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Top 100 Food Ideas in May

From Plant-Based Pancake Mixes to Free-From Noodle Kits

— May 30, 2021 — Lifestyle
From plant-based pancake mixes to gluten-free noodle kits, the May 2021 food trends reveal that consumers continue to look for products that allow them to enjoy the foods they know and love, while still meeting specific dietary requirements.

For several years now, food and beverage brands have been creating products free from gluten, dairy, soy, and other major food allergens. The latest products to join this category include Forager Project's Ice Cream, which is not only dairy-free, but also lactose-free, gluten-free, and soy-free. Another tasty option is the Tiger Tiger noodle kits, which let you enjoy dishes like Japanese-Style Katsu Curry and Thai Red Curry, all without gluten, dairy, or nuts.

Of course, another growing food category is vegan or "plant-based" products. One standout product highlighted by the May 2021 food trends are the plant-based pancake mixes by Flourish Pancakes. Available in varieties like Original and Chocolate Chip, these plant-based pancakes are packed with 11 grams of plant-based protein.
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Public Vegan QSR Expansions
Public Vegan QSR Expansions
Globally Local is the First Publicly Traded Vegan Fast Food Company
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Smoked Maple-Glazed Bacon
Smoked Maple-Glazed Bacon
IHOP's New Steakhouse Premium Bacon is Part of Its Bacon Obsession Menu
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Free-From Frozen Desserts
Free-From Frozen Desserts
Forager Project's Ice Cream Has No Dairy, Soy, Gluten or Lactose
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97
Social Media Crispy Smashed Potatoes
Social Media Crispy Smashed Potatoes
MeatLikeMike's Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes Are Viral
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96
Heath-Focused Energy Shots
Heath-Focused Energy Shots
The Woke Up! Energy Shot is Made with Adaptogenic Herbs
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95
Springtime Snack Mixes
Springtime Snack Mixes
Nestlé Toll House's Spring Easter Basket Morsels & More is Here for Spring
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94
Meatless Meal Challenges
Meatless Meal Challenges
Gardein's Plant-Based Double Take Challenge Inspires Meatless Cooking
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93
Iconic Store-Bought Cookies
Iconic Store-Bought Cookies
Levain Bakery is Launching a Store-Bought Version of Its Cookies
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92
Restaurant-Supporting Food Challenges
Restaurant-Supporting Food Challenges
The Beefy Burger Boi TikTok Brings Awareness to Local Spots
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91
Tropical Lobster Tacos
Tropical Lobster Tacos
Taco Del Mar is Serving Up a New Tropical Lobster Taco This Summer
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90
Modern Ayurvedic Baking Mixes
Modern Ayurvedic Baking Mixes
You Again's Free-From Baking Mixes Draw from Ancient Nutrition
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89
Specialty Sugar-Free Soda Collections
Specialty Sugar-Free Soda Collections
Dr Pepper Zero Sugar Includes Three Flavors to Choose From
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Hybrid Quesadilla Tacos
Hybrid Quesadilla Tacos
del taco is serving up new Stuffed Quesadilla Tacos
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87
Plant-Based Pancake Mixes
Plant-Based Pancake Mixes
Flourish Pancake's Plant-Based Mixes are Full-Flavor & Rich in Protein
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86
Organic Hemp-Infused Teas
Organic Hemp-Infused Teas
These New Clipper Teas Hemp Teas Come in Two Varieties
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85
Fresh Single-Serve Meals
Fresh Single-Serve Meals
Sunbasket's Fresh & Ready Meals are Now Available in Invididual Portions
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84
Frozen Sports Drink Refreshments
Frozen Sports Drink Refreshments
The Powerade Sports Freezer Bars Come in Two Flavors
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Typographical Soda Branding
Typographical Soda Branding
Upstream Sparkling Drinks are Being Relaunched with New Branding
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82
Sustainable Convenience Store Coffees
Sustainable Convenience Store Coffees
Circle K Will Roll Out 100% Sustainable Coffee on Earth Day
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81
Crunchy Topping Cereals
Crunchy Topping Cereals
