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Target Selling a Whole Line of Breakfast Cereal-Scented Candles

The intoxicating smells of breakfast are some of the best things to wake up to in the morning. Sure, eggs and bacon being cooked up are top notch scents, but taking a whiff of a bowl of your favorite breakfast cereal is an underrated essence as well.

For those that are familiar with the sweet perfume of some Honey Nut Cheerios or Trix, then Target’s new lineup of General Mills cereal-scented candles are your next must-cop.

Cereal-lovers can buy a roster of candles with scents inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cocoa Puffs and Honey Nut Cheerios. All of the candles are available at Target stores nationwide as well as target.com in a range of sizes ($5-$10) and designs. There are also two gift set options available for $15 for a three-piece set.

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Daily Harvest Meal Kits Recall Product After it Caused Nearly 500 to Get Sick

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Daily Harvest, an online meal kit service, is facing heavy backlash following a voluntary recall of its French Lentil + Leek Crumbles product. Reports of a mysterious illness involving elevated liver enzymes began surfacing earlier this month. 

28,000 units of the recalled product were distributed nationwide between April 28th to June 17th, the day Daily Harvest sent their first emails warning that “a small number of customers have reported gastrointestinal discomfort” due to eating the crumbles. Urging customers who hadn’t consumed theirs yet to dispose of it, an official statement was issued on June 19th.

In the statement, Founder and CEO Rachel Drori shared the company’s efforts to discover the recall’s root cause:

“We have spent the past ten days working with the FDA, state agencies and multiple independent labs, as well as experts in microbiology, food safety and toxicology to conduct testing. These tests cover common food-borne pathogens, toxins, and allergens. Results thus far have all come back negative. At this point, despite consulting with numerous experts, cooperating with FDA’s investigation, working with our supply chain, and conducting extensive testing, we have not yet identified a cause.”

Daily Harvest quickly gained popularity following their launch in 2016 by using Instagram influencers along with celebrity endorsements to promote the brand. Per CNN Business, Cory Silverstein, an Instagram influencer who owns his own organic skincare brand, says he received the product mid-May, as part of a PR package. Following his symptoms, he visited urgent care where extensive testing concluded an elevation in liver enzymes at 12 times the normal range. Silverstein is one of many influencers that reported similar symptoms as part of a group of 470 total reaction cases.

Following the backlash, Daily Harvest responded by offering a $10 store credit, a move considered insensitive by many of the victims. Looking to the FDA for answers, a statement was issued saying it cannot confirm or deny if an investigation is occurring, “However, the FDA takes seriously reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury.”

While the investigation is ongoing, many long time Daily Harvest users are opting to cut ties with the brand. Let’s hope the root cause is discovered in a timely fashion and no other illnesses occur.

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Salt & Straw Invented an Ice Cream Perfume

Fun fact: Did you know ice cream has no scent? All the flavor in the world and just the right amount of indulgence, but literally no smell. To enhance the ice cream tasting experience, Oregon-based Salt & Straw has created their most innovative product yet – the first-ever ice cream perfume.

The best part, the perfume is also edible and was created intentionally to spritz on your ice cream. Who would have thought ice cream needs a little perfume, too? According to research, up to 80% of flavor is based on smell and with this edible perfume, Salt & Straw wanted to give consumers the most important sense of smell to create an enhaned ice cream eating experience.

Salt & Straw is rolling out three different scents and said the perfume took years to make. The ice cream perfume is actually wearable and doesn’t change the ice cream’s flavor.

The scents include:

  • A Cloud of Cocoa: Notes of Ecuadorian Chocolate, Malted Milkshake, Japanese Whiskey.
  • A Plume of Blooms: Notes of Jasmine, Honeysuckle, Wild Country Garden.
  • A Swoon of Citrus: Notes of Key Lime Pie, Lychee, Italian Lemon Grove.

