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Burger King New Fries: Lower Calorie, Crinkle-Cut ‘Satisfries’ Added To Menu

After unveiling its $1 French fry burger, Burger King isn’t done adding items to its menu. In an effort to add healthier options, BK announced its new lower calorie, crinkle-cut fries, “Satisfries,” on Monday.

“Satisfries” contain 190 calories and 8 grams of fat, which Burger King said is 30 percent fewer calories and 40 percent less fat than a serving of rival McDonald’s fries. The new fries have 270 calories, compared with 340 for a small order of regular fries.

The fries will hit Burger Kings on Tuesday at just 30 cents more than a regular order of French fries; “Satisfries” will cost $1.89 compared to $1.59 for regular fries.

“Satisfries” have fewer calories and less fat thanks to a new batter recipe and a crinkle-cut that doesn’t absorb as much oil in the frying process, the company said.

Burger King, though, said customers and fast food lovers alike will notice no difference in taste. The Daily Beast, which posted a review of the fries, agreed.

The impact of adding these fries will be huge since one in two Burger King customers order fries, for 56 million orders monthly. The move comes as consumer advocate groups pressure the U.S. food and beverage industry, especially fast-food chains, to offer healthier alternatives, since one-third of Americans are obese, Reuters reported.

Last month, Burger King unveiled its new “French Fry Burger,” costing $1 that consists of a standard burger topped with four French fries.

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Drake’s Cakes Return Today, September 23

After much anticipation, Drake’s cakes celebrates 125 Years of Delicious and makes a triumphant return to stores on Monday, Sept. 23. Drake’s will be available in supermarkets, supercenters, value retailers and convenience stores throughout the Northeast.

McKee Foods is launching Drake’s four most popular varieties first — Devil Dogs, Coffee Cakes, Ring Dings and Yodels.

“The launch of these top four varieties is just the beginning for Drake’s,” said Chris McKee, executive vice president, Marketing & Sales. “Our first mission is to get the most popular and familiar tastes back into the pantries and lunch boxes of Drake’s loyal fans.”

On Wednesday Drake’s plans to post a product locator at drakescake.com. For now, you can track and log Drake’s cakes sightings via facebook.com/Drakes and @Drakes on Twitter.

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Beware The Batman Happy Meal Toys Coming In October

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The Official McDonald’s Restaurant Website just announced that the next set of Happy Meal toy premiums will be based on the popular Beware The Batman Animated TV Series on the Cartoon Network.

The upcoming Beware the Batman Happy Meal Toys include 8 collectible Batman figures and accessories: Batman on Batcycle, wearable Batman eye mask, flying Batman figure, Batman with Batclaw and a posable Beware The Batman figurine.

Look for the toys in October.

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Chipotle’s New Ad “The Scarecrow” Goes Viral

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Chipotle, the popular fast-food restaurant known for their 100% use of organically-farmed meat and produce, released a new advertisement on YouTube that went viral within 48 hours.

The 2-minute ad, “The Scarecrow,” is completely animated and you can watch it below along with a behind the scenes video.

The short film is a companion for Chipotle’s new app-based game which you can download for free at www.scarecrowgame.com and join the quest for wholesome, sustainable food.

The film was created by Academy Award–winning Moonbot Studios and is set to a remake of the song “Pure Imagination” from the 1971 film classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” beautifully performed by Grammy Award–winning artist Fiona Apple.

In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory.


 

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The Claws Will Come Out At The Los Angeles Lobster Roll Rumble On November 7th

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If you like lobster then put this on your calenders now because it’s guaranteed to sell out.

On November 7th, the Lobster Roll Rumble—an event put on by TastingTable.com—hits L.A. for the first time. At the event, ten of the West Coast’s top lobster rolls will claw their way to the top to win the title of Best Lobster Roll: West 2013.

Meanwhile, you get to taste them all with pints of Stella and Patrón cocktails. These fine establishments will serve you lobster, buttered and hot or cool and lacquered with mayonnaise:

Cousins Maine Lobster, Los Angeles, CA
– The Hungry Cat, Hollywood, CA
– Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA
– L&E Oyster Bar, Los Angeles, CA
– Littlefork, Hollywood, CA
– The Strand House, Manhattan Beach, CA
– Anchor & Hope, San Francisco, CA
– Old Port Lobster Shack, Redwood City, CA
– Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, CA

Ticket price also includes unlimited beverages, sides, cheeses from Murray’s Cheese and sweets from The Churro Borough, Kettle Glazed Doughnuts, Short Cake, Ramekin, and Crème Caramel L.A.