Carvel Ice Cream Turned Its Beloved Crunchies Into a Breakfast Cereal
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Recycled Hot Sauce Packets
Recycled Hot Sauce Packets
Taco Bell and TerraCycle are Developing a Recyclable Solution
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79
Canned Alcohol-Free Cocktails
Canned Alcohol-Free Cocktails
Gordon’s 0.0% and Tonic is Ready to Enjoy Right from the Can
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78
Premium Breakfast Sandwich Lineups
Premium Breakfast Sandwich Lineups
Pilot Flying J Premium Breakfast Sandwiches are Top Quality
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77
Cookie-Glazed Donuts
Cookie-Glazed Donuts
Krispy Kreme and Oreo Collaborated to Create a New Kind of Glaze
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Viral Berry Cereal Recipes
Viral Berry Cereal Recipes
TikTok User Gained Notable Attention from his 'Nature's Cereal'
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Savory Stuffed Pastries
Savory Stuffed Pastries
Balkan Bites Share the Taste of Flaky Burek in Frozen, Pre-Made Pouches
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74
Limited-Edition Coconut Candy Bars
Limited-Edition Coconut Candy Bars
Kinder Bueno Coconut is Coming Back for a Limited Time
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Cranberry-Infused Gravy Sauces
Cranberry-Infused Gravy Sauces
Heinz is Teasing a New Hybrid Condiment Called Cravy
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Plant-Powered Microalgae Patties
Plant-Powered Microalgae Patties
Sophie's Bionutrients Created Burger Patties from Microalgae
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Updated Soda Branding Initiatives
Updated Soda Branding Initiatives
This New Coca-Cola Branding is Simple and Straightforward
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70
Decadent Prebiotic-Rich Gelatos
Decadent Prebiotic-Rich Gelatos
Sacred Serve's Tigernut Cookies N Creme Remixes a Childhood Treat
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Recycled Condiment Packaging
Recycled Condiment Packaging
Hellmann's is Launching a New 100% Recycled Bottle Packaging
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Lunar Taco Campaigns
Lunar Taco Campaigns
Taco Bell is Sharing Free Tacos When the Moon Looks Like a Taco
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Cheesy Italian Street Snacks
Cheesy Italian Street Snacks
BJ’s Has a New Italian Chicken Piadina and Steak & Cheese Piadina
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Mood-Boosting Mango Frozen Treats
Mood-Boosting Mango Frozen Treats
The Enlightened Fruit Infusions Mango + Boost is Functional
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Connected Compact Soda Fountains
Connected Compact Soda Fountains
The Coca-Cola Freestyle 7100 Comes in Red or Black Finishes
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Savory Protein Bars
Savory Protein Bars
BLD Bars are Inspired by Savory Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners
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On-Road Delivery Robots
On-Road Delivery Robots
Domino's and Nuro Launched an Autonomous Pizza Delivery Solution
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Ready-to-Eat Two-Person Meals
Ready-to-Eat Two-Person Meals
These Charlie Bigham Freshly Prepared Ready Meals are Premium
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Low-Sugar Snack Mixes
Low-Sugar Snack Mixes
Thinful Snacks Have Just 60 Calories & Two Grams of Sugar Per Half-Cup
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Protein-Enriched Coffee Drinks
Protein-Enriched Coffee Drinks
The Kitu Life Super Coffee Blueberry Latte has 10-Grams of Protein
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Baked Feta Pasta Dessert Recipes
Baked Feta Pasta Dessert Recipes
delish Debuts a Viral Strawberry Cheesecake Bake on TikTok
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Plant-Based Frozen Pizzas
Plant-Based Frozen Pizzas
These New Tattooed Chef Plant-Based Pizzas Have Cauliflower Crusts
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Mystery Candy Contests
Mystery Candy Contests
The Mystery Sour Patch Kids Campaign Challenges Fans to Solve Clues
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Cereal-Flavored Protein Powders
Cereal-Flavored Protein Powders
Dymatize Has a New PEBBLES Birthday Cake Protein Powder Flavor
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Night-Out Chocolate Campaigns
Night-Out Chocolate Campaigns
Dove Chocolate is Sharing a Sweet Mother's Night Campaign
