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Flavor preferences have shifted over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Classic, nostalgic comfort foods dominated consumer desires when lockdowns began and persisted through 2021, but more shoppers are seeking more adventurous foods in 2022. According to this year’s Frito-Lay Summer Snack Index, 41% of consumers report they would choose interesting flavor combinations such as spicy and sweet over familiar flavors.

“During the summer, people explore new activities, new places and enjoy new flavors of snacks as they attend more outdoor gatherings,” said Mike Del Pozzo, chief customer officer for Frito-Lay

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For the third year in a row, Spicy 9 has been voted Best Asian Food by UNC students and DTH readers. 

Spicy 9 has developed a strong reputation among students and the community based on its commitment to fresh ingredients, creative dishes and a unique atmosphere complete with Asian-inspired finishes and a fish tank.  

A staple of the Chapel Hill’s restaurant scene since 2014, Spicy 9’s buy-one-get-one sushi is one of the best and most popular deals in town. 

But while sushi and sashimi certainly make up the bulk of the offerings, what really sets the restaurant apart is the

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Chick-fil-A is spicing up menus this spring by testing two hot new items in select markets.

Starting April 26, the chicken chain will expand an ongoing trial of two new spicy chicken dishes to Chicago, Tampa, Fla. and Central Texas, Chick-fil-A Inc. confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips will come seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, offered as a three or four-strip entrée as well as a catering choice. The Spicy Chick-n-Strips Biscuit will be feature two spicy, seasoned strips on a buttered biscuit and grace breakfast menus, the restaurant said.

The Spicy Chick-n-Strips will come seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, offered as a three or four-strip entrée as well as a catering choice.

The Spicy Chick-n-Strips will come

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They’re not just for soup or cereal anymore. The simple, unassuming bowl is used to serve all kinds of meals. Bowl food has been around for a few years now and what once seemed to be a fleeting food trend, appears to be sticking around.

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Very simply, food bowls layer ingredients into a bowl creating a one-stop meal. Most meal bowls begin

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