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Pringles Just Released A FRIED ONION RING Flavor Nationwide

It’s been a minute since Pringles released a new flavor variation, but onion fans can peel back their layers of delight as the latest iteration of the iconic chips in a can have dropped. The newest Pringles draws inspiration from an iconic fried food: onion rings.

Each dark purple can of Fried Onion Ring Pringles boasts a stack of onion-flavored chips that are inspired by the iconic appetizer.

As far as taste goes, they’re pretty similar to Funyuns — though slightly a bit more mellow. Still, if you’re a fan of any and all things Pringles related, these are a definite must-try.

The new Fried Onion Ring flavor is available now exclusively at any 7-Eleven store nationwide, though only while supplies last.

Like their namesake, I bet these will taste fantastic dunked in a bowl of ranch.

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Jack In The Box And Merry Jane’s New Munchie Meal Celebrates Marijuana Legalization In California

In 2018, Jack In The Box fans with the munchies will definitely have something to be merry about – even after the holidays. The fast food chain is partnering up with a munchies-driven partner to create a limited-time Late Night Munchies Meal.

Jack in the Box is partnering with Merry Jane, a leading cannabis lifestyle and media platform, to launch the new Merry Munchie Meal.

The Merry Munchie Meal features a serving of Halfsies (1/2 curly fries, 1/2 onion rings), 2 Jack Tacos, 5 Mini Churros, 3 Crispy Chicken Strips, and a small drink. Truly a meal that would conquer any form of munchies.

On Jan. 18, the new Munchies Meal will be available in California to coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Iwona Alter, Cheif Marketing Offier of Jack In The Box said in a press release:

“Jack’s Munchie Meals have been successful for us because of the authenticity of how we speak to our customers. This partnership is one more way for us to connect with them—whether you’re at a concert, up late playing video games or pulling an all-nighter. We are about welcoming all of our guests, no matter what they’re craving or why they’re craving it.”

“Launching the Merry Munchie Meal is the perfect way to acknowledge the cannabis culture in our shared home state of California,” said Scott Chung, Merry Jane’s Chief Operations Officer.

Jack fans in the Southern California area can find this new Munchie Meal in select locations around the city of Long Beach. The box will be available for, you guessed it, $4.20. Before tax, though.

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Here’s The History Behind The Iconic Sampler Platter


If you’ve ever mobbed out to dinner with your buds, not knowing what you’re in the mood for, grabbing a sampler platter is the best way to get your hands on a little bit of everything.

A typical sampler platter includes a medley of fried, or cheesy, menu items in limited amounts to titillate your tastebuds before enjoying your meal. The dish is designed to give patrons a taste of what each menu item (usually appetizers) has to offer, as well as a way for multiple diners to share a quick snack together before their meal.

The history of the sampler platter goes back to the concept of appetizers in general. Appetizers, also known as the French hors d’oeuvres, are a small dish that is served before a meal. Hors d’oeuvres translates directly as “outside the work” or “meal.”

According to chef Walter Potenza of Chef Walter’s Cooking School and The Culinary Council, cultures have indulged in pre-meal snacks for centuries. The practice dates back as far as the ancient Greeks and Romans who would serve small portions of fish, vegetables, cheese, and olives.

By the 1890s, the term appetizers had become a full-on English and American menu concept, known as the first course served before soup. These included raw oysters, clams, caviar on toast, and other decadent bites. The fare has since evolved as more and more affordable restaurants began offering the concept.


With the advent of appetizers, the pre-meal dishes were combined to even further create the sampler platter — a mega dish showcasing multiple sampler plates similar to a tasting menu.

Popular modern-day American sampler platter items include: onion rings, mozzarella sticks, egg rolls, chicken tenders or wings, quesadillas, and other hearty choices served with a cavalcade of dipping sauces.

Today, you can find a sampler platter at pretty much any sit-down restaurant that boasts an appetizer menu. We recommend sharing with friends, however, as you don’t want to be THAT guy hoarding all the delicious fried foods.


Why We Totally Should Be Stuffing Onion Rings



The United States is a country that thrives on innovation in a world that demands transformation. We owe it to ourselves to push forward and evolve. That’s why it’s so dumb when people think onion rings should just be onion rings.

When did we become so uninspired? When did we become so satisfied with the same, year after year? When did we become a species that looked at onion rings and thought, “Good enough?”

See, that’s why we should fear The Singularity. Because once that happens, and the robots take over, they’re just going to do everything we always dreamed of. Oh, you thought it was a big deal we went to the moon? Listen, when the machines are running things, they’re straight up going to Manifest Destiny the whole solar system, and they’ll be stuffing onion rings all damn day while doing it.

