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Top 100 Food Trends in October

From Theme Park Cheese Tastings to Protein-Rich Candy Bars

— October 26, 2019 — Lifestyle
The innovative examples in the October 2019 food round-up can be divided into experiences and packaged products.

The former boasts some interesting concepts and one can see how brands are creating unique events to enhance their menu or services. While the 'Better McDonald's' is a pop-up that stresses the importance of zero-waste with edible cups, S-Market battles food waste by deeply discounting its soon-to-expire products every night. 'Musubi Madness,' on the other hand, is an experimental activation that embraces an unconventional ingredient — SPAM, and attempts to showcase its culinary versatility. Even Disney World has a special tasting event — 'Emile's Fromage Montage.'

In terms of products, the October 2019 food category calls attention to mustard that is infused with alcohol and heat-and-eat meals for toddlers.
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Decadent Caramel Chocolate Bars
Decadent Caramel Chocolate Bars
Salted Caramel Milky Ways Are Launching in Time for Halloween
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99
Cheesecake-Filled Donuts
Cheesecake-Filled Donuts
The Pumpkin Spice Original Filled Doughnut is a New Fall Creation
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98
Creamy Southern Cheese Dips
Creamy Southern Cheese Dips
Trader Joe’s New Pimento Cheese Dip Brings a Southern Dish Nation-Wide
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97
Microwaveable Vegetable Rice Pouches
Microwaveable Vegetable Rice Pouches
These Kinds of Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice are Easily Made
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96
Whole Grain Fall Muffins
Whole Grain Fall Muffins
McDonald's Canada is Debuting a New Caramel Apple Oat Muffin This Fall
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95
Herb-Infused Ghee Supplements
Herb-Infused Ghee Supplements
Pure Indian Foods' Herbal Ghee Provides a Concentrated Dose of Herbs
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94
Prepackaged Toddler Hummus Snacks
Prepackaged Toddler Hummus Snacks
The Kiddylicious Houmous Dip-Dip Comes in Two Flavor Options
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93
Single-Serve Frozen Pizzas
Single-Serve Frozen Pizzas
The Dr. Oetker Momenti Pizzas Have a Low-Calorie profile
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92
Frozen Fall-Inspired Desserts
Frozen Fall-Inspired Desserts
The Dairy Queen Butterscotch Dipped Cone Has a Rich Flavor Profile
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91
Piquant Artisan Chocolates
Piquant Artisan Chocolates
The South Devon Chilli Farm Has Unveiled New Branding and Flavors
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90
Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Desserts
Vegan-Friendly Pumpkin Desserts
Halo Top's Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Comes in a Vegan Version
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89
Artisan Cannabis Gummy Squares
Artisan Cannabis Gummy Squares
The Coda Signature Fruit Notes Gummies will Come in Five Flavors
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88
Sprinkle-Covered Birthday Berries
Sprinkle-Covered Birthday Berries
Chocolate-Dipped Berries are a Better-for-You Birthday Treat
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87
Flavorful Avocado Oil-Based Sauces
Flavorful Avocado Oil-Based Sauces
The Chosen Foods Simmer Sauces Have a Plant-Based Recipe
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86
Effervescent Frozen Drink Machines
Effervescent Frozen Drink Machines
The Snowshock Fizzee is Inspired by US Refreshments
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85
Tigernut-Based Spreads
Tigernut-Based Spreads
Tiger Butter's Alternative Nut Butter is Made from Tigernuts
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84
Crispy Fried Chicken Chips
Crispy Fried Chicken Chips
Hooters Thinks Its Dippable Chicken Chips Could Replace Potato Chips
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83
Specialty Craft Kombucha Flavors
Specialty Craft Kombucha Flavors
Equinox Organic Kombucha has Unveiled New Branding and Flavors
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82
Traceable Olive Oil Bottles
Traceable Olive Oil Bottles
Bellucci's Extra Virgin Olive Oil Pairs with a Traceability App
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81
Honey-Based Throat Sprays
Honey-Based Throat Sprays
Wedderspoon's Bee Propolis Throat Sprays are Supercharged with Manuka
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80
Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
