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This Ice Cream That Looks Exactly Like Fried Chicken Has The Internet Perplexed

Photo: Twitter – @_ashleyc_

Twitter’s my morning paper. It’s my favorite news source. Why? Simply put, it’s entertaining, it’s informative, it’s insightful. And this morning on the old timeline, there happened to be one tweet that encapsulated all those tent poles:

What in the plot twist did I just see here? Twitter user @_ashleyc_ shared photos of what appeared to be a perfectly good piece of fried chicken that actually revealed itself as an ice cream bar. The sorcery is strong and mystifying with this snack. This is why people have trust issues.

A closer look at the packaging reveals that this pump fake in dessert form is identified as ‘Not Fried Chicken’ by Life Raft Treats, made up of waffle ice cream, a chocolate cookie bone, caramelized white chocolate, and corn flakes serving as its crunchy batter. Now since I enjoy a good smoke and mirrors show as much as anyone and have fried chicken as my favorite dish of all time, I knew I had to get my hands on some ‘Not Fried Chicken’. A quick Google search revealed their availability on Goldbelly, which lead to an immediate purchase of a 9-piece bucket of ‘Not Fried Chicken’.

Stay tuned for the subsequent content and commentary coming once they arrive and here’s hoping that I don’t swan dive my mouth face first into the bucket before I capture said promised content.

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Fast Food Sweets

For One Day, Krispy Kreme Is Offering A Limited Edition Mars Doughnut

Photo courtesy of Krispy Kreme

Later this week, NASA’s Peserverence Rover lands on Mars and, in honor of the momentous occasion, Krispy Kreme has created an exclusive Mars Doughnut that will be available for one day only. 

The Mars Doughnut will feature a Chocolate Creme-filled Doughnut that’s dipped in red caramel swirl and topped with crumbled chocolate cookie pieces. 

Additionally, the rover will carry the names of the 11 million folks who worked hard on this galactic launch. In honor of these men and women, Krispy Kreme is giving away a free doughnut to anyone who participated in this launch. All they’ll have to do is present a NASA-issued Perseverance “boarding pass” at their local Krispy Kreme on Feb. 18 to get their free Mars Doughnut. 

For everyone else, the Mars Doughnut will be available for one day only, Feb. 18, at participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide. 

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Sweets

Smucker’s Launches Unicorn Magic Shell That Tastes Like Cupcakes

Photo courtesy The J.M. Smucker Co.

Throwing Magic Shells on top of ice cream is one of the more fantastical memories of my youth, hearkening back to after-school snacks in front of the TV set.

Smucker’s has introduced a new flavor to their Magic Shell lineup that encapsulates just that magic.

The new Unicorn Magic Shell features the rich taste of white cupcakes paired with multicolored sparkles. Like all its predecessors, the new Magic Shell is to be poured on top of your ice cream. It’ll then instantly harden, creating a sweet casing that can be cracked open and enjoyed with your dessert.

You can find the new Unicorn Magic Shell in stores nationwide now.

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Edibles Packaged Food Sweets

Kiva Confections Launched Their First Ever Cannabis-Infused Body Chocolate

Kiva Confections is no stranger to bringing a higher experience to specific holidays and occasions, as evidenced by the THC-infused turkey gravy they released this past Thanksgiving. And this Valentine’s Day, they’re harnessing that same energy by debuting Love Sauce, the brand’s first ever cannabis-infused body chocolate.

This lickable, holiday-appropriate treat is a luscious dark chocolate sauce that has 10mg of THC per serving. So as encouraged by Kiva and the day meant for lovers, ditch the utensils and enjoy the Love Sauce exactly as it was meant for.

Kiva Confections’ Love Sauce is a mouthful of elevated love, perfect to celebrate with this Sunday and is available now.

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Celebrity Grub Sweets

Chrissy Teigen’s Viral Banana Bread Is Now Available In Chocolate Bar Form

In the early days of quarantine, when everyone was setting up shop in their kitchens unlocking their inner baker, banana bread came out on top as the top choice to take a crack at. A particular recipe, namely one from Chrissy Teigen, went viral, setting off a wave of banana bread attempts that swept through the internet and social media.

Compartés Chocolatier has added a wrinkle to the banana bread saga by linking up with Teigen herself to create a chocolate bar version of her famous recipe. The luscious bar features white chocolate infused with delectable chunks of banana bread and is part of a line of chocolate bars that are a collaboration between Teigen’s Cravings website and Compartés.

