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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. 

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Recipes

How To Make Sweet And Spicy Chocolate Covered Jalapenos

Many of us belong to a school of thought that firmly believe anything covered in chocolate will instantly be made better, whether it is candy, fruit, or in this case, jalapeño peppers.

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was tasked to create something with chocolate as the unifying connector.

Foodbeast’s Oscar, the man behind the infamous Elote Ramen, decided to make chocolate covered jalapeños topped with marzipan candy. The peppers checked off many tasting notes that we’d never have dreamed would come from two such contrasting foods.

Check out the video to see how he made these!

Rounding out this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge include Alyssa, Devin, Oscar, Costa, Peter, and Kimberly. Join us next time for another installment!

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Packaged Food Sweets

New POPCORN Flavored M&M’s Are A Movie Night Game Changer

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One of my favorite movie theater snacks is dumping a bag of M&M’s into a hot buttery bucket of popcorn. The warm butter melts the chocolate over the popcorn and blends the two flavors and textures into a taste so delicious it can get you through any movie.

While theaters don’t appear to be an option these days, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste from home.

M&M’s newest offering combines the two concession stand favorites into a single bag: M&M’s Chocolate Popcorn.

The candies feature a popcorn-flavored shell with a milk chocolate center.

You can find them now nationwide in grocery candy aisles through Halloween.

Imagine dumping a bag of these into some hot microwave popcorn. Might try that the next time I watch a movie at home.

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Sweets

Snickers Is Launching A BROWNIE Bar Next Year

Snickers have taken on a brand new form and it’s going to bring delight to many brownie lovers.

The candy brand has announced a brand new Peanut Brownie Squares bar that’s — you guessed — all brownie.

This new addition to the Snickers family features two squares, coated in the Snickers chocolate, and accented with a layer of caramel and a chewy peanut-brownie filling.

While this new treat won’t hit the snack aisle until early 2021, Snickers is letting fans get an early taste of the brownie bar by going to SNICKERSBrownie.com and signing up for the countdown.

Once the countdown clock runs out of time on July 16, there will be a thousand boxes free to claim while supplies last.

Sounds like a pretty sweet sneak peek, especially for those who can’t wait until 2021.

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Packaged Food Sweets

Sam’s Club Is Now Selling Bags Of SNICKERS POPCORN

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We’ve been snacking a lot at home these days and one of the treats we miss most is gourmet popcorn. Just grabbing a handful of candy coated popcorn and popping each sweet and salty morsel into your mouth has us dreaming of simpler times. Well, thanks to a colloration between Snickers and Sam’s Club, we can dream a little less while staying home.

Candy Pop Popcorn just revealed a new Snickers flavor that can only be found at Sam’s Club.

Yes, if you’re thinking popcorn that’s fused together with Snickers chocolate candy, you’re absolutely right. Made with pieces of Snickers candy pieces, the popcorn is finished with a Snickers’ caramel drizzle and nuts. The next movie night will be seriously decadent.

You can find 20-oz bags at Sam’s Club locations nationwide. While you’re there, see if you can cop a few bags for us too, please. We’ll eagerly wait by our mailbox.

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Cravings Sweets

Chocolate Easter Eggs Filled With Two Layers Of Honey Peanut Butter Are A Whole Seasonal Mood

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Though circumstances have completely flipped as a result of social distancing and shelter at home mandates, Easter is still around the corner and festivities are in order. Sure, Easter egg hunts will look a whole lot different now and will vary depending on the celebrants, the one constant is the amount of delicious seasonal candies and treats there will be to go around.

If you’re looking to level up your run of the mill chocolate Easter egg experience, why not do it with one that has wild honey peanut butter occupying all its insides with not one, but two layers — done by none other than the chocolate artists at Compartés.

Long having the reputation as arguably the world’s best chocolate bars, Compartés solidifies that rep with this luxurious chocolate Easter egg offering. These eggs are a part of a lineup of Easter treats that the chocolatier is offering for the season. Other goodies include an edible chocolate Easter basket, chocolate-dipped Easter Peeps, and a 24-karat big-eared Easter bunny. And with Compartés offering free shipping right now, it’s possible to send these treats to loved ones — including yourself, because self-care 2020.

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