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Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries Are Coming Back To Reveal The Future “Demolition Man” Predicted

After making the biggest debut in Taco Bell history in January, the hugely popular Nacho Fries are back for a summer sequel, returning to menus July 12. To celebrate their return, Taco Bell will honor the 25th Anniversary of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action sci-fi film Demolition Man, and its prediction of a utopian future where “all restaurants are Taco Bell,” with a re-creation of the iconic restaurant from the movie.

“When you create a fake trailer for a fake movie for a real product that surpasses all expectations of products (and movie trailers), it seems inevitable that you have to create a sequel,” said Marisa Thalberg, Chief Brand Officer of Taco Bell Corp. “And what better way to tease this sequel, than pay homage to a real movie’s 25th anniversary – one that had a very compelling view of a fictional future?”

Demolition Man, a 1993 Warner Bros. Pictures’ cult-classic in its own right, gained fame for its utopian predictions of 2032 – where Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars. But since the film’s release 25 years ago – one question remains unanswered: how?

Leading up to the July 12 return of Nacho Fries, answers will be revealed with exciting creative in the sequel to Web of Fries I. Culminating with a Demolition Man pop-up and a futuristic and upscale Taco Bell dining experience July 19 – 21 in San Diego just outside the holy-grail of science fiction. More details and sneak peeks into the experience to follow.

To prepare for Web of Fries II and the utopian future, fans are encouraged to follow along using the hashtag #NachoFries. Taco Bell is also offering fans the chance to watch the 1993 Demolition Man movie for free via FandangoNOW. From now until June 28, fans can catch up on the delicious future that the film predicted. FandangoNOW offers 70,000 new release and catalog movies, next-day TV shows, and an extensive library of 4K and HDR titles, to buy or rent — no subscription required.

Nacho Fries will be available for a limited time a la carte for $1.29 and also served Supreme for $2.49 or BellGrande for $3.49, topped with classic Taco Bell add-ons including beef, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes and sour cream and also in a $5 box with Nacho Fries, a Doritos Locos Taco, a Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and Medium Drink.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Bringing Donut Fries Nationwide

Just ahead of the July 4th holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing Donut Fries across America. Following a successful test earlier this year, Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will now bring new Donut Fries to guests all throughout the country, available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide beginning Monday, July 2.  

Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest snack serves a sweet spin on classic fries, creating a fun, easy-to-eat way to enjoy the delight of donuts while on the go any time of day. Donut Fries feature individual pieces of delicious, buttery croissant style donut dough that are tossed in cinnamon sugar and served warm with just the right amount of crisp. Perfect for sharing, five Donut Fries come with each order, served at a special price of $2.

Dunkin’ Donuts tested Donut Fries at a small number of locations in the Boston and Providence markets earlier this year. According to Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., “As America’s donut leader, we put our passion and creativity towards finding fun and unexpected ways to please and surprise donut fans. There was a strong consumer response towards bringing Donut Fries to all Americans during the initial test, and we are excited to make this unique donut treat available nationwide this summer.”

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Thanks To Popular Demand, Planters Cheez Balls & Cheez Curls Are Back

Cheese lovers, say “Cheez!” Top hats off to those who started petitions, created online groups, and wrote snail mail letters asking Planters to bring back their favorite cheesy snack. Thanks to their dedication over the past twelve years, Planters announces the return of Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls for a limited time.

“We heard many impassioned pleas for us to bring Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls back over the years and we wanted to give our fans a chance to reunite with their most-missed cheesy snack,” said Planters Head of Brand Building Melanie Huet. “We made sure our Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls still have the same delicious taste, airy texture and fluorescent color you know and love, so our fans can enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane with every canister.”

Beginning in July, fans everywhere will have the chance to purchase their own Planters Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls for a limited time. Planters Cheez Balls are sold in 2.75 ounce canisters and Cheez Curls are sold in 4-ounce canisters and will roll out on grocery store shelves nationwide starting at a suggested retail price of $1.99.

To kick off the return of Planters Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls, Mr. Peanut teased the internet by hiding the first 59 available canisters across the internet for fans to find and satisfy their 12-year-old cravings, creating social media speculation about whether or not Cheez Balls would be relaunched. The lucky winners found the canisters on popular auction and e-commerce sites this last month within 24 hours, proving fans will do anything to try their favorite snack again.

This week, Mr. Peanut is rewarding a few of the fans who went above and beyond to help bring Cheez Balls back by giving them one of the first deliveries of their favorite ‘90s snack. Fans will be able to follow the deliveries and see more about Planters Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls on Mr. Peanut’s social channels.

For more information on Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls or other Planters products, visit planters.com and follow Mr. Peanut on Facebook at facebook.com/MrPeanut or on Twitter at @MrPeanut.

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Kellogg’s Releases Limited-Edition Collector’s Box Featuring Exclusive, Behind-The-Scenes Content of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Kellogg’s released limited-edition Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Keebler Fudge Stripes collector’s boxes that include exclusive, behind-the-scenes content of the making of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in theaters on Friday.

These limited-edition boxes include not only the fun and delicious Kellogg’s and Keebler products fans love, but also more than five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, just days before the film’s theatrical release on June 22. The content takes viewers on set with the stars and creators of the movie to see how this astonishing motion picture was brought to life. Starting today, Jurassic World fans can head to Amazon, where the boxes are available exclusively for $24.99 each, while supplies last.

