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Sweets

ICEE Cake Bites Are a Real Thing, and They Taste Amazing

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We all know the iconic ICEE brand, the carbonated frozen drink we begged our moms for on the exit of every Sam’s Club grocery trip as we passed the concessions kiosk.

So you can only imagine my nostalgia as Geoff and I walked the floors of the Fancy Food Show today here in San Francisco and I spotted the memorable ICEE logo emblazoned on a box of cake bites, I had to find out more:

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The product comes by way of Swiss Colony Retail Brands, the country’s largest maker of hand-decorated confections and pastries (according to their literature). Swiss Colony has teamed up with ICEE to create bite-sized package treats that come in three flavors: Blue Raspberry, Cherry and Lemon.

Each cake utilizes an ICEE flavor infused into the layers of buttercream. Luckily, we got the chance to try these out, and the cherry and blue flavors were more refreshing than your standard cake bite, which was promising. Nostalgia achieved.

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Hit-Or-Miss

How to Make an Instant-Coca Cola Slushie

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Soda traditionally comes in two states: liquid and FML-I-forgot-it-in-the-freezer solid.

But self-proclaimed King of Random Grant Thompson has turned conventional cola wisdom on its ear with a new discovery — the self-freezing soda. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a trick that allows you to turn any bottle of pop into an instant slushie. Not quite liquid, not quite solid, now you can literally have your cola and chew it too.

Calling this a trick may be overstating matters, since I’m pretty sure this has been invented by about a million other people who’ve accidentally left their Cokes or Dr. Peppers in the freezer too long. And instant is a bit of a misnomer, considering you need three-plus hours of freezer time to get Thompson’s promised “light and fluffy delicious carbonated ice.” (Sorry!) But if you have an intrepid spirit, an afternoon to kill, and no 7-Eleven nearby, learning how to slushify your Coke is a worthy experiment — and cheaper than our other fave new soda-consumption gadget.

Did it work for you? Once the brain freeze fades, let us know.

H/T YouTube

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News

Taco Bell: New Margarita Frutista Freeze

Taco drops another new drink for you to sip on during the hot summer months. A smooth, frozen margarita-flavored drink topped with a fresh lime wedge. It comes in two different sizes, a 16 or 20oz. cup. If only they could add tequila, and add a chicken quesadilla and a taco with no lettuce and life would be complete.