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WWE Ice Cream Makes A Comeback, Nostalgia Ensues

 

If you remember flagging down the ice cream man and copping a Stone Cold Steve Austin ice cream bar, you had an awesome childhood.

Sadly, a lot of kids these days didn’t have that same pleasure, as the WWE bars went M.I.A. in 2009. Thankfully Good Humor is bringing back the fan favorite ice cream.

While the original “WWF Superstar” bars were essentially ice cream sandwiches on a stick, the new versions reduces the waste, simply making them ice cream sandwiches, outright.

That’s right, no more stick so you’re probably going to get that soft cookie coating on your fingers.

Just off the visuals, there is another striking change, as the originals had a chocolate coating on one side, and these look like they simply have the classic cookie crisp on both sides.

That’s already not sitting well with fans, as there’s an immediate one star review on the Good Humor web site pointing out the changes. Redditors are also not loving the changes, saying “… ice cream sandwiches isn’t what I grew up on. Bring back the ice cream bars!!!!” and asking “No chocolate back?”

As far as the wrestlers that will actually be printed on the ice cream, Roman Reigns, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, John Cena and Becky Lynch will be the first superstars featured on the sandwich.

Good Humor said these will be officially launching in April 2020, which coincides with WWE’s biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania.

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Fast Food News Sweets What's New

Krispy Kreme Introduces Customizable Doughnuts, New Items and Revamped Store Design

Krispy Kreme unveiled today that, for the first time in nearly a decade, they plan to overhaul their stores. This includes aesthetic changes to the shop itself, introduction of a mobile order system, and some interesting tweaks and additions to the menu. 

Besides introducing new doughnuts, Krispy Kreme has also opted to let people make their own. 

Starting with an un-glazed doughnut, there will be the option to choose between five glazes, ten toppings, and five drizzles. So imagine the possibilities you can come up with.

Also new to the menu is an Original Glazed Doughnut-infused ice cream. 

Doughnuts and ice cream — it’d be absolutely criminal to not make an ice cream sandwich. And that they did. The ice cream sandwich features a scoop of the new ice cream in between a glazed doughnut, with your option of toppings and drizzles. 

In addition, they’ll be hand spinning milkshakes with the new ice cream. The shakes come in five different flavors (Vanilla Glazed, Double Chocolate, Salty Caramel, Classic Strawberry, and OREO® Cookies & Kreme™) and are topped with whipped cream and a mini-Original Glazed Doughnut.

The new store design is a clean, streamlined look consisting of white brick walls with hits of green steel that retains the brand’s classic style while giving it a modern edge. It also includes an update to the famed doughnut theater, which will now show even more of the doughnut making process.

The first of these re-designed shops is launching in Concord, North Carolina on Tuesday, July 23rd, and another 45 are planned to launch throughout the U.S. by 2020. Existing stores will also receive a renovation. 

Soon, people all over will be able to watch every step of their doughnut being made and then get to customize it to their exact liking. Now that’s brand transparency.

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Super Stretchy Booza Ice Cream Gets Stuffed Inside This Baklava Sandwich

Not too long ago, images of what appeared to be ice cream being stretched out like Mr. Fantastic’s limbs drew a viral reaction, as everyone wondered where they could get this super stretchy ice cream. But folks in the Middle East had already been on the elastic ice cream wave, which is better known as booza. Think of it as an extra creamy gelato with the excess malleability of taffy, all with an ambrosial taste that’s just as unique as it’s stretch.

Atomic Creamery, a purveyor of fresh made-to-order, all-natural liquid nitrogen ice cream out in Newport Beach, California, has linked up with Foodbeast to create a remix to booza ice cream that involves packing the stretchy stuff in between baklava to create the ice cream sandwich of your dreams. To start, the booza is flavored with sahlab, an ingredient made from dried orchid roots, thus creating the sweet, floral notes in the ice cream. Being sandwiched in between two decadent layers of baklava is a flourish worth documenting on your palates as well as on your timeline.

This exclusive collab item is available for only a limited time at Atomic Creamery’s location inside the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, California and will be up for grabs for only 45 days. The Booza Baklava Ice Cream Sandwich is now available and is a fever dream of a dessert and if you’re down to indulge in the stretch, make sure to act quickly!

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Grocery Science Sweets

This Is Why Most Ice Cream Sandwiches Just Won’t Melt

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Find out what you’re really serving your kids.

Eat a traditional ice cream cone in the summer, and you’ll need to lick quick to make sure the treat doesn’t end up melting down your hand. Reach for an ice cream sandwich instead, and the ice cream seemingly magically stays intact longer. You might even recall a 2014 trend in which viral videos kept calling out Walmart for its ice cream sandwiches that wouldn’t even melt when it was 80°F (or hotter). Something seems unnatural about an ice cream that refuses to melt, but you might be surprised by what’s really behind its practically heat-proof capabilities.

In theory, all you’d really need to make ice cream is milk, cream, sugar and flavoring. As delicious as that is, it wouldn’t hold up well for mass-produced ice cream sandwiches. Companies (and consumers) don’t want the ice cream to melt so quickly that you’re left with two cookies covered in sticky, liquid ice cream, so they add a few ingredients that keep them intact longer. In fact, Japanese scientists have even invented an ice cream that will never melt.