Grocery Delivery Program Expansions
The AmazonFresh Service is Available in Three New US Cities
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79
Spooky Halloween Candy Collections
Spooky Halloween Candy Collections
These Haribo Halloween Candies Come in Four Varieties
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78
Reduced-Plastic Seed Snack Packaging
Reduced-Plastic Seed Snack Packaging
Munchy Seeds Has Introduced New Branding and Packaging
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77
Alcohol-Infused Mustards
Alcohol-Infused Mustards
Mutiny Mustards Come in Eight Different Flavor Varieties
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Spiced Lunchtime Sandwich Lines
Spiced Lunchtime Sandwich Lines
The New Fazilas Sandwiches Come in Nine Varieties
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75
Soy-Free Vegan Baking Mixes
Soy-Free Vegan Baking Mixes
neat egg is a Vegan Egg Replacement Made from Chickpeas and Chia Seeds
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74
Plant-Based Protein Jerky Snacks
Plant-Based Protein Jerky Snacks
'Leaf Jerky' is a Plant-Based Meat Snack Alternative
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73
Mushroom-Based Herbal Supplements
Mushroom-Based Herbal Supplements
Gaia Herbs' Supplements Help with Energy, Immunity & Cognition
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72
Protein-Rich Peanut Butter Pouches
Protein-Rich Peanut Butter Pouches
SKIPPY's Individual Squeeze Packs Share Seven Grams of Protein
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71
Theme Park Cheese Tastings
Theme Park Cheese Tastings
'Emile's Fromage Montage' is a Cheese Tasting Event at Disney World
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70
Communal Noodle Cups
Communal Noodle Cups
Pot Noodle's Limited-Edition XL Size is 600% Larger Than Usual
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69
Keto-Friendly Hummus Dips
Keto-Friendly Hummus Dips
The Organic Keto-Cauliflower Hummus Appeals to Low-Carb Dieters
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68
Regeneratively Grown Baby Foods
Regeneratively Grown Baby Foods
White Leaf Produces Organic Baby Food that GMO-Free
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67
Vegan-Friendly Burger Restaurants
Vegan-Friendly Burger Restaurants
PLNT Burger Offers Indulgent Meals Without Animal Bi-Products
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66
Plant-Based Detoxifying Bars
Plant-Based Detoxifying Bars
Sakara's Detox Bars are Travel-Friendly and Organic
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65
Free-From Collagen Bars
Free-From Collagen Bars
Vital Proteins' Collagen Snack Bars Contain No Dairy, Gluten, Soy or HFCS
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64
Watermelon Seed Spreads
Watermelon Seed Spreads
Watermelon Seed Butter is an Allergy-Friendly Nut Butter Alternative
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63
Magical Color-Changing Hot Drinks
Magical Color-Changing Hot Drinks
The Wizard's Brew Purple Hot Chocolate Changes Color with Water
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62
Vegan Hospital Vending Machines
Vegan Hospital Vending Machines
Lions Gate Hospital Teams Up with The Green Moustache Cafe
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61
Protein-Rich Plant-Based Grounds
Protein-Rich Plant-Based Grounds
Happy Little Plants Makes Plant-Forward Meat Alternatives
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60
Watermelon Jerky Snacks
Watermelon Jerky Snacks
Rhythm Superfood's Watermelon Slices are Rich in Vitamins & Minerals
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59
Spicy Peach Ring Sweets
Spicy Peach Ring Sweets
Snak Club's Peach Rings are Spiced with Tajín Chili and Lime
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58
Pizza Crust Pasta Bowls
Pizza Crust Pasta Bowls
Pizza and Pasta Collide with Olive Garden's New Chicken Alfredo Pizza Bowl
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57
Beer-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
Beer-Inspired QSR Sandwiches
The Arby's Meatoberfest Collection Includes Three Tasty Options
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56
Holiday Ice Cream Flavors
Holiday Ice Cream Flavors
Häagen-Dazs Announces the Launch of Its Peppermint Bark Variety
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55
On-the-Go Omelet Bars
On-the-Go Omelet Bars
Scramblers' Portable Breakfasts are Shelf-Stable and Keto-Friendly
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54
Unconventional Edible Bouquets
Unconventional Edible Bouquets
Yay Bouquet Makes Giftable Arrangements Out of Seafood & More
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53
Digital Game Soccer Chocolates
