Nicole Wakelin

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Coffee comes in large cups and espresso comes in small cups, but now you can have one cup for both drinks. This clever glass mug will hold 5.5 ounces on one side or you can flip it over for a tiny 1.5 ounce espresso cup. Just think how much space you’ll save in your kitchen cabinets.

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The kids may get free candy, but adults can get some free eats on Halloween, too. If you show up at Arby’s on Halloween, then you can get free bacon added to any order, even a milkshake. The only catch is that you must say “Trick or Meat” when you order.

Show up at Krispy Kreme in costume for a free donut or get $3 burritos, salads, or tacos when you arrive in costume at Chipotle after 5pm on Halloween. Baja fresh is also offering deals to kids who show up in costume when their parents place an order.

(via Consumerist / Ghostbusters donuts via Krispy Kreme)

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Strawberry flavored milk is one thing, but Japan is now getting strawberry milk flavored Pepsi. It will be called “Pink Cola” and it is, in fact, very pink. This will be a limited edition flavor that will be made available beginning starting on December 9th, but it isn’t the first time it’s made an appearance. Pink Cola first went on sale in Japan back in 2011, so this return visit must mean it was a hit.

See photos of the 2011 version after the break.

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Japan has lots of cat cafes (like this Studio Ghibli cat cafe), and now we finally have one in the US. Cat Town Cafe is now open in Oakland, California. Owners Ann Dunn of Cat Town Adoptions and Adam Myatt want it to be a place where people can relax with their cats and maybe even find one to adopt. According to the website:

The Cat Town Cafe will feature an area called the Cat Zone, where our cats will be free roaming and available for adoption. Visitors can spend up to an hour in the Cat Zone, and free walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For a $10 donation, you can make a Cat Zone Reservation ahead of time, which ensures your visiting time is available, and supports a great cause.

If you’re in the Oakland, California area, make a reservation to hang out with some cats and maybe even take one home.

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This Warp Pipe or “Level-Up” Mario-style mug is the perfect way to take your caffeine intake to the next stage. It holds 15 ounces of your beverage of choice and is microwave and dishwasher safe. If only it transported us to a magical world filled with coffee and biscotti.

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If you’ve ever felt the pressure of having to order so quickly that you don’t get exactly what you want at Taco Bell, then you’re going to love their newly introduced mobile ordering app. It lets you place your order exactly the way you want beforehand. From the press release:

Customize. Order. Pay. All from the new app. Now you can easily select a local Taco Bell, customize your favorite items and pay for your order. No need to select a pickup time. We make your food when you arrive so that it’s hot and just-prepared. Then skip the in-store line like you own the place. Plus, reordering your favorites is as easy as a twist of the wrist.

The app also knows when you’re almost at the store so you don’t have to stick to a time. Order lunch at 11AM and if you don’t manage to get a break until 12:15, your food will still be ready at the right time.

See the video and screenshots after the break.

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Sesame Street‘s Cookie Monster has already taken a turn in the worlds of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, but this time it’s Harry Potter and the world of wizards. Furry Potter and the Goblet of Cookies has our furry blue Muppet setting out on an epic quest for cookies with the help of Professor Crumblemore. If Furry Potter can just follow the directions, then the cookies will be his for the eating.

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We all have our go-to drinks at Starbucks, so the same would likely be true of some of our favorite authors. The Literary Starbucks tumblr imagines what some of those writers would order on their quest for a little caffeine jolt. It’s not just the beverage that they envision, but the whole process from start to finish. Poor Tolkien throws a tantrum over his coffee and storms out of the shop, which seems just about right.

See more of our favorite examples after the break.

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There are some big differences between American and British tastes in food. One American Whovian and her friend decided to see just how different, so she tried out the distinctly British foods (including concoctions like fish fingers and custard of course) that have been mentioned or eaten on the show.

See the videos after the break to find out the results.

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This McDonald’s shaped like a lunchbox was a pop-up that appeared in Melbourne, Australia to promote some new additions to the menu including four new wraps and a new salad. Those who happen by the lunchbox location will be able to try Mini Steak Taster Wraps. It’ll be in Melbourne through Friday and then heading on to Perth, Adelaide, and Sydney.

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