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Sweets What's New

Viennetta Ice Cream Cake Returns After Nearly 30 Years

As a kid in the 90’s, I remember seeing a commercial for the fanciest damn ice cream cake to ever grace the frozen foods aisle. What followed images of an exquisitely decorated dessert laced with serpentine frosting were well-manicured hands slicing into it before being served on silver platters. The voice over had me thinking I was watching a luxury car commercial rather than one for a Breyer’s ice cream product.

And thus Breyer’s Viennetta was born. You can reference the YouTube clip above and feel the same vibe that I felt nearly 30 years ago: this is some rich people ice cream.

Sadly the bougie treat would be phased out of the U.S. market a few years after its ritzy debut, leaving fans clamoring for Viennetta’s return for decades.

But now, thanks to Good Humor, Viennetta will be making its splashy return to the States in January 2021 for $5.49 at major retailers nationwide.

Get ready to flick a pinky up come dessert time.

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Fast Food What's New

McDonald’s Debuts Three New Chicken Sandwiches To Jump Into The Chicken Wars

February will signal McDonald’s stepping into the arena to battle it out with other fast food chicken sandwiches, as they will be debuting three new sandwiches.

These three choices will be available come February 24:

  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich: Served on a toasted, buttered potato roll and features crinkle cut pickles.
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A Spicy Pepper Sauce highlights this choice, for those looking for a nice kick to their sando.
  • Deluxe Chicken Sandwich: This upgrade boasts shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and mayonnaise.

This is a bold and deliberate move for The Golden Arches, clearly meant to show that they, too, are a viable chicken spot with these new chicken sandwiches debuting alongside classics like Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken sandwich.

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Cravings Fast Food What's New

Pizza Hut Debuts ‘Nothing But Stuffed Crust’

The year is 1995 and Pizza Hut just hit the masses with a game changer in Stuffed Crust Pizza. We were not ready, but regardless, our appetites were, as the concept of pizza crust stuffed with melty cheese was ground zero for irresistibility. Soon folks were eating their slices crust first, taking advantage of the surplus of ooze with each bite.

Fast forward to now and Pizza Hut is celebrating the OG Stuffed Crust Pizza with a creation so outlandish that it actually makes sense: the Nothing But Stuffed Crust. So picture a Stuffed Crust Pizza — minus the actual pizza. What consumers are left with is just the Stuffed Crust itself, in all its cheesy glory.

This is a limited-time, limited-edition drop exclusively in Los Angeles-area Pizza Hut locations, so trust you gotta act fast if you’re trying to indulge in just the legendary Stuffed Crust itself.

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#foodbeast Culture Food Trends Recipes

8 Things We Learned To Make In Quarantine

2020 has been the year of adjustments, making the best of what the predicament of a pandemic has given us. For many, the pivot to the kitchen has been significant, allowing us to explore our inner chefs and bakers, turning the sudden free time we have into a discovery of dishes we never knew we had the talent to make.

The results of this fervor of kitchen talents have manifested in viral trends, ranging from banana bread to whipped dalgona coffee. Sure, it’s been a tumultuous year for everyone, but at least here’s a reminder of the silver lining that these dishes have been in helping us pass these quarantine times.

1. BREAD

Whether it was mastering the alchemy behind the perfect loaf of sourdough or nailing the ideal moistness in banana bread, folks were in some fervor over their newfound baking prowess.

2. DALGONA COFFEE

The dalgona coffee craze was the hit of early quarantine times, taking the internet by storm in all it’s whipped glory. Sure you’ll get an arm workout out of it, too, but the gym’s have been closed for the most part so there you go.

3. THE PERFECT STEAK

Have you ever reverse seared a steak? It’s definitely something to explore in the kitchen, which many of us did as we spent more time in it this year. Face it, a perfectly crusted, beefy, tender, and juicy medium rare steak goes a long way in curving the quarantine blues.

4. CLOUD BREAD

Sure, bread was already mentioned on this list, but the airy wonder that is cloud bread deserves its own entry. It’s really nothing that many of us have seen before, crediting its viral success to the ultra fluffy texture, as if you were biting straight into a nimbus in the sky.

5. HOT COCOA BOMBS

This treat drew fans from the sweet surprise it revealed once hot milk was poured onto it. As the cocoa bomb melted away, it revealed a cluster of tiny marshmallows while flavoring the milk, creating a concoction of heavenly, wintery bliss.

