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Mr. Peanut Passes Away At 104 Years Old

Today, Planters, one of America’s biggest snacking brands, revealed its Super Bowl pre-game ad showing just how far Mr. Peanut will go to save his friends Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes from impending doom.

Whereas last year Mr. Peanut saved friends from snacking disappointment, this year he’s saving lives. The newly released pre-game ad shows Mr. Peanut, Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes are on a nutty adventure in the NUTmobile when Mr. Peanut is forced to swerve, causing the vehicle to spin out of control. The trio jumps out of the NUTmobile, clinging to a tree branch, as the vehicle crashes down into a deep canyon below. They momentarily find safety until their combined weight begins to break the branch. In the ultimate act of friendship, Mr. Peanut lets go and sacrifices himself to save his friends from impending doom.

The ad will air before the big game kicks off during the pregame show. The brand’s official Super Bowl commercial will air in the third quarter of the game and broadcast Mr. Peanut’s funeral, so the world can mourn the loss of the beloved legume together.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we confirm Mr. Peanut has passed away at 104 years old,” said Samantha Hess, Planters Brand Manager at Kraft Heinz. “He will be remembered as the legume who always brought people together for nutty adventures and a good time. We encourage fans to tune in to Mr. Peanut’s funeral during the third quarter of the Super Bowl to celebrate his life.”

“Mr. Peanut was more than just a friend – he was a hero. His passing has shook me to my core,” said Matt Walsh. “I’ll do my best to honor his legacy and be there for my friends like he was always there for me even until our last wild ride together. I’ll pay my last respects during his funeral on Super Bowl Sunday. I encourage our entire nation to do the same.”

In addition to mourning Mr. Peanut during his funeral, fans have several ways to celebrate his life, including:

Fans who spot the NUTmobile leading up to and on game day will receive a commemorative pin celebrating Mr. Peanut’s life.

Mr. Peanut enthusiasts can show their family and friends how much the legume meant to them by sharing the black crying monocle and their favorite memory on social using #RIPeanut.

From January 24 – 27, fans can win commemorative packaging that takes inspiration from all the phases of Mr. Peanut and his classy style as it evolved through the years while supplies last.

Super Bowl LIV takes place this Sunday.

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The Cheesecake Factory Is Releasing A Line of Ice Cream 

The Cheesecake Factory is officially releasing a line of cheesecake ice cream with seven different flavors.

The chain partnered with Wells Enterprises, Inc., a Le Mars, Iowa-based ice cream manufacturer, to release frozen pints. The ice creams, made with sour cream and their signature cream cheese blend, come in flavors modeled after their famous slices like birthday cake, chocolate, and cookies and cream. Each one will be packaged in a 14-oz. carton for a suggested retail price of $4.99. They will be available nationwide in the frozen aisle of grocery stores by March.

The full list of flavors includes:

Birthday Cake: premium cake flavored cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream, cake pieces, swirls of icing and candy sprinkles

Chocolate: premium chocolate cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream and rich chocolate fudge swirls

Cookies & Cream: premium cookies & cream cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream and chocolate cookie swirls

Key Lime: premium key lime cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream and graham swirls

Original: premium cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream and graham swirls

Salted Caramel: premium caramel cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream, sea salt caramel and graham swirls

Strawberry: premium strawberry cheesecake ice cream with a signature cream cheese blend, sour cream, strawberry and graham swirls

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Oreo To Release A Tiramisu Flavor In 2020

Oreo announced they will sell limited-edition cookies in a double layer of creme featuring a Tiramisu flavor, as the latest addition to their ever-growing list of unique flavors. 

Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert layered with sponge cake (ladyfingers) that are soaked in coffee, flavored liqueur, and a sweet mascarpone cheese filling before dusted with cocoa powder.  The new flavored cookie will arrive on shelves this April.

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McDonald’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s is inviting families to celebrate Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with an out-of-this-world Happy Meal experience. Each Happy Meal will include 1 of 16 exclusive, stylized Star Wars collectible characters. Plus, there’s an exciting surprise with each toy: when opened and lit up, each one reveals one of four Star Wars hologram images with a unique connection to that character. 

The characters are:

1. Kylo Ren
2. Sith Trooper
3. Rey
4. BB-8 and D-O
5. Zorii Bliss
6. R2-D2 and BB-8
7. Finn
8. Poe Dameron
9. Chewbacca
10. Princess Leia
11. Han Solo
12. C-3PO
13. Luke Skywalker
14. Imperial Stormtrooper
15. Darth Vader
16. Yoda

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Pringles Pickle Rick Flavor

For the 2020 Super Bowl, Pringles is returning for the third year in a row, but this time in partnership with the biggest pop culture hit around, Adult Swim’s award-winning series Rick and Morty.

