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Cravings Fast Food

You Can Get Paid To Eat Free Pizza Hut, Here’s How

Pizza lovers, the job of your dreams just arrived. Those days crushing slice after slice, breadstick after breadstick, have all led to this — a job eating Pizza Hut for free while getting paid to do so.

A site named MyOffers is looking for individuals called Tester Keepers to go out, eat, report on the Pizza Hut menu, and submit some photos. According to the posting, you’re encouraged to grab some of your pizza-loving pals (or solo if you choose) and roll out to select Pizza Hut locations in the United Kingdom.

Man, days like this I wish my body could tolerate dairy. It just sounds like my college years, except I get paid for eating pizza — not the other way around.

The chosen applicants will get £125 ($165 USD) to splurge on pizza. At many of those locations, £125 will go a long way as the international chain offers a lunch buffet options (AYCE pizza, bread sticks, salad, and pasta).

Anyone interested in applying have from now through Aug. 31 to bust a move. All that pizza isn’t going to eat itself.

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Cravings Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss

13 McFlurry Flavors the US is Sorely Missing Out On

The McFlurry is arguably the best thing at McDonald’s as it combines ice cream, usually some sort of chocolate, and if you do it right, zero guilt. Yeah, everyone’s always trying to tell you to eat healthy, or whatever, but sometimes you have to just treat yo self. While we’ve learned to love the delicious Oreo and M&M’s McFlurry here in the U.S., it seems like the rest of the world really goes all out with its McFlurry flavors. Don’t believe me? Check out 13 insane McFlurry flavors you cannot get in the U.S.  

 

Chocolate Orange McFlurry – UK


Not quite sure how I feel about a citrusy fruit flavor mixed with my ice cream, but the U.K. seems to make it work with this Chocolate Orange McFlurry. Not only do they use Terry’s Chocolate Orange pieces, they also add a chocolate orange sauce in there, too.  

 

Chocolate Fudge Brownie McFlurry – Ireland

Ireland has done a Chocolate Fudge Brownie McFlurry, which sounds amazing. Brownies a la mode are always a winning combo, so just imagine bits of fudge brownie mixed into a McFlurry. Yes Ronald McDonald, take all my money!

 

Pirulin McFlurry – Venezuela

You’re probably not familiar with Pirulin, but simply put, it’s a hazelnut filled-wafer, and in Argentina, they’ll put those bad boys in a McFlurry. It’s almost like a crunchy Nutella wafer mixed with McFlurry ice cream. Yes, please.

 

Tiramisu McFlurry – Netherlands

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Ice cream, coffee, and chocolate syrup. Is there any more perfect of a combination? You’d think Italy would have been all over this, but the beautiful creation can actually be found in the Netherlands.

 

Cadbury Creme McFlurry – Ireland, UK, Australia

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Cadbury eggs are a favorite around Easter time, and in spots like Ireland, the UK, and Australia they put those creamy little eggs inside McFlurries. The classic white and orange fondant filling, along with the chocolate shell sounds like a pretty good combo with the popular cold treat.

 

Pineapple Oreo McFlurry – Colombia

Yes, pineapple on pizza has been a hot debate for a while, but how do you feel about pineapple in ice cream? Colombia didn’t stop at the chunks of pineapple though, as they wanted to contrast the flavor with bits of Oreo.

 

Stroopwafel McFlurry – Netherlands

The Dutch treat, Stroopwafel, is a thin and crispy waffle biscuit that’s got a decadent caramel filling. They’re already addicting by themselves, but having them in a McFlurry just might be a crime. Yet in the Netherlands, this just translates to another way to treat yoself proper.

 

Galak McFlurry – Venezuela

Galak is probably another chocolate you’re not familiar with, but it’s made by Nestle and is found other countries such as Canada, Ireland, and Venezuela. This beautiful McFlurry has been spotted in Venezuela, and has pieces of the white chocolate to make us Americans all the more jealous.

 

Dulce de Leche McFlurry – Venezuela

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OK, if you haven’t noticed by now, Venezuela’s McFlurry game is way more advanced than anything we have in the U.S. Dulce de leche is like a Latin American caramel that’s a little thicker, and has a slightly bolder taste. It tastes amazing combined with ice cream and cookie crumbles, so McD’s really found a sweet spot here.

 

Green Tea McFlurry – Malaysia

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Green tea flavors have become all the rage over the last couple of years, so it should come as no surprise that there is a McFlurry version. McDonald’s in Malaysia took advantage of the world’s obsession with green tea and made this dream a reality.

 

Red Velvet Oreo McFlurry – Canada

We sometimes forget about red velvet until it’s February as the flavor represents Valentine’s love for some reason. Well, McDonald’s Canada takes full advantage of the the general population’s love for red velvet, and adds Oreos to it.

