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Top 100 Food Product Ideas in 2016

From Allergy-Friendly Burgers to Milk-Flavored Potato Chips

— July 3, 2016 — Lifestyle
The June 2016 food product trends reveal that while consumers continue to demand better-for-you options and nutrient-rich foods, there is a still an interest in strange and unusual food products. Indeed, it appears as thought the shift towards healthier food options does not mean that consumers have stopped purchasing fun and creative snack foods.

As expected, the June 2016 food product trends demonstrate a continued demand for healthier versions of traditional dishes. This is particularly true of meat, as a growing number of consumers are interested in plant-based alternatives. Some of the most innovative examples of vegetarian-friendly food products include allergy-free veggie burgers, plant-based frozen dinners and fishless vegan fillets.

On the other hand, brands continue to release unexpected snack foods that prioritize taste over nutritional value. Some examples of these creative food products include soda-flavored toaster pastries, bearded gummy candies and milk-flavored potato chips. These kinds of snacks are likely to appeal to experimental foodies who are more interested in creative flavor combinations than nutrition.
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Olympics-Inspired Burgers
Olympics-Inspired Burgers
The New Brazilian BBQ McSpicy Celebrates the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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99
Seafood Sandwich Giveaways
Seafood Sandwich Giveaways
This Chain is Hosting a National Sampling for Its Coastal Cod Sandwich
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98
State Fair-Inspired Dishes
State Fair-Inspired Dishes
The New Southern Fair Tenders Capture the Flavors of the State Fair
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97
Spicy Fish Sandwiches
Spicy Fish Sandwiches
The Spicy Big Fish Caters to Seafood Lovers Who Like a Bit of Heat
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96
Blue Slushie-Flavored Donuts
Blue Slushie-Flavored Donuts
The New Blue Raspberry Slurpee Donut is Inspired by an Iconic Drink
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95
Toast-Flavored Pickles
Toast-Flavored Pickles
The Hefeweizen Pickles Offer a Taste Inspired by Bread and Butter
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94
Fuelled Fudge Bars
Fuelled Fudge Bars
The Promax Chocolate Squares Feature a High Protein and Low Sugar Blend
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93
Toast-Flavored Chips
Toast-Flavored Chips
This Flavored Snack from Koikeya is Meant to Taste Like Toasted Bread
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92
Ice Cream-Topped Milkshakes
Ice Cream-Topped Milkshakes
The New Sundae Shakes from Baskin-Robbins Combine Two Tasty Treats
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91
Nutrient-Rich Frozen Pizzas
Nutrient-Rich Frozen Pizzas
The New Artisan Crust Pizzas Help Consumers Eat More Whole Grains
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90
Resurrected Chicken Wing Dishes
Resurrected Chicken Wing Dishes
'Mighty Wings' Recently Reappeared on the McDonald's Menu
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89
Grilled Bagel Sandwiches
Grilled Bagel Sandwiches
The Italiano Grilled Bagel Sandwich Puts a Twist on Lunchtime Favorite
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88
Fishless Vegan Fillets
Fishless Vegan Fillets
Quorn's Meat-Free Fillets are a Satisfying Alternative to Fish
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87
Gargantuan Breakfast Burritos
Gargantuan Breakfast Burritos
The Egg-Normous Burrito is a Hearty Morning Meal Option
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86
Chai-Flavored Pecans
Chai-Flavored Pecans
These Pecan Nuts are Caramelized, Chocolate-Dipped and Coated in Cocoa
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85
Spiced Coffee Yogurts
Spiced Coffee Yogurts
Snowville Creamery's Newest Yogurt Flavor Comes in Coffee-Cardamom
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84
Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Dinners
Hearty Rotisserie Chicken Dinners
The Buff’d Up Meal Deal Gives Consumers More Bang for Their Buck
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83
Decadent Donut Collaborations
Decadent Donut Collaborations
The Krispy Kreme Nutella Donut is Dubbed the Nutty Chocolatta
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82
Fast Food Breakfast Platters
Fast Food Breakfast Platters
The New Big Breakfast Platter from McDonald's Includes Eggs Benedict
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81
