Happy Freaking Holidays: Twix Gingerbread and M&Ms Gingerbread Exist


Tomorrow’s Halloween, which means the Christmas paraphernalia has been sitting in the back rooms of retailers for, oh, about three months now. Luckily, this year’s stash seems extra-promising. Gingerbread flavored Twix and M&Ms, anybody? Yes. A million times yes.

A reader of Impulsive Buy spotted the holiday treats at Walmart, and though we’re all well-aware of the high fail-potential of most gimmicky seasonal flavors, the idea of biting down on a Twix gingerbread cookie covered in caramel and chocolate gives us all sorts of warm-and-fuzzies. Especially since Twix Gingerbread would be the first new U.S. flavor since the coffee-flavored Twix Java back in 2008.


As for the gingerbread M&Ms, we kinda wish they were made with Crispy M&Ms instead, but it looks like that’s a Christmas wish for another time. ‘Til then, not too shabby, American-Candy-Brand-Santa. Not too shabby.

PicThx Impulsive Buy


Langostino Lobster Returns to Rubios for Limited Time

Most well-known for their fish tacos, Rubio’s has announced the the return of their Langostino Lobster Taco and Burrito which is sure to please pescetarians and carnivores alike.

The limited edition burrito is filled with “tender Langostino Lobster drizzled with warm basil butter, citrus rice, and fresh guacamole. Wrapped in a warm flour tortilla, the burrito includes black beans, chipotle white sauce, salsa fresca, and is topped off with crisp lettuce.” The Langostino Lobster Taco Plate is served with “two tacos topped with freshly sliced avocados, a cilantro-onion mix, chipotle white sauce, and cabbage” and includes with a side of “no-fried pinto beans and chips, .”

A Surf & Turf Taco Plate is also available for lovers of both land and sea. The meal includes a Langostino Lobster Taco as well as a Grilled Gourmet Steak Taco paired with a side of no-fried pinto beans and chips.

Dubbed a fan favorite over the last decade, Rubio’s has revamped their signature seasonal recipe to enhance the flavors of the Langostino Lobster while still staying true to its humble beginnings.


Stomp Around and Breathe Blue Radioactive Lasers with Godzilla Sake


Do you like to drink? Do you sometimes break things when you drink? Despite what a few of your, ahem, smaller critics might think, you’re no monster; just misunderstood. So why not share your miseries with the only person-lizard who could possibly feel your pain, over a few shots taken from this limited edition Godzilla-shaped bottle of sake?


Designed by Japanese molding engineer Ito Shigeaki to look “beserk but good looking, yet friendly,” this commemorative 720 ml bottle is meant to help fans who grew up watching the king of monsters as children reminisce fondly about him as adults. From nubby silver toes to a broad scaly torso, the bottle comes filled with full scale wheat shochu (a Japanese distilled beverage similar to sake, though with not nearly the same search recognition, sorry ‘bout it*).

Our friends at Mighty Mega suggest you enjoy it while indulging in a kaiju movie marathon. At the very least, it’ll give you an excuse for going around making this sound all night:

Godzilla Shochu: ~$110 @ Choujugura

H/T + Picthx Mighty Mega

*Yes we realize sake =/= shochu. No you don’t need to rant at us over it.

Fast Food

The McPoutine and 24 Other Foreign McDonald’s Menu Items We Need Stateside, STAT

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People tend to get mad when any U.S.-based food news source covers menu items from other countries, but here’s the thing: it’s not that we’re trying to be irrelevant to you. It’s just that everywhere else has better stuff.

Take McDonald’s for instance. For most healthy, red-blooded Americans, the most we can look forward to is the McRib in fall and the Shamrock Shake in spring. But in Canada, they have the McLobster and McPoutine. In Asia, they have the Cheese Katsu burger and in England they have the McBacon Roll. McBacon! Seriously how have we need adopted this thing yet?

The following infographic designed by outlines some of the best McDonald’s menu items from abroad, though it’s far from comprehensive.

Not listed here, as Gizmodo readers were quick to point out, were Korea’s Bulgogi burger, Hong Kong’s Crayfish Bisque, France’s McBaguette and the Philippine’s Twister Fries, among other things.

Still, why we can’t have McSpaghettis or McHotdogs here, even as just a test item, is beyond me.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

Fast Food

In Case You Missed It: McDonald’s France Gets Bagel Burgers in Bacon, Cheese & Red Onion

Upon learning that McDonald’s France introduced Bagel Burgers, my first reaction was: Did they really get to it before America? Our lucky comrades overseas have access to Mickey D Bagel Burgers in the three scrumptious flavors: “Cheese” (with Emmental), “Red Onion” and “Bacon.” We, on the other hand, have to settle for eating ordinary Quarter Pounders with ordinary sesame buns. Le sigh. Each Bagel Burger contains “some sort of sauce,” which only the French are fortunate enough to know what that means (we can only imagine).

It’s a limited-time offer and only the Bacon Bagel Burger will be offered each week until the end of December. Cheese, is available the weeks of December 5 and 19, and Red Onion is available during the week of December 26th. They made it complicated, but don’t complain. At least you have Bagel Burgers, France. Mark your calendars and eat one for the rest of us!

via huffington post

Packaged Food

THANK GOODNESS: Gingerbread Oreos Are Here

Seasonal flavor marketing teams, take note: this is what Christmas tastes like.

Hot on the heels of its popular, if totally “WTF-inducing” Candy Corn Oreos, the sandwich cookie giant has just launched its latest foray into the holiday-miracle-munching world, with new limited edition Gingerbread Oreos.

Let me break that down for you real quick: Oreo Cookie has created a cookie that tastes like a completely different kind of cookie, and doesn’t taste like pumpkin. It’s a Christmas miracle.

We personally haven’t gotten a hold of these ourselves (but what do you expect, they’re gingerbread). Early adopters have reported mixed reactions, though, with some complaining the crème is too “dry” and not “gingery” enough, while others say the flavor is just enough so as not to be overwhelming.

In any case, a Gingerbread Oreo house is sure to look and smell absolutely fantastic.

Gingerbread Oreos are available at Wal-Mart while supplies last, $2.98 a pack.

Via Consumerist

Hit-Or-Miss Humor

Jones Soda: Christmas and Hanukkah Packs

This could possibly be a pack of the weirdest soda flavors I’ve ever heard of. Included in the Jones Soda Christmas pack are four different flavors: Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog, and Christmas Ham. But don’t think for one second that Jones forgot about all you folks that don’t celebrate Christmas. They of course made a Hanukkah pack to that includes flavors such as: Latke, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins, and Jelly Doughnut. Even better, the Hanukkah pack is 100% Kosher comes with a free dreidel! Check that pack out by clicking more. (Thx Jones)


Dungeons and Dragons Jones Soda

The rejoice that has fallen upon the nerd community must be a huge one with the release of these limited edition D&D drinks by Jones Soda. These themed sodas bring the game to life even more so now with names like “Potion of Healing” and “Bigys Crushing Thirst Destroyer”. God I really hope that this does not mean more people start running around in elf costumes, we have enough mystical worlds out there already. (Thx sogoodblog)