Lay’s Flamin’ Hot Original Returns Thanks To Fan Petition

Last year, Lay’s changed the chip formula on the Flamin’ Hot Lay’s, one of their classic flavors. The resistance was quick as fans were loud and clear all over social media. Those who loved that classic chip felt this was the deepest and darkest betrayal that Lay’s could have committed.

A petition that received 23,000 signatures goes into detail about what the issue was — namely, the chip tasting more like “spiced lime.”

Lay’s was apologetic about this and went the extra step of giving the thousands of fans who wrote in personal apology letters with a coupon to get their favorite chips. Flamin’ Hot fans everywhere can enjoy the Lay’s chips they’ve been missing, now available at retailers nationwide.

Flamin’ Hot Lay’s are back, The Mexican Pizza is back, you’ve got guys like Stefan Johnson leading the pack for the return of Oreo Cakesters — this is the BEST time to be a foodie.

Food Fashion Snacks Sweets

Gushers Brings a Shoe to the ‘Metaverse’ That Can Be Won IRL

The Metaverse is getting everyone involved from all industries — real estate, fashion, gaming, art and even sandwiches now. Now arguably the best lunchbox snack you could ask for, Gushers, has shoes coming to the Metaverse. That isn’t something I don’t think any of us ever expected to say.

The flavor bursting gummy from our childhoods has partnered with Italian design studio, RAL7000STUDIO, to design a high-top shoe that embodies all the unique elements of a Gusher. These are only available at the virtual shopping experience from Complex’s upcoming Complexland, from May 25th through the 27th.

For a chance to own these shoes, participate and complete the Gusher “Sole Quest,” where you can put the kicks on your avatar and unlock the chance to win a pair.

Each pair will feature:

  • A removable and transparent Gushers splash patch that attaches over the laces of the shoe and allows the wearer to make a bold statement that embodies the “Let Your Sole Out” spirit. 
  • A colorful Gushers gem-shaped mold filled with Gushers goo on the lateral side.  
  • A rainbow outsole inspired by Gushers flavors. 
  • The bottom of the Gushers sneaker includes the Gushers logo on the right outsole and the words “Let Your Sole Out” on the left. 
Packaged Food Snacks What's New

Hot Pockets’ Newest Item Does Not Require a Microwave

Photo: Brian Wright

Hot Pockets and microwaves are synonymous. The concept of enjoying the warm comforts of a Hot Pocket is pretty much null and void once the microwave is taken out the scenario. However, a new item from Hot Pockets lets folks ditch the microwave for once.

Introducing the Deliwich, a sandwich from Hot Pockets that doesn’t require the use of a microwave. Though it does have instructions on the box that do suggest that the Deliwich can be heated up in less than a minute, the main selling point is that these frozen fresh sandwiches can be thawed for a couple hours beforehand and then taken on the go.

Convenience is key here with Hot Pockets’ new Deliwich sandwiches, which comes in four flavors: Cheddar & Ham, Turkey & Colby, Cheddar Melt and Pepperoni & Mozzarella.

Hot Pockets Deliwich will retail for $7.49 and will be available at select retailers starting in late May.

Film/Television Packaged Food Snacks What's New

Pringles and Hit Show Hot Ones Link Up For New Limited Flavors

Hot Ones is notorious for putting its illustrious celebrity guests through immense pain via the hot wings they’re serving up doused in various hot sauces with different levels of spice. Pringles got a light bulb and linked up with the infamous, Emmy-nominated talk show to debut a new lineup of limited edition Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones.

The Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones lineup features three scintillating flavors: Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Rojo, Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde and Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones The Classic Hot Sauce.

Now no Hot Ones episode is complete without The Last Dab hot sauce. So fans can have a chance of winning a can of The Last Dab-flavored Pringles by simply scanning the QR Code on any Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones product and follow the on-screen prompts.

As for availability, Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Rojo will be available at Walmart locations this June, Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones Los Calientes Verde will be available at select retailers this June and Pringles Scorchin’ Hot Ones The Classic Hot Sauce will be available at Circle K in July only.

