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How To Get Early Access To McDonald’s New Chicken Sandwich Before Everyone Else

The biggest launch of 2021, coming at you from McDonald’s, is just a click away. 

Starting February 18 at noon ET, McDonald’s will give fans access to an early taste of the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich with a limited-edition capsule, available exclusively at CHKNDrop.com.

Here’s what you’re going to get:

– Early access to the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich starting on Feb. 23, one day before it’s available in restaurants nationwide. The hottest new chicken sandwich in the game features a brand-new crispy, juicy, tender fillet made with all-white meat chicken. It will be served up three ways – Crispy, Spicy and Deluxe – and featuring mouthwatering ingredients like a toasted, buttered potato roll, crinkle cut pickles and our Spicy Pepper Sauce.

– A never-before-heard audio track created by super music producer Tay Keith on 7” vinyl. Created for the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich, and debuting soon in McDonald’s advertising, you can hear it here first and only get a copy with this drop.

– A limited-edition hoodie that reps the deliciousness of the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich in one word “crispyjuicytender” and features a waveform design of Tay Keith’s original track running up one sleeve. Available in sizes S through XXL.

“We know fans can’t wait for our new Crispy Chicken Sandwich to hit restaurants, so we’re celebrating them and this moment with a drop like no other,” said VP of U.S. Communications, David Tovar. “We’re excited to give fans early access to this sandwich and exclusive swag they can’t get anywhere else to memorialize this great addition to our menu.”

Mark your calendar and head to CHKNDrop.com at noon ET, on February 18, to lock in your drop for $5.00 USD. Those lucky enough to secure one can get their early taste of the Crispy Chicken Sandwich at their local participating McDonald’s starting February 23. Don’t wait, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

While this exclusive drop will go quick, you can grab the Crispy Chicken Sandwich that inspired it all starting February 24 via carry-out, Drive Thru, the McDonald’s app or McDelivery. 

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Krispy Kreme To Launch Limited Edition Mars Doughnut On February 18 To Celebrate The Landing of The NASA Perseverance Rover

NASA’s Perseverance Rover makes it’s epic landing on Mars Thursday, February 18th. For Krispy Kreme fans, that won’t be the only monumental landing of the day! In celebration of this out-of-this-world occasion, a delicious Mars doughnut will land in Krispy Kreme shops on February 18, for one day only!

Make sure to pick up the yummy chocolate-filled doughnut topped with a red pearlized swirl and cookie crumbles that resembles the host planet of the landing site. 

This limited-edition Mars dozen includes 6 Original Glazed doughnuts & 6 Mars doughnuts

Traveling with the Perseverance Rover are names of those who were selected in NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” program. Krispy Kreme who were lucky enough to travel through space can bring their NASA-issued Mars 2020 Perseverance boarding pass into shops to redeem one free Mars doughnut on 2/18. The boarding pass must be from the Mars 2020 Mission and issued through NASA. If applicable, guests can retrieve their proof of boarding pass HERE.

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Gizmo & Zach Galligan Return In New Mountain Dew Commercial

Gizmo’s all grown up and still getting into some mischief in Mountain Dew’s new Gremlins commercial.

The funny ad features the return of our favorite furry friend and star Zach Galligan.

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McDonald’s Celebrating Pokémon’s 25th Anniversary With Happy Meal Pokémon Trading Card Game Promotion

Starting this week, McDonald’s and The Pokémon Company are celebrating Pokémon’s 25th anniversary! It’s time to catch ‘em all in McDonald’s Happy Meals as Pikachu and all starter Pokémon across eight generations are appearing in Pokémon Trading Card Game form. 

In a statement from McDonald’s:

“This year we’re helping fans celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pokémon with a special Happy Meal promotion. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 9, customers across the country can begin collecting Pokémon cards at participating McDonald’s restaurants while supplies last. There are 25 exclusive trading cards to discover, and for the first time ever customers will receive four cards with each Happy Meal purchase. We’re excited to continue serving up new ways for families to have fun together with our latest Happy Meal promotion.”

According to the announcement on Pokémon.com:

“Each of these packs includes four exclusive cards. You’ll have the opportunity to collect cards featuring all 24 first partner Pokémon from the many regions in the Pokémon world, plus Pikachu. There are standard and foil versions of each card, and all the cards sport the Pokémon 25th logo. In total, there are 50 cards in this set, so have fun collecting and trading with your friends.”

