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Packaged Food Sweets

Snickers’ White Chocolate Bar Is Becoming A Permanent Flavor

For decades we’ve fallen in love with the iconic Snickers Bar. Packed with milk chocolate, nougat, caramel and nuts, the candy bar checks off many textural sensations all while gently pacifying your throbbing sweet tooth. Now, a popular flavor is joining the fold, and it’s sticking around for good.

Snickers Brand just announced that the popular white chocolate version of the confection is hitting stores. So yes, Snickers White, is becoming a permanent flavor.

The snack is comprised with the standard Snickers elements (peanuts, nougat, caramel) but tags in the rich and creamy sweetness of white chocolate as a refreshing reprieve.

Originally a limited-time release, Snickers White has shown to become so popular that the brand decided to give it a permanent home.

Expect to find Snickers White sold nationwide in stores starting January 2020. Until then, just stuff your stockings with the classic stuff.

 

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Packaged Food What's New

Pringles Just Released A FRIED ONION RING Flavor Nationwide

It’s been a minute since Pringles released a new flavor variation, but onion fans can peel back their layers of delight as the latest iteration of the iconic chips in a can have dropped. The newest Pringles draws inspiration from an iconic fried food: onion rings.

Each dark purple can of Fried Onion Ring Pringles boasts a stack of onion-flavored chips that are inspired by the iconic appetizer.

As far as taste goes, they’re pretty similar to Funyuns — though slightly a bit more mellow. Still, if you’re a fan of any and all things Pringles related, these are a definite must-try.

The new Fried Onion Ring flavor is available now exclusively at any 7-Eleven store nationwide, though only while supplies last.

Like their namesake, I bet these will taste fantastic dunked in a bowl of ranch.

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Cravings Health Packaged Food Plant-Based Products

8 Vegan Cheeses You’ll Want To Add To Your Plant-Based Bucket List

Groundhouse’s Vegan Burger

For the majority of my life, I’ve experienced the bitter taste of lactose intolerance in my gut and in my soul. As a result, I simply avoided milk and cheese at all costs. Unfortunately, the siren song of a juicy burger with a hearty slice of cheese or a piping hot pizza straight from the oven would often haunt me.

As many coworkers have pointed out when I mention how much I miss cheese, we now live in an age where plant-based cheese alternatives are bountiful. Some are developed enough to just hit the spot, while others are so close that you actually can’t tell the difference between them or the real thing.

Check out some of the top vegan cheese brands currently in the market, each accessible through the click of a mouse or a trip to a speciality store. Going to make a bucket list to get my hands on each and every one of these. Stay tuned for a follow up with my thoughts!


Follow Your Heart

One of the more popular brands of vegan cheese slices, you’ll find Follow Your Heart on the menu of viral vegan burger chains like Monty’s Good Burger. I’ve had their cheddar on many a vegan burger, and frankly, it tastes nearly identical.

Kite Hill

 

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While Kite Hill is probably best known for their yogurts, they also produce almond milk-based cheeses such as ricotta. According to fellow Foodbeast, Constantine Spyrou, their plant-based ricotta is probably one of the best vegan cheese substitutes he’s had.

Miyoko’s Creamery

 

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The passion project of award-winning vegan chef Miyoko Schinner, Mikoyo’s Creamery is believed to be one of the first brands to bring vegan cheeses into the mainstream. Mikoyo produces high-quality cheeses from nut milks that even include artisanal vegan cheese wheels.

Violife

The first time I got to try Violife cheese, it was at a Natural Food and Products Expo. Violife makes a variety of vegan cheese options like cream cheese, parmesan, feta, smoked provolone, and cheddar. However, their take on queso was truly a mouthwatering experience.

Good Planet Foods

 

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Good Planet Foods prides themselves in a variety of tastes that tailor themselves to the consumer. What draws me to their brand of cheese is that the slices come in a bevy of unique flavors such as garlic and herb, hot pepper, and tomato basil.

Parmela Creamery

 

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Parmela Creamery draws from the subtle flavors that come from cashews. The company utilizes a slow-aging process for their nut cheeses that unlocks rich authentic flavors. Products include cheese spreads, meltable slices, cheese sauces, and meltable shredded cheese.

Wayfare

 

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A good smoked salmon bagel is something I’ll never turn down — even if the lactose gets the best of me for the rest of the day. Fortunately, Wayfare Foods specializes in dairy-free cream cheeses (with flavors like onion chive, green olive, and jalapeño) that may be the perfect solution to my bagel predicament.

Bute Island

 

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Foodbeast’s Analiese Trimber, a fellow lactose-intolerant soul who’s tried nearly every iteration of vegan cheeses, told me that Bute Islands was one of the best vegan cheeses she’s experienced.

“My favorite was the Greek style,” she said. “It was fashioned after feta cheese and their rendition was super creamy and slightly tangy, just like a good feta.”

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Drinks Packaged Food

Cult Favorite Tejava To Launch Two New Flavors

Tejava has gained a word of mouth following on the sole basis of its tea flavor alone. While known specifically for its iconic black tea, the company is releasing new teas that draw on intense aroma.

In the first of their Origins line, Tejava just announced the addition of two new flavors of unsweetened and ready-to-drink teas: Fujian Oolong Tea and Hojicha Green Tea.

Owned by parent company Crystal Geyser, the all-natural and unsweetened Tejava is brewed from hand-picked tea leaves found on the island of Java in Indonesia and are free of sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.

With, the addition of new flavors like Fujian Oolong and Hojicha Green Tea, Tejava expands itself to a wider audience helping the tea become more ubiquitous. The swanky glass bottles are also a pretty nice touch.

“Tea addicts, like me, love their black tea to the point it’s a cult following,” said Foodbeast’s resident youth Constantine Spyrou who happened to be a huge fan of the beverage. “Tejava has way more flavor than any other bottled tea you can find in stores and is at a super affordable price.”

Expect to find the two new flavors in late November at Tejava.com. Consumers will be able to find them in retail stores sometime shorty after.