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Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Ice Cream Sandwich With Candied Hot Dog Bits & Spicy Dijon Mustard Gelato

Oscar Mayer announced that they have partnered with il laboratorio del gelato to create a hot dog-flavored ice cream sandwich with candied hot dog bits and a spicy dijon mustard ice cream. This “Ice-Dog” will be offered in New York City via an ice-cream themed Weinermobile during the week of August 12, 2019.

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French’s Announces Limited Edition Mustard Ice Cream 

Today, French’s announced the availability of a French’s Mustard Ice Cream just in time for National Mustard Day this Saturday.  This limited-edition ice cream was developed with Coolhaus Ice Cream to bring together two all-American classics, ice cream and mustard, in a surprising yet delicious offering. Served with an accompanying pretzel cookie, the French’s Mustard Ice Cream will be available in Los Angeles and New York City for a limited time beginning on August 1.

Coolhaus’s location in Culver City, CA will have the ice cream available for customers to try on August 2-4 and August 9-11 to celebrate National Mustard Day on the West Coast. New Yorkers can look for the French’s Mustard Ice Cream truck in the streets of New York City on August 1 and 2, before making its way out to the Hamptons on August 3. 

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KFC Cheetos Sandwich

Kentucky Fried Chicken and the fan-favorite Cheetos brand announced the nationwide launch of the Cheetos Sandwich with assistance from its newest Colonel, the most mischievous cat around: Chester Cheetah.

Chester is the first brand icon and spokescheetah to portray KFC’s famous founder, Colonel Harland Sanders. He will take the reins on KFC’s social channels and appear on TV screens in ad spots (beginning June 30) to promote the iconic co-branded partnership and remind Cheetos and KFC lovers everywhere that the new Cheetos Sandwich is only available at KFC through the end of July.  

The Cheetos Sandwich – a juicy, hand-breaded Extra Crispy chicken filet drizzled with a special Cheetos sauce, layered over Cheetos and mayo, placed on a toasted bun – will satisfy all your crunchy, cheesy wishes.

To prepare for the role, Chester donned his best white Colonel suit, posed in a digital billboard spot and even took over a New York City KFC (242 E. 14th Street), hosting an Instagrammable and exclusive pop-up event on June 27. The party featured one-of-a-kind KFC and Cheetos mashup menu items available only at the event and an exclusive first taste of the new Cheetos Sandwich for consumers.

Chester took it upon himself to “Cheetos-fy” the entire restaurant, including a 28 feet by 12 feet long wall mural painted outside the restaurant by artist, Vizie, in what he calls “an explosion of flavor.” The abstract and colorful mural is a symbolic representation to show the merging of two renowned brands, KFC and Cheetos, and is available for fans to snap a selfie in front of through the end of July.

As part of the launch, KFC will also introduce the Cheetos Lovers Box meal, which includes the Cheetos Sandwich, Popcorn Nuggets drizzled in Cheetos sauce, mac and cheese, wedges and a medium drink (prices and participation may vary).

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Here Is A First Peek At The Taco Bell Pop-Up Hotel In Palm Springs

Taco Bell shared a first peek inside its much-anticipated pop-up hotel in Palm Springs, California named ‘The Bell’.

Reservations open Thursday, June 27,  with availability to guests this summer from August 8 through August 12 for $169 per night.

“The hotel draws on Taco Bell’s vibrant palette to create a unique and flavor-filled destination that is the ultimate expression of the brand, unlike anything the brand has done before,” says Taco Bell’s senior director of retail engagement and experience, Jennifer Arnoldt.

The branded hotel, which will temporarily take over the V Hotel Palm Springs hotel at 333 E. Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, will offer 70 rooms. It will feature a “Freeze Lounge”—inspired by the chain’s “Mountain Dew Baja Blast” beverage—where presumably guests can enjoy antifreeze-colored slushies, try to not bounce off the walls in the ensuing sugar rush and ultimately crash into a puddle on the floor.

Other entertainment will include “dive-in movies” and performances from musical acts participating in Taco Bell’s long-running “Feed the Beat” food-for-touring-bands program, as well taco-themed nail art.