Snacks What's New

OREO Launches First Official Pride Pack

Pride month is almost here and OREO is celebrating early with the debut of its first official retail Pride pack. Back together for a third year partnership, OREO and PFLAG National — the largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies — joined forces to create a colorful limited edition pack of OREO cookies, with purpose.

The OREO Pride limited edition cookie pack reinforces the importance of active allyship by transforming the cookie pack exterior into a decorated canvas full of authentic words of love for the LGBTQ+ community sourced from real, lifelong allies.

“We’re proud to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and encourage active allyship today and every day, and excited to introduce the OREO brand’s first official Pride pack, made in collaboration with our friends at PFLAG National,” said Olympia Portale, Marketing Director at OREO. “Words of love are needed now more than ever. This pack is our love letter to the LGBTQ+ community and we hope that allies everywhere take advantage of the open space to write their own messages of support and share with family and friends.”

The pack was intentionally designed to be written on and meant to be gifted to your loved ones. The most unique feature yet, the classic OREO cookies each boldly feature a “PROUD” embossment on the chocolate basecake. 

Starting May 11th, the limited edition cookies will be available for pre-sale online at and the cookies will also be available at retailers nationwide starting May 18th, while supplies last. 

Products Snacks What's New

New Cheez-It Snap’d Flavor, Scorchin’ Hot Cheddar, Drops This Month

Coming to store shelves nationwide this May, the new Snap’d Flavors from Cheez-It is definitely going to be an addicting one. Scorchin’ Hot Cheddar is going to be the spicy kick you’re going to want with your lunch this upcoming summer season.

With flavors of garlic and savory umami, this is looking to be one of the most delicious flavors yet. The Snap’d line of Cheez-Its are some of the best snacks in the chip aisle at your favorite grocery store. They’re light and crispy with just the right amount of seasoning. Unfortunately, the bags don’t last too long because you’re too busy eating them without even thinking of stopping.

It’s a good problem to have because now you have to go and get more.

If you ask me, one of the best ways to enjoy this new Cheez-It flavor is going to be putting them directly into your favorite sandwich — right underneath the cheese and lettuce but above the meat, clearly t he scientifically proven best location to put Cheez-Its in a sandwich. You’ll get that nice heat with the refreshing lettuce right after. Thank me later.

The Scorchin’ Hot Cheddar Cheez-It is available this May for a limited time only, nationwide.

Snacks What's New

Goldfish Announces Limited Edition Old Bay Flavor

Goldfish has unveiled a new way to Old Bay with a unique flavor that’s activated by the iconic seasoning.

Old Bay Seasoned Goldfish crackers are saltine based, and pack the bold flavor combination that complements the classic snack. Fans are treated to a zesty punch from Old Bay’s blend of black pepper, paprika, celery salt and red pepper flakes

The limited edition Old Bay Seasoned Goldfish will be available nationwide with limited availability on the McCormick website with a suggested retail price of $2.79 for a 6.6oz bag.  

Cravings Snacks Sweets TikTok

This Unassuming Liquor Store is a Treasure Trove of Exotic Snacks

@mrbiggsmenu Exotic Snacks 🌎 🍭 #lahabra #orangecounty #candy #snacks #foodie ♬ Paper Planes – M.I.A.

Take a trip to La Habra, California and you’ll find an unlikely stash of hard to find snacks, drinks and candy in Sunny Hills Exotics. As captured by @mrbiggsmenu, a step inside the unassuming liquor store is a veritable treasure trove of rare treats.

“Go to the left corner and you will find the craziest snacks from all over the world,” gushed Mr Biggs. From the looks of his TikTok clip above, he was right. What we see unfold is your favorite stash’s stash, consisting of limited edition OREO flavors, different types of Kit Kat bars and a variety of sodas from around the globe.

Munchie connoisseurs and snack fiends alike would do well to flock to this hidden gem the next time the cravings come knocking down their stomach walls.