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New Red Bull Flavors Let You Chase Cranberry & Blueberry with Lime

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That 9-hour drive up to the mountains for your snowboarding retreat can seem extra long without a Red Bull.  Even with the energy boost, doesn’t drinking the same bland taste get tiresome after a while?  That’s why Red Bull is introducing three new flavors: cranberry, lime and blueberry.

After a retail test of the new flavors, the new editions have finally been released to the public and are sold in single 8.4 fl oz cans and 8.4 fl oz 4-packs across the nation.

You can find cranberry in the red can, lime in the silver can and blueberry in the blue can. Wait, lime . . . silver? Ohhhkay, we see you Red Bull. Now you’ve got cranberry to get you through the first three hours, blueberry for the next three, and lime to chase it all down for that final stretch to your cozy mountain cabin.  But hey, don’t blame us when you get no sleep that night.

 

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How to Make Cranberry-Orange Scones with a Maple Glaze

Fall is upon us, and if you’re looking to get a spicy Nutmeg smell lingering throughout your house, boy have I got a little recipe for you! Today, we’re making Cranberry-Orange Scones, a bit of a jump from the traditional Foodbeast-type product that’s layered with bacon, drowning in cheese and swimming in its own fat — but on an equally delicious platform of its own.

With a touch of slivered almonds, sweet cranberry bits, and a maple glaze on top, this isn’t your normal scone! They are light and delicate, guaranteed to fall apart in your mouth with every bite. Pair with coffee or tea in the morning with breakfast, and you’ll be set.

Here’s the crack list:

Cranberry-Orange Scones
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 stick Earth Balance (butter, cold)
  • 3 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup organic dried cranberries
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • + 1/3 tablespoon milk
  • handful of slivered almonds
Egg Wash: 1 egg + 1-2 tablespoons milk (beat together)
Glaze: 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar + 4 tablespoons orange juice
Directions: Preheat oven to 400f. In a large bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest. Mix in the cold butter, until you reach a cornmeal-like consistency. In a small bowl, combine milk and eggs; whisk. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring slowly until just blended. Fold the cranberries and slivered almonds into the mixture. Place dough onto a flour-dusted cutting board and knead until it forms into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it reaches about 3/4 to 1 inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter or mason jars to cut out desired sizes. Brush the dough with the egg wash, and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Scones should be a golden brown and look a bit flaky when finished.  Allow scones to cool before drizzling with glaze.
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Yogurtland Reveals a Limited-time Cran Raspberry Tart Flavor

Yogurtland just dropped a new Cran Raspberry seasonal flavor that utilizes both Cranberries and Raspberries. The new product is made with a variety of fruit and real Ocean Spray juice, boasting a “delightfully tart yet balanced with natural sweetness.”

Just like many of the other frozen yogurts at the shop, this new flavor has calcium, live and active cultures, is non-fat, uses real raspberry and cranberry juice, is vitamin-c fortified and is gluten free.

 

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Ocean Spray Launches 4 New Sparkling Juice Drinks

The cranberry experts at Ocean Spray have launched a new line of sparkling beverages set to tantalize those tastebuds. Ocean Spray Sparkling Juice Drinks feature the same taste of Ocean Spray juices, now with bubbles. Available in two original and diet flavors, Cranberry and Pomegranate Blueberry. The drinks are made with 70 percent real fruit juice and no added sugar, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

The diet varieties feature servings with a lean 10 calories per serving, also hopping you up with a legitimate source of vitamin C, while the original flavors will only set you back 90 calories a serving. For those eager to try this new drink, “Liking” the OceanSpray Facebook page will grant you access to a free sample.

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Adventure: McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

If you guys haven’t been paying attention recently, McDonald’s just dropped a healthy alternative for breakfast foods and all day snacks in form of their Fruit & Maple Oatmeal! I’ve always been a connoisseur of fine oatmeal, so of course I had to try McDonald’s new take on an old favorite. Was their oatmeal too runny? Too thick? Check it out right here after I opened this baby up.

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Souplantation: Offering Take-Home, Bake-at-Home Cranberry Apple Cobbler

Souplantation is known for its fresh salads, heart warming soups and killer desserts! As of last week, it looks as if the chain is attempting to break into some new territory… bake-at-home goods! Souplantation locations have begun offering their first take-home, bake-at-home seasonal dessert in the form of their Cranberry Apple Cobbler. Now guests have the option of taking home a ready-to-bake dish, pulling off the wrapper, place the pan on a cookie sheet and bake whenever you feel ready for a piping hot version of their in-store dish. Who knows what the future holds for future Souplantation dishes, but they definitely have our attention!

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Cravings

Thanksgiving Idea: Which Wich?’s “Thank You Turkey” Sandwich

Apparently the Thank You Turkey sandwich variety is one of the most popular sandwiches at the Which Wich? chain, all year round. While all the sandwiches are build-your-own through their innovative paper bag system, these particular settings are inspired by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including turkey, cranberry, cornbread stuffing with your choice of cheese and other settings to give it that personal touch.

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White Chocolate & Cranberry Frosted Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini bread with a flare of cinnamon baked into a muffin pan! Polished off with fluffy white chocolate & cranberry frosting and wrapped with a Minnie Mouse bow tie!! (Thx CK)