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Get Baked With This Delicious Recipe For Cannabis-Infused Brownie A La Mode

While it’s impossible to figure out who originally came up with the genius invention of the “pot brownie,” it’s safe to say that the concept will live on for eternity. Even to this day, folks everywhere are still trying to perfect and recreate their own versions of the legendary recipe.

Now, thanks to the newly founded legalization of recreational use of MJ in states like Washington, Colorado, and most recently, California, the aspects of cooking with cannabis are becoming more widely accepted. And, with more acceptance, comes improved technique, efficiency, and more deliciousness.

Since 4/20, aka the biggest celebration of cannabis all year, is almost upon us, we picked up your fave low-cal, high protein ice cream, Halo Top, to make the day — and the pot brownie — even more delicious. See our recipe for “Pot Brownie a la Mode” below.

Remember, everyone’s cannabis tolerance varies. FOODBEAST recommends consuming medicated edibles with oversight and caution. You can always eat more — not less!

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You will need:

– crockpot

– baking sheet

– oven

– cheesecloth

– cannabis grinder

– baking pan

– About 16 hours of cooking time

Ingredients

7-14 grams of cannabis

½ pound clarified butter

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup flour

3 ½ cups sugar

8 whole eggs

For the pot brownie al a mode recipe you’ll need 7 – 14 grams of cannabis and a ½ pound of clarified butter, to make cannabutter. Grind up the cannabis — preferably on a baking sheet — then bake for 30 minutes at 240 degrees.

After your cannabis is done baking, transfer it into your crockpot. Next, take the ½ pound of clarified butter and mix into cannabis and mix thoroughly. Let mixture cook on low for 6-8 hours.

After your cannabutter is done cooking for 6-8 hours, strain the mixture using cheese cloth. Just be sure that there is no plant material left. Let chill overnight.

Next, it’s time to make our brownies. Combine one ½ cup cocoa powder, a ½ cup flour, 3 ½ cups sugar, and 8 whole eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir. This mixture should yield a thick chocolatey paste.

Add in the ½ pound of cannabutter and one ½ cup of melted butter. It’s also a good idea to coat your pan with a nice layer of cannabutter so the brownies do not stick. It’s best to use a 9” x 13” or 11” x 15” pan.

If you only have a small pan, try not filling it to the top — the brownies will come out undercooked. You can use a toothpick to check if brownies are done. If brownies stick to the toothpick, cook them longer.

Set oven to 300 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. After cooling, cut and serve with a scoop (or more) of Halo Top ice cream (we used Vanilla Bean!).

Created in partnership with Halo Top Creamery

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Watch This Restaurant Turn Fried Chicken & Waffles Into A Cubano Sandwich


It’s easy to see why the Cubano sandwich trend has began to proliferate, branching out from its roots on the East Coast. If you think about it, the Cubano is probably one of the simplest sandwiches ever made, yet its simplicity is sparking culinary intrigue across the country —  and everyone is beginning to notice something special about the Cubano.

Having originated in Florida, the Cubano is traditionally made with roasted pork, ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard and lightly toasted on a panini grill. Its adaptations can certainly vary when it comes to specific ingredients, but all share the same no-frills approach to making an unforgettable and deliciously savory, melt-in-your-mouth creation.

This April, Bruxie, the fried chicken and waffle sandwich chain, will also be sharing their own Cubano concept.

Photos by Pete Pham

Behold: the Bruxie Fried Chicken & Waffle Cubano Sandwich.

Made with shaved ham, Bruxie’s house-made honey-mustard, thinly sliced pickles, and of course their crispy, golden brown fried chicken, all served between two savory waffle buns, this is something that might actually be better than Spring Break.

If you’re looking to experience the traditional taste of the Cubano with a twist from Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches, you’d better hurry. Like Spring Break, Bruxie’s Cubano Sandwich won’t be here forever (even though we all wish it would).

The Bruxie Cubano sandwich will be available from April 5 – 25.