When: Thursday, November 7, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Downtown
How: Tickets are $75 per person and will go on sale this Wednesday, September 18.

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McDonald’s Introduces The Blitz Box

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McDonald’s, the nation’s fast-food giant is offering a multi-person boxed meal in the Kansas City market — the first time it has sold such a meal in the United States.

The Blitz Box, which includes two Quarter Pounders with cheese, two medium fries and 10 Chicken McNuggets with dipping sauces, sells for $14.99.

In total, the combo, which is meant to feed more than one person, serves up 1.75 pounds of food totaling 2,370 calories, 120 grams of fat (34 grams of it saturated) and 4,580 milligrams of sodium.

The promotion that began Sept. 2, is scheduled to run through the entire football season, says Lisa McComb, a McDonald’s spokeswoman. If it’s a hit, it could expand nationwide.

In addition to the Blitz Box, McDonald’s is also in the process of rolling out a steak option on its breakfast sandwiches and its gearing up for a big fall push of its chicken wings.

And to make it all easier to buy, the company is reportedly testing a mobile payment app at its Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas, stores.

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Godzilla Shaped Sake Bottle

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To commemorate the classic series of Godzilla films, Japanese artist Ito Shigeaki sculpted a sake bottle portraying a 1989 redesign of the movie monster (as seen in Godzilla vs. Biollante).

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The ceramic bottle comes filled with wheat shochu, a Japanese distilled beverage that is “stronger than wine and sake.”

The limited edition of 3,000 bottles are available to purchase online from Choujugura for $110.

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Absolut Transform Today Campaign Features Comic Book Artist Rafael Grampá

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Today the vodka brand Absolut launched a new campaign with the theme “Transform Today.”

The new campaign features four artists that the brand says “craft their work by changing things, breaking things, challenging conventions and recreating themselves in order to become something more.

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One of the featured artists is a favorite of mine, Rafael Grampá. The Brazilian graphic novel creator, transforms his daring imagination into award-winning epic stories. See more HERE and watch the video below.

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Burger King To Serve Up French Fry Burger

Burger King says it will start offering a “French Fry Burger” for $1, as it looks to fend off McDonald’s aggressive push for its Dollar Menu.

The Miami-based chain says the burger will be available Sept. 1 through the fall, as it looks to drum up sales and customer interest with cheap new concoctions.

The burger, which clocks in at 360 calories and 19 grams of fat, is a standard beef patty topped with the chain’s french fries along with all the fixings.

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General Mills Will Release All Five of The Monster Cereals For Halloween This Year

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Just in time for Halloween, General Mills Big G Monsters Cereals are returning to store shelves for a limited time — and cereal fans are already poised and ready to stock up.

While Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry appear regularly around Halloween, their old friends Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy will join them this year for a monstrously delicious reunion.

All five Monsters Cereals will be available at select retailers starting in late August with full nationwide distribution in early September — but only while supplies last. And, through an exclusive agreement, the cereals will be available in retro packaging at Target.

Monsters Cereals have gained a faithful following over the years. Fans eagerly look forward to the seasonal release; collect monsters-inspired clothing, dolls and artwork; and dress as the characters for Halloween.

More than just a tasty treat, the monsters have become iconic Halloween figures, each with their own story and personality.

Considered by some to be the most popular of the monsters, Count Chocula is a vampire who prefers chocolate to blood and is well recognized for his tagline, “I vant to eat your cereal!” First introduced in 1971, Count Chocula cereal combines chocolaty cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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Franken Berry is a cuddly, pink version of Frankenstein’s monster, introduced shortly after Count Chocula. This ghoul still wears the same chain-link suspenders he did when he was first created in 1971. Franken Berry cereal combines delicious strawberry-flavored cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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Boo Berry was first introduced in 1973 as a blue ghost with a purple tie and hat. The cereal has monstrous blueberry flavor from combining blueberry-flavored frosted cereal made with whole grain corn and colorful marshmallow shapes.

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A rambunctious werewolf wearing striped overalls, Frute Brute joined the gang in 1974 and was discontinued in 1982. Frute Brute cereal, made with whole grain corn, combines fruit-flavored cereal with lime-flavored marshmallows.

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The fifth monster arrived in 1987. The cheerful Yummy Mummy is wrapped in rainbow colors. Yummy Mummy cereal, made with whole grain corn, combines fruit-flavored cereal with vanilla-flavored marshmallows. It was discontinued in 1990.

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