwiches
Arby's New Beer Battered Fish Sandwich is Made with a Cod Fillet
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44
Clustered Gummy Candies
Clustered Gummy Candies
NERDS Gummy Clusters Mix Colors, Shapes and Textures
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43
Steaming Seafood Meals
Steaming Seafood Meals
Aqua Star's Microsteam Seafood Meals Cook from Frozen in Six Minutes
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42
Chocolate Bar Brand Cheesecakes
Chocolate Bar Brand Cheesecakes
The Chocolate Caramelicious Cheesecake Made with Snickers is Here
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41
Alt-Milk Chocolate Bars
Alt-Milk Chocolate Bars
Vosges' Vegan Tree Mylk Chocolate is Rich & Dairy-Free
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40
Vegan-Friendly Chocolate Snack Bars
Vegan-Friendly Chocolate Snack Bars
The Huel Raspberry & White Chocolate Snack Bar is Tasty
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39
3D-Printed Seafood Alternatives
3D-Printed Seafood Alternatives
Legendary Vish Makes Realistic Salmon from Mushrooms & Pea Protein
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38
Kefir Ice Creams
Kefir Ice Creams
Biotiful Dairy's Frozen Products are Gut-Friendly Alternatives
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37
AI-Powered Fish-Analyzing Apps
AI-Powered Fish-Analyzing Apps
The 'Tuna Scope' App Uses Technology to Analyze Fish
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36
Tangy Key Lime Pies
Tangy Key Lime Pies
Trader Joe’s Key Lime Pie is a Refreshing Summer Dessert Option
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35
Local Next-Day Grocery Deliveries
Local Next-Day Grocery Deliveries
Voilà by Sobeys Aims to Make Food Deliveries More Accessible
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34
Digestion-Friendly Dairy Ice Creams
Digestion-Friendly Dairy Ice Creams
Lactose-Free Re:THINK Ice Cream Has Collagen & A2/A2 Dairy
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33
Functional Superfood Yogurts
Functional Superfood Yogurts
Trimona Foods' Yogurts are Designed to Protect, Refresh & Revive
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32
Ready-to-Use Acerola Purees
Ready-to-Use Acerola Purees
Trader Joe's Organic Acerola Puree Boasts a High Vitamin C Content
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31
Superfood Spice Blends
Superfood Spice Blends
Silk Spice Makes It Easy to Consume More Superfoods
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30
THC-Infused Sparkling Waters
THC-Infused Sparkling Waters
The WUNDER Cannabis Sparkling Waters Come in Three Options
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29
Sustainable Plantain Snacks
Sustainable Plantain Snacks
Purely Plantain's Snacks are Free from Palm Oil & Synthetics
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28
Dessert-Inspired Personal Pools
Dessert-Inspired Personal Pools
The Blue Bunny Personal Pool Was Inspired by the Load'd Treat Line
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27
Homemade Bagel Kits
Homemade Bagel Kits
FarmSteady Boasts the Everything Bagel and Cheese Kit to Feed the Whole Family
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26
Summertime Sandwich Lineups
Summertime Sandwich Lineups
Panera's New Summer Lineup Includes a Chipotle Bacon Melt
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25
Crispy Beef Snack Chips
Crispy Beef Snack Chips
The Kalahari Crisps Air Dried Beef Chips Come in Three Flavors
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24
All-Purpose Umami Salts
All-Purpose Umami Salts
The Seed Ranch Flavor Co. Umami Seasoning Salt is Easy to Use
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23
Meal-Inspired Potato Chips
Meal-Inspired Potato Chips
Lay's Flavor Icons Line Takes After Famous Dishes
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22
Senior-Focused QSR Meals
Senior-Focused QSR Meals
McDonald's Sweden Launches Happy Meal Senior During COVID-19 Lockdown
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21
Slightly Sweet Breakfast Breads
Slightly Sweet Breakfast Breads
Pepperidge Farm Just Debuted New Farmhouse Breakfast Bread
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20
Fermented Hot Sauces
Fermented Hot Sauces
Eaten Alive's Extra Spicy Scotch Bonnet Sauce is Its Hottest Creation Yet
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19
Competition-Created Candy Bars
Competition-Created Candy Bars
These New Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bars are Limited-Edition
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18
Anytime Breakfast Cereals
Anytime Breakfast Cereals
OffLimits Cereal Help Reframe the Breakfast Food as an All-Day Option
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17
Athlete-Approved Pizzas
Athlete-Approved Pizzas
The Papa John's Shaq-a-Roni Pizza was Created with Shaquille O'Neal
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16
Two-Pack Mochi Ice Creams
Two-Pack Mochi Ice Creams
The My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream Balls are Now Available at 7-Eleven
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15
UV Sanitizing Utensil Caddies
UV Sanitizing Utensil Caddies
Hookee's Knife & Flatware Caddy Sanitizes with UV LED Light
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14
Customizable Fantasy Ice Creams
Customizable Fantasy Ice Creams
Baskin-Robbins' Creature Creations Resemble Mythical Creatures
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13
Artisan Oat Milk Yogurts
Artisan Oat Milk Yogurts
Yoso's YOATS Yogurt is Available in Three Dairy-Free Flavors
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12
Low-Contact Dining Experiences
Low-Contact Dining Experiences
Allset's Free Contactless Ordering Solution Supports Restaurants
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11
Nut Butter Smoothie Bowls
Nut Butter Smoothie Bowls
KIND Snacks' Plant-Based, Portable Smoothie Bowls are Full of Protein
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10
Travel-Inspired Ice Creams
Travel-Inspired Ice Creams
Marco Sweets & Spices Boasts a Line of Cultural Ice Cream Flavors
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9
Streaming-Based Marketing Campaigns
Streaming-Based Marketing Campaigns
Doritos Ketchup + Makes its Debut with a New Streaming Service
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8
B12 Energy Bars
B12 Energy Bars
VK Energy Bars Provide 1,000% of the Daily Value of Vitamin B12
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7
Play-Inspiring Pizza Boxes
Play-Inspiring Pizza Boxes
These Pizza Delivery Boxes Share a Meal and Entertainment
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6
Digital Sweets-Focused Festivals
Digital Sweets-Focused Festivals
Dessert Goals Restructures Its Event Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak
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5
Ready-Made Frozen Omelets
Ready-Made Frozen Omelets
Eggland’s Best Makes Individually Wrapped Omelets for Easy Eating
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4
Condiment-Inspired Sorbet Kits
Condiment-Inspired Sorbet Kits
Heinz Creamz Explore Unusual Frozen Dessert Flavors
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3
Virtual Farmers' Market Apps
Virtual Farmers' Market Apps
Chipotle's Online Marketplace Supports Supplies & Farmers
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2
Edible Ramen Wrappers
Edible Ramen Wrappers
Holly Ground's Ramen Packaging Dissolves Into Instant Noodle Broth
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1
Fashionable Ice Cream Campaigns
Fashionable Ice Cream Campaigns
The Don’t Hold Back Häagen-Dazs Campaign Celebrates Expression
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