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Sweets

Krispy Kreme’s Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake Donut Pretty Much Combines Every Dessert Except Ice Cream

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Or, “How to give yourself diabeetus in under three bites.”

Let’s be honest, who isn’t tired of croissant desserts these days? Thankfully, Krispy Kreme didn’t jump on the whole flaky mille-feuille bandwagon and instead ran in the opposite direction, right into the dense, chocolatey arms of its limited time Caramel Chocolate Chip Cake Donut.

Featuring a chocolate cake donut topped with caramel icing and Ghirardelli chocolate chips, the CCCCD is, needless to say, sweet. “Overly sweet,” according Brand Eating, with the caramel icing lacking the necessary butteriness, which is thankfully made up for by the rich cocoas of the donut and chocolate chips.

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Like most sugary sweets though, Krispy Kreme’s dessert Frankenstein should be easily tamed by a healthy hunk of light vanilla ice cream. Come now, you’ve already raided the rest of the bakery. Go hard or go home.

H/T + Picthx Brand Eating

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Cravings

This is a French Toast Reuben Nutella Elvis Sandwich, Because Bacon and Nutella, Duh

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Sometimes you need the right level of acidity and the perfect price point to put two and two together. Sometimes you just need a healthy dollop of Nutella and a few choice strips of bacon. Welcome to the Internet.

In a new series called “Don’t Eat That!” John of Neatorama has decided to test one of the internet’s most firmly held dogmas – that Nutella and bacon make everything better – by combining two sandwiches which probably should have never been combined, the Reuben and the Elvis.

He describes his ingredients:

“The Reuben sections, which embraced the Elvis portion like the wings of an angel escorting the King of Rock and Roll to Heaven, consisted of:

2 slices of rye bread dipped in the above mentioned French toast mix
4 slices of corned beef, each 1/4 of an inch thick
1 tablespoon of Thousand Island salad dressing
1/3 cup of sauerkraut
2 slices of Swiss cheese.”

For those of you keeping score at home, that’s a peanut butter, banana, bacon and Nutella sandwich surrounded by corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island and sauerkraut. Say it with me, all together now. Ewwwwwwww.

Because this is the internet, however, John reports the sandwich turned out to be “surprisingly edible,” and was particularly taken with the combination of bacon and nutella. Now all it needs is a tiny dash of Sriracha salt to be absolutely perfect.

H/T + PicThx Neatorama

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Health

Apparently, Foodbeasters Who Concoct Bizarre Food Combinations Are Also Binge Eaters

Beer and bacon deep fried Doritos, pizza ice cream, spam and peanut butter cookies – if you’re one of our regular readers, you know that we at Foodbeast are no strangers to the bizarre food combination scene. But did you also know that “concocting” such outlandish treats could be a telltale sign you’re a binge eater?

According to a study done by the University of Alabama Birmingham, an estimated 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from binge-eating disorders, and “people who concoct are more likely to binge eat than those who overeat without bingeing.”

Those who admitted to concocting reported “the same emotions as drug users during the act,” such as “excitement” and “anxiety,” as well as later feelings of “shame and disgust.”

41.2% of the “concocting participants,” moreover, explained the behavior was most often due to a “craving,” while only 9% reported hunger as a motive – all of which makes me wonder just how telling such a study could be after all. I mean, maybe we just have better food than everybody else.

To wit, here’s a list of some of our best/worst binge-iest food posts ever:

H/T Science Daily