Along with these card packs, you’ll also find one of two sticker activity sets, a Pokémon TCG display frame, or a Pokémon TCG holder box in each Happy Meal. All will be contained in a Pikachu envelope (they’re numbered 1 through 4 and feature different artwork of the popular Pokémon). 

Some locations will allow you to purchase the “toy pack” without ordering a Happy Meal, but “your mileage may vary” at each location (including the possibility of limits). 

There’s more fun online via McDonald’s dedicated Happy Meal site! Free to download activity sheets and previews of the Pokémon activity games found in the Happy Meal app are shown. 

A full set of cards recently sold on eBay for $9,100 so collectors are buying multiple Happy Meals with the goal of completing the set for tremendous profit!

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Cold Brew Coffee: Consumable In Every Season

Every coffee lover has their preference for the type of coffee they drink. Some love consuming iced coffee, while others want a warm cup of it. But the technique in which it is made matters as the taste can change drastically. There are different types of coffee for cold brew and some of them can taste better than the others.

There are also different types of coffees available for hot brew coffee, but if you wish to consume a warm cup of coffee, then you can enjoy it through cold brewed coffee as well.

What is the Difference Between Cold Brew and Hot Brew Coffee?

Equipment

The biggest difference between cold brew and hot brew coffee is the equipment used. Each of them has its own set of equipment; some are harder to come by compared to the other.

Hot brew coffee: Hot coffee needs heat, and for the heat, you will need an electric coffee maker. If you purchase whole beans, then you also need coffee grinders, or you can get a kettle for some variability to your batch of coffee.

There are a variety of brewing techniques used for hot coffee, such as French press, pour-over, drip, and AeroPress. There are many more options available, each of them is of a different price point.

Cold brew coffee: Cold brew coffee is different from iced coffee. For cold brew coffee, you do not need heat to make your concentrate; all you need is clean cold water, a storage vessel, and some patience. You can easily make cold brew coffee from store-bought coffee grounds.

However, if you wish to gain more control over the amount you make, you could purchase cold brew coffee makers that can be stored in your fridge or placed on your countertop. Grinders can be important as well, especially if you will be using some machine to create your cold brew.

Many people prefer French press for cold brew coffee, or they use a mason jar to immerse their coffee beans. There are also some slow drip systems available in markets.

Brewing Process

Hot brew coffee: Hot brew coffee can be made in less than ten minutes since you do not need to let the coffee steep for a long period of time. You simply need to add the ground to your coffee maker, and the hot water from the coffee maker will be poured over the grounds.

Cold brew coffee: This type of brewing technique requires you to be patient since it takes a lot longer than hot coffee. You will have to prepare your coffee in advance instead of making it early in the morning. The coffee needs to steep for two to twenty-four hours.

Conclusion

Cold brew coffee is now the number one choice for several people. It may not be easy to make, but it creates less of a mess since there is less waste created. Cold-brew coffee also does not spoil for up to two weeks if kept in the fridge; thus, allowing you to make more of the concentrate without having to steep the coffee for twenty-four hours.

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For The First Time In 37 Years, Budweiser Isn’t Airing A Super Bowl Commercial

For the first time in 37 years, Budweiser isn’t airing a commercial during the Super Bowl. Instead, they’re redirecting our advertising dollars to support COVID-19 vaccines awareness and education. 

Working with partners like the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative, Budweiser is helping to safely bring people back together again soon. Over the past year, we’ve seen America’s collective resilience. We’ve seen everyday people turn isolation into connection, and strength into hope. 

Watch “Bigger Picture” narrated by Rashida Jones. The goal is to champion those stories and honor the ordinary people of America doing extraordinary things. 

To learn more, please visit www.Budweiser.com.

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Change The Whirled: Ben & Jerry’s And Colin Kaepernick Created A New Flavor

Ben & Jerry’s was inspired by Colin Kaepernick’s bold activism for racial justice that they did what they do best: The Vermont based ice cream company whipped up a euphoric flavor to honor his work.

Ben & Jerry’s Colin Kaepernick’s Change The Whirled Non-Dairy is made with sunflower butter and is 100% certified vegan, just like Kaepernick himself. And Kaepernick’s portion of the proceeds go to Know Your Rights Camp, an organization he founded to empower Black and Brown youth and elevate the voices of the next generation of racial justice leaders. Know Your Rights Camp hosts free camps across America and internationally, engaging Black and Brown youth around social justice issues through education and self-empowerment. 

