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Whisky-Flavored Pocky Sticks Are The Latest Snacks From Japan

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We’d like to consider Pocky sticks the Japanese version of Oreos in that new flavors are constantly dropping. One of the newest variations is defintely a flavor adults will appreciate more than sweet-toothed kids.

Kotaku reports that Glico snacks has released sleek new whisky-flavored Pocky sticks.

Since chocolate is usually a solid choice to enjoy with the hard liquor, the brand created the snack with the pairing in mind. The dough from the pretzel stick is kneaded with wort, the sweet liquid that comes from the mashing process of brewing whisky.

To elevate the snack even further, the Pocky stick is salted and covered in whisky-scented chocolate.

It’s highly doubtful that you can get a buzz from the new snack sticks. If you appreciate a good glass of whiskey, however, you’ll probably enjoy the detail that went into making these new Pocky sticks.

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McDonald’s Is Getting Sued Over ‘Fake Cheese’ In Mozz Sticks

It’s been a few years since the McDonald’s pink slime footage made its way into the public eye, and left people wondering, ‘that’s real food?’ Well, the proof may be in the pudding — er ah, mozzarella sticks.

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McDonald’s Corp. could be at the center of another lawsuit, allegedly due to making false advertising claims on the naturalness of the cheese found in their mozzarella sticks.

Apparently, a customer, Chris Howe, brought fourth the lawsuit citing the $1.29 item did not contain 100 percent real cheese. Howe claims the mozzarella sticks are made with a “filler” containing starch, which, according to the FDA is a big no-no.

McDonald’s Corp. claims it is following federal regulations and the cheese used for the mozzarella sticks is, in fact, real. Well, if cheese happens to be found inside the mozzarella sticks at all.

form thh/t: (grubstreet, CBS LA)

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McDonald’s Serves Up Hollow Mozzarella Sticks And Issues A Cheesy Apology

A lot of McDonald’s customers have been airing out their grievances lately, and rightly so, since air is all that they’ve been getting in their mozzarella sticks.

According to Consumerist, after enough customers started taking to Twitter to call out the global burger restaurant, McDonald’s responded by giving some lame apologetic response, and began promising a future in which people who purchase mozzarella sticks will get mozzarella sticks, rather than these fried shells of former glory.

The Chicago Tribune received an email from a McDonald’s spokesperson explaining the blunder, saying that, “In these instances, we believe the cheese melted out during the baking process in our kitchens and shouldn’t have been served. We apologize to any customers who may have been affected. We are working to fix this in our restaurants.”

Who knows? Maybe one day fried sticks of air will actually be a thing. Until then, GIVE US OUR CHEESE, DAMMIT!

Photo Credit: Consumerist, Delish

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McDonald’s $1 Mozzarella Sticks Will Now Be Sold NATIONALLY

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In huge news, McDonald’s just announced that they’re adding Mozzarella Sticks to national menus. Last year, the fast food chain had been testing the cheese sticks for a $1 an order. Looks like those tests were successful.

Business Insider reports that McDonald’s US President Mike Andres just announced at an investors’ meeting the cheesy new plan to go national starting next year.

Apparently, the mozzarella sticks were a hit in Wisconsin where the company had been testing the menu item. An order of mozzarella sticks consisted of three pieces and some marinara-like dipping sauce. Business Insider says that the consumer base was looking for more snacking options to customize their meals with.

The sticks will continue to be sold at $1 for an order of three sticks. Looking for them sometime in early 2016.

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Pizza Hut Menu Now Has Honey Sriracha and Red Pepper Breadsticks, Calls Them ‘Flavor Sticks’

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Earlier this month, we reported that Pizza Hut was set to undergo a major change in their image. Among these changes is a completely redone menu, featuring a new item called “Flavor Sticks.” Essentially, they’re dressed up breadsticks.

GrubGrade reports that a Pizza Hut in Nashville, TN, has released the Flavor Sticks to their customer base a bit earlier than the expected launch date. The pizza chain is boasting six new flavors of these sticks that include Honey Sriracha, Toasted Parmesan, Toasted Asiago, Toasted Cheddar, Fiery Red Pepper and Hut Favorite (which is just parmesan, butter and herbs).

Fans of the familiar will be happy to hear the new Pizza Hut menu will still include regular breadsticks, as well as cheese sticks.

The Flavor Sticks will be available for $4.49 for an order of six.

H/T GrubGrade

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Oreo Bars On a Stick

I think I ate a lot of sweet treats when I was little. Not quite sure, but my taste buds are totally into sweets, so I think it’s safe to assume that I chose dessert over veggies. As if I had to tell you that I love sweets. Anyone that has followed this blog for more than 2 days will figure out that I like my cake. And I eat it, too.

By the way, and totally rhetorical, what genius came up with the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”? You wanna bet?!? What other purpose does a cake serve? 

Anywho, I think my sweet tooth rubbed off on my 2 year old. Kinda sucks ‘cause I have to bribe her; “If you eat this green little tree, Mama will give you this ooey-gooey delicious mess…ok? OK!”

So I made her another treat with Oreos…that’s her favorite cookie.

I know, OMG she is giving her 2 year old that? It’s okay… Relax. It was her Birthday, and she only ate one. She never has more than one. I won’t allow it.

Okay…she probably had two, but I didn’t see her having the second one, so technically, she only had one.

Humongous thanks to the genius behind these bars, Jenny, from the Picky Palate. Her bars made all the tiny party-goers really really happy.

 Oreo Bars

(adapted from Picky Palate)

You will need:

  • 1 (16.6-ounce) package of Oreos
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag of Large Marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 wooden sticks


  • Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil; set aside.
  • Place Oreos in a food processor and pulse until ground.
  • Put the marshmallows and the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl; cook in microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, or until puffed.  
    • Remove from the microwave and pour in the ground Oreos; stir to combine.
    • Transfer the mixture to the foil-lined baking pan.
    • Let set for 10 minutes.
    • Remove bars out of pan with edges of foil, cut into squares, and thread onto the sticks.
    • Makes 16 brownie-sized bars.
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