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Top 100 Food Innovations for February

From Gin-Flavored Popcorn to Chef-Quality Food Deliveries

— February 25, 2018 — Lifestyle
Gin-flavored popcorn and chef-quality food deliveries are just some of the unique innovations highlighted in this list of February 2018 food trends.

Brands are leveraging personalization and customization to present the more audacious foodie with a myriad of unconventional menu offerings, like eyeball-garnished cocktails or french toast bites equipped with injectable syrups. As expected, overindulgence plays a huge factor in February's food offerings, with affordable brands like Red Lobster introducing luxurious menu items, like its over-the-top lobster pastas. On a similar note, Dr. Oetker introduced a limited-edition deep dish pizza that's sure to please the hungriest of foodies.

Additionally, brands are getting more artistic with food presentation to cater to a social media-savvy generation, who value the Instagram-friendly nature of pretty dessert offerings like Disney's rose gold cupcakes, or the photographic interior of Superbaba's Victoria-based shop.
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Activity
Freshness
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Winter Sport-Celebrating Snacks
Winter Sport-Celebrating Snacks
The Cheetos Curls 'Winter White Cheddar' Supports USA Curling
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98
Burger-Flavored Dinner Pies
Burger-Flavored Dinner Pies
Patties' 'Cheese Burger Party Pie' is a Limited-Edition Novelty
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97
Healthful Private Brand Campaigns
Healthful Private Brand Campaigns
'Little Helps to Healthier Living' Touts Tesco's Healthy Choices
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96
Salty Dark Chocolate Biscuits
Salty Dark Chocolate Biscuits
The Mikado Dark Intense Biscuit Snacks Can be Eaten Anywhere
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95
Cookie-Inspired Snack Muffins
Cookie-Inspired Snack Muffins
Entenmann's Little Bites Cookies & Crème Muffins are Free of HFCS
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94
Herbaceous Protein Crackers
Herbaceous Protein Crackers
Dr. Karg's Protein Crackers Contain Eight Grams of Protein Per Serving
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93
Celebrity Chef-Approved Popcorns
Celebrity Chef-Approved Popcorns
The New Simply 7 Snacks Popcorn Comes in Three Flavor Options
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92
Gourmet Whole-Grain Popcorn
Gourmet Whole-Grain Popcorn
Oogie's Launched New Gourmet Popcorn Snacks and Refreshed Branding
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91
Gin-Flavored Popcorn
Gin-Flavored Popcorn
This 'Gin n’ Lime Popcorn' Recipe Balances Sweet and Salty Notes of Flavor
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90
Nut Butter-Filled Snack Bars
Nut Butter-Filled Snack Bars
The LUNA Rica Fruit and Nut Bars are Gluten-Free and Non-GMO
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89
Creatively Infused Chocolate Bars
Creatively Infused Chocolate Bars
Hammond's Pigs N' Taters Bar Has Bacon-Flavored Bits and Chips
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88
Guilt-Free Gourmet Popcorn
Guilt-Free Gourmet Popcorn
'Live Love Pop' Makes Gourmet Popcorn Snacks That Emphasize Health
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87
Stone-Baked Falafel Pizzas
Stone-Baked Falafel Pizzas
The Goodfella's Vegan Pizza Responds to Increased Demand
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86
Evolving Delivery Platform Branding
Evolving Delivery Platform Branding
Doordash's Rebrand Focuses on 'Delivering Good'
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85
Miniature Fudge-Covered Cookies
Miniature Fudge-Covered Cookies
Oreo Has Debuted a Fudge-Dipped Version of Its Oreo Thins Cookies
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84
Everything Bagel Croissants
Everything Bagel Croissants
Starbucks' New Croissant Tastes Like an Everything Bagel
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83
Globally Inspired Single-Serve Pies
Globally Inspired Single-Serve Pies
The 'PC World of Flavours' Pies Integrate Worldly Ingredients
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82
Queso Popcorn Crisps
Queso Popcorn Crisps
PopCorners' Newest Air-Popped Corn Snack Comes in a 'Spicy Queso' Flavor
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81
Breaded Macaroni Bites
Breaded Macaroni Bites
Cole’s 'Middles' are Frozen, Cheese-Filled Bread Snacks
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80
Romantic Bakery Dinners