Looking to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind perfume? You can sign up for the waiting list here and beginning on National Ice Cream Day (July 17th), it will be available online (starting at $48) and at all Salt & Straw scoop shops as an ice cream topping.

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Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts for Your Foodie Dad

Father’s Day is revvin’ up this weekend and by now you’ve either found the perfect gift or are hoping for a last minute hail mary. Fret not, we here at Foodbeast have put together a list of gifts sure to get your dad cracking bad jokes. From grillmaster staples to premium liquors for dad’s favorite cocktail, the list below will really show your father how much you love and appreciate him.

DEWARS 19 YEAR-OLD, “THE CHAMPIONS EDITION”

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Bourbon is a classic libation for dads and this year Dewar’s is offering their 19 year-old “The Champions Edition.” This new limited-edition blend of butterscotch, heather honey and cinnamon spice was concocted by Master Blender Stephanie Macleod to commemorate the 122nd U.S. Open Championship. It’s a double aged, balanced, smooth and vibrant whiskey that’ll help your dad take it easy for the day.

COMPARTÉS CHOCOLATES

Decadent and complimentary to a great whiskey blend, Compartés Chocolates are just the right amount of gentlemanly sweetness for your father on his special day. For this year’s celebration, try their Nightcap Whiskey Dark Chocolate Bar or really sweeten the deal with the award-winning 10-piece Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Luxury Gift Box. It features a selection of flavors each with unique and colorful designs. In addition to those offerings, Compartés has many more tasty confections to try out.

THE LOOFT LIGHTER

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This all-electric super torch is sure to keep your BBQ lit. The Looft Lighter X is safe and easy, using clean superheated air that will fire up a grill to 1200°F in only 60 seconds.

MAYACAMAS 2019 MERLOT

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Fathers that prefer a more relaxed, fruity twist to their libation will enjoy Mayacamas 2019 Merlot. This red wine’s flavor profile has aromatics of violet, cacao, plum, dried blueberry and raspberry. The fruity assortment is balanced by savory hints of porcini mushroom, leather, and graphite. A finishing of dark berry fruit, cedar and black tea will set the perfect tone for Father’s Day. You can order this and the 2020 Chardonay online.

JONES BBQ SAUCE

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Every father needs a good bbq sauce in his repertoire. Kansas-based Jones BBQ has been delivering the tangy, spicy and savory goods since forever. Take dad’s grilling to the next level with flavor options like Sweet & Tangy and Coconut Pineapple. Jones BBQ can be purchased on their website.

LIMITED EDITION RÉMY MARTIN XO (FATHER’S DAY 2022)

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In honor of fatherhood, Rémy Martin is celebrating with a limited-edition engraved bottle. The brand’s Cellar Master expertly blended over 400 different eaux-de-vie to create a unique gift for cognac-loving fathers. It is perfectly suited for a tasty Old Fashioned or on the rocks. You can grab a bottle on their website through Reserve Bar.

GRILLO’S PICKLES

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The self-proclaimed “Best Pickles in the World,” Grillo’s Pickles is a family-owned company that makes quality pickles using a 100 year-old family recipe. They’re the perfect compliment to a juicy Father’s Day burger or even as a tasty solo treat. In addition to crunchy pickles, Grillo’s also has great dad-wear merch.

As you can see, there’s a little something for every kinda father, whether he’s the stoic speaker-of-few-words or the lovable and overbearing type. Another great thing about these gift ideas is that they’ll come in handy for the 4th of July which is right around the corner.

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Say ‘I Do’ to This Six-Tiered Maine Lobster Roll Wedding Cake

If you’re a lobster lover, nothing says true love more than a six-tiered Maine Lobster Roll Wedding Cake.

To help bring ceremonial bliss to couples in seafood form, Myseafood has just unveiled a Maine Lobster Roll Wedding Cake on its webstore. This shellfish showcase features 48 sweet Maine Lobster rolls (96 half rolls for larger groups), a “You’re My Lobster” cake topper and two custom embroidered :Lobster Lovers” bibs.

