Category Archives: Food

Patrón Teams With Guillermo del Toro For New Limited-Edition Tequila

Oscar-nominated film director Guillermo del Toro, has brought his imaginative art to an unlikely canvas, an intricately elaborate, limited-edition release from Patrón tequila.

This partnership marks one of the first collaborations in which del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry, and among a handful of partnerships carefully selected by Patrón over its long history.

The drawings on the packaging were inspired by jimadores, the skilled laborers in Mexico who for generations have hand-harvested and trimmed the Weber Blue Agave that creates tequila centerpiece glass bottle.

Only a very limited number of sets of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro were produced, and are currently available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the US for the suggested retail price of $399.

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Oscar Mayer Wienerfleet

Oscar Mayer is expanding its WienerFleet. The fleet currently consists of the Wienermobile, WienerMini and WienerRover. The team has now added the WienerCycle and WienerDrone. These five unique vehicles will set off on a journey to no better place than Weiner, Arkansas for the ultimate Fourth of July celebration, bringing better hot dogs to the entire town.

“As the most iconic brand, we’re going where other hot dogs can’t. We’re committed to getting our new hot dog in everyone’s hands – and going to great lengths to do this. We knew that was a job for more than just our existing Wienermobile,” said head of marketing at Oscar Mayer, Greg Guidotti. “So, we’ve expanded our Oscar Mayer fleet, ensuring every American can taste the new recipe because we believe everyone deserves a better hot dog.”

The new WienerCycle and WienerDrone are fully equipped vehicles specifically built to deliver the new Oscar Mayer hot dogs. The WienerCycle is a three-wheeled moped, ideal for tricky urban deliveries, traveling on land with a sidecar that doubles as a hot dog warming station. The WienerDrone is the first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft designed for remote location delivery.

The WienerFleet expansion shows how Oscar Mayer is going to great lengths “for the love of hot dogs,” not only with its new hot dog recipe, but in connecting with consumers over the key grilling season, and getting a better dog in consumers’ hands.

Interested in having the iconic Wienermobile visit your town? Hot dog fans everywhere can follow @Wienermobile on Twitter for updates on its summer-long mission, and use the hashtag #ForTheLoveOfHotDogs #contest for a chance to win a stop along its route.

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Spider-Man Grabs Coffee

To celebrate Spider-Man: Homecoming swinging into theaters this week, Sony Pictures set up hidden cameras at a Starbucks in New York City and watched as Spider-Man dropped down from the ceiling to grab his coffee and surprise unsuspecting customers.

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Amazon Dash Wand 

The Amazon Dash Wand lets you order with just a scan. This Wifi-enabled gadget has a barcode reader on one end, allowing you to scan everyday household items and food products for reordering when you’re getting low, has Alexa built-in, so you can still find recipes and do simple conversions with your voice, and is magnetic, so you can keep it handy.

You get a $20 credit in your Amazon account once you activate it, so it’s practically free.

Order HERE.

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LEGO In-N-Out Burger Restaurant

LEGO Artist Furmania has created this amazing LEGO model of the beloved hamburger restaurant, In-N-Out.

You can vote for it to become an actual LEGO set via the LEGO Ideas Program HERE.

It’s possible that you’re intrigued by what happens behind the counter at a fast food restaurant, and if you love your hamburgers fresh and served up with a side of sunshine, then this Minifig Scale Replica of California’s legendary burger chain would love your support!

The detailed exterior lifts off to reveal the realistic seating layout, front counter, kitchen area, and drive through stations. You can work the grill, build burgers, fill drinks at the Soda Fountain, and cut fries with the Potato Masher!  Everything you love about an In-N-Out Burger is featured here, right down to the tiny restrooms.

In-N-Out Burger is an American, family-owned, chain restaurant found only the sun-soaked regions of the Southwest.  Their menu consists solely of Burgers, Fries, Coca-Cola beverages, and Milkshakes.  Each of these items is served as fresh as possible (there are no freezers or microwaves) and made to order by a staff of workers who always seem to perform their extremely specialized tasks in lock-step synchronization with each other.

