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Cravings Packaged Food What's New

Pringles Debuts Stunning Karaage Flavor In Japan This Month

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There’s always that one menu item that, no matter where you dine for the first time, if you see it, you have to order it. For me, those two items are Garlic Fish Sauce Wings at Vietnamese joints and Karaage Chicken at Japanese restaurants. 

Thanks to Pringles, one of my favorite appetizers is getting its own flavor to kick off 2021. While Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings Pringles won’t be hitting snack shelves anytime soon, residents of Japan will want to check stores for the new Karaage Aji flavor — the first new flavor addition for the Pringles brand in Japan this year. 

SoraNews24 reports the new variation is based on the bite-sized morsels of fried chicken thighs that are breaded, seasoned, and deep-fried. Those flavors, including garlic and onion powder, are now dusted onto each Pringles chip, recreating the popular chicken snack profiles. 

You can find the new Pringles hitting shelves beginning Jan. 25 at select stores in Japan. Alright, Pringles Vietnam, let’s get on those Fish Sauce Wing chips next, please.

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Grocery Packaged Food Sweets

New Klondike Milkshakes Can Be Drunk Straight From The Freezer

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Klondike is known for their chocolate covered ice cream bars, but they may have just changed the frozen foods game with some brand new, on-the-go milkshake pouches.

These Klondike Shakes work similar to the squeezable fruit purees, applesauces, or smoothies you might have seen pop up in the refrigerated section of a grocery store. These pouches have a twistable cap that you crack off and then squeeze to drink.

The key difference here is that Klondike’s is ready to slurp on straight from the freezer, meaning that you don’t have to grab ice cream or blend anything together if you’re craving a milkshake. Sure, you could just freeze the smoothie pouches in the refrigerated section, but they would turn to essentially ice and not have that smooth consistency.

Klondike’s squeezable milkshakes will be hitting stores nationwide in February 2021. You can get them in chocolate or vanilla flavors, and a pack of six will go for about $5.99.

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Grocery Health Packaged Food

Hidden Valley Ranch Now Has A Dairy Free Option

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Ranch dressing is known for having buttermilk and not being friendly to those with dairy or lactose issues.

That doesn’t have to be a hindrance to those wanting to sample ranch anymore, however, as Hidden Valley Ranch just announced a dairy-free version of their iconic condiment.

As the most ubiquitous bottle of ranch out there, this makes the dressing way more accessible to those who couldn’t consume it before, and makes it an option for those on lactose-free, vegan, or flexitarian diets.

Hidden Valley Ranch normally contains egg yolk and buttermilk in it, according to information on the brand’s website. This new plant-based version swaps those out for soy protein isolate. The company also claims to have no animal-derived ingredients in the new Plant Powered Ranch.

Bottles of the plant-based Hidden Valley Ranch will be available in stores nationwide starting in April 2021. A 12 ounce bottle comes at a suggested price of $3.49.

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Cravings Packaged Food

Today I Learned Pizza Cupcakes Exist And They Look DELIGHTFUL

Ever sit in bed at night, wondering if there was another form of pizza out there that’s waiting for you to sink your teeth into? Perhaps, a marriage of pizza and cupcakes?

Artisinal bakery The Pizza Cupcake. delivers exactly this holy matrimony of eats.

Created by owners Michelle Jimenez-Meggiato and Andrea Meggiato, the bite-sized snack brings together elements of their namesakes into a delectable flavor puck.

Photo courtesy of The Pizza Cupcake

Made with brioche and pizza dough, the cupcakes are stuffed with tomatoes, sauce, and stretchy mozzarella cheese.

You can order Pizza Cupcakes through their website and are available for delivery in 26 states:
Arizona, Southern California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia.

We may never want to try a pizza bagel again after looking at these. I’d love to dunk one in some Wing Stop ranch.

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Packaged Food

Cheetos’ New ‘Crunch Pop Mix’ Is A Cheesy Flip On Two Iconic Snacks

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There was a time, back when movie theaters were booming, when I would sneak in a bag of Cheetos and dump them into my bucket of popcorn as I sat through movie after movie. 

While this past year, it’s been much tougher to perform such a hack in theaters, Cheetos is now making it easier for those watching movies at home to enjoy their cheesy textures. 

The new Cheetos Crunch Pop Mix combines Cheetos-dusted popcorn with the iconic cheese-c0vered corn chips. 

Imagine the goldmine of cheese crust that’s dancing across the surface of your fingertips. Indeed a time to be alive. 

You can find the new Cheetos Crunch Pop Mix in 7-oz bags starting this week at retailers nationwide. 

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Animals Packaged Food Sweets What's New

Ben & Jerry’s Just Made Ice Cream Treats For Dogs

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Normally, ice cream is something we should try to keep away from dogs. Much like many humans, dogs can suffer from lactose intolerance as they get older, meaning they can’t break down the sugars in milk and have stomach problems.

That doesn’t mean dogs can’t enjoy frozen treats with us though, as Ben & Jerry’s just came up with a solution to that problem: frozen doggie desserts.

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Made with a sunflower butter base and no dairy, the new Doggie Desserts collection are sets of frozen treats built specifically for dogs to eat. This doesn’t skimp on the quality, though, as Ben & Jerry’s is using the same ingredients that go into their regular ice cream for these sweets.

Each of the two new flavors is named after a dog in the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters. Rosie’s Batch is a Pumpkin Cookie frozen dessert made with pumpkin puree and mini cookies, while Pontch’s Mix blends together peanut butter and pretzel swirls.

Ben & Jerry’s new doggie treats are being sold in both grocery stores and pet shops nationwide, so you can pick up a pint for both yourself and man’s best friend next time you’re on a grocery run.

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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.