This exciting offer is just one part of the many promotions from Kellogg’s partnership with Universal Pictures ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hitting theaters. In addition to the Amazon-exclusive boxes, select Kellogg’s products have received a prehistoric “makeover,” featuring limited-time promotional packaging. Through the purchase of these specially packaged products, consumers will receive free movie tickets, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-themed popsicle molds, available in select cereal packages. It also provides specially themed licensed products while supplies last – all offering fans exciting and delicious ways to celebrate the movie’s release.

Don’t worry, fans who can’t get their hands on this exclusive content can still join in on the fun. Select Kellogg’s and Keebler packages, available at retailers nationwide, will feature a unique Shazam code that unlocks interactive games and unique content.

To take a piece of the Kellogg’s and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom home, fans can purchase one of the Keebler Fudge Stripes and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes collector’s boxes on Amazon.

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A Pizza Box Designed For Eating Pizza In Bed

Boston Pizza and john st. have joined forces to create the world’s first pizza box designed for eating pizza in bed. 

This limited edition box was created in honor of Father’s Day and Boston Pizza is hosting a #BPinBed contest between June 6 and June 11 for a chance to win one.

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Win A KFC Colonel Sanders Floatie

KFC says it wants to help its customers enjoy the hot summer with fried chicken and a limited-edition floatie depicting Colonel Sanders himself.

According to a news release from the fast food giant, KFC will hold a sweepstakes in which customers can earn a chance to win a pool float “in the likeness of Colonel Sanders and in the shape of a ridable raft.” The floatie features “special holders for a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and your favorite beverage.”

“We want this to be the best summer ever, so it wasn’t enough for us to bring back George Hamilton as the Extra Crispy Colonel and debut a superior, craveable fried chicken sandwich that stands above the rest,” said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO in a statement.

He added that the over-the-top pool float trend has been taking over social media, and KFC officials felt that a KFC Colonel floatie sweepstakes would “fit perfectly with our notorious Extra Crispy lifestyle campaign.”

“Summer is about making fun memories, and what better way to do that than drifting on the water in the arms of the one-and-only Colonel Sanders?” Zahumensky added.

To enter the sweepstakes CLICK HERE.

Entries will be accepted through June 22 to win one of the limited-edition free floaties. The floaties will not be sold or made available outside of this giveaway. Winners will be selected on June 23. For a full list of rules, visit the link above.

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Funko Cereal Coming In June

Funko Founder Michael Becker unveiled a new product line for Funko, which is cereal with mini-Pop figures included in the box. The line, which will be marketed through collectible store outlets as opposed to grocery stores, goes on sale in June 2018. As an added feature, the Elvira cereal, named after Elvira Mistress of the Dark, will turn black, and the Freddy Krueger cereal will turn red, when milk is added.

“One of the fun things is we are about to release our own line of cereal, with a mini-Pop inside,” Becker explained. “We got all the cool licenses like He-Man, Wonder Woman, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Freddy Krueger and our own Freddy Funko. We start shipping to stores in June and we have the distribution set up and the product is pre-sold. It’s just one more of those feel-good Funko items.” He continued, “I used to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings while I was eating cereal. There are prizes in the cereal and it will sell for $7.99 a box. When you add milk to the Freddy Krueger cereal, it looks blood red. With the Beetlejuice cereal, when you add milk it looks like slime.”

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Smile With Lays

Lays is throwing in a dash of personalization to try to tap into a young audience by letting internet users upload a new or preexisting photo of their faces to its website to get their grins printed on a bag of original plain Lay’s chips.

Get your smile (or a friend’s smile) on a real Lay’s bag for $10.99 a bag and you can order one HERE. Lay’s is encouraging snackers to share photos of themselves with the specialized packaging on social media via the hashtag #SmileWithLays.

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Hidden Valley Is Giving Away A $35,000 Jewel-Encrusted Bottle of Ranch Dressing

For National Ranch Day, an unofficial food holiday that falls on March 10, Hidden Valley honored its iconic salad dressing with a blinged out bottle worth $35,000.

The bottle is encrusted with diamond, sapphire and 18-karat white gold, and comes with ranch dressing on the side. Hidden Valley said that the bottle was designed by “an A-list celebrity jeweler” who has remained anonymous, and that the bottle’s royal blue design is an homage to the Royal family.

“Hidden Valley Ranch will commemorate this joyous occasion (National Ranch Day) by creating a one-of-a-kind bottle to honor a fellow famous American, and remind her of the familiar flavors of her home country as she resides as royalty across the pond,” Hidden Valley said. “Renowned in these United States as the flavor that goes well with anything, Hidden Valley Ranch is honoring the great pairing of a fellow famous American with British royalty, as well as those who royally love ranch.”

Enter to win the bottle by retweeting @HVRanch‘s National Ranch Day post between Mar. 10 and May 19. The winner will be announced after May 19.

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Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Breakfast Cereal 

Hold on to your bowls, cereal lovers. The mashup you’ve always dreamed of (or never even knew you just had to have) has hit store shelves.

The same magical marshmallows you love, now with crunchy, lightly frosted flakes. The marshmallows are shaped like hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, hourglasses, rainbows and tasty red balloons.

In case you’re wondering how General Mills is using frosted flakes when it’s a Kellogg’s cereal, the term frosted flakes is not trademarked, so any cereal company can use it.

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