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Treats with a twist: A tasty tradition is kept alive at Gus’ Pretzel Shop in St. Louis

The savory smell of fresh-baked goods wafts over customers the moment they open the door of Gus’ Pretzel Shop in St. Louis’ Benton Park neighborhood. As the patrons wait in line at the counter, they can watch the pretzel-making process through large glass windows that reveal the industrial kitchen. The shop is just two years shy of its 100th anniversary.

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Ice cream by the ton: A look inside Sikeston’s delicious dairy empire

Unilever’s ice cream factory is, quite literally, one of the coolest places in Sikeston. From foods to household goods to toiletries, Unilever produces more than 400 brands across 190 countries. The multinational corporation got its name when businesses Margarine Unie and Lever Brothers merged back in 1930. Today, the company says you can find at least one Unilever product in

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A crispy secret: Surging demand for rice cakes keeps Columbia factory popping

To get a taste of Columbia, visitors often flock downtown to grab a slice of pizza at Shakespeare’s or belly up to the bar for a Booches burger. But what many people may not know is that one of Columbia’s most trendy foods is actually a crunchy treat baked miles from downtown: rice cakes. Since the Columbia Quaker plant’s opening

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Just a little more green: Consumer preference for natural food dyes boosts Marshfield company

By Jacob Luecke and Shawna Scott As today’s shoppers become more label-savvy, foods marked “no artificial colors” are flying off the shelves. “There has been a push for the removal of a lot of food additives, but now coloring has become a big focus for consumers,” said Gary Morris. Morris is the facility manager at the Food Ingredient Solutions plant

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