While guests will be able to eat Taco Bell-inspired resort fare and new (as-yet-unveiled) menu items, Taco Bell is also hinting that Taco Bell breakfast in bed will be available.

Click HERE for more info.

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What Is The Best Sandwich in Every U.S. State?

From the humble grilled cheese to slow-cooked pulled pork, there’s something for everyone at sandwich establishments across the nation.

Preferences vary widely from state to state: Some can be held in your hands, much like the original; other’s require a fork and knife to dig into. For purists, a sandwich is anything between two slices of bread or halves of a roll (burgers and hot dogs notwithstanding), and every one of the 50 states has something exciting in that regard to offer.

To create this list, Far & Wide did a deep dive into the culinary history and local specialties of each and every state in order to identify its emblematic sandwich. Once they zeroed in on the dish that best represented the local cuisine, they delved into reviews on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram and TripAdvisor to find the restaurants, sandwich shops and food carts that locals claimed were making the very best examples of what their state had to offer. 

I’m going to go off the list and give a shout out to Portland, Maine where I grew up and their iconic Italian sandwich. For those unfamiliar, a Maine Italian sub is prepared using a long soft Italian bread, ham, American cheese, tomato, onion, sour pickle, green bell pepper, black olives, olive oil, salt and black pepper. I know that everyone loves Amato’s for this New England treat but I prefer Dipietro’s Market in South Portland. If Sam is working say hello from me and feel free to ship me a sub, I sure miss them!

Check out the list HERE and see if your favorite sandwich made the cut?

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Burger King Created An Upside Down Whopper For Stranger Things Season 3

Burger King is unveiling an Upside Down Whopper—named in honor of the show’s Upside Down parallel dimension. The tie-in is a co-promotion with Coca-Cola and Netflix.

The Upside Down Whopper sandwich features exclusive packaging and the same ingredients as the original Whopper, served upside down. The burger will only be sold in 11 locations, a reference to the show’s protagonist Eleven. The limited-time product goes on sale June 21 at these locations:

10494 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL, 33065
25560 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX, 77494
128 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02108
415 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, GA, 30263
2400 Caster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
2009 Coit Road, Plano, TX, 75075
2840 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60647
35 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102
4918 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
327 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
1437 West Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21230

The 11 restaurants will also have limited edition T-shirts, crowns, ketchup packets and pins with a Stranger Things theme.

The campaign also includes a contest in partnership with Coca-Cola. By purchasing any soft drink at participating Burger Kings, 100,000 customers every day will have a chance to win swag, free food, cash, airline tickets, a car or a Stranger Things VIP Experience. Plus, a “Hopper Meal” (named after the police chief in the series) that is ordered through delivery service DoorDash with code “STRANGER” unlocks exclusive content from the third season from June 13 through June 20.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on July 4.

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What Is The Best Pizza In Every U.S. State?

As the saying goes, “Even bad pizza is pretty good.” But there are some pizzas that are much better than “still pretty good” — they’re out-of-this-world amazing. 

Where are the best pizza joints across America? TripAdvisor took a look at the places reviewers were giving top marks, accounting for overall ratings and the quality and quantity of reviews. The following pizza places were deemed the best in every U.S. state (plus the District of Columbia), earning a minimum of 4 out of 5 “bubbles” based on at least 100 reviews. 

Check out the list HERE and see if your favorite pizzeria made the cut?

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Heinz Releases Special Ed Sheeran Themed Bottles of Tomato Ketchup

Heinz has released a special edition Ed Sheeran themed bottle of tomato ketchup. Rebranded as Tomato Edchup and sporting an image of a Sheeran lookalike tomato, the bottles will hit the shelves in supermarkets later this month.

The Shape Of You singer is known for his love of Heinz tomato ketchup – he has an image of the famous label tattooed on his arm.

EdChup is still your standard ketchup, just with a cool label and you can buy the product right now at HeinzEdchup.com. It costs $5 for a 32-ounce bottle, plus $2.50 in shipping (along with tax) to get your hands on one.

