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Packaged Food What's New

OREO Drops Limited Edition Rocky Road And Strawberry Shortcake Flavors

OREO has more flavors than Drake has club bangers, and this summer, OREO is cranking out some hits.

Ice cream lovers should be excited for these new Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake and Rocky Road Trips flavors.

The Strawberry Shortcake made its debut in early July and is available in stores, while the Rocky Road will follow July 23.

The Strawberry Shortcake consists of whipped strawberry shortcake creme, and there are even strawberry flavored bits within the golden OREO wafer. Lovers of Good Humor’s Strawberry Shortcake will not be disappointed, as every bite has a similar mouthfeel of biting into the crunchy ice cream bar.

The Rocky Road flavor has a traditional chocolate wafer, and chocolate creme filled with marshmallow and soy nut pieces.

Pro tip: Freeze these bad boys for a mind f*ck that feels like you’re actually eating an ice cream bar. We figured these were ice cream flavors, so let’s see how they taste frozen.

The answer is they taste amazing, and you’re welcome.

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Packaged Food What's New

OREO’s Releasing A Limited Edition Disney Collab, Here’s A Sneak Peek

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During the Sweets and Snacks Expo, OREO showed off six of their upcoming flavors for 2018, one of them being a collab with Disney and the big mouse himself.

Our friend Chris of Junk Banter, who is usually on top of all the new OREO flavors, provided a sneak peek of a limited edition Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake flavor, with Mickey Mouse prints on the cookie.

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Coming along for the 2018 ride will be a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake flavor, Rocky Road Trip, Peppermint Bark, Pistachio Thins, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, which has been rumored since December, 2017.

All the flavors sound amazing (except maybe the pistachio. Who asked for that?), and those who grew up with strawberry shortcake ice cream bars are probably extra excited to try that one.

The Strawberry shortcake and Rocky Road are expected to release this summer, while the Peppermint Bark are expected to be a holiday season release.

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OREO’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and Pistachio will release in 2018, but we don’t really know when, yet.

The Mickey Mouse collab will likely come out around November, as it’s celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey’s film debut in Steamboat Willie, back on Nov. 18, 1928.

OREO flavor launches have turned into the equivalent of a new shoe release. We never know what OREO is going to come up with next, but we always know something is coming.

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OREO didn’t try to keep anything secret, and they shouldn’t, since the flavors always get leaked anyway. Now we know what to expect. Those Mickey OREOs are going to be a hot pickup, and the Strawberry Shortcake are also an instacop. Hope you’re not on a diet this summer.

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Churro Quesadillas, Smore-Stuffed Banana Boats and More Toasty Grilled Desserts

I was 25 years old when I experienced my first grilled banana boat. I’ll never forget the warm summer evening, where my friend Justin Green looked over the backyard fire pit we congregated around and asked, “Elie, you ever had a banana boat?”

With the remnants of s’mores in my mouth and melted marshmallows still sticking to my fingertips, I defeatedly admitted, “What’s a banana boat?”

Recognizing the opportunity to blow my mind with such a simple dessert from his childhood camping days, he explained the process at a high level: slit open a banana lengthwise, pile in marshmallows and chocolate chips, seal the banana up in foil while still in its original peel, and throw it on the fire.

I was blown away. The banana’s peel was dark and brown, but what remained of the interior was a juicy, caramelized banana topped with gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. I’ll never forget the experience, and it inspired me to see what other desserts I could cook on the grill. The result?

These three super easy, impressive and warm desserts you can cook on the grill in just a couple minutes:

 

Grilled Banana Boats

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Ingredients: 

  • 6 ripe large bananas, unpeeled
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • Crunch ‘n Munch Buttery Toffee (Orville Redenbacher’s® Gourmet® Kettle Korn Microwave Popcorn is an awesome alternative)

Directions:

  • Cut 6 (12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Heat gas or charcoal grill
  • With a sharp knife, make deep lengthwise cut inside curve of each banana, careful not to cut all the way through. Open slit to form a pocket. Crimp and shape 1 sheet of foil around each banana, forming boats.
  • Hold each banana in hand, fill pocket with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows and sprinkle some Crunch ‘n Munch Buttery Toffee or Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Kettle Korn Microwave Popcorn
  • Return each banana to its foil boat. Seal top of foil, leaving 2 – 3 inches headspace. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows soften.
  • Banana peel will turn black when heated — no worries, the dessert will still taste awesome

