New Milky Way French Vanilla and Caramel Candy Bars Will Probably Make Awesome Coffee Stirrers

Banking on research which suggests consumers are more willing to try new flavors from brands they already know, Mars Candy is taking an extraordinarily high-risk gamble and announcing a new flavor for its popular Milky Way bars: limited-edition French Vanilla and Caramel.

Yeah, pretty exciting stuff.

Trading out the traditional chocolate-malt nougat for a French Vanilla-flavored one, but keeping everything else, French Vanilla and Caramel is the first new flavor for the brand since Simply Caramel appeared two years ago. Fans of the brand can probably get a lot of use out of it as a super sweet coffee stirrer to go along with their Milky Way lattes.

So what if it’s not revolutionary, I can still dig it.

New Limited Edition Milky Way French Vanilla and Caramel bars will be available February 2013, $1.09 for the 1.72 oz. size.

[Via CSPnet]


Better Than Sex Caketini

When both a sugar high and a drinking buzz are of the utmost importance to you, then you’re one of those folks that can get away naming…creating…and consuming something called the Better Than Sex Caketini. Our friend Lisa Huff recently tried her hand at one, adapting a Paula Deen recipe under a similar name, but lathered in some quality booze in the process.

Utilizing Pinnacle Cake Flavored Vodka, pineapple juice, coconut milk creamer, French vanilla pudding mix, whipped cream and toasted coconut, Lisa shows you how to put together a Caketini in around 10 minutes!

Here’s the recipe, straight from Lisa’s blog:

The ever popular Is It Better Thank Sex Cake turned into a cocktail with coconut, pineapple, and French vanilla!
  • 1/4 cup Pinnacle Cake Flavored Vodka
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk creamer
  • 1 teaspoon French vanilla pudding mix
  • Whipped cream
  • Toasted coconut
  1. Mix vodka, pineapple juice, coconut milk creamer, and pudding mix in shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into glass. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut as desired.

SNAPPY TIPS: This makes 1 drink, so multiple if you are serving more people.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of French vanilla pudding mix, you could use vanilla. Substitute your favorite coconut milk for the creamer if desired.



Dunkin’ Donuts Launches In-Store K-Cup Single Portion Packs


What’s a K-Cup? I’m not going to be pretend to be pretentious and act like I didn’t Google an answer to the very question I prefaced this post with. A K-Cup is a sealed airtight coffee package with a built-in paper filter, ground beans, measured out and ready to brew a single cup of your desired flavor of coffee. Inserting a Dunkin’ K-Cup portion pack into the machine and a mug under the spout, with the touch of a button, you should have freshly-brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in the span of a minute.

The K-Cup single portion technology comes by way of a partnership by industry leader of ‘mini-brewing’ — Keurig — and comes in a 14-count carton with five different varieties: Original Blend, Dunkin’ Decaf®, French Vanilla, Dunkin’ Dark® Roast and Hazelnut. Available now at participating Dunkin’ locations.

The K-Cups, which are meant to be used with the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system, will be sold exclusively through participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. The suggested retail price on a 14-count box is $11.99.