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CINNADUST: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Seasoning Is Launching Next Month

Fans of the iconic Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal are getting a new way to enjoy the breakfast’s taste. An official Cinnamon Toast Crunch seasoning jar is going to hit grocery shelves starting in September.

Photo courtesy of B&G Foods

Created by B&G Foods, the new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnadust seasoning blend contains cinnamon and sugar, as you would expect, but also has vanilla, caramel, and graham notes within its aroma as well.

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While you could just sprinkle it on actual Cinnamon Toast Crunch for some Inception-like flavor, it’s also recommended to put on everything from coffee and butters to ice cream, sweet potatoes, and other sweet treats.

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The official Cinnamon Toast Crunch seasoning can be found at Sam’s Club locations nationwide starting in September. A 13.75-ounce container will sell for $5.48.

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Sam’s Club Launches Smaller Sized Cakes for 2020’s Virtual Graduates

I never thought I’d one day be writing a piece about Sam’s Club that involved the word “small.” If memory serves me, my last visit to Sam’s Club began around noon and ended early evening. The place is simply THAT massive. Size aside, Sam’s Club has been affected by the covid-craziness, too. Efforts to adjust and assist employees have been respectable; they recently approved a second round of bonuses for workers. Additionally, changes to store hours, customer capacity allowances, and shopping slots exclusive to seniors have all been instituted. 

While the corona rages, life must persist, and Sam’s Club’s goal is to continue serving their customer’s needs. For instance, students nationwide are preparing to have virtual ceremonies as graduations are approaching. To support and celebrate this year’s graduates, Sam’s Club, typically known for their massive cakes, have announced smaller-cakes for the at-home festivities.  These smaller cakes are 10”, can be personalized and still pack all the tastiness Sam’s Club cakes are known for. The best part is that it costs less than $10. That’s perfect for families on a budget. You can personalize your cake with your school colors, a picture and a custom message as well. 

Sam’s Club personalized cakes come in various sizes ranging from the smallest, 10” single layer cake, to the mini-two-tier cakes and 15 count cupcakes are also offered. Prices vary depending on specifications as each cake is made from scratch.  A 3-tier option exists for larger gatherings but considering the times, that may have to wait until the dust settles.

If you have a soon-to-be graduate, birthday or other type of celebration around the corner, Sam’s Club is sure to meet your cake needs. Orders can now be made from your local club bakery and online.

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Sam’s Club Debuts A High-Tech Store To Help Walmart Challenge Amazon Go

Walmart is revealing what the future of its stores could look like through a new R&D Sam’s Club location.

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The “Sam’s Club Now” store, set to open in Dallas, Texas soon, will be a place where both the general public and nearby Sam’s Club corporate can test novel store technologies. Some of the tech being tested upon opening will include augmented reality experiences, shelf labels that instantly update prices, and on-demand navigation/wayfinding.

All of these will be incorporated and test via Sam’s Club’s Scan and Go function, which is useable via their app and already available nationwide. It works similar to Amazon Go’s model, with the only difference being you have to scan each item with your phone before adding it to your cart. An associate then checks you out of the store.

With these technologies, though, Sam’s Club could potentially challenge Amazon Go as the “store of the future” depending on how its programs turn out. This includes future tech like robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and others, all of which will be on display at the Sam’s Club Now store.

It will be interesting to see what advances in retail tech Sam’s Club and Walmart develop that make them stand out, or even potentially supercede, their mega-corporate rival.

Anyone can visit the Sam’s Club Now store in Dallas, but you have to be a member to make a purchase.

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We Discovered Sam’s Club Has A Secret Menu Pizza Pretzel And ICEE Floats

While still finishing up the last few morsels of that massive bucket of ribs from Sam’s Club a few weeks back, we’re also  what other delicious secrets the warehouse is hiding. Turns out we had to look no further than their food court.

For fans of Sam’s Club’s pepperoni pizza and/or their salted pretzels, there’s a secret menu item that combines the best of both menu items.

Called the Pizza Pretzel, Sam’s Club douses one of their pretzels with marinara sauce and tops it with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

Don’t worry about sounding weird making a custom order, as all you need to say is the item’s name. Similar to In-N-Out Burger, every Sam’s Club employee in the United States is familiar with this secret menu item and will know how to build it when ordered.

