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McDonald’s Debuts Three New Chicken Sandwiches To Jump Into The Chicken Wars

February will signal McDonald’s stepping into the arena to battle it out with other fast food chicken sandwiches, as they will be debuting three new sandwiches.

These three choices will be available come February 24:

  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich: Served on a toasted, buttered potato roll and features crinkle cut pickles.
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A Spicy Pepper Sauce highlights this choice, for those looking for a nice kick to their sando.
  • Deluxe Chicken Sandwich: This upgrade boasts shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and mayonnaise.

This is a bold and deliberate move for The Golden Arches, clearly meant to show that they, too, are a viable chicken spot with these new chicken sandwiches debuting alongside classics like Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken sandwich.

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Sweets

New Klondike Donuts Bring The Comforts Of Morning Coffee Into A Single Bite

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Sometimes, you wake up and just crave a thick Klondike Bar. Sure, you may have been saving for after dinner but decided to just live in the moment, sometimes it can’t be helped.

Turns out now you don’t have to choose between a traditional breakfast and satiating your Klondike cravings.

Klondike has released a decadent new frozen treat that you can enjoy in the mornings to tide you until you can sink your teeth into a rich ice cream sandwich later in the day.

Called Klondike Wake Me Up Coffee Donut, the cake features a dark chocolate hard shell topped with a white confectionary drizzle. It boasts a robust frozen coffee flavor made from 100% Arabica Colombian Coffee.

You can find them in the frozen food section of major retailers nationwide starting this month.

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Pizza Hut Debuts ‘Nothing But Stuffed Crust’

The year is 1995 and Pizza Hut just hit the masses with a game changer in Stuffed Crust Pizza. We were not ready, but regardless, our appetites were, as the concept of pizza crust stuffed with melty cheese was ground zero for irresistibility. Soon folks were eating their slices crust first, taking advantage of the surplus of ooze with each bite.

Fast forward to now and Pizza Hut is celebrating the OG Stuffed Crust Pizza with a creation so outlandish that it actually makes sense: the Nothing But Stuffed Crust. So picture a Stuffed Crust Pizza — minus the actual pizza. What consumers are left with is just the Stuffed Crust itself, in all its cheesy glory.

This is a limited-time, limited-edition drop exclusively in Los Angeles-area Pizza Hut locations, so trust you gotta act fast if you’re trying to indulge in just the legendary Stuffed Crust itself.

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Sweets

DIY Candy Kit Lets You Build And Eat Your Own Bonsai Tree

Having just binged the entire Cobra Kai season 3, I’m in full Miagyi mode, yet also in desperate need of sugar. 

Answering my cravings, a candy kit from Japan lets you enjoy the visual aesthetics of the time-honored bonsai tree, and when you’re right and ready, feast on its sweet bark. 

SoraNews24 shared candy company Heart’s newest creation, a do-it-yourself candy bonsai tree kit. 

This kit comes with pieces of chocolate, vanilla sponge cake “leaf powder,” and a few molding trays that let you craft a miniature model bonsai tree entirely out of confectionary items.

All the tools you’ll really need are included, minus some toothpicks and a freezer to help chill the chocolate. 

Check out the video above to see the assembly in action. You can find and order the Bonsai DIY Candy Kits through Amazon Japan

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Fast Food

Shake Shack’s Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich Headlines New Korean-Inspired Menu

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Korean Fried Chicken has been one of the highlights of my adult life. Now imagine combining those incomparable flavors with fast food, and you may just have a game-changer on your hands. 

Shake Shack has just launched a limited-edition Korean-inspired menu that features a Korean-style fried Chick’n sandwich

Made with a crispy chicken breast that’s glazed with a spicy-sweet Gochujang sauce, it’s then rested on a bed of Choi’s Kimchi slaw and topped with toasted sesame seeds. 

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack

Accompanying menu items include Korean-style Gochujang Chick’n Bites (white meat chicken bites served with Gochujang mayo), Korean-style Gochujang Fries (Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries served with a Gochujang mayo), and a Black Sugar Vanilla shake (toasted black sugar mixed with vanilla frozen custard and topped with whipped cream and black sugar syrup). 