Bacon-Stuffed Pizza Crusts
Bacon-Stuffed Pizza Crusts
Pizza Hut's New Stuffed Crust Pizza Features Applewood Smoked Bacon
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80
Fresh Fast Food Burgers
Fresh Fast Food Burgers
McDonald's is Opting for Freshly Prepared Meat Patties in Place of Frozen
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79
Whipped Greek-Style Yogurts
Whipped Greek-Style Yogurts
The Oykos Whip'n'Mix Mousses Turn Yogurt into a Healthy Dessert
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78
Everything Bagel Mustards
Everything Bagel Mustards
Deli Dirt is an Everything Bagel Mustard Blend by Green Mountain
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77
Hamburger-Inspired Hot Dogs
Hamburger-Inspired Hot Dogs
The New Whopper Dog Joins Burger King's Existing Grilled Dogs Lineup
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76
Boozy Bourbon Sandwiches
Boozy Bourbon Sandwiches
Thew New Bourbon Bacon Sandwiches are Infused with Barrel-Aged Whiskey
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75
Beer-Infused Pizza Crusts
Beer-Infused Pizza Crusts
This Chain is Bringing Beer and Pizza Together in a Unique Way
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74
Soda-Flavored Breakfast Treats
Soda-Flavored Breakfast Treats
These Soda Pop Tarts are Flavored After Favorite Pop Varieties
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73
Cheesy Pretzel Bites
Cheesy Pretzel Bites
These Stuffed Pretzel Nuggets are Filled with Cheese and Bacon
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72
Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cookies
Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cookies
The No. 4 St. James Chocolate Chip Bourbon Bombs are Scrumptious
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71
Raspberry-Flavored Almonds
Raspberry-Flavored Almonds
Emerald Makes Raspberry Puree-Coated Almonds
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70
Syrup-Filled Cones
Syrup-Filled Cones
The New Cono Relleno Features a Hidden Syrup-Filled Center
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69
Omelet-Topped Breakfast Sandwiches
Omelet-Topped Breakfast Sandwiches
The New Dunkin' Donuts' Sandwiches Feature More Eggs
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68
Nutritious Coffee Shop Menus
Nutritious Coffee Shop Menus
Costa's Summer Menu Features Fresh Fruit Smoothies and Healthy Wraps
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67
Indian Kale Chips
Indian Kale Chips
This Healthy Chip Snack Takes Cues from the Flavors of India
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66
QR Code Prizes
QR Code Prizes
This Company Has Replaced the Toy Prizes in Its Snacks with QR Codes
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65
Spicy Hybrid Burritos
Spicy Hybrid Burritos
The New Jalapeno Popper Quesarito Features Jalapeno Slices and Melted Cheese
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64
Creamy Tea Condiments
Creamy Tea Condiments
This Japanese Sado-Themed Toast Spread Combines Matcha Green Tea and Cream
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63
Flavorful Soybean Spreads
Flavorful Soybean Spreads
Don't Go Nuts Make Nut-Free Spreads in Chocolate, Cinnamon and More
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62
Tequila-Infused Donuts
Tequila-Infused Donuts
The Patrón Platinum Donut Was Created in Honor of Cinco de Mayo
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61
Marshmallow-Topped Pizzas
Marshmallow-Topped Pizzas
The Hershey's Toasted S'mores Cookie is a Pizza-Inspired Dessert
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60
Dippable Pull-Apart Bagels
Dippable Pull-Apart Bagels
The New Twist N' Dip Bagel Puts an Interactive Twist on Breakfast
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59
Nostalgic Vegan Ice Creams
Nostalgic Vegan Ice Creams
NadaMoo! Creamery Recreates Cult Flavors With Dairy-Free Ingredients
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58
Portable Peanut Butter Packets
Portable Peanut Butter Packets
The Little Buddy's Packets Make It Easy to Take Nut Butter to Go
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57
Revamped Candy Bars
Revamped Candy Bars
The Take 5 Bar Has Been Rebranded to Appeal to Millennials
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56
Bone Marrow-Stuffed Donuts
Bone Marrow-Stuffed Donuts
This Donut Features a Chocolate Filling Made from Roasted Bone Marrow
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55
Indulgent Hot Chocolate Menus
Indulgent Hot Chocolate Menus
Doughnut Time's Nutella Hot Chocolate Menu is Decadently Garnished
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54
