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Ben & Jerry’s Teams with Netflix for New Flavor ‘Netflix & Chill’d’

Netflix and chill just took on a whole new meaning. Well known for their zany ice cream concoctions, who knew Ben & Jerry were a couple of Don Juans? With over 60 flavors in their 42-year partnership, they certainly understand the importance of keeping things interesting.

Recently they announced their newest flavor: Netflix & Chill’d. It’s a plot-twist of a collaboration that features the delectable line up of peanut butter ice cream, sweet & salty pretzel swirls & fudge brownies. Things are bound to get *ahem* reel. 

Netflix & Chill’d can be found in pints worldwide, online and at all Scoop Shops. Spoiler alert, the dairy-free option will only be released domestically.

Now if only you could order a pint through your Netflix account.

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After 22 Years, Hershey’s Will Release A Brand New Candy Bar Flavor

You probably didn’t realize it before this, but Hershey’s doesn’t release new chocolate bar flavors too often, so when they do, it’s a pretty big deal.

Meet the new Hershey’s Gold Caramelized Creme, the first new flavor since Cookies ‘n Creme in 1995.

Hershey’s Gold will consist of peanuts, pretzels, and a caramelized creme, providing its rich, golden color. That means that not only will it have a buttery, sweet taste, but you’ll also get a bit of saltiness and crunch from the pretzels and peanuts.

With a Dec. 1, nationwide release, Hershey’s Gold will be available in stores in a standard 1.4-ounce bar, and a 2.5-ounce King-Size bar.

This is only Hershey’s fourth flavor, ever, as it got things rolling in 1900 with milk chocolate, introduced dark chocolate in 1939, waited 56 years to mix things up with its Cookies ‘n Creme, and now is trying to entice a younger audience with a shiny Gold flavor.

The combination of salty and sweet should be pleasing, and we know Hershey’s won’t release anything new unless they feel it’ll be absolutely good. I mean, this bar was 22 years in the making, and should be worth the wait.

This Dec 1st, diversify your taste portfolio. Creamy and crunchy; salty and sweet. #TasteTheGold

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McDonald’s Is Phasing Out Hi-C Orange Lavaburst And Customers Are Not Taking It Well

It’s a brand new month and time for a fresh start, new beginnings, and trying new things. McDonald’s is falling ass-backwards though, as beginning Monday, they’re allegedly going to be phasing out Hi-C Orange Lavaburst from its drink lineup.

Replacing the orange drink will be a new Sprite TropicBerry flavor, according to a memo posted by a user on Reddit.

Lol get ready for this shit

McDonald’s still uses the classic drink fountains, and hasn’t moved on to the newer, shinier, more superior Coke Freestyle machines that offer a wide variety of drink flavors. That means the real estate on their obsolete soda fountains are limited, and Hi-C is the odd man out.

McDonald’s knows that the change will piss off customers, so they wrote “Key points” in the memo, in order to help employees explain why the change is happening.

That doesn’t mean people are happy about it. With word getting out about the change, Hi-C fans are absolutely pissed:

Good bye #HIC #orangelavaburst #mcdonalds

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All right, McDonald’s, I don’t know what you have to do to get those Coke Freestyle machines in your stores, but make it happen. It shouldn’t be an either-or situation. We should be able to drink both Hi-C AND Sprite TropicBerry. Period.

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Girl Scouts Will Be Tempting Us With S’mores-Flavored Cookies Now

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Anytime the adorable little Girl Scout troopers reveal a new flavor, there’s reason to run to the nearest Trader Joe’s or Kroger and try the new cookies. The Rah-Rah Raisins release in 2015 was pretty fire, and we should expect that same kind of heat from their new S’mores cookies in 2017.

There will be two variations of the S’mores, the first will consist of a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a combination of chocolate and marshmallow filling. The second will have a crispy graham cookie, dipped in crème icing and covered in chocolate.

It’s no coincidence that the announcement came early Wednesday, on National S’mores day, but it sucks that we have to wait until 2017 to get our hands on these. They should have just kept it to themselves because now we’re going to crave Girl Scout Cookies with no outlet to get our fix!

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Watermelon Oreo Cookies Are Real, Mark The Official Start To Summer

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Few things scream summer quite like watermelon. Cool, refreshing and – not to mention – light on calories, it’s the perfect guilt-free summertime treat. But how would something so fresh and so watery translate into solid cookie-form?

Fairly well, apparently. Following in the footsteps of Oreo’s other wildly popular limited time flavors like Candy Corn, Gingerbread and Birthday Cake, the new Watermelon flavor features a vanilla-flavored cookie and a faint, not-overbearing, Bubblicious/Jolly Rancher-esque cream filling. Blogger Matt of Dinosaur Dracula describes his surprise over the taste’s welcome subtlety:

“The problem with so many of these wild Oreo flavors is that they’re sickly sweet, to the point where the cream tastes like honey. Not regular honey, mind you. Not like, Stop & Shop honey hiding in a plastic bear […] Not these, though. […] If I can call 75 calories’ worth of pure fat ‘light,’ each of these cookies is light.”

Junkfoodguy.com reports the treats are now available for $3 from Target, which means you should probably just head over, grab a pack and a bottle of Corona, and spend the day at the beach. Come on guys, these are Watermelon Oreos we’re talking about. Like suffering through a gorgeous day in summer school, it’d almost be a crime to do anything otherwise.

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H/T + Picthx Dinosaur Dracula

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New Maple Bacon Flavor Kettle Chips Prove Bacon Is Still Totally Porkable

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Earlier this week, the New York Times brought us “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food,” but for anyone who missed it, here’s a quick primer: The perfect pressure point for maximum chip enjoyment is four pounds per square inch. The crazier and more robust a chip’s flavor profile, the faster you get full. And Kettle Brand potato chips just makes the best potato chips, like, omg, ever.

All right, so they didn’t really say that last bit, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

From the makers of arguably the best-textured chips around, Kettle Brand’s new Maple Bacon Flavor is designed to build on “one of the most talked about recent food trends – bacon” and “combines the deep smokiness of bacon, the rich sweetness of real maple syrup and the subtle spice of chili pepper for a truly iconic comfort food combination,” according to Business Wire.

Granted, calling the bacon trend “recent” is a bit like calling American Idol, well, recent, but at least it still tastes good, amirite?

Along with Kettle’s other new flavor “Sweet & Salty,” which combines natural sea salt and cane sugar, the new Maple Bacon chips will be available this summer in 5 oz. bags for $2.69, 8.5 oz. bags for $3.49 and online at BuyKettleChips.com.

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New Milky Way French Vanilla and Caramel Candy Bars Will Probably Make Awesome Coffee Stirrers

Banking on research which suggests consumers are more willing to try new flavors from brands they already know, Mars Candy is taking an extraordinarily high-risk gamble and announcing a new flavor for its popular Milky Way bars: limited-edition French Vanilla and Caramel.

Yeah, pretty exciting stuff.

Trading out the traditional chocolate-malt nougat for a French Vanilla-flavored one, but keeping everything else, French Vanilla and Caramel is the first new flavor for the brand since Simply Caramel appeared two years ago. Fans of the brand can probably get a lot of use out of it as a super sweet coffee stirrer to go along with their Milky Way lattes.

So what if it’s not revolutionary, I can still dig it.

New Limited Edition Milky Way French Vanilla and Caramel bars will be available February 2013, $1.09 for the 1.72 oz. size.

[Via CSPnet]