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CREAM Launches National Disaster Relief Fundraising Campaign For Three Days

Restaurants around the country, including national chain Romano’s Macaroni Grill, have been hosting fundraisers as of late to give back to those affected or assisting in the wide spectrum of disasters that have hit the United States recently. Now, cross-country ice cream sandwich purveyor CREAM is doing the same with a special national disaster relief fundraising campaign that will last for three days.

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Photo courtesy of CREAM

From October 16th-18th, franchises of the ice cream shop will be donating 20% of their proceeds to organizations aiding in disasters based on the stores’ geographical location. Stores in the Northern California area will be giving their funds to Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund to help those affected by the raging wildfires. CREAM shops in the Southern California/Orange County area will be donating to the American Red Cross, who aided in the vicious Canyon Fire 2 that occurred last week. Meanwhile, Bridge to Hope will receive the proceeds from locations in Florida to assist in Hurricane Irma relief. Finally, CREAM locations in Las Vegas will donate money to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund to provide aid to those affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

In addition to the 20% of sales during that three-day span, customers also have the option to make additional contributions to each of the charities upon checkout.

For CREAM co-founder and president Gus Shamieh, the fundraiser represents a “bedrock principle” of giving back to CREAM’s community.

“The tragedies that have happened across the country have affected each and every one of us… Although there is nothing we can do to replace the lives lost in these tragic events, we wanted to give our communities an opportunity to give back and help support those affected.”

Any of CREAM’s ice cream, dessert sandwich, or baked goods options will count towards the fundraiser, so feel free to purchase whatever you like to help give to affected groups across the United States.


‘Not Your Father’s’ Unveils Newest Hard Soda, Vanilla Cream Ale

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 12.07.41 PMAfter the rip-roaring success of the hard root beer called Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Small Town Brewery has taken the next logical step and turned another nostalgic childhood soda into a manly man’s drink.

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale, along with the brewery’s Ginger Ale and Root Beer, are made using an old German style of traditional brewing called “gruit.” By applying gruit to your brew, the beer develops a unique taste and flavor that stems from a combination of roots, spices, herbs and berries. This process was more or less abandoned when hops came along, however Small Town Brewery found a way to put it to good use again.

Tim Kovac, Brewmaster and founder of Small Town Brewery, got the idea for this new beverage from nostalgic memories he had as a child growing up in Illinois. The vanilla extract used to give the ale its sweet flavor is Madagascar Vanilla, one of three types of vanilla, and the most widely used type to boot.

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale won’t get you drunk after one or two either, sporting an easy 4.1% ABV label. The brewery, located in a village in Illinois called Wauconda (no, not the fictional African nation that the Marvel hero Black Panther is from), began in 2011 and has enjoyed critical success since first selling their Not Your Father’s Root Beer, followed by their Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale and a much stronger version of the root beer.

The Vanilla Cream Ale will be available for purchase in June with a suggested retail price of $10.99 for a six pack.

Cravings Sweets

Ben & Jerry’s Mouth-Watering New Flavors Are Too Good To Be True

Ben & Jerry’s is known for two things: having the most eccentric flavors and putting the largest chunks and gobs of deliciousness in all of their flavors. I’ll be shocked if you can find a chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream that has bigger dollops of cookie dough than Ben & Jerry’s version.

The show goes on for B&J as they unveil their three newest flavors: Coconuts for Caramel, Brownie Batter and Cookies & Cream Cheesecake (say whaaaaat!?). All three flavors will be part of their Core collection, pints of ice cream that contain sweet, gooey centers.

Coconuts for Caramel will be made with sweet cream coconut ice cream, with flakes of fudge peppered in throughout and a thick, delicious cone of caramel jammed in the center.

Brownie Batter will have a blend of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. The core will be jam-packed with soft brownie batter.

The Cookies & Cream Cheesecake is made with a swirl of chocolate and cheesecake ice cream flavors, and the core will be filled with…you guessed it, thick and creamy cheesecake goodness.



Photo Credit: Chew Boom, Weggl

Fast Food

McDonald’s Adds PUMPKIN & CREME PIE To Fall Dessert Menu

Seasonally, McDonald’s has been known to add the a pumpkin pie variation to its dessert menu. This year, however, the fast food chain is testing a new version of the classic fall pie: Pumpkin and Creme Pie.

Like the rest of McDonald’s pie line, it will feature a seasoned filling baked inside a flakey crust. Unlike the previous pumpkin pie, this one features half pumpkin filling and half creme filling.

The Pumpkin and Creme Pie will be available at select McDonald’s locations through the fall. Hopefully they’ll make it to our neck of the woods.

So far a couple photos have made their way onto Instagram. Check them out.


Omg Signature Pumpkin Cream Pie & Me On a Date #foodlust #foodporn #mcdonalds #pumpkincreampie

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Fast Food

Shake Shack Is Adding Something New To The Menu For St. Patrick’s Day


Be still my heart and silence the vibration of my loins; Shake Shack has brought back their IRISH FRIES.

The St. Patrick’s Day-specific special is an offering of their crinkle-cut fries, topped with horseradish cream, scallions and a sprinkling of their applewood smoked bacon. Availability on these fries will only be for a few days, according to VegasNews, which cites March 13-17.

They will also be offering a chocolate mint frozen custard from March 16 through 22 for those looking to round out the green festivities.


Japan Gets Cheetos Cream Stew in a Bag


Cheetos lovers in the Japan will soon be enjoying their favorite snack with a cream stew twist.  The non-traditional variation of the Frito-Lay snack is yet another in a line of unique flavors Cheetos Japan has offered (see: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos).

Cheetos’ Cream Stew combines the warm flavors of sweet corn with the creaminess of stew. Cream stew resembles beef stew, and is made from hashed beef or curry, blocks of mix and is boiled into a pot of meat and veggies. The result is bubbling deliciousness, making the thought of packaging this in a bag of Cheetos glorious.

The new flavor hits Japanese supermarket shelves on December 2nd through March 31st next year.

H/T + Picthx Inventor Spot


Oreo Ice Cubes Prove There’s Really No Right Way to Eat Milk and Cookies (Except Maybe This One)


Cookies and cream aren’t exactly an all-the-time meal, which makes craving Oreos while knocking back a tall iced coffee only the slightest bit annoying. But no more. Thanks to this sly lifehack from Oreo, now you have all the tools to enjoy the cool taste of Oreo with everything.

Just crush up some Oreos and stick them in an ice tray filled with milk, let freeze and presto — Oreo Ice Cubes. Put them in your coffee, in your boba, in your Thai tea. Too broke to buy actual Cookies and Cream ice cream? Just suck on one of these darlings. Ran out of clean water? It’s cool; they say if you close your eyes, milk tastes just like water, so Oreo ice cubes should be the same thing right? And you thought you needed to ruin your cookie tray to be able to enjoy milk and cookies properly. Puh-lease, Oreo’s totally got this.


H/T Neatorama + PicThx Oreo


This ‘Cherry Blossom’ Bread Totally Looks Like a Vagina [NSFWish]


There’s a “deflowering” joke in here, somewhere.

Designed by Japanese virtual idol Hatsune Miku and one of Japan’s biggest convenience store chains, Family Mart, this strawberry and cream-flavored bread is supposed to look like a flower, but somehow comes across as a bit more . . . labial.



(The drawing of the giggling schoolgirl on the front of the package doesn’t do much to help, either.)

Still, and forgive me for saying this, I’m willing to bet it probably tastes delicious.


Ah, now I feel dirty.

H/T + Picthx Laughing Squid, Buzzfeed