Reuse and Recycle with #HeritageDIY - Eat Love Share

Reuse and Recycle with #HeritageDIY

Here we've sprayed our pots white, planted with herbs. We've also added chalkboard stickers to label our herbs.

Here we’ve sprayed our pots white, planted with herbs. We’ve also added chalkboard stickers to label our herbs.

You may already know that Chris’ Heritage Dips & Desserts are decadently delicious, but did you know the Heritage Pots that they come in can be reused in countless ways?

Our Heritage Pots are made from organic terracotta materials and have a high-quality construction that is sure to last many years to come.

They can be used in the:

  • Oven/Microwave 
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

See below for ways you can get your #HeritageDIY on and Reuse & Recycle with your Heritage Pots. 

Recipes:

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Click here to view more recipes.

Craft and Gift Ideas:

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Click here for more craft and gift ideas.

Have you created something amazing with our Heritage Pots? We would love to see! Tag us on social media @chrisdipsau #HeritageDIY 

Email amyl@chrisdips.com.au with the original photo and social media link of your creation and we will not only share our favourites, but give you a little thank you gift also.

 

Comments

  1. Jacqualine
    September 27, 2015

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    Love this idea. Live a good dip but the bonus is the pot. I’ll use mine for single lunch/dinner meals.

    Great work

    • mary Woods
      March 22, 2016

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      I Love Love these products, particularly the fig and pistachio, but must admit the two flavours added to the cheese are a bit hard to define, maybe a bit more fig please. Originally thought the pots were a waste, but I am slowly changing my mind. They really are good, but a lid would be great

      • Dr David
        December 25, 2016

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        Like you Mary, my favourite is the Pistachio & Fig; although, I do think the flavour balance is about right. Any more and it ceases to be a cream-cheese dip and morphs into a jam/spread type concoction. As for the pots, I had kept them with the idea of becoming earthenware ramekins, but after looking at the website I now have many new and inspirational uses for them. As an avid recycler, and a keen proponent of the artistry of bonsai cultivation, I just love some of the ideas people have come up with. To my mind, these dips represent true value for money over other offerings; because not only do they taste delicious, but the reusable pots extend the value-for-money concept. Well done Chris and crew: you’ve won my taste-buds and my passion for recycling!

  2. Beatrice
    October 1, 2015

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    Be great if you guys thought about a lid for them they make great storage

    • Chris Dips
      October 1, 2015

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      That’s a great idea Beatrice! We will pass that along to the product development team.

      • Kirstene Ost
        March 7, 2016

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        I recommend using the beeswax cloths. The warmth of your hands softens the beeswax to make an airtight fit. 100% plastic free. Gift with purchase next Xmas perhaps Chris Dips?

      • Kate
        May 10, 2016

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        Yes a lid would be great – a microwavable one. The pots are great and the contents are delicious!. I’ve only just discovered them!

      • Rowena
        October 4, 2016

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        I agree that a lid would be convenient, but if the product development team could keep in mind that the primary appeal of these pots is that they are plastic free and non-polluting, it’d be much appreciated. Plastic lives forever, it’s a heavy price to pay for a dip! Loving the terracotta alternative.

        • Liz
          November 3, 2016

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          I have some plastic lids for sealing tins, the big lids that go on 800g beetroot tins fit the terracotta pots beautifully. Now I just need to remember where I got them so I can get some more 🙂

    • Alan Edwards
      October 24, 2015

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      I second the need for a lid. I don’t eat all the dip in one sitting and can’t find a well-fitting lid to cover. (I can’t be bothered with glad wrap)

      • Chris Dips
        October 29, 2015

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        Thanks for your feedback Alan, we’ll pass it along to the product development team! – CD

        • Sally Warner
          November 25, 2015

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          I third the comment for a lid! It would also be useful to cover the pots to stack and freeze one meal portions. I’m using my recycled pots for homemade pate.

        • Robin
          January 23, 2016

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          Lids for the pots? – any old lid will do – from any plastic container, as long as it sits flat over the rim and you can weigh it down with something else (another terracotta pot for example), or use a saucer, or a mini shower cap…!

          • Robin
            January 23, 2016

            And furthermore… instead of a lid, simply slip the pot holding the leftovers into a clean plastic bag, such as a magazine wrapper, fold the opening under the pot and sit it on a flat surface in the fridge.

          • Jana
            April 16, 2016

            Yes, but much neater with a lid. Plus, if the size permits, the lid could be used to place under if you decide to drill a hole and use them as flower pots…..

