Food Fashion

Saweetie Can Help You Score The Limited Edition Hidden Valley Ranch Crocs

A few months ago we reported on Hidden Valley Ranch and Crocs getting together to create a limited edition Classic Clog model. The news was met with much hype and excitement, with many looking forward to the news at the time, especially the part about the Crocs releasing later in 2021.

Well, later is here and fans now have a chance to score a pair. To help celebrate the launch, Hidden Valley Ranch has tapped in with everyone’s favorite Icy Girl rapper, Saweetie, for an exclusive giveaway. By clicking the sticker on Saweetie’s Instagram Story, a few lucky fans in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York will receive a special delivery: fresh pizza, Hidden Valley Ranch, and a pair of the Hidden Valley Ranch x Crocs Classic Clogs.

Another way to get a pair is to visit from September 16, 2021 at 2pm ET to September 20, 2021 at 12pm ET to enter the drawing for a chance to purchase the Hidden Valley Ranch Crocs. Take note that you can only purchase these Classic Clogs online through a drawing system, so best of luck to all who enter!


Heinz Debuts New Packet Rollers To Make Sure We Get All The Sauce

Ketchup innovation doesn’t happen often, but when it does, Heinz is at the forefront, bringing about some forward-thinking solutions with their new Packet Rollers.

The ketchup Packet Roller is designed to get every last bit of ketchup extracted out of each Heinz ketchup packet, ensuring we all get our packet’s worth in red gold.

Condiment lovers can snag theirs starting today for $5.70 by visiting HEINZ Packet Rollers will also be available at Pittsburgh-based Primanti’s, an iconic sandwich destination, while supplies last.

Cravings Culture Sweets

These Tamales Popsicles Might Be One of The Most Creative Flavors Out

I’ve seen my fair share of creative popsicles in this line of work, but these new Tamales Popsicles from Ice Queen out in Portland, Oregon might now be tops in that category.

Ice Queen touts itself as the ‘world’s only all vegan popsicle shop’, specializing in 100% plant-based frozen treats. Their latest creation, which looks like a typical tamal at first glance the way its enrobed in a corn husk, gently reveals itself as a frozen treat. Pleasant surprise would be an understatement here.

These Tamales Popsicles are made with a sweet masa ice cream base, which is then filled with Mexican chocolate fudge. Truly this is one of the wildest popsicle flavors anyone will come across, which will surely bring plenty of curious appetites out to Ice Queen to experience the off-the-charts creativity for themselves.

Food Fashion Restaurants

Uncle Paulie’s Deli Taps In With Lacoste For Limited Edition Clothing Collection

Los Angeles’ Uncle Paulie’s Deli has grown a devoted local fan base with top notch sandwiches and also some fantastic merch, with rapper Travis Scott popularizing their logo caps.

Continuing their strong drip game, Uncle Paulie’s Deli is collaborating with Lacoste for a limited edition clothing collection. The capsule collection consists of fleece jackets, caps and long sleeve polo shirts, with dual branding to give a nod to the essential sandwich shop as Lacoste’s penultimate brand partner in the ongoing “Ode to LA” program taking place at the Melrose Place store.

The Uncle Paulie’s x Lacoste collection will be available exclusively at the Lacoste Melrose Place location starting this September 16 for two weeks only. This is definitely a cause for celebration, to which an open invite event that evening will go down, with DJ TJ Mizell providing beats. And you best believe that Uncle Paulie’s sandwiches will be on deck to satisfy all cravings.

Fast Food What's New

Panera Now Has a Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Panera is combining two comfort food favorites into one with the debut of their new Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich. Truly this new menu item is a win win the way Panera’s mac & cheese and freshly baked bread are both elite.

To get into the yummy specifics, the new Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich has Panera’s high key delicious Mac & Cheese tapping in with a signature blend of the bakery’s fontina and mozzarella cheeses with parmesan crisps on toasted, thick-sliced Classic White Miche bread. It’s a cheesy affair, friends, get in where you can fit in.

Also, to celebrate the launch of this new item, Panera has unveiled a limited-edition golden noodle necklace dubbed the “Panera Mac Necklace,” which you can enter to win here.

Check out the new Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich, available now, at participating Panera locations nationwide.

Culture Deals News

World-Renowned Chef José Andrés Partners With Goldbelly To Bring His Distinct Spanish Cuisine To Your Home

Chef José Andrés has made a name for himself as a culinary giant, whether it be through his gastronomic innovations, pioneering authentic Spanish cuisine in America, or his noble humanitarian work through World Central Kitchen. Now, thanks to a partnership with Goldbelly, you can have Chef Andrés’ distinct Spanish food experiences sent directly to your home.