Bare-bones ice cream in the freezer would inevitably lead to ice crystals because of its water content. Most packaged ice cream—whether it’s in a tub or sandwiched between two cookies—contains ingredients called emulsifiers that bind water to fat to prevent ice crystals. One type of emulsifier is called a stabilizer, and they go a step further by helping to keep the texture consistent, even under the hot sun. On an ingredients list, you might find the emulsifiers and stabilizers guar gum, calcium sulfate, carob bean gum, or mono- and diglycerides. They’re different chemicals with the same goal: to hold moisture in so the ice cream doesn’t turn to goop. Ice cream sandwiches generally contain more of those additives than hand-scooped versions, which is also why their texture also tends to be a bit foamier.

If you’re worried about sticking with “ingredients you recognize,” additives like diglycerides and calcium sulfate might conjure up images that belong in a lab, not your kitchen. Even natural ingredients like guar gum, which comes from legumes, might give you pause if you’ve heard about its use (and misuse) in weight-loss efforts. Guar gum is high in fiber, which can keep you full and move things along in your digestive tract, but it’s been banned in weight-loss products because high doses can block up the esophagus and the small intestine. Find out more things that food manufacturers aren’t telling you.

Of course, the FDA takes any of those nasty side effects into account, and the amount you’d find in an ice cream sandwich isn’t enough to cause those sorts of problems. Meanwhile, mono- and diglycerides, along with calcium sulfate, are generally recognized as safe. While we commend anyone willing to dole their own scoops of ice cream onto cookies as a more natural alternative, there’s no reason to fear your kids’ safety if they want to indulge in a store-bought treat. All that a slow melt rate means is less cleanup for you. Next, find out why grape ice cream is impossible to find.

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Originally Published on Readers Digest

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Article by Marissa Laliberte from Reader’s Digest, for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

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We’re Freaking Out Over This Ice Cream Sandwich That Hasn’t Melted In Four Days

While ice cream sandwiches may seem like a great way to cool down this summer, you may want to take a look again at how the heat affects them. In some cases, it may not seem like they’re melting at all.

One Australian woman discovered that when her grandson left a broken part of his summer treat on the lawn. As described in her Facebook post, the ice cream sandwich, which she purchased from a local supermarket chain known as Coles, didn’t melt over the course of at least four days, and not even ants crawling around the lawn would touch the dessert.

In response, a Coles spokesperson told new.com.au that

“Our ice cream sandwiches make use of very simple, commonly-used food techniques that help slow the melting process, and allows you to consume it without it falling apart in your hands. This technique includes adding thickener to the cream, creating a honeycomb-like structure which helps to slow the melting process. When the product starts to melt and liquid evaporates, you are left with what appears as foam.”

This is similar to a phenomenon that occurred with some ice cream sandwiches at Walmart back in 2014. An investigation conducted by Cincinnati TV station WCPO found that their sandwiches barely melted versus other ice cream brands that turned into puddles within half an hour.

So why are these ice cream sandwiches not melting? The answer lies in what’s in the creamy treat. To help prevent the desserts from melting too quickly, emulsifiers, stabilizers, and other additives like calcium sulfate are mixed into the ice cream to help slow the melting process. These ice creams are still safe for consumption and the ingredients are approved by the FDA, but it will definitely freak you out if you leave it out in the hot sun for a while.

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Fast Food Hacks News Now Trending

This Genius McFlurry Hack Has Been In Front Of Us All Along

This McDonald’s hack is so easy, you’re going to want to bash your head against a wall for not thinking of it before.

Twitter user @nxthvniel bought a couple of McDonald’s chocolate chip cookies and stuffed them with a few scoops of an Oreo McFlurry.

Just like that, he had himself a McFlurry ice cream sandwich. That’s right, an ice cream sandwich has been possible at McDonald’s for years. Its contents have been staring us in the face, and finally one out-of-the-box thinker has brought it to fruition.

Tweeters lost their shit, as the ice cream sandwich tweet has been retweeted over 19,000 times, with over 50,000 likes, as of this writing.

This secret hack is no longer secret, and needs to be shared with the world.

h/t brobible

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Ed Sheeran Now Has His Own GINGERbread-Flavored Ice Cream Sandwich

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There have been some pretty famous gingers in history, like, Donald Trump, Chuck Norris and Pepper Ann, but Ed Sheeran is probably the first to have an ice cream sandwich in his ginger honor.

Ed Sheeran posted a pic to Instagram Friday morning, showing his brand new Ginger-Ed Sandwich, which was made by HB Ice Cream in Ireland.

HB released this ice cream sandwich in honor of Sheeran’s concert in Ireland this weekend.

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Thankfully, it won’t taste like his fiery flowing red locks, or like the wood from his guitar, but will just have a classic gingerbread taste on the outer cake with vanilla ice cream inside.

The cover of the Ginger-Ed box features a little gingerbread cookie, with messy red hair, holding an acoustic gingerbread-guitar.

This just might be the beginning of ginger global domination.

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Cravings

This Is What a Bacon Weave Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Like

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Nick at Dude Foods is the Wizard of Weaving, as he can and will make a bacon weave on any food you can think of. We’ve seen the man make Mac n’ Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Weave Tacos, Bacon Weave S’mores, and even this ridiculous Bacon Weave Choco Taco. Now Nick has made a bacon-laden upgrade for your ice cream sandwiches.

Nick made two square bacon weaves and then cut them into circles. Then instead of just buying an ice cream sandwich and removing the cookies, he went with a more bad-ass approach. He used a reciprocating saw to cut the bottom of a pint of ice cream.

H/T Dude Foods