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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


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


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


Cult Soda Surge Made Available on Amazon, Sells out Immediately


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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Halo Top Has Created the Most Expensive Pint of Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Halo Top is celebrating its 10th birthday in a baller way by creating the world’s most expensive pint of birthday cake ice cream.

The opulent pint is worth $10,000 and is filled with Halo Top’s finest signature Birthday Cake ice cream and is covered in $10,000 worth of diamonds, rhinestones, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. True luxury that rightfully marks the brand’s decade anniversary.

Although the pint’s dollar amount can bring about some understandable sticker shock, fans can rest easy knowing that it won’t be for sale and will only be available through a unique Halo Top giveaway.

To secure a pint Halo Top fans can help celebrate the brand’s birthday by posting a creative photo or short video wearing a Halo Top pint as a birthday hat with the hashtags #HaloTopBirthdayHat and #contest while following and tagging @halotop_us on TikTok or @halotopcreamery on Instagram.

The Halo Top Diamond Pint is up for grabs until July 14. 

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Krispy Kreme Introduces Original Glazed Soft Serve Ice Cream

Krispy Kreme is really getting into that summer feeling by shaking up the ice cream world with the debut of Original Glaze Soft Serve.

Original Glazed Soft Serve uses the same ingredients from Krispy Kreme’s proprietary and secret Original Glazed Doughnut recipe, so trust we’re getting that irresistible OG glaze flavor.

And since variety is everything, Original Glazed Soft Serve will be come in different forms like shakes, cones and cups. Just indulge yourself in the details of this lineup: it includes seven hand-spun shakes inspired by fan-favorite doughnut flavors, waffle cones handmade fresh daily with Krispy Kreme’s proprietary doughnut mix, and yummy toppings like dehydrated Original Glazed doughnuts. 

Original Glazed Soft Serve offerings include: 

  • Shakes: Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced Sprinkled, Chocolate Iced, Lemon Filled, Cookies & KREME, Birthday Batter, and Coffee & KREME. 
  • Cups and Waffle Cones: Original Glazed, Strawberry Iced Sprinkled and Chocolate Iced. 
  • Toppings and Inclusions, including Original Glazed doughnut pieces. 

As for availability, Original Glazed Soft Serve will be offered so far in the following 10 U.S. markets: Charlotte, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC; Greenville, SC; Norfolk and Newport News, VA; Charleston, WV; Nashville and the Tri-Cities area in TN, and San Antonio, TX.

Krispy Kreme shops in Mobile and Southwest, AL; Tampa, St. Petersburg and Pensacola, FL; New Orleans; Branson, MO; and Wichita, KS, will soon begin offering Original Glazed Soft Serve.

For all the info on where you can get Krispy Kreme’s new Original Glazed Soft Serve, fans should visit


Juicy Marbles Aims to Make Plant-Based Food Less Preachy and More Tasty

Photo: ALAB Group

The race to revolutionize how we consume protein has been a nail-biter. Hoping to convert life-long meat eaters, many plant-based brands claim to match the real thing. In some cases, respectable results have been achieved, yet most have fallen short. 

Coming fast around the bend is Slovenia-based upstart Juicy Marbles — a company we reported on last year for their plant-based filet mignon — who’s intent on recreating plant-based steak that meat-lovers will enjoy. Still in its early stages, the brand has been whetting appetites by releasing monthly limited-supply drops. Their recent US launch sold out in under eight hours due to hungry plant-based and curious carnivores alike waiting in mouthwatering anticipation. 

Surprisingly, Juicy Marbles is spearheaded by scientists with varying diets. Using advanced science, they aim to find the flavor and texture sweet spot and satisfy palates that simply enjoy delicious food. Their dynamic team underscores the brand’s goal of changing how we view and talk about meat made from plants. 

Photo: ALAB Group

Often in the plant-based world, branding leans heavily on product benefits. Vladimir Mikovic, Chief and Brand Creative for Juicy Marbles straight-shoots, “Our [plant-based] category needs to stick our heads out of our asses. Sometimes listing all of the benefits can make someone who is interested feel guilty.”

He believes many people see plant-based as an identity shift, and he wants Juicy Marbles to be less preachy and more normal and accessible.

Using their patented Meat-o-matic Reverse Grinder™ 9000, Juicy Marbles’ team of scientists have combined their genius to mimic the muscle texture and marbling of actual meat. A simplified explanation of the process is that it involves layering fibers from the bottom up with all-natural ingredients, no printing, GMOs or laboratory alterations. The meat itself is mostly composed of soy and sunflower seed oil which provides the fatty texture.

According to Mickovic, the flavor and aroma are the most challenging parts to get right. Since joining the team in 2020, he’s lost count of how many iterations of Juicy Marbles he’s taste tested. While the current version hitting the streets is certainly delicious, they still feel it isn’t quite market-fit yet and continue to make improvements.

Photo: ALAB Group

From your average food blogger to popstar Lizzo, word of mouth has been spreading like wildfire. While the buzz builds, Mickovic says what’s most important is offering a healthy product without requiring a lifestyle change.

“Perhaps you don’t have to change who you are as a person in order to eat more plant-based,” Mickovic emphasizes.

Interested in trying plant-based steak? Make sure to visit their site and join the list for the next limited-supply release. The goal is to enter restaurants later this year with retail shortly following.

Mickovic looks to strip away the plant-based pretense and have you walk away from the Juicy Marbles experience feeling like, “Fuck, this is sick!”

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Salt & Straw Invented an Ice Cream Perfume

Fun fact: Did you know ice cream has no scent? All the flavor in the world and just the right amount of indulgence, but literally no smell. To enhance the ice cream tasting experience, Oregon-based Salt & Straw has created their most innovative product yet – the first-ever ice cream perfume.

