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These Boozy Ice Pops Capture That Summer Lifestyle

Summer’s here and beating the heat is pretty much on everyone’s mind. But to do so in creative, refreshing, and delicious fashion is clearly the move. That’s why Ice Dreams poptails make so much sense as the cool go-to if you’re looking to embrace and enjoy an alcoholic experience on the frostier side of things.

Ice Dreams poptails feature several unique blends crafted with accurate mixology principles in mind, think 8% alcohol per 100ml serving, and come in deliciously distinct and familiar flavors like Mojito, Pina Colada, Cosmo, and Daiquiri Red. So whether you’re a party season enthusiast or simply appreciate memorable summertime moments, Ice Dream poptails capture the rhythm of summer with their flavorful frozen options.

And if you’re looking for some sweet incentive to embrace the poptails lifestyle, Ice Dreams has a cool summer campaign to help fans get extra goodies and discount codes only on icedreams.com. Within some of “The Collection” Ice Dreams boxes in stores and with every box from online orders here, are temporary Ice Dreams Angel tattoos. To get in on the fun, simply post pictures or videos with the products and/or tattoo on your skin and share with @icedreamspoptails using the hashtag #icedreamsangels.

Online orders get 15% off using the code ANGEL15, so what’s not to love about these chances to join in on the Ice Dreams party for a chance to win in exquisitely flavorful fashion!

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The Best Patriotic Potato Salad Recipes Using Melissa’s Red, White, and Blue Potatoes

July is a whole month where getting in the patriotic spirit is a must, even when it comes to what we’re cooking! A perfect way to celebrate the vibes is with Red, White, and Blue potatoes from Melissa’s Produce.

In the latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, we curated five awesome recipes from five talented kitchen creators that incorporate the red, white, and blue tubers in the coolest ways possible. Here’s the tasty lineup:

Rudy’s (@rudeluv) Loaded Baked Potato Salad

This recipe from Foodbeast Rudy stocks up on sour cream, chives, bacon bits, and some crucial melted cheese on top of Red, White and Blue Potatoes!

Costa’s (@constantine_spy) Deep-Fried Bean Curd-Wrapped Potato Salad

Costa crossed continents with his unique recipe that incorporates Red, White and Blue potatoes, Sichuan pepper, five spice, braised pork belly and pickled mustard greens. The tasty scenario is then wrapped in bean curd sheets and deep-fried.

Jem-San’s (@jemsanthefoodgod) Curry Potato Salad Sando

It’s a handheld flavor bomb with Jem-San’s curry potato salad sando that features a crispy potato croquette.

Pooja’s (@theglobalvegetarian) Perfect Picnic Potato Salad

This vegan salad is so easy and flavorful, featuring a refreshing dressing of shallots, garlic, mustard, olive oil, lime juice, and turmeric beautifully topped over spinach, Red, White and Blue potatoes, corn, vegan cheese, and chopped parsley.

Chris’s (@wefeedourfriends) Potato Wedge Salad

This never-before-seen wedge salad replaces the lettuce wedge with a variation of a Pommes Anna. The delicious wedge of Red, White and Blue potatoes is topped with ranch, bacon, anchovy breadcrumbs, and chives.

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Avocado Hot Sauce Is The Smart And Spicy Condiment Move To Make

When the usual, run-of-the-mill hot sauce just isn’t making your mouth sing and dance anymore, that’s the sign to switch up the beat and try something with a little more spice in it. The makers of HERDEZ®, the number one selling salsa brand in Mexico, have made their way into kitchens across the border with great-tasting salsas and now are introducing their new Avocado Hot Sauce.

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HERDEZ® Avocado Hot Sauce delivers a unique creamy texture from real avocados and just the right amount of heat to give your dishes an extra shimmy on the side. This hot sauce is an excellent way to enhance dishes from anywhere in the world, but it pairs especially well with tacos, salads, pizza and all kinds of breakfast dishes. But don’t just take our word for it — try it out yourself with this simple breakfast scramble recipe we cooked up.