Created in partnership with Bruxie

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Woman Attacked by Angry Taco Bell Customer who Blames Her for Missing Breakfast Cutoff

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Every fast-food employee knows that the last 20 minutes before the breakfast menu ends are the most chaotic. Customers will storm the the restaurant and drive-thrus demanding they get their morning fix, regardless of the breakfast timer running out. One instance ended in the horrific attack of a Taco Bell customer.

According to KGUN-TV, a woman was ordering her breakfast at the Taco Bell drive-thru when she was assaulted by an angry Taco Bell customer. Detectives believe that the cause of the attack was the vehicle behind had just missed the cutoff for the breakfast menu and decided to take their rage and frustration out on the woman in front of him. This was obviously the best course of action rather than blame themselves for the hours they’ve had beforehand to order breakfast.

The woman reportedly pulled out of the Taco Bell when she noticed that the SUV that was behind her in line was now following her. Upon pulling over to call the police, she could hear the passengers of the vehicle (a man and woman) yelling expletives towards her.

A man then exited the car and proceeded to smash her car windows. Afterwards the man picked up a rock and struck the woman repeatedly in the face. The woman received a broken nose and teeth as a result of the attack, which unfortunately occurred only a few weeks before her wedding.

Despite this vicious assault, she says she will continue to go through with her big day.

H/T Consumerist

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Cult Soda Surge Made Available on Amazon, Sells out Immediately

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Arguably the most popular soda of our childhoods has made a swift return. Yessir, if Coca-Cola ever had a child with Mountain Dew, it was Surge. While the citrus-flavored soda didn’t sell as well as most of the other carbonated beverages stocked on shelves at the time, its absence has definitely made many hearts grow fonder.

Dark times fell upon the soda world in 2003 when the soft drink was discontinued only seven years after it made its public debut. The Surge Movement, which was created to bring back Surge years ago, has more than 130K fans of the cult beverage. Coca-Cola has noticed this and made strides to quietly bring back the niche product. Upon being released on Amazon, the cult soda was sold out almost immediately. Another batch was posted and then also quickly sold out.

Surge’s brief, but messianic return can be considered a sign that the soda will be here to stay. According to Coca-Cola, this comeback will be a test to see if it’s worth restocking store shelves with the product. Yes, Coca-Cola. It most definitely is.

Never have we seen a product get such a near perfect review on Amazon. That’s the love of Surge for you.

H/T Huffpost Taste

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Tearless ‘Sunion’ Onions Now Being Sold in the UK

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‘Sunions’, the onions that are triple-tested to ensure they won’t make you cry, have been available in the US now at select retailers like Costco, Aldi, and Kroger. Now, the ground-breaking innovation has jumped the Atlantic and made its way to the United Kingdom, as it’s now being sold at Waitrose stores throughout the country.

The science behind how Sunions remain tearless is explained via their site:

“Sunions are not a genetically modified product and were grown through an all-natural cross-breeding program. Unlike all other onions, Sunions become sweeter every day. Volatile compounds in onions are responsible for tearing and pungent flavor and the amounts of those compounds in other onions remain the same or increase over time. In Sunions, these compounds do the exact opposite and decrease to create a tearless, sweet and mild onion.”

Sunions will be available in three-packs at all Waitrose locations in the United Kingdom starting January 18 for £1.50 GBP, or approximately $2 USD.

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Keebler Reveals Bite-Sized Fudge Stripes Called Dip’mmms

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Keebler has just dropped some snack time innovation with new Fudge Stripe Dip’mms, which are essentially miniature versions of their iconic Fudge Stripe cookies.

The Dip’mms come in portable packs that pair the cookies up with a marshmallow frosting for dipping and are now available at retailers nationwide in single packs for a suggested price of $1.79 to $2.29 and 4-count multipacks for a suggested price of $6.99.

Ten-year old me would have gone crazy for these, but then again my grown self can’t wait to try them, too.

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Kona Brewing Co. Launches ‘GameDay Hammock’ For Your Living Room

Sundays are made for relaxing with a cold brew in hand and watching football. Kona Brewing Co. is well aware of this sacred time and raises the comfy stakes by offering a hammock made for your living room.