The menu concept was inspired by the Shake Shack culinary team’s trip to South Korea, where they were recommended to try a Korean Fried Chicken joint. 

As a fan of Korean fried chicken, I can attest to how life-changing that experience can be. 

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Fast Food

Dunkin’ Rings In New Year With Dunkfetti Donuts

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We’re a few days into the new year already and looking forward to all the upcoming snacks we’ll get to enjoy to kick-off 2021.

In celebration of the festivities, Dunkin’ has released a brand new donut inspired by the seasonal celebration.

The Dunkfetti Donut combines Donuts with Confetti, bringing together a rich confetti cake that’s dunked into the chain’s famous glaze.

Man, imagine pairing this with a piping hot cup of coffee. I’ve only gotten into dunking my donuts in coffee this past year, but it truly is a delicious experience.

You can find the Dunfetti Donut at all participating Dunkin’ locations nationwide now through January 26. Hopefully, this year will come on a better note than last.

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Recipes

How To Make Dessert Grilled Cheese And Other Stunning Marshmallow Recipes

Many of us are off for the holidays, and with that extra time means more room for sweet activities in the kitchen. 

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was asked to create a magical recipe with a marshmallow theme. 

Probably the coolest ones of the batch has to be Foodbeast’s resident food science expert, Constantine, who created a marshmallow fluff dessert grilled cheese. 

You can check out exactly how they pulled off such a feat in the video above, along with the rest of the spectacular marshmallow creations from this challenge. 

This month’s chefs include Alyssa, who made Cookies n Creme Rice Krispie Treats, Kimberly who whipped up Bacon S’mores Cookies, Oscar and his mouthwatering Mazapan Marshmallow Treats, and Sarah’s stunning S’mores Stuffed Cupcakes. 

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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8 Things We Learned To Make In Quarantine

2020 has been the year of adjustments, making the best of what the predicament of a pandemic has given us. For many, the pivot to the kitchen has been significant, allowing us to explore our inner chefs and bakers, turning the sudden free time we have into a discovery of dishes we never knew we had the talent to make.

The results of this fervor of kitchen talents have manifested in viral trends, ranging from banana bread to whipped dalgona coffee. Sure, it’s been a tumultuous year for everyone, but at least here’s a reminder of the silver lining that these dishes have been in helping us pass these quarantine times.

1. BREAD

Whether it was mastering the alchemy behind the perfect loaf of sourdough or nailing the ideal moistness in banana bread, folks were in some fervor over their newfound baking prowess.

2. DALGONA COFFEE

The dalgona coffee craze was the hit of early quarantine times, taking the internet by storm in all it’s whipped glory. Sure you’ll get an arm workout out of it, too, but the gym’s have been closed for the most part so there you go.

3. THE PERFECT STEAK

Have you ever reverse seared a steak? It’s definitely something to explore in the kitchen, which many of us did as we spent more time in it this year. Face it, a perfectly crusted, beefy, tender, and juicy medium rare steak goes a long way in curving the quarantine blues.

4. CLOUD BREAD

Sure, bread was already mentioned on this list, but the airy wonder that is cloud bread deserves its own entry. It’s really nothing that many of us have seen before, crediting its viral success to the ultra fluffy texture, as if you were biting straight into a nimbus in the sky.

5. HOT COCOA BOMBS

This treat drew fans from the sweet surprise it revealed once hot milk was poured onto it. As the cocoa bomb melted away, it revealed a cluster of tiny marshmallows while flavoring the milk, creating a concoction of heavenly, wintery bliss.

6. TORNADO EGGS

The supremely satisfying aesthetics of tornado eggs were the selling point here, unveiling a savory yellow rose that was hard to resist. Sat atop a steaming mound of rice and you have yourself a dish that’s sure to awaken your senses each morning.

7. PANCAKE CEREAL

Everybody is a sucker for irresistible little bites, whatever they may be. Pancakes, though? The unexpected yet adorable downsizing of the breakfast staple had us scouring the internet for the best recipe to replicate at home.

8. GROWING YOUR OWN VEGGIES

The trend of growing your own veggies, particularly green onions, grew in popularity for its high utility aspect alone. This definitely was a useful and handy option, especially if it saved you a trip from making a run to the store.