The new Avocado Hot Sauce is just the latest of excellent salsas and sauces from HERDEZ®, available now at major grocers nationwide and on MexGrocer.com.

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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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Get Rewarded By Sharing Your Family’s Favorite Lent Friendly Recipes

If you’re familiar with the Lenten tradition, you would know that it involves an offering associated with abstinence from red meat every Friday for the forty days leading up to Easter Sunday.  It’s a time where people observe a sacrifice as a practice of faith.  With such tradition, beef, pork and poultry are abstained from — bringing seafood, vegetable and cheese dishes to the forefront.  FUD, the food brand boasting rich Hispanic heritage, is conducting a Lent recipe contest, sure to excite with $50,000 worth of prizes, including a $10,000 kitchen remodeling grand prize!

Have fun with FUD and share your family’s favorite “best lent secret” recipe with the world — using any of the fine, unique and delicious Lent friendly products that FUD has available

To help inspire your creations, Foodbeast’s very own Chris Abouabdo (@small_town_mayor) shared his favorite recipe that his brother taught him: a spicy shrimp quesadilla pizza, using FUD brand Queso Oaxaca. 

We’ve also asked our Foodbeast fam, Nicole Triebe (@windycitydinnerfairy),  Jenny Martinez (@happybelliesbyjenny) and Fabrizio Villalpando (@theemoodyfoody) to show us how their families are celebrating the season.   

With amazing prizes at stake, what are you and your family waiting for? Share your family’s favorite Lent friendly (no red meat) dish using FUD products and you could win a coveted kitchen remodeling!  Don’t wait, enter the FUD Lent contest now!

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The Halal Guys Just Launched PLANT-BASED GYROS

As plant-based options continue to increase at restaurants globally, many companies have defaulted to teaming up with big plant-based names to make faux meat products.

The Halal Guys just went the extra mile, however, and created their own plant-based gyro cones that are cooked on a rotating spit, just like regular gyro meat would be.

Photo courtesy of The Halal Guys

Their new Meatless Gyro, a limited-time offering, is a gluten-free and plant-based alternative to the standard gyro meat. The Halal Guys version is made with pea protein, brown rice, coconut oil, Halal Guys spice mix, beets, mushrooms, and paprika. A serving of the Meatless Gyro comes with 21 grams of protein.

Of course, when at The Halal Guys, there’s all of the toppings you can add to the rice, lettuce, and protein option. One of those is tzatziki, which normally contains dairy, but The Halal Guys has created a plant-based version of that as well. That iteration uses aquafaba, the leftover liquid from cooking chickpeas, to get to a similar texture on the sauce.

Foodbeasts Elie and Oscar got a chance to try the Meatless Gyro early. To Elie, the plant-based gyro version held up texturally to the original, while Oscar loved that it could be shaved off the cone the same way as regular gyro meat would. It had the same level of flavor since it uses the same Halal Guys spice blend, with Elie noting it was a tad more “earthy.” 

As for the plant-based tzatziki, it was a little thinner than the original due to the aquafaba, but it paired really well with the vegan gyro meat. For the overall meal, both Elie and Oscar noted that they felt really good and not bloated after eating it. 

“I’m definitely gonna be getting this meatless gyro into my rotation,” Elie noted afterwards.

Photo courtesy of The Halal Guys

Also joining The Halal Guys menus is a refreshing eggplant hummus, which combines eggplants and chickpeas for a refreshing snack, dip, or addition to your meal. Oscar even dipped his sandwich into it, combining the two for what he described as a “nice addition.”

The new Meatless Gyro and Eggplant Hummus will be available at participating Halal Guys locations nationwide starting for a limited time. You can get it in sandwich or platter form with all of the usual fixings, including that plant-based tzatziki for those looking to keep everything animal free.

Created in partnership with The Halal Guys.

