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100 Nostalgic Food and Beverage Innovations

From Rustic Belgian Waffles to Retro Craft Sodas

— December 7, 2017 — Lifestyle
These nostalgic nostalgic food and beverage innovations range from rustic Belgian waffles to craft sodas that reintroduce today's consumer to vintage flavors. When looking at confections and desserts, standouts include P'unk Burger's Girl Scout Cookie milkshake which is topped with the iconic snack, along with chef Cedric Grolet's Rubik's Cube cakes which are designed to resemble the retro toy.

When it comes to savory foods, memorable products include Auntie Anne's soft pretzel packs which are sold in 5-piece sets, and ready to bake. Additionally, Seven Sisters Scone's Mini Sconewiches are a hit among deli fans, and are a scone and sandwich hybrid which remixes the classic tea time snack.

Those looking to indulge in a nostalgic beverage can try out products like Shake Shack's adult-centric milkshakes which are a sophisticated take on childhood-inspired menu items, and Cicero Beverage Company's Candied Bacon Cream Soda which is a savory version of the traditional drink.
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Historical Craft Jellies
Historical Craft Jellies
Congaree and Penn Farm's Apple Jelly Comes from a Johnny Appleseed Tree
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Pretzel Tasting Platters
Pretzel Tasting Platters
Toronto's Stadt Cafe Serves a German Pretzel Platter with Meat and Cheese
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98
Complementary Ice Cream Collections
Complementary Ice Cream Collections
Jeni's Pairings Collection is to Be Eaten with Pies & Cakes
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97
Cabernet Cocoa Recipes
Cabernet Cocoa Recipes
This Recipe for Red Wine Hot Chocolate Will Warm You This Winter Season
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96
Sandwich-Inspired Crackers
Sandwich-Inspired Crackers
Lance's PB&J Toasty Cracker Sandwiches are Made with Welch's Grapes
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95
Exotic Caramel Ice Creams
Exotic Caramel Ice Creams
This 'Coconuts for Caramel' Ice Cream is Compartmentalized in Its Pint
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94
Savory QSR Artisan Sandwiches
Savory QSR Artisan Sandwiches
The Dairy Queen Kansas City BBQ Pork Sandwich Offers Balanced Flavor
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Deep-Fried Sauce Balls
Deep-Fried Sauce Balls
Chicken Charlie's Created a Deep-Fried Food Dish with Frank's RedHot Sauce
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92
Decadent 20s-Inspired Menus
Decadent 20s-Inspired Menus
Mode Kitchen & Bar's Menu is Inspired by the Art Deco Era
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Fruit Salad-Flavored Gummies
Fruit Salad-Flavored Gummies
Tangerine's Mini Bon Bons Now Comes in a Sweet Fruit Salad Flavor
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90
Nostalgic Burger Formulations
Nostalgic Burger Formulations
Top Notch Austin Boasts Vintage Food and Design Inspirations
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Comic-Inspired Sodas
Comic-Inspired Sodas
'Kickapoo Joy Juice' is a Comic Strip-Inspired Carbonated Soft Drink
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88
Cognac-Infused Milkshakes
Cognac-Infused Milkshakes
The Powder Room's $500 'Velvet Goldmine' Contains Remy Martin Cognac
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87
Seed-Infused Chocolate Barks
Seed-Infused Chocolate Barks
The barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed with Sea Salt is Savory
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86
Soda-Flavored Candy Chews
Soda-Flavored Candy Chews
Hi-Chew's 'Fizzies' Boast Real Cola Flavors and an Effervescent Texture
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85
Blackberry-Flavored Beignets
Blackberry-Flavored Beignets
Mickey-Shaped Blackberry Beignets are the Newest Disneyland Treat
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Allergy-Friendly Cookies
Allergy-Friendly Cookies
The Safe + Fair Food Company Creates Non-GMO, Clean Label Snacks
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Beer-Infused Ice Creams
Beer-Infused Ice Creams
The Graeter's x Braxton Brewing Co. Stout & Pretzel Ice Cream is Savory
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Resurging Nostalgic Gums
Resurging Nostalgic Gums
This Banana-Flavored Gum Will be Re-Released in Brazil
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Frosty Nostalgic QSR Drinks
Frosty Nostalgic QSR Drinks
The Taco Bell Strawberry Poppin' Candy Freeze is Packed with Sweets
