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Costco Is Selling A Wedding Cake Made Entirely Of Cheese Wheels

A wedding cake is one of the most universal symbols of new love, and picking the perfect one can really set the tone for the rest of the marriage. That’s why there are so many flavors and designs to appeal to every personality and preference under the sun.

For all the dairy lovers ready to embark on a lifetime of love (and artisanal cheese), Costco is offering a wedding cake that’s sure to send any cheese-loving couple off to a fantastic start.

The Cheese Lover Celebration Cake is made up of gourmet cheeses from around the world, and totals about 24 pounds of dairy from top to bottom, all at a cost of $440.

Photo Courtesy of Costco

This cake is comprised of five cheeses: Red Leicester, Danish Blue, Murcia al Vino, Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese, and Brilliant Savarin Triple Cream Brie. You can store each individual wheel in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble them and decorate them.

Each cake serves approximately 105 to 150.

Hopefully you won’t need to present a marriage license in order to snag this mountain of cheese. I would love to just pop a Lactaid pill and just dive into this bad boy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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News Packaged Food

FDA Scolds Bakery For Declaring ‘Love’ As An Ingredient In Their Granola

Apologies to grandmas and secret recipe holders everywhere, but apparently it’s no longer okay to declare “love” as an ingredient of our food.

The FDA is cracking down on Massachusetts-based Nashoba Brook Bakery for claiming that love makes up a part of their granola. The official warning letter from the FDA reads as follows:

“Your Nashoba Granola label lists ingredient “Love”. Ingredients required to be declared on the label or labeling of food must be listed by their common or usual name [21 CFR 101.4(a)(1). “Love” is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient.”

Talk about being a killjoy.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Nashoba Brook CEO John Gates classified the FDA’s statement as Orwellian. “Situations like that where the government is telling you you can’t list ‘love’ as an ingredient, because it might be deceptive, just feels so silly,” he said.

The warning letter did contain notices of several other violations of FDA health and labeling policies, which Gates already has his business morphing into compliance for. He plans to send a letter of response in the next week.

Regardless, the FDA’s warning letter serves as a message to others: Don’t claim love to be one of your ingredients. Perhaps, instead, we could say that we put soul into our food?

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Fast Food

For $600, You Can Now Get Married At Taco Bell

Earlier this year, we broke the news that Taco Bell’s Las Vegas Cantina location would begin offering weddings to patrons over the summer. That’s right, love birds could officially tie the knot at Taco Bell by purchasing wedding packages.

Taco Bell just announced that beginning August 7, anyone can now sign up for a ceremony at the flagship Las Vegas Cantina restaurant.

A few months ago, the fast food chain held a contest for two lucky Taco Bell lovers to be the first to wed at the location. On June 25, Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda made Cantina history by exchanging vows and tacos in front of friends and family.

At $600, the wedding package includes an official ceremony complete with ordained officiant, a private reception for 15 guests, customized swag for the bride and groom, Taco Bell branded champagne flutes, a Taco 12-pack, a Cinnabon Delights cake, and a bouquet made of hot sauce packets.

If you happen to be in Vegas and want to lock down the love of your life, here are all the nitty gritty details on how to get married at the flagship Cantina.

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Fast Food

7 Taco Bell Weddings That Truly Show Us What Love Is

Have you ever considered getting married at Taco Bell?

For those that would consider it, they’d be glad to know that the fast food chain recently announced that they will be throwing a free wedding to one lucky couple in their newly opened Las Vegas Cantina location. This summer, they’ll also be offering full wedding packages for $600 at the Cantina. 

For those of you who can’t wait that long, and can’t leave your wedding to chance, perhaps you can draw a little inspiration from some past Taco Bell-inspired marriages

These seven people decided to Live Mas and began a lifelong commitment together on the foundation of the widely popular food chain. Check them out below!


The McCarthy’s

Kevin and Lauren had their first date at a Taco Bell. For their wedding, they decided to serve 200 tacos/burritos to their guests in a glorious fast food feast. Wonder if anyone would notice a few crashers?