        • Mira Mihajlovic
          September 16, 2016

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          Thank you so much for your delicious health dips which my kids have been brought up on. I’ve only recently discovered your heritage range (love the pots!) which I thought would be just for the adults, but the kids have tucked into them and love them too!

          Thanks again,
          Mira

      • Anne
        January 14, 2016

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        Meanwhile Alan, I’ve found that if you slip the cardboard packet off, carefully remove the foil lid, it can be replaced on top of the pot, slip back the cardboard and store in the fridge for use again at a later date. It works well. I’ve saved the dip over a week in the fridge that way. Hope that helps. I too would like a lid but am conscious that it all comes at a price.

      • Rosie C
        February 11, 2016

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        Use the foil lid they supply.

  3. melissa
    October 28, 2015

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    omg!!! amazing. i was a bit iffy about caramelised onion but it was amazing… the pot was what caught my eye first. perfect ramekin set!!!! ill be buying more in all flavours!!!!

  4. jane doyle
    November 5, 2015

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    Beautiful dips, and brilliant little pots with lots of uses. Can’t wait to try more

  5. Helen Alberico
    November 8, 2015

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    Bought the cheese and caramelised onion twice this weekend and also the blue cheese. Going to make pies in the pots…great idea for using them

  6. Heartwrite
    November 12, 2015

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    LOVE your dips and the pots are such a bonus. Great price. Great idea. Working my way through all the flavours. The fig and pistachio my favourite so far. Great recycling ideas for the pots too 🙂

  7. Marl
    November 19, 2015

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    I second the motion for a lid for storage

    • Chris Dips
      December 7, 2015

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      We agree, a lid would be great, but as our handmade pots are all slightly different in diameter, it is almost impossible to find a lid that will be air tight. We find cling film works best, or even better invite your friends over and eat it all in one sitting! – CD

  8. Deborah DONALD
    November 22, 2015

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    Was so excited to try your blue cheese,fig,pistachio dip, but ended up really disappointed. I love Blue cheese but the taste of this was so overpowering. I did not taste any fig or pistachio. A real let down, but guess I got a handy little pot

    • Chris Dips
      November 26, 2015

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      Hi Deborah, we’re disappointed to hear you weren’t a fan of the dip. We’ve passed your feedback along to the team, hopefully you find a Heritage Flavour you love soon!

  9. MARGARET
    November 30, 2015

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    Enjoyed blue cheese,fig and pistachio dip. A lid for the pot is an excellent idea

  10. Marisa
    December 6, 2015

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    Love love love the creme brûlée! And the terracotta pot is definitely an added bonus. Will definitely be buying more.

  11. judith palmer
    December 7, 2015

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    Have tried 2 types of cheese love them great family favourites too. I agree about need for a lid as I too live alone and takes a week to eat a pot also make individual bread and butter puddings in mine.Yum Judith

  12. Heather Langham
    December 14, 2015

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    Re the lid: I have been using the plastic lids I’ve got off coffee tins (Harris coffee is one) and other containers. There’s a standard size which is the size of large dog food tins, the same size as the terracotta pots. Unfortunately most of mine have been used for dog food! Perhaps a silicone-like (i.e. squishy soft plastic) lid would fit all the slight variations in the pots?

  13. Jill
    December 20, 2015

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    I would love a lid too – have covered mine with alfoil so I hope that works for a couple of days. Love your “Chris’ dips”.

  14. Kim
    December 20, 2015

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    Love the vintage cheddar and caramelised onion. So delish. Lid for the pot would be awesome, even if not air tight (could use cling wrap under the lid), would be very useful for stacking. Also, have you consider putting a small handle on them? Make a nice little individual soup bowl.

  15. Iain
    December 20, 2015

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    While the terracotta pot caught my eye, it was the beautiful fig, blue cheese and pistachio dip inside that won me over!! Thanks for a new and innovative range of dips in really useful containers!

  16. Elizabeth
    December 26, 2015

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    Cheese and. Caramelised onion dip is very tasty, but like some others I found the blue cheese, fig and pistachio disappointing – in terms of lack of any identifiable bits of fig or pistachio. The blue cheese taste was good but no taste of fig or pistachio that I could detect.

  17. Adam
    December 26, 2015

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    The blue cheese, pistachio and fig dip was terrible – I couldn’t taste the fig or pistachio. I should have checked the ingredients before I bought it as it contained a range of ingredients I would expect from fake Kraft cheese, not a supposedly gourmet brand. Spend less on packaging and more on your product please.

  18. Dee
    January 1, 2016

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    I just sit the whole pot in a bigger tupperware with its own lid. Love the range.