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Satisfying Keto-Friendly Snack Bars
Satisfying Keto-Friendly Snack Bars
Krunchy Keto Bars Taste Like Candy Without the Carbs
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Plant-Powered Meal Kits
Plant-Powered Meal Kits
Simple Feast Delivers Plant-Based Meal Kits in Sustainable Packaging
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Free-From Popped Snack Ranges
Free-From Popped Snack Ranges
The Good & Honest Popped Veggie Crisps are Launching in the UK
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Consumer-Driven Readymade Meals
Consumer-Driven Readymade Meals
Henderson Wholesale The Chef Readymade Meals are High-Quality
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50
Birthday Cake Bites
Birthday Cake Bites
White Castle is Celebrating Its Centennial with Birthday Cake on a Stick
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Candy-Topped Sundae Kits
Candy-Topped Sundae Kits
Hershey’s Sundae Creations Has Everything You Need for the Perfect Sundae
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Probiotic Apple Cider Shots
Probiotic Apple Cider Shots
Be Gud Beverages Has Launched Two New Shots for Wellness Support
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Energizing Superfood Bars
Energizing Superfood Bars
Your Super's Energy Bomb Bar is High in Caffeine & Adaptogens
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Free-From Noodle Kits
Free-From Noodle Kits
These New Tiger Tiger Noodle Kits are Being Launched in the UK
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Social Media Pasta Recipes
Social Media Pasta Recipes
Anna Rothfuss Recently Showcased Her 'Honeycomb Pasta' on TikTok
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Tasty Vegan Snack Bites
Tasty Vegan Snack Bites
The Squeaky Bean Chicken Style Bites are Ready to Eat or Heat
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Parfait-Inspired Snack Bars
Parfait-Inspired Snack Bars
The Clio Granola & Yogurt Parfait Bars Come in Two Flavors
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Vegan Egg Street Vendors
Vegan Egg Street Vendors
JUST Egg Can Be Found at Three Street Food Stalls in China
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Shellfish-Selling Vending Machines
Shellfish-Selling Vending Machines
Kanehachi Suisan Fishery Sells Shellfish Via Vending Machines
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Snackable Marshmallow Bites
Snackable Marshmallow Bites
Jet-Puffed Bites Have Fun Flavors Covered in Decadent Toppings
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Customizable Chocolate Bars
Customizable Chocolate Bars
Cadbury's Build-Your-Own Chocolate Bars May Be Personalized
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High Protein Collagen Oats
High Protein Collagen Oats
Purely Elizabeth Recently Debuted Its New Collagen Protein Oats
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Regionally Flavored Candy Bars
Regionally Flavored Candy Bars
KitKat Dark is Launching in Two New Flavors in Australia
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Regenerative Farming Initiatives
Regenerative Farming Initiatives
PepsiCo’s Positive Agriculture Agenda Promotes Positive Change
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Viral Vegan Blueberry Cookies
Viral Vegan Blueberry Cookies
Justine Eats Recently Created a TikTok-Famous Cookie Recipe
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S'mores Variety Kits
S'mores Variety Kits
This Hershey's S'mores Kit Shares a Selection of Chocolate Bars
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Barista-Style Instant Coffees
Barista-Style Instant Coffees
The Nescafé Gold Blend Roastery Collection Has Two Blends
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Ice Jelly Desserts
Ice Jelly Desserts
NYC's Jell & Chill Serves Thirst-Quenching Treats That are Rich in Texture
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Clean Cannabis Gummies
Clean Cannabis Gummies
dosist's Performance Gummies Support Sleep, Bliss and Calm
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Plant-Based Dissolving Gums
Plant-Based Dissolving Gums
Mouth Off Fights Bad Breath By Deactivating Sulfur Compounds
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Artisanal Mother's Day Gifts
Artisanal Mother's Day Gifts
The Norman Love Confections’ Mother’s Day Gift Box is Here for 2021
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Limited-Edition Cereal Releases
Limited-Edition Cereal Releases
These New General Mills Cereals Come in Five Varieties
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Foamy Gummy Bears
Foamy Gummy Bears
