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New Limited Edition ‘Rick and Morty’ Pringles Arrive At Walmart

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Earlier this year, Pringles partnered up with Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty to unveil a special edition Pickle Rick flavor. 

Not only is Pickle Rick returning to the chips aisle this summer, but it’s bringing along two new Rick and Morty Pringles flavors. 

Honey Mustard Morty and Look At Me! I’m Cheddar & Sour Cream have now joined the Rick and Morty Pringles line-up.

The tangy Honey Mustard features an exclusive Morty design while the Cheddar & Sour Cream is based upon the popular blue character Mr. Meeseeks. 

These two new flavors will be joining last year’s Pickle Rick in the new Adult Swim line-up. 

You can find the special edition Rick and Morty Pringles chips this September exclusively at Walmart snack aisles and Walmart.com

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Rick and Morty Doughnuts Arrive At Krispy Kremes In Australia And New Zealand

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Grandfather and grandson duo Rick and Morty have traveled through countless dimensions over the past four seasons of the series and now they’ve found themselves at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. In the dimension this article is written in, Krispy Kreme Australia has released an entire menu of Rick and Morty-themed doughnuts.

Based on the groundbreaking Adult Swim animated series, the special edition doughnuts not only come in unique flavors based off the television show, but also some pretty sweet packaging.

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Customers will find a Strawberry Smiggles Doughnut, Simple Rick’s Wafer Cookie Doughnut, and a Pickle Rick Doughnut. The chain is also offering a Fleeb Juice Shake to round out the zany new collaboration all served within a limited edition doughnut box.

The Krispy Kreme x Rick and Morty collaboration will only be available at participating locations in Australia for a limited time. Fans, make sure to get your hands on a portal gun, or drive to your nearest location if you want to cop a doughnut. Hopefully in another reality, Krispy Kreme releases this in the US.

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Pickle Rick Pringles Are Real And Coming Soon

Ever since McDonald’s took advantage of their unintentional Rick & Morty hype, collaborations with the popular show seem to be the golden ticket.

Pringles grabbed that ticket as they will unveil a special edition “Pickle Rick” flavor this coming Super Bowl Sunday, at grocery stores nationwide.

“We want to do something completely new for the brand for the 2020 Big Game, and are thrilled to be partnering with Adult Swim and Rick and Morty,” said Gareth Maguire, senior director of marketing for Pringles. “We hope the new special edition Pickle Rick flavor will be a hit with the show’s fans.”

In the Emmy Award-winning “Pickle Rick” episode, the show’s protagonist turns himself into a pickle-person, and goes on an epic journey. It’s kind of hard to explain if you haven’t watched the show, but it was great, and the potato chip maker is smart to pick up on this.

Pringles already has a dill pickle flavor, and we can’t imagine it being much different, but the chip container is what everyone will care about anyway. The can is completely wrapped in a green pickle color, while Pickle Rick’s face adorns the front.

As far as Super Bowl Sunday, Pringles will be running a 30-second Rick and Morty-themed ad during the second quarter of the game.

Pringles did not indicate that this will be a limited release, but you’re probably going to want to get your hands on one early, as there is a strong possibility that they’ll be flying off store shelves.

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Culture Film/Television Sweets

A Schwifty First Look At Rick And Morty’s Ice Cream Pop-Up

It’s been brutal waiting for the fourth season of the cult animated series Rick and Morty to arrive. Luckily, fans of the franchise will have something to tide themselves over with until the Cartoon Network show’s inevitable return.

Immensely popular ice cream chain Afters Ice Cream has announced that December 1 will be the start of their Rick and Morty pop-up. The collaboration will feature two unique ice cream flavors based on the series, clothing, merchandise, and in-store decor at all 25 Southern California locations.

Here’s your first look at this weekend’s launch:

Caramel Portal Ice Cream

Boasts a Rick and Morty interdimensional portal. The green-colored caramel ice cream houses dehydrated marshmallow, and green apple popping isotope candy.

Dark Matter Brownie Batter

A black brownie batter that’s topped with brownie bites and black galaxy sparkle sugar.

Last August, Afters co-founder Scott Nghiem revealed on The Katchup Podcast, the plans to collaborate with Rick and Morty. If you haven’t given the most downloaded episode of the Foodbeast podcast ever, it’s a good one to jump into the series on.

The first 50 customers to arrive for the 6 p.m. launch and purchase the ice cream, will receive a free Afters Ice Cream/Rick and Morty T-shirt.

There will also be an interactive Rick and Morty experience, exclusive to the Pasadena location.

Not gonna lie, when we heard about this pop-up, we were hoping for a “Pickle Rick” flavor. Ah well, maybe at the next collab.

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Film/Television Sweets

Rick and Morty Are Getting Their Own Ice Cream Pop-Up

Rick and Morty fans are currently sitting in a cartoon-less limbo as there has been no official word on when the show returns for a fourth season. In May, Adult Swim announced that the widely popular animated series had been renewed for 70 episodes over an uncertain amount of seasons. Good news for sure, but co-creator Justin Roiland says that fans would be waiting quite a bit for the new season.