The GameDay Hammock takes you to a higher level of relaxation and features an ombre pattern of bright blue tones inspired by Kona’s flagship beer, Big Wave Golden Ale. And with the big game coming up, this piece of furniture could be crucial to helping you watch it in supreme coziness.

Kona Brewing Co.’s GameDay hammock will be available for purchase at KonaBrewingCo. for a retail price of $548.

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Jeni’s Ice Cream Revives Fan-Favorite Strawberry Pretzel Pie Flavor Collab With Dolly Parton

Cult favorite Jeni’s Ice Cream is once again tapping in with country music icon Dolly Parton to bring back the uber popular Strawberry Pretzel Pie flavor for a limited time.

The flavor collab was in such high demand when it first debuted in 2020 that it sold out in mere minutes. This time around the release of Parton’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie celebrates her upcoming book and companion album – Run, Rose, Run  – with a bonus track available exclusively on Jenis.com

Take note and act quick: pre-orders of the book and pints of the Strawberry Pretzel Pie start today.

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This is What Ends Up Happening to the Huge Gingerbread Displays at Disneyworld

@disneyparks You won’t bee-lieve what happens to the #DisneyWorld Gingerbread Houses 🐝✨ #Disney #DisneyParks #Conservation #AnimalLover #Bee #Gingerbread ♬ original sound – Disney Parks

A recent viral TikTok from the Disney Parks account recently pulled back the curtain on what exactly happens to all the massive gingerbread displays after they’re taken down.

According to Disneyworld “Sous Chef Rheanna,” all the candy, sugar, and gingerbread displays are taken to Disney’s tree farm, where local bees have their fill on the sweets. The result is the bees are taken care of and well fed during the winter months, when food sources are harder to find.

This secret nugget of info is definitely a pleasant surprise and it’s great to know that Disney is doing their part with that particular sustainable practice.

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IHOP Has All You Can Eat Pancakes For Just $5.99

Pancake lovers, don your most stretchy of pants: IHOP’s running back its fan-favorite All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes promotion.

That’s right, fans can pull up to IHOP, get their fill of its beloved pancakes, and feel nary a dent in their wallet from the simple cost of just $5.99. The feeding frenzy starts with a full stack of five buttermilk pancakes and goes on until you tap out.

IHOP’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes promo is available at participating locations for a limited time, so jump on it if you’re trying to get pancake wasted.

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Wolf Down Serves Up One of a Kind Truffle Döner

Turkish Döner is Germany’s #1 street food and for those unfamiliar, there’s a good reason why: imagine savory and juicy seasoned meat shaved from rotating skewers and served on rice or flatbread. The thought would make any foodie’s mouth flooded.

Wolf Down, a fast casual spot with multiple locations in Las Vegas and Canada specializing in döner, is taking the beloved street food to new levels with the release of their Truffle Döner.

This new menu item debuted at the top of the year and features Wolf Down’s signature döner drizzled with their black truffle secret sauce. The delicacy of döner certainly gets more delectable with this deliciously bougie rendition.

Truffle Döner is a limited time only item, so act fast and head to Wolf Down locations in Las Vegas and Ottawa to treat your tastebuds.

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Grillo’s Pickle Bouquet is Perfect for Your Pickle-Loving Valentine

If you’re of the lot that considers flowers and chocolate too predictable and boring for Valentine’s Day, might I suggest this Pickle Bouquet from Grillo’s Pickles?

For any pickle-lovin’ Valentine, this sure would be the perfect gift to make them swoon. Grillo’s make-your-own Pickle Bouquet goes for $20 and will be available starting January 18.

The customizable Pickle Bouquet comes with a Grillo’s “free jar” coupon (so you can make more bouquets), 15 wooden skewers, a card and card holder, tissue paper and filler, custom Valentine’s Day label for a 32oz Grillo’s container and more. Delicious add ons can be cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, and dill.

All kits can be purchased on Grillos.com while supplies last.