News Packaged Food What's New

Spice Up Breakfast With New CinnaFuego Toast Crunch

The public’s newfound quest to spice up their next bite has now spilled into the breakfast space. Introducing General Mills’ new CinnaFuego Toast Crunch, a wild cereal creation that combines sweet cinnamon and fierce spice to give tastebuds an uppercut into the shadow realm.

Yes this is absurd. Yes I would love to try it. Does breakfast cereal have any business being spicy? The jury’s still out on that verdict. But I’m damn curious enough to find out.

CinnaFuego Toast Crunch will be launching exclusively at beginning Friday, August 12 for a limited time only.

Drinks News Packaged Food Sustainability

Sprite’s Green Bottle Will Transition to Clear Plastic

In an effort to boost recycling, Sprite will be ditching its signature green bottles for clear ones starting August 1, 2022. The move marks Sprite’s first major update in over 60 years.

The green plastic Sprite bottle is made from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. Though it is recyclable, not all recycling facilities are willing to process it, since additives like color make the plastic less reusable.

Besides the new, clear look, Sprite will be unveiling a revamped logo and packaging design which will include prominent “Recycle Me” messaging that supports the brand’s commitment to sustainability.

Now Trending TikTok

Guy Rolls Dungeons & Dragons Style to Make Creative Sushi Combinations

@photogami Ep 01 – 7/27/22 – Inspired by one of my favorite content creator (@adventuresinaardia) . Welcome to Roll for Sushi where fate chooses our next meals #dndtiktok #food #rng #rollforsandwich #rollforsushi #foodietiktok #imaprofessional #professional #dungeonsanddragons #dnd #rpg #ttrpg #fantasy #dice #tabletopgames #sushi #japan #japanesefood #salmon #dungeonsanddragons ♬ Lute – AllMusicGallery

If you’ve ever played the game Dungeons & Dragons, you’ll be familiar with its fate-determining-your-adventure vibe via dice rolls. On TikTok, we’ve seen Adventures of Narnia go viral for cursed or blessed sandwich creations. Now, we see that same approach applied to making all kinds of sushi.

The delicious twist to this game format was applied by TikTok user @photogami. In his version, the dice roll determines everything from the fish used to the type of sushi made to even the flavor combinations. It’s definitely a fun approach to creating some unique sushi creations.

I wonder what other foods can be applied to this style of fate-based cooking?

Fast Food News What's New

Pizza Hut Debuts Four New Oven-Baked Pastas

When Pizza Hut first debuted its Tuscani Pasta back in 2003, your boy was an instant fan. Initially I questioned how well they could do pasta, to which Pizza Hut answered with delicious triumph. Nearly 20 years later, they’re innovating their pasta offerings again with the debut of new Oven-Baked Pastas.

The Oven-Baked Pastas offer a lineup of four choices to please all types of cravings and include breadsticks or garlic bread. Also, all are finished with a new parmesan oregano topping: 

  • Chicken Alfredo: Creamy Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, and oven-baked cheese.
  • Italian Meats: Sweet tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage and cheese.
  • Cheesy Alfredo:  Creamy Alfredo sauce and two layers of cheese with baked-fresh parmesan on top.
  • Veggie: Sweet tomato sauce, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, black olives and oven-baked cheese. 

Grab Pizza Hut’s new Oven-Baked Pasta now at participating locations nationwide.

News Packaged Food Products What's New

Heinz Launches Chef-Inspired Line of Infused Honeys and Crunch Sauces

Condiments continue to boom as folks explore more ways to boost the flavor of their dishes and Heinz has taken notice. As a result, Heinz has capitalized on this dining trend by debuting the Heinz 57 Collection, featuring chef-inspired infused honeys and crunch sauces that instantly lift your average dish into a new level of deliciousness.

Check out the details of the Heinz 57 Collection:

  • Infused Honeys: Flavorful honey sauces infused with unique flavors like Hot Chili and Black Truffle. 
  • Crunch Sauces: Oil-based premium ingredients that provide texture and flavor to every meal. HEINZ Crunch Toppers are offered in Chili Pepper Crunch, Roasted Garlic Crunch and Mandarin Orange Miso Crunch.

You can grab the new Heinz 57 Collection on Amazon and at Meijer, Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Hy-Vee, Publix, Walmart and other participating retailers.

Fast Food

KFC’s France Exclusive Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger Would Be Perfect in the US

On a recent trip to the KFC headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, I had the chance to try a France-exclusive menu item called the Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger. Upon some research, apparently calling chicken sandwiches a burger are a thing pretty much anywhere outside of America.

Initial confusion by the name aside, I was hyped to give an international KFC menu item a try, simply for the fact that they’re usually more intriguing — and that goes for any other fast food chain.

For some quick background on the Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger, it features a fried chicken filet, pickled jalapeños, barbecue sauce, bacon, crispy onions and melted cheddar cheese. KFC originally launched it first as the Kentucky Burger for a limited time only in France back in 2020, then becoming a part of the core menu in 2021 due to it becoming a top seller in the country. Because of its popularity, KFC launched its variant, the Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger, in January 2022.

Based on the ingredients and flavor profile, I’m amazed that this seemingly all-American sandwich isn’t already on the KFC menu here in the US. Can you get anymore American than barbecue sauce, fried chicken and bacon?

The Colonel better take notice, because the Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger is a certified banger and would do well with pleasing the American palate, as it hearkens back to “western” flavors that can be attributed to the U.S. And simply put, all the elements put together that make up the Kentucky Spicy BBQ Burger — barbecue sauce, bacon, crispy onions, jalapenos, melted cheese — are tried and true hits.

Cravings What's New

This Kool-Aid Chicken Sandwich is the Definition of Wild County Fair Food

Chicken Charlie’s is the self-proclaimed ‘Deep Fry King’, building an empire of the wildest county fair food around and showcasing his off the wall deep-fried creations at famous county fairs like the Orange County Fair and San Diego County Fair.

Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth recently pulled up to the Orange County Fair to sink his teeth into Chicken Charlie’s Kool-Aid Chicken Sandwich. Essentially, it’s a standard chicken sandwich that gets the Chicken Charlie treatment by way of a Kool-Aid glaze sauce. Elie’s thoughts? “Offensive per usual,” was his verdict.

I’m guessing that’s offensive in a good way — as all proper county fair food should be.


RIP Choco Taco, We Will Miss You Dearly

After nearly 40 years, Klondike has decided to discontinue the beloved Choco Taco, citing an unprecedented spike in demand for different Klondike products over the past two years. The space in my heart that Choco Taco occupies cries out, “That’s bullshit!”

The genius that is Alan Drazen first rolled out the Choco Taco in 1984, treating the masses to a waffle cone that served as a hard taco shell, which was then filled with chocolate fudge and vanilla ice cream and coated on top with more chocolate. It’s delighted millions since then, even partnering with Taco Bell for a time to feature the frozen treat at select locations to celebrate Klondike’s 100-year anniversary.

But now, we unexpectedly say goodbye to a sweet legend and farewell to an ice cream truck go-to.


For now, I’ll still hold out hope for a comeback. Because if the people can bring Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza back, perhaps the Choco Taco can have the same fate in the future.