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Cream of the Cool

Zoomcakes, noun. Plural: Zoomcakes. Singluar: Zoomcakes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Unknown

Servings Per Container: Estimated at 6.02214129(27)×10^23

Calories: 6.626 068 96(33)×10^–34 Calories from fat: Not known.

% Daily Value*

Total Fat: 12% Saturated Fat 3% Omega-3 2% Omega-6 2% Trans Fat 4%

Sodium 34%

Total Carbohydrates 40% Dietary Fiber 2% Sugars 20%


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