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S'Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
S'Mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
These Reinvented Ice Cream Sandwiches Offer Chilled Campfire Flavors
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Flavorful Deli Meat Packages
Flavorful Deli Meat Packages
The Patrick Cudahy Lunch Packs Make Multiple Sandwiches
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Magical Pony-Themed Cafes
Magical Pony-Themed Cafes
Tokyo's 'My Little Pony Cafe' Features a Colorful Cartoon-Like Menu
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Carnival-Inspired Burgers
Carnival-Inspired Burgers
McDonald’s Malaysia Created a Rio Burger in Honor of the Olympics
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Homespun Condiment Branding
Homespun Condiment Branding
The Chorifactory Salsa Packaging Merges Rustic and Modern Aesthetics
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Savory Artisanal Sodas
Savory Artisanal Sodas
The Cicero Beverage Company Candied Bacon Cream Soda is Scrumptious
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Ready-to-Bake Soft Pretzels
Ready-to-Bake Soft Pretzels
Consumers Can Bake Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels at Home
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Mini Scone Sandwiches
Mini Scone Sandwiches
Seven Sisters Scone's Mini Sconewiches are Savory Lunch Snacks
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Candied Bacon Lollipos
Candied Bacon Lollipos
This Savory Lollipop Flavor is Comprised of a Fried Meat Centre
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Boozy Ice Lollies
Boozy Ice Lollies
'Wavey Ice' Makes Refreshing Summer Treats with an Alcoholic Kick
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Cheese Puff-Coated Cookies
Cheese Puff-Coated Cookies
Cookie Good's Cheetos Cookies are a Sweet and Salty Hybrid Snack
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Souvenir Banana Chocolates
Souvenir Banana Chocolates
The 'Tokyo Banana' x KitKat Takes Inspiration from a Regional Treat
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Artisanal Superfood Spirits
Artisanal Superfood Spirits
FAIR. Offers Nutritious Alcoholic Drinks With Acai, Goji and Kumquat
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Novelty Popsicle Flavors
Novelty Popsicle Flavors
Van Holten’s Pickle Popsicles are a Delicious Treat Targeting Athletes
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Remixed Cuban Cocktails
Remixed Cuban Cocktails
These 'Playa Bacardi' Cocktails Feature Tropical Flavor Profiles
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Artisanal Fruit Biscuits
Artisanal Fruit Biscuits
Butterflies' Fine English Biscuits Feature Fruit and Flower Ingredients
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Fair-Inspired Popcorn Snacks
Fair-Inspired Popcorn Snacks
The New G.H. Cretors Organic Popped Corn Varieties are Artisanal
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Limited-Edition Seasonal Ice Creams
Limited-Edition Seasonal Ice Creams
These New Dreyer's Ice Cream Flavors Celebrate the Holidays
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Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
Italian Cuisine QSR Sandwiches
The Starbucks Chicken Caprese Panini is Here for a Limited Time
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Boozy Artisan Meat Snacks
Boozy Artisan Meat Snacks
The Three Jerks Filet Mignon Maple Bourbon Churro Jerky is Savory
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Chocolate-Based Artisan Kitchen Collections
Chocolate-Based Artisan Kitchen Collections
Willie's Cacao Offers Small-Batch Chocolate Products
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Customizable Sundae Kits
Customizable Sundae Kits
For Father's Day, Jeni's is Launching a Build Your Own Sundae Collection
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Colorful Cartoon-Inspired Donuts
Colorful Cartoon-Inspired Donuts
Krispy Kreme's Power Rangers Donuts Celebrate the Upcoming Film
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Cookie-Topped Custard Desserts
Cookie-Topped Custard Desserts
The Nilla Banana Stacker is a Creamy, Banana-Flavored Treat
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Savory Churro Sandwiches
Savory Churro Sandwiches
La Maripili is Reinventing the Churro with Chorizo and Tomatoes
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Cult Cookie Flavor Milkshakes
Cult Cookie Flavor Milkshakes
P'unk Burger's Girl Scout Cookie Milkshake Tributes the Iconic Treat
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Understated Honey Jars
