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PEEPS Slurpees & PEEPS Lattes Are Now At 7-Eleven

Spring is here and we’re officially in Peeps season, folks. Love them or hate them, with the advent of Spring comes such a hype for these little animal-shaped marshmallows that continues to polarize both classrooms and offices alike. Almost as much as candy corn. Almost.

Leaning into the spirit of Peeps, 7-Eleven just released two new beverage options, both inspired by the prolific, ear-forward marshmallow treat.

The first is a Peeps-flavored Slurpee, which the brand has been teasing since February. This marks the first-ever marshmallow-flavored Slurpee from 7-Eleven (what were they waiting for??). Second, Peeps takes the form of a Peeps Latte that’s offered in the hot beverage dispensing machines.

Those looking for a sweet kick of marshmallow should be sure to give these drinks a taste!

Peeps lovers, you can check out these flavors at your local 7-Eleven throughout the month of April. You can also have them delivered for free through 7Now, 7-Eleven’s delivery service, with the promo code FREE4U.

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Coffee Protein Shakes – The Quick and Delicious Breakfast of the Future

As much as I love coffee there are times when home brew just isn’t good enough, but the trip to the café isn’t worth the time. There are other days when I wish coffee could constitute a meal (and at times it has to).  Well, now’s the time to rejoice coffee lovers, for Nescafé plans to deliver with something new! Starting January 2019 Nescafé is bringing Coffee Protein Smoothies and Whipped Shakeable Lattes to the market.

These protein smoothies are plant-based with 15 grams of protein per bottle, non-dairy, and no artificial sweeteners. It’s a combination of 100% Columbian Arabica coffee, oats, and almond butter and will be available in Banana or Mocha flavors. It’s delicious and filling, perfect for the coffee enthusiast on the go and easy on your wallet for $3.49. Plus, it is a vegan friendly option for our plant-based friends.

Lattes are not typically available outside of the café, but Nescafé has really shaken things up with this new invention — literally. All you have to do is give the bottle a good shake for a few seconds and you get the frothy and creamy experience of a latte on the go. These are available in delicious Coffee and Vanilla flavors. It’s also cheaper than your typical latte, priced at $2.49.

Be sure to keep an eye out at your local markets in the New Year, because Nescafé is looking to switch up your morning routine.

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Tim Hortons Unveils Buffalo Wing Flavored Latte

When we hear the name Tim Horton’s, we usually think of Timbits, coffee, Canada, and Josh Elkin. Now, all we’re going to think about is this buffalo latte. No, seriously.

The popular donut and coffee chain has released a limited-time beverage inspired by the iconic chicken wing dish. Hey, at least it’s not another pumpkin spice entry.

According to GrubStreet, the beverage is made from freshly brewed espresso, steamed milk, mocha, and a bold buffalo sauce flavor. It’s then layered with whipped topping and a zesty buffalo seasoning.

Not sure how those flavors will go together, but hey, good on Tim Hortons for shooting their shot.

Those curious about the new flavor can find them at the Tim Hortons located at 3470 Main St. in Buffalo, NY as well as 9849 Transit Rd. in Depew, NY. The beverage is available now through Oct. 20 while supplies last.

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Cafe Invents Avocado Lattes As A Joke And Now The Internet’s Obsessed

Combing two of Melbourne’s obsessions – lattes and avo 😂

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Sometimes, jokes backfire in ways you don’t expect them to.

That’s exactly what happened to the Truman Cafe in Melbourne, Australia, this past week with a joke item they made available at their restaurant. After some remarks from a local real estate mogul that millennials can’t buy houses because all their money is spent on avocado toast and lattes, staff at the cafe thought it would be funny to construct a latte inside of a hollowed-out avocado half-shell.

Of course, the internet loves avocados as much as they love latte art, so when they caught wind of it, cafes around the world began offering their own versions. One video of an “avolatte,” as it’s now being called, exploded with over 55,000 views in just the past day alone.

