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Contest Seeks Unique Cheetos Shapes For Museum

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Cheetos’ fans are encouraged to submit photos of “uniquely shaped” Cheetos — basically, ones resembling famous landmarks or people, or animals or objects.

Through Aug. 15, U.S. fans 13 and older can submit a photo of their special Cheetos shapes, along with a title and description of the snack piece, at CheetosMuseum.com.

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Entries will be judged weekly based on visual interest, “buzzworthiness” and creativity. Each week for 10 weeks, one winner will be awarded a $10,000 prize and have his/her work featured on the “museum” site and in a real-life exhibit later this summer. Consumers will then vote from among the four weekly winners with the highest scores to determine a grand prize-winner, who will receive an additional $50,000, as well as glory on the site.

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Nabisco Announces Its Latest Flavor, Choco Chip

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Nabisco’s latest limited edition Oreo flavor may be your favorite one yet. Choco Chip flavored Oreos hit shelves nationwide in July.

“New Choco Chip Flavored OREO cookies feature a first-ever dual-flavored wafer — golden and chocolate — with chocolate chip creme inside to bring back that warm, fuzzy feeling of your childhood home,” an Oreo spokesman told TIME.

Nabisco revealed the flavor at its Oreo Wonder Vault in Los Angeles Monday, a pop up that made its first appearance in New York earlier this year. It is also holding a social media sweepstakes that that will reward 250 people who tag @oreo and use the hashtag #HomeAwayFromHome in a tweet with a set of matching cookie jars.

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Burger King Announces Mac ’n Cheetos

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Burger King will begin selling deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading, part of a trend toward blending fast food with well-known snack brands.

The new product, called Mac ’n Cheetos, emerged from a partnership with PepsiCo Inc.’s Frito-Lay. Mac ’n Cheetos will be sold for about eight weeks or until supplies run out, said Burger King, which is part of Restaurant Brands International Inc. The $2.49 five-pack of portable macaroni-and-cheese bites are similar to mozzarella sticks. The item, which has 310 calories, has already appeared at some Burger King restaurants in a trial phase.

“We’re partnering up with one of Americans’ favorite brands,” Alex Macedo, president of North America at Burger King, said in an interview. “It’s quite unique.”

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Chipotle Unveils Chiptopia Summer Rewards Program

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Chipotle Mexican Grill today unveiled its Chiptopia Summer Rewards, a three-month-long promotion that begins July 1, 2016.

From July through September, customers participating in Chiptopia can earn free rewards simply by eating the food they already love. Chiptopia is not a typical rewards program. Rewards are not based on the total amount a customer spends, or on accumulating points. Instead, Chiptopia rewards customers for making multiple paid visits to Chipotle within a given month.

“We created Chiptopia to reward our most loyal customers who continue to support our efforts to cultivate a better world,” said Mark Crumpacker, chief creative and development officer at Chipotle. “While Chiptopia Summer Rewards lasts just three months, we will be carefully listening to our customers and using what we learn as we consider the design of an ongoing rewards program.”

Chiptopia Summer Rewards offers three different status levels: Mild, Medium and Hot. Just four visits, with a qualifying purchase during each, earns Mild status and a free entrée. Someone who achieves the Hot level in all three months can earn up to nine free entrées over the course of the rewards program, plus a $240 “Catering for 20” Bonus Reward.

– To participate, customers can visit any U.S. Chipotle starting July 1 to pick up a Chiptopia card.
– Customers then earn credit toward the various status levels for individual visits within the same month during which they spend a minimum of $6 before tax.
– During each month of the program, a customer’s fourth, eighth and 11th visit and entrée purchase triggers a reward for one free entrée and elevates the customer to a new status level.
– Redeemed rewards also count as a purchase toward reaching the next status level. Thus, customers purchase four entrées in any month of the program to earn Mild status; eight entrées (one of which can be the free entrée earned for the Mild level) to reach the Medium level; and 11 entrées (another one of which can be the free entrée earned in the Medium level) to unlock the Hot level.
– At the end of each month, purchase totals reset to zero, and participants begin again the following month.
– A maximum of one visit (with a purchase of $6 or more) per member, per day counts toward Chiptopia rewards. Purchasing multiple entrées on the same day does not earn additional rewards (for example, if a customer buys three meals at one time or in the same day it only counts for one visit, not three).

Customers who achieve the same status level for three consecutive months in a row will be eligible for Bonus Rewards.

– Achieving Mild status all three months earns one additional free entrée.
– Achieving Medium status all three months earns $20 in Chipotle merchandise at store.chipotle.com.
– Achieving Hot status all three months earns catering for 20 (a $240 value).

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Customers who register for the program in July earn a free chips and guacamole with their first entrée purchase (of $6 or more, before tax) and will be eligible for special Bonus Rewards, available for redemption at the end of the promotion. Users are able to register at any point from July through September; however, the free chips and guacamole and Bonus Rewards are only available to those who join the program by July 31. Bonus Rewards are only available to those customers who achieve status levels all three months.