Most In-N-Out restaurants have the same basic structure so Furmania worked on building something that was instantly recognizable and realistic while maintaining the charm of a Lego Creator set.

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You Could Win 1 of 10,000 Boxes of Lucky Charms Marshmallows!

In 2015, 10 lucky people won a box of “Marshmallow Only” Lucky Charms through a social media sweepstakes. But according to the brand’s many marshmallow maniacs, 10 boxes just wasn’t enough.

So this year Lucky Charms has decided to go big, unleashing 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms marshmallows. Yes, you read that correctly.

This month, specially-marked boxes of Lucky Charms are hitting retail stores across the U.S. that include a code on the inside back panel. Just enter that 14-digit code at MarshmallowOnly.com to see if you’re one of the 10,000 lucky winners.

Lucky Charms’ specially-marked boxes for this promotion will be available on store shelves across the U.S. soon, with limited distribution, and will be more widely available in a few weeks. The sweepstakes will run through December 2017. Official rules can be found at MarshmallowOnly.com.

If you are lucky enough to have a winning code, you’ll receive a special Lucky Charms Marshmallows box in the mail a few weeks after entering it on the website. Once you receive your marshmallows box, share a photo or video on Lucky Charms’ Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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Firework Oreos

The Mondelez cookie brand debuted a new limited-edition Oreo flavor, Firework Oreos. Inside the Oreo cookie cream you’ll find popping candy.

“For the past couple of years, we’ve really been pushing ourselves to come up with great flavors to bring to life as an Oreo cookie, but this is really the first time we’ve brought an experience, the wonder of a fireworks show, and bringing it to life,” Madeline Vincent, brand manager of Oreo Cookies said. “That’s what make Oreo so fun, that we find these unexpected and unique flavors that people might never have thought were possible.”

Firework Oreos will be available for a limited time and you can find them in stores starting today.

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Taco Bell Announces Naked Chicken Chips

Taco Bell, the mad scientist of fast-food chains has created Naked Chicken Chips. The nachos-inspired item is a different incarnation of the chain’s Naked Chicken Chulapa, a limited item that went off the menu in March.

“The world wasn’t ready to say goodbye to Taco Bell’s boldly seasoned Naked Chicken – and neither was Taco Bell,” the company said in a statement released Tuesday morning.

The Naked Chicken Chips, which debut in restaurants May 11, are $1.99 for a 6-piece order or $2.99 for a 12-piece order. The chips also are available in a $5 box that includes a burrito supreme, crunchy taco and medium drink, all for a limited time.

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Scum & Villainy Cantina Celebrates May The Fourth By Extending Thru June

The Scum & Villainy Cantina, the popular pop-up intergalactic experience that has been virtually sold out for its initial two-month run, is extending its inaugural activation through June 2017, proprietor J.C. Reifenberg announced Monday night at the Hollywood establishment.

Starting on the beloved celebratory date of May the Fourth, fans can purchase tickets and reservations for the entire month of June. In addition, Reifenberg announced that all ticket purchases/reservations made on May 4, 2017 would be at the discounted rate of $40 (a $10 savings).

For the price of admission, guests receive two drinks of their choice from the Cantina’s specialty menu, a souvenir pint glass, an exclusive Scum & Villainy challenge coin, and nightly surprises around each corner. Themed food items are also available for purchase.

The June ticket and reservation sales will be available start May 4, 2017 at 10:00am PST via a new URL: https://scumandvillainycantina.eventbrite.com

New ticket reservations are limited, and admissions will be handled out on a first come, first served basis. In June, the Scum & Villainy Cantina will revise its days/hours of operation to Thursdays (one admission from 7:00-10:30pm), Fridays (two two-hour admissions), and Saturdays & Sundays (three two-hour admissions on each day). Fans should reference the Scum & Villainy Cantina Facebook page for walk-in availability (www.facebook.com/scumandvillainycantina).

In its first 26 days, the Scum & Villainy Cantina has transported thousands of fans into an immersive environment filled with food, drink, friends and some questionable characters from throughout the galaxy.