The best part, the perfume is also edible and was created intentionally to spritz on your ice cream. Who would have thought ice cream needs a little perfume, too? According to research, up to 80% of flavor is based on smell and with this edible perfume, Salt & Straw wanted to give consumers the most important sense of smell to create an enhaned ice cream eating experience.

Salt & Straw is rolling out three different scents and said the perfume took years to make. The ice cream perfume is actually wearable and doesn’t change the ice cream’s flavor.

The scents include:

  • A Cloud of Cocoa: Notes of Ecuadorian Chocolate, Malted Milkshake, Japanese Whiskey.
  • A Plume of Blooms: Notes of Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Wild Country Garden.
  • A Swoon of Citrus: Notes of Key Lime Pie, Lychee, Italian Lemon Grove.

Looking to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind perfume? You can sign up for the waiting list here and beginning on National Ice Cream Day (July 17th), it will be available online (starting at $48) and at all Salt & Straw scoop shops as an ice cream topping.


Quick-Thinking Woman Held Hostage Uses Grubhub to Alert Police

Quick-thinking actions of a 24-year-old New York woman has lead to the arrest of a 32-year-old man that allegedly held her against her will and sexually assaulted her.

The victim placed an order on the Grubhub food delivery app and left a harrowing note for workers to see: “Please call the police his going to call me when you delivered come with the cones please don’t make it obvious.”

An order for an Irish breakfast roll and a beef burger at 5:50 a.m. on June 19 reached The Chipper Truck Cafe employees in Yonkers, who sensed something was wrong after reading the seemingly hasty plea in the “additional instructions” field.

Thanks to the astute workers at The Chipper Truck Cafe, they contacted the police, who showed up to the home of Kemo Royal in the Bronx. Royal was identified as the man who had allegedly held the victim against her will and assaulted her, and was subsequently charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, strangulation, criminal sex act and sexual abuse, among other counts.

The suspect is also charged in the attempted sexual assault of another young woman just a few days prior.

Credit the victim’s resourcefulness and wherewithal for contacting the authorities in such a daunting situation.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Debuts ‘Bird Dawgs’ and $3 Happy Hour Drinks

Starting today, Wednesday, June 22, Buffalo Wild Wings is giving you a new way to enjoy their chicken tenders, with the debut of NEW menu item, Bird Dawgs.

Bird Dawgs are hand-breaded chicken tenders on a brioche bun loaded up with sauces and toppings and will be making their appearance on the new Happy Hour menu.

According to Buffalo Wild Wings, you can create your own or enjoy a Loaded Bird Dawg topped with beer cheese and wild honey mustard; Honey BBQ Bird Dawg topped with fries and Buffalo Wild Wings’ Honey BBQ sauce; and Buffalo Bird Dawg topped with ranch, napa slaw, and Buffalo Wild Wings’ Medium Buffalo sauce.

Now let’s talk about that Happy Hour menu with affordable drinks. Buffalo Wild Wings Happy Hour is back with drinks and appetizers for $3-$6 from 3:00-6:00pm on weekdays.

The Happy Hour menu includes $3 tall drafts of Wild Herd Kolsh by Goose Island, $5 Strawberry Margaritas, $6 Truly Berry Cherry Limeade, $3 Chips and Salsa, $5 Bird Dawgs and more.

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Burger King Employee Trending After Receiving Goodie Bag for 27 Years of Perfect Attendance

An unidentified Burger King employee is trending right now due to a video of them receiving a goodie bag after working at the company for 27 years, with no days missed.

The viral video first appeared on Reddit’s ABoringDystopiaPage, as it showed the employee displaying to the camera a goodie bag he received as a reward for his nearly three decades of service at Burger King. Its contents were a movie ticket, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks tumbler, a lanyard, two pens, some keychains and two packs of Lifesavers.

Despite the worker appearing genuinely grateful for the reward, many on social media were upset at how modest it seemed in comparison to 27 years of perfect attendance at Burger King.

And though some assumed that the goodie bag gift was from his co-workers, the comments section was still fiercely opinionated, with thoughts ranging from being appalled at how Burger King allegedly treated this employee’s loyalty to admiration of the humble and thankful attitude the man showed.

One person tweeted,”We trying to figure out why after 27 years of loyalty you gifted one of your most loyal employees some back to school supplies.”

Another chimed in, “People are talking down on him, it’s weird. Some people really don’t need much in life and y’all forget it was only a few hundred years ago where all we did was hunt and gather.”

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This Hellmann’s Mayo Tracksuit is for the ‘Spicy’ Fans

Nostalgia is having a moment right now and, so much so, that even matching tracksuits are back in style? Anyone still have the iconic Juicy Couture set with “juicy” on the back? It’s okay if you don’t because Hellmann’s — the best-selling mayonnaise brand in the US — has got your back with a limited-edition Hellmann’s Tracksuit that even has “spicy” written on the butt.

To celebrate the recent Hellmann’s Spicy Mayo Dressing launch and help fans spice up their lives, Hellmann’s has officially released the spicy-themed, tie-dye tracksuits for fans.

The tracksuits were made in partnership with a NY-based small business owner, Brown Dyed Girl, whose designs have been spotted on some of Hellmann’s celebrity partners including, Casey Wilson, La La Kent and even Pete Davidson.

Hellmann’s tracksuits are available on for a limited-time only starting today, June 21.

More intrigued by spicy mayo details? With grilling season in full swing, Hellmann’s Spicy Mayo features chili peppers to give classic mayo a bolder kick and is available now.