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

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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

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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. 

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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.