Adventures Cravings Fast Food Sweets What's New

This California Donut Shop Serves DONUT FRIES

Tucked away in the heart of Koreatown in Los Angeles is the sweetest little place. California Donuts, a staple in the community, just added a brand-new item fast food lovers with a sweet tooth will definitely want to get their hands on. 



On a recent crawl through LA with fellow Foodbeast Reach, we stopped by the 24-hour donut shop to check out the fries for ourselves. Served in a custom California Donuts fry container, each order comes with about six pieces. 

The donut fries also come in two flavors: Nutella-dipped with sprinkles and powdered sugar. They’re only available early in the day as they are made in limited batches. 

You can get the Nutella donut fries for $2 and the powdered sugar fries for $1.50.


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Packaged Food What's New

General Mills Releases Election-Themed Cereal Boxes Featuring Iconic Breakfast Monsters


Our childhoods were haunted, not by the monsters in our closets and under our beds, but the ones on the cereal boxes sitting at the breakfast table. The three most prominent creatures were Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Franken Berry.

In order to see who’s most popular, the General Mills is releasing election-themed cereal boxes as they hold an election called Monster Vote 2016. Cereal lovers can cast their votes on the site to get their favorite cereal creature elected.

Fans can win prizes like t-shirts, cereal boxes, or cash, as they cast their choices.

Since this is a kid-friendly promotion, the voting age has been vastly reduced to a minimum of 13 years. Sorry, 12-and-a-half-year olds. Voting ends on November 1.

Personally, we feel the Boo.

Restaurants What's New

The Infamous Cantina From Star Wars Is Opening In Hollywood


It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Not only do we get a new movie every year, but restaurants are also drawing inspiration from the franchise and opening up spots like the iconic Cantina in the real world.

The famous Mos Eisley Cantina was first seen in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New HopeLaist reports that a pop-up called the Scum & Villainy Cantina will open its doors, not on Tattooine, but in Los Angeles, California.

Scum & Villainy’s website describes the location as “a fully immersive environment where you drink, eat, and hang out as if you were in a galaxy far away.”

Costumes are encouraged.

While the actual location remains a secret for the time being, the Hollywood zip code 90028 gives patrons an idea of where this space opera-themed restaurant will ‘pop up’.

You can keep checking the website or Facebook page for an official announcement on reservations and exact location.

Cover Photo: Star Wars: A New Hope

What's New

Disney Now Has Matcha Shaved Ice Topped With Adorable Toy Story Aliens

Nobody knows how to capture our childhood memories quite like Disney, and they know it. That’s why it’s no surprise that Disneyland Tokyo has been cooling off summer tourists with these Toy Story alien shaved ice treats.

The little green legends, known for not only helping out Woody, but also for showing the utmost respect for “The Claw,” are matcha green tea-flavored, with some red bean mixed in, according to RocketNews24. It looks like at the bottom of the drink there’s also green-tea boba for some added matcha goodness.

The cuteness level on this frozen treat is obviously on overload, and it looks a little better than Disney Tokyo’s somewhat-creepy Olaf Frozen cocktail in 2014, which looked like an evil, revenge seeking snowman.

Unfortunately, these will only be around for the summer, so if you want to sink your spoon into one of these while the green homie looks up at you in amazement, you’ll have to fly over to Japan by August 31.

Health News Packaged Food What's New

Cheerios Introduces New Pumpkin Spice Flavor


Cheerios is getting into the spirit of Fall with a new Pumpkin Spice flavor.

Because nothing pairs better with your morning Pumpkin Spice Latte than more pumpkin spice, General Mills released a new Cheerio variation that will be available for those who just can’t get enough pumpkin spice in their diets.

The gluten-free cereal is made from pumpkin puree and a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.


Fellow Foodbeast Molly, an avid fan of Cheerios, had this to say:

It’s not overly pumpkiny.

Customers can find the new cereal in stores mid-August for a limited time. They’ll be available in a 12-oz box for $2.50 or a 21-oz box for $3.99 at participating grocery retailers.

Cravings Fast Food Restaurants What's New

UNPRECEDENTED: This Korean BBQ Joint Will Deliver Right To Your Doorstep


There have been many occasions where we’re craving Korean BBQ. Sadly, most places have a two person minimum in order to dine in. Luckily, there’s a loophole.

Gen, the popular California-based Korean BBQ chain, is now offering a service called Gen Delivers. There, patrons can call in and order a selection of frozen meats for $45. While this isn’t exactly all-you-can-eat, the company says that two people have yet been able to finish the meats in one sitting.

Hey, we’re always up for a challenge.

A typical dine-in experience at the restaurant costs about $45 between two people, the only difference is you won’t have to leave your house to enjoy it. You also have to provide your own method of grilling the meat.

Well at least you don’t have to find a plus one to satiate you KBBQ cravings.

Photo: Gen

Packaged Food What's New

Trader Joe’s Adds Tikka Masala-Flavored Snack Called ‘Bollywood Popcorn’


We’ve been saving the movie Keanu until the weekend. The only thing we have to worry about now, other than finishing our stories for the day, is what kind of snacks to bring to the Friday Night Movie game.

Trader Joe’s announced one of their newest snacks, Bollywood Popcorn, for lovers of Tikki Masala. The Indian-spiced popcorn features hints of turmeric, mustard seeds, cardamom and garam masala.


While it’s named after the classic Indian dish Chicken Tikka Masala, there’s actually no meat in this vegan snack. Unlike the bacon fat popcorn we had last week.

You can get a 5-ounce bag at Trader Joe’s for $1.99.

Fast Food Restaurants What's New

Panda Express Combined Forks With Chopsticks And It Looks Ridiculous


Panda Express is reportedly making an intriguing choice of cutlery which may soon revolutionize how Chinese food is eaten in the U.S.


In a recent tweet by Nation’s Restaurant News West Coast bureau chief Lisa Jennings, Panda Express is revealed to be adopting a plastic chopsticks/fork hybrid utensil called the “chork”.

The chork is a disposable plastic tool that has fork prongs on one end and two chopstick ends on the other. While it is designed in a way that the adjoining sticks can be pinched together to grasp food without needing to be separated, one simply needs to snap the sticks apart for the full chopstick experience. The brilliant yet weird looking tool will finally be making its mainstream debut if the popular restaurant chooses to adopt it.

Introduced in 2012, the chork was deemed by many as the future of eating but somehow failed to catch on. Creator Jordan Brown had the inspiration for nifty plastic utensil when, during a sushi dinner, he found himself grabbing a fork while eating with chopsticks.

Brown immediately began working on a prototype through his company Brown Innovation Group Incorporated (B.I.G.) in Salt Lake City, where he is a partner at the concept development and marketing. The resulting product was a promising new piece of innovation that many found very useful.

Testimonials on the Chork website showered it with some praises.

“That’s great, now my husband can use chopsticks with me and still be able to poke at the hard to pickup scraps,” said one happy user.  Another said: “Yay! I don’t have to fumble with chopsticks or ask for a fork!”

Written by Ryan General || NextShark