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Pints Of Magnum Now Exist, And You Can Still Break The Chocolate Shell

Magnum made a name for itself  by covering its creamy ice cream bars with milk chocolate shells — and also for being constantly mistaken for the condom brand.

While fans of the ice cream are probably used to eating it in bar form, Magnum has transitioned into actual scoopable ice cream pints, while still somehow keeping its unmistakable chocolate shell.

Yes, the ice cream pint will be surrounded by a chocolate shell that will literally crack when you squeeze the tub, so while the look is a little different, it will still feel very similar.

The Magnum Tubs will come in four flavors; Milk Chocolate Vanilla, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut, and White Chocolate Vanilla, which mirror some of the brand’s already established bar flavors.

Magnum first tested out the tubs out in Singapore, releasing three flavors back in the summer of 2017. Those flavors were a bit different than the U.S. launch, though, as they rolled out a Magnum white, classic, and almond flavor.

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Now, Magnum fans can rejoice, as they are no longer restricted to the bar and can now freely enjoy the ice cream in sundaes, floats, and any other scoop-worthy concoctions.

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Alcohol

Heineken Introduces Magnum Bottle That’s Bigger Than A 40-Ounce

You’re probably used to bringing in the new year by popping bottles of champagne, but Heineken has an enticing new giant bottle to change your usual methods.

Special for the holidays, Heineken introduced a limited-edition magnum bottle that’s even bigger than a classic 40-ounce of Mickeys.

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Sweets

Magnum Global Releases Silver-Coated Champagne Ice Cream Bars, US Counters with ‘Infinity’ Offering

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Magnum Ice Cream recently celebrated its 25th anniversary globally (and 4th in the US) recently, and to celebrate they’ve released a limited edition, silver-coated Marc de Champagne ice cream bar. For those of you internally asking the question, ‘what the heck is Marc de Champagne?,’ it’s a little misleading. Rather than being a sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France, Marc De Champagne is actually made from the pomace of the grapes resulting in an alcohol that’s similar to a French or Italian Grappa, which can be more brandy-like, less bubbly.

Regardless, it’s booze. Even if it’s only .5%. So find one at the endless amount of Euro magazine stands that seem to proliferate with every waning cobblestone step. For the others internally asking the question, ‘Does digesting silver hurt the body?’ There aren’t any metallic elements in this ice cream nor in the Magnum Gold Bar that debuted at a similar time last year.

So for the rest of us that don’t get to regularly make it over to Europe, Magnum threw us a bone and recently debuted the Chocolate Infinity Bars and Chocolate Infinity & Raspberry Bars here in the US (pictured below). Just in case you haven’t already replaced your significant other with these 11 Over-The Top Chocolate Desserts, the Chocolate Infinity Bars include a dark chocolate ice cream, cocoa bean nibs and a dark chocolate ‘cracking’ outer shell.

MAGNUM Ice Cream Chocolate Infinity BarsIn further gaiety of its 25th global birthday, Magnum hosted a series of nightlife events in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival that were outfitted with their own pop-up ice cream bar station. Party goers had the chance to customize their own Magnum bar with an assortment of chocolate dips and artisan toppings (e.g. White Chocolate Vermicelli, Rose Petals, Gold Flakes and Real Silver Dust). These pop ups are similar to the temporary retail fronts the brand opened all over the world in previous years including Bryant Park in New York, Milan, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Manila and London. Me hopes they can bring this to the US once again. Please?

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Brand

11 Incredible Ways to Replace Your Significant Other with Chocolate

What to do when love isn’t enough? Drown your sorrows in red wine and chick flicks? Post passive aggressive Facebook statuses? How about something a little more straightforward, and a lot more delicious? Whether your relationship is brand sparkling new, entirely nonexistent, or a little worse for wear, nothing and no one will ever love you as much as you love chocolate.

Chocolate can be cool and collected or gushy and warm. Chocolate will never let you down or make promises it can’t keep. Best of all, chocolate gets along with everything and everyone else you love, from marshmallows to beer . So we collected a list of 11 products and recipes to remind you that chocolate, let’s just be real, would absolutely be the best significant other, ever.

Repeat after me: Chocolate + [You] = LUV 4 EVER.

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S’mores Brownies Are Softies on the Inside and Out

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Graham crackers are all right, but the real stars of the campfire have always been chocolate and marshmallows. These S’mores Brownies take all the good parts of s’mores and leave all the boring parts (i.e., graham crackers and shame) buried deep underneath where they belong.

