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Eggy Blue Rice Is The Edible Flower Recipe We Never Knew We Needed

I’ve always thought flowers in food were not more than an aesthetic garnish. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out there’s so much you can do with flowers in cooking, which leads me to this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge. 

The crew was tasked with creating stunning dishes using FLOWERS. Man, did they deliver. 

Behold, Foodbeast’s resident Pokemon Professor, Constantine Spyrou (@constantine_spy), used Butterfly Pea Flower to make Blue Rice and topped it with a salt-cured egg yolk

The resulting contrast is breathtaking. Check out the video to see how Constantine pulled off this fantastic recipe, along with all the other entries from our talented batch of creators!

Other competitors in the flower recipe challenge include Oscar (@oscaroni), who made a layered Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla, Brenda (@gg the garden girl)​ , who made Edible Flower Jellies, Priyanka (@chefpriyanka) with her Rose Cardamom Gulab Jamuns, and Farrah (@Spiced Nice​), who crafted some sweet Truffles with Rose White Chocolate

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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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Sweets

Trader Joe’s Celebrates The Holiday With Candy Cane Covered Chocolate Almonds

Photo courtesy of @traderjoesaficionado/Shutter Stock

The lauded Candy Cane is arguably one of the most iconic confections during the Christmas season. Sorry, gingerbread fans. 

To kick off the spirit of the holidays, Trader Joe’s has added a refreshing new snack that comes in the form of Candy Cane Chocolate Covered Almonds

Spotted by Patty of @traderjoesaficionado, the sweet new snack has hit Trader Joe’s shelves. It features roasted almonds dipped in dark chocolate, covered again in white chocolate, and coated with candy cane bits. 

Fans of the prolific candy cane will definitely want to check these out next time they’re at a Trader Joe’s. With everything going on in the world, the holiday season doesn’t feel as magical as in previous years. Still, hopefully, these will help close the gap a little. 

Stay safe and happy holidays, everyone. 

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Sweets

Green Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Arrive At Target Ahead Of Halloween

Photo courtesy of Reese’s

Now that October is here, we’re eagerly waiting how Halloween plays out in the midst of a global pandemic. If it means staying home and eating store-bought chocolate while watching spooky movies, however, then it’ll be the exact same as my last five Halloweens.

One new treat to keep your eyes out for this spooky season is Reese’s new Franken-Cup.

The latest variation of its iconic peanut butter cup features a sweet green creme that draws inspiration from the iconic creature from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein.

Fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will be able to check out this new flavor exclusively, along with other new Halloween-themed sweets, at Target locations nationwide now.

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Fast Food Sweets What's New

Popeyes Confirms Chocolate-Stuffed Beignets Are Coming To Locations Nationwide

Photo courtesy of @a_couple_fatties on Instagram.

Popeyes, the iconic fried chicken chain based in New Orleans, is adding a classic French Quarter dessert to their menu: beignets.

The fried dough treats come dusted in powdered sugar and with a special chocolate-stuffed center. They come in a variety of serving sizes: three beignets for $1.99, six for $3.99, and a dozen for $7.49.

Foodbeast was able to track down the beignets at a couple of locations in Massachusetts. The beignets captured in this article by the Instagrammer duo @a_couple_fatties were found at a location in Everett, while the other location confirmed to have beignets is located by Malcolm X Park.

@A_couple_fatties told Foodbeast that the beignets were “pretty good,” and come with lots of powdered sugar. “The chocolate was just oozing out of them,” they said.

Photo courtesy of @a_couple_fatties on Instagram.

Foodbeast has reached out to Popeyes inquiring about availability of the beignets, who responded by saying, “As a brand from New Orleans we are always looking to bring new dishes and desserts from our hometown to the menu, but at this time the beignets are only available at select restaurants.”

While they are limited right now, Popeyes has confirmed to Foodbeast that the chocolate-stuffed beignets will eventually get a nationwide release.

For now, we do know that they are available in Boston, and are looking to see where else the beignets may be available. We will update here if we locate them somewhere else.

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Sweets

‘Cocoa Snow’ Rained On A Swiss Town Because 2020 Is Wild

2020 has definitely been a wild year with everything that’s been happening in the world. While many of the events have been negative, we did get one delightful, albeit bizarre, rainstorm…

In the town of Olten, Switzerland, a blanket of “cocoa snow” briefly covered the industrial section of town as particles of cocoa fell from the sky.

The cause, according to the Oltner Tagblatt, was a minor defect in the ventilation system from a nearby chocolate production site. This cause some bits of cocoa nibs to float into the air outside and spread out across the city.

Lindt and Sprüngli, the firm that owns the factory, said that the system had since been repaired and offered to pay for cleanup costs, according to the Associated Press.

The particles themselves are harmless to humans and the environment. They just created a unique event in which snow-like pieces of chocolate took over the small town.

With all 2020 has thrown at us so far, we’ll take a brief Willy Wonka moment.

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Packaged Food

Kit Kat Duos Adds New Mocha And Chocolate Combo

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Last year, Kit Kat introduced the world to Duos, a bold new concept that paired mint and dark chocolate into a single candy bar. The launch became so popular that Kit Kat has released a new pairing for consumers to snack on. 

Kit Kat Duos Mocha + Chocolate features crisp wafers in mocha creme with coffee bits coated with some smooth milk chocolate. 

Now that this is officially a thing, Kit Kat really needs to get weird with it and start pairing some International flavors. Imagine Sake + Strawberry Cheesecake?? Game changer. 

The new Mocha + Chocolate Duos will be a permanent addition to the Kit Kat candy lineup this November. As someone who’s not big on mint, this new pairing is a much-welcomed addition to the brand.