Romantic Bakery Dinners
Greggs and Open Table are Hosting In-Store Valentine's Day Dinners
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79
Food-Centric Comics
Food-Centric Comics
Anthony Bourdain's 'Hungry Ghosts' is a Four-Part Comic Book Series
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78
Luxurious Lobster Pastas
Luxurious Lobster Pastas
Red Lobster is Serving Lobster Truffle Mac & Cheese for Lobsterfest
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77
Rose Gold Disney Cupcakes
Rose Gold Disney Cupcakes
These New Mini Disney Snacks Feature Mouse Ear Embellishments
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76
Frozen Chocolate Cookie Desserts
Frozen Chocolate Cookie Desserts
Häagen-Dazs Added Two New Ice Cream Cookie Squares to Its Lineup
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75
Small-Batch Artisanal Chocolates
Small-Batch Artisanal Chocolates
Gnaw Chocolate's Bars Experiment with Flavors Like Bananas Foster
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74
Crispy Tuna Pizzas
Crispy Tuna Pizzas
Toronto's Akira Back Serves Its 'Ahi Tuna Pizza' on a Thin Tortilla Crust
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73
Updated Interactive Food Chains
Updated Interactive Food Chains
McDonald's Opened a Tech-Infused Concept Restaurant in Michigan
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72
Superfood Protein Bars
Superfood Protein Bars
Simply Raw's Raw BA Protein Bars Boast Ingredients like Cacao and Spirulina
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71
Vegetarian Stir-Fry Bites
Vegetarian Stir-Fry Bites
Waitrose's Mushroom and Miso Stir Fry Bites are New and Plant-Based
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70
Bee-Saving Honey Granolas
Bee-Saving Honey Granolas
Back to Nature Foods' Gluten-Free Honey-Nut Granola Helps Save the Bees
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69
Tasty Allergen-Free Oatmeal
Tasty Allergen-Free Oatmeal
Rocket Foods' Products are Free of the 10 Most Common Allergens
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68
Low-Calorie Mexican Entrees
Low-Calorie Mexican Entrees
El Pollo Loco Expands Its 'Under 500 Calories' Menu with New Dishes
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67
Vegan Jackfruit Wraps
Vegan Jackfruit Wraps
Starbucks' New Vegan Wrap is Stuffed with Pulled BBQ Jackfruit
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66
Sticky Rice Chips
Sticky Rice Chips
Dang Foods' New Sticky-Rice Chip Flavors are Aged Cheddar and Savory Seaweed
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65
Microwaveable Plant-Based Cake Mixes
Microwaveable Plant-Based Cake Mixes
The Cherryvale Farms Mug Cake Mixes are Simple to Prepare
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64
Pasta-Topped Pizzas
Pasta-Topped Pizzas
The Dr. Oetker Chicago Town Mac 'N' Cheese with Bacon Pizza is Tasty
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63
Spinning Studio Cookies
Spinning Studio Cookies
SoulCycle and Milk Bar Teamed Up to Create the 'SOULFUEL' Cookie
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62
Craft Beer Crackers
Craft Beer Crackers
Beer Flats' Pilsner and Porter Crackers Reference Dark and Light Beer Flavors
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61
Soy Protein Strips
Soy Protein Strips
Unisoy Foods' Vegan Jerky is Launching in Small-Scale Snack Packs
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60
Savory Cauliflower Crust Pizzas
Savory Cauliflower Crust Pizzas
Pie Five Pizza Introduced a Cauliflower Crust with Reduced Carbs
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59
Cryptocurrency Restaurant Rewards
Cryptocurrency Restaurant Rewards
A Chain of Hooters Locations Unveiled Its Own Cryptocurrency
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58
Walnut Butter Spreads
Walnut Butter Spreads
Wellnut Farms Makes Indulgent Walnut Butter in Flavors Like Salted Caramel
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57
Chicken Nugget Noodle Cups
Chicken Nugget Noodle Cups
Nissin's 'Cup Noodle Potenage Big' Has Scrambled Egg, Chicken & Potato
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56
Nut Butter Granolas
Nut Butter Granolas
The Nature Valley Nut Butter Granolas Make for a Creamy, Crunchy Snack
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55
Texas-Style Cheese Sandwiches
Texas-Style Cheese Sandwiches
Dickey's Barbecue Pit Now Sells Grilled Cheese Made with Texas Toast
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54
Soda-Flavored Cotton Floss
Soda-Flavored Cotton Floss
Taste of Nature Launched a Dr. Pepper Cotton Candy Product
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53