 

Bubblegum Squash McFlurry – Australia, New Zealand

The Bubblegum Squash McFlurry came and went like a thief in the night, and while it might sound like a questionable flavor, the Aussies must have liked it. There was even a petition to bring back the limited time flavor. Knowing McDonald’s, it will be back at some point, then take it away like the teases they are.

 

Prestigio McFlurry – Brazil

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Prestigio is a Nestle chocolate that’s stuffed with coconut, almost like a Mounds bar or Almond Joy. Brazil mixed mini pieces of those chocolates into this McFlurry, because as we’ve learned, you can pretty much put anything into a McFlurry and it’ll probably give you a mouthgasm. Ugh, the FOMO is real with this flavor.

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Alcohol News

For The First Time In Over 60 Years, Guinness Will Open A New Brewery In The US

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Drink up, everyone! The United States will be getting their own version of Guinness’ iconic Open Gate Brewery that’s located in Ireland.

Guinness’ parent company Diageo announced that it will open a brand-new facility in the United States, the first new Guinness brewery in the country in 63 years. The company plans to build a mid-sized Guinness brewery and Guinness visitor experience with an innovation microbrewery at the current site in Relay, Maryland.

The brand’s stouts will continue to be made in Ireland, however, as the new facility will produce beers specifically for the US markets.

Tom Day, President of Diageo Beer Company, said in a statement:

Opening a Guinness brewery and visitor center in the US will enable us to collaborate with fellow brewers and interact with the vibrant community of beer drinkers. Given the success of our Open Gate Brewery in Dublin and the popularity of beer tourism in the US, we are confident that Americans will welcome the opportunity to come experience Guinness brewing in Baltimore County.

Construction is slated to begin sometime in spring 2017 as plans are being finalized. The company is shooting to have the new brewery open in fall 2017, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of Guinness beer first being imported to the US.

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Hit-Or-Miss

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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Sweets

UK’s Biggest Grocery Store Bans Candy in the Checkout Aisle

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I rarely remember a time where I didn’t pick up a candy bar or some kind of sweet after a grocery store trip. It’s so easy to just reach for those colorful wrappers, knowing they’ll deliver on the sweet promises of sugar. Looks like this will no longer be the case for many of our friends in the United Kingdom.

The UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, is issuing a ban on sweets and chocolates sold at the checkout aisle. A recent survey conducted among customers showed that 65% of shoppers wanted candy removed from checkouts to further temptation when buying groceries and 67% felt it would help them make healthier choices for their kids. Tesco had already taken out confectionary at the checkout in 720 of their larger stores 20 years ago. The retailer will now implement the ban for all of their 1,800 locations which include Tesco Metro and Express convenience stores in both Britain and Ireland.

According to The Guardian, the decision was based on wanting to remove the temptation of sugary snacks at the checkout and to help customers lead heather lives, said Tesco Chief Executive Philip Clarke. The removal was expected to finish by December of 2014 but after the customer survey, it looks like it’s moving ahead much sooner.

Though confectionery will be removed from checkouts, they’ll still be available for purchase in bulk within the store itself. Though unless it’s Halloween or Easter, no one can commit to that much candy. In theory, of course.

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Features

16 Irish Nachos Recipes to End St. Patrick’s Day Right

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You got woken up by an earthquake, forgot to wear green, and found out that Snooki’s guest-starring on your favorite TV show. It’s been a long day, but you finally made it: Monday afternoon. Whatever the clock says, it’s still not too late to celebrate one of the best drinking holidays around. You just have to play it smart.

Tonight, skip the sausage and mash and head straight for the gorgeously starchy, marvelously stacked potato mountains called Irish Nachos. Traditionally dressed with all manner of cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, and green onions, these deep fried potato discs are perfect for soaking up all that green beer you’re about to chug.

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Irish Nachos with Guacamole

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Recipe: What’s Gaby Cooking

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Broiled Irish Nachos

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Recipe: Peas and Crayons

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Kettle-Cooked Irish Nachos with Corn Salsa

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Recipe: Sandra Lee 

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Pub-Worthy Irish Nachos

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Recipe: Penn Live

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Loaded Sweet Potato Irish Nachos with Beer Braised Short Rib

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Recipe: Domesticate-Me

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Irish Nachos, “Because You Need Something To Go With Your Guinness”

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Recipe: Poet in the Pantry

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Irish Tater Tots

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Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

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Irish Nachos with Guinness Glazed Onions

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Recipe: Sugar and Grace

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Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

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Recipe: Skinny Taste

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Browned Sausage Irish Nachos with Irish Cheddar

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Recipe: The Candid Appetite

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French Fry Irish Nachos

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Recipe: The Delicious Life 

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Guinness Cheddar Irish Nachos for St. Patrick’s Day

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Recipe: PB Pickles

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Loaded Irish Nachos

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Recipe: She Knows

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Irish Nachos with Cayenne and Sea Salt

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Recipe: Pretty Yummy Foods

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Roasted Corn Irish Nachos

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Irish Nachos with Guinness and Irish Cheddar Sauce

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Mm, potatoes.