“Much like wedding season, Maine Lobster is synonymous with summertime and this year, we wanted to create something beautifully unique for lobster loving couples tying the knot,” said Christina Ferranti, Director of Marketing & Product Development, East Coast Seafood.

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Waffle Crisp Cereal is Back

It’s been four long years since Waffle Crisp blessed cereal aisles and breakfast tables, having been discontinued by Post in 2018. It had a good 22 year run after it’s debut back in 1996 — until fans just couldn’t accept that run ending.

After plenty of fan feedback and fervor, Post Consumer Brands heeded the public outcry for Waffle Crisp’s return and will be relaunching the cereal in July in both Regular Size (11.5oz) and Family Size (20oz).

Great news, really, because I look forward to turning back the clock some by tucking into a bowl of Waffle Crisp while watching an episode of Gargoyles and bumping DMX.

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Singer Chlöe Bailey Teams With DoorDash for Exclusive Hot Sauce Collab

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Multi-talented R&B artist Chlöe Bailey has partnered with DoorDash for their first-ever custom hot sauce. Available exclusively for DashPass members free-of-charge, ‘Make Em’ Sweat’s’ spicy drip was inspired by Bailey’s fiery personality and hot, chart-topping music. 

Being no stranger to fire hot sauce, Chlöe achieved the perfect spice level with the help of DoorDash’s sauce scientists. The collaboration resulted in a bold and fierce flavor profile that pairs well with everything from ice cream to the plant-based protein of your choice. In addition to helping ensure the hot sauce was flavor ready, she helped with the label design and product presentation. 

“It is definitely different. Producing, acting, singing, performing is very natural to me. But I always love to push myself and try new things. In some ways, that’s natural for me, too. It was fun creating this hot sauce. Everything from thinking about the label to trying out different profiles, it was a very fun new process,” she shared about the creation process. 

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‘Make ‘Em Sweat’ sauce serves sweet and heat using a blend of ghost, peri peri and cayenne peppers with chili sauce and a tomato base. The combination of ingredients creates a rich and fiery flavor enhanced by a smooth consistency. 

DashPass members looking to add a new kick to their favorite DoorDash orders can grab a bottle of ‘Make ‘Em Sweat’ by following the instructions below:

  • Sign up for DashPass here to ensure you can access the drop and other exclusive perks. 
  • On June 9, at 3pm ET, head to the DashPass Exclusives Drops store here or Chlöe’s Instagram here and swipe up on the link in stories to be directed to the drop.
  • Add the ‘Make ‘Em Sweat’ sauce to your cart and check out (limit one per person).

If you don’t have a DashPass, the first 30-days are free. ‘Make ‘Em Sweat’ hot sauce is only available for a limited time, so sign up while supplies last.

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Sriracha Production Halts Due to Chili Pepper Shortage

Huy Fong Inc.’s Sriracha hot sauce is a pantry staple in many kitchens, being a versatile condiment that can pair its piquant and fiery brand with practically any meal. But sadly, fans may have to look elsewhere for a replacement sauce for the time being.

The company has said that due to chili pepper shortages, it will be halting production of its signature Sriracha hot chili sauce as well as its Chili Garlic and Sambal Oelek products, and will not accept any new orders placed before September. Any orders placed before Labor Day would be fulfilled in the subsequent fall season, due to lack of inventory.

“We are still endeavoring to resolve this issue that has been caused by several spiraling events, including unexpected crop failure from the spring chili harvest,” Huy Fong Inc. shared in a statement. “We hope for a fruitful fall season and thank our customers for their patience and continued support during this difficult time,” they continued.

In light of the unfortunate news, some folks have begun hoarding the current supplies of Huy Fong Inc.’s Sriracha, worried about the uncertain future of their favorite condiment.

The ambiguity of Sriracha’s future could leave fans with no other choice but to find a replacement hot sauce in the meantime.