Plant-Based Poke Bowls
Plant-Based Poke Bowls
Veestro Serves Vegan Poke Bowls with "Meat" from Ocean Hugger Foods
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52
Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
Chocolate Conveyor Pop-Ups
The Sweety Loft Pop-Up Takes Inspiration from Sushi Conveyors
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51
Spice-Intensifying Snack Chips
Spice-Intensifying Snack Chips
The Doritos Blaze Chips Get Spicier as You Snack on Them
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50
Fry-Shaped Potato Snacks
Fry-Shaped Potato Snacks
The 'Spud Crunchies' from Trader Joe's Look Like French Fries
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49
Spicy Teriyaki Condiments
Spicy Teriyaki Condiments
'Teriacha' is a Sweet-and-Spicy Sauce Made with Teriyaki and Sriracha
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48
Celebratory Stir-Fry Dishes
Celebratory Stir-Fry Dishes
The '8 Treasure Chicken Breast' Dish Celebrates Chinese New Year
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47
Chef-Quality Food Deliveries
Chef-Quality Food Deliveries
UberEats' Acquisition of Ando is a Commitment to Quality Food
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46
Luxurious Steak Sandwiches
Luxurious Steak Sandwiches
Wagyumafia's Menu Includes an $180 Sandwich Called 'The Cutlet'
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45
Shiitake Mushroom Jerky
Shiitake Mushroom Jerky
Pan's Mushroom Jerky is a Vegetarian Alternative to Meat-Based Snacks
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44
Fried Chicken Ramen Sandwiches
Fried Chicken Ramen Sandwiches
The Bruxie's Kickin' Kimchi Ramen Waffle Upgrades a Classic Dish
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43
High-End Super Bowl Sandwiches
High-End Super Bowl Sandwiches
The DOMA Land + Sea 'King Doma' Sandwich Costs $1,000
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42
Smoothie-Inspired Jelly Beans
Smoothie-Inspired Jelly Beans
The Jelly Belly Candy Co. is Launching All-New Organic Jelly Beans
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41
Crunchy Caramel Pancake Dishes
Crunchy Caramel Pancake Dishes
The Denny's Dulce de Leche Crunch Pancakes are Fluffy and Textured
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40
Low-Calorie Light Ice Creams
Low-Calorie Light Ice Creams
Arctic Zero's New Range is Made with Milk, Cream and Cane Sugar
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39
Rice Crisp Protein Bars
Rice Crisp Protein Bars
The Dough Bar's 'Crispy Bar' is a Rice Crisp Snack with Added Protein
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38
Discreet Restaurant Deliveries
Discreet Restaurant Deliveries
Hooters Home Delivery Appeals to Those Who Wouldn't Visit in Person
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37
Greek Fig-Based Salamis
Greek Fig-Based Salamis
The Hellenic Farms Fig Salamis are a Tasty Alternative to Meat
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36
Waste-Transformed Space Food
Waste-Transformed Space Food
Scientists are Experimenting With Food for Astronauts Made From Feces
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35
Youth-Targeted Protein Foods
Youth-Targeted Protein Foods
The New Fuel10K Protein Breakfast Products are Deliciously Healthy
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34
Viral Challenge Calzones
Viral Challenge Calzones
The Pied Pod Calzone is a Pizzeria's Attempt to Cash in on a Sensation
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33
Bite-Sized Churro Snacks
Bite-Sized Churro Snacks
Trader Joe's Churro Bites Replicate a Snack Stand Favorite
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32
Vegan Ice Cream Cones
Vegan Ice Cream Cones
The 'Cornetto Veggy' is a Soy-Based Ice Cream Treat in a Cone
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31
Health-Conscious Packaged Noodles
Health-Conscious Packaged Noodles
These New Itsu Noodles Have Hand-Crafted Broths
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30
Candy-Flavored Yogurt Tubes
Candy-Flavored Yogurt Tubes
Go-GURT Teamed Up with Sour Patch Kids on a New Candy-Flavored Yogurt
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29
Cocktail-Making Robots
Cocktail-Making Robots
Inspired by Doctor Who, Factorylux and ST Robotics Created a Cocktail Robot
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28
Functional Snack Packets
Functional Snack Packets
Primark's 'Super Shots' are Full of Plant-Based Protein Sources
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27
High-End Cultured Meats
High-End Cultured Meats
Mosa Meat Aims to Disrupt the Meat Market Through High-End Establishments