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Adventures

[ADVENTURE] A Walk on the Wilde Side – Happy Hour at Muldoon’s Pub in Newport Beach

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Among the Oscar Wilde quotes which line the back of the new “Wilde Hours” menu at Muldoon’s is this surprisingly apropos gem: “I love talking about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.”

I for one don’t know anything about Irish pubs, but that’s okay, since this is California and suggestion here is the name of the game. Newport Beach – just across the street from Fashion Island, off the 73 freeway where they filmed scenes for The Hangover Part III, and less than 30 minutes from both Disneyland and Universal Studios, depending on what time of day it is and how lucky you are – is a far cry from Ireland’s green rolling hills. But throw in a 40 year history and some carefully-curated set pieces (not to mention a few pints of Guinness), and you might just find enough Irish spirit to convince yourself otherwise.

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There’s the tall old Sycamore growing through the center courtyard, that’s been there since the place first opened in 1974. There’s the smattering of authentic Irish heirlooms, handpicked by the owners, that festoon the fully-licensed establishment’s three separate rooms. And let’s not forget the crooning voices of Bono and Marcus Mumford, carefully chosen to help guests hearken back to simpler days on the Emerald Isle. It certainly feels authentic, and for anyone seeking a slice of Ireland amidst all the sunshine and silicone, maybe that’s enough.

When I visited Muldoon’s earlier this month, I came on a Thursday during lunchtime, so I can’t say much for the happy hour ambience, except that it’s a homey scene and I hear they feature live bands on Friday and Saturday nights. But if I had to give my not-so-expert Foodbeast recommendation based solely on the menu, I think, nay believe, that I should.

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First up was the Wilde Irish Julep: a fresh, sweet, not-at-all-syrupy thing I tried on the suggestion of Mary Murphy, the general manager – which, while delicious, nevertheless made me fear my hosts thought I was under 21. If there was alcohol in there, the light taste and my lack of buzz certainly didn’t betray it.

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Next were the Banger Bites and Warm Dijon Sauce, which were snappy and savory and best of all, easy to eat. I was finished with my first “bite” and was about to snatch up a second before remembering I needed to photograph them, so I can only imagine how quickly these would go during a normal, after-hours setting. Though rich and hearty, they’re also not too filling, so it’s probably best just to order a plate for yourself.

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The Whiskey Wings, Sindi Rae Sliders and Smoked Salmon with Chive Mascarpone on Flatbread were all solid, though nothing revolutionary. That title would have to go to the Homemade Corned Beef Tacos: an innocuous if bizarre mash-up which – if nothing else – helped prove why ground seasoned beef has remained the go-to filling for so many centuries. The corned beef was lean, almost melty, and held up well beneath the dressing of tomatoes and sour cream. But even after being drizzled in lime, the dish lacked the zest of a good, well-spiced ground beef or beer-battered fish. I would recommend you try them at least once for the novelty, and then see if the chef wouldn’t mind whipping up a fish and chips taco as an alternative twist on a popular Irish staple.

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For drinks, the Wilde Hour offers an Irish Red Ale, a Honey Blonde and a Lusty Wheat Hefeweizen; three wines; and a handful of Irish-inspired cocktails including the Wilde Julep and Emerald Drop, each priced at between 20 – 30% less than dinner price.

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Like any culturally-themed watering hole, Muldoon’s takes pride in the stories it tells, those it tells its guests and those it tells itself. As the website reads, the new Oscar Wilde-themed happy hour took its name from a legendary author “known for his love of enjoyment and the pursuit of pleasure,” and offers guests the chance to unwind while delighting in a bit of Irish history.

So will dropping by Muldoon’s after work and ordering third-off priced brews while enjoying the witticisms of Oscar Wilde be enough to transport you to Dublin in the 1800s? Probably not, but it’s a damn good place to pretend.

Wilde Hours @ Muldoon’s Irish Pub
4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
$3 – $9 plates, $4.50 – $9 drinks
202 Newport Ctr Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Hit-Or-Miss

Irish Town Legalizes Drinking & Driving for Elderly Residents

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The residents of Irish town Kilgarvan have an entirely new reason to celebrate this winter after the town council passed a motion allowing select members of its community to drive home after consuming alcohol in one of the town’s downtown bars.

The motion to allow drunk driving was put forward by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, who believes that the measure would “preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide, and attack isolation” among Kilgaryan’s inhabitants.

We’d definitely agree that sharing a pint or two (or five . . .) of Guinness with some local barflies will cure pretty much anyone of feelings of isolation, but Kilgarvan council members were quick to emphasize that this is not permission for the entire town to get plastered and hit the gas. The motion was passed primarily to accommodate “elderly people who live in very remote places.”

Hear that, kids? Drunk driving is still illegal and dangerous and very very bad. Unless it’s your Irish grandma behind the wheel. Then it’s totally fine.

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