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Top 100 Food Trends in August

From Vacuum-Sealed Breakfast Tacos to Indulgent Canned Cakes

— August 28, 2021 — Lifestyle
As the August 2021 food trends demonstrate, brands are pushing the boundaries of traditional food formats and packaging in unexpected ways.

As the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, having self-stable foods on hand is always a good idea. As a result, it seems that many brands are looking for new ways to make their perishables last a little longer. For example, Japanese specialty store Gaku is now serving cake in cans so you can enjoy a sweet treat just about any time.

Beyond packaging, the August 2021 food trends show that brands are also toying with the format of their products. For instance, instead of serving up coffee in the form of a beverage, a brand called Life has created chewing gum from Liquid Core infused with coffee, which is released via the brand's Signature Liquid Center Functional Delivery System.
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Summery QSR Milkshakes
Summery QSR Milkshakes
These New Smashburger Specialty Milkshakes are Limited-Edition
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99
Affordable Meatless Alternatives
Affordable Meatless Alternatives
Future Farm is Democratizing the Plant-Based Meat Category
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98
Better-for-You Macaroni Meals
Better-for-You Macaroni Meals
Mac & Freak is 100% Organic and Full of Fun Flavor Explorations
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97
Curated Seasonal Cheeses
Curated Seasonal Cheeses
Cello's Cheese Flights Take the Guesswork Out of Assembling Boards
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96
Asian Plant-Based Dumplings
Asian Plant-Based Dumplings
LIVEKINDLY Collective's New Flagship Brands Target Gen Z in China
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95
Vacuum-Sealed Breakfast Tacos
Vacuum-Sealed Breakfast Tacos
The Cheesewich Factory's Breakfast Taco Simplifies Morning Meals
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94
Plant-Based Orange Chicken Alternatives
Plant-Based Orange Chicken Alternatives
Panda Express & Beyond Meat Made Vegan Orange Chicken
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93
Garlic Bread-Flavored Cheeses
Garlic Bread-Flavored Cheeses
Trader Joe's New Garlic Bread Cheese is the Ultimate Food Mashup
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92
Affordable Campfire-Inspired Treats
Affordable Campfire-Inspired Treats
Marketside Debuted Two New Products Perfect for the Summer
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91
Celebratory Patriotic Cookie Desserts
Celebratory Patriotic Cookie Desserts
The Insomnia Cookies Firecracker Lil’ Dippers are Tasty
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90
Dairy-Like Frozen Desserts
Dairy-Like Frozen Desserts
Eclipse Foods' Frozen Dessert Base is Made with Oat, Corn & Potato
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89
Made-to-Order Peach Donuts
Made-to-Order Peach Donuts
Duck Donuts Has a New Peach Pie Donut for Summer 2021
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88
Free-From Kombucha Beverages
Free-From Kombucha Beverages
Remedy Drinks are Being Launched into the US Market
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87
Online Vegan Marketplaces
Online Vegan Marketplaces
Vegano's Plant-Based Marketplace Provides Access to Vegan Goods
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86
Premium Kids Meals
Premium Kids Meals
Arby's New Kids Meal Comes with the Brand's All-New Premium Chicken Nuggets
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85
Equal Hotdog Bun Packs
Equal Hotdog Bun Packs
The Heinz Hot Dog Pact Demands Equal Bun and Hotdog Ratios
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84
Breakfast-Ready Taco Menus
Breakfast-Ready Taco Menus
The Del Taco Double Cheese Breakfast Tacos Come in Three Options
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83
Japanese-Style Soft Serves
Japanese-Style Soft Serves
Via Tokyo Offers a Range of Traditional Ice Cream Flavors
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82
On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks
On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks
FastAF is Letting Fans Summon Its Truck for National Ice Cream Day
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81
Cookie-Themed Ice Creams
Cookie-Themed Ice Creams
The Dairy Queen Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Blizzard is Tasty
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80
Adaptogenic Trail Mixes
Adaptogenic Trail Mixes