  19. Shez
    January 1, 2016

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    Tried for the first time at a new years eve party I adored the Blue Cheese, Fig & Pistachio The pot is so cute too
    Will be trying all the range asap Also loved the info on Chris inside of packaging Very nice touch

  20. Paula Woodward
    January 14, 2016

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    I was given a pot of blue cheese dip for Christmas. It is delicious and I love the terracotta pot. In Europe you can buy French yoghurt in terracotta pots. I brought a few home. I think I will plant succulents in them

    • Chris Dips
      January 14, 2016

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      Great idea! We’d love to see a photo of your gardening efforts. – CD

  21. Carmen
    January 27, 2016

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    Love your dips and pots. Just one thing though, the information on the inside of the label says that produce is sourced from local farmers, yet the outside of the label says “made in Australia from local and imported ingredients”. Just wondering which is correct! PS I ditto the need for a lid of some description.

    • Chris Dips
      February 1, 2016

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      Hi Carmen, glad to hear you’re a fan! The fresh veggies in our dips are sourced from local farmers, however some of the other ingredients are sourced from overseas suppliers as well, so technically both claims are correct! Hope that helps! – CD

  22. Penny
    February 2, 2016

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    I bought two of your dips from Woolworths Mt Pleasant – Blue Cheese, Fig & Pistachio dip and Caramelised Onion dip. What a hit they were, especially the blue cheese one!! Thank you so much and I hope our supermarkets continue to support your products. I think I will use my first empty pots for mozzie coil holders. Agree about the lid though, I had to use some clingwrap with a rubber band.

  23. Disha
    February 7, 2016

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    Hi, totally loved your creme brulee and the terracotta pots are a bonus. An amazing product and I am so impressed with it. Eager to discover the rest of your products.

  24. Rosie C
    February 11, 2016

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    I bought the dips simply for the pots themselves. Now I love the dips, especially the blue cheese one and the caramelized onion.

  25. Caitlin Beresford-Ord
    February 14, 2016

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    For environmental purposes, I’m against the addition of a lid. What I really like about these pots is that they’re natural, reusable and have much less environmental impact. Add a (presumably) plastic lid and any good that’s being done is destroyed. We have to wean ourselves off plastic – it’s poisoning the planet. I’m possibly in the minority, Chris Dips but your lack of plastic was what attracted me and a plastic lid would lose me.

  26. Robyn
    February 20, 2016

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    I bought the fig & blue cheese then added a little honey – delicious!! Love the pots and would also like a lid, the foil lid is too easy to rip!!

  27. Jennifer
    February 23, 2016

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    I love the little pots, I’ve used two for small animal food bowls and now I have two more I’ll possibly use them for hides in the aquarium or as individual food dishes for humans! Love this stuff!

  28. Eve
    February 29, 2016

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    omg! We love the smoked gouda & roasted almond dip. Going to try some of your pot ideas too.
    Also the Foodie Facts inside the sleeve cover is a lovely idea. A Thank you to Christos for introducing us to his fabulous dips. Can’t wait to try more.

  29. Alain
    March 15, 2016

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    Love the pots and I love the dips. I just wish I could find a lid that fits the pots. Alain

  30. Kel
    March 27, 2016

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    Yum yum yum! Got 2 dips today and for our family easter and they were all gone within 5 mins.I cant wait to reuse the pots in the kitchen 🙂

  31. Jag
    March 28, 2016

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    Love your dips thank you!
    I have found that the ‘Multifit Can Resealer Australia’ fits perfectly to seal the terracotta pots. I think I purchased this in the pet section of Coles or Woolworths.

  32. angie cull
    April 2, 2016

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    have always liked Chris’ Dips but last night, my partner brought around the blue cheese, fig and pistachio dip in the terracotta pot. We had a ‘decadent’ evening enjoying every little bit we could get of it onto plain crackers accompanied by Camembert, bubbles and pickles. Will certainly be trying the other dips in the range and just love the pots! Think I’ll be dragging my craft paints out again soon. Will be great patio ornaments!
    Thankyou for a great product.

  33. Chris
    April 13, 2016

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    Like many others a re-usable lid for the pots would be great, as the contents are great. And the response you get from people that haven’t seen them b4. Cheers keep up the good dippin…………

  34. Jasmine Sinclair
    May 25, 2016

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    I am so glad I decided to try these dips! My favourite is the smoked Gouda and I love that you get to keep the little pots! As for a lid, I just put the foil back over and that works fine (im probably going through them too quickly though)! I hope these stay on the shelves.

  35. Trish McEune
    May 31, 2016

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    I haven’t seen the hommus and Black Sea salt dip I store for ages, are you making it?

