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Kraft Kicks Off Fall With Pumpkin Spice Mac & Cheese In Canada

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As summer comes to an end, everyone is gearing up for the fall season and, with that, comes the infamous Pumpkin Spice-themed foods and drinks. Yep, it’s that time again, folks. 

This year, however, Kraft Dinner is offering Canadians a new take on the seasonal flavor in the form of a Pumpkin Spice Macaroni and Cheese dinner box. 

Made with the same cheese powder base many of us grew up on, the new mac and cheese adds the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. The result is a spicy and cheesy dinner treat.

Those all about pumpkin spice can sign up for a waitlist, and 1,000 lucky Canadians will be able to get their hands on a box of the new mac as well as some swag for free. 

Everyone else, it seems, will have to wait until October to try it out. 

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This CLEAR Pumpkin Pie Is An Amazing Take On The Fall Favorite

Pumpkin pie for the fall menu. #surrealism

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We’re smack dab in the middle of fall and seeing tons of pumpkin pie-themed foods everywhere. While we thought we’ve seen every variation of the popular fall dessert, we were pleased to be proven wrong.

Simon Davies, Chef de Cuisine at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, created a crystal clear pumpkin pie that looks truly majestic.

In place of the dark orange pumpkin filling we’re familiar with, this pie is filled with what looks to be some kind of gelatin. You can see right through it and into the crust.

The tiny dessert, which can be seen to scale in this video below, is available at the celebrated restaurant for the fall says the chef.

Clear pumpkin pie – @simon.a.davies – @thealineagroup – @grant_achatz #rollwithus #chefsroll #chicago

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If you’re one who adores anything and everything pumpkin related about the season, perhaps you should pay a visit to Alinea in Chicago and try this pie for yourself.

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Get Food Wasted With This Pumpkin Keg & Pumpkin Pizza Mac ‘n Cheese Duo

The other thing that’s great about October, other than baseball playoffs and halloween parties, is that it’s National Pizza Month. So, to celebrate the best month of the year, FOODBEAST and Pabst Blue Ribbon have teamed up to bring us five dope recipes that incorporate our love for the best things on earth — beer and pizza.  

Since there’s always an abundance of pumpkins around this time of year, it’s time we finally found a functional use for this annual symbol of Fall. Thanks to FOODBEAST’s @BookOfElie, we can finally turn a pumpkin into a functional beer keg — and stuff our faces with pumpkin pizza mac n’ cheese.

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To help show off your love for all things pizza – and, of course, PBR – proclaim your undying passion for this pumpkin pizza mac and Pabst by showing off your cheesy, scrumptious creations on social media and using the hashtag “#InPizzaWeCrush.” 

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You’ll need to perform your due diligence to clean out the pumpkin — for the keg and the pumpkin pizza mac  — but, once your Pabst Blue Ribbon pumpkin keg is flowing, it’s going to be worth the effort.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started!

Estimated prep time: 20 minutes
Estimated cook time: 20-25 minutes
Estimated total time: 40-45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 medium pumpkins
2 cups whole milk
1 15-oz can pumpkin purée
1 pound pasta shells
1 ½ cups Pabst Blue Ribbon
1 cup chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces (1 cup) grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 ounces (1/2 cup) reduced fat cream cheese
1 jar pizza sauce
1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup medium pepperoni
3-piece Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse both pumpkins and hollow out guts and most of the flesh.

Step 2
In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring milk, pumpkin, beer, chicken stock, and pepper to a simmer – do NOT boil.

Step 3
Once mixture reaches a simmer, reduce heat to medium and add pasta. Cook for 12-14 minutes or until al dente, stirring frequently. Once pasta is fully cooked, reduce heat even more to low, and add cheddar and cream cheese.

Step 4
Transfer macaroni to pumpkin. Hopefully there’s enough macaroni so it comes to the opening of the pumpkin. Top with layer of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperonis. Bake off in oven until cheese is melted and the top looks like a delicious pizza.

Step 5
Carve out the second pumpkin. Use instructions on the pumpkin keg tap for how to insert into pumpkin. Pour cans of PBR into hollowed pumpkin.

Photos by Analiese Trimber


Created in partnership with Pabst Blue Ribbon

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Packaged Food Sweets

M&M’s Newest Flavor Has A White Chocolate Twist On Pumpkin Pie

With Fall around the corner, it’s about time we get ready for a bombardment of pumpkin-flavored products. M&M’s is getting the ball rolling with their new White Pumpkin Pie flavor already hitting store aisles this August.

The candies are made with a pumpkin pie-flavored coating, while the inside consists of a white chocolate filling.

The  8-ounce bags of White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s can be found at Walmart for  the retail price of $2.98, so you’re going to have to endure the Walmart experience for a bit, run in, grab a bag, and run out as quickly as possible.

While it’s too damn early to be thinking about fall, these M&M’s sound like they’re probably pretty good, so we might have to give them a pass and not get too mad for trying to rush summer out the door.

