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The newest Girl Scout cookie, Adventurefuls, has fallen victim to supply chain and labor disruptions. The brownie-inspired treat features a caramel-flavored creme and a dash of sea salt. Bill Chappell/NPR hide caption

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Above: locals in Liuzhou feast on their regional specialty of snail noodles. The novelty of the dish has made it a viral sensation in China during the pandemic. Li Hanchi/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Snail noodles go viral in China during the pandemic. But the dish is a bit ... funky

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The Association for Dressing and Sauces, an industry group, petitioned for the government standards for French dressing to be revoked in 1998. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Juby George stands with his wife Shireen Bethala-George at the soft opening of Smell the Curry, a south Indian takeout and catering business at the Flourtown Farmers Market outside Philadelphia, on December 9, 2021. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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New businesses soared to record highs in 2021. Here's a taste of one of them

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A tally on the chalkboard at Commerce Street Brewery in Mineral Point, Wis., shows that people have bought more than 110 beers for the late comedian Betty White. Commerce Street Brewery hide caption

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Food recalls were down this year, but experts who track foodborne illness don't know exactly why. Here, produce is on sale at a Miami supermarket on Oct. 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Dan Gebhart surveys some of the haul of chanterelle mushrooms. Jordan Anderson hide caption

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These mushroom foragers hit the jackpot. Then they got creative

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Striking Kellogg's workers stand outside the Omaha, Neb., cereal plant on, Dec. 2. The company reached a new tentative agreement on Thursday, with its 1,400 cereal plant workers that could bring an end to the strike that began Oct. 5. Josh Funk/AP hide caption

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Earlier this month, customers were able to get cream cheese from a Manhattan grocery store. But Kraft, which owns Philadelphia Cream Cheese, hopes you lay off the popular baking ingredient. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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New York Times food writer Priya Krishna says Dorie Greenspan's World Peace 2.0 cookie are impossible to hate. Mark Weinberg/Mariner Books, an imprint of Harper Collins hide caption

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5 DIY holiday recipes and crafts to avoid supply chain problems

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