Toodaloo's Snacks are Infused with Balancing Herbs and Superfoods
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79
Complimentary Chocolate Gifts
Complimentary Chocolate Gifts
This New Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Gifting Bar is Uplifting
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78
Farmer-Targeted Produce Stands
Farmer-Targeted Produce Stands
The Petit Market by Nendo Promotes Direct Sales From Farmers
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77
Frozen Key Lime Bites
Frozen Key Lime Bites
Belmont's Key Lime Pie Bites are Miniaturized and Coated in Chocolate
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76
Seltzer-Infused Candies
Seltzer-Infused Candies
Truly Hard Seltzer & Sugarfina Collaborated on Non-Alcoholic Gummies
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75
Functional Flavorful Snack Bars
Functional Flavorful Snack Bars
Kate’s Real Food Bars Boast a Blend of Complex Carbohydrates
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74
Dairy-Free Mini Cones
Dairy-Free Mini Cones
Trader Joe’s Hold The Dairy! Chocolate Mini Cones are Crunchy and Sweet
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73
Plant-Powered Egg Substitutes
Plant-Powered Egg Substitutes
NEXT EGG 1.0 Serves Vegans and People with Allergies in Japan
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72
Allergy-Friendly Oatmilk Puddings
Allergy-Friendly Oatmilk Puddings
Noops is Rich in Plant-Based Protein & Free of Added Sugars
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71
Customizable Candy Products
Customizable Candy Products
The Bazooka Juicy Drop Re-Mix Chewy Candies Come in Three Flavors
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70
Preschooler-Friendly Snack Ranges
Preschooler-Friendly Snack Ranges
These New Kiddylicious Products Come in a Range of Options
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69
Pandemic Birthday Tours
Pandemic Birthday Tours
Milk Bar is Introducing National Birthday Do-Over Month and a Tour
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68
Cocktail-Inspired Jelly Beans
Cocktail-Inspired Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly's Cocktail Classics Feature Flavors Like Mimosa
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67
Fan-Favorite Salad-Inspired Wraps
Fan-Favorite Salad-Inspired Wraps
These Jimmy John’s Wraps Come in Two Options
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66
Sugar-Free Price-Marked Energy Drinks
Sugar-Free Price-Marked Energy Drinks
Rockstar Original No Sugar is Rolling Out in the UK
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65
Nutritious Egg White Products
Nutritious Egg White Products
The St Ewe Super Egg Whites Will Come in Three Size Options
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64
Blended Wagyu QSR Burgers
Blended Wagyu QSR Burgers
The Arby's Wagyu Blend Burger is Being Tested for a Limited-Time
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63
Cheese-Topped Ice Creams
Cheese-Topped Ice Creams
Jops Creamery Serves Cooling Desserts with Shredded Cheese on Top
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62
Pea-Based Tortilla Snack Chips
Pea-Based Tortilla Snack Chips
The New PeaTos Tortilla Style Chips Come in Three Flavor Options
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61
Worldly Virtual Cooking Classes
Worldly Virtual Cooking Classes
PCC Natural Markets' Cooking Camps for Kids Explore Global Cuisine
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60
Themed Pocket Monster Gummies
Themed Pocket Monster Gummies
Kanro Puré Gummies Got a New Tropical Flavor and Pokémon Theme
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59
Premium Steak Subscription Services
Premium Steak Subscription Services
The First Light Steak Club Offers a Different Cut Every Month
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58
Nut Butter Cereal Bars
Nut Butter Cereal Bars
The Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Nut Butter Bars Come in Two Options
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57
Plant-Based Cooking Products
Plant-Based Cooking Products
The Coconut Collaborative Dairy-Free Crème Fraîche is Plant-Based
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56
Snackable Cheese Bars
Snackable Cheese Bars
The Cheeseboard Snacking Bar is Like a Personal Cheese Board
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55
Triple-Volume Pizza Publications
Triple-Volume Pizza Publications
'Modernist Pizza' Offers Guidance for Crafting the Perfect Dish
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54
Plant-Based Bread Loaves
Plant-Based Bread Loaves
The Burgen Sprouted Grains Loaf Now Comes in Two New Varieties