Now, to be fair, a few people/certifiable geniuses, most notably Instagram chef Tym Bussanich, have figured it out.

Onion ring dog!!! Watch previous video

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– There’s mac ‘n cheese-stuffed onion rings. All you have to do is add mac ‘n cheese to onion slices, freeze them on a tin foil tray, and then, after 30 minutes, coat them in beer batter and panko crust before finally putting them in the deep fryer.

– There’s burger-stuffed onion rings. To get wild accordingly, take a thick onion circle, cover it with something (some people use bacon), and fill the middle with your burger patty or crumbles. Then throw on some batter and deep fry that thing.

– There’s green bean casserole-stuffed onion rings. In a slight, but awesome, variation, stir together a casserole filling of green beans, soup, egg, milk, fried onion rings and salt/pepper in a bowl. Layer three onion rings on a cookie sheet and fill the stack accordingly. Then bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes.

You guys, we pretty much just have to wrap stuff in onion and then deep-fry it. This isn’t mathematics. We don’t have to measure the diameter of an opening and then compare that to the desired stuffing interior. I mean, come on, were you always the person in group projects in school who tried one thing and then quit while you waited for the smart girl to finish everything out of furious spite?

We’re dreamers! What happened?

I was raised in an era where being offered onion rings as a fry alternate was a thrill.

“I’m sorry, I don’t think I heard you correctly. What was that about onion rings?” I must’ve repeated a dozen times as a child at take-your-pick of casual dining restaurants and mediocre steakhouses (my parents saved the fancy places for evenings they had a sitter).

“You can have onion rings instead of fries,” a dozen college students in tacky waiting gear told me in return.

“Whoa ho ho!” I’d exclaim, rubbing my grubby, freakishly long hands together.

And that was, like, two decades ago. These days, I should be asked things like, “Would you like your onion rings stuffed with blue cheese, garlic mashed potatoes, or more onion rings?”

That’s the country I believe in. That’s the world I want to live in.


This Is How Onion Rings Were Made In The 18th Century


A few days ago, we found a video that show us how folks living in the 18th Century were able to make historically accurate fried chicken. With a taste for centuries-old munchies in our mind, we scrolled a little further back and found another recipe to accompany that delicious fried chicken: onion rings.

Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc., known for accurately recreating the 18th century lifestyle, shows us how to make onion rings the way they would back in the day.

Check out the delicious video as he whips up a batch right in the middle of the great outdoors. Too bad they didn’t have ranch dressing back then.

Or did they?


LIFE CHANGING: Unbelievable Mac & Cheese-Stuffed Onion Rings


I’ve seen mac & cheese stuffed in a lot of things, dumplings and deep dish pizza crust, but never have I seen what Instagram chef Tym Bussanich just magician’d them into: mac & cheese-stuffed onion rings.

His simple recipe involves two slices of onions, separated, which will result in roughly 10 rings. He then fills them with mac and cheese, freezes them on a tin foil tray. After about 30 minutes of setting, he coats them in a beer batter, then a panko crust and finishes them off in the deep fryer until they’re golden brown:

MAC AND CHEESE STUFFED ONION RINGS || #foodbeast ? @tymbussanich #foodbeastfamily #200million

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Mac and cheese stuffed onion rings!! Watch previous video #foodbeast

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Other Tym Bussanich awesomeness: Burger Stuffed Onion Ring, McDonald’s Cheeseburger Fries, Hashbrown Egg Bomb



These Glorious Onion Rings Are Actually Made With TATER TOTS


Onion rings rule. Between beer-battered or bacon-wrapped, there’s no wrong way to eat an onion ring. Tym Bussanich figured out a way to created on that’s completely covered in tater tots.

Using frozen tots, they’re broken apart and mixed together with eggs. Then, you have to hand mold each onion with the mixture. He recommends using plastic wrap to achieve this. Once a fair amount of these babies are formed, just throw them into a deep fryer until golden brown and enjoy.

Check out a quick video on how to make this on his Instagram, or read the complete recipe on his dope food blog.


This Deadly Burger Is Called ‘THE REAPER’ And Every Component Is Deep Fried INDIVIDUALLY

This crazy DIY burger creation is called THE REAPER, and that’s because if you finished the entire thing you’d like find yourself in a cardiac arrest.

Get a glimpse:


Creator Tym Bussanich took every part of a traditional burger and deep fried them individually. That’s right. Deep fried bun, a deep fried patty, deep fried bacon strips, deep fried tomato, onion, cheese and pickles. Even the mustard and ketchup have been deep fried.

Get a load of the ‘making of’ video:

The Reeper Deep fried hamburger,cheese,onion,bun,ketchup,mustard,pickles,tomatoes and bacon #foodbeast

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And with some Jon Snow-worthy music: