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Brand Drinks Fast Food What's New

Taco Bell® is the Summer Destination for Refreshingly Chill Beverages

Temperatures are rising, shorts have replaced pants and summer is officially here. To prepare for the hot days ahead, Taco Bell is introducing new frozen and fountain beverages to their already impressive US line-up.

Next up and taking things to a whole new level of coolness is the new Mango Whip Freeze, available for a limited time and while supplies last. As Taco Bell’s latest Freeze flavor, it’s the ideal drink for the summer simmer. Swirling with flavors of sweet mango and creamy vanilla, you’re sure to get your frozen fix. The Mango Whip Freeze joins the Mountain Dew® Baja Blast® Freeze and Wild Cherry Freeze on Taco Bell menus.

In honor of the new Mango Whip Freeze, Foodbeast has discovered a flavor hack that adds a spicy kick to your Chilly excursion. To experience this tasty explosion, mix Taco Bell’s Fire & Diablo sauces into your Mango Whip Freeze and let the deliciousness blow you away.

Adding a splash of color to your summer is Brisk® Dragon Paradise™ Sparkling Tea. Fruity and fizzy, Dragon Paradise is the perfect getaway for your tastebuds. The bubbly blend of dragonfruit, berry, and hibiscus flavors create a sparkling and refreshing twist on iced tea. To keep cool all summer long visit your local, participating Taco Bell and try out the new Brisk Dragon Paradise Sparkling Tea and Mango Whip Freeze.

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Alcohol Drinks What's New

Sacred Seltzer is Made Using Real Holy Water

American art collective, MSCHF, infamous for stirring the pot through incendiary pop culture product collabs, is back with another drop that’s sure to stir said pot into into a whirlpool of, well, mischief.

Introducing Sacred Seltzer, the first hard seltzer that’s made with actual holy water — 95% real holy water to be exact. MSCHF’s website indicates that the holy water was “blessed according to official Catholic procedure on March 31, 2022 in LA County, CA.” Beyond the spiritual details, Sacred Seltzer is also made up of 5% alcohol and comes in three flavors: Mango, Cherry and Lime.

If you’re down for your next hard seltzer sips to be blessed, MSCHF is now selling Sacred Seltzer on their site as a six-pack for $24 for a limited time.

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Culture Drinks Packaged Food What's New

Ready-To-Drink Canned Curry Is A New Beverage From Japan

Photo: Pokka Sapporo

I must confess, I’m one of those that’s an unconventional sipper. Sometimes I’ll take a bite of my burrito first, followed by a sip of some salsa or hot sauce. At different meals the combo becomes a mixed bag, depending on whatever I’m eating and the sauces that accompany it. Which is why this new ready-to-drink canned curry beverage from Japan is ideal for those like me.

As reported by SoraNews24, Curry na Kibun Chukara (which loosely translates to “I Feel Like Some Medium-Spicy Curry”), by beverage company Pokka Sapporo serves up a combo of beef, pork, and vegetable flavors, all of which are punctuated by 10 different spices.

A unique feature of the unconventional drink is its resealable top, perfect for those who want to revisit their curry sips at a later time. Cans will be sold pre-heated or at room temp and are priced at 140 yen (US$1.30) for a 170-gram (6-ounce) can.

I’m just salivating over the different pairings I can have with this Curry na Kibun Chukara, like rice or bread. Now if only they shipped to the States.

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Drinks Health Packaged Food

Twrl Is A Naturally-Flavored Nitro-Infused Milk Tea In A Can

Fans of milk tea now have healthier, new option to enjoy their favorite drink from the comfort of their home with Twrl Milk Tea.

Launched earlier this year by Pauline Ang, Twrl is the culmination of her personal mission to find a healthier version of her favorite beverage, milk tea. As devoted as she was to the drink, Ang wanted to find an alternative to most of the sugar-laden options she was faced with, many of which used low-quality ingredients and powders.

What differentiates Twrl from other ready-to-drink milk teas is that its crafted with organic, fair-trade tea from small family-owned farms, uses low-carb, plant-based milk, and is a significantly less sugary option. What’s more, Twrl claims to not use any natural or artificial flavoring at all, thus letting the actual tea speak for itself.

Twrl comes in the following flavors: Original Black Milk Tea, Hojicha Roasted Green Milk Tea, and Supreme Jasmine Milk Tea. If you’re looking to try, availability and more info on the beverage can be found on their website.

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Alcohol Drinks

Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Beer Just Became A Reality

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Fans of Guinness will have a new entry into the iconic line of stouts to drool over. 

The brand has added an all-new beverage in the form of Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Beer

This nitrogen-based drink is an amalgam of roast coffee cold brew and Guinness’s bold stout flavors, along with the rich notes of espresso, chocolate, and caramel. 

While coffee-flavored, the Nitro Cold Brew beer will feature no added caffeine outside of the natural flavoring and boast a 4% ABV. 

Guinness’ Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Beer is now a permanent addition to the Guinness line of beverages. It made its debut in March and is currently expanding to more stores nationwide and internationally within the next year. 

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Alcohol

PBR Adds New Hard Tea Seltzer Line To Stores In Four Flavors

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Last year, Pabst Blue Ribbon launched their first Hard Tea product. Flavored with Peach, the drink was made available in select locations across the country.

Now, PBR has expanded its Hard Tea selection with a brand-new line of Hard Tea Seltzers.

The new alcoholic beverages include Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Black Tea, Pineapple Passionfruit Black Tea, and Lemon Black Tea. All will be a permanent addition to the Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Tea line.

You can find them available now at beverage retailers in these 21 states: AK, CO, FL, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, WI, and WV.

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Fast Food

Hi-C Orange Lavaburst FINALLY Returns To McDonald’s

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One of my fondest memories of working at McDonald’s was those lunch breaks where I could fill up endlessly on Hi-C Orange Lavaburst. Paired with my staple: Two Cheeseburgers, add Big Mac Sauce, add Bacon; the diet that makes my thirty-something self shiver brought so much happiness to teenage Pete.

In 2017, McDonald’s took the beverage off restaurant menus, replacing it with Orange Fanta or something. My heart couldn’t be bothered to care at that point.

However, after years of fans petitioning, the Golden Arches has announced they’re finally bringing back the quintessential fast-food orange drink to their stores.

Hi-C Orange Lavaburst is scheduled to make its return to McDonald’s this year, with the plan to be available nationwide by the summer.

Eager fans can also track McDonald’s progress with the Hi-C Orange Tracker feature, keeping them updated weekly on which restaurant locations are already offering the beverage.

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Drinks

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk Arrives Nationwide January 2021

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Probably the best part of any breakfast cereal experience is the second act where you gulp down the cereal-flavored milk that’s been brewing for the entire meal. 

Bottling the magic of the breakfast table, Nestle Sensations is launching Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnamilk to be sold at grocery retailers. 

The milk blends cinnamon sugar with hints of toasted cereal to capture the notes that can only be found after a hearty bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

Joining the Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk will be Nesquik Dark Chocolate Whole Milk and Protein Power Strawberry Milk

You can find the new CTC-flavored milk in grocery stores, convenience stores, and mass retailers nationwide this January. Imagine adding this to Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. The resulting milk would be next-level.