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Here’s What Y’all Said About McDonald’s New Big Macs, Plus Headphanie Is Real [Feedback Nov. 4]

Welcome to another edition of our weekly Foodbeast “Feedback,” where we feature your Facebook comments, and respond directly to your views on our recipes, videos, and stories.

We’re finally dipping into November and the holiday food world is about to get crazy. This week was full of some exciting food news stories, and you guys provided some fantastic comments, per usual.

This week McDonald’s announced its new Big Mac sizes, a 62-year-old man tried smuggling meth with tortillas, and “Headphanie” Hennessy bottles became a thing.

You guys responded to those stories through Facebook, and now it’s our turn to respond back.

We always appreciate that you read our posts, and take the time to add your own commentary.

Here’s what made the cut this week. Think you can make next week’s list?



STORY:McDonald’s Announces Two New Big Mac Sizes

Major savagery here! The Big Mac has never been very big, so the fact that they’re making an even smaller version is comical. I might be down for that Grand Mac, though. It looks like what the Big Mac should have always been.


Story:’Headphanie’ Bottles Of Hennessy Are Real, Here’s Where They Popped Up

Big ups to Lilac Company for the sick bottle design. If your name is Stephanie, I’m sorry. The bigger the song gets, the more you’re going to be called Headphanie, just like anyone named Jennifer had to go through the “Hennifer” phase.

VIDEO:Grilled Cheese Corn on the Cob

Yeah, Tym Bussanich’s video’s make me feel uncomfortable, too. He’s way too gentle with the food. It’s stressful, really.


STORY: Krispy Kreme’s Giving Out Free Donuts To Voters This Year

I wish politicians could promise more food giveaways. If either candidate came out and said, “You get a free box of Krispy Kreme for a vote,” screw it, got my vote. It worked in my elementary school elections. Election fraud be damned.


Story: Watch This Grandpa Crack Open a 32-Year-Old Beer After The Cubs’ Win

It’s not like it was a delicious craft beer to start with, so chances are it was just as disgusting as it was 32 years ago.


Story: McDonald’s In Japan Debuted A Deep-fried Pork Katsu Burger Stuffed With Cheese

Yes, we absolutely need another fried food product. Everything must be deep fried. Always.


Story: 62-Year-Old Man Tries Smuggling Meth Inside Tortilla Packages

Extra points for the Breaking Bad reference. You are the comment of the week, Michael. Hands down.

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‘Headphanie’ Bottles Of Hennessy Are Real, Here’s Where They Popped Up


“Why is Hennessy teaming up with trash rappers?” asked my editor when I showed him the trending bottle of “Headphanie.”

If you’re wondering what this new bottle is, it is an homage to the song “OOOUUU” by Young M.A., as one of the lyrics says, “You call her Stephanie, I call her Headphanie.”

Not the most creative oral sex reference, but apparently it was good enough to sell in retail stores, as Lilac Company slapped their labels on bottles of Hennesy for a “Headphanie” edition of the bottle.

Pictures of the drink hit social media, and it felt like a hilarious Photoshopped meme, but then we found out that the bottles were very real and available not only on Lilac Company’s online store, but also at a couple of Florida liquor stores, as well.

According to Lilac Co., the two stores slanging these “Headphanie” bottles were 24 Liquors and Sweeney’s 23 Hour Liquor Store, both in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

One thing that might be a bummer, is that Young M.A., hasn’t said a thing about the bottles, and might not be involved at all. Lilac Co. did say they are in contact with her manager about getting the rapper involved, according to XXL Mag.

While Lilac said no cease and desist orders were given, they later tweeted that all production has stopped and bottles have been removed from shelves, so we’ll have to see when we can get some more Headphanie in the future.

With the hype built around it, you have to believe there will be more on its way, eventually.