Vermont based ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, has teamed up with the nonpartisan, non profit advocacy organization Common Cause to put forth a re-branded version of their butter pecan flavor, calling it “Yes Pecan!” in its Scoop Shops for the month of January. This is an honorary addition to their shops in collaboration of the theme “Yes, We Can” and for the celebration of the new President of the United States, Barack Obama. (Thx Newsday, Slashfood)
Today, January 10th, Pinkberry will be celebrating their 4th birthday. The creators behind the successful frozen yogurt chain will be attendance at the West Hollywood Pinkberry to help with the celebration. Freebies will be abundant as well. The actual “event time”, for the West Hollywood location will be today from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. If you can’t attend that specific event or location, Pinkberry has made available a special anniversary 2-for-1 coupon, which is good through January 25th, 2009. Eat on!
What clocks in at 200g and is 12″ long? deCuisine’s Foot of Chocolate! Made from milk chocolate and comes in a uniquely designed box shaped like a vintage wooden ruler, complete with authentic sketches and graffiti. They’re available over at the deCuisine website. Eat on!
It definitely is that time of year. If you’re looking for 9.5 oz of rocky road chocolate goodness, See’s Candies is holding it down for you. For $9.50, you’ll be able to spice up your game day with this football shaped chocolate masterpieces filled with none other than marshmallow, walnut and of course, more chocolate. The outer rim is decorated with white icing to imitate the football laces. Perfect timing for the NFL playoffs!
Absinthe has always been a subject of interest to me. For those unfamiliar, Absinthe is a strong, herb-infused, alcoholic beverage that was extremely popular with artists and authors in the late 19th and 20th centuries. One of the more predominant flavors of Absinthe comes from the aniseed, one of the primary ingredients of my favorite alcohol Arak. Absinthe itself is noted for its green color and stereotypically halluniogenic qualities. The folks over at Archie McPhee have put up a new product, Absinthe Mints, which maintains the unique anise flavor minus the side effects. You can get a set of 2 of these tins for $4.95. Get your giggidy-giggidy on!
A few days back, our friend Andy over at IM-King Clothing celebrated his birthday with the rest of his staff. Being the true Foodbeasts that they are, one of his friends Jenny threw together an amazing IM-King birthday cake. Her website has yet to open, but we will keep you posted on what’s coming from her camp; until then, feel free to lurk her Myspace album and enjoy her awesome creations.
It’s pretty amazing to note that the first Blizzard was brought into fruition in 1985, and now its more than two decades later with a variety of options that resemble a small army. The heads over at Dairy Queen are set to kick off the New Year with their latest “Blizzard of the Month”, a new Turtle Oreo Blizzard that will become available at participating locations beginning January 1st. The new Blizzard features cookie pieces, caramel and pecans blended with the notorious vanilla soft-serve ice cream. Look to drop $2.75 for a 12-ounce, $3.20 for a 16-ounce and $3.65 for a 21-ounce (only true option). Brain freeze, eat on! (Thx NRN)