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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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Film/Television Packaged Food

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.

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Fast Food Film/Television

Carl’s Jr. Adds Godzilla And King Kong Themed Burgers Internationally

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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are introducing two massive sandwiches/burgers as a new collab with the film Godzilla Vs. Kong.

Godzilla is getting represented by a triple bacon cheeseburger, with a total of 4 strips of bacon, three slices of cheese, and an entire pound of beef packed into a premium bun with mayo. King Kong’s burger, on the other hand, can be a triple cheeseburger with Santa Fe Sauce, or a double fried chicken sandwich with the same sauce.

The Kong Burger has slightly less meat (10.5 ounces total) compared to the full pound the Godzilla Burger gets. However, Godzilla doesn’t have the flavor of the Santa Fe Sauce adding to its profile.

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These items dropped the same day the film did, March 31st, and will be available for a limited time internationally at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations.

Unfortunately, these burgers don’t seem to be available in the United States, but 20 different regions around the world are getting the menu. These include Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and Mexico (which gets a special black bun on their Kong Burger).

Each region will have the Godzilla Burger available, plus one of the Kong items (Burger or Chicken Sandwich). You’ll have to check locally in your area to see which of the King Kong-themed food items are available.

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Fast Food Film/Television Twitch

If You’re Still Searching For A PS5, Wendy’s Might Have The Solution

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For those looking to game their way through the pandemic, searching for next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X and the new PS5 might be a bit of a headache. The two are selling out rapidly, and restocks can’t come fast enough.

Now if you’re one of the countless gamers looking to secure any of the two sought after gaming systems, Wendy’s might be able to help. The next-gen consoles are potential prizes in a new menu collab the fast food chain is doing with a few popular Twitch streamers.

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In a move straight out of the McDonald’s playbook, Wendy’s is creating customizable meals from their existing menu based on the orders of prolific names. Rather than top musicians like Travis Scott or J Balvin, however, Wendy’s is working with gamers on Twitch instead for a set of five different orders. These “meals” are as follows:

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The TFUE Meal: A 10-piece order of Crispy Chicken Nuggets, a small fries, and a Minute Maid Light Lemonade.   

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The Myth Meal: A Classic Chicken Sandwich, a small fries, and a Coke.

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The itsHafu Meal: A Baconator, a small fries, and a Sprite.

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The FLIGHT Meal: A 10-piece order of Spicy Nuggets, a small fries, and Hi-C Fruit Punch.

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The xChocoBars Meal: A Big Bacon Classic, a small fries, and a Diet Coke.

All of these meals are exclusively available on UberEats, and come with a “Prize Pass” in each bag. Those passes contain pin codes that can be redeemed on a website to attempt to win gaming hoodies, gift cards, or one of the coveted gaming consoles.

The meals are available on UberEats from December 8th-12th, and you have until December 15th to enter the codes to try to win. Best of luck, and hopefully you’ll not have to attempt to beat everyone else out the next time one of the gaming systems is in stock.

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Film/Television Grocery Packaged Food

Pokémon Cereal Makes Comeback After 20-Year Hiatus

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While Pokémon is extremely popular around the world, you won’t find too many food products featuring the pocket monsters inside the United States. A lot of products, including cereal, Heinz Ketchup, and Eggo waffles were introduced back in 2000, but have all been discontinued since. Outside of a couple of food releases in 2009, Pokémon hasn’t seen much of a resurgence in your local grocer’s aisle.

For Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, however, General Mills has teamed up with the titular fictional universe to create a special new Pokémon cereal.

The new “Berry Bolt” breakfast box features red and blue berry-flavored corn puffs, alongside yellow marshmallows that feature the franchise’s figurehead, Pikachu.

Pokémon is celebrating its 25th year of getting folks to obsess over catching fictional monsters in 2021, so this may be just the first food product we see featuring Pikachu and other characters as the year progresses.

For now, however, you can find the brand new Pokémon cereal at grocery retailers nationwide.

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Film/Television Food Fashion

Reebok and ‘Hot Ones’ Collab On Sneaker Capsule Collection

If you’ve never seen First We Feast’s hit interview show, ‘Hot Ones’, it’s the only one that is allowed to literally turn up the heat on guests with “hot questions and even hotter wings.” Translating that energy into literal sneaker heat, the Sean Evans-hosted program has now linked up with Reebok to a capsule collection of three ‘Hot Ones’-themed sneakers.

Featuring exclusive renditions of the Club C “Mild”, Classic Leather “Medium”, and Shaqnosis “Hot” models, each shoe will come with custom Reebok x Hot Ones sneaker packaging with tissue paper designed to be cutout and used as a bib. The collection also will debut exclusive unisex Reebok x Hot Ones t-shirts with crossover graphics, available in black or deep red.

The Reebok x Hot Ones footwear and apparel collection is available globally from Reebok.com beginning November 19.

Besides the sneakers, First We Feast’s merch game has been strong, making for great choices as holiday gifts for the foodie in your life. Think a trio of hot sauces, ‘Hot Ones’ Nugget Honey, and a ‘Truth or Dab’ game.

Peep the following photos for detailed looks of each sneaker in the ‘Hot Ones’ x Reebok capsule collection.


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Film/Television Grocery Packaged Food Plant-Based What's New

MICKEY NUGGETS: Disney’s Plant-Based Dino Nugget Alternative, Coming Soon

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Dino Nuggets have long been the fun chicken caricatures of our school lunches, snacks, and late night cravings. There are many varieties of them today, whether they contain chicken or are plant-based.

However, none yet have had the backing of Disney, who’s lent the iconic Mickey Mouse shape to a plant-based nugget poised to become as popular as the OG chicken dinosaurs.

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Disney’s nugget comes courtesy of Kellogg’s, whose plant-based brand Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms is creating the nugget. The protein inside is made with soy, and the resulting product has 57% less fat and 35% less sodium than regular chicken nuggets.

These are meant to be a kid-friendly vegan alternative, giving them fun shapes like Dino Nuggets would, but also a good source of plant protein as well. Given how ubiquitous the Mickey Mouse moniker is, these will definitely be recognizable for kids all over.

It would be especially dope to see this inside of Disney theme parks, where plant-based innovation is already happening at a whirlwind pace. Kellogg’s has told Foodbeast that they don’t comment on future partnerships, but it would be awesome to see it happen.

Regardless, Mickey Nuggets are ready to take kids’ meals by storm when they arrive in the frozen chicken section of retailers nationwide this month.