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Foodbeast and King’s Hawaiian are Teaming Up to Bring the Taste of Aloha to Your Local Restaurants

This momentous announcement is accompanied by a thunderous drumroll to let all restaurants know that Foodbeast and KING’S HAWAIIAN® have partnered up for the Taste of Aloha sweepstakes — in hopes of bringing more delicious Hawaiian inspired dishes to dining rooms across the world.

The Taste of Aloha program is simple: include a new menu item featuring a KING’S HAWAIIAN® product for at least eight weeks, and be entered to win one of several grand prizes including a trip to Hawaii and a $25,000 media package from Foodbeast.

In addition, all participating restaurant operators will receive exclusive deals and digital support promoting their new menu item.

Rules, details, and how to sign your restaurant up for the Taste of Aloha program can be found exclusively on their website, but make sure to enter by the deadline of September 30, 2021!

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T-Pain Battles Olivia Culpo In Foodbeast’s First Celebrity Kitchen League Match

Foodbeast’s Twitch cooking competition show, Kitchen League, is geared up for its first celebrity battle, with music icon T-Pain and supermodel and actress Olivia Culpo duking it out against each other this Thursday at 2pm PST. Kitchen League veteran chefs, Malika Lim of HyperRPG and Leon C. Brunson will be serving as the coaches to each respective contestant.

LG’s decided to join in on all the fun for this special Kitchen League Homestyle Challenge by providing a host of next-level appliances that introduce state-of-the-art technology to the Foodbeast kitchen arena.

For the unfamiliar, Kitchen League is a battle arena on the Foodbeast Twitch channel that is equal parts cooking and hijinks, with the audience given the power to either sabotage or protect the contestants. Sabotages can come in the form of chefs being forced to cook blindfolded or even have the use of kitchen utensils taken away from them for a period of time. Whatever the shenanigans, trust that the results are always entertaining and chaotic.

How T-Pain and Olivia Culpo can handle that type of heat in the Foodbeast Kitchen League arena remains to be seen, but know that we’re all in for a dynamic matchup that pits T-Pain’s appetite and cocktail-making prowess against Culpo’s kitchen skills and restaurateur experience. It’s Kitchen League, of course, so trust we’ll be wowed throughout much of the competition.

Catch this much-anticipate livestream on the Foodbeast Twitch channel here at 2pm PST.

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Chili Glazed Donuts Have Touched Down and You Need to Try Them

Chili is no stranger to versatility. Hot dogs, fries, nachos, burgers, all are trusted companions of chili that formed unions with it that resulted in some of America’s favorite foods. But never has the humble donut entered the ring. Until now.

With bright eyes, empty stomachs, and a can of Hormel’s chili in tow, we recently fried up our newest delicacy, the Chili Billy Donut, in honor of the release of Hormel’s new Chili Creations cookbook.

Taking inspiration from a Texas staple, the corn chip pie, the Chili Billy Donut comes with all the fixings. It starts with an easily made donut made from canned biscuits. A savory combination of Hormel Chili frosting and queso icing lie on top of the plush dough, which is then topped with salty corn chips. The result is undeniably as good as it sounds. 

Just check the video above to see for yourself. The proof is in the puddingー er, chili. 

The full recipe for the Chili Billy Doughnut can be found in Hormel’s yet-to-be-released Chili Creations cookbook, which you can be a part of as well! 

Up until August 29th, Hormel will be accepting recipe submissions, the most creative and tastiest of which will be featured in the upcoming book, right next to our donut and Hormel’s own inventive dishes. These can be anything from something you’d bring to the cookout to a midnight snack, so get wild and get cookin’!

Details for the competition can be found here, and be sure to share your chili creations with @foodbeast and @hormelchili on social media once you’ve submitted your entry.

Created in partnership with Hormel Chili

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Tacos Get Redone In Pizza Form At This Orange County Mexican Restaurant

Foodbeast Oscar recently hit up a gem of a spot in Anaheim, California called Sabor Mi Teirra. They specialize in a host of Mexican favorites, however, what he found most noteworthy were three standouts: cheesy Tacos Gobernador, Pizza Gobernador, and Pizza Mexicana.

What’s unique about the pizzas here are that they’re just reimagined versions of their in-house tacos. The Tacos Gobernador features succulent shrimp, pico de gallo, and garlic butter. For the Pizza Gobernador, folks are treated to a lovely trio of carne asada, al pastor, and chorizo as toppings.

For sure the full menu, complete with handmade corn tortillas, is worth exploring, but Oscar’s top 3 favorites is a good place to start!

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Foodbeast Launches Line Of Home Goods With DOUBLE DIP Snackbowls

“An ounce of sauce covers a multitude of sins.” – Anthony Bourdain

“If a man does not have sauce, then he is lost.” – Gucci Mane

“If you want to sell a steak, you can’t just have the sizzle, you gotta have sauce.” – Don King

Sauce quotes have been a source of wisdom for a long time, just refer to any of the above. We at Foodbeast recognize the power of the sauce and implemented that energy to launch our first line of home goods.

Introducing Snackboyz® Worldwide by Foodbeast®! A special collaboration of home goods designed for all food lovers with sauce in mind.

Features:
• 2 Pack
• Large cavity is 2 cups, Small cavity is 1/2 cup. 
• Overall size 3.63″ H x 3.63″ W x 2.5″
• Dishwasher Safe Plastic
• Proudly Made In USA

This one’s for all the bold dippers out there and after selling out in just under a few hours on the NTWRK app recently, we decided to re-up for those that missed out. These enablers of unabashed double dipping will be available at 9am PST on Slushcult.com.

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SPOTTED: Taco Bell Testing A Plant-Based Naked Chicken Chalupa

Ring the alarms and tell a friend: Taco Bell is testing a new plant-based Naked Chicken Chalupa shell! Spotted at a Taco Bell location in Irvine, California, The Crispy Plant-Based Shell is a take on their own hit innovation a few years ago that changed the whole game.

This time it’s made from a pea protein-based proprietary blend, which is then breaded and shaped into a one of a kind Chalupa form and crisped up. This shell is certified vegan by the American Vegetarian Association, so you know it’s valid. The tasty shell is then filled with delicious deets like lettuce, cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, and a rich, tangy avocado ranch sauce to complete a mouthwatering mouthful. 

The new Naked Chicken Chalupa with Crispy Plant-Based shell will be testing at the Taco Bell location on 2222 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, California, from now until June 27, 2021.

Created in partnership with Taco Bell.

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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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Chipotle Adds Quesadillas Nationwide Complete With Dipping Sauce Tray

Every so often, I find myself torn between ordering a burrito or tacos when stopping at Chipotle. While the bowls have their own magic, there’s something special about biting into a layer of warm tortilla paired with fresh meat. It’s euphoric.

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Imagine how much tougher that decision has become, knowing that Chipotle has now added mouthwatering build-your-own Quesadillas to their plethora of menu options. 

Oh, man.

Customers can choose from any of their favorite proteins. This includes Adobo Chicken, Steak, Barbacoa, Carnitas, and plant-based Sofritas, before filling it with their favorite accoutrements.

You can personalize it with any of their salsas and dips, so your meaty quesadillas will never be without sauce options.

The Quesadillas are available at Chipotle locations nationwide and can only be ordered online or through the Chipotle mobile app.

Created in partnership with Chipotle.