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Airport dining company OTG has debuted a new, 24-hour bakery inside Newark Liberty International Airport at United Airlines’ Terminal C.

Mélange, under the guidance of legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres, intends to mimic the all-day café experience. With crowded terminals at Newark Airport, fresh baked goods will be a welcome treat for busy travelers.

“The most fun I have as a pastry and chocolate chef is to surprise and delight my customers,” says Torres. “This is one of the reasons I couldn’t resist developing Mélange at Newark Liberty. You would not normally think of a world-class round-the-clock bakery being located in an airport, but that is exactly what we do for United customers every day.”

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The bakery will provide fresh goods every day. That includes:  1,000+ croissants, assorted pastries and buns; 1,200+ hand-rolled New York-style bagels (including rainbow bagels); 600+ muffins; 200+ hand-crafted chocolate bars; 75+ cupcakes; 12 types of macaroons; 10 varieties of doughnuts, such as Passion Fruit and Maple Bacon; and six varieties of sweet and savory eclairs.

This will differ greatly from many airports, where the food that’s served is made at a commissary bakery away from the airport.

It’s all about authenticity for Mélange. “It is unusual for an airport,” Torres says. “That’s what I think is amazing.”