Bearded Gummy Candies
Bearded Gummy Candies
The New Sour Brite Weird Beards Candies Resemble NBA Player James Harden
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53
Layered Nut Snacks
Layered Nut Snacks
Nutster's Covered Almond Snacks are Embedded in Yogurt, Rice Crisps and More
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52
Ring-Shaped Chicken Fries
Ring-Shaped Chicken Fries
The Chicken Fries Rings Provide a New Way to Enjoy Fried Chicken
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51
New Zealand-Themed Burgers
New Zealand-Themed Burgers
The Kiwi Angus Burger is Inspired by Regional Flavors
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50
Tomato-Flavored Kale Chips
Tomato-Flavored Kale Chips
Natasha's Seasoned Chips Taste Like Another Vegetable
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49
Bite-Sized Thai Snacks
Bite-Sized Thai Snacks
Apinya's All-Natural Snack Bites Give a Taste of Thailand
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48
Extra-Meat Quesadillas
Extra-Meat Quesadillas
The 'Doubledilla' Features a Double Portion of Steak or Chicken
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47
Crunchy Olive Snacks
Crunchy Olive Snacks
This Cielos Snack Gives Olives Flavorful Coatings Like Paprika and Wasabi
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46
Allergy-Friendly Burgers
Allergy-Friendly Burgers
Hilary's Veggie Burger Patty Products are Made Without the Top Allergens
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45
Bowl-Embedded Microwave Meals
Bowl-Embedded Microwave Meals
Pace 'Ready Meals' Turn into a Bowl After Cooking Has Completed
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44
Exotic Greek Yogurt Collections
Exotic Greek Yogurt Collections
The Nestlé a+ Grekyo Line is Designed for the Indian Market
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43
Spicy Balsamic Dressings
Spicy Balsamic Dressings
This Cristal Dressing Combines Balsamic Cream with Hot Peppers
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42
Antioxidant Matcha Pancakes
Antioxidant Matcha Pancakes
The Wa Green Matcha Tea Hotcake Mix is Designed for Quick Meal Prep
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41
Customizable Late Night Menus
Customizable Late Night Menus
The Late Night Jack Hacks Allow Customers to Customize Their Meal
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40
Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches
Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches
The Kool Krispy Sandwich Upgrades the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
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39
Vegan Fast Food Burgers
Vegan Fast Food Burgers
Wendy's is Offering a Vegan-Friendly Sandwich With a Black Bean Patty
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38
Cake-Flavored Nut Spreads
Cake-Flavored Nut Spreads
This Flavored Peanut Butter from Buff Bake Tastes Like Red Velvet Cake
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37
Unshelled Cashew Snacks
Unshelled Cashew Snacks
KARMA'S 'Wrapped Cashews' Can Be Eaten with Their Original Shell
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36
Resurrected Chocolate Bar Flavors
Resurrected Chocolate Bar Flavors
The Dairy Milk Tiffin Will Be Returning for a Limited Time
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35
Gourmet Frozen Fries
Gourmet Frozen Fries
These Frozen French Fries from Alexia Feature Flavorful Seasonings
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34
Naturally Sweetened Popsicles
Naturally Sweetened Popsicles
The Packaging for Frost Ice Cream is Very Maximalistic and Colorful
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33
Late-Night Snack Bars
Late-Night Snack Bars
'NightFood' Snack Bars are Formulated to Curb Evening Cravings
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32
Coffee Shop-Branded S'mores
Coffee Shop-Branded S'mores
The New S'mores Bars from Starbucks are Designed to Appeal to Kids
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31
Oatmeal Energy Packets
Oatmeal Energy Packets
CLIF Bar's Athlete Series Now Includes Ultra-Compact Oatmeal Servings
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30
Savory Chicken Cones
Savory Chicken Cones
'Swiss Chickornetto' Snacks are Dressed Up Like Ice Cream Treats
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29
Nutritionally Complete Bars
Nutritionally Complete Bars
Joylent's 'Twenny Bar' Provides a Dose of Balanced Nutrition on the Go
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28
Raw Dessert Pots
Raw Dessert Pots
This Portable Ganache Dessert Satisfies a Sweet Tooth on the Go
