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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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Flan-Flavored Cotton Candy Is Now A Top Tier Treat

Gourmet iterations of everyday snacks are almost automatic now, with everything from popcorn to even cheeseballs getting the bougie treatment. But have you ever heard of gourmet cotton candy? Cotton Cravings, a brand known for their fancy takes on cotton candy via creative flavors, has now come out with a flan flavor that’s sure to tickle the palates of sweet fiends all over.

Everyone’s creamy, custardy treat in feathery form already sounds like a delight to the senses, but to have it released alongside some fresh gear is a welcome bonus. That’s because Cotton Cravings new flan flavor is debuting with a clothing capsule collection from FLAN (Forever Laughing At Nothing).

Also know as FLAN Labs, the clothing brand is collaborating with Cotton Cravings for a set that includes a t-shirt and socks. Both the snack and gear conjure up effervescent feelings of carefree bliss, so feel free to indulge in the drip and the dessert.

The Cotton Cravings x FLAN Labs collection is now available on the FLAN Labs website.

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Is Adding Mayo The Secret To Extra Moist Chocolate Cake?

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I was today years old when I found out that adding mayonnaise to a chocolate cake recipe levels it up to an upper echelon type of moistness. On a recent TikTok bender, I happened upon the above video for a chocolate cake recipe that incorporates mayo into it.

As the home chef indicates in the clip, the mayonnaise adds “extra egg yolk and a very creamy texture.”

Apparently this cake hack hearkens back to around World War II or the Depression, when cooks were forced to get creative with replacements in recipes due to ingredient scarcity, as cited by The Kitchn.

Though mayo in cake may incite an automatic “nah” on paper, the end result of the creamiest, most moist chocolate cake ever sounds enticing enough to try.

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BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Brings to Life a New Monstrous Pizookie® Creation Loaded with M&M’S® Minis Chocolate Candies

If BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse’s savory and delicious menu isn’t reason enough to head to your nearest BJ’s right this instant, then their scary good new seasonal Pizookie® is quickly going to change that. The new BJ’s Monster Pizookie® made with M&M’S® Minis Chocolate Candies is the ultimate dessert to enjoy with friends — filled with chocolate chips, oats, peanut butter, peanut butter chips and M&M’S® Minis Chocolate Candies inside a warm and gooey cookie.  What’s more, you get Insta-worthy, colorful M&M’S® Minis Chocolate Candies on top, paired with that velvety vanilla bean ice cream.

Whether you’re diving in with family or enjoying with a few friends, BJ’s Monster Pizookie® is available in both a Regular Size and Party Platter (and both are utterly satisfying!). The colorful, festive treat is just the celebration you need, and is the Monster collab we’ve all been waiting for. With something this fun and delicious, it just makes sense to want to have dessert first.

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Stella Artois’ New Bottle Will Help Support Restaurants

As restaurants across the country look to reopen in the coming months, up to 80% of them are reportedly still at risk of permanent closure. Stella Artois, in partnership with The James Beard Foundation, will be supporting the hospitality industry with the release of an aluminum “Open for Good” bottle that will contribute a portion of the proceeds towards helping the industry.

“Over the last year, our work with the James Beard Foundation has allowed us to support restaurants from the start of the pandemic. With the return to full capacity, we hope this new product offering can further support the industry to safely return to operating as we remember them,” said Lara Krug, VP of Marketing, Stella Artois.

Named after the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, the new “Open for Good” aluminum bottle not only supports the restaurant industry but gives back with proceeds from each bottle sold benefitting the campaign. Over the past year, the Open for Good campaign has supported chefs by leveraging their voices to advocate for the industry, provided direct financial relief, and created critical resources and connections for the industry.

The “Open for Good” bottles will also give consumers an opportunity to participate in rebuilding the restaurant industry and will feature custom QR code that allows consumers to take steps to further recognize and support their favorite local restaurants. 

“As a longtime supporter of the Foundation, we’re excited to have partnered with Stella Artois over the past year to do all we can to help the independent restaurant industry survive by providing financial grants as part of our Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund, delivering more than 80 webinars to help the industry navigate things like PPP loan forgiveness and enhanced safety protocols, and delivering financial relief via our Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans,” says Clare Reichenbach, Chief Executive Officer, James Beard Foundation.

The “Open for Good” bottles are a part of Stella Artois’ upcoming campaign, “Your Table Is Ready,” dedicated to bringing people back to restaurant tables. “Your Table Is Ready” is part of Anheuser-Busch’s “Let’s Grab A Beer” platform that aims to make the moments we come together over a Stella Artois even better.

Stella Artois and the James Beard Foundation came together for other programs, like “Dining Together, Apart,” “Far From You, But Yes I Do,” and “Stella Sessions@Home,” where a portion of proceeds from all Stella Artois purchased on-premise went to the James Beard Foundation. Additionally, in November 2020, Stella Artois donated a portion of proceeds from all Stella Artois purchased nationally in bars and restaurants to the James Beard Foundations’ “Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black & Indigenous Americans.”