6. TORNADO EGGS

The supremely satisfying aesthetics of tornado eggs were the selling point here, unveiling a savory yellow rose that was hard to resist. Sat atop a steaming mound of rice and you have yourself a dish that’s sure to awaken your senses each morning.

7. PANCAKE CEREAL

Everybody is a sucker for irresistible little bites, whatever they may be. Pancakes, though? The unexpected yet adorable downsizing of the breakfast staple had us scouring the internet for the best recipe to replicate at home.

8. GROWING YOUR OWN VEGGIES

The trend of growing your own veggies, particularly green onions, grew in popularity for its high utility aspect alone. This definitely was a useful and handy option, especially if it saved you a trip from making a run to the store.

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Fast Food What's New

Katsu Curry McNuggets Are Coming To McDonald’s UK

As if we needed any more proof that America hardly ever gets the cool releases in fast food, McDonald’s in the UK will be debuting Katsu Curry Chicken McNuggets on December 30.

Featuring McNuggets coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and served with a side of curry dip, this iteration is an eyeopener in terms of the potential McNuggets have to be served in different flavors and types. Patrons can try a box of the Japanese-inspired nuggets for £3.59 for six, £4.09 for nine, or 20 pieces for £5.99.

However, they have to act quickly, as these McNuggets are a limited-edition and will only be available for a six week window. Now if the US can even get a sniff of any creative fast food item such as this, then things can get exciting again in that space.

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Cravings Packaged Food What's New

Doritos 3D Finally Returns As New 3D Crunch

Picture the scene: You’re posted up, all comfy and cozy in your room, your new favorite show is driving you crazy but you can’t stop, and you’ve got a bowl of Doritos 3D that you’re munching on. Sounds like a familiar scenario right? What if I told you that this took place in 2020 and not 1998?

That’s because the Doritos 3Ds mentioned are the new Doritos 3D Crunch, which brings back one of the most revered Frito-Lay snacks ever after being phased out in the early 2000’s. In its long-awaited return, the 3Ds come in new Chili Cheese Nacho and Spicy Ranch flavors. Both have a distinct kick in flavor while still capturing the tasty essence of the original flavors.

And remember Ali Landry, the original “Doritos Girl?” Fans can check out the #Doritos3DChallenge on TikTok starting December 28 for a nationwide challenge with her.

Doritos 3D Spicy Ranch and Doritos 3D Chili Cheese Nacho are in stores starting Monday, December 28 in 6 oz. bags for a suggested retail price of $4.29 and 2 oz. bags for $1.89.

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Edibles Packaged Food Sweets

This Cannabis Ice Cream Is The First Compliant Brand In The California Edibles Market

For a brand named Mellow Ice Cream, entering the edible cannabis space seems like the most appropriate move. In doing so, they’re set to soothe the collective munchies of California by being the first-to-market in the state’s cannabis edibles industry.

The startup brand has just announced that their THC and CBD-infused pints of ice cream are set to hit the California cannabis market this week. Debuting with three unique flavors, Mint Chocolate Chip, Himalayan Sea Salt and Caramel, and Tahitian Vanilla Peanut Butter Cup, Mellow is trying to establish a fanbase right away by also offering limited edition branded apparel and pre-rolls that are locally sourced and rolled in California.

Such products will be ready to cop online while offering home delivery — via an electric-powered Tesla equipped with its own freezer — in the greater Los Angeles area with sights set on expanding throughout the rest of California subsequently.

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Cravings Video

Lobster and Pastrami Highlight The Delicious Khachapuri Toppings At This LA Pop-Up

For those not familiar with the deliciousness of a khachapuri, let me break down the juicy deets for you: picture bread shaped similarly to a boat, then filled with cheese, butter, and egg. With all that then mixed in the carby vessel, one can picture the tasty affair that follows as you rip off a piece said bread, dip it into the holy trinity mixture mentioned, and fish out a bite that is nothing short of mesmerizing.

Over at Tony Khachapuri, a pop-up within Oui Bakery in Los Angeles, California, Chef Armen Piskoulian has decided to up the ante some by offering khachapuri that incorporates decadent toppings like lobster and pastrami.

Khachapuri leveling up with some plump lobster or savory pastrami is but a dream come true for all that love an added boost of flavor to the cheesy and buttery situation. Check out the video above for an in-depth look at some of the wonderful styles of khachapuri Tony Khachapuri is serving up.