Understated Honey Jars
The Idea Behind this Honey Product Reflects Bees' Lifespans
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Deep-Fried Gelatin Desserts
Deep-Fried Gelatin Desserts
This Year's Texas State Fair Featured Fried Jell-O
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Hot Funnel Cake Desserts
Hot Funnel Cake Desserts
Dairy Queen Recently Added Funnel Cake a La Mode to Its Permanent Menu
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Candied Soda Beverages
Candied Soda Beverages
The Pepsi Halloween Cola Boasts a Sugary Pink Color and a Bubblegum Flavor
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QSR Dessert Side Dishes
QSR Dessert Side Dishes
The Checkers and Rally's Funnel Cake Fries are Fair-Inspired
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Stuffed Bagel Snacks
Stuffed Bagel Snacks
The Einstein Bros. 'Shmearfuls' Stuffed Bagel Bites Come in Six Flavors
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Festive Almond Milk Drinks
Festive Almond Milk Drinks
The Starbucks Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate is Sweet and Nutty
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Boozy Canned Lemonades
Boozy Canned Lemonades
Fishers Island Lemonade's Family Recipe is Over 100 Years Old
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Halloween Candy-Packed Ice Creams
Halloween Candy-Packed Ice Creams
The Baskin-Robbins Candy Bar Mashup Ice Cream is Treat-Packed
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Festive Gingerbread Ice Creams
Festive Gingerbread Ice Creams
Halo Top's Gingerbread Ice Cream is a Fun Seasonal Flavor
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Hot Chocolate Breakfast Cereals
Hot Chocolate Breakfast Cereals
The Hot Cocoa Cocoa Puffs Have Corn Puffs and Marshmallows
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Americana Chocolate Sets
Americana Chocolate Sets
Stateside Treat Emporium's American Chocolates Embrace Classic Flavors
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Ice Cream-Topped Milkshakes
Ice Cream-Topped Milkshakes
The New Sundae Shakes from Baskin-Robbins Combine Two Tasty Treats
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Frozen Cereal-Flavored Donuts
Frozen Cereal-Flavored Donuts
The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bites are Prepared Fresh at Home
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Cereal-Infused Ice Cream Shakes
Cereal-Infused Ice Cream Shakes
The Burger King From Loops Shake is Sweet and Crunchy
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Savory Crisp Pork Snacks
Savory Crisp Pork Snacks
The Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rinds Come in Four Flavor Options
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Donut-Themed Cereals
Donut-Themed Cereals
Kellogg's is Launching Donut Shop Cereal in Pink and Donut Varieties
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Artisanal Party Candy Floss
Artisanal Party Candy Floss
The Chocolate Storybook Party Time Cotton Candy Collection is Tasty
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QSR Belgian Waffle Sandwiches
QSR Belgian Waffle Sandwiches
The White Castle Waffle Menu Includes Savory and Sweet Options
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Agroforestry Produced Jams
Agroforestry Produced Jams
Casa Dita's Jams are Offered Alongside Simple, Contemporary Branding
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Holiday-Themed Ice Cream Treats
Holiday-Themed Ice Cream Treats
The New Sonic Holiday Mint Treats are Infused with Oreo Cookies
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Retro Drinking Chocolate Cans
Retro Drinking Chocolate Cans
Marchoc's Packaging Captures the Essence of Distinct Flavors
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Zero Waste Breads
Zero Waste Breads
River Road Bakehouse's Artisan Bread Reduces Food Waste
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Cult Cartoon Cookbooks
Cult Cartoon Cookbooks
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cookbook Has Series-Inspired Recipes
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Small-Scale Artisan Breads
Small-Scale Artisan Breads
Allinson's Has Created a Line of Smaller Loaves for Smaller Households
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Limited-Edition QSR Pies
Limited-Edition QSR Pies
The McDonald's Blueberry & Creme Pie is Around Only for the Summer
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Farm-Inspired Snack Branding
Farm-Inspired Snack Branding
These Rustic Chips Are Packaged With a Down-Home Design
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Vintage Espresso-Infused Cocktails
