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Thanksgiving Dinner Candy Corn Exists And We’re Cautiously Excited

Photo courtesy of Brach’s

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a huge fan of candy corn. The polarizing treat tends to pop up mostly around the fall festivities, and this holiday season, Brach’s is adding a unique twist on their iconic candy corn.

The candy company has introduced an all-new bag of Turkey Dinner Candy Corn.

Turkey-flavored candy corn, you might think? Not quite.

The bag will consist of an assortment of sweet and savory flavors that make up the quintessential Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner. This includes roasted turkey, green beans, stuffing, ginger-glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie.

You can find the new Turkey Dinner 12-oz bag of candy corn exclusively at participating Walgreens locations now. Sure, I’m a little concerned about how savory candy corn tastes, but that’s not going to stop me from grabbing a bag.

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Thanksgiving Leftover Arepas Let You Relive The Turkey Day Magic

After Thanksgiving, there’s always a massive pile of festive leftovers in the fridge you eat through for the next few days. You can get pretty creative with these recalentados, including this arepa that elevates the standard Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich to new heights.

Made with a quick homemade arepa you can prepare within minutes, this sandwich also gets a spicy and savory kick with the addition of bacon, Havarti cheese, and jalapeños. Combined with all of your recalentados, this makes for a hefty, hearty sandwich that’ll have you eating through the entire stock of turkey and mashed potatoes in no time at all.

You can find all of the ingredients needed on top of your leftovers for this arepa at Northgate Market. Northgate Market also has a holiday cookbook coming out that puts twists on the Thanksgiving classics as well, including a mole-sauced turkey that would make for a tasty addition to this sandwich.

If you want to make this mouthwatering arepa, peep the recipe below.

Servings: 2

Ingredients
For the arepas
1 cup P.A.N. pre-cooked white cornmeal
½ tsp salt
1 cup lukewarm water
2-4 Tbsp Pompeian Safflower oil (Enough to cover bottom of the frying pan)
For the filling
1/2 cup leftover mashed potatoes
1.2 cup leftover stuffing
1-2 cups leftover turkey meat
3-4 Tbsp cranberry sauce
4 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
4 slices Havarti cheese
¼ cup fresh jalapeño slices
1/2 cup leftover gravy, warm

Directions

Step 1
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, water and salt. Knead dough a few times in a bowl, then divide into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, then gently flatten to 4 inch discs.

Step 2
Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook arepas in oil until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked arepas to a paper towel-lined plate to drain until cool, about 5 minutes. Carefully slit arepas halfway and transfer to a lined baking sheet.

Step 3
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. To assemble, lay 2 slices of arepa and top in this order: 1/4 cup mashed potatoes, 2 slices cheese, jalapeño slices to taste and 1/4 cup of stuffing.

Step 4
Bake in the oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese. Include the remaining 2 arepa slices to get extra crispy.

Step 5
Finish by distributing the turkey between all cheese topped arepas, followed by cooked bacon.
Smear cranberry sauce on the 2 plain slices. Place cranberry side down and top arepas. Serve with a side of gravy for dipping and enjoy!


Created in partnership with Northgate Market

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Hit-Or-Miss Packaged Food

Pringles Just Made An Entire Thanksgiving Dinner In Chip Form


Photo by Isai Rocha/Foodbeast

Pringles isn’t scared to play around with new flavor concepts, and this year, they put together an entire Thanksgiving meal’s worth of flavors in one package.

With eight different familiar flavors, Pringles’ Thanksgiving Dinner consists of turkey, mashed potato, stuffing, mac & cheese, creamed corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Each pack comes with three of each flavor, and it’s even in a container that sort of looks like a baking pan, just to add to the home kitchen feel.

While they sent us a package and got us all excited for its release, it looks like they’re only testing the product, as of now, and won’t be available in retail stores this year.

Womp womp.

Still, in case they ever do release these all at once, or individually, we went ahead and tried them for you.

With so many flavors, they’re weren’t all hits, but there are a lot of good flavors in this dinner — just depends what you’re into.


