Thursday, October 23, 2014

DQ Oreo Cheesecake Blizzard: The Blizzard Zone #BZ05


We are featuring a different Dairy Queen Blizzard flavor every month for a year!

For the month of October we wanted to try something seasonal, and although DQ is now featuring a Pumpkin Pie à la mode Blizzard, we just weren't feeling it. And then we realized, Halloween is all about the sweet treats, so just about any flavor would taste festive during this ghoulish month. We opted for the Oreo Cheesecake Blizzard, a flavor we had been wanting to try.

This flavor is by far the best we've had to date! We asked for extra Oreo pieces and cheesecake chunks and the combination of crunchy chocolate cookie, sweet creme and tangy cheesecake with cold, creamy vanilla soft serve was the ultimate flavor and texture combo. If you're in the mood for a sinful dessert and have the calories to spare, treat yourself and try this tricked out Blizzard variety!

    1950 Oreo Ad. Image source: here

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kentucky Fried Chicken Play Set Toys: KFC Plastic Fun

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Hungry for some fun? Try playing with some Kentucky Fried Chicken toys! These totally rad retro plastic KFC play sets guarantee a "finger lickin' good" time with the colonel. And the best part is that these fried chicken toys are 100% calorie free! 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Tulcingo Bakery: Mexican Pasteleria in Corona Queens


He hopped on the R Train to Times Square then transferred to the 7 towards Queens. Today he wanted to get lost. The train shot out of the dark tunnel and filled with yellow sunlight. From above, he could see pastel Ugly Betty houses in intricate grids. He got off somewhere in the 100s and began his journey. He wandered under the elevated tracks, soaking in the bustling storefronts and dilapidated signs. He bought ocean-scented shaving cream and a white plastic bowl decorated with strawberries and flowers from a 99¢ discount store. Back on the sidewalk, he noticed that mostly everyone was flavored like him and he loved it. He felt like a lump of soft butter blended into the icing of this colorful place.

A Mexican bakery called his name from across the street. TULCINGO BAKERY.  Strange and beautiful cakes and pastries greeted him when he entered. The air smelled of sugar, yeast and egg wash. He saw neon frosted sweets, glazed cheesecakes and fruity Jell-O molds like the ones he had only ever seen in the scanned pages of vintage food ads. Giant confections were dusted with white confectionary powder and crammed and swirled and twisted and cracked with vibrant pink and yellow fillings he didn't recognize. He saw a jumbo donut cut in half and stuffed with silky pudding and further down he saw a more humble donut that had no filling at all. This donut looked simple and had a lopsided hole in the middle. It was sprinkled with fine sugar. The sweet crystals glistened as they half melted onto the oily crust. The donut reminded him of himself.

$1 later he had the donut safely wrapped in a white paper bag. He whisked it home. The bag was now spotted with bleeding grease stains. He freed the donut from its suffocating confines and took in its fresh aroma. He took a bite. It tasted bright, clean and almost watery, if that was even possible. The dough was soft and the sugar gave it a sweet sandy bite. For a short time he was content, he felt appreciated and giddy. When he slept that night he dreamt of a mewing monster and cheap pizza.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Doughnuts: Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Ghost Halloween Exclusives


"Ghostbusters" (1984) is celebrating its 30th anniversary at Krispy Kreme with 2 new Halloween doughnuts inspired by the classic horror comedy! In order to get these exclusive treats, we braved the crowds of midtown to visit Pennsylvania Station, which houses Manhattan's only Krispy Kreme. It was worth the trip! These delightful doughnuts are both made with Krispy Kreme's signature light and fluffy doughnut dough, crammed with Stay Puft Marshmallow Kreme, generously iced and decorated with sugary candies. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Doughnut is all smiles with his edible sailor hat. The Ghostbusters Doughnut is decorated with the iconic ghost emblem on top of an ectoplasm splat! And both taste great, with lots of vanilla and marshmallow flavor to keep your tastebuds entertained. It is safe to say that these are the SWEETEST doughnuts we've ever eaten. The 410 calories of sugar in each confection will make you giggle with childish glee. These naughty treats are certainly festive and fun so make sure you try one while supplies last!



Monday, October 6, 2014

Welch's Sparkling Grape Soda: Best of America's Snacks


We are taking a bite (sip) out of America's best snack foods!

Although Welch's has been around since 1869, it wasn't until 1974 that Welch's licensed its name for a line of flavored soda. Welch's Sparkling Grape Soda contains real grape juice concentrate so it has a nice juicy grape taste, but it also has artificial flavors that help make it taste like a sweet tart candy. We not only love the flavor of Welch's Grape Soda, but the design of the 20oz bottle as well. The shape, fun label design and simple white cap are reminiscent of a retro 2-liter bottle of soda! 

This fruity and refreshing jewel is not sold everywhere, so keep your eye out for this American treat.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Oreo: Classic Ghoulish Cookie Treats


It's Snaxtime's favorite time of year and Nabisco is doing Halloween right with their beautifully designed Halloween Oreo. Over the past few years, Oreo has released a number of new and creative flavors so it's refreshing to see them keep their original Oreo flavor formula when making these spooky cookies. Each bag contains 5 different Halloween vintage-inspired patterns and we are just in awe of how brilliant and visually stunning the designs are. The creme filling has Oreo's signature vanilla taste, but is a vibrant Halloween orange that looks spectacular sandwiched between the black cookies.  The overall effect is a ghostly cookie that looks and tastes like an instant classic.

We hope Nabisco releases these fine, festive and simple Halloween Oreo every year!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Grandma's Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookie: Fall Food Fun


Frito Lay's Grandma's Cookies brand is celebrating the fall season with Pumpkin Spice Frosted Cookies. With everything pumpkin spice these days, it's only fitting for Grandma to break out her best pumpkin spice recipe, and boy-oh-boy she doesn't disappoint! The first thing you smell when you rip open the package is pumpkin, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. And the taste of pumpkin and spices is pleasantly strong as well. This cookie really packs a punch of flavor and has a nice salty quality that balances the sweetness. What we most liked about this cookie is that it tastes a little tangy, almost like pumpkin cheesecake! The cookie is also very dense and moist, which adds to the cheesecake illusion.

At just 79¢, this fun fall treat is a great new snack that's worth giving a try.

Available at 7-Eleven.


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