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Hit-Or-Miss

Tangerine Creamsicle IPA is Real, Probably Tastes Like Childhood

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After a while, there’s some things you’re just supposed to outgrow. Drinking $1 test tube shots. Eating everything in sight and not facing the consequences for it. Getting excited when you hear the ice cream truck. If you’re like us, though, and haven’t quite gotten the hang of that last one, not to worry. Thanks to a new collaboration by Terrapin Beer Company and Green Flash Brewing Company, there might be a way to prolong that childhood yet.

Tangerine Dreamsicle is a new tangerine cream IPA brewed with a little bit of citra hops, a little bit of honey malt, and a tangerine peel, among other things. Essentially a lighter, sweeter, more summer-y Shock Top. And, at 6.5% ABV, we can’t think of anything we’d rather make a Creamsicle float with.

Now who said growing up was a bad thing?

H/T Beer Pulse 

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Hit-Or-Miss

How to Order Horchata, Creamsicle and Cake Pop Frappes from the Starbucks Secret Menu

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You don’t often see many fast-food chains embracing their secret menus. On the way to work, I stopped at a Starbucks in Santa Ana, CA and noticed some secret menu frappes on their Pinterest-friendly chalk board. These drinks included “Happy Horchata”, “Orange County Creamsicle” and the “Incredible Cake-Pop Surprise”. Not your regular menu items, but this store was more than happy to share them with their regulars. Take note, every other Starbucks.

For anyone who’s adventurous enough to try the Horchata, Orange Creamsicle and Cake Pop Frappuccinos, here’s how to order them. If you don’t mind the extra charge, they’re definitely worth experiencing at least once. While these are not your official drinks, the store seemed to care very little about the secrecy of the coveted menu. Looking at you, In-N-Out.

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Horchata

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  • Order a Tazo Chai Creme Frappuccino
  • Add vanilla syrup, Cinnamon Dolce syrup and Chai syrup
  • Add whipped cream and cinnamon as a topper

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Orange Creamsicle

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  • Order choice of milk
  • Add Orange Mango or Valencia Orange Refresher Juice
  • Add classic syrup and a creme base
  • Add whipped cream
  • Orange wedge not included

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Cake Pop

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  • Order Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Add cake pop blended (maybe throw in two for extra creaminess)

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Sweets

This New York City Bakery Makes Deliciously Boozy Donuts with 10% ABV

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After last year’s cronut madness, it didn’t seem there was any other way to improve the donut. But we’re so glad we were so, so wrong.

Drunkin’ Donuts is the New York City-based bakery that’s getting all our pastry-loving panties in a bunch. First opened in April 2013, they’re known for their namesake 10% ABV alcohol-infused donuts, including the “Mudslide,” “Raspberry Champagne,” and “White Russian.” But they also whip up some mean boozy cupcakes, truffles, cannolis, and brownies (ahem, Amaretto Macaroon brownies, anyone?).

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Best of all? (And brace yourself because it’s almost too good to be true.) Yep, nationwide shipping.

Grab yours here.

H/T Awesomer

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Features

14 Ice Cream Truck Treats from Your Childhood Summers

The other day I was sifting through junk mail on my porch (I have a riveting life, I know), when I heard the faint jingle of an ice cream truck. The sound was coming from around the street corner, and I was overcome by the sudden urge to chase after it. Instead, I stared in awe as a familiar white truck covered in photos of frozen treats rolled by.

My first thought: Ice cream trucks. They still exist.

So, here’s to you, ladies and gents who still remember running after that ever elusive gold mine as a kid in the hot summer sun.

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Firecrackers were good but . . .

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If the ice cream truck was really legit, they’d have these bad boys too: Turbo Rockets

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TMNT Popsicle. Just don’t make the rookie mistake of eating the gumball eyes first

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“What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” I think the correct question here is, “What wouldn’t you do?”

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Crunch Bar

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Snickers Ice Cream Bar. One is never, ever enough

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Flintstone Push-Up . . . because Fred and Wilma are OGs

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Whoever invented Choco Tacos needs a library, park, city, country, etc. named after them

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie + Ice Cream = Amazeballs

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Strawberry Shortcake

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Creamsicle. Hint: These taste delicious when melted in a cold glass of hefeweizen

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Giant Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwich

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Nailed it

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Fudgsicles. A surefire classic

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Try having a bad day after eating one of these. We dare you

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