Photo Courtesy of Pringles

HITS

There are the flavors that we generally thought were pretty good.

Turkey

Let’s start with the main course. The turkey flavor actually has a near identical flavor. Well, at least a very gravy like taste, and we’re not mad. As the crew around the Foodbeast office tried it, the reviews were fairly positive. At least they didn’t mess up the main dish.
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Creamed Corn

This one was our managing editor Reach Guinto’s favorite, and it had an interesting dynamic as it was savory, but also had a hint of sweetness to it. I personally liked it as well, but also think it might not be for everyone, as it’s not flavor comparable to anything before it, and might take some getting used to if it were a standalone. Plus points go to capturing the buttery flavor.
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Stuffing

The stuffing might be the best flavor of the bunch, and would definitely be a banger as a standalone flavor. A lot of eyes in the office lit up when trying the stuffing-flavored chip. It really did taste like stuffing which can really fuck with you mentally coming from a Pringle crisp.


Photo by Isai Rocha/Foodbeast

MEH

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Pumpkin Pie

This one was hit-or-miss, but if you’re a fan of pumpkin everything, you’d probably enjoy it. The pumpkin flavor wasn’t too overwhelming, but it’s probably not a chip you’d keep reaching for. It’s just kind of good.
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Mashed Potato

Rudy Cheney of our dev team put it best, as he said, “It tastes like a potato chip,” which makes sense, since it’s potato flavor. “It tastes like an unflavored Pringle.” This one wasn’t good or bad, it was just there.
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Cranberry Sauce

“It screams fruity, but it doesn’t taste like cranberry,” said our resident food scientist Constantine Spyrou. There were hints of some kind of fruit, but for the most part, there wasn’t a lot of flavor to it.
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GTFO

Mac & Cheese

“Whoa, this one kind of smells like butt,” another classic quote from our own Rudy Cheney, and yeah, it wasn’t the best smelling or tasting of the bunch. It literally tasted like uncooked Kraft mac & cheese powder.
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Green Bean Casserole

It tasted like they just dusted the chip with onion powder. If you were to take plain Pringles and add your own onion powder to it, it’d probably taste like this green bean casserole. It’s like a real green bean casserole in the sense that you look at it and say, “Why am I gonna eat veggies for thanksgiving?” Hard pass.

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We May Just Wear Stove Top’s Thanksgiving Dinner Pants All Year

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks out and we’re doing everything we can to ensure we enjoy the much-anticapted family dinner. One of our biggest conundrums, however, is how tight our pants get after we enjoy the first few servings of dinner.

Fortunately, Stove Top might just have the solution to this uncomfortable dilemma.

The stuffing brand has released their own line of Thanksgiving Dinner Pants just ahead of Turkey Day. Stove Top’s maroon dinner pants feature an over the belly waistband, stuffing print, and extra large pockets. Checks off pretty much all our requirements for pants.

You can purchase the pants beginning Nov. 13 for a limited time at ThanksgivingDinnerPants.com for $19.98. The pants are available in sizes from small to extra-large.

Looks like old Pete won’t be needing a belt this year.

Stove Top is also donating $10,000 to Feeding America in the spirit of the holiday season.

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Entire Thanksgiving Dinner As Ice Cream Will Satisfy The Kid In All Of Us

Our childhood dreams of having dessert for dinner has come true, thanks to the culinary magicians at Salt & Straw.

From November 1-22, you can experience a full Thanksgiving dinner in the form of decadent ice cream at Salt & Straw’s locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland.

It’s a little mind-boggling to imagine savory dishes (like TURKEY) transformed into a sweet treat, but before you knock it, take a look at the website descriptions of the five new flavors Salt & Straw is offering for the “Thanksgiving Dinner of Ice Cream”.

Sweet Potato Casserole With Maple Pecans

We roast sweet potatoes down and mix them with cream and sugar to make a sweet, spicy, sticky ice cream. Then we mix in Oregon pecans caramelized with maple sugar. And then of course you have to add some marshmallow, so we top it off with hand-churned ribbons of our own delicious homemade gooey maple fluff.

Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

We’ve made over 600 different flavors of ice cream, and this is hands-down the most savory one we’ve ever served. We make a potato-flavored ice cream, thanks to the real potatoes we boil down until the starch turns to sugar, and then stir in our own homemade gravy fudge made from two mashed-up recipes, pun very much intended. The result is a super-dense, super-creamy ice cream that tastes sweet and salty with hints of chocolate, coffee and yes, baked mashed potato.

Persimmon Walnut Stuffing

Our stuffing course tastes like a warm spice cake, thanks to the chopped-up pieces of homemade toasted stuffing made with walnuts and bourbon raisins we add to a savory spiced ice cream. Why yes that is olive oil, salt, pepper and coriander, how insightful of your taste buds to notice. And for a sweet finish, we add roasted persimmons, made with fruit grown locally at Apricot Farms.

Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie

What makes pumpkin pie so delicious? We think it’s the creaminess of the custardy filling. So we challenged ourselves to figure out how to make this ice cream taste just like that. We start with goat-cheese ice cream, which we sprinkle with pumpkin pie spices, but the generous helping of mashed pumpkin we fold and swirl in really steals the show. If there were ever an ice cream that actually warms your face, this is the one. It’s the perfect end to a Thanksgiving meal of ice cream.

…and the pièce de résistance…

Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey, but how exactly do we make it into deliciously salty, creamy ice cream? Two ways! We cook turkey stock mixed with sugar, spices and onions down until it bubbles into a caramel, which creates the base of the salted caramel ice cream.  And we also roast turkey skin until it’s crispy and then candy-coat it and mix bits of that in, too. So you could almost call this Double Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey.

Sounds irresistible now, doesn’t it?

Don’t fret if you don’t live near a Salt & Straw, as you’re able to order all the pints your heart desires and have them delivered in time for the holidays. It’ll be like having Thanksgiving dinner twice with just one food coma!

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Culture Restaurants

These Thanksgiving Dumplings Are A HIT At This NYC Restaurant

New York natives will know Mimi Cheng’s Dumpling house is where you want to be to get your hands on some delicious, home-style Taiwanese dumplings. Founded by sisters Marian and Hannah Cheng, the restaurant garnered sensational media coverage in the two years since they’ve opened.

Mimi Cheng’s is celebrating the upcoming family holiday by bringing back their famous Thanksgiving Dumplings.

The dumplings are stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and are served with a house-made cranberry sauce. They’re then wrapped, steamed, and pan seared to get that crispy texture. Each bite is an entire Thanksgiving meal in one.

You can find the holiday dumplings at Mimi Cheng’s two locations in New York: Nolita and the East Village. But act fast as they are only available through today!

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This Is What 200 Calories Of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Foods Look Like [INFOGRAPHIC]

Thanksgiving’s the one holiday where you’re allowed to cheat whatever diet you’re on and spend time with your family and loved ones eating, not counting calories.

If you still insist on watching what you eat, but still want to get the most of your Thanksgiving meal, Business Insider did some research and created an infographic showing the caloric content of your favorite Thanksgiving foods.

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Holiday dishes highlighted include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green been casserole, various pies, and even a couple glasses of wine.

The image perfectly portions and measures what 200 calories of the most popular Thanksgiving foods looks like so you have a pretty good idea what you’ll want to avoid to get the most of your holiday meal.

Hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday!

Image: Business Insider

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Trader Joe’s Has Turkey & Stuffing Kettle Chips

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Thanksgiving stuffing is one of our all-time favorites sides when it comes to the beloved holiday. If we had to choose just two Thanksgiving staples, it’d be a nice warm bowl of stuffing and maybe a slice of turkey. Because of this, it’s pretty awesome to hear that Trader Joe’s has released a Turkey and Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips for the holiday.

Made with thick-cut potatoes that are slowly kettle-cooked, the chips are seasoned with a blend of turkey and stuffing flavors. They’re calling it Thanksgiving on a chip.

We’re definitely lazy enough to appreciate the flavorings of an entire meal on a single chip. Especially when it gets us hyped for the holiday.

The chips come in a 7-ounce bag for $1.99.