Known for its bold flavors, playful nature and endless stacking possibilities, Pringles will this year test the limits with Rick and Morty, in a humorous, mind-bending animated spot. And because of the intense fandom around Rick and Morty, the partnership will feature a  flavor of their very own. 

To pay homage to the viral hit episode “Pickle Rick”—in which mad scientist Rick Sanchez turns himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy—Pringles is launching a special edition, collectable Pickle Rick flavor inspired from the award-winning series. These crisps hit shelves coast to coast timed around the Big Game, but only in our universe. Pick up Pringles Pickle Rick crisps in the snack aisle of grocery stores nationwide beginning in early February and don’t miss the Pringles Big Game ad in the second quarter.

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A Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Sells For $120,000 At Art Basel Miami

A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at Miami’s Art Basel this week — it may be the most talked-about artwork at this year’s event. Two of the three editions have been sold, according to Perrotin, the contemporary art gallery behind the work. The last one is expected to go for $150,000.

The controversial piece, called “The Comedian,” was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his “America” 18-carat-gold toilet. However, the $6-million throne was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace over the summer.

“Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods,” he said. 

He added that “the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana.”

Some critics argue this piece is a perfect representation of what the art world has become with its gaping wealth inequalities. Others, however, chose not to go as deep and appreciate the simplicity of the art piece. 

The artist first came up with the idea a year ago. He “was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana,” according to a press statement from Perrotin.

“Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana.”

The artist reported no clear instructions for buyers on whether the bananas start to decompose. The Miami Herald reported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.

Reprinted from CBS News – LINK

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Funko Disney Pixar Coco FunkO’s Cereal With Miguel Pocket Pop!

Eat your FunkO’s before Abuelita has to tell you again! Inspired by Disney Pixar’s Coco, this box of tasty multigrain cereal comes with a Pocket Pop! of Miguel in his Land of the Dead disguise. 

Order HERE exclusively from Box Lunch.

 

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McDonald’s Introduces The Limited-Edition Surprise Happy Meal Featuring Iconic Throwback Toys From The Past 40 Years

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal, McDonald’s is launching the Surprise Happy Meal with some of its most popular Happy Meal toys from the last four decades. This limited-edition offering will be available in more than 90 countries around the world at participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 11, while supplies last.

The roster includes beloved toys across the globe with two additional toys available exclusively in the U.S. Watch this video to see them travel through time and excite customers everywhere. The official lineup of the 17 toys coming to the Surprise Happy Meal in the U.S. includes:

– Cowboy McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Fireman McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Mail Carrier McNugget (McDonald’s): 1988
– Hamburger Changeable (McDonald’s): 1989
– Grimace (McDonald’s): 1990
– Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable (McDonald’s): 1991
– McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird (Mattel): 1993
– Hamburglar (McDonald’s): 1995
– Power Rangers (Hasbro): 1995
– Space Jam Bugs Bunny (Warner Brothers): 1996
– Patti the Platypus (Ty Beanie Baby): 1997
– 101 Dalmatians – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 1997
– Tamagotchi (Bandai): 1998
– My Little Pony (Hasbro): 1998
– Furby (Hasbro): 1999
– Sorcerer’s Apprentice Mickey – U.S. Exclusive (Disney): 2002
– Hello Kitty (Sanrio): 2013

“Since the Happy Meal was introduced on the menu, it quickly became synonymous with our brand,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s CEO. “Today, this iconic red box creates lasting memories for billions of families annually across the world.”

First introduced as a Circus Wagon Happy Meal in June 1979 nationally in the U.S., the early iterations of the Happy Meal featured a decorative box including various toys such as a spinning top and McDonaldland character erasers. The Happy Meal global footprint has expanded to more than 38,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the globe —with the iconic toy still a beloved staple—serving as a symbol of surprise, playfulness and fun.

“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember.”

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Elf On The Shelf Cereal Is Coming Soon

The Elf on the Shelf, a Christmas tradition and Kellogg’s introduce Elf on the Shelf cereal. The “Official Cereal of the North Pole” includes sugar cookie flavored red and green star puffs and marshmallows.

Boxes of this holiday themed breakfast treat will hit store shelves soon.

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Oreo Holiday Chocolate Cookie House Kit 

Get the family together this winter for some afternoon fun! This kit includes everything you need to build and decorate your very own Oreo holiday chocolate cookie house. It comes with pre-baked chocolate cookie pieces, pre-made icing, Oreo Cookies, Oreo Mini Cookies, fruity gummies and candy jewels. Just open the box and start building!

The kit, which has already been spotted at several stores, retails for about $10. The kit is available online at Big Lots and can be ordered HERE.

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