A barista at Truman Cafe told News.com.au that they weren’t even selling the avocado latte, and it was literally just posted to Instagram as “a joke.” However, at least one person has gone to the cafe and ordered it since the video went viral, which the barista finds “ridiculous” since “it’s literally coffee in a piece of rubbish.”

It looks like a pain to drink out of as well, since there’s no way you don’t get some sips of latte without it either spilling out of the sides or bits of avocado going down with your drink. Nonetheless, the internet can’t get enough of it, apparently.

We’ll just have to wait and see how far this trend goes. Hopefully it doesn’t get to the point where Starbucks is making their own version, like when it jumped on the unicorn bandwagon with Unicorn Frappuccinos, cause this would probably taste even worse.

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Starbucks Is Giving Away Free Holiday Drinks

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It’s that time of the year again. You guessed it, Starbucks has debuted their new holiday cups and are bracing themselves for social justice warriors to digitally storm their coffee-brewing gates. To help alleviate some complaints, the coffee chain is giving away free drinks.

Starbucks will offer customers a free holiday drink with the purchase of a holiday drink. You buy one beverage and you get another for free.

Beverages eligible for the deal include the Caramel Brûlée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Eggnog Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and the Spiced Sweet Cream Cold Brew. Each drink will be served in one of Starbucks’ 13 new holiday cup designs.

The deal will be available from Nov. 10 through Nov. 14 from 2pm to 5pm.

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Turmeric Lattes Are Replacing PSLs, But Without All The Extra Calories

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Pumpkin Spice Latte season is back in full swing.

It’s only a matter of time before our Instagram feeds are overtaken with an endless array of orange-tinted coffee concoctions.

While there’s no denying these things basically taste like fall in a cup, it turns out your beloved PSL might not be all that great for your waistline.

Yep, I hate to break it to you, but downing a seemingly innocent Grande PSL from Starbucks will set you back by about 380 calories per cup.

If that’s not enough to send shivers down your spine, there’s also a whopping 50 grams of sugar floating around in your beloved fall beverage. Yikes.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to swear off lattes just yet. There’s a new spiced latte on the rise that won’t turn your tummy into the shape of a pumpkin.

Behold, turmeric lattes.

That’s right, turmeric lattes — also known as “Golden Milk” — are making quite a name for themselves in the coffee shop scene, thanks to their wide range of health benefits.

In fact, according to data from Pinterest, turmeric lattes are actually becoming more popular than the almighty Pumpkin Spice Latte these days.

If you’re wondering what’s in these striking sips, it’s quite simple. They’re made with a mixture of cold-pressed turmeric juice or turmeric powder and some sort of vegan milk like almond, cashew or coconut.

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at this hot latte trend:

Move over, Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

There’s a new spiced drink taking cafes by storm.

People are ditching the artificial, sugar-packed PSLs…

…for a tasty, yellow coffee alternative.

Feast your eyes on the glorious turmeric latte.

Unlike their pumpkin predecessors, these golden sips are pretty good for your health.

In fact, these eye-catching elixirs have anti-inflamatory properties that are known to give you glowing skin…

…and can even improve your memory and overall brain function.

Plus, turmeric may even help ease the symptoms of depressionwithout all of the negative side effects of medications.

😊 #happydays #tumericlatte #smile

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And these lattes are even loaded with antioxidants that can possibly help fight against cancer.

Turmeric Latte 💛 @palmvaults

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These drinks are very versatile, as well. So whether you like your TLs piping hot…

Iced…

Golden Milk for that gentle post-summer detox, anyone? #tumericlatte #superfood 📸 @literallyallthefood

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Topped off with an extra dash of cinnamon…

#Turmericlatte so pretty

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Or spiced up with some tasty chai tea…

…you’ll be sure to find a turmeric latte that fits your personal taste.