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53
Plant-Powered Honey Replacements
Plant-Powered Honey Replacements
Vegan Un-Honey is Made with Natural, Plant-Based Ingredients
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52
Cup Noodle Ice Creams
Cup Noodle Ice Creams
The Nissin Cup Noodle Soft Serve Ice Cream is Now Available
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51
Charcuterie-Ready Plant-Based Cheeses
Charcuterie-Ready Plant-Based Cheeses
These New Nurishh Cheese Alternatives Come in Two Options
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50
Combinational Confectionery Treats
Combinational Confectionery Treats
The Nestlé Combos Range Includes Several Familiar Varieties
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49
Probiotic-Rich Oat Clusters
Probiotic-Rich Oat Clusters
Rawcology Recently Launched its Oat Clusters with Probiotics
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48
Brand-Wide Menu Updates
Brand-Wide Menu Updates
'Eat Fresh Refresh' is the Biggest Menu Update in Subway's 56-Year-History
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47
Pasta Lover Subscription Boxes
Pasta Lover Subscription Boxes
ZENB Offers a Gluten Free Pasta Subscription Box
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46
Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Creams
Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Creams
The Ice Cream Cookie & Co. Offers Plant-Based Ice Cream Flavors
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45
Immune-Boosting Cheese Balls
Immune-Boosting Cheese Balls
The Good Crisp Company's Newest Snacks Share the Benefits of Wellmune
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44
Crunchy Keto Snack Mixes
Crunchy Keto Snack Mixes
Keto-Friendly Crunch Mix is Savory, Low-Carb & Low-Sugar
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43
Snackable Self-Care Kits
Snackable Self-Care Kits
Oui by Yoplait's OuiFresh Kits Pair Yogurt & Nail Polishes
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42
Coffee-Infused Chewing Gums
Coffee-Infused Chewing Gums
Life's Gum Coffee Infused Has a Liquid Center with Real Coffee
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41
Cashew-Based Additive-Free Spreads
Cashew-Based Additive-Free Spreads
Monty's Plant-Based Butter and Cream Cheese are All Natural
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40
Quadruple Patty Teriyaki Burgers
Quadruple Patty Teriyaki Burgers
The Burger King Japan Tokyo Tower Teriyaki is Flame-Grilled
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39
Health Focused Ice Creams
Health Focused Ice Creams
Kind Kones Vegan Ice Cream is Available in Singapore and Malaysia
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38
Automatic Dip Dispensers
Automatic Dip Dispensers
Juanita's Nacho Cheese Dip-spensers Eliminate Double Dipping
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37
Street Food-Inspired Sauces
Street Food-Inspired Sauces
The Herdez Taqueria Street Sauce Range Features Two New Flavors
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36
Jam-Filled Energy Balls
Jam-Filled Energy Balls
Frooze Balls are Stuffed with Jam and Peanut or Cashew Butter
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35
Beneficial Prebiotic Sodas
Beneficial Prebiotic Sodas
Health-Ade Pop Comes in Six Tasty Flavor Options to Choose from
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34
Clean Flavorful CBD Gummies
Clean Flavorful CBD Gummies
The TribeREVIVE CBD Gummy Bears Balance Both Health and Flavor
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33
Influencer-Created Burger Experiences
Influencer-Created Burger Experiences
MrBeast Debuted a Viral Restaurant Dubbed MrBeast Burger
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32
Summer-Ready Salt-Free Seasonings
Summer-Ready Salt-Free Seasonings
Spiceology Embraces the No-Salt Spice Concept with New Additions
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31
Vision-Supporting Vitamin Gummies
Vision-Supporting Vitamin Gummies
FIGHT Support Vision is a Tired Eye Supporting Vitamin Gummy
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30
Home-Delivered Workout Meals
Home-Delivered Workout Meals
My Muscle Chef Delivers High Performance Meals to Customers Doorsteps
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29
Spicy Fruit-Infused Crackers
Spicy Fruit-Infused Crackers
Trader Joe's New Strawberry & Jalapeño Crisps are Sweet and Spicy
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28
Agave Honey Ice Creams
Agave Honey Ice Creams
BonMot Ice Cream Uses All-Natural, Non-Dairy Mexican Ingredients
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27
