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Pop-Tarts Called The Cops On A Man Who Puts Mustard On Their Product

Turns out the folks at Pop-Tarts have a breaking point.

FOX News reports that Pop-Tarts came across a man who had a very unconventional way of enjoying his toaster pastries. In a now deleted tweet, the guy said would spread yellow mustard onto his Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Latte-flavored Pop-Tarts.

Gross, but to each his own.

After seeing this, however, Pop-Tarts retweeted the post and then tagged the Illinois State Police.

To which the Illionois State Police replied:

Talk about putting a guy on blast.

The original poster has since deleted his image featuring the breakfast pastry covered in mustard. Hopefully he know’s this is all in jest and the cops aren’t actually after him.

Still, Pop-Tart aficionados, be aware of what photos you post on social media involving Pop-Tarts. Chances are you’ll get called out if they think you’re doing it wrong.

Looks like I’ll be eating my Cinnamon Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts and anchovies away from social media.

Deals Fast Food

For One Day, Wienerschnitzel Is Selling 56 Cent Chili Dogs And Hot Dogs

Who: Wienerschnitzel

What: In celebration of turning 56 years old, Wienerschnitzel is offering customers 56-cent hot dogs for an entire day. This includes both the hot dog chain’s iconic Original Mustard and Chili Dogs.  That’s good to know since we’re doing our Lipitor run real soon. There will be a cap after 10 hot dog purchases.

Where: You can find the 56-cent deal at all locations

When: All day July 11, 2017

Fast Food Features

7 International McDonald’s Burgers The US Needs To Get Their Hands On

With the introduction of McDonald’s new Sriracha Big Mac, as well as various Big Mac sizes coming to United States restaurant locations, it’s going to be a busy year for the fast food chain.

Through the years, we’ve come across a few McDonald’s burgers from around the world that make us regret not traveling more. These burgers feature regional ingredients, outrageous additions, and drool-worthy portions.

Check them out!


McDonald’s Katsu Cheese Burger


McDonald’s Japan added a new burger that features a pork katsu cutlet. The breaded, deep-fried piece of pork is stuffed with cheese. Upon emersion in the deep-fryer, the crust is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is oozing and melted.

The patty itself boasts so many different textures that this burger instantly became a must-try here at the office.

Nutella Burger


Who loves Nutella?

If you can’t get enough of the hazelnut spread, McDonald’s locations in Italy are slinging this sweet new “burger” you can sink your teeth into. Think of it more as a nutty pastry that happens to look like a burger. It’s even packaged in a box similar to the Big Mac.

If there’s one item that’s sure to spread holiday joy on this list, it’s the Nutella Burger.

The Giga Mac


Sure, the US will soon be introduced to the Grand Mac. However, Japan already cornered the market on giant Big Macs with their variant: The Giga Mac.

The kaiju of McDonald’s burgers features four beef patties, cheese, lettuce and Big Mac sauce, served on a sesame bun.

Red Sausage Pork Burger

China McD

McDonald’s locations in China introduced a burger that featured red pork sausage a few years ago. Another burger, a grilled chicken sandwich boasting a fried shrimp sticks accompanied it during its initial launch.

Over here in the US, our eyes popped at the unique ingredients stacked in these two burgers.

Fromage Pan


Our friends at 7 Deadly took a trip out to France a while back and reported back this delicious Fromage Pan sandwich. This wonder of the world featured a patty that’s just made up of breaded cheese.

We expect nothing less from a country so prominent in cheese culture. Beautiful.

Mushroom Dijon Burger


Some burgers don’t have to have crazy meats and coloring to make us salivate. All they need are the right combination of ingredients that simply compliment each other.

Take this Brazilian Signature burger. The fat sandwich features double meat patties, bacon, mushrooms, and dijon grain mustard.

Quiet down, stomach.

Double Beef Sausage Burger


Fan of meaty burgers?

Another sandwich from McDonald’s locations in China introduced a double-pattied burger that was then topped with two plump sausages. The sausages were drizzled with mustard and served on a brioche bun. No other ingredients. Just meat and bread.


Gray Burger (Honorable Mention)

McD China Grey

Because there’s nothing more appetizing than grey food, McDonald’s China dropped this pork patty burger with iceberg lettuce and bacon.


This Is The First Awesome Video From An Ex ‘EPIC MEAL TIME’ Chef


You may recognize our buddy Josh Elkin from Epic Meal Time. Now that he’s branched out on his own, we finally get to see what this dude can really do with his recipes.

Since his departure, Elkin’s still immersed in the food world. He’s been working on a few TV series for both the Food Network and the Cooking Channel as well as an instructional YouTube cooking show. Elkin’s also been working on a food inspired music project, recipe creations and is currently writing a cookbook.

So, my plate is certainly full, no pun intended.

