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30 Most Earth-Shattering Foods Born In 2013

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5. Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco

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The original DLT was unveiled in 2012, but this year brought the Cool Ranch version. Which is better than the (already excellent) original. So, noteworthy.

9. Dorito Bread (via Bon Appétit)

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The bread itself is surprising. Even more surprising is the fact that the recipe first appeared not on a kooky food blog, but on Bon Appétit's website (albeit with the disclaimer that it has not been vetted by the BA test kitchen).

21. Pumpkin Spice Everything

From left: pumpkin spice Kahlúa, pumpkin pie M&Ms, pumpkin spice Coffee-Mate.

As cliché as pumpkin spice has become, there's no denying that it's popular for a reason. Brands figured this out a while ago (pumpkin spice Hershey kisses debuted way back in 2008, pumpkin spice Pringles in 2012), but this year's crop of pumpkin spice products has been the most impressive yet.

27. Ramen Burger (available at Smorgasburg, NYC)

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Keizo Shimamoto used to make ramen burgers when he was a chef in Tokyo, but this year he brought the burger — a beef patty glazed with a secret shoyu sauce, topped with scallions and arugula, then sandwiched between a bun made from Sun Noodle's freshly cut ramen noodles — to Brooklyn, first wowing the hipsters, then wowing the world.

28. Mac Attack Burger (Rockit Burger Bar, Chicago)

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Forget the ramen burger, this specialty from Rockit Burger Bar is an angus beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, scallions, and sriracha ketchup, all sandwiched into a DEEP FRIED MAC AND CHEESE "bun."

29. Black and White Burgers (McDonalds Hong Kong)

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The "Black Burger" is two beef patties, mashed potatoes (!!!), bacon, lettuce, and truffle sauce (???) on a squid ink bun. The slightly less awesome sounding "White Burger" is crispy chicken, mashed potatoes, lettuce, bacon, and pepper mushroom sauce, on a white bun sprinkled with black sesame seeds.

CORRECTION: 2 items have been removed from this list because they debuted in a previous year. (12/12/13)