    • Chris Dips
      June 10, 2016

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      Hi Trish, it’s currently not available, but we’ll let you know if it comes back! Thanks for getting in touch – CD

  36. Kim
    June 4, 2016

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    Love your ceramic pot dips, so delicious. Cannot wait to try more and start planting succulents into them

  37. Kerry
    June 13, 2016

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    I don’t know what all the fuss about a lid is?? My husband & I ate it all in one sitting! Plus shared it with the dog? He loved it… Fig & pistachio…is it really that hard to whip over a pice of glad wrap?

  38. Kerry
    June 13, 2016

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    So love this product.. Yum

  39. Belinda
    June 26, 2016

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    Had to stop myself snarfing the entire pot of smoked Gouda dip before Significant Other tried some. We are both big fans, thank you CD! Have since used the pot to make the dearest mini cottage loaf of crusty bread with a portion of dough from the weekly bread bake, which enchanted my daughter no end. Need more now…

  40. Derek Murphy
    September 10, 2016

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    I really like your pots and of course the dips, the pots are now accumulating, Are lids available that will cover the pots If not can I obtain some from elsewhere please?

  41. Derek Murphy
    September 10, 2016

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    I really like your pots and of course the dips, the pots are now accumulating, Are lids available that will cover the pots If not can I obtain some from elsewhere please?
    Considering all the comments about lids should you source some.

  42. Christine Downing
    September 17, 2016

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    Just loving these terracotta dips. Always one of my favourite brands Chris’s dips have reached a new level of excellence, minimum sugar and low saturated fat count. Yum. And now that I have seen what one can do with pots I can’t wait to buy more. Favourite so far -goats cheese & truffle. I was thinking about the question of lids, but so far have re-used the foil provided (if they last that long!) and will use foil wrap if I use them to cook in the oven, or a saucer in the microwave.

  43. Vera Mills
    September 18, 2016

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    I just love your pots. My supply is steadily growing . 11 at last count. Thanks for the extra ideas on your page. I just found it today. 🙂 Tried the goats cheese and truffle. Nice, but very rich. Can only eat a bit at a time. However my son whinged the fridge smelt yucky. He doesn’t appreciate truffles (Like most teenagers)

  44. Brenda Sear
    October 1, 2016

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    Hi
    My partner and I are avid fans of your heritage dips. I have made individual little pies in them which turned out beautifully. Question for you is – will they freeze safely so that I can make a larger batch of pies to have as standby’s for lunches?

    Thank You
    Brenda

    • Chris Dips
      October 20, 2016

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      Hi Brenda, glad to hear you’re a fan! Yes, our pots are oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe – so very handy! – CD

  45. Paula
    October 25, 2016

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    Thank you for these wonderful dips tried cheese&artichoke,cheese&figs,pistachio & cheese with black truffle, to cover the leftovers I peel back the foil tightly and place it back into the cardboard cover and back into the fridge keeps well for days.

  46. michele harris
    November 2, 2016

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    The pot is also great for putting used tea bags in. A lot cleaner than leaving them in the sink. Also easier to transfer to my compost bin!

  47. Karen Daly
    November 16, 2016

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    I use the little pots as food dishes for my bunnies! I love the dips too!

  48. Linda
    December 2, 2016

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    Just tried one of your dips for the first time. Loved it. Will definitely be trying the rest. On reading all the comments about a lid. I only half pealed the lid so I could re-secure it and slipped it back into the cardboard outer. Worked fine. I love Jana’s idea of a lid as a pot base. It could be made out of terracotta to match and be loose fitting so that solves the different sizes and the plastic problem. It would still be a lid, just not tight fitting and still stackable. Thanks for a great dip and lovely bowl.

  49. Liz
    December 17, 2016

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    Are the terracotta pots Australian made?
    Love the products and the pots – we use our pots as water pots for the kids painting sessions. Low and sturdy, no toppling over.

    • Chris Dips
      February 20, 2017

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      Hi Liz, the Terracotta pots are actually European made, (although the dips are made right here in Victoria!) Glad to hear you’re making good use of them!
      – CD

  50. Maris Wild
    December 22, 2016

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    Have just found your pots and think they are great. Have loved your cheese and chive dip In the plastic containers for a while and can’t wait to try the pottery ones.
    I do not have a kitchen blow torch and I was wondering how the pots would stand up to going under the griller for the brûlée.
    Thank you. Chris
    Maris Wild

  51. joanne
    December 25, 2016

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    For those wanting a lid for the terracotta pots, buy Hercules Brand ezy covers, they come in three sizes and the small one is ideal for covering the pots and they are reusable

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