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27
Caffeinated Chocolate Treats
Caffeinated Chocolate Treats
The Coffee Thins Range Consists of Edible, Coffee-Flavored Chocolates
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26
Fruit-Flavored Cheese Spreads
Fruit-Flavored Cheese Spreads
This Sweet Cream Cheese Comes in a Fruity Peach Flavor
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25
Milk-Flavored Potato Chips
Milk-Flavored Potato Chips
This Koikeya Snack Tastes Like Dairy and is Fortified with Calcium
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24
Mascarpone Melon Chocolates
Mascarpone Melon Chocolates
This Unconventional Kit Kat is Hokkaido Melon and Cheese-Flavored
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23
Americana-Themed Donut Flavors
Americana-Themed Donut Flavors
The American Classics Doughnuts are Inspired by Classic Treats
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22
Avocado-Based Honey Spreads
Avocado-Based Honey Spreads
This Raw Honey Comes from Bees That Have Pollinated Avocado Trees
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21
New York-Themed Menus
New York-Themed Menus
The New McDonald’s France Menu Features New York City Street Foods
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20
Eco-Friendly Tortilla Bowls
Eco-Friendly Tortilla Bowls
KFC India is Testing an Edible Bowl for Environmental Purposes
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19
Cheesy Wine Candies
Cheesy Wine Candies
Puccho's 'Ajiyui' Series of Japanese Candies Includes a Wine and Cheese Flavor
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18
Edible Chocolate Love Notes
Edible Chocolate Love Notes
This Company Creates Handwritten Notes Out of Chocolate Stationary
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17
Protein-Rich Ice Creams
Protein-Rich Ice Creams
The 'Wheyhey' Ice Cream Range is Made with Whey Protein Isolate
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16
Sweetened Beet Snacks
Sweetened Beet Snacks
This Vegetable Chip Snack is Sweetened with Cinnamon and Coconut Sugar
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15
Kid-Friendly Ice Creams
Kid-Friendly Ice Creams
This Sugar-Free Ice Cream Range is Designed for Kids
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14
Macaron Dessert Popsicles
Macaron Dessert Popsicles
Ekselence Macarons Introduces a Hybrid of Ice Cream and Macarons
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13
Cocktail Dessert Cups
Cocktail Dessert Cups
Solo Italia's Sponge Cake Sweets Channel Classic Drink Flavors
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12
International Burger Menus
International Burger Menus
The World Burger Tour Features Burgers Inspired by Global Cuisine
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11
Healthy Popcorn Snack Brands
Healthy Popcorn Snack Brands
The Nude Popcorn Company is a New UK Snack Brand
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10
Decadent Father's Day Cakes
Decadent Father's Day Cakes
The New Baskin-Robbins Cakes Feature Dad-Approved Ingredients
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9
Reimagined Rice Cake Snacks
Reimagined Rice Cake Snacks
ELEMENT Snacks is Turning Traditional Rice Cakes into Sweet Treats
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8
Chocolate Candy Pebbles
Chocolate Candy Pebbles
These Chocolate Beach Stones are an Artisanal Favorite
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7
Spicy Mango Dips
Spicy Mango Dips
Frutas Montosa's Dip is Made with 95% Fresh Fruit Ingredients
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6
Powdered Coconut Creamers
Powdered Coconut Creamers
Coconut Cloud's Powdered Coffee Creamer is a Portable Dairy Alternative
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5
Plant-Based Frozen Dinners
Plant-Based Frozen Dinners
Sweet Earth Natural Foods Reimagines Frozen Dinners for Millennials
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4
Granola-Topped Yogurt Cups
Granola-Topped Yogurt Cups
These Healthy Breakfast Pots are Made for Eating on the Go
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3
Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese
Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese
This Hand-Rubbed Seasoned Cheese is Naturally Lactose-Free
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2
Superfood Snack Bars
Superfood Snack Bars
Navitas Naturals' Superfood+ Bar Products Boast Nutrient-Dense Ingredients
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1
Ready-to-Serve Dessert Pots
Ready-to-Serve Dessert Pots
Delici Packs its Multi-Person Treats in Glass Cups and a Plastic Tray
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