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Girl Tries To Prove Her Head Fits In A Pumpkin, Doesn’t End Well

White girls have a reputation for being addicted to pumpkin around this time of year, but this girl went too far.

Trying to provide some comedic relief during her family’s pumpkin carving festivities, a teenage girl put her head inside a giant pumpkin, and as you can imagine, wound up getting it stuck.

The trouble started the moment she said, “Isn’t it so cute! I can probably fit my head in it.”

This video was shot by YouTube user Kristy Ralphs as she was just trying to record her family gathering, when things went south about 30 seconds in.

It was cute at first, but then the precocious youngster couldn’t get herself out of it, legitimately freaking out herself and her family.

The worst part of the video wasn’t even her getting stuck, it was undoubtedly her younger brother, who we can only assume is the middle child, unmercifully singing “I can carve a belly button on my pumpkin,” over and over again, with no end.

Too bad the video ended before she got her head out. But there is an additional video showing that she was fine and made it out OK. Even in this video, that f*cking kid somehow found a way to sneak in another verse of his annoying song.

There’s easier ways to feed your pumpkin spice problem, so don’t stick your head inside a giant pumpkin, no matter how great of an idea it sounds like.

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Subway Debuts New Fall Seasonal Items On Their Menu

There’s nothing that punctuates the fall season more than the welcoming aroma of turkey roasting in the oven, or catching the first long-awaited scent of a moist, fluffy pumpkin pie at the dinner table.

Beginning October 10, Subway will be celebrating the Thanksgiving tradition by offering two new menu items that highlight the flavors of fall.

Their new Autumn Carved Turkey Sandwich features thickly sliced all-white meat carved turkey. Subway’s chef’s recipe is served on 9-Grain Wheat Bread, with cheddar cheese, and features a new Sweet Cranberry Mustard Sauce, fresh spinach, tomato, and red onion, and can be ordered toasted or regular.

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Additionally, Subway is excited to announce the debut of two new cookie flavors: apple pie and the beloved fall favorite, pumpkin spice.

You simply can’t celebrate fall properly without pumpkin spice. That’s why Subway is offering its new pumpkin spice cookies made with a scrumptious pumpkin-flavored dough, natural vanilla, molasses, nutmeg, white confectionary chips, and cinnamon.

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Subway’s apple pie cookies are made with Granny Smith and Fuji Apples grown in the Pacific Northwest.

The large, naturally sweetened chunks of apple are lightly coated in cinnamon. Nutmeg, cloves, and natural apple flavor are then blended into the dough, creating a delicious, traditional apple pie taste.

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With limited-time flavors like these, we wish that Fall would last forever!

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Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss Sweets

The Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Is Back At Krispy Kreme, Because Fall

Nothing says the Fall season quite like sweet and savory flavors. Paired with the warm aromatic treats baking in an oven and the crackle of wood on a fireplace, we are reminded that Fall is very near.

This year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is giving customers a few more ways to celebrate the arrival of the fall season with the return of some beloved favorites.

Starting August 29, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be serving up Fall classics including the Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut and the Salted Caramel Latte Doughnut, but don’t hesitate as these annual favorites are only available in the U.S. and Canada until November 24.

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Krispy Kreme has been celebrating the season with these flavors for more than a decade, and it’s easy to see why. The Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut is an old-fashioned doughnut with pumpkin spice and Krispy Kreme classic glaze. The Salted Caramel Doughnut is an espresso Kreme filled doughnut with salted caramel icing and salted sugar, then drizzled with decadent espresso icing.

In additon to the return of the Krispy Kreme’s annual Fall flavors doughnut menu, the chain is also serving a Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Latte, which can be ordered hot, iced or frozen.

Better hurry, Fall doesn’t last forever.

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Fast Food

Six Cities Can Now Get Chorizo At Chipotle With More To Come

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Chipotle is adding chorizo to select restaurants, the chain’s first new menu item since 2014.

The meat, a blend of pork and white-meat chicken, will be seasoned with paprika, toasted cumin and chipotle peppers. It was first unveiled in Kansas City, Mo. last year and was popular according to executives, but with the chains E. coli scare, the widespread menu expansion was delayed.

Burrito lovers can find the protein in Columbus, Ohio; Sacramento, California; San Diego, some New York units in Manhattan, one Denver restaurant and the Chipotle in Washington, D.C’s Dulles International Airport.

It’s not common for Chipotle to add a new menu items. This new menu item is the first since 2014 when the organic tofu item, Sofritas.  That was the first new menu item since 2005.

In a statement announcing the chorizo this rarity was addressed. “Since we opened the first Chipotle 23 years ago, our menu has changed very little, and our focus has been on constantly improving the quality and taste of the food we serve,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. “While we have never been opposed to changing our menu, we only do so when we think there’s an opportunity to add something that is really unique but that fits within our overall menu, and where we can find ingredients that meet our high standards.”

The menu addition comes after Chipotle’s announcement of Chipotopia, their new summer rewards program.

Chipotle expects the new menu item to be available nationwide starting in the fall.