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26
Fiber-Infused Snack Yogurts
Fiber-Infused Snack Yogurts
The Arla Fibre Yogurts Have a Low-Fat Profile
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25
Protein-Packed Snack Chips
Protein-Packed Snack Chips
The Protes Chips Contain 15 Grams of Protein Per Serving
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24
Bean-Based Snack Bars
Bean-Based Snack Bars
'That's It Nutrition' is Now Selling Bars Made from Black Beans and Veggies
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23
Baked Grain Snacks
Baked Grain Snacks
Lundberg Family Farms' Whole Grain, Gluten-Free Bites Make a Light Snack
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22
Dehydrated Fruit Lollipops
Dehydrated Fruit Lollipops
Dardimans' Lollipops are Coated with a Naturally Sourced Sugar Replacer
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21
Smoked Cantaloupe Burgers
Smoked Cantaloupe Burgers
Ducks Eatery Serves a Fruit Burger Patty Made with a Popular Melon
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20
Cryptocurrency Chicken Buckets
Cryptocurrency Chicken Buckets
KFC's 'Bitcoin Bucket' Can Only Be Purchased with Bitcoin
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19
Piquant Chili Candies
Piquant Chili Candies
'Tamalitoz' are Made with Chili Powder, Dehydrated Lime Juice and Sea Salt
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18
Bread-Shaped Crisps
Bread-Shaped Crisps
'BRIPS' Introduces a Traditional Russian Bread Snack in the Shape of Chips
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17
Crossover Breakfast Cereals
Crossover Breakfast Cereals
'Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes' is a New Two-in-One Cereal
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16
Dehydrated Carrot Snacks
Dehydrated Carrot Snacks
Rhythm Superfoods Now Offers a Simple Way to Enjoy a Carrot Stick Snack
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15
Eyeball-Garnished Cocktails
Eyeball-Garnished Cocktails
The Bar in Australia Serves an Unusual and Unsightly Margarita Garnish
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14
Autonomous Delivery Cars
Autonomous Delivery Cars
Nuro's Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Only Transports Goods, Not Humans
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13
Quirky Contemporary Pita Shops
Quirky Contemporary Pita Shops
Studio Roselyn's Design Was Influenced by Bad Food Photography
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12
Sweet Fruit Jerky Snacks
Sweet Fruit Jerky Snacks
'Nothing But the Fruit' Makes Plant-Based Jerky from Vibrant Ingredients
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11
Connected Traditional Cookers
Connected Traditional Cookers
The 'Stone Cooker' Uses Volcanic Stone to Safely Cook Foods
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10
Fast Food Recycling Initiatives
Fast Food Recycling Initiatives
McDonald's Recycling Project Aims to Make Eco-Friendly Packaging
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9
Creative Culinary Restaurants
Creative Culinary Restaurants
The Otway Restaurant Celebrates Experimental Cuisine
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8
VR Sampling Experiences
VR Sampling Experiences
Président Cheese's 'Taste with A Pro' Pairs Food and Recipe Creation
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7
Chilled Cheesy Meat Snacks
Chilled Cheesy Meat Snacks
The Jack Link’s Cold Crafted Snacks Bring Together Meat and Cheese
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6
Ingredient-Focused Snack Packaging
Ingredient-Focused Snack Packaging
The 'Fruity' Organic Fruit Snack Focuses on Freshness
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5
Nootropic Snack Bars
Nootropic Snack Bars
Radicle Snacks' Superbars are Packed with Brain-Boosting Ingredients
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4
DIY Dessert Kits
DIY Dessert Kits
Red Velvet NYC Makes It Easy to Whip Up Gourmet Indulgences at Home
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3
Injectable French Toast Bites
Injectable French Toast Bites
The Lost Bread Serves This Dessert Dish with Injectable Syrups
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2
Hybrid Chocolate Cookie Treats
Hybrid Chocolate Cookie Treats
The Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich Merges Favorite Treats
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1
Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
Hassle-Free Cooking Appliances
The Suvie robocooker is the Answer for Convenient Home-Cooked Meals
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