Bodybuilder Parents Force Daughter To Live In Woods For Eating A Pop-Tart


Here’s a crazy story. A couple in South Carolina sent their daughter off to live in the woods after they discovered that she had eaten a Pop-Tart.

What’s the fuss about a breakfast pastry? Turns out the couple, Crystal and James Driggers, work as Beachbody coaches and probably thought that a Pop-Tart wasn’t the healthiest of snack choices.

The Driggers’ 14-year-old daughter was allegedly given a flashlight, a tent, a toilet paper roll, a watch and a whistle and sent to live in the woods for a week. Apparently they told her she was to meet them at a designated fence every day to get food. Things definitely didn’t go smoothly. On her first night out, a thunderstorm hit. It was also reported that the woods were known to contain wild boars.

Police discovered her two days into her punishment and arrested the parents.

The girl is now in protective custody and the Driggers four other children were sent to live with their grandparents.



DIY Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts


Recipe: The Little Epicurean


WHY: Thieves Steal 18 Tons of Crisco


Hialeah police discovered 18 tons of Crisco in an abandoned tractor-trailer in South Florida, reports the St. Petersburg Tribune. The trailer contained 36,000 pounds of Crisco vegetable shortening sticks. The rig with the shortening was reported stolen Sunday morning  from a towing company, according to St. Petersburg police.

While the thieves were nowhere to be found, the Crisco appeared to be intact within the trailer, which was scheduled to be delivered to a distribution facility in Lakeland.

The question of why anyone would need that much vegetable shortening still remains a mystery. A list of possible scenarios the stolen Crisco could be used for follows:

  1. Giant pastry for their community, à la Robin Hood.
  2. They’re greasing up for an even bigger heist.
  3. Crisco is some form of New World currency we’re still unfamiliar with.

A few weeks back, 350,000 pounds of raw chicken were also stolen from a similar rig and held for ransom. While the events are almost certainly unrelated, that would have made a great fried chicken story.

St. Petersburg police are currently looking for any leads that will help locate the Crisco thieves.

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These Super Sweet Waffle, Donut, and Macaron-Shaped Coin Purses Smell Like Them, Too


If I had my druthers, I’d live in a world filled with cupcakes and glitter with my talking pet unicorn and a magical transformation sequence so I wouldn’t have to buy new clothes. Yeah, these waffle, donut, and macaron coin purses from Firebox are nowhere near that, but they are still pretty damn cute.

“Virtually indistinguishable” from the real thing, the 2 by 3 inch pouches are essentially useless for anything but pretending you poop donuts or have elves living in your pockets. Each is scented according to what its colors suggest, i.e., the pink and brown donuts are strawberry and chocolate; the green and orange macarons are mint and orange, etc. They’re currently available for $14.95 a piece.



Trust, your dough has never smelled so sweet.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi


Giant Cinnamon Roll Skillet

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Recipe: French Press


A ‘Milky Bun’ is What Happens When a Warm Donut is Stuffed with Cool Ice Cream


Don’t you dare call it an ice cream sandwich.

The latest dessert to take the pastry game comes from Orange County-based ice cream shop Afters, a collaboration between clothing industry veterans Andy Nguyen (CEO of IM King) and Scott Nghiem (Owner of Thorocraft footwear). Named the “Milky Bun,” the doughy confection features a slick twist on the classic filled donut and stuffs a thick glazed bun with your ice cream of choice.

The process of making one of these involves four key steps: choose ice cream, fill, seal, and eat. The shop uses a waffle-iron like press to seal the bun and what you end up getting is a phenomenal contrast of warm, dense sweetness and cool, creamy flavor.

The ice cream line-up on deck is impressive, with everything from chunky Cookie Monster to Mint Chocolate (pictured below) to Jasmine Milk Tea. In the words of Marc K, say hello to the “Jelly Donut Killer.”

Here’s what people are saying on Instagram:

Here are some photos that Rudy scooped:

Mint chocolate chip filling, extra chips, caramel drizzle, chocolate and whipped cream.

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Also, milk and cereal-flavored ice cream with hand crafted and sweetened corn flakes.



LA Bakery Serves Up ‘Cloud Cakes’ Covered in Meringue and Chocolate


What’s a nuage cake you ask? It’s cool, I completely didn’t know until last week either. FOODBEAST was fortunate enough to get an invite the night before the grand opening of Bo Nuage in Los Angeles, California to come out and try some nuage cakes for the first time.

Popularized in France over the last few years, Nuage translates to “cloud cakes” in French. Made with whipped cream, it’s covered with meringue, another layer of whipped cream and dusted with flavored chocolate shavings. Different nuage flavors include: almond, caramel, chocolate, chocolate mint, coconut, coffee, hazelnut, lemon, mango, passion fruit, peanut butter, pistachio, red velvet and vanilla.

Super light, savory and  sweet. An average-sized nuage cake goes for $6 with larger cakes also available upon ordering. If you’re in the Los Angeles neighborhood, however, and you’re itching to try something new, this definitely could be worth it.


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Bo Nuage

8010 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90046


Three Words: Nutella. Cinnamon. Rolls.


via Gimme Some Oven