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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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Domino’s Has a Spicy Halloween Pizza Roulette In Australia and New Zealand

This Halloween, Domino’s Pizza in Australia and New Zealand is adding a devilish kick to diners’ next slices via their new Halloween Pizza Roulette.

For those that dare to ‘roll the spice dice’, they’ll get to try the brand’s fiery new hot sauce that features the dreaded Carolina Reaper Pepper. The ‘roulette’ aspect comes into play because fans won’t know which of the slices will contain the flaming sauce.

Here’s how it works: diners can choose any pizza on a classic base, however, one of the slices are ‘possessed’ with Reaper Chili Sauce for free. The box will even come with a warning label.

This intense offering will only be available at participating Domino’s Pizza locations in Australia and New Zealand until October 31, 2021.

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Del Taco is Lowkey Testing New Takis Menu Items in This One City

Last month Foodbeast Costa spotted a Takis inspired menu at a Del Taco location in Tustin, California.

Now, we’ve found out that Del Taco locations in Bakersfield, California are also offering the Takis-themed menu. It’s made up of the following:

  • Takis Double Del Cheeseburger – Del Taco’s legendary Double Del Cheeseburger gets treated with a serving of Takis inside.
  • Takis Roller – Takis Fuego Rolled Chips, seasoned beef, creamy ranch sauce and freshly grated cheddar cheese rolled in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Loaded Takis – Takis Fuego Rolled Chips topped with seasoned beef, secret sauce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, diced onions and cool sour cream.
  • Takis Grilled Chicken Burrito – Takis Fuego Rolled Chips, seasoned beef, creamy ranch sauce and freshly grated cheddar cheese rolled in a warm flour tortilla.

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Panda Express Expands Launch of Plant-Based Orange Chicken

Earlier this year we reported on plant-based Orange Chicken coming to Panda Express via Beyond Meat, and after a successful test launch in New York City and Southern California this past summer, Beyond The Original Orange Chicken will now be available to a wider audience.

Beyond The Original Orange Chicken is the plant-based version of Panda Express’ iconic Orange Chicken and will be see a wider launch starting Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Fans can try Beyond The Original Orange Chicken at 70 select locations in California, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Washington, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Check here for a full list of participating locations.

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We Used FRIED TAMALES To Make This Zesty Take On Chilaquiles

Here at Foodbeast, it’s hard to find a week where some sort of Mexican food doesn’t pass through the office. Located in the heart of Santa Ana, CA, a plethora of family-run restaurants and Latino-oriented stores stacked with any ingredient one could need to make an authentic dish lie nearby. But sometimes, it’s hard to find the time to go get a meal, let alone carve out the time required to make one. So when Del Real Foods offered to send us their new Dia de Los Muertos Bundle, the answer was, of course, an emphatic “Yes!”

Here’s why: the Dia de Los Muertos Bundle comes loaded with a plethora of traditional, hand-made Mexican dishes that’ve been made with recipes passed down through Deal Real’s founder Jesus Cardenas’ family for generations. Slow-cooked carnitas, tender barbacoa, a dozen pork tamalitos, six chicken tamales, and Del Real’s fire-roasted red salsa— it’s all there, and ready to be warmed up into an exquisite meal in seconds. Plus, did we mention the bundle includes a limited edition free Dia de los Muertos T-Shirt.

But this being Foodbeast, we weren’t content with simply eating a delicious dinner. No, no. Instead, we sent our resident food genie Chris on a mission to see what he could cook up with the bundle. He did not disappoint, coming up with some seriously incredible Tamale Chilaquiles, a recipe for which can be found at the bottom of this article.

By chopping up the tamales and deep-frying them, Chris created what may be an upgrade to tortilla chips. After being simmered in Del Real’s salsa, they held their crunch just like you’d hope a proper plate of chilaquiles would, but with four times the flavor. And once they were topped with tender carnitas and a crispy fried egg? I mean, come on. How could this not be delicious?

For an even more detailed look at the dish, check out the video above.

With Dia de los Muertos right around the corner, make sure to fill this holiday season with authentic home-made flavors from Del Real Foods. Additionally, this tamale chilaquiles recipe is only one way to get creative. There’s an endless amount of tasty uses. Even simply microwaving a combination of the contents will leave you with a meal that tastes like it was made at home, without any of the hassles of cooking. This bundle is an unbeatable deal, for $51.95, you will receive enough food to easily feed over 10 people, perfect for any Dia de los Muertos festivities.

You can’t beat that.

For more information on Del Real’s Dia de Los Muertos bundle, or to purchase it, visit their website.