The Hall’s

McKenna and Davis Hall shared their “I Do’s” with Taco Bell’s fiery hot sauce. Nothing says love more than having someone to bite open those stubborn hot sauce packets for you. That’s the real commitment.

Photography by Red Juliet Photography 

The Walter’s

Nick Walter loved Mountain Dew Baja Blast so much, he created a video in hopes of having Taco Bell provide some Baja Blast at his wedding. It’s safe to say, that October 27 was the best day of his life.

The Zarzour’s

A first meal as husband and wife can set the tone for the rest of the marriage. Mike and Summer Zarzour went all out and took their wedding party to Taco Bell to devour some Chipotle Chicken Loaded Grillers.

Photography by Shutterhead Studios

The Shah’s

Eating Taco Bell at a wedding can be a pretty bold statement, but even bolder is having a custom-made cake shaped exactly like a Taco Bell. Megan Shah surprised her new husband Amish with an admittedly mouthwatering cake of the fast food restaurant. 

The Cook’s

Everyone has that dream place they have to get their wedding photos taken at. For Courney and Chris Cook, that dream was Taco Bell. The couple needed a location they were both fond of to begin documenting their new life together, so naturally… 

The Chieng’s

What would you do if you had free reign of a Taco Bell Truck? This was Stacey and Peter’s big day as the newlywed couple were greeted by a truck that dispensed all the Taco Bell they wanted to eat. Doritos Locos Tacos and all.

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Fast Food

Taco Bell Is Now Offering Full-Service Weddings In Vegas

Taco Bell just announced they will be giving two lucky lovers a chance to have a dream wedding. The fast food chain is offering a paid trip to Las Vegas to become the first couple to tie the knot at their recently-opened Las Vegas Cantina flagship.

Yep, this includes a bouquet of hot sauce packets, a 12-pack of tacos, and champagne flutes filled with Twisted Freezes.

Between Feb. 14-26, couples can enter this new  “Love and Tacos Contest and Happily Ever Crashers Sweepstakes through Twitter or Instagram by posting a 30-second video of themselves and sharing their love story with the hashtag #LoveAndTacosContest

Once the entry window closes, fans across the US can vote on which couple they’d like to see tie the knot for free. Taco Bell will then pick the winner on March 16 and fly them, a plus one, and a guest who voted out to Vegas to be a part of the wedding.

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If you’re one of the many who didn’t get picked, don’t stress. Taco Bell is also offering a $600 wedding package this summer, which can be purchased by any visitor to the Cantina. Within four to six hours of purchasing the package, you can instantly tie the knot.

The Las Vegas Cantina is a 24-hour Taco Bell flagship store that offers full restaurant service as well as alcoholic Freeze drinks, has a DJ booth, and a second-floor lounge.

Imagine ordering a wedding right off the Taco Bell menu there.

Disclaimer: Taco Bell has been a paid partner in the past, though not in this particular editorial piece.  

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Hit-Or-Miss

11 Adorable Food Gadgets That Your Valentine Will Love

There’s officially less than a week before Valentine’s Day, which means you probably still need to buy a gift, make reservations, and maybe even find a Valentine. So, in order to help you through this process, this gift guide should assist in finding something truly unique that will stand out more than some cheap candy — and will probably taste better too.

This year, instead of relying solely on the florist or a gourmet chocolatier — find something that will capture the essence of love, while also serving a physical purpose. For those of us caught up in the Valentine’s Day gift struggle to swoon your favorite foodie, these easy to find, food-centric gift ideas won’t break the bank, and will show Bae how much you care.

Covered X & O Silicone Ice Cube Tray 

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Looking for a cute and classy way to tell your lover, you want to XOXO them all over? Using this awesome ice tray from Bed Bath and Beyond, might be the easiest way. As they say, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day — and now it will be in your drink! $12.99, online only. 

Heart-Shaped Measuring Cups

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Although these heart-shaped measuring cups won’t hold flowers, they’ll definitely hold flour. These romantic, yet functional kitchen utensils are the perfect gift for the adorable baker or chef in your life. This is also the next best way to tell your sweetheart that you’re in love with their cooking.

