Packaged Food

Frosted Flakes And Froot Loops Get A First-Ever Cereal Mash-Up

As a kid, have you ever faced the tough decision between eating Frosted Flakes or Froot Loops for your breakfast cereal? Have you ever waited until your mom walked away and ended up just combining the two together? I totally have.

To the delight of my inner child, Kellogg’s has created the first-ever cereal mash-up between Frosted Flakes and Foot Loops.

Taking the colorful loops handcrafted by Toucan Sam and the Frosted Corn Flakes whipped up by Tony the Tiger, this amalgam of iconic breakfast cereals blends together two unique tastes.

Those who have combined the two in their youth will definitely know what this tastes like already, but the purists who can only have one box at a time will surely find some joy in this new experience.

The cereal mashup will be available at participating grocery retailers nationwide for a limited time beginning this June.


Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts


Recipe: Sweet C’s Designs


Tim Hortons Offers Buffalo Crunch Donut Covered in Buffalo Sauce, Tortilla Chips, and Ranch Dressing


For a second there, we were worried Burger King’s purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons would give birth to all sorts of insane savory sweet bmash-ups, but it turns out the TH is capable of creating such monstrosities on its own, thank you very much.

Now available exclusively at the 2014 New York State Fair, the Buffalo Crunch Doughnut is a yeast-based pull-apart donut drowned in hot buffalo sauce and crushed tortilla chips. There’s also a “mild” version with ranch for spice-shy Frankendonut lovers. Each goes for about $2 each, reports First We Feast.

All you really need now is a box of Chicken Fries for dipping and you’ll be golden.

H/T Grubstreet


Apocalypse Now: Gummy Bear Bratwursts


Nope, that’s not a misprint. Apparently the demand for sausage made with gummy bears is actually a real thing and it’s spreading across the United States. Bratwurst, as we all know, is made from the finest cuts of beef, pork and veal. Gummi Bears, on the other hand, are sugar incarnate.


Spencer Grundhofer, owner of Grundhofer’s Old-Fashioned Meats, located in Minnesota, came up with the idea of gummy bear bratwurst initially as a joke. A friend of his suggested that he make a flavored bratwurst using gummi bears. The joke took a life of its own, however, demand for the crazy combination began to grow once folks discovered they actually tasted good.

H/T Neatorama Picthx Grist, Rachel Hutton


Mac-n-Cheese Burritos


Recipe: Oh, Bite It!

Packaged Food

‘Choritos’ Cheetos + Doritos Now Exist in One Inglorious Bag


Before you freak out, no, we’re not talking about Cheetos-flavored Doritos or Doritos-flavored Cheetos (though we expect either would still just taste like some vague artificial “cheese”). No, what we have in mind is far more sadistic.

Continuing Doritos’ monopoly over tortilla chip mash-ups, a new variety mix combines Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Doritos Dinamita Chile Lime into a single bag. Supposedly, it’s meant to eliminate the need to choose between the two spicy cheese-flavored chips, but we know the truth: Doritos wants to take over everything.


The new combination isn’t exactly new, of course, as it’s basically a spicy version of similar chip snack mix Munchies, just without all the pretzel or cracker bits most people pick out anyway. Still, at this rate, we’ll see Doritos-flavored soda by the end of the year.

New Cheetos Flamin’ Hot / Doritos Dinamita Chile Limon Mix: now available nationwide for $1.49 to $3.49 per bag.

H/T + Picthx Grubstreet

Fast Food

Uh, Doritos Locos Buffalo Wings and Doritos Locos Pizza in the Works


In news that will surprise maybe no one, Doritos is apparently ready to move on to its next big fast food collaboration. According to the Associated Press, PepsiCo Inc., who owns Doritos and other Frito-Lay snacks, said it was working with restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings to create “unique menu offerings,” such as crunchy Doritos wing toppings or Mountain Dew-flavored dipping sauces. Um, yes please?!

The news comes following Buffalo Wild Wings’ announcement Thursday of signing PepsiCo as its primary soft drink provider. Unfortunately, citing logistical reasons, BWW CEO Sally Smith says testing for these products wouldn’t start until at least a year to 18 months from now.

The AP also reports a representative for Pizza Hut saying they’ve similarly explored possible Doritos x Pizza Hut mash-ups, though no potential menu items were provided.

Let’s just hope we’re not totally over the whole college-gourmand thing by the time Doritos-Locos-Cheesy-Bacon-Crust pizzas come around in 2015.

H/T Associated Press


Thanksgiving Turkey Ice Cream is Made with ‘Turkey Juice’


This Thanksgiving, do dessert first with Portland’s Salt & Straw. The renowned ice cream shop, known for past concoctions like ham and blue cheese, rolled out their latest seasonal treats: Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, Apple Cranberry Stuffing and Mincemeat Pie.

The dessert meals feature turkey juice, caramelized onions, and turkey-skin brittle  infused into a turkey fat-caramel cream base for the Turkey ice cream, while the Stuffing version is made with celery soda and the Mincemeat Pie with brandy soaked fruits. There’s also Pumpkin Custard & Spiced Chevre and Sweet Potato & Candied Pecans ice cream on the lineup, for those with more subtle taste buds. The holiday flavors are available online ’til November 29.

For those of the dessert-first mindset, this might be a viable replacement for your traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

H/T Thrillist