The custom-designed aluminum structure with a sturdy bottle and premium inks is distinctly different the classic Stella Artois bottle. The 14 oz Stella Artois “Open for Good” bottle will be available starting June 7th at participating restaurants nationwide.

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Here Is Where To Get $1 Smashburgers In LA This Weekend

Smashburgers have taken the food scene by storm the past couple of years, especially in Los Angeles. And it’s no wonder as the appeal lies in the variety of textures one gets from biting into one. First, you’re met with the welcoming crisp of the outer layer of the burger patty, which is then followed by the juicy flavor cache inside. Now imagine getting your hands on these delectable smashburgers for just a buck a pop.

Uncool Burgers, home to a wide variety of smashburgers and plant-based chicken sandwiches, is doing just that by offering $1.00 smashburgers from April 30 – May 2. It’s all part of the festivities Uncool has in store for May being National Burger Month. Check the juicy details below:

  • $1 Uncool Burgers – The namesake burger comes with uncool sauce, onion jam, a cheese crisp, American cheese, and house pickles.
  • $1 Party in My Plants Burgers – This vegan burger has gained a steady following and features an Impossible smashburger, onion jam, vegan American cheese, truffle island sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house pickles.
  • Chance to win FRIES FOR LIFE every hour. One lucky winner will find an Uncool sticker in the cup and can redeem a cup of fries once every week for a year.

All it takes to get in on the festivities is to follow @we.are.uncool to redeem the $1 burgers and be eligible for Fries for Life. Sounds like a pretty sweet deal that lets folks grab a ton of the city’s most popular style of burger.

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Taco Bell ‘Taco Moon’ Event Gives Fans FREE Crunchy Tacos On May 4

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Next week the great light in the night sky, endearingly referred to as God’s toenail in the beloved motion picture Angels in the Outfield will take the shape of the taco. 

That’s because Taco Bell is giving away free crunchy tacos filled with season beef, shredded cheese, and lettuce to celebrate this primal occurrence of the cosmos. 

Called Taco Moon, fans of the chain can claim their free Crunchy Taco between 8 pm to 11:59 pm in-store, through the Taco Bell app, or online on May 4. 

According to Taco Bell, this promotion will be available across 20 markets, including the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, and the United States. 

Also, it kind of lines up perfectly with Star Wars Day. 

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Goldfish Reveals New Flavor Collab With Frank’s RedHot

Plenty of folks would consider Goldfish crackers to be in the pantheon of go-to snacks — with valid regard. The cheesy bits are irresistible by the handful and are always a sure fire choice for quality snacking. But many have always wondered in the back of their heads, ‘What would Goldfish be like with a spicy kick?’

Well it seems the Goldfish folks have heard such rumblings, because in an eye-opening new collab, they’ve decided to link up with Frank’s RedHot sauce for a spicy flavor that fans have long been calling for — over 35,000 fans have requested for a hotter variety of the cracker. Each Goldfish cracker is made with the classic hot sauce ingredients, including notes of vinegar for acidity and a premium blend of aged cayenne peppers.

Goldfish x Frank’s RedHot crackers will arrive on shelves at retailers nationwide for a limited time only starting May 2021 while supplies last for a suggested retail price of $2.49 for a 6.6 oz bag. 

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Burger King and “The King of Cheese” Join Forces on a New Gourmet Burger

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Burger King Italia and the “King of Cheeses,” Parmigiano Reggiano, have assembled their empires to introduce their new Parmigiano Reggiano Burger — a part of the fast food chain’s “Italian Kings” series dedicated to highlighting Italy’s most notable fares.  

“This partnership with Burger King proves Parmigiano Reggiano’s versatility… and is the ideal synthesis between the excellence of Italian agrifood products and the American food tradition,” says Nicola Bertinelli, President of the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium.  

The Parmigiano Reggiano Burger is made with a new gourmet beef patty, Parmigiano Reggiano-flavored mayonnaise, arugula, fried onions and finished with slices of 15-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano cheese between a fresh brioche bun.  

Produced strictly in select farms of northern Italy’s Reggio Emilia region, Parmigiano Reggiano is only made with three natural ingredients – milk, salt and rennet; and must be matured between 12-48 months before being sold.  

In anticipation of this momentous collaboration, Burger King has purchased over 20 tons Parmigiano Reggiano wheels in order to meet such high demand —  with each wheel of cheese weighing roughly 90 lbs.

While the Parmigiano Reggiano Burger and the rest of Burger King’s “Italian Kings” series is currently exclusive to Burger King Italia, fans around the world can cook up their own version of the Parmigiano Reggiano Burger using the Consortium’s recipe until it makes its way to your local Burger King.