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McDonald’s Brings Caramel Brownie McFlurry To Dessert Menu

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It’s been a minute since McDonald’s added something new to their McFlurry options. Don’t get me wrong, I could dive into a cup of Oreo McFlurry with a side of fries any day, but something new is always welcome. 

The fast-food chain has announced they’ll be offering a new Caramel Brownie McFlurry

Vanilla soft serve comes together with brownie pieces and caramel topping and is blended until the morsels engrain themselves into the silky smooth frozen cream. 

This product’s release marks the first time the Caramel Brownie McFlurry will be available in the US. It made its original debut in Canada back in 2017. 

McDonald’s customers can get their hands on the new McFlurry option starting May 3 at all participating McDonald’s locations nationwide. 

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Fast Food

Krispy Kreme Is Giving Away Free Doughnuts To Anyone Who Got A Vaccine

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In the past couple of weeks, the United States has begun administering a record number of vaccinations in the battle against COVID-19. More than 10 million US residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine already, and with that comes free donuts.

Krispy Kreme just announced that guests will receive a free original glazed doughnut by simply bringing in their COVID-19 vaccination card to any participating location in the United States. This is available for anyone who shows their card, each day, through the end of 2021.

It’s that easy.

The brand is also giving its employees paid time off to schedule their own vaccinations.

Even if you belong to that group that doesn’t believe the vaccine will do anything. Isn’t a free dose at least worth some doughnuts?

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News

HipDot x PEEPS is the Make Up Collab No One Expected This Season

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Last fall, cosmetics brand HipDot had an unexpected partnership with Tapatio Hot Sauce to launch a line of products no one imagined would have happened. 

Now, HipDot is at it again with another tasty brand: PEEPS.

Yep, those colorful marshmallow-filled birds will now be a part of an exclusive cosmetic line similar to last year’s Tapatio launch. 

Items available for this launch include PEEPS Eyeshadow Palette, PEEPS Sponge Set, and a combination of the eyeshadow and sponge set. There will also be a few other surprise items dropping sometime later this month. 

Aside from Candy Corn, I can’t think of another confection that’s as polarizing as PEEPS. Either you love them, or you hate them. 

Still, this collection’s vibrant palettes derived from the PEEPS aesthetic seem like a perfect fit ahead of the Easter season. 

You can find the collection at HipDot.com and Ulta.com starting March 2. 

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Fast Food Sweets

For One Day, Krispy Kreme Is Offering A Limited Edition Mars Doughnut

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Later this week, NASA’s Peserverence Rover lands on Mars and, in honor of the momentous occasion, Krispy Kreme has created an exclusive Mars Doughnut that will be available for one day only. 

The Mars Doughnut will feature a Chocolate Creme-filled Doughnut that’s dipped in red caramel swirl and topped with crumbled chocolate cookie pieces. 

Additionally, the rover will carry the names of the 11 million folks who worked hard on this galactic launch. In honor of these men and women, Krispy Kreme is giving away a free doughnut to anyone who participated in this launch. All they’ll have to do is present a NASA-issued Perseverance “boarding pass” at their local Krispy Kreme on Feb. 18 to get their free Mars Doughnut. 

For everyone else, the Mars Doughnut will be available for one day only, Feb. 18, at participating Krispy Kreme locations nationwide. 

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Packaged Food Sweets

Snickers Peanut Brownie Ice Cream Bar Packs Hits Freezer Aisles

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Every so often, there’s a candy bar that arrives in stores that checks off all the flavors and textures you’re craving at the moment. 

For us, it very well may be the new Snickers Peanut Brownie Ice Cream Bar.

The frozen new confection features brownie-flavored ice cream combined with chewy brownie bits, topped with a layer of caramel and peanuts, and covered with a final coat of milk chocolate. 

It’s making me blush thinking of all those textures swirling around in my mouth after each bite. 

Snickers’ Peanut Brownie Ice Cream arrives at local freezer aisles and will make a nationwide release in stores by March 2021. 

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Sweets

IKEA Is Giving Out Free Instructions On How To Build Proper Gingerbread Furniture

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With the holidays quickly approaching this upcoming week, we’re expecting many gingerbread homes opening up for tiny little gingerbread folk to move into on Christmas morning. 

IKEA Canada, however, is taking the furnishing of those homes quite seriously. So much, in fact, that they’ve released step by step instructions on how to properly construct gingerbread furniture. 

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You can create bookshelves, chairs, beds, rugs, and even a dining room set, entirely out of gingerbread. 

All you need to do is print out the instructions, whip up some gingerbread cookie dough, and start molding and gluing your pieces together. 

Those eager to try their hand at building IKEA gingerbread furniture can download the printable instructions here. As someone who has a hard enough time with regular IKEA furniture, however, I’ll sit this one out and watch my nieces and nephews enjoy the holiday activity.

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Sweets

Kellogg’s Debuts First-Ever Froot Loops Candy Canes This Holiday

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We see new candy canes hit the candy aisle every year, boasting new flavors and vibrant colors to spark the upcoming holiday festivities.
This year, Kellogg’s has released the first-ever Froot Loops Cereal Candy Canes.

The naturally-flavored candy canes are combined with Toucan Sam’s bright bevy of colors to form a unique take on the iconic holiday confection.

Not gonna lie. I’ve always been a bigger fan of the fruit-flavored versions of candy canes over the original peppermint flavor. Pretty excited to try these.

You can find the new Froot Loops Cereal Candy Canes in packs of 12 at participating grocery snack aisles nationwide now.

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Sweets

White Chocolate Sugar Cookie M&M’s Arrive In Candy Aisles This Holiday

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With the holiday season speeding towards us like a California Governor to the last Turbo Man figure, we’re strapping on and enjoying all the new seasonal sweets that are hitting the snack aisles.

One that’s particularly noteworthy is M&M’s debuting their new White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies. The limited-edition holiday flavor features a white chocolate, sugar cookie-flavored shell with a crispy center.

For fans of either the rich textures of white chocolate or the buttery crunch of sugar cookies, this sounds like the perfect holiday amalgam.

You can now find the new M&M White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies in stores nationwide and online at MMS.com.

Happy holidays, everyone!