 

Chocolate Churro Quesadillas

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Ingredients:

  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
  • 2 large ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon Peter Pan Peanut Butter
  • 1 can Reddi-wip Original

Directions

  1. Get the tortillas on the grill and let them get warm using a low heat
  2. Remove tortillas to a work surface, lightly brush each tortilla on 1 side with butter and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar
  3. Top half of the buttered side of each tortilla with some of the banana slices, chocolate chips, light spread of peanut butter, and marshmallows
  4. Fold the other half over the gilled half, pressing lightly
  5. Use a spatula to place each taco on the grill rack until lightly browned, and crispy to your liking. The chocolate and marshmallows should be starting to melt, flip halfway through the cooking time
  6. Top with Reddi-wip. Devour

 

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed (cut large strawberries in half if needed)
  • 1/2 store-bought angel food cake
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can Reddi-wip Original
  • Chocolate chips
  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 can PAM Grill Spray

Directions:

  • Soak skewers in water for 15 minutes; remove and pat dry. Spray grill with PAM. Preheat to medium heat.
  • Cut angel food cake into 1 1/2-inch cubes. Brush each cube lightly with sweetened condensed milk (keeps the cake from drying out, gives a nice sweet crust). Start skewering the strawberries and cake cubes, alternating at your discretion.
  • Insert chocolate chips randomly into each piece of cake for your guests as a surprise. Don’t put them in all, leave them guessing!
  • Place them on the grill, turn every 30 seconds until all the sides get good grillmarks.
  • Once ready, serve them with the Reddi-wip ASAP
  • Brag on Pinterest

 

Recipes created in partnership with ConAgra Foods

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Features

14 Ice Cream Truck Treats from Your Childhood Summers

The other day I was sifting through junk mail on my porch (I have a riveting life, I know), when I heard the faint jingle of an ice cream truck. The sound was coming from around the street corner, and I was overcome by the sudden urge to chase after it. Instead, I stared in awe as a familiar white truck covered in photos of frozen treats rolled by.

My first thought: Ice cream trucks. They still exist.

So, here’s to you, ladies and gents who still remember running after that ever elusive gold mine as a kid in the hot summer sun.

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Firecrackers were good but . . .

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If the ice cream truck was really legit, they’d have these bad boys too: Turbo Rockets

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TMNT Popsicle. Just don’t make the rookie mistake of eating the gumball eyes first

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“What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” I think the correct question here is, “What wouldn’t you do?”

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Crunch Bar

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Snickers Ice Cream Bar. One is never, ever enough

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Flintstone Push-Up . . . because Fred and Wilma are OGs

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Whoever invented Choco Tacos needs a library, park, city, country, etc. named after them

 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie + Ice Cream = Amazeballs

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Strawberry Shortcake

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Creamsicle. Hint: These taste delicious when melted in a cold glass of hefeweizen

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Giant Neopolitan Ice Cream Sandwich

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Nailed it

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Fudgsicles. A surefire classic

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Try having a bad day after eating one of these. We dare you

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Video

Team Umizoomi Ad Starring Gordon Ramsay is Funny, Uncomfortable

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Gordon Ramsay, the man who got famous for screaming grown folks into submissive tears, is at it again . . . with a trio of neon-colored characters from the pre-school math cartoon, Team Umizoomi.

From the very beginning, he’s shouting at his pastry chef about some unservable dessert, as per usual, when the “team” pulls up in a veritable clown car.

“NO!” you want to scream. “GET OUT OF THERE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!”

But the little pink . . . thing with pigtails quickly resolves the situation, much to the embarrassment of the actual, professional pastry chef. Of course, when offered a job, the little rascals (and their robot pal) are out of there in a hot second.

Ball’s in your court, Ramsay. Are you gonna stand for that?

H/T Eater

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Hit-Or-Miss

Now You Can Get Ice Cream Shop Wasted With Rainbow Sherbet Vodka

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This goes out to all the kids who loved eating Daiquiri ice cream just because it looked cool and not because they knew what it was supposed to taste like. Pinnacle Vodka, makers of such childhood-inspired flavors as Cake and Whipped Cream and Pumpkin Pie have just made ice cream-flavored vodka a reality with their latest Rainbow Sherbet.

Meant to evoke “a nostalgic feel of summer memories,” the 70 proof Rainbow Sherbet offers notes of zesty orange, sweet lime and creamy raspberry — though, sadly, with absolutely none of the color which made the original ice cream so iconic.

On the plus side, the next time you have a hankering for some good ol’ nostalgia feels, your buddies won’t accuse you of being a pedobear for trying to hang out with the kids at Baskin Robbins. Probably.

Pinnacle Rainbow Sherbet is currently available nationwide at an SRP of $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, with another new flavor, Strawberry Shortcake, to be released later this year.

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Recipes

Here’s How to Make Irish Car Bomb Strawberry Shortcakes

Happy Half St. Patrick’s Day!

If you are looking for ideas on how to celebrate, I have a few: wear blue and yellow, tell everyone to hug you because you’re half Irish, and make these Emerald Isle-inspired shortcakes: chocolate Guinness® Draught Beer shortcakes, filled with Baileys® Irish Cream whipped cream and strawberries, and topped with a decadent chocolate Jameson® Irish Whiskey sauce. 

Irish Car Bomb Strawberry Shortcakes (serves 8)

Chocolate Guinness Shortcakes (adapted from Bisquick)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4c Bisquick®
  • 2/3c Guinness
  • 1/4c cocoa
  • 1/4c sugar
  • 1/2c milk-chocolate coated toffee bits (Necessary!)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prep baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, beer, cocoa, sugar, and toffee bits until soft dough forms.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets so that you have 8 shortcakes that are the same size.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm around edges.

Baileys Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 1cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4c Baileys
  • 2T sugar

Directions

  1. Chill bowl and beaters before whipping cream.
  2. Pour heavy cream, sugar, and 2T of Baileys into chilled bowl.
  3. Beat on medium for 1 minute until frothy, then on high 2 to 3 minutes until soft peaks form.
  4. Fold in the remaining Baileys.

Chocolate Jameson Whiskey Sauce (adapted from Serious Eats)

Ingredients

  • 5oz dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2c milk
  • 2T sugar
  • 3T heavy cream
  • 2-3T Jameson Whiskey

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk and sugar.
  2. Bring milk to a steady simmer, stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour in chocolate chips and let sit for 3 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Whisk in cream. Let mixture come to room temperature, then mix in whiskey.
  5. Chill until ready to serve, but feel free to heat it up in the microwave if you want to serve it hot.

Strawberries (from my wonderful America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook)

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts of strawberries
  • 6T sugar

Directions

  1. Hull and slice up the strawberries and smash about 1/3 of them with a pastry cutter.
  2. Mix smashed strawberries, sliced strawberries, and sugar together and let them hang out with each other for 30 minutes before serving.

When the shortcakes are cool enough, slice them in half, throw some of that spiked whipped cream on them, add some strawberries, put the top half back on, and drizzle it with some of that tasty, tasty whiskey sauce. Separately, the shortcake, whipped cream, and sauce might seem heavy and overwhelming, but put together (especially with the lightness of the strawberries) they create a dessert that is balanced, layered, and unbelievably good.

Slàinte!

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Fast Food

Wendy’s Reveals a Strawberry Shortcake Parfait

Summer is just around the corner, so I guess the hotter weather makes eating copious amounts of ice cream more justifiable! Now along with Oreo and Caramel Frosty Parfaits, Wendy’s is introducing Strawberry Shortcake for a limited time.

Layers of Vanilla Frosty, strawberry puree, and shortbread cookie chunks are topped off with a generous serving of whipped cream and fresh strawberry chunks. Frosty’s have really come a long way since just chocolate and vanilla. What’s next? The French Fry Frosty Parfait?

[via theimpulsivebuy.com]