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Spider-Man’s Favorite Donut Shop Is Located In Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Serving a community for 60 years takes not only consistency, it also takes connection to the surrounding culture. As a staple of Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop embodies those qualities. 

The shop still retains the same aesthetic from decades past, classically retro. With nostalgic charm, along with a reputation for delicious donuts, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is considered iconic by those in the know. It’s no surprise it’s attracted some productions over the years. Notable ones include the NBC series “Shades of Blue” and the 2013 Vince Vaughn movie “Delivery Man”.

The latest production to use the location is the newest entry in the blockbuster franchise Spider-Man: No Way Home. The shop was actually discovered by a producer of the film that lived nearby. Wooed by the unmistakable warmth community staples emit, it was decided that Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop had to be featured in the movie. 

SPOILER AHEAD.

Not only did it make it into the movie, but it’s a major piece of the story’s narrative. Mary Jane, Spidey’s romantic interest played by Zendaya, works at Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop part-time, mint-green uniform and all. What makes it even cooler is that Marvel created an exact replica of the entire shop in a production studio in Atlanta. 

Current owners Donna Siafakas and husband Christos have run the joint since 1993, ensuring the donuts stay hot, fresh and only $1.10 each.

Next time you visit Brooklyn, or if you’re already a local, stop by Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop to experience some of the movie magic lighting up this year’s holiday season.

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These Confections Look Too Good To Eat In New Netflix Cooking Competition ‘School Of Chocolate’

Fun fact: Once upon a time I attended Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a place where chocolate is so popular they named the city after it. Every now and again we’d take class trips to Hersheypark, the local theme park. I remember the ride through the downtown area smelling wafts of intense chocolate that flowed from the Hershey factory nearby. To top it off, throughout the year they’d bring massive chunks into class, break off pieces and hand them around. As a kid, this was all pretty amazing.

While most people probably never attended a school named after a chocolate brand, the dark and delectable treat is no doubt a force majeure. To put it simply, chocolate is the most popular sweet in the world. In the United States alone, we consume over 3 million tons each year. We go cuckoo for cocoa. 

For true cocoa enthusiasts, Netflix announces School Of Chocolate, a new pastry competition show. Going beyond rectangular bars, School Of Chocolate presents a masterclass in pastry showpieces, led by world-renowned chocolatier Amaury Gichon. Known as one of the leaders of the “new school of pastry chefs,” Guichon constantly pushes the culinary envelope. His surreal chocolate creations have garnered him a social media following of millions.

The show features eight top talents from diverse backgrounds who are challenged to create unbelievable art using 100% chocolate. The contestants, each notable through their own personal achievements, will have the opportunity to not only gain first-hand insight from a master, but also further exposure for their culinary careers.

Premiering on November 26th, check out the trailer to catch a sneak peak at some of the amazing creations. It almost hurts to watch them get eaten.

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Hot Ones And Heatonist Partner With Milk & Cream On Limited Release Of Ice Cream Nuggets

Hot Ones, the mega popular celebrity interview show hosted by Sean Evans, and Heatonist, purveyors of fine hot sauces, have both partnered with New York City cereal bar, Milk & Cream, to create one-of-a-kind Hot Ones Ice Cream Nuggets.

The ice cream nuggets will come in two flavors, vanilla ice cream dipped in a white chocolate shell and dusted in cinnamon and corn flakes, and one that has a white chocolate shell that’s infused with Hot Ones Chocolate Pow Pow and covered in Flamin’ Dust. Each serving comes with a side of Hot Ones Nugget Honey.

You can snag these Hot Ones Ice Cream Nuggets at all three Milk & Cream locations in Nolita, Jersey City, and Astoria for $12 from September 23 to November 4.

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OREO Will Be Launching New Pokémon OREOs

OREO collabs have a pristine record of not missing. They’re arguably America’s favorite cookie sandwich, so plussing up the whole affair with a smart collaboration is bullseye every time. OREO tapping in with Pokémon is another example in such consistent excellence.

Beginning today, September 8, fans can pre-order the limited edition Pokémon x OREO cookies on OREO.com. The cookies will be available at retailers nationwide starting September 13th, while supplies last.