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Stranger Things Are Happening At Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, is partnering with Netflix to give Stranger Things fans something to sink their teeth into leading up to the show’s highly-anticipated premiere this July 4th. Because after all, even Demogorgons love ice cream.

Starting in June, Stranger Things are happening at Baskin-Robbins. First, both ice cream and Stranger Things fans will be able enjoy two exclusive Stranger Things-inspired Flavors of the Month:

– Eleven’s Heaven: a waffle cone-flavored ice cream with chocolate-coated sugar cone pieces and a chocolate icing flavored ribbon

– Upside Down Pralines: chocolate ice cream with praline pecans and a chocolate-caramel flavored ribbon

Two Flavors of the Month instead of one are just the strange beginning; fans can get prepared for season three all month long with more Stranger Things inspiration, such as:

– Upside Down Sundae: a sundae featuring the Upside Down Pralines Flavor of the Month that’s built upside down with the toppings on the bottom

– Demogorgon Sundae: a waffle bowl sundae that frightfully resembles a Demogorgon monster

– Byers’ House Lights Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat: a flash back to season one that includes a Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza crust with Snickers ice cream, topped with strings of fudge and M&Ms Chocolate Candy Christmas lights

– USS Butterscotch Quarts: butterscotch flavored ice cream loaded with butterscotch toffee and a toffee ribbon, a sneak preview of what’s to come in July

– Elevenade Freeze: a refreshing summer drink made with vanilla ice cream and Minute Maid Lemonade

– Exclusive Stranger Things Merchandise: including a one-of-a-kind Steve Funko figure, 80’s-inspired magnets and sticker sets and Stranger Things t-shirts: all available at participating shops, while supplies last

– Collectible Containers: take home fresh-packed ice cream in one of four limited edition containers featuring Stranger Things designs: Baskin-Robbins double-dares fans to collect them all

“We wanted to give fans a taste of the new season of Stranger Things and are thrilled to partner with Netflix to give customers across the country an experience straight out of Hawkins, Indiana,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “Whether you love the show or just love some seriously delicious ice cream creations, we’ve got something for everyone.”

Hungry for more? The curiosity voyage continues on Sunday, June 9 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. with an Elevenade Freeze National Sampling Day. This flavor journey continues full steam ahead as the Baskin-Robbins and Netflix teams also bring season three’s Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream Shop to life with a one-of-a-kind ice cream truck that’ll be serving up scoops to fans on the West Coast in June.

If you’re too busy streaming seasons one and two to leave the house, Baskin-Robbins also offers online ordering for quick and easy in-store pickup (www.baskinrobbins.com/ordering) and deliveries through DoorDash (www.DoorDash.com/baskinrobbins).

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What Food & Merchandise Will You Be Able To Purchase At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,  the largest single-themed land expansion at both Disneyland park will open this summer and there will be several locations in the land to purchase food and souvenirs.

Let’s take a look at what’s coming:

Concept art for Oga’s Cantina

Left to right, non-alcoholic drinks: Carbon Freeze, Oga’s Obsession provision, and Cliff Dweller

From left to right, alcoholic beverages: The Outer Rim, Bespin Fizz, Yub Nub, and Fuzzy Tauntaun

From left to right: Moogan Tea, Blue Bantha, Bloody Rancor and the Black Spire Brew

Oga’s Cantina: will serve a variety of beverages such as the non-alcoholic Tatooine Sunset, a reddish pink, is tea-based and smooth. Moof Juice, a pinkish fruit juice, is cool and refreshing. Oga’s Obsession falls somewhere between beverage and snack, and tastes the most other-worldly; contained in what looks like a petri dish, you scoop your serving, and the garnish pops in your mouth.

The alcoholic selections are sometimes frothy, sometimes steamy, and sometimes delightfully bubbly, like The Fuzzy Tauntaun, The Bespin Fizz, and The Outer Rim. The Bloody Rancor, of course, comes with an edible bone. A selection of beers are on the way; one of the options we sampled was very hoppy, with hints of citrus and a little bitter.