Sour Candy Popcorn Snacks
Sour Candy Popcorn Snacks
Candy Pop Popcorn with Sour Patch Kids Has a Sour Sugar Sprinkle
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26
Health-Forward Vegan Popcorns
Health-Forward Vegan Popcorns
Husk Makes Unique Plant-Based Flavors Like Kale and Broccoli
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25
Beer-Infused Spice Blends
Beer-Infused Spice Blends
Spiceology Delivers on Experimental Goodness with an Unexpected Collab
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24
Middle Eastern Cuisine Brands
Middle Eastern Cuisine Brands
Mezeast Offers Easy Ways to Create a Range of Traditional Flavors
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23
Chewy Sugar-Free Fruit Jerky
Chewy Sugar-Free Fruit Jerky
Organic Traditions Introduces its Additive-Free Fruit Jerky
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22
Low-Carb Keto Bowls
Low-Carb Keto Bowls
Healthy Choice Zero Meals Have Less Than 10 Grams of Net Carbs
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21
Dairy-Free Dessert Pots
Dairy-Free Dessert Pots
Over the Spoon Makes Decadent Free-From Mousse, Cheesecake & More
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20
Scientifically Formulated Fasting Bars
Scientifically Formulated Fasting Bars
Fast Bar Boasts New Flavors—Lemon Berry & Blueberry Acai
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19
Hot Sauce Vending Machines
Hot Sauce Vending Machines
Dude, Seriously Hot Sauce is Now Dispensed by a Machine
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18
Accessible Cereal Packaging
Accessible Cereal Packaging
Kellogg Co.'s New Cereal Packaging Will Support Blind Consumers
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17
Candy-Based Sandwich Buns
Candy-Based Sandwich Buns
Airheads Created a Unique Sandwich Bun Made Entirely of Candy
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16
Artisan Ice Cream-Themed Chocolates
Artisan Ice Cream-Themed Chocolates
Seattle Chocolate's Summer Scoops Collection is Nostalgic
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15
Gut-Friendly Kefir Smoothies
Gut-Friendly Kefir Smoothies
The Müller Kefir Smoothie Comes in Two Flavor Options
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14
Libido-Boosting Sparkling Waters
Libido-Boosting Sparkling Waters
The FREE RAIN Arousal Enhanced Sparkling Water is Made with Maca
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13
Coughproof Cast Iron Grills
Coughproof Cast Iron Grills
The 'Solo Stove' Grills Uses Efficient Air Flow to Curb Smoke
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12
Oat-Based Mochi Desserts
Oat-Based Mochi Desserts
Oatchi by Green Common is Hong Kong's First Oat-Based Mochi Dessert
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11
Brownstone Stoop-Inspired Cafes
Brownstone Stoop-Inspired Cafes
The Daughter Cafe in Brooklyn is Highly Community-Oriented
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10
Cake-Flavored Iced Coffee Drinks
Cake-Flavored Iced Coffee Drinks
The Tim Hortons Birthday Cake Iced Capp is Timbit-Inspired
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9
Macaroni-Flavored Ice Creams
Macaroni-Flavored Ice Creams
Van Leeuwen Created a Cheesy Kraft Dinner Ice Cream Flavor
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8
Student Meal Vending Machines
Student Meal Vending Machines
UpMeals Offers Vending Machine Meals to Students on Campus
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7
Immune Support Yogurts
Immune Support Yogurts
Vitamin-Rich Yoplait Power Yogurt is Enhanced with Fruit and Chia Seeds
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6
Spiced Pizza Appetizer Poppers
Spiced Pizza Appetizer Poppers
The Cicis Poppers Come in Two Flavor Options
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5
To-Go Restaurant Concepts
To-Go Restaurant Concepts
RŌDIE Focuses on "Hand Food and Road Sodas" for On-the-Go Consumption
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4
Deceptive Cookie Packaging
Deceptive Cookie Packaging
Oreo Created Camouflage Packs to Hide Treats from Other Snackers
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3
Gen Z Soda Campaigns
Gen Z Soda Campaigns
The Sprite 'Let’s Be Clear' Campaign Highlights Recycling and More
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2
Eco-Friendly Ghost Kitchens
Eco-Friendly Ghost Kitchens
Helbiz is the World's Largest Ghost Kitchen in Milan
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1
Indulgent Canned Cakes
Indulgent Canned Cakes
Gaku Serves Cake in Cans That's Aesthetically Pleasing & Easy to Eat
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