Recipe: Pastry Affair

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12-Layered Chocolate Cake Will Never Let You Down

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Sometimes a relationship starts great only to dissolve into an awful, ugly mess. Not so with this 12-layered chocolate cake from New York’s Strip House. Simple and sweet, there are no surprises here, just all good. Alllll goooooodddd.

PicThx: StripHouse

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Dark Chocolate Creme Brûlée Is The Tough Guy With a Heart of Gold

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Recipe writer Bee Brûlée describes this chocolatey pot of cream as “so good you’ll want to punch someone in the face.” We’re picturing something with a touch more nuance than its vanilla counterpart. Just be careful not to burn the sugar, since the chocolate custard might make it a little hard to tell.

Recipe: Bee Brulee

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Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream is the Ultimate Chocolate Pleasure

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Premium chocolate ice cream swirled with rich chocolate sauce and made with rich Belgian chocolate — yes, please! If you’re looking for the most pleasurable way to take your love affair with chocolate on the go, there’s nothing better than a Double Chocolate MAGNUM ice cream bar.

PicThx Dominique Zamora

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Richart Assorted Ganache, Coulis, and Pralines Are Fancier Than Netflix Dates

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Richart is a French-based chocolatier dedicated to creating visually impressive chocolate collections that look less like melted cocoa poop and more like the insides of designer handbags. For just $850, you can even get yours in a hand-crafted, seven drawer, burlwood vault. Yay.

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Chuao Potato Chip, Spicy Mayan, Maple Bacon Chocolate Bars Will Never Get Boring

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Maybe you don’t like wasting time. Maybe you’re just multifaceted. In any case, chocolate for you isn’t just a one-trick pony, but a culmination of everything good in the world. Southern California-based Chuao chocolates does its bars up with everything from maple bacon strips to crunchy potato chips to honeycomb. Super fancy.

PicThx: Chuao

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Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake Will Always Love You

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No matter how much you tell yourself otherwise, the indulgent tastes of chocolate and Nutella can be too rich after a while. But throw in a subtly cooling twist like cream cheese, and you can stuff your face with at least another pound of the stuff, easy.

Recipe: Ang Sarap

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Caramel Stuffed Quadruple Chocolate Chip Cookies Are 100% Melt-Worthy

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The name is as big a mouthful as the cookies are, which is a beautiful thing. These chunky treats ooze with melted chocolate chips and chocolate Rolos. Pro-tip: chilled dough results in optimal, gooey thickness. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a sad, hunchbacked mess, sigh.

Recipe: Averie Cooks

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Will Never Force You to Commit

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White, milk, and dark chocolate flavored cheeses set into in one gloriously decadent wheel.

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Mini Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Floats Are Your Favorite Bad Decision

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This is what death by chocolate looks like. Just close your eyes and it’ll feel that much sweeter.

Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

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Chocolate Tree Is Like Christmas AND Valentine’s Day

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Melt chocolate, pour over ice, let set into jagged, sinuous branches, and call it a tree. At Del Posto in New York, they’ve perfected this process into an art form, resulting in veritable cocoa crags only the hardiest chocolate lovers should dare attempt to conquer.

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Sweets

Magnum Ice Cream Looking To Make A Grand Entrance Into U.S. Market

Known internationally for their “indulgent taste”, Magum ice cream brand is bringing their signature flavor to the U.S. this April. The same brand who yesterday sent us an Edible Press Release, Magnum’s initiative to bring their product to America in a big way doesn’t stop with sending funky perishable press kits to bloggers.

This morning, the brand announced a partnership with Chanel brand’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, and actress Rachel Bilson to create a short film-series that will debut during the Tribeca Film Festival. More information on this partnership and videos to accompany are available on the newly updated Magnum Ice Cream US website.

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FOODBEAST

The Tastiest Press Release We’ve Ever Received

As a jump-off to our new FOODBEAST channel, we’ll be publishing a periodic recap of the goings-on in our office [/boring]. Today, our morning editorial routines were interrupted when we received this peculiar FedEx package in the mail from a Magnum ice cream company. Peculiar? Press Releases are a dime a dozen, many of which relay how amazing a particular product is, why we should write about it, why the company is the best there is, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Magnum took it one step further, sending us one of the most innovative and frankly put, tasty, press kits we’ve ever received. In an effort to shine light on their looming U.S. expansion, they made sure we got a taste of their delicately crafted chocolate through a press release made entirely of their Belgian chocolate. We’ll recap the brand’s product offerings soon, but until then, here’s a little behind-the-scenes scoop on their marketing initiative: