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Spaghetti Donuts Exist Now And Are Already Causing Controversy

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The latest trending food mashup is here, and people are confused on how to feel about it.

Something called the “Spaghetti Donut” has been making waves on the Internet recently, and people have taken to Twitter to protest against this new item being a thing.

The Spaghetti Donut was developed by New York business Pop Pasta, who is advertising it as an on-the-go version of a Neapolitan classic: the spaghetti pie.

Known as “frittata di spaghetti” in Italian, the spaghetti pie is a dish typically made with leftover pasta, eggs, and cheese that is shaped into a cake or pie before being cut into slices and cooked. Pop Pasta takes that concept and shapes its spaghetti pies into donuts that they call “Pops” before baking them for a mobile version of this leftovers dish. You can get them in multiple flavors, including carbonara, bolognese, and aglio e olio.

When our squad at the Foodbeast office first heard about these, the reaction was just as mixed as The Internet’s. While I’m 100% down for the concept, some of us were thinking (and hoping) that it was an April Fool’s joke (it’s not).

The spaghetti donuts will be on sale at Smorgasburg Williamsburg in Brooklyn throughout the spring/summer seasons, so if you’re interested in checking these out and live in the area, grab one and let us know what you think.

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Chipotle Tweeted About Sex And Weed In The Corniest Way Possible

With lawsuits and e. Coli outbreaks ruining Chipotle’s mood over the last year, at least their social media team is still given room to have a good time.

Chipotle Tweeted out a question Tuesday, asking its fans, “How many burritos?” in a poll question. The two options were 69, or 420. The 69, of course refers to the sexual act, while 420 refers to the marijuana-based holiday observed by, well, anyone who smokes.

Clever? Not even a little bit.

Childish? Sure. This makes it look like their interns are 12-year-old stoners who draw that weird, pointy “s” on their notebooks.

But if Chipotle can’t be chill and fun on Twitter, then they’ve admitted defeat, and they’ve taken enough “L’s” lately.

It was an incredibly corny Tweet, but at least no one got food poisoning from it.

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Chicken Lover Tweeted Himself Having Sex With A McChicken [VERY NSFW, SERIOUSLY]

‘It’s the internet,’ I said. ‘I’ve seen everything,’ I said. This video couldn’t be that shocking, but as I scrolled through Twitter, looking for this infamous video that set the internet ablaze, I really wish I hadn’t.

We’ve all seen some things, but nothing really gets you quite ready for a dude sticking his erection into a McDonald’s McChicken and masturbating with it, while in his room. The man’s Twitter handle was @McDonaldsChiraq and his account has since been suspended, but the video lives on.

There’s a re-tweeted video at the bottom of this post, but I’m going to ease you in with some reactions, from which you then can decide for yourself if you really want to keep scrolling.

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All right, guys.

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It’s coming.

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Last chance to turn around and live your life.

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I warned you, but…

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Here it is.

(Link to the gentleman’s Tweet)

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Research Shows More People Are Talking About ‘Grilled Cheese’ than Cronuts, Poutine & Juicing Combined

Apparently, if you’re still craving Cronuts and tweeting about it, you’re part of the 1% of netizens that still care. The rest have moved onto ramen-crusted chicken wings and grilled cheese sandwiches — the next unspoiled “foodie” territory being conquered.

How did we come to such a pretentious conclusion? We got word of a new tool dubbed Microsoft Social Listening, which pings Facebook, Twitter and blogs (sites with a url) for buzzwords in order to determine what’s trending on the internet. Sentiment for a food term is graded by keywords within an article and headlines, ranging from “positive” words like delicious and wonderful to “negative” words like bland and overrated to grade overall opinion.

However, our dataset was limited to the food terms we chose to rate against each other, rather than all food terms in internet existence. That being said, we plugged in terms we talk about a lot on Foodbeast:  ramenkalejuicingfrench presscroissant donutpoutinegrilled cheesesriracha, and kimchi. We let the fancy technology run the numbers from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 and in the end, this is what we got:

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Foods with the most “Share of Voice,” aka the one’s being talked about the most:

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From highest to lowest:

1. Ramen

2. Kale

3. Grilled Cheese

4. Juicing

5. Kimchi

6. Poutine, Sriracha (Tied)

7. French Press

8. Cronut Croissant Donut

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Foods with the highest “Sentiment,” aka the one’s with the most positve “feels”

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From highest to lowest:

1. Juicing

2. Kale

3. Croissant Donut

4. Poutine, Ramen (Tied)

5. Kimchi

6. Sriracha

7. French Press

8. Grilled Cheese

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Note, while “Grilled Cheese” was one of the top foods being talked about, it’s sentiment was the lowest — the most negative — on the list. Which leads us to think… people must be mad hating on that cheesy, melty goodness.

Peek the infographic for more slick nuances and let us know what you discover in the comments.