For a chef of José Andrés’ caliber to make his style of food available for nationwide shipping is tremendous, as now accessibility won’t be a hurdle for many folks who have yearned to try his cooking. His signature dishes will be available through Goldbelly in the form of Spanish meal kits and items like a Tapas and Burnt Basque Cheesecake. Check out the enticing details below:

  • José’s Iconic Paella Dinner Kit (serves 3, $179 + free shipping): A symbol of Spanish cuisine, this kit includes all of the ingredients you need to replicate Chef José’s’ iconic Paella de Gamba Roja with succulent red shrimp. 
  • José’s “Secretly” Perfect Iberico Pork Steak Dinner (serves 4, $199 + free shipping): Featuring the prized “secreto Iberico de bellota” cut of pork from the Iberico pig’s shoulder, this beautifully marbled, juicy pork steak kit includes a side of traditional aioli sauce and vibrant pan con tomate. 
  • Spanish Ribeye Steak Dinner Kit (serves 6, $329 + free shipping): A decadent steak dinner featuring Wagyu ribeye with a side of a crisp salad with gem lettuce, spring onions, smoky confit piquillo peppers, and a sherry vinaigrette. 
  • Tapas the José Andrés Way (serves 4-6, $179 + free shipping): This kit includes everything to make the ultimate “tapeo” experience at home with some of Chef José’s favorite bites, including chicken croquetas, a loaf of airy Pan de Cristal for pan con tomate, nutty Manchego cheese, aged Ibérico ham, salchichón ibérico de bellota, and chorizo ibérico de bellota
  • Burnt Basque Cheesecake (serves 12, $119 + free shipping): This decadent cheesecake is baked at a high temperature for a golden exterior and a smooth, creamy center with notes of nutty caramel. 
Alcohol Drinks

New Napa Winery Launches Bubbly Rosé in Penis-Shaped Bottle

Taking the concept of a thirst trap to a whole new level, Just the Tipsy is a brand new winery out of Napa that just launched Bubbly Rosé, a new wine offering that comes in a penis-shaped bottle.

It all started when Just the Tipsy CEO Matthew Shore and a few friends laughed over the sheer amount of penis-themed party supplies involved in their wives bachelorette trips. From there, Shore was struck with the idea to create a phallic bottle of bubbly. He labored for over 18 months, mastering all the nuances of a penis to create the bottle. The jokes really write themselves on this one, friends.

The final result is Just the Tipsy Bubbly Rosé, coming in at 12.5% ABV Rosé of Syrah enhanced with small, crisp bubbles. If you’re really thirsty for Just the Tipsy, you can place an order at

Drinks News Technology

Boba Tea Startup Bobacino Looks To Incorporate Facial Recognition Payment System

Image courtesy of Bobacino and PopID

The global pandemic has forced many businesses and restaurants to switch up their traditional models, with many pivoting to accommodate contactless ordering systems and also less face-to-face contact in service. Bobacino, a boba tea startup that is a standalone, fully integrated system and and dispenser, looks to be a part of that trend by partnering with PopID, a facial recognition payment company.

This partnership looks to allow customers the ability to pay with their face at Bobacino’s automated locations and on mobile devices.

PopID’s advanced facial recognition technology works hand in hand with Bobacino’s low-touch automation, speed and accessibility. Notable benefits of this partnership are:

  • On-site contactless ordering and payment: PopID-compatible Bobacino machines will feature full software and hardware integration, allowing customers to select and utilize PopID’s PopPay solution as a payment method on the same screen they viewed Bobacino’s menu and placed their order. Customers can still pay via traditional credit/debit cards if they do not have a PopID account.
  • App ordering and payment: Bobacino customers will be able to use PopID as a payment method on PopID’s app for placing pre-orders for pickup.
  • Customer confirmation: Customers will also have the option of verifying their identity with PopID to retrieve their order. Through an opt-in only system, the customer’s face will be scanned and authenticated to dispense the drink. No customer data will be saved on Bobacino machines.

The demand for low-touch concepts and similar solutions that align with the fluid restaurant trends caused by the pandemic has led to much interest in Bobacino’s business model.

Just the fact alone that I can get a quick boba fix with the ease of just showing my face is enough to get me excited for this new technological breakthrough.