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Drumstick Unveils New Ice Cream Bar Coated In Cookie Crumbs

It’s hard to improve upon the classics, but that’s exactly what Nestle is doing this spring with the release of their Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars.

Pivoting from the usual faux-Oreo crumb crust that dominates the ice cream bar game, the new bar’s coating features cookies that have been ground into a fine powder. Because of this, the bar has a unique melt-in-your-mouth sensory element uniquely different from Cookies ‘N’ Cream bar’s usual crunchy shell. 

The bars will be available in two flavors: vanilla fudge, which features vanilla ice cream with streaks of chocolate, and Cookies ‘N’ Cream. Both flavors have a component, a gooeyness from the fudge and the crunch from the Cookies ‘N’ Cream, that give the treat some depth beyond the new shell. 

In an economy as expansive as that of the ice cream bar, innovations aren’t necessarily rare. A new ice cream bar pops up in the freezer aisle as commonly as new tweets come on the timeline. Seeing as most of their sole innovations are to slap the face of whatever Marvel superhero has a new movie out on a vanilla flavored bar, an ice cream bar that tries to play both flavor and senses is distinctive. So, it could have some legs to stay around for a longer than most variations of classic flavors.

Crushed It! Ice Cream Bars will be available nationwide, rolling out into supermarkets everywhere between now and April for the price of $3.99.

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Baskin-Robbins Threw Halloween Candy On This Dessert Pizza


It seems like Baskin-Robbins hired a bunch of kids to create their newest dessert pizza and maybe that’s not a bad thing at all.

The ice cream franchise is releasing a Halloween Polar Pizza for the holidays that’s just stacked with Halloween candy.

Baskin Robbins’ spooky new dessert features a double fudge brownie crust that’s topped with candy corn, M&Ms Minis, and a generous drizzle of fudge.

With all the love or hate that candy corn gets, we’re curious how this dessert will resonate with with consumers.

The pizza will be available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations through the month of October. We’re actually pretty stoked to try it, though we’ll probably have to find a Groupon for a dentist immediately after.

Fun is fun, but cavities are no joke.

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McDonald’s Singapore Has Chocolate-Covered Ham and Cheese Hotcakes


Taking the breakfast game to another level, McDonald’s Singapore is offering a new dish to their menu that is not only pretty sweet, but savory as well. They’re calling them Hearty Hotcakes. The hotcakes are stacked with chicken ham and a slice of American cheese. Note: look up chicken ham.

For an additional cost of 50 cents Singapore (40 cents US), Customers can add their choice of strawberry syrup or hot fudge as well. Not sure if the heart and sun patterns come default with the breakfast additions or if customers will be able to freestyle their own patterns. Syrup and butter is still free, however.

Those who may think that meat and cheese on top of sweet hotcakes are just gross, just think of it as a deconstructed McGriddle.

H/T Brand Eating


What 24 Pizzas From The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon Look Like IRL


As a kid, I loved watching the ’90s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Who didn’t? One of the things that stuck was all the ridiculous pizzas Michelangelo and his brothers would order throughout the series. As the years passed, I started to think some of those pizzas could actually be pretty delicious if done right. Though it did take a solid 22 years for anchovies to grow on me.

Like his Renaissance namesake, who would have thought Mikey was ahead of his time. Using some hunger-fueled imagination I recreated 24 of the most disgusting pizza orders from the TV show and turned them into something you could order at a restaurant. Cowabunga.


Tuna fish, peanut butter and grape jelly


Tuna ahi poke on top of a bed of seaweed salad and drizzled some hot, melted peanut butter and grape jelly on top. Went more for color than taste. Ending up tasting great so that worked itself out.



Peanut butter and clams


Drenched the pizza in a cajun peanut butter sauce with four fresh calms. The heat from the sauce really made the clams, no pun intended, pop. Crawfish for garnish.



Peanut butter, avocado and extra pickles


A bed of guacamole topped with avocado slices, melted peanut butter and some sweet dill pickle chips. This is actually a sandwich I make on many an occasion.



Marshmallow and pepperoni


Pepperoni and cheese pizza topped with roasted marshmallows. The marshmallows look like haunting little lifeboats on a sea of pepperoni.



Marshmallow and asparagus


Asparagus and cheese baked directly into the crust and topped with toasted mini marshmallows. Had to many different versions of this one before I settled on this. Couldn’t be happier.



Guacamole and Marshmallow


A generous heap of freshly made guacamole and topped with a single marshmallow lit on fire. Kids, don’t try this at home. Grownups, go nuts.



Butterscotch, onions and anchovies


Onion and anchovies caramelized in brown sugar and a butterscotch sauce. Tasted great but stunk up my kitchen like nobody’s business. Do turtles have nostrils?



Tea and toast


A buttered slice of toast on top of tomato sauce and sprinkled with tea leaves, parmesan cheese and more tomato sauce. The original concept for this had chunks of toast drenched in tea. NOT. APPETIZING.



Chocolate sprinkles and clam sauce


A cheese pizza made with a hearty clam sauce and chocolate sprinkles and garnished with green onions. Not easy to make clam sauce pop on a pizza. Had to tweak it into a chowder. Master Splinter would be proud.





Chocolate chips baked into the pizza and drenched with a generous amount of hot fudge. It’s essentially a cookie.



Chocolate fudge with extra garlic


A generous amount of fried garlic on top of a pool of melted chocolate fudge. Definitely not something you’d order on a first date, but then again, are any of these pizzas?



