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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Surprised DJ Khaled With His Own Limited Edition Cereal Box

If you’re familiar with DJ Khaled, you might know that he’s always wanted to see himself on a Cinnamon Toast Crunch box. So, you can imagine his excitement after his favorite cereal made his long time dream come true.

@cinnamontoastcrunch 🔑 wit @lovemysilk … almond milk 🔑

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Khaled posted a video to Instagram showing off his new Cinnamon Toast Crunch box graphic.

The front graphic has a large chain with a We The Best Music logo and Khaled posing next to it. On the back it reads “All We Do Is Win,” with an image of his newest album, Grateful. 

This special gift recognizes Khaled’s recent Billboard Chart success as two singles — Wild Thoughts and I’m The One — have been ranked on the Billboard Top 10 for three consecutive months.

“First of all this is a dream come true. It looks like some things are about to happen. Man! They put it in a special glass frame. Wow! Cinnamon Toast Crunch, my favorite cereal, too. Look like somethin’ about to happen, stay tuned!” — DJ Kahled

This day was a long time coming. The I’m The One producer has expressed his love for the cereal and has even exchanged tweets with CTC’s twitter account. In 2016, CTC even mocked up a box graphic for him with the caption, “Is this what you had in mind, @DJ Khaled?”

This might just prove that DJ Khaled does have the keys to success. And this is probably the equivalent of a professional athlete getting on the front of a Wheaties box.

Congrats, DJ Khaled!

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All Your Favorite Starbucks Drinks Can Now Be Made With Almond Milk

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For those who just can’t handle dairy, Starbucks offers both soy milk and coconut milk. If you’re not down for either of those substitutes, there’s going to be a third option to accompany your daily java dose. The coffee chain announced that they’ll be offering almond milk as another variation.

The new dairy substitute, spelled Almondmilk, will first be available on September 6 at company-operated Starbucks locations in five regions. These include the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, New York, Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic. By the end of September, coffee addicts will be able to get the almond milk at any Starbucks location nationwide.

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Starbucks’ crowdsourcing idea platform My Starbucks Idea showed that almond milk was one of the site’s top requests from both customers and baristas. It garnered nearly 100,000 votes.

If you’re lactose intolerant, or just sick of soy and coconut milk, get hyped.

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Starbucks Announces Cold Brew Coffee, Extra Water

Starbucks has been jumping on a lot of coffee bandwagons lately, from flat whites to a new subscription service, and now they are expanding the release of their Cold Brew Blend.

The company is playing catch-up due to the rise of smaller roasters like Stumptown Coffee Roasters who’ve built their reputations on their cold-brewed coffee.

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Starbucks began testing their Cold Brew last summer and are rolling out the product to more than 2,800 stores in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. It’s unclear if the absence of West Coast locations is due to poorer sales in San Francisco tests in comparison to Boston.

The blend of espressos will be steeped in water for 20 hours and then diluted. Significantly.

Michelle Sundquist, a member of Starbucks Research Development team, told Eater that the caffeine level in the company’s cold brew is only about 5mg higher than normal.

Stumptown’s cold brew process only takes about 12 hours, but offers 71-122mg more caffeine than the same amount of their drip coffee, according to Stumptown Director of E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Allie Shanholt.

And this won’t be the first time Starbucks sells watered-down products this year.

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Starbucks’ latest attempt to remain relevant in an exponentially progressive beverage vertical was their national introduction of Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk in lieu of a much more reasonable almond milk addition.

If you were wondering why adding coconut milk to favorite Starbucks beverage tastes like your barista just poured sugar water over your espresso shots, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening. The actual cartons read “Sumatra Coconut Milk Beverage with Coconut Water from Concentrate” and boast 14 ingredients in the standard descending order of percentage, the first being water.

This is a disheartening trend since the Cold Brew Blend is likely to be on the pricier end of the spectrum. Each store will make one small batch a day that can only accommodate about 40 grande cups worth of the beverage.

If you’re still into it, the Cold Brew is hitting the aforementioned select areas on March 31.

Hopefully, for April Fool’s they’ll keep some caffeine in the batch.