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Tim Hortons Unveils Froot Loops Donuts And Timbits

Photo courtesy of Tim Hortons

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for anything vibrant and colorful that comes in donut form. Blame it on growing up in a donut shop as a child or years of watching The Simpsons on syndication.

If you’re a fan of the same level of vibrance encompassing your fried dough confections, look to Tim Hortons for their latest innovation: Froot Loops Dream Donuts and Froot Loops Timbits.

The Froot Loops Dream Donuts are topped with a strawberry glaze, Froot Loops cereal, and white icing drizzle.

As for Tim Horton’s iconic Timbits, they are coated in a strawberry glaze and topped with Froot Loops crumbs to create a colorful variation of the iconic Canadian donut hole.

You can find these new Froot Loops donuts available now at participating U.S. locations of Tim Hortons.

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Frosted Flakes And Froot Loops Get A First-Ever Cereal Mash-Up

As a kid, have you ever faced the tough decision between eating Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops for your breakfast cereal? Have you ever waited until your mom walked away and ended up just combining the two together? I totally have.

To the delight of my inner child, Kellogg’s has created the first-ever cereal mash-up between Frosted Flakes and Foot Loops.

Taking the colorful loops handcrafted by Toucan Sam and the Frosted Corn Flakes whipped up by Tony the Tiger, this amalgam of iconic breakfast cereals blends together two unique tastes.

Those who have combined the two in their youth will definitely know what this tastes like already, but the purists who can only have one box at a time will surely find some joy in this new experience.

The cereal mashup will be available at participating grocery retailers nationwide for a limited time beginning this June.

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Fast Food Sweets

Froot Loops Mini Donuts Will Be Back On Carl’s Jr. Menus Soon

Last year, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brought a taste of childhood nostalgia to life in the form of Froot Loops mini donuts. Apparently, they were such a success that the chain has decided to bring them back.

Photo: Peter Pham

Just like last time, the pastel-colored rainbow of mini donuts will be priced at $1.99 for a set of five.

They will come in the recognizable Froot Loops colors, with shades of red, blue, green, purple, and yellow being encased within the little box.

Hardee’s customers will have a chance to get these a couple of days before Carl’s Jr. fans, as they will start selling them February 25, while Carl’s Jr. is going to have them available starting February 27.

The Froot Loops mini donuts sold out in just a few weeks last time around, so you probably have about that long to get your hands on them for this second round.

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Carl’s Jr. Is Now Serving FROOT LOOPS MINI DONUTS

Photo: Peter Pham

It seems Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations are taking some inspiration from one of our favorite childhood breakfast cereals. Their newest dessert features one in the form of Froot Loops Mini Donuts.

Guests of the two chains can order them in sets of five, with each donut sporting a different color (Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow) resembling the iconic cereal. The donuts are said to actually taste like Froot Loops too, you just won’t need to douse milk all over them. I mean, you can, you just won’t need to.

Photo: Peter Pham

The Froot Loops Mini Donuts will be available at participating Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations nationwide beginning Wednesday Aug. 29.

We haven’t seen anything this colorful come from a fast food chain since Taco Bell launched those icing-filled Cap’n Crunch Bites. In a time of social media dominance, this Instagram-friendly new addition, paired with that hint of ’90s nostalgia, might just be the winning combination for Carl’s Jr.

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Sweets

This Little Ice Cream Shop Offers The Most Whimsical Cones In Southern California

One of the best things about working at Foodbeast is keeping an eye on ice cream trends. Whether it be the Afters Ice Cream ‘Milky Bun,’ or the unique texture from charcoal cones, there are always interesting concepts that catch on in the ice cream game.

This will probably be the next trend.

Bumsan Milk Bar in Los Angeles is a little ice cream shop that prides itself on serving organic ice cream, and their new cereal-rimmed cones are creating a buzz in the ice cream world, incorporating some of our childhood favorites, such as Froot Loops, Oreo O’s, and even Cap’n Crunch.

Photo by Evan Lancaster

We went down to Koreatown to check out these bad boys, and were not disappointed.

The cereal is mixed with a gooey marshmallow sauce that sticks to the rim of their cones. After that, you can choose from some pretty unique ice cream flavors, such as dragonfruit lychee, taro milk tea, and even a true milk & matcha swirl.

The ice cream cones are $5.95, with an additional $1.95 for the cereal inclusion. You get a pretty healthy serving of ice cream on it, too.

Photo by Isai Rocha

It’s a modest little mom and pop with the option to add pizzazz to your cones, but at its core, the ice cream is the star, and will probably be the key to their future success in a city littered with trendy ice cream shops.

If you want to experience a flashback to your childhood breakfast, mixed with an appreciation for boba shop flavors, you’re going to want to try this place out.

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For The First Time In 10 Years, Froot Loops Releases A New Flavor

Photo: Constantine Spyrou

I remember one of my earliest breakfast pairings consisted of a bowl of Froot Loops cereal swimming in ice cold milk and a Saturday morning episode of Freakazoid! to kick off my weekend. While Freakazoid! is sadly no longer on the air, at least Froot Loops is still around to greet us every morning.

Well for the first time in a decade, Kellogg’s just released a new flavor of Froot Loops: Wild Berry. The brand’s last new flavor, back in 2007, was Froot Loops Smoothie.