“We had a simple concept from the start – to provide devoted fans, like myself, the opportunity to gather in an environment that would inspire and delight. And the wonderfully positive reception for the Scum & Villainy Cantina has been very gratifying,” says Reifenberg. “Every night, it’s such fun to set the ball in motion, and then watch this amazing, enthusiastic clientele elevate the experience to new heights with great cosplay, crazy trivia competitions, impromptu conga lines and silly fanboy fun. We’re so happy we were able to extend our lease and continue this experience into summer.”

The Scum & Villainy Cantina will now also offer discounted ticket-and-merchandise packages. The admission-and-collectible-shirt ($55) and an admission-plus-collectible-shirt-and-hat ($65) are now available, and an all-new “June Scum Pass” ($200) entitles purchasers automatic entry, plus one guest, throughout the month of June during regular evening hours, Thursday through Sunday, even during sold out nights. The “June Scum Pass” also includes four souvenir glasses, but sales will be limited to a total of 40 for June.

Located at 6377 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA (near the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Cahuenga Blvd.), the Scum & Villainy Cantina offers open seating to encourage patrons to meet new friends, strike up conversation, and maybe even find them a pilot to fly them off world.

Everyone is encouraged to access the Scum & Villainy Cantina official website and to “like” the official Facebook page for valid, up-to-date information.

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Introducing The Frork: McDonald’s Latest Invention

Today, McDonald’s revealed the Frork, a quasi-utensil, fry-fork hybrid designed solely for scooping up the quality ingredients that may fall while eating a new Signature Crafted Recipes sandwich.

McDonald’s is continuing to raise the bar with the national rollout of its Signature Crafted Recipes sandwiches, which feature premium ingredients and unique flavor combinations, including Pico Guacamole, Sweet BBQ Bacon and Maple Bacon Dijon. Each sandwich is served with delicious toppings for customers to enjoy, even when they fall out. McDonald’s is tackling this so-called dilemma with the Frork, a silicone fork-shaped utensil topped with an opening where the customer can insert three-to-four World Famous Fries. The fries become the prongs of the Frork — edible, utilitarian and desperately innovative.

To announce the Frork, McDonald’s turned to legendary pitchman Anthony Sullivan, who shares McDonald’s passion for solving consumer problems with unique products. Sullivan recently starred in McDonald’s first-ever infomercial, which aired in New York on Sunday, April 30th.

The Frork works with all three new Signature Crafted Recipes — premium sandwiches that put flavor at the forefront, also giving customers a choice through recipe, protein and bun selection. Signature Crafted Recipes are available for an average price of $4.99 – $5.19 at participating McDonald’s.

– Pico Guacamole: Smooth and creamy meets chunky and spicy with white cheddar cheese, guacamole made with 100% Hass avocados, freshly prepared Pico de Gallo, crisp leaf lettuce and creamy buttermilk ranch sauce made with real buttermilk and sour cream blended with shallots, garlic and spices. Served with a fresh lime wedge.

– Sweet BBQ Bacon: Sweet BBQ meets savory, with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon, creamy white cheddar, delicious BBQ sauce, all topped with golden crispy onions.

– Maple Bacon Dijon: A satisfying combination of sweet and savory, with grilled onions, thick-cut Applewood smoked bacon with sweet maple seasoning, white cheddar, crisp leaf lettuce and a creamy Dijon sauce.

The Frork and Signature Crafted Recipes can be found near you:

Starting April 30, the people can all 1-844-MCD-FRORK (1-844-623-3767) to learn how to get the Frork and coupons to try all three Signature Crafted Recipes. On May 5, Frorks will be given away at select McDonald’s locations nationwide with the purchase of a Signature Crafted Recipes sandwich, while supplies last. Customers can call the same toll-free line or visit McDonalds.com to find the nearest participating McDonald’s.

Finally, from May 4 – May 8, with the purchase of a Signature Crafted Recipes sandwich, customers will receive a free medium fry and soft drink at participating McDonald’s.

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