The limited-edition line of chocolate bars is influenced by Teigen’s family, which can be distinguished in its packaging design and flavors. Here’s a rundown of the full Compartés Chocolatier x Cravings Chocolate Bar Collection:

  • Chrissy’s Creamy Coconut Chocolate Bar: Infused with coconut milk (ode to Chrissy’s Thai heritage), crunchy pieces of popcorn, and bathed in milk chocolate. The bar’s packaging is inspired by the Beverly Hills hotel – a favorite LA spot for both Chrissy & Jonathan. 
  • John’s Cake Bar White Chocolate Bar: White chocolate with pieces of homemade carrot cake + specs of cinnamon. A special flavor profile to the couple – as Carrot Cake was John & Chrissy’s wedding cake! 
  • Miles’ Banana Bread Chocolate Bar: Inspired by Chrissy’s banana bread recipe that went viral – meet the chocolate bar that’ll break the internet! White chocolate mixed in with chunks of everyone’s favorite quarantine dessert, banana bread. 
  • Luna’s Blueberry Pancake Chocolate Bar: Every Sunday morning, John makes blueberry pancakes for Chrissy + the kids – now, taste his famous breakfast creation in chocolate form! The white chocolate bar of our dreams – infused with maple syrup and hand-studded with fresh blueberries. 

The collection is available for purchase starting today and will be available for a limited time only on the Cravings and Compartés websites.

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Grocery Packaged Food Sweets

Trader Joe’s Launches Their Version Of TIM TAMS, An Iconic Aussie Snack

One of Australia’s most iconic snacks, the Tim Tam, is getting a tasty tribute from Trader Joe’s.

The grocery store’s newest in-house product is Aussie-Style Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies, which, according to the product label, are inspired by a popular snack from Australia. A Trader Joe’s associate confirmed to Foodbeast that their inspiration is the iconic Tim Tam.

For those not in the know, Tim Tams were created in Australia by biscuit company Arnott’s. They consist of a chocolate creme filling, chocolate sandwich cookies, and an encasing of more chocolate on top.

Trader Joe’s version hits all of the marks when it comes to matching that cookie. It also has a slightly sweeter taste, and a little richer chocolate flavor, upon trying them.

The best things to do with these Tim Tam replicas is to bite off part of the end on either side, then drink through the cookie sandwich as if it were a straw. The “Tim Tam Slam,” as it’s called, goes best with coffee or hot chocolate.

With Trader Joe’s making their own version, a lot more people are gonna to get know the Slam and transform their coffee drinking experience.

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Grocery Packaged Food Sweets

EVERYTHING BAGEL Ice Cream Is Jeni’s Newest Flavor

Photos courtesy of Jeni’s and Rachel McDermott / Unsplash

Everything Bagels are one of the quintessential flavors, and go absolutely great with a schmear of cream cheese.

Since they’re paired with dairy already, ice cream maker Jeni’s decided to make the bold jump from sweet to savory and attempt an Everything Bagel Ice Cream.

Made with a salty sweet cream cheese base, all of the flavors you would expect on top of the iconic bagel are present. That includes poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onions, and garlic.

Putting garlic in ice cream isn’t anything new, as folks at the legendary Gilroy Garlic Festival would tell you. Everything Bagel is also a hype flavor getting turned into spices, chips, and more, so it makes sense that folks in the food industry want to capitalize on it.

It’ll be intriguing to see if the flavor of onion mixes in, and if all those can combine with cream cheese in a traditionally sweet treat.

Jeni’s new Everything Bagel Ice Cream is available now in pint form on its website for nationwide shipping, as well as in Jeni’s scoop shops. It will also be sold in scoop form out of the stores on February 6th.

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Packaged Food Sweets

Snickers Peanut Brownie Ice Cream Bar Packs Hits Freezer Aisles

Photo courtesy of Mars Wrigley

Every so often, there’s a candy bar that arrives in stores that checks off all the flavors and textures you’re craving at the moment. 

For us, it very well may be the new Snickers Peanut Brownie Ice Cream Bar.

The frozen new confection features brownie-flavored ice cream combined with chewy brownie bits, topped with a layer of caramel and peanuts, and covered with a final coat of milk chocolate. 

It’s making me blush thinking of all those textures swirling around in my mouth after each bite. 

Snickers’ Peanut Brownie Ice Cream arrives at local freezer aisles and will make a nationwide release in stores by March 2021.