The Braised Shaak Roast features beef pot roast with cavatelli pasta, kale and mushrooms

The Fried Endorian Tip-Yip

Oven-roasted Tip Yip features roasted chicken with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa and pumpkin seeds with a creamy green curry ranch dressing

Ithorian Garden Loaf is a plant-based “meatloaf” dish served with roasted vegetable mash, seasonal vegetables and mushroom sauce

Smoked Kaadu Ribs features smoked country sticky pork ribs with blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw

Oven-roasted Burra Fish features Dijon-crusted sustainable fish with mixed greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa and pumpkin seeds with a creamy green curry ranch dressing

Yobshrimp Noodle Salad is a marinated noodle salad with chilled shrimp

Felucian Garden Spread

Left to right, non-alcoholic beverages: the Phattro and Moof Juice

Raspberry crème puff with passion fruit mousse or chocolate cake with white chocolate mouse and coffee custard 

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana and brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.” Among the offerings are Fried Endorian Tip-Yip (rectangle shaped fried chicken) and Kaadu Ribs (smoked country sticky pork ribs with blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw), Felucian Garden Spread (a plant-based kefta “meatball” dish with herb hummus and tomato-cucumber relish with pita bread).

Left to right: Meiloorun Juice, Turkey Jerky, and Ronto Wrap

Ronto Roasters – A recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Menu items include turkey jerky, and the signature Ronto Wrap, a handheld sandwich, filled with Portuguese sausage, roasted pork, and a cabbage slaw on top, all in a grilled pita. It’s finished with a spicy “clutch sauce,” named for Darth Vader’s Force grip, which activates on the sides of your throat.

Blue Milk and Green Milk

Milk Stand – The place to go to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms.

The Outpost Mix

Kat Saka’s Kettle – One of the many street market stalls, this grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix (blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn)

Coca Cola Products

For those looking to purchase in-story Star Wars merchandise and rare finds from across the galaxy, you need to look no further than our many different Outpost stores and market stalls.

Concept art of Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, home of rare Jedi artifacts and more

Guests will find rare and unique items at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, including Jedi artifacts

Holocrons are ancient repositories of wisdom. Jedi and Sith used them to record their teachings for future generations seeking to understand the mysteries of the Force.Kyber crystals can unlock additional content in both the Jedi and Sith Holocrons.

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities will offer rare and unique items, including relics left behind by the Sith

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities – For those in the know, Dok-Ondar is the Ithorian you seek for selling and buying rare and uniquely-valued items from across the galaxy and spanning all eras.

Concept art of Savi’s Workshop

Aspiring Jedi can build their own lightsabers

Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Guests come to the workshop to meet with the Gatherers – a secretive group of people who have dedicated their lives to restoring balance in the galaxy by passing on their knowledge of Jedi lore and the Force. The workshop Master guides guests to customize and build their own unique lightsabers, and instructs them on the ways of the Jedi.

Concept art of the Droid Depot

Guests can visit the Droid Depot to build their own custom R- and BB-series droids

At the Droid Depot, guests can choose from an assortment of droids, apparel and other droid-inspired products

Droid Depot – Visitors to Mubo’s workshop can choose parts and construct their own individual astromech droids to accompany them on their journey, and then take them home with them.

Guests wanting to showcase their allegiance to the First Order will be able to choose among the gear and supplies that the 709th Legion brought with them to First Order Cargo

First Order Cargo – A spaceport hangar bay serves as the temporary base and landing spot for the First Order. First Order officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of locals and visitors to Black Spire Outpost.

Guests wanting to showcase their loyalty to the Resistance will find gear, badges and more at Resistance Supply

Resistance Supply – Resistance members and local sympathizers oversee a makeshift stall that supplies Resistance uniforms, pins, badges, hats, helmets, jackets, maps, tools, training supplies, food rations and other items.

There are also several market stalls which sell a variety of merchandise such as:

An assortment of artisan-style plush characters, wood and tin toys, and musical instruments

Toydarian Toymaker (toys)

Creatures of the galaxy, including porgs, tauntauns, and more

Creature Stall (interesting critters that you can take home with you)

Guests will be able to mix and match clothing to create their own galactic style

Black Spire Outfitters (clothing)
The Jewels of Bith (accessories and other trinkets to treasure)

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