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Pina Colada And Cherry Coke OREOs Hitting Store Shelves Next Year

Oreo is coming hard and fast with new flavors, throwing out three fan-made flavors to the wall, and seeing if any stick.

The Cherry Cola, Kettle Corn, and Pina Colada OREOs will make their debut in May, 2018, as part of its “My Oreo Creation” campaign, where they challenged fans to create the next daring flavor for the brand.

The Kettle Corn flavor will have puffed millet pieces in the creme and come in a golden cookie exterior. Popping candy will be featured in the Cherry Cola flavor, probably to give it that fizzy soda feel. While the Pina Colada will actually be thins with a pineapple and coconut-flavored creme.

These fan created flavors were announced at the same time that OREO revealed its Nutella-like flavor, and spicy cinnamon flavor.

Just last week, we found out that OREO’s mystery flavor was Fruity Pebbles, and soon after, we learned there will be a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie OREO coming.

It looks like OREO is going all out in 2018, so prepare yourself to overload on all these new flavors they’re going to be offering.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Stone’s New ‘Coconut IPA,’ for Boys Still Too ‘Macho’ to Order Cocktails

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Earlier this year, Stone held their 2013 Homebrew Competition and invited thirty brewers to compete for the chance to have their recipe professionally brewed at Stone and nationally distributed. Among those competing were Robert Masterson and Ryan Reschan, who submitted their home-brewed Coconut IPA.

In the end, the duo’s “tropically inspired” ale was claimed the winner and soon after, in collaboration with San Diego homebrewers and RIP Current, they began brewing test batches to hone in on the perfect hops combination. They eventually settled on six hop varieties used to “attain the bright flavors of tropical fruit that the homebrew version originally delivered.”

According to Stone Brewaster Mitch Steele, the unique IPA “smells like a piña colada… but there’s definite hop character there as well, so you know it’s an IPA.” It’s recommended to consume the R&R Coconut IPA well before the “Enjoy By” date in order to maximize the coconut and hop flavors.

You can swoop up the Coconut IPA at select stores across the US. For those boys still too shy macho to order a cocktail at the bar, this one’s for you

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Sweets

Drink These Piña Colada Cupcakes for Dessert

This summer, we went on vacation to Jamaica and my younger brother tried his first piña colada. Unnatural health freak that he is, I recall him being rather grief stricken that the sugar and the booze canceled out whatever minor health benefits drinking all that “blended fruit” might have had otherwise.

But his birthday is right around the corner, and now I know what to bake in lieu of a cake.

It’s this, the Piña Colada Cupcake: a healthier alternative to the drink.

LOL JK, it’s probably worse, but look how cute it is!

True to its boozy heritage, the Piña Colada Cupcake is just that: a cupcake, with a little coconut rum (or coconut and rum, whichever) and pineapple to give it that I-am-drunk-on-the-beach zing. So if you have a grieving younger sibling, I urge you to check this out.

Do it for the kids.

Via Paris Loves Pastry