The Pokémon x OREO cookies pay tribute to some of the most beloved Pokémon with 16 unique cookie embossments featuring iconic Pokémon such as Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. However, just like in the Pokémon world, some Pokémon x OREO cookies will be harder to find. This also means that this much hyped partnership is OREO’s first-ever cookie rarity scheme. Here’s more details surrounding it:

  • Each pack is filled at random and does not necessarily contain cookies with all 16 embossment designs, meaning every cookie pack is all about discovery and a new chance to find them all.
  • The rarity of the designs embossed on the cookies range from easy to find to hard to find, and the hardest to find (Mew) is featured on an extremely limited amount of the total cookies produced.

The 16 cookie varieties of the Pokémon x OREO collab are:

  • Pikachu
  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Sandshrew
  • Jigglypuff
  • Lapras
  • Dratini
  • Mew
  • Cyndaquil
  • Sableye
  • Piplup
  • Snivy
  • Pancham
  • Rowlet
  • Grookey
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Film/Television Packaged Food

‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ Cup Noodles Have Released

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Super fans of the iconic mid-90’s anime classic, Neon Genesis Evangelion, have plenty to get hyped about when it comes to Nissin’s latest box set of Cup Noodles.

To help celebrate Nissin’s 50th anniversary, A “Nissin Cup Noodles x EVANGELION limited collection Cup Noodle Gift Box” will release exclusively in Hong Kong from the end of August to the beginning of September. Each box set contains an assortment of Cup Noodles flavors with each adorned with characters and designs from Neon Genesis Evangelion.

A “Limited Collection Cup Noodle Gift Box” contains five special edition EVA Cup Noodles and one rare Ayanami Zero or Limited Edition Asuka ramen. For more information, check out Nissin’s website.

Check out below for a peek at the Cup Noodles designs.

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Watch Renowned Seafood Chef Josh Niland Create a Stunning “Porchetta of the Sea”

Josh Niland, the Australian chef renowned for his nose-to-tail approach to seafood, is a master of fish butchery. His restaurant, Saint Peter, is a veritable cathedral to seafood excellence.

Niland’s mastery of seafood and adherence to sustainability has led to numerous accolades and recognition, which is no wonder as to why he was invited as a guest chef in the current season of MasterChef Australia. In a recent episode, he butchered a whole cod, practically making it “disappear,” then recalibrated the fish’s parts into what one contestant described as a “porchetta of the sea,” though Niland dubbed it as a rolled roasted Murray cod.

A fish transmogrified into a never before seen dish like this is something only the likes of a talent like Niland can do, which makes for must see television itself.

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LOKI CHARMS Cereal Debuts In Exclusive Drop For ‘LOKI’ Disney Plus Premiere

Marvel’s Loki series is only days away from premiering on Disney Plus. While the world eagerly awaits the launch, Lucky Charms has already undergone a transformation in the spirit of the god of mischief.

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Starting Wednesday, June 9, a limited-edition batch of Loki Charms will drop — featuring an exclusive design swapping Lucky the Leprechaun with the titular Loki.

About 3,500 boxes will be available at MischievouslyDelicious.com at 11am EST on June 9. You can get them for about $8 each, while supplies last.

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Film/Television Theme Parks

Disneyland’s Avengers Campus, With Its WILD Food Creations, Set To Open June 4th

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After much anticipation, Disneyland’s hyped-up Avengers Campus will finally be opening inside of the California Adventure theme park on June 4th.

Disneyland itself will be reopening at the end of April, which means early parkgoers will have to wait a few weeks before they can step inside the Marvel-themed section of the park.

Once they do, there will be a variety of fantasy-based food located throughout Avengers Campus, a lot of which has been revealed in previous sneak peeks.

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The new food vendors include Pym’s Test Kitchen and Tasting Lab, where you can find foods sized both giant and small (plus plenty of beer and cocktails), Shawarma Palace (a restaurant from the first Avengers movie with plant-based Impossible Shawarma), and Terran Treats (located near the Guardians of the Galaxy ride and is filled with churros and other sweet treats).

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One of the biggest companies involved in this futuristic food lineup is Impossible Foods, whose plant-based meat will be found throughout the land in the form of meatballs, the aforementioned shawarma, and more.

It’ll be exciting to see this new part of Disneyland open up, and we can’t wait to see what the food will be like as well.

To get into the park, for now, you have to be a California resident, as well as score an online reservation and have an admissible theme park ticket for the date you want to visit.