Ben & Jerry’s is proud to be working with a dedicated activist like Colin Kaepernick, whose work helped spark the international conversation around racial justice. Follow the graham cracker and chocolate cookie swirls as you dig into this cara-melt-in-your-mouth vegan dessert masterpiece and consider how you, too, can help change the whirled. 

The new flavor will hit store shelves in early 2021.

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Coldsnap Frozen Treat Maker

ColdSnap is a rapid freezing appliance that produces personalized single servings of premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee in 60-120 seconds. 

ColdSnap is a Keurig/Nespresso-style machine, but for ice cream and other frozen confections. With ColdSnap, everyone can now have delicious frozen confections in individualized servings, prepared on-the-spot, and free of messy preparation and cleanup. 

The ColdSnap machine uses its patented refrigeration technology to rapidly freeze shelf-stable food and beverage formulations in single-serve recyclable ColdSnap Pods that do not require refrigeration or preparation.

With just four simple steps, you’ll enjoy your delicious ColdSnap.

Choose your single-serve pod.

Insert the pod into the machine.

Wait 60-90 seconds for the contents to freeze and dispense.

Sit back and indulge in your great-tasting, premium frozen treat.

ColdSnap is expected to be on the market by 2022.

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The Best Sandwich In Every State

On this list, you will not necessarily find the most fashionable or visually appealing sandwiches. Food and Wine wanted to pick only icons and legends, the sandwiches that have stood the test of time. 

They wanted the ones with an extreme sense of belonging, the sandwiches people would fight for, and possibly over.

As an example, the Pastrami Sandwich from California’s Langer’s Deli:

If anyone asks you what the 1970s were like in Los Angeles, drag them down—immediately, if not sooner—to Langer’s Deli, the best Jewish deli in America, for the pastrami. The setting is vintage coffee shop, a bright, mid-century beauty sitting just off of MacArthur Park in the middle of one of the West Coast’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Besides Katz’s in New York, you won’t find many classic delis serving hand-carved, thick-cut pastrami this delicate, this delicious. The house double-baked rye dusted with cornmeal and sliced continuously throughout the day is nearly unequaled in its class. The menu is a cavalcade of stars, and that #19 sandwich—pastrami with swiss cheese, coleslaw, and dressing—is a beauty, but you owe it to the meat, the bread, and yourself to start simply, with just pastrami on rye. Maybe a little mustard. Mustard would be fine.

See the full list HERE.

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Ben & Jerry’s Introduces Doggie Desserts

For the first time in the ice cream company’s history, Ben & Jerry’s is unveiling two new flavors designed exclusively for canines. Doggie Desserts by Ben & Jerry’s are tasty frozen treats that are paws-itively perfect for your pet, specifically formulated for dogs with a sunflower butter base. The frozen fun of peanut butter & pretzel swirls in “Pontch’s Mix” or the cool creaminess of pumpkin and mini cookies in “Rosie’s Batch” is just what a good dog needs after a raucous puppy playdate or a long walk with their human. All of the high-quality ingredients used in Doggie Desserts can be found in current Ben & Jerry’s ice cream recipes.

“Pontch’s Mix” and “Rosie’s Batch” were named after two real dogs in the Ben & Jerry’s office—an affectionate Frenchie and a rescue mutt of mixed heritage. As a dog-friendly workplace, the Ben & Jerry’s headquarters in Vermont often has up to 40 pups curled up under desks, keeping employees company. They’re all part of the K9 to 5-er crew that adds a little joy to the office atmosphere.

In addition to the two new Doggie Desserts, Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with like-minded suppliers to offer must-have pet accessories like a 6′ custom tie dye leash made from recycled water bottles and a plush cone toy stuffed with recycled fill. Limited quantities are available at www.store.benjerry.com.

Doggie Desserts will be sold individually in 4-oz mini cups or in 4-count multipacks, with a suggested retail price of $2.99 and $4.99. They will be found in supermarkets, mass retailers, and select pet stores nationwide. Learn more at benjerry.com and be sure to follow @BenandJerrysDogs on Instagram.

No bones about it, Doggie Desserts are a dog’s new best friend. We’ll have to pick some up for our dog Ginsburg and have her try it out!

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