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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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8 New Hype Foods To Eat At Disneyland RIGHT NOW

Disneyland holds a special place in the hearts of many. It’s the most famous amusement park in the world, mainly because it taps into our inner child without us even realizing it. As a kid, all I wanted to do was run around from ride to ride without slowing down for anything.

Now, however, I need to take a break from time to time, get off my feet for a few minutes here and there. More often than not, those breaks include snacking, since Disneyland is renowned for having awesome (albeit expensive) food. The hype is real people, and this list of the hottest new treats at Disneyland will turn you into the hungriest person on earth at the happiest place on earth.

1. Tri-Tip Nachos

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Nachos Rule #1: If you can barely see the actual chips, you’re doing it right.

While this pile of crunchy, chewy goodness isn’t seen on the menu, it’s often used as a substitute for the Lobster Nachos. Some people are allergic to shellfish and some simply don’t like lobster, so feel free to request a tri-tip replacement next time you’re at Cove Bar in Paradise Pier.

2. Pulled Pork Cone

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Cars Land has a cozy little spot reserved for the hungry and tired called the Cozy Cone Motel. Each cone-shaped hut at this pit stop (pun absolutely intended) serves a different item in a pretzel-like bread cone, ranging from popcorn to beverages and everything in between. This Pulled Pork Cone comes packed with sweet, succulent pork topped with ripe, crispy coleslaw and paired with a crunchy pickle.

3. Pizza Flavored Popcorn + Pear Of Dice

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Clearly the Cozy Cone Motel has been killing it lately, and they continue to do so with the discovery of this eclectic pairing. The “Popcone” serves up a pizza flavoring for one of their their popcorn cones that will make you think you’re eating tiny pieces of crunchy pizza. Couple that with the crisp sprite- and pear-flavored Pear of Dice soda and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.

4. Strawberry Shortcake

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The Plaza Inn has finally brought the return of the Strawberry Shortcake, and we’ve never been more excited! This decadent dessert is almost too pretty to eat, but don’t waste your time ordering and not eating it because this seasonal item won’t be around for long.

5. Banana Corn Dogs

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With the release of the hilariously heartwarming film Zootopia, Disneyland unveiled their new Banana Corn Dogs at the Award Wieners restaurant in Hollywoodland for a short time, then brought them back for the release of The Jungle Book. Dipped in batter then deep fried to a golden brown, these soft, warm treats come standard with both chocolate and mango dipping sauces. MANGO DIPPING SAUCE, GUYS.

6. Crab N’ Corn Chowder Bowl

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The Pacific Wharf Cafe at Disney California Adventure serves bread bowls that rival the famed bread bowls of San Francisco. Yeah, I said it. This Crab N’ Corn Chowder Bowl is a seasonal item only though, so make sure to give it a try before it’s gone!

7. Frozen Hot Chocolate

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With a conundrum of a name like that, it’s no surprise that the imaginative and whimsical minds at Disney came up with this delight. Made with hot chocolate ingredients then frozen, this treat is sure to keep your lust for chocolate slaked while keeping you cool throughout the day. Head to the Cove Bar to try one out, but be quick, it will be gone very soon!

8. Cotton Candy Lemonade

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This non-alcoholic specialty drink is made with Odwalla Lemonade then mixed in with cotton candy flavoring, followed by a cotton candy garnish to top it off, along with a couple of lemon slices to recreate the iconic Mickey look. I know I said the Frozen Hot Chocolate was refreshing, but THIS is ever so slightly more refreshing. This drink is not seasonal, so you’ve got plenty of time to try it out.

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Clever Artist Turns Worst Break Up Lines Into Baked Goods

Breaking up with someone is never easy, unless you’re an asshole and just use the same old cliche lines. Well, this collection of food art by Isabella Giancarlo is dedicated to you guys.

According to her website, “‘Eat Your Heart Out’ is a series of words remembered from break-ups reimagined as something sweet.”

Her juxtaposition between a sour memory and a sweet treat makes you want to simultaneously laugh and cry when you see them, invoking feelings of sadness, cheer and most of all, hunger.

Giancarlo’s website even has a section in which visitors on the site can submit their name, email and the quote that stuck out to them the most when their loved one was letting them down big time. Check out the best one we could find below.

Well try harder, f***er.

Really? Didn’t even know you could think.

I looked it up, the average is 5.5 inches. It’s enough.

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Geez, I’d hate to be your real sister, yuck.

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What is this, college? Less trying, more doing.

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Get in line, pal.

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We can. But we won’t.

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With the rusty prong on a forklift.

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Yeah, ’cause this body is only going to get younger.

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No, you won’t do this.

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Photo Credit: @eatyrheartsout
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This Key Chain Tag From Wendy’s Will Get You Free Frostys For A Year

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If there’s anything better than a free Wendy’s Frosty treat, it’s getting free Frosty treats for a year. So how does one get a year of free Frosty treats? Spend a dollar.

For the holidays, Wendy’s is selling a $1 key chain that gets you a Jr. Frosty every visit for a year in support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. All you have to do is show them the keychain and they’ll give you the free frozen treat with every purchase you make. This lasts until Dec. 31, 2016.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a nonprofit organization that works to help children in foster care find a loving home. For every tag sold for $1, 90 cents of it will go to the foundation.

Next time you’re in the drive-thru ordering those spicy chicken nuggets, flash your Frosty tag and have your thirst quenched.

Photos: Wendy’s

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Hit-Or-Miss

Ice Cream Man Treats, Ranked

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The ice cream men of America serve up a lot of goods, but these are the best.

5. Strawberry Shortcake Bar

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This shot was taken seconds before there was none left to share. Photo: Richard Audet

As a kid, any flavor that’s not chocolate or vanilla can be inherently considered “exotic.” Strawberry is every child’s first foray into the unknown. The Strawberry Shortcake bar in particular is like creme brûlée for children. It has flavor, it has pizzazz, and it also feels kind of oddly healthy. It’s what kids think rich adults eat, so it’s what they order when trying to prove to their crushes they’re mature class-acts who’ll one day drive Ferraris.

4. Chocolate Eclair

This is a well-earned treat, sporting three different layers of immaculate wonder for your tastebuds. It wasn’t always your go-to, but when you get it, that first bite feels earned. You stand with your hands on your hips, scouting the board and seeing your go-tos, your favorites, but then you let out a, “You know –,” and decide to play a wildcard by ordering it and feeling a little different that day; just a bit cooler, just a bit more unpredictable, and very satisfied.

3. Drumstick

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If you have a nut allergy, nothing to see here! Photo: Denise Krebs

The most universal treat in the ice cream man’s magical box, Drumsticks have never let anybody down. It’s the one thing on summer blocks all kids can agree on. At worst, you get a pleasant shrug if, for some reason, the most exciting items (all those smashed rainbow-colored treats) are out of stock. Drumsticks are a classic. They’re the Chuck Taylor All-Stars of dessert. Everyone gets it, even if it’s not all, or even most of the time.

2. Chipwich

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You’re not going to find this sandwich at a Subway. Photo: Varin

It’s a masterful, sassy move; a mic drop on the dessert world. Before you order one you find yourself asking, “Would it be considered too much, too ostentatious, too ‘in your face?’” But then somebody decided doors were meant to be kicked in and the revolutionary item became a masterpiece standard. Now, it seems so foolish to have ever lived in a world where ice cream sandwiches weren’t napping luxurious between chocolate chip cookies.

1. Choco Taco

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This one gets extra points for rhyming. Photo: Stephanie “veganlazysmurf”

Long before hybrid foods became all the rage (e.g. cronuts, cake pops, ramen burgers, bacon-infused / wrapped / flavored everything else), there was one item in existence that dared to go the wild distance. The Choco Taco took two of mankind’s greatest inventions, the taco and ice cream, and put them together so seamlessly, it’s hard to imagine how Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation spent their youth before the Choco Taco’s glorious Reagan-era launch. Did they watch the moon landing and wonder, how do we have the technology for this but not an even split of dairy treat and cone when biting into dessert?

Honorable mention: Any character with bubble gum eyes

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Like a gorgeous babe or strapping hunk, it looks amazing, sure, but you’ll always wind up heartbroken in the end. No matter how many times you’ve gone through this before, hoping it’ll turn out differently, those chewy eyes always taste like crap.

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How To Make Bacon Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats

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Peep My Eats has taken the simple idea of a rice cereal treat and transformed it into a whole new beast. These Bacon Cinnamon Toast Crunch Treats are the perfect grownup snack for any every occasion.

First melt some marshmallows along with some butter, stirring constantly. Fry up some bacon and coat it with brown sugar. Add the marshmallows and crumpled bacon to some Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Pour everything into a non-stick pan and flatten it out. Let it cool and you’re good to go.

Check out the quick ‘how to’ video below or check Peep My Eats for the complete recipe.

 

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Umami Burger Debuts PB&J Ice Cream Sandwich Made with Jelly Donut

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Umami Burger is upgrading their dessert line-up with a particularly decadent dessert: Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches. The concoction comes from a collaboration between L.A. Creamery Ice Cream and Stan’s Donuts in Southern California.

The flavor mash-ups include: Peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiched between a jelly donut; chocolate ganache ice cream sandwiched inside a chocolate peanut butter donut; cinnamon toast ice cream stuffed between a cinnamon roll with chocolate chips. Ok, so the last one technically isn’t a “Donut” Ice Cream Sammie but… at this point the sound of saliva waterfalling out of my mouth is making it hard to concentrate… You were saying?

The new Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches are now available at every Umami location in Southern California and New York for $6 and $8 a pop, respectively.

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In Case You Missed It: S’mores Candy Corn Exists

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The general opinion of Candy Corn is split smack dab down the middle. You either hate or love the addicting bits of sugary business. (I’m of the latter half.)

Regardless of your opinion, it’s a universal understanding that s’mores are divine and anyone who doesn’t enjoy the  chocolate-marshmallow-graham trifecta is an unreasonable bore. Given this fact, this package of S’mores Candy Corn spotted by Instagram user jaylizstray at a Giant grocery store is probably the closest we’ll ever come to satisfying Candy Corn haters.

Even if you’re not a fan of the regular Candy Corn fare, you have to admit that you’re a little curious about the s’more version. Mostly because you already know that anything infused with the flavors of a chocolate campfire is going to be a mouth explosion.

Apparently, S’mores-flavored Candy Corn has been around for a while but is a seasonal product that disappears quickly once Halloween rolls around. So keep your eyes peeled next time you stroll down the candy aisle.

Brach’s S’mores Candy Corn: 9oz Bag, Pack of 6 @ Amazon