Rewards earned during Chiptopia expire 30 days after they are earned. Mild and Medium Bonus Rewards expire on Dec. 31, 2016 and the Hot Bonus Reward expires on March 31, 2017. The rewards program is valid in the U.S. only and cannot be combined with other coupons, promotions or special offers.

For complete details about Chiptopia Summer Rewards, please visit Chipotle.com/chiptopia.

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Vinnie’s Pizza Debuts Pizza Box Made Out of Pizza

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You won’t find a much more environmentally friendly way to get pizza than this. Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, recently tweeted a photo of a pizza box made out of a pie. The photo shows a rectangular-crust pizza with a smaller, traditional New York-style pepperoni pie inside.

“Introducing The PIZZA BOX PIZZA! A pizza box made entirely out of pizza! No waste, 100% pizza and 100% delicious,” Vinnie’s wrote on Twitter.

Sean Berthiaume, one of the co-owners of the pizzeria, said he decided to make the pizza box because things were a little slow on Wednesday and he likes to experiment. He said the number of pizza boxes he sees in trash cans around Brooklyn served as inspiration.

“I thought, ‘What if you can make something that you can eat every part of?'” he explained.

Berthiaume said Vinnie’s will gladly make the pizza-box pie for anybody who wants one and it will be available for delivery. Each pie, which includes a second pie inside the box, will cost about $40.

But he said the restaurant is still trying to figure out the best way to get the creation to homes without putting it in a box. Right now, that plan involves wrapping the pizza in foil and delivering it in a pizza bag.

“We’re kinda working out the kinks there,” he said. “The intent is to not have the box.”

It’s not the first time Vinnie’s has created a novel pizza. Last year, Berthiaume made a pizza-topped pizza that went viral online.

“I like to experiment,” he said. “Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don’t.”

Reprinted from NBC News

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A Road Trip To The 25 Best Barbecue Spots In America

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While plenty of people have documented their journeys to all the Major League stadiums, theme parks, national parks and monuments, across this great land, Men’s Journal can think of no better adventure to take with your friends and family than finding the best, most unique, and authentically American barbecue eateries in the country.

These are the places that serve the best brisket, ribs, and pulled pork, all in their own different, and largely regional styles. From New York to the midwest, the dirty south, Texas, and all the way to the west coast, whether they use lots of sauce or dry rub, the one thing all of these joints have in common is that they’re all places meat lovers should make the trip to visit.

Check out the porkalicious list HERE.

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M&M’S Introducing 3 New Limited Edition Flavors: Honey Nut, Coffee Nut & Chili Nut

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M&M’S has introduced three new flavors – Honey Nut, Coffee Nut and Chili Nut! Try them all and vote for your favorite.

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Only one flavor will stay on shelves and YOU will decide which one it is! Vote now until June 17 at http://peanutflavor.mms.com

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Nike Chicken & Waffles Themed Sneakers

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Nike has created the “chicken and waffles” themed SB Dunk High sneaker and it will be available at select Nike SB stockists on April 2nd.

The shoe features a waffle texture on the upper part of the show along with a “dripping” syrupy Swooshes. They also include chicken and waffles graphics on the insoles. It’s the most delicious-looking shoe ever made!

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Meet DRU, The Domino’s Robotic Unit

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DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) is an autonomous delivery vehicle and is set to take the world by storm. With sleek, refined forms combined with a friendly persona and lighting to help customers identify and interact with it, DRU is a world first in the space of commercial autonomous delivery.

He is a four wheeled vehicle with compartments built to keep the customer’s order piping hot and drinks icy cold whilst traveling on the footpath at a safe speed from the store to the customer’s door.

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DRU is able to navigate from a starting point to his destination, selecting the best path of travel. His on-board sensors enable him to perceive obstacles along the way and avoid them if necessary.

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While he won’t be taking the to the streets tomorrow, DRU is a big step forward in the work Domino’s is doing in the future commercialization of this technology.

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Burger King To Sell Hot Dogs

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Burger King restaurants are bringing the signature flame-grilling technique they’ve been perfecting for more than 60 years to hot dogs with the launch of Grilled Dogs. The new menu item will be available at participating restaurants nationwide, starting February 23rd. Grilled Dogs are made with 100% beef and flame-grilled to perfection on the same grill where the Whopper sandwich is made.

Grilled Dogs are available in both the Classic Grilled Dog and the Chili Cheese Grilled Dog. The Classic Grilled Dog is a flame-grilled hot dog made with 100% beef topped, with ketchup, mustard, chopped onions and relish, served on a fluffy baked bun. The Chili Cheese Grilled Dog is the same beef hot dog topped with warm chili, shredded cheddar cheese and served on a fluffy baked bun. Both are sold separately or as a combo meal.

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The Classic Grilled Dog comes at the recommended price of $1.99 or as a combo meal for the recommended price of $4.49, served with a small fountain drink and fries. The Chili Cheese Dog is sold at the recommended price of $2.39 and for the recommended price of $4.89 as part of a combo meal with a small fountain drink and fries.

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