Food-Themed Enamel Pins 

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Do you love pizza more than your Valentine, but can’t admit it? That’s okay because these adorable enamel pins by The Sleepy Mountain will be the best way show them what’s most important. $10

Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper Shaker 

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The genius minds who create the adorable things at Smoko Inc. usually have the perfect gift for any occasion. While some Valentine’s Day gifts might seem a bit cheesy, Smoko’s Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper Shaker will always remind your Valentine of the special bond you share — and will help make every meal just a bit more delicious. $19.99

Adorable Emoji Portable Chargers

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Is your darling always complaining about their phone dying? WattzUp Power is the portable problem solver. Right now, they have super cute designs, like the Smitten Kitten emoji that are purrfect for Valentine’s Day.  But, wait — how is this related to food? Think about it, now you’ll never have to worry about your battery dying if you have to call for some delivery.  $39.99

An Awesome Nacho Cookbook

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We all know that nachos are awesome. What’s even better is a whole cookbook on nacho recipes can that easily be recreated for any occasion  — you know, not just one time on a certain night in February — hint, hint. But, that should at least give you some ideas. ¡Buenos Nachos! by Gina Hamadey, $25

Can You Feel My Love Buzz?

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Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with having a few drinks on Valentine’s Day, but what about after? Your lover will always crack a smile every time he or she reaches to crack open a bottle. $22.00, 

Food Grade Coconut Bath Soak 

CoconutMilk_BathSoakBesides food, the next best thing about Valentine’s Day is getting pampered. Herbivore’s food grade coconut milk bath soak combines the best of both! $18.00

Chocolate Melting Pot

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Chocolate dipped strawberries are super delicious, but it’s been done over and over again. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a box of week old strawberries, you can show your Valentine how resourceful and creative you are when you bust out this chocolate melting pot and create some chocolate dipped treats of your own. $17.99

Heart-Shaped Tea Infuser

Heart Shaped Tea InfuserValentine’s Day is only one day a year, so why spend money on something that’s just going to get thrown out in a week. This heart-shaped tea infuser will allow your favorite tea lover to feel the warmth of your love while brewing cup after cup of delicious homemade tea. $6.21

Cooking Set with Valentine’s Day Recipe E-book

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This might be the best thing on this list. Before you spend your life savings on an overpriced steak dinner, it might be easier — and less expensive — to learn how to cook for once in your life. This cooking set comes with two e-books, one specifically for Valentine’s Day recipes. $17.48

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Cheesecake M&M’s Are Here For Valentine’s Day And Here’s Where To Find Them

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Looking to impress your Valentine this year with some decadent sweets… at a reasonable budget? Walmart has announced a line of exclusive chocolates that’s left our hearts thumping faster than a college drum line.

One in particular, White Chocolate Cheesecake M&M’s, has us panting like a hungry cartoon wolf. The pink and red candy-coated chocolates spotlight cheesecake and graham cracker flavors packed into a tiny sphere of sweetness.

Another exclusive Walmart chocolate includes a box of Hershey Conversation Kisses that lets you record and replay romantic Valentine’s Day messages. Just make sure to choose your words carefully. You can also get Skittles Hearts, which are a heart-shaped variation of the rainbow candy.

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The White Cheesecake M&M’s ($2.88), Hershey Conversation Kisses Recordable Message Heart ($14.98), and Skittles Heart ($5.00) are available through the month of February.

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This Guy Perfectly Explains Who Should Pay On A Dinner Date

British television personality Matthew Hussey, 28, has been helping women hone their courting skills for a few years now, giving them tips and tricks on intercepting the male mind and finding the man that they deserve. Here’s a hint: feed us, sex us and let us sleep. Boom. Dating problems solved.

Well, Hussey has been traveling the globe hosting these seminars for women in the hopes that they can take their newly acquired knowledge and apply it to their every day lives. One woman was inquiring as to who should pay for dinner, and that the guy should always be the one to pay because, “you’re the gentleman here, you’re supposed to pay.” Check out the video below to see his perfect response that both men and women alike will be able to respect.