Digital Game Soccer Chocolates
The Cadbury x Premier League Chocolate Football is Interactive
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52
Morbid Mini Wedding Cakes
Morbid Mini Wedding Cakes
Constance's for Better or for Worse Wedding Cake is a Spooky Treat
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51
Halloween Cookies-Decorating Kits
Halloween Cookies-Decorating Kits
The Oreo Monster Decorating Cookie Kit is a Fun Halloween Craft
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50
Viral Challenge Chips
Viral Challenge Chips
Paqui is Reintroducing its Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' with New Packaging
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49
Chocolate-Filled Fried Turnovers
Chocolate-Filled Fried Turnovers
Pollo Tropical’s New Nutella Empanada is Oozing with Chocolate
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48
Nutritiously Flavorful Snack Products
Nutritiously Flavorful Snack Products
Graze Crunch Has Unveiled Two New Flavors in the UK
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47
Heat-and-Eat Toddler Meals
Heat-and-Eat Toddler Meals
Little Dish's Makes Nutritious & Preservative-Free Meals for Children
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46
Marinated Vegetable Snacks
Marinated Vegetable Snacks
Poshi Uses Mediterranean Herbs to Dress Beans, Artichokes & Asparagus
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45
Gut Health Cookies
Gut Health Cookies
Uplift Food's Gut Happy Prebiotic Cookies are Filled with Probiotic Cream
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44
Squeeze Bottle-Packaged Butters
Squeeze Bottle-Packaged Butters
The New Vital Farms Ghee Butter Comes in Two Options
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Anti-Plastic Tinned Tuna Packaging
Anti-Plastic Tinned Tuna Packaging
The Aldi Fishmonger Tuna Chunks Packaging will be Plastic-Free
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Brain-Boosting Baby Foods
Brain-Boosting Baby Foods
Cerebelly's Organic Baby Meals Support Young Developing Minds
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Culinary Canned Meat Pop-Ups
Culinary Canned Meat Pop-Ups
The Musubi Madness Pop-Up Shows Off the Versatility of SPAM
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Organic Artisanal Bakery Identities
Organic Artisanal Bakery Identities
P1 Opened Its Doors in June and It is Ready to Instill Change
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39
Fruity Autumnal Soda Flavors
Fruity Autumnal Soda Flavors
Coca-Cola Apple will be Available Exclusively in Japan
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38
Halloween Family Pancake Promotions
Halloween Family Pancake Promotions
IHOP Has Unveiled a New Addams Family Menu for Halloween
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37
Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Humorous Meatless Breakfast Ads
Colton Underwood and Morningstar Debut 'Lose Your Veginity' Ads
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36
Protein-Rich Candy Bars
Protein-Rich Candy Bars
The New Nestlé KitKat More and Yorkie More Bars Have 30% Less Sugar
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35
Credit Card Brand Macarons
Credit Card Brand Macarons
Mastercard's 'Taste of Priceless' Shares Two Original Macaron Flavors
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34
Multipurpose Superfood Seasonings
Multipurpose Superfood Seasonings
The Gut Lab's Superfood Shakers Can be on Salads, Meat and More
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AI-Powered Rice Packages
AI-Powered Rice Packages
Uncle Ben's is the First Food Brand to Make the Most of Google Lens
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Rice Cake Eateries
Rice Cake Eateries
Kallo's Pop-Up Resembles a Fast Food Restaurant but Serves Healthy Alternatives
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Encased Plant-Based Bites
Encased Plant-Based Bites
perfectlyfree's Fruit & Vegetable Bites are Better-for-You Snacks
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30
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
Happy Hour-Themed Food Discounts
S-Market Deeply Discounts Soon-To-Expire Food At 9 PM Each Night
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29
CBD-Infused Swiss Chocolates
CBD-Infused Swiss Chocolates
Difiori is Introducing Premium CBD-Infused Chocolate to North America
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Connected Cheese Packaging
Connected Cheese Packaging
This Kraft Cheese Packaging Shares Savings, Recipes & More with a Tap
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27
Sustainable Plant-Based Burger Chains
Sustainable Plant-Based Burger Chains