Vintage Espresso-Infused Cocktails
Tosca Cafe's Drinks Make Use of an Authentic Victoria Arduino
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Old-Fashioned Condiment Branding
Old-Fashioned Condiment Branding
The New Look of Hellmann's Mayonnaise Celebrates Rusticity
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Craft Soda Gift Packs
Craft Soda Gift Packs
Soda Press Co. Offers Dual Sampler Kits With Bold Flavors
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Carbonated Fruit Mixers
Carbonated Fruit Mixers
Hansa Makes Grape and Citrus Soda Beverage Mixers
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Mature Dessert Flavor Milkshakes
Mature Dessert Flavor Milkshakes
These New Shakes from Shake Shack are Treat-Inspired
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Brewery Inspired Donut Bars
Brewery Inspired Donut Bars
The Rebel Donut Bar Seeks to Offer Miniature, Artisan Treats
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Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas
Retro Alcohol-Infused Sodas
The Pop Shoppe Has Introduced 2 New Alcoholic Flavors
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Artisanal Flatbread Crackers
Artisanal Flatbread Crackers
La Brea Bakery's Flatbread Crisps are Intended for Gourmet Snacking
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Rustic Jar Granola Branding
Rustic Jar Granola Branding
Sommer House Organic Granola is Packed with Wholesome Ingredients
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Cookie Dough Pop-Up Shops
Cookie Dough Pop-Up Shops
The 'Dough TO' Shop Serves Fresh Cookie Dough with a Shot of Milk
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Comic Book-Themed Restaurants
Comic Book-Themed Restaurants
Toronto's 'Figures' Serves Up Comic Book-Inspired Fare
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Old-Fashioned Confection Packaging
Old-Fashioned Confection Packaging
The Old Dominion Peanut Company Branding is Charming
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Cotton Candy Churros
Cotton Candy Churros
This Speciality Pastry Dessert for 626 Night Market is Candy Floss-Flavored
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Donut-Flavored Jelly Beans
Donut-Flavored Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly is Introducing a Set of Krispy Kreme Jelly Bean Flavors
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Old-School Donut Shops
Old-School Donut Shops
Chicago's 'Firecakes Donuts' Serves Up Delicious Donuts for Takeout
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Dairy-Free Milk Deliveries
Dairy-Free Milk Deliveries
'Mylkman' Delivers Plant-Based Alternatives in Reusable Glass Bottles
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Rustically Branded Juices
Rustically Branded Juices
The Brand 'Leaf Garden' Offers Flavorful Botanical Infusions
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Single-Estate Cold Brew Teas
Single-Estate Cold Brew Teas
Argo Tea and Whole Foods Market are Launching RTD Bottled Teas
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Monstrous Cafe Menus
Monstrous Cafe Menus
Japan's Namja Town Indoor Amusement Park Features a Godzilla-Themed Menu
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Rustic Meat Snack Packaging
Rustic Meat Snack Packaging
The Tillamook Country Smoker Jerky and Meat Sticks are High-Quality
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Candy-Coated Popcorn
Candy-Coated Popcorn
Retro Corn Combines Candy and Popcorn for Snacking
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Rustic Frozen Meals
Rustic Frozen Meals
These Healthy Frozen Foods Offer a Range of Cuisines
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Animal Print Donuts
Animal Print Donuts
These Lisa Frank Pastry Rings Are Decorated With A Rainbow Cheetah Pattern
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4
Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Nostalgic Puzzle Desserts
Chef Cedric Grolet Creates Gorgeous Edible Rubik's Cube Treats
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3
Old-Fashioned Milk Products
Old-Fashioned Milk Products
The Low & Slow Milk Range is Made Using a Slow Pasteurization Method
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2
Retro-Branded Ice Creams
Retro-Branded Ice Creams
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Draws on Iconic Imagery for its Branding
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1
Nostalgic Food Delivery Promotions
Nostalgic Food Delivery Promotions
Foodora's Back to School Promotion Recreates Lunchbox Favorites
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