Froot Loops’ new breakfast cereal boasts a new taste and shape, a bit different than the classic iteration. Still, change can be nice. The classic green, blue, and red Loops are joined by a new purple star — featuring tangy and sweet berry-inspired flavors.

Photo: Constantine Spyrou

Later this summer, apparel fans will also be able to check out the new AWAYTOMARS X Froot Loops fashion collection that’s inspired by the new Wild Berry Froot Loops. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more info as news arrives on that.

In the meantime, Kellogg’s new Wild Berry Froot Loops will be available at all major grocery stores and retailers nationwide.

Maybe I can track down a few episodes of Freakazoid! on YouTube and try a bowl of the new Wild Berry — you know, try and recapture that spark from my youth.

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Hit-Or-Miss Packaged Food Sweets

OREO Launching A ‘Mystery’ Flavor That Tastes Just Like Froot Loops

Nabisco is releasing a new ‘Mystery OREO’ flavor, and they want you to guess what it is, because why not?
New Mystery Oreo packaging

We received a mysterious package from OREO that came with a lock and very little information about the flavor itself, so we took these Mystery OREOs, put on our detective hats and started taking guesses.

As soon as we pulled open the little lift tab on the cookie’s packaging, an immediate tropical smell hit us hard, like a 21 Savage hook.

That pretty much set the tone for those of us who tried it in the Foodbeast office.

We received no help from the cookie itself, as it just looked like a regular OREO, no coloring, no difference except the taste.

Everyone guessed “Froot Loops” because the fruity, processed taste was so strong, but it is very unlikely because Kellogg is a straight up rival. Could there be a collab between the two brands? Highly unlikely, but if it did happen, it’d be huge.

It could still be something generic like, “Fruit cereal,” or “Tropical fruit,” so that they don’t use the name “Froot Loops.”

Inside Mystery Oreo

There’s also the possibility that we’re completely wrong, but we swear that this Mystery OREO tastes like Froot Loops in cookie form.

The cool thing is that you can take your own guesses starting Monday, Oct. 9 and if you guess right, you can enter to win a $50,000 grand prize.

Yeah, I know, it feels like no one ever wins those kind of sweepstakes, but if you’re an OREO fan, this cookie tastes about as different as any of their past flavors, so you can at least take a guess and try to figure out what it is.

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LA’s Hottest Brunch Spot Just Unveiled An All Cereal Dinner Menu

Breakfast is the best meal of the day, which is why it shouldn’t be overlooked once the clock passes noon. Whether it’s eggs and bacon or cereal, there are no limitations for when you should indulge in your morning favorites, and you’ll be happy to know an overwhelming portion of the population agrees.

For all you cereal fans out there, Kellogg’s has dreamed up the perfect dinner situation with you in mind.

The Los Angeles-based cafe Sqirl and Kellogg’s have teamed up to bring you “Breakfast For Dinner,” a unique, limited-time, breakfast-themed pop-up featuring innovative sweet, savory and delicious cereal-infused dishes that are sure to please any breakfast-lover.

Beginning Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, Sqirl is showing off its love for brinner, and you should too. Here’s a little sneak peak of some of the special items being offered.

Mark your calendars and bring your appetite, because no one wants to miss Breakfast For Dinner.

1. Froot Loops French Toast

This is Sqirl’s famed French toast, made with Froot Loops-steeped custard, topped with Froot Loops steeped creme fraiche, and finished with “Plum Jam” and Fruit Loops Streusel.

This cornucopia of flavors will transport you back to the days of your childhood as you embark on a journey of familiar sugary sweetness. The soft, buttery texture of the French Toast is elevated by the crispiness of Froot Loops.

2. Krispies Egg

Who doesn’t love sausage and eggs for breakfast? This Krispies Scotch Egg is an egg wrapped in Sqirl’s house pork sausage and breaded in Rice Krispies before frying.

A new way of presenting a “Scotch Egg,” it’s served with a market salad tossed with radish, shallot and Rice Krispies to keep the theme going.

3. Special K Tonkatsu Breakfast Bowl

Kokuho Rose Brown Rice, Special K cereal crusted and fried pork cutlet, tonkatsu sauce, pickles, sesame seed soft egg. A cross between southern fried steak and eggs, this savory pork cutlet, and soft-boiled egg find a perfect balance between the crispiness of Special K cereal.

4. Matcha Rice Krispies Treats with Smoked Strawberries

These are Rice Krispies with homemade fluff, green tea powder and smoked strawberries. If you’ve ever enjoyed adding fruit to your cereal, this soft and chewy treat is a must-try. Imagine a strawberry-infused Rice Krispies Treat, but with a twist.

5. Kellogg’s Cereal-Infused Sqirl Jam

What’s breakfast without toast and jam? For those that love to spread their jam on thick, this Sqirl and Kellogg’s cereal and fruit-infused jam was made specially for you.

Featuring peach and Frosted Flakes, and Plum and Raisin Bran, these sweet and fruity spreads create the perfect dichotomy between the familiar cereals of childhood, paired with the maturity of elegant fruit flavors.

Be careful, you might not want to share these limited time offerings. And if you can’t make it, why not experiment with creating these Kellogg’s treats in your own kitchen? Deliciousness knows no bounds.

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with Kellogg’s