Ingredients

  • Tamales and Tamalitos*
  • Prepared Carnitas or Barbacoa*
  • Del Real Red Salsa*
  • Crema
  • Cilantro
  • Cotija cheese
  • Radish
  • (2) Eggs
  • Vegetable oil (1 gal for frying)

* Ingredient included in the Del Real Dia De Los Muertos bundle

Step 1: Make Tamale Chips

  • Chill tamales and tamalitos in the freezer for 15 minutes
  • Slice into thin strips
  • Fry at 375 until crispy
  • Let cool on a wire rack

Step 2: Prepare Your ingredients

  • Thinly slice 1 radish
  • Rough chop cilantro
  • Blend red salsa until smooth

Step 3: Let’s Get Cooking

  • Prepare carnitas according to ingredients on the package, either in the microwave or on the stove.
  • Heat 1Tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat until just barely smoking
  • Set aside about ¼ cup of salsa and carefully add the rest to the hot oil and mix. It should start to bubble a bit. Let cook for about 1 minute
  • Add tamale chips to the party and mix with the salsa until fully covered. Be careful not to move them around too much, they may start to break—don’t worry they’ll still be delicious.
  • While the tamale chips are chillin in their salsa bubble bath, start frying your eggs. I like to fry them sunny side up over very high heat so the edges get crispy. 
  • While you’re waiting on the eggs to finish check in on the tamale chips, they should be slightly soft but not mushy. Once they’re teetering on that fine line, cut the heat on your stove.

Step 4: Plating

  • Slide the tamale chips in salsa onto a plate, leave some space off to one side where you can safely land the eggs later.
  • Top the tamale chips with carnitas. Be generous, you deserve it.
  • Slide the eggs onto their safe space, but let them slightly overlap the chips—they like to feel a little dangerous.
  • Garnish with crema, cilantro, radish, and a dusting of cotija cheese

Created in partnership with Del Real Foods.

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Burger King Thailand Has a Spooky New Ghost Burger

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You know it’s right around Halloween time when restaurants and food brands start rolling out black-colored items. The black burger buns are no stranger to Burger King menus, with the latest form taking shape as the Ghost Burger in Thailand.

The Ghost Burger is essentially Burger King’s Rodeo Burger rocking a black bun costume for Halloween. Clever. The black coloring of the buns comes from cocoa, so no odd and unnatural food dyes here.

Burger King Thailand’s new Ghost Burger is only available for a limited time and will sell for 119 Baht ($3.56 US dollars), or with two patties for 179 Baht ($5.36 US dollars).

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McDonald’s Korea Set to Debute a Spicy Mac and Cheese Burger

McDonald’s US really needs to stop playin’ with us American diners, while they’re out releasing fire menu items for their international menus. While we’re stuck with the usual fare — I stay befuddled at how The Golden Arches loves to play it safe in the the States — they’re out in Korea debuting things like a Spicy Mac and Cheese Burger.

This. This is what Americans want, too, McDonald’s. The Spicy Mac and Cheese Burger is a winner already as it features a fried chicken breast patty that’s topped with a cayenne pepper-spiced mac and cheese that’s made with Grana Padano and cheddar cheese. They even threw in some crispy bacon to complete the dream scenario.

The Spicy Mac and Cheese Burger will be available à la carte or as part of a set October 28-November 24, at McDonald’s locations in Korea.

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Doritos Resurrects Fan Favorite Flavor For Halloween

The scary good sour and spicy combo that Doritos Twisted Lime packed proved to be a fan favorite when it first debuted last fall as a limited edition flavor. But with spooky season in full swing, Doritos has decided to resurrect the bold taste.

Twisted Lime’s popular demand will lead fans to Snacks.com/TwistedLime and is available in XXL (10.75oz) bags for $4.79. What’s more, Additionally, die-hards can head to the @doritos Instagram page to enter a giveaway for a chance to win an exclusive version of Doritos® Twisted Lime with special Halloween packaging.

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The Top 3 Treats At Filipino Dessert Spot B Sweet

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The undeniable purple hue of ube is a calling card for many Filipino desserts. It’s an electric kind of purple, turbo jettisoned to your pupils with the intent to capture your attention at first glance. But once your eyes have been hooked, next comes your appetite.

At B Sweet Dessert Bar in Los Angeles, California, Chef Barb Bastiste is flipping Filipino dessert favorites into modern takes, whether it be ube and beyond. So once you’ve conquered the purple flourish, leave room for other goodies like the Dulce De Leche Tres Leches Cake and the classic Filipino refresher, Hal0-Halo.

Even though I’m highlighting three items here, trust that there’s plenty more treats to indulge in at B Sweet Dessert Bar, where they’ll always roll out the red carpet for your sweet tooth.