Chocolate fudge, sardine, chili pepper, whipped cream


A cheese and whipped cream pizza topped with shaved chocolate fudge and red chili flakes. Served with a fried sardine filet in chocolate fudge sauce. Any nutrients that piece of sardine contains is neutralized by that mountain of whipped cream. I guarantee it.



Anchovies and hot fudge


Hot chocolate fudge drizzled over anchovy filets on a sauceless white pizza. Until the day anchovies turn into giant mutated fish that eat people, they’ll forever be my favorite fish.



Pepperoni and hot fudge


A classic pepperoni and cheese pizza drizzled with a little chocolate fudge. Just a little. We’re not animals.



Pepperoni and pickles


Cheese and pepperoni pizza with sweet dill pickle chips. The pickles add a crunch that can be heard all through the New York sewer systems.



Jelly bean and sausage


A spicy pork chorizo and sour cream pizza topped with queso fresco and fresh cilantro and served with a jalapeño jellybean gastrique. The jelly beans had us stumped but luckily Reddit came to the rescue.



Salami pizza with double yogurt


Two servings of vanilla yogurt topped with fresh salami slices and drizzled with blackberry jelly. If you can get over the idea of salami and yogurt, it goes down pretty tastily.



Shredded coconut and sweet pickles


Pizza is topped with shredded coconut, drizzled with hot mustard and topped with sweet pickle chips. Shredder would be a crazy handy guy to have in this situation.



Strawberry with anchovy sauce


Caramelized strawberries served with an anchovy butter sauce and topped with whipped cream. This one was the most difficult to come up with. Thankfully, whipped cream saved the day.



Hot oatmeal


Hot, buttery oatmeal topped with brown sugar, honey and fresh strawberries. It’s another side to breakfast pizza.





Truffle oil popcorn with parsley flakes and parmesan cheese. There’s a pizza somewhere under that mountain of popcorn.



Anchovies and banana


Caramelized rum bananas and anchovy filets. The pizza that inspired this post. The bananas and anchovies were the perfect balance of sweet and salty.






Hot goulash served with crumbles of queso fresco. After a quick Google search of what exactly goulash was, it was pretty easy to make.



Granola and licorice 


Vanilla yogurt topped with granola and shaved red licorice. It was a bitch to hand shred licorice, but doesn’t it look pretty?



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Ben & Jerry’s New Ice Cream Has Two Flavors Per Pint and A Solid Core of Peanut Butter Fudge


UK, you’ve been holding out on us. Earlier this week, Ben & Jerry’s announced a new line of “Core”-branded ice creams, each featuring a solid, well, core of fudge, caramel, or jam. Anyway, turns out these things have been available in the UK since 2012, which makes us wonder: why keep such a brilliant creation so hush-hush? We mean, it’s not like we’ve stolen any cool British stuff before . . . (*ahem, ahem*)

Each pint in the line features two halves of flavors separated by the topping core. The four new flavors are: Hazed & Confused, chocolate and hazelnut with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge core; That’s My Jam: raspberry and chocolate with a raspberry core; Peanut Butter Fudge, chocolate and peanut butter with a peanut butter fudge core; and Salted Caramel, sweet cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel core.

In other words, the perfect ice cream sundae in a pint, and now in your grocery’s frozen aisle.


What a Mouthful: Triple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies

Anything with the phrase “triple layer” has me hooked. Triple layer cake: done deal. Triple layer chip dip: yes please. Triple layer ice cream sundae: see you in a week, guys. So it comes as no surprise that this Triple Layer Fudgy Mint Oreo Brownies recipe from Averie Cooks had me running to my kitchen to see if I had all the necessary ingredients (below).

Luckily, this decadent dessert doesn’t require triple the steps. The base is all about Cool Mint Oreo Cookies, the frosty, festive stepsister to your basic Oreo. Crumble those, along with a swirl of minty marshmallow mixture (marshmallow fluff, peppermint extract, green food coloring) into basic brownie batter.

While that’s bakin’, make the all-important middle layer by melting white chocolate chips, buttercream frosting, and more minty marshmallow mixture. Refrain from eating straight outta the bowl.

And the top layer is just another heaping handful of crumbled Cool Mint Oreos. For detailed instructions (and some majorly mouth-watering photos), click here.


via Averie Cooks


Try This Cavity-Defying Duo — Cotton Candy Fudge

With the passing of Thanksgiving, the season of eating is now in full swing more than ever. The holidays are the perfect excuse for indulging in all of your food-filled fantasies, and this Cotton Candy Fudge is no exception.  So what says indulgence more than fudge? Not much, unless you add the sickeningly sweet childhood favorite flavor of cotton candy, of course! This frosting and white chocolate based concoction will be sure to make your tastebuds dance, and your dentist cringe, but who cares? Christmas comes but once a year!

Via The Cereal Baker



Do Want: Triple Stacked Fudge Oreo Chocolate Chip Brownie


There are some situations where all you can do is sit back and enjoy the view. Ahem.

These Triple Stacked Fudge Oreo Chocolate Chip Brownies would make for one of them. We know how it’s done (layer chocolate chip dough, Oreos and milk chocolate fudge), we just don’t know why this isn’t sitting on our desks at this exact moment, the sumptuous chocolate fudge dripping idly over the warm Oreos and chocolate chips. In fact, we’re upset that this vertical beast has yet to astonish our palettes and indulge our tastesbuds. In fact, we’re upset that we’re talking too much and not eating enough. So shhh, just enjoy the view.

via verticalfood