His first big solo video just in time for the Super Bowl: Football Pockets. Here’s how you make them:

Football Hotdog Pretzel Pockets

Making #Superbowl food shouldn't be hard. Here's an, easy and delicious Football snack you should make for Sunday. RECIPE BELOW!1. Roll out pre made pizza dough2. Bend cookie cutter in shape of football3. Measure cut out4. Add mustard and hot dogs5. Cover with more dough6. Put it in the fridge7. Boil water and baking powder8. Put the football in water for 30 seconds 9. Put it on a baking tray and make laces using a knife10. Bake for 17 minutes on 450 degrees F. 11. Immediately coat them with melted butter

Posted by Josh Elkin on Thursday, February 4, 2016

First you roll out some pre-made pizza dough and divide the flattened result in half. Taking a metallic circular cookie cutter, bend it into the shape of a football. Use the cookie cutter to cut an outline on one side of the dough, without removing it.

Take a spoonful of mustard and add it to the center of your “football.” Cut a hot dog into horizontal quarters, and drop it on your mustard spread. Along the edges of the football outline, coat the dough with some egg wash along the perimeter.

Cut another piece of dough out from the untouched portion of the pizza dough and layer it on top of the hot dog one. Carefully removed the combined pieces and put it in the fridge. While it’s cooling, add some baking powder to a pot of water and let it boil. Then, once it’s bubbling gently put the football pocket in for 30 seconds.

On a baking sheet, carefully make some “laces” with a knife. Bake them in the oven for 17 minutes and once they’re done cover them in melted butter.

Pretty quick recipe you can enjoy with some mustard while you watch the game.

Keep an eye on Elkin’s culinary shenanigans through his Instagram and Facebook.

Packaged Food

These Are The New HOT DOG-FLAVORED Pringles


Pringles are pretty much our go-to snack on road trips or anything that involves travel. They’re easy to pack, seal and you can keep your spare change in the tubes whenever you’re done.

We received a mysterious package that greeted us early this Monday morning. To our delight, we opened it and found three containers of Pringles. The first was a Lightly Salted Cheese (cheese with a hint of salt), then Chili Cheese Tortilla (corn, chili and cheese seasoning) and finally Hot Diggity Dog (hot dog with a mustard finish). All three were new flavors.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Hot Diggity Dog Pringles hitting shelves. We were stoked to finally get our hands on some. While we did notice a hint of hot dog, the strongest flavor in the chip was actually the mustard. Not a bad snack for mustard fans. Though the novelty of the can is cool enough on its own.

Unfortunately, it’ll be a little tougher for Pringles fans to get their hands on the Hot Diggity Dog can. The limited flavor is only exclusive to Walgreens stores for about $1.99. Though that probably wouldn’t deter the devout Pringles fanatics.

Foodbeast Mailbag: WHAT'S IN THE BOX?! w/ Elie Ayrouth, Pete Pham, Bobby Navarro, Molly Shannon and Sean Fahmy.(SPOILER: New Pringle's Flavors: Hot Dogs, Chili Cheese Tortilla Chips, Cheddar Cheese)

Posted by Foodbeast on Monday, January 11, 2016


How To Make Condiments From Scratch

Condiments are the unsung heroes of the food world, and while they’ll never get the recognition they deserve when paired with the usual suspects like burgers, hot dogs, or fries, you really start to notice how dry everything gets once they go missing. There’s nothing worse than a dry sandwich.

To better appreciate how important everyday condiments are, we set out to make our own from scratch.

We attempted the big three: Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.

Though mustard was definitely the most time-consuming of the three, mayonnaise was probably the trickiest.

Ketchup? Thankfully, the tomato legend was the easiest to make, by far.

Nonetheless, it was definitely a humbling experience making all the sauces we usually take for granted.

In a world without condiments, we’d probably all react like this. Don’t want that at all.


Pumpkin Corn Dog Bites Have Us Drooling Uncontrollably


With football season kicking off, you’re gonna want to have tons of awesome munchies to serve during games. Oh Bite It! created this awesome dish of Mini Pumpkin Corn Dog Bites that’ll pretty much cover your game day cravings.

You start by making a corn dog batter and combining it with pumpkin puree. You can find the recipe, in detail, here.


Then, take a hot dog and coat it in some cornstarch before tossing it into the batter. After applying a generous amount of coating, put the hot dog into the deep fryer and let it cook until it’s a golden brown.

Once it’s done, insert a pretzel stick in them and set your mini dog bites aside too cool and get started on your dipping sauce. Oh Bite It! suggests a sweet maple mustard sauce.

Photos: + Recipe: Oh Bite It!

Fast Food

Pizza Hut Officially Announces Hot Dog-Stuffed Crust Pizza


Pizza Hut has announced that they’ll be releasing the new Hot Dog Bites Pizza.

Earlier this week, Pizza Hut teased that something big was coming. Referencing the infamous hot dog-stuffed crust pizzas found at Pizza Hut UK, Australia and South Korea locations, the pizza chain told loyal customers to keep an eye out on June 18.

Looks like it’s official.

The pie will be available as a large one-topping and feature a crust made from 28 bite-sized hot dogs. Each mini hot dog can be dipped into a free side of French’s mustard. While it’s not as crazy as some of the international offerings, we’re pretty excited just to get a variation here in the US.

Baby steps, guys.

The Hot Dog Bites Pizza is available for $11.99 at all participating Pizza Hut locations in the US starting on June 18.