Another secret menu item we discovered is the ICEE Float. The refreshing medley that comes from the cold drink is paired with Sam’s soft serve ice cream, creating a unique blend of textures that one can not experience on the regular menu

Guests can get their hands on the Pizza Pretzel for $1.69 and the ICEE Float for 99 cents small and $1.98 large. Not quite sure if I should pair that pretzel with a cup of mustard or ranch dressing, but you can bet I’m excited to find out.

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Sam’s Club Is Selling MASSIVE Bargain Buckets Of Jack Daniels Ribs

Sam’s Club is known for having some gargantuan items on sale, like their hubcap-sized cinnamon roll from last year. In keeping with that size matter theme, they’ve just released a giant bucket of ribs that’s perfect for those looking to get a couple of last summer BBQs in on the cheap.

Each of these collectible buckets contains a whopping 4 pounds of Jack Daniel’s ribs. The ribs have been pre-seasoned, fully cooked, and cut, making it a cinch to slap them on the grill, in the microwave, or however else you wanna heat them up. Three minutes in a microwave or 15 minutes in the oven gets the ribs heated to perfection, according to a Sam’s Club representative.

They also come at a pretty decent bargain. Uncooked racks of ribs can cost roughly $3.50 per pound on average, and at $20 for the bucket, you’re paying roughly that price plus the cost of the collectible bucket holding the ribs. Even if you don’t keep the bucket, $5 per pound of fully cooked ribs is still a solid deal.

Sam’s Club representatives confirmed to Foodbeast that these will be available through October while supplies last.

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Sam’s Club Is Selling A MASSIVE 44-Ounce Cinnamon Roll For Under $5

Sam’s Club, aka Walmart’s version of Costco, is supersizing one of America’s favorite breakfast items with a brand new 44-ounce cinnamon roll that they just released in stores.

44-ounce cinnamon roll

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For those keeping track, 44 ounces translates to 2.75 total pounds of cinnamon, sugar, dough, and icing. That’s the equivalent of roughly 3 and a half full tubes, or 30 individual pieces, of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. At Walmart, each of those packages costs about $2.18, so you’d think that this massive cinnamon roll would cost at least $7-$8, minimum.

However, a Sam’s Club representative has confirmed to Foodbeast that the 44-ounce Cinnamon Roll will only set you back $4.98. Considering that this can feed 10-14 people easily, that’s an insanely good deal for what would better be classified as a cinnamon roll cake.

You do need a Sam’s Club membership or a friend with one willing to help you out to get in on this mountain of a dessert. It’s also only available through the holiday season, so make sure to roll up to Walmart’s wholesale store before that period ends if you want this behemoth of a sugar rush.


Sam’s Club Recalls 90,000 Pounds of Caesar Salad Kits Due to Listeria Concerns


First salmonella infected almond butter, now listeria ridden caesar salad, is nothing safe?

APPA Fine Foods, makers of Sam’s Club Daily Chef Chicken Caesar Salads, has recalled nearly 92,000 pounds of the salad kits due to a potential listeria contamination. The salad kits were sold in 11 ounce packages and were sold nationwide.

To add insult to injury, it’s not even the greens that are to blame for the outbreak, only the chicken is the carrier of the nasty bacteria. You win this round vegetarians.

The good news is that there have been no reports so far of anyone suffering from listeria symptoms but if you purchased a kit from your local Sam’s Club lately, be sure to check the label:

Affected kits were marked with the codes 141851, 141922, 141951, 141991, 142021, 142201 or 142131 and with use-by dates of 8/14/14, 8/21/14, 8/27/14, 9/1/14, 9/3/14 or 9/17/14. The also include the establishment number “P-21030″ inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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Sam’s Club Will Actually Sell You An Entire Barrel of Jack Daniel’s


I love a good Jack and ginger as much as the next girl, but I’m usually pretty satisfied with just a glass. Yet I’m thrilled to know that if I ever (1) need an inordinate amount of whiskey (2) need a statement piece in my living room, I can buy an entire barrel of the stuff for slightly less than 10 thousand dollars. And if you don’t happen to have that money lying around in your booze fund, you can also apparently find a barrel of black label for $7680. That’s a steal, right?

Honestly, I’d be thrilled to meet any person who would shell out the cash for this much liquor. I’d also love to see what kinds of inspired foods and cocktails (bourbon raspberry float, anyone?) they’d have at their inevitable barrel party.


So tell me, what would you do with a barrel?  Impress me, and I might show up at your doorstep with a tumbler and some whiskey stones in hand.

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