Neat Burger is Revolutionizing Fast Food By Appealing to All
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26
Fruit-Forward Oatmilk Smoothies
Fruit-Forward Oatmilk Smoothies
Jamba Partnered with Oatly to Debut Two Oatmilk Smoothies
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25
Serene Mountain Bakeries
Serene Mountain Bakeries
Studio Riebenbauer Oversees the Branding Identity of Dorfstetter
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24
Waste-Reducing Street Food Trucks
Waste-Reducing Street Food Trucks
Hellmann's Created a Menu with Commonly Wasted Food
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Time-Themed Snack Clusters
Time-Themed Snack Clusters
Good Source Foods Makes Snack Clusters for Morning, Afternoon & Night
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Gamified Picky Eating Apps
Gamified Picky Eating Apps
When to Wonder: Picky Eating Helps Parents with Childhood Challenges
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Cardboard Drink Packaging Initiatives
Cardboard Drink Packaging Initiatives
Coca-Cola is Eliminating Shrink-Wrap from All Products
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20
Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Coffee Chain Pick-Up-Only Locations
Starbucks Is Launching a Pick-Up-Only Store in Manhattan
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19
Reduced Food Alert Apps
Reduced Food Alert Apps
The Gander App Helps You Save Money and Reduce Food Waste
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Illuminating Vegetable Drawers
Illuminating Vegetable Drawers
HarvestFresh Mimics Sunlight to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer
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17
Sustainable Snack Packaging
Sustainable Snack Packaging
The Evolution Foods Natural Selection Range Includes 25 Products
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Plastic-Free Paper Food Packaging
Plastic-Free Paper Food Packaging
The MetsäBoard Prime FBB EB is Highly Recyclable
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15
D2C Luxury Chocolates
D2C Luxury Chocolates
Nestlé UK's Website & Pop-Ups Help Consumers Create Bespoke Chocolate
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14
eCommerce Coffee Chain Partnerships
eCommerce Coffee Chain Partnerships
Alibaba and Starbucks China Launch a Digital Delivery Service
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13
Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Food Waste-Preventing Bakeries
Milk & Cookies Bakeshop Sells 'Cake Scraps in a Sad Box'
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12
Dishwasher-Safe Portable Grills
Dishwasher-Safe Portable Grills
The HERO Grill Has a Non-Stick Surface for Easy Cooking & Cleaning
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11
3D-Printed Meat Alternatives
3D-Printed Meat Alternatives
Redefine Meat Creates 100% Plant-Based 'Meat' Using Technology
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10
Snack-Inspired Styling Bars
Snack-Inspired Styling Bars
The Cheetos House of Flamin' Haute Invites Fans to Get "Cheetos-fied"
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9
Attention-Captivating Retro Logo Hybrids
Attention-Captivating Retro Logo Hybrids
McDonald's Merges Its Symbol with Neon Retro Signs
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8
Insect Powder Chocolates
Insect Powder Chocolates
Protein-Rich 'Future Chocolate' Contains 10% Edible Insect Powder
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7
Whimsical Donut Shops
Whimsical Donut Shops
The New Pinkbox Doughnuts Location Boasts a Playful, Immersive Design
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6
Zero Waste Pizza Packaging
Zero Waste Pizza Packaging
One Planet Pizza Launches Zero-to-Landfill Frozen Pizza Packaging
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5
Spice Garden Dining Experiences
Spice Garden Dining Experiences
Malherbe Rust Architects Design This Space in a Farmhouse Hotel
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4
Versatile Toxin-Free Silicone Containers
Versatile Toxin-Free Silicone Containers
The Multi-Purpose BesoVida Boasts a Design-Forward Look
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3
Waste Collection Payment Cafes
Waste Collection Payment Cafes
The 'Garbage Cafe' Accepts 1kg of Plastic Waste as Payment for Food
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2
Plastic-Free Fast Food Concepts
Plastic-Free Fast Food Concepts
'Better McDonald's' is Introducing Wooden Spoons & Edible Cups
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1
Eco-Friendly Plane Meals
Eco-Friendly Plane Meals
PriestmanGoode Thinks of the Planet When Revolutionizing Cabin Service
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