Written by Kaylin Pound | Elite Daily, Cover Photo: Instagram 

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5 Pumpkin Spice Dishes You Should Order Immediately

Pumpkin Spice menu items have been slowly trickling in from the usual fast food spots as October creeps up on us. While we’re salivating over pumpkin spice French fries, there’s a completely different world of elevated dishes featuring the popular seasonal flavor.

A group of Los Angeles-based restaurants have launched unique pumpkin-spiced items for the fall season. Let’s take a look at some dishes that go beyond the average burger and latte, made with a refined touch.

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Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin Spice Latte

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The spooky-scary espresso is part of the handcrafted menu of Caffe Umbria served at Vinoteca found at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. If you’re one to delight in the face of Halloween staring back at you while you get your morning coffee fix, you may want to consider this drink.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cruller

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Doughnut lovers will want to peep this cruller from Plan Check Kitchen + Bar. The pumpkin spice latte variation features pâte à choux dough formed into a circle, deep fried, topped with whipped candied pumpkin puree, cold-brew coffee pastry cream, and cinnamon-spiced sugar.

We recommend the cruller as a follow up to a juicy burger to end your meal on a sweet note.

Pumpkin Spice Martini

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Cocktail lovers will want to head down to Fig & Olive on Melrose to get this Pumpkin Spice Martini. The drink is made with vanilla-infused vodka, lime juice, ginger syrup, apple brandy, and pumpkin butter.

On the rim of the glass is a garnish of crushed graham crackers.

Whoa, wait… pumpkin butter?!

Pumpkin Fritters

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Roku in West Hollywood is now offering these Pumpkin Fritters for the fall. The fritters are topped with toasted hazelnuts and milk chocolate ice cream.

We recommend finishing the ice cream first, at least the fritters can be boxed.

Pumpkin Cake In A Box

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A few weeks ago, we covered BOA Steakhouse’s Cake in a Can. The summer carrot cake will now be replaced by a new spiced pumpkin cake with vanilla cream cheese icing, Berger Anisette cream, and candied pecan.

We’ve been known to bash pumpkin spice dishes pretty badly every now and then. Though restaurants get a pass when they get more creative with the seasonal flavor rather than simply adding a syrup or sauce.

Make sure to check out some of these spots next time you get the pumpkin spice itch, and maybe treat yourself to some elevation while you’re there. Can’t be eating burgers and burritos all the time.

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SECRET MENU ALERT: How To Order A Pumpkin Spice Nitro Latte at The Coffee Bean

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Basic bitch season is finally upon us, and while you’ve probably already had your first, second, and third pumpkin spice latte, we’re willing to bet you’ve never tried it in Nitro Cold Brew form.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s secret menu game is coming strong this fall, as the seasonal addition of pumpkin spice sauce means we can start asking for it in Nitro Cold Brew form.

The workers are most likely aware of the Pumpkin Nitro Latte drink, but if they’re not, they certainly have the ingredients for it, so, worst case scenario, you just have to order it as a “Nitro latte with pumpkin sauce added.”

We went to go try the drink ourselves, and the youngster at the register looked at us like we were crazy, going as far as to say, “That’s never been a thing.” Luckily his coworker swooped in, told him that it’s a part of the secret menu, and showed him how to ring it up. They came out to exactly $5 each for a regular-sized drink, which is a weird total, but whatever.

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If you’re not familiar with Nitro, it’s nitrogen-infused cold coffee that comes straight from a tap and is ready to serve with no ice needed.

Pro tip: with Nitro as a base, you can actually add any of The Coffee Bean’s flavored sauces to it, whether it’s caramel, peppermint, or pumpkin spice.

We were hoping they’d be a little more orange in color, but if you think we’re pulling your leg, here’s a bright orange photo from their Facebook account:

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If you’re one of those people that loves secret menus, this one’s loaded with pumpkin spice, and there’s a good chance you’ll be the first of your friends to try it.