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Kitchen League’s Highly Anticipated Grudge Match Hinges on Messy Meals and Cleaner Kitchens

Foodbeast’s Kitchen League has been stirring things up and causing commotion in Twitch’s food and beverage segment. Through a one-of-a kind a cooking competition, a live audience is able to interact with savvy chefs by triggering sabotages that can land competing cooks in hot predicaments. Not to worry, viewers are also able to grant chefs protections that could save the competitors from such sabotages. Let’s just say, things get messy.

Kitchen League’s latest matchup was sponsored by Bounty, the Quicker Picker Upper. In addition to Bounty being a true necessity in every kitchen, the match was particularly noteworthy because of the reoccurring theme: Messy Meals, Cleaner Kitchens. Intrigued?  Kitchen League judges, Chris Abouabdo and Reach Guinto, kept their discerning eyes on how conversely messy competitors’ dishes were and just how clean they could make their kitchens within the last minute of their designated cooking time. While Bounty can clean just about any mess in the nick of time, competing Kitchen League cooks were only able to earn sheets of Bounty via the protections granted to them by live viewers. 

Competitors, Josh Elkin and Malika of Hyper RPG, fulfilled the highly anticipated match. The two formidable characters had devoted fans cheering them on in the comments, as this wasn’t the first time they went head-to-head. Josh and Malika met in the Hungerdome of Kitchen League about eight months ago. After a fierce competition, Josh Elkin, the highest-ranking Kitchen League chef, caught the L and Malika walked away with the delicious taste of victory on her lips. 

Malika rolled into Bounty’s stream with confidence as she was a force to watch in the kitchen. The battle proved to be as fierce and messy as predicted, with both cooks throwing down useful Bounty hacks. Elkin used a sheet to pull off the back membrane off a rack of ribs, creating a fuss free experience for a chore that usually proves to be a thorn in many grill master’s sides. Beyond that, both Malika and Josh tried to impress judges with ambitious dishes within the 60-minute time limit: baby back ribs versus risotto/arancini balls.

When the dust settled, judges Reach and Chris declared Josh the Quicker Picker Upper Champion!  Both judges took note of Josh’s energy to crank out a hefty barbecue plate, creating his own spin on an iconic fast food rib sandwich. Though Malika earned high marks on her unique Southeast fusion arancini recipe, she suffered in the visuals and theme category, thus sealing her fate as Josh’s runner-up.  To check out all the kitchen antics and ruckus, check out the Bounty sponsored Kitchen League stream’s recap videos and tune into Kitchen League on Foodbeast’s Twitch channel.

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This Watermelon Michelada Is Next Level Refreshment

A unique, new chelada is here to shake up your holiday season, promising to defy the ordinary.  The Chelada from Cerveza Montejo embodies the rebellious spirit of Hispanic culture — bringing together bold and authentic flavors that resist the norm. Born to be unapologetic, the Montejo Chelada was brewed and blended to challenge all conventions.  The crisp mexican style golden lager combined with the robust, zesty flavor of the Clamato makes it the perfect daytime drink no matter what the season. Much like Montejo, Foodbeasts love to take things to the next level — which is why our Director of Video, Marc (@marckharrat) decided to elevate the experience by putting together a wild watermelon michelada, you can enjoy at home:
  • Start by hollowing out a personal sized watermelon, setting aside the inside to be blended.
  • Dip the rim of the watermelon into the classic chamoy and tajin combination for that extra ‘zing’!
  • Blend that watermelon up with some ice until it’s got a nice and slushy consistency and pour it back into the hollowed-up watermelon.
  • Pop open an ice cold can of Montejo Chelada and pour to the brim.
  • Add your favorite garnishes like a chewy tamarind stick, watermelon jerky, chile mango, or lime
  • Have some fun
Blend your own time-honored traditions with some bold new ones this holiday season with a fresh taste of Montejo Chelada, available now at your local markets.