In that meantime, diehards of the show will have something sweet to nibble on in the form of an ice cream pop up.

Co-founder of Afters Ice Cream Scott Nghiem joined The Katchup podcast, Thursday, and revealed that the immensely viral ice cream chain will soon be doing a Rick and Morty collaboration.

Nghiem mentions this at the 53:32 mark of the episode.

Those who follow Afters Ice Cream will know that they recently did something similar with Hello Kitty. This pairing of cartoon cat and technicolor ice cream included two limited edition flavors served in an exclusive Hello Kitty cup.

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Following the podcast, Nghiem added that the collaboration will include both in-store installations and Rick and Morty-themed merchandise. He also reveals that the Pasadena location of Afters Ice Cream will have an exclusive experience center and flavor based on a dimension-hopping alcoholic scientist and his overly anxious grandson.

This fan-made video of Rick and Morty describing the pleasures of ice cream sums up our excitement for this collaboration perfectly.

Rick and Morty lovers can expect the pop-up collaboration to arrive sometime within the next three months. Wonder if any of the new flavors will involve pickles or Szechuan Sauce?

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This Baker Creates Stunning Custom Pies Like You’ve Never Seen Before

If you close your eyes and take a bite of a warm pie, a nostalgic feeling can reverberate through your body.  Well, this baker can give you that same nostalgic feeling, but through the visual appeal alone of her stunning custom pies.

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Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin is elevating the art of pie baking, and taking it to levels you’d normally see with cakes or other desserts.

With every new post on her Instagram account, you’re sure to be wide-eyed and shocked by the detail and creativity that goes into each pie.

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Pies are known as for having flaky, doughy flat tops, but clark-Bojin does not limit herself to those specifications. Not only does she draw pop culture characters on the pie surfaces, she also brings the baked goods to life with 3D, in-your-face, sculpture-like pies.

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She doesn’t keep her pie-sculpting secrets to herself either, as she puts together tutorials on how to try to make these pietraits on your own, and even wrote a book on the art of pie modeling.

Not sure if I have the steady hand, or patience to make beautiful pie art, but if you think you have it in you, definitely give it a shot.

Check out some of Jessica’s notable pies from her @thepieous Instagram page:

Bob’s Burgers

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Pi Day Zoetrope

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Classical Music Time

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Oprah

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Starlord (Chris Pratt)

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Animaniacs

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McDonald’s Apologizes For Limited Szechuan Release, Is Bringing It Back Due To Public Outcry

Chances are you didn’t get to try McDonald’s Szechuan sauce this past weekend, as the fast food restaurant decided to do a limited edition release for the popular condiment similar to a rare sneaker drop, leaving many fans upset.

Thankfully, the fast food giant immediately announced it felt bad that it was so limited and would be releasing another batch this winter.

The Szechuan sauce was only made available in a limited amount of stores across the country, and even then, they only gave out between 20-40 per store, causing dramatic fans to literally protest.

After an aggressive outcry from Rick and Morty fans, who are the reason McDonald’s brought it back in the first place, the Golden Arches has decided to make it more accessible this time around, saying:

“We’re bringing more—a lot more—so that any fan who’s willing to do whatever it takes for Szechuan sauce will only have to ask for it at a nearby McDonald’s.”

That statement sounds like they’re getting rid of the “limited” factor of the sauce in hopes that all fans can try it this time around. We probably shouldn’t expect it to be permanent menu item, but at least it will be more readily available.

In an interview with Foodbeast, McDonald’s Chef Mike Haracz said there were no initial plans to have a full release of the Szechuan dip, but the public outcry from sad Rick and Morty fans has clearly forced their hand.

You can’t really blame McDonald’s for hyping up the limited release and leaving people wanting more, but it’s a nugget sauce, not a pair of Jordans. It’s nice that they’re actually going to makes things right after such a negative response from customers, though.

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Watch The Creators of “Rick and Morty” Try The Coveted McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce

Very few in this world have the financial capability to spend frivolous amounts of money on even more frivolous items. For example: World renowned DJ, Deadmau5, purchased a 64oz. jug of McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce for about $15,000.

If you have been previously unaware of the hype going around regarding the McDonald’s Szechuan sauce, the popular animated television series Rick and Morty — following a grandpa/grandson duo’s inter-dimensional misadventures — brought the limited time McNugget sauce back from its 1998 nostalgic obscurity, igniting the internet’s fascination.

In the video above, creators Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, and their team all get a chance to try the Mulan-inspired sauce, bearing mixed reviews.

If only my 8 year-old self could recall how this presumably delicious McNugget sauce tasted like; my tastebuds wouldn’t be trembling. These guys are practically grubbing away at a dipping sauce worth roughly $235/oz. The hype is real.