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Del Taco Reveals Three New Summer Milkshakes

Del Taco is kicking off the summer season by cooling us down from the jump! They’re introducing three new chocolatey milkshakes in the form of “Chocodays” beverages that are available for a limited time only.

Here’s all the tasty deets on these shakes:

  • OREO® Cookie Horchata Shake: Thick shake filled with chocolatey OREO cookie crumbles, tied together with the flavor of horchata.
  • Mexican Chocolate Shake: Ice cold chocolate mixed with horchata.
  • Mocha Iced Coffee: Rich chocolate flavor combined with Del Taco signature iced coffee served over ice.
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Red Bull Set To Launch Summer Edition Dragon Fruit

Photo courtesy of Red Bull

As I brace myself for a summer filled with lethargy and finally watching The Sopranos, I find my curiosity drawn towards my energy drink selection. One of the newest additions hitting stores in the upcoming weeks comes from wing-granting beverage brand Red Bull. 

Red Bull is launching a limited edition Summer Edition Dragon Fruit flavor.

The new energy drink will feature the exotic fruit’s unique flavors along with notes of red berries, a hint of plum, and floral aromatics. 

As someone who genuinely enjoys the taste of dragonfruit, my curiosity is piqued. 

You can find the new summer flavor beginning March 29 in Walmart drink aisles and available nationwide beginning April 26 at other beverage retailers. 

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Skittles Premieres New Sour Skittles-Infused Ice Cream Bars

As spring transitions to summer, so too do snack cravings. Gone are the big bags of sweets that are to be devoured under three blankets while watching movies. It’s time for ice cream. But, as we sit in the in-between period of the change — too hot for a sweater, but not hot enough for a t-shirt— a cravings crisis begins to form. Much like choosing an outfit, choosing the appropriate snack can be a downright challenge.

Enter, Crazy Sour Skittles Coolers, the hybrid ice cream-candy. 

The new treat is the latest in the candy’s ice cream bars, the first of which dropped last February. The premise remains the same: deliver the Skittles experience, but make it ice cream. Except now, the humble Sour Skittle is the star of the show. 

This is accomplished by dipping a fruit-flavored, Skittles-infused ice cream bar in a “sour fruit sorbet.” 

The results can be seen on the Instagram page @newfoodsuk, who reported the find at an Iceland Foods supermarket. 

The response to the account’s post were, unsurprisingly, mixed. But, it’s hard to imagine ice cream and candy not being good together (or at least good enough to try) so this seems like an easy move for candy fiends.

Unfortunately, this is a UK-only product, so any stateside Skittles fanatics will have to find something else to fulfill their cravings.

I’m sorry, Marshawn

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Otter Pops Ditch Their Trademark Colors In Favor of No Artificial Dyes

Summertime is here, which means the birds are singing and the ice pops are freezing.

Otter Pops, a west coast classic for ice pops, is giving the otters a makeover. Gone are the artificial dyes, as well as the artifical flavors. 

“Naturally flavored with other natural flavors,” the box proudly reads.

The new pops are made with 100% fruit juice, mostly an apple juice conentrate. 

What’s most apparent is the lack of their trademark vibrant colors, as a result of ditching artificial dyes. Now, they’re a light tan, somewhere in between apple juice and a ripe banana.

Thankfully, each flavor retains its original appeal, mostly. The apple juice taste is entirely present, but the flavors we know and love are still very much alive and well. Louie-Bloo Raspberry, Strawberry Short Kook, Sir Isaac Lime, Alexander the Great — the gang’s all here.

These new otters are only available at Costcos in California, Oregon, and Washington for now.

Personally, I’ll be driving to the nearest Costco and copping a box as soon as possible. Nothing can stop me from devouring five at midnight now that I don’t even have to feel bad about it.

Plus they won’t turn my mouth and lips an intense cherry red or blue-purple?

I may need two boxes.

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Wendy’s Spicy Nuggets Officially Returning In August


Wendy’s is finally making good on their promise to bring back its spicy chicken nuggets, announcing that August 19 will be the day that fast food justice prevails.

Wendy’s promised fans that they’d bring back their beloved spicy nuggets, after Chance the Rapper made the request in early May.

It didn’t seem like a publicity stunt, but Wendy’s ran with it and tweeted at Chance saying, “The people in charge say if you guys can get our tweet to 2 Million likes, with will bring SPICY CHICKEN NUGGETS BACK.”

It seemed almost impossible, seeing how 2 million likes would be the all-time Twitter record, but spicy nugget fans were not to be underestimated. The goal was demolished in less than two days, and while a return date was not set at the time, they promised it was coming.

Chance the Rapper said he would be releasing his album on the same date as the nugget release, then started promoting a July album drop, leading many to believe the nuggets would follow that timeline.

Unfortunately, unless Chance changes his plans, the two summer drops will not coincide.

Wendy’s has gone as far as creating a Google Calendar invite link that fans can click on and save the date. It’s kind of cute, and honestly, I probably will be marking my calendar as an admitted spicy nugget fiend.

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Golden Road Just Released Spiked Agua Frescas To Get Summer Started

Agua frescas, common in Mexican culture and found throughout California, are an ideal drink for cooling down during the summertime months. When someone spikes the entire jug with some alcohol, it turns into a real party.

If you don’t have time to whip up an entire batch yourself, check out Golden Road’s ready-to-drink Spiked Agua Frescas. Golden Road crafts these by blending together fresh fruit and water to create a full-bodied and refreshing adult beverage.

These Spiked Agua Frescas are all sparkling alcoholic beverages and come in three flavors, Mango, Strawberry Pineapple, and Cucumber Lime, ranging from 90-110 calories. They’re great to have on hand for a quick get-together, or can be used for an epic party, which is what the Foodbeast crew did when they used the Agua Frescas for a summertime ceviche bash.

You can find the Spiked Agua Frescas at participating retailers in California. As for the ceviche, which pairs perfectly with the Agua Frescas, that recipe can be found below.

Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
2 large tomatoes
1 cilantro
1 large white onion
1/2 serrano
20 limes
1 lemon
1 pound of ground white fish
1 pound of shrimp
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions:
Let the fish and shrimp cook in the lime and lemon juice, dice everything and don’t forget to toss the seeds from the tomato and cucumber. TAKE OUT THE SERRANO SEEDS!! Mix everything together while adding salt and pepper all over. Keep refrigerated.

Add avocados and chips/tostadas.


Created in partnership with Golden Road

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This New Cooler Is Powered By The Sun, So Forget About Those Soggy Ice Bags

Summer is finally on its way, which means you probably have a few beach days or barbecues in the works. (Hooray, warm weather!) Before you pack your old cooler with soggy bags of ice, check out the GoSun Chill. It’s a solar-powered cooler that doesn’t require any ice at all (seriously), which means you can pack your frozen goods without squeezing them into piles of melting cubes. Yup, that means you can kiss the days of wet food and overflowing coolers goodbye.

The GoSun Chill was announced on May 7 by GoSun, the company behind those solar cookers you know and love. Similar to GoSun’s ovens and grills, the Chill can be powered by the sun. Yes, that means you won’t have to stop at the grocery store for three bags of ice on your way to the beach. Instead, you can charge up your GoSun Chill cooler using solar energy.

Thankfully, charging the GoSun Chill is really easy. TBH, there are a few ways you can do it — but I’ll start with the solar option. (That’s the point, isn’t it?) According to GoSun, the cooler’s Lithium Powerbank (which powers the device) can be charged with a solar table or a solar panel. Thankfully, both devices come with the purchase of a GoSun Chill, which means you can pick whichever one is more convenient for you.

Once your Powerbank is charged, it’ll run your cooler for up to 14 hours in 80-degree weather. So, yes, it’s safe to say that your beers will stay cold (even during those long, steamy beach days).

Courtesy of GoSun

The Lithium Powerbank can also be charged with an AC Adapter (aka a wall outlet), which leads me to my next point. If you’d rather bypass the whole “solar” part, you can use an AC Adapter or 12 Volt Cord to plug your cooler directly into your outlet or car. That way, you won’t need a charged Powerbank to run your mini fridge.

Even so, using the Lithium Powerbank sounds like a pretty convenient option. In addition to powering your GoSun Chill, the Powerbank can be used to charge cell phones and laptops (thanks to its convenient USB ports). Therefore, if you need a quick charge during your camping trip, go ahead and use the Lithium Powerbank after cooling down your Chill.

Courtesy of GoSun

If you want to give the GoSun Chill a try, you can order one for $479 on Indiegogo. However they probably won’t be shipped until August 2019 — so plan your summer beach days accordingly.

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Hummus Shakes Are A Thing Now And Are Looking To Be The Milkshake Alternative

So we’ve all had hummus, it’s the best alternative to a cheese dip for any party platter, or a great healthy late-night snack. For a while now it’s been coming up in popularity, we’ve seen hummus on burgers and even in burritos, but it wasn’t until I heard about a new shake coming from the east coast made up of hummus that my attention was really piqued.

The Hummus & Pita Co. is debuting an original and justifiably questionable new product called the Hummus Shake starting May 13.

Right off the bat it sounds like you’re gonna be sucking down a tub of Sabra. But never judge a book by it’s chickpea cover.

While the shake might look like a Frappuccino on the outside, inside is an entirely different beast.

Rather than being made up of fats and sugars like a regular shake, this one is a combination of basically the same ingredients as hummus, with added natural flavors.

Chickpeas, tahini, frozen bananas, dates, almond milk, a little pure vanilla, and cinnamon are all that this healthy little dessert consists of.

And no, it won’t taste like Sabra either. There’s a variety of flavors, just as with any other shake, like butter pecan, chocolate, pistachio, and strawberry.

The Hummus Shake is an all-natural vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free treat that boasts many health benefits, including high amounts of protein and fiber.

Though I haven’t had the pleasure of satisfying my curiosity and trying the shake myself, food bloggers have had a great time detailing their reviews of the shake.

One in particular, David White, said, “the simple ingredients and the health factor of each individual ingredient create a two-fold feeling of comfort and ease in knowing that what you’re ingesting is good-tasting with benefits that are also good for you.” You can read White’s complete review here.

Seeing as this is primarily in NYC, an apt comparison could be to the prominent Shake Shack with their frozen custards.

A normal serving of frozen custard at the Shack is going to clock in at around 600 calories, with a heap of sugar and fat indicative of a traditional milkshake.

While the sugar levels are too close to call, the Hummus Shake is blessed with all natural sugars.

If any of those details are still not enough to convince you to try the new hummus shake, here’s a bit of incentive: From now until 5/20 you can buy one shake and get another free at any Hummus & Pita Co.

So go out and try the shake, let us know what you think, and maybe it’ll end up being the new worthy shake of the summer.