Candy People's Vegan Malibu VegoBears Have Fresh, Fruity Flavors
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Astrology-Inspired Gummy Supplements
Astrology-Inspired Gummy Supplements
Cosmos Vita's Gummies Taste Great and Promote Good Health
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Sustainable Pasture-Raised Eggs
Sustainable Pasture-Raised Eggs
Consider Pastures is Embracing Regenerative Farming Practices
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Vegan Lobster Alternatives
Vegan Lobster Alternatives
May Wah's Vegan Lobster Can Be Boiled, Marinated, Fried or Stewed
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K-Pop Fast Food Meals
K-Pop Fast Food Meals
McDonald's is Introducing the BTS Meal in Collaboration with the Pop Group
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Dippable Gummy Sticks
Dippable Gummy Sticks
Bazooka's Juicy Drop Gummy Dip ‘N Stix Mix Flavors and Textures
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Overnight Oat Bars
Overnight Oat Bars
The Overnight Oats Bar is Easy to Eat on the Go
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Cupcake-Inspired Chocolate Bars
Cupcake-Inspired Chocolate Bars
Cupcake Bakery Sprinkles is Introducing Boxed Sprinkles Chocolates
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Ready-to-Drink Plant-Based Beverages
Ready-to-Drink Plant-Based Beverages
Nestlé is Releasing These Plant-Based Drinks in Asia
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Happiness-Themed Chocolates
Happiness-Themed Chocolates
The Newly Released Uzume Chocolate Collection is Perfect for Moms
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Microwaveable Burrito Duos
Microwaveable Burrito Duos
Trader Joe’s New Carne Asada Burritos Can Be Enjoyed in Minutes
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Upcycled Ingredient Cookies
Upcycled Ingredient Cookies
Fancypants Baking Co. Created a Line of Cookies to Reduce Food Waste
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Decadent Plant-Based Bars
Decadent Plant-Based Bars
Phyter Food Makes Dessert-Like Refrigerated Plant-Based Bars
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Adaptogenic Protein Bars
Adaptogenic Protein Bars
The Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip BLISS Bar Contains Reishi Mushroom
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Reduced Plastic Produce Trays
Reduced Plastic Produce Trays
ProducePack Punnet Trays are a Paperboard Alternative to Plastic
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Oozing Salted Caramel Cakes
Oozing Salted Caramel Cakes
Boston Market's New Dessert Menu Includes a Salted Caramel Lava Cake
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Sprinkle Cookie Sandwiches
Sprinkle Cookie Sandwiches
These Sprinkles Walk into a Sandwich Cookie is the Perfect Cookie Combo
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Banana-Flavored Nutritional Drinks
Banana-Flavored Nutritional Drinks
Huel Banana is a Ready-to-Drink Beverage Packed with Vitamins
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Exclusive Food Content
Exclusive Food Content
In Late 2020, Vice Launched an OnlyFans Account for Munchies
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Versatile Norwegian Cheeses
Versatile Norwegian Cheeses
Trader Joe’s Alpeost Cheese is a Sweet, Floral, and Fruity Cheese
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Easily Digestible Snack Bars
Easily Digestible Snack Bars
BelliWelli's Certified Low-FODMAP Snack Bars Support the Gut
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Efficient Meal Prepping Kits
Efficient Meal Prepping Kits
The Prep Deck Meal Prep Kit Helps You Easily Prep Meals in One Sapce
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5
Virtual Pizza Parties
Virtual Pizza Parties
Virgin Media Connected Two Pizza Pop-Ups So People Could Share Meals
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4
Biodegradable Chewing Gums
Biodegradable Chewing Gums
Nuud Offers a Natural and Sustainable Alternative to Traditional Gum
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3
Sustainable Plant Milk Concentrates
Sustainable Plant Milk Concentrates
The JOI Organic Oat Milk Powder Comes in a Compostable Pouch
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Travel-Friendly Lightweight Cooler Bags
Travel-Friendly Lightweight Cooler Bags
The Coolio is Made from Sustainable Materials
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Waste-Reducing Celebrity Chefs
Waste-Reducing Celebrity Chefs
NY Chef Marcus Samuelsson Partners with Eco-Friendly Food Brands
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