The people who design the dessert menu at Taco Bell must be tapped into the 2 am collective munchiness because they consistently come up with some of the most insane but delicious ideas ever.
Continuing their tradition of desserts that make you want to make a run for the border, they’re introducing Cap’n Crunch Delights—which are basically fried cereal balls stuffed with “sweet cereal milk” icing.
Taco Bell is currently testing them at select Bakersfield, CA locations, but if they test well, they’ll be rolling them out nationwide.
We’re pretty sure that they’ll pass that test with flying colors.
(NRN via Eater)
Due to the rampant popularity of honey butter chips in South Korea, McDonald’s chains in the country are planning on introducing honey butter french fries fairly soon. The fries will be available from February 27 to March 8, and I have a feeling that they’re going to be a real hit.
I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. Honey butter French fries sound amazing don’t they?
(Naver via Kotaku)
KFC recently announced that they will be offering Seattle’s Best coffee at its UK locations, and decided to take the launch a step further by pouring the brew into specially designed edible cups.
The chain teamed up with food scientists at The Robin Collective to create the ice cream cone-inspired vessel, dubbed “Scoff-ee Cup”, which is made from a biscuit wrapped in sugar paper and lined with a layer of white chocolate. Over time, the cup will soften to the point where it melts in your mouth.
The cups will also be enhanced with questionable “mood improving aromas”, such as “coconut sun cream”, “freshly cut grass” and “wild flowers” which are intended to “evoke the positive memories we associate with warm weather, sunshine and summer holidays.”
With names like “Kentucky Fried Chicken” and “Seattle’s Best Coffee”, you’d think the states would be the perfect place to debut such an item – but for the time being they will only be offered at a limited number of locations around the UK.
Check out some additional pics after the jump.
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Xbox fans will probably be happy to hear that Triple-O’s, a fast food chain in Hong Kong, has partnered with Microsoft to create a “Xbox One” burger. This is a limited-time only offer, and it looks like the burger either comes with a beef patty and Triple “O” sauce or a grilled chicken patty with honey mustard mayo. Microsoft is also planning on including vouchers with the burger for consoles bundles as part of a broader celebration of the Lunar New Year.
Check out some more pics after the break…
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Two teens in Australia bought this McDonald’s burger for a friend in 1995, but the friend didn’t show up. So, instead of finding its way into someone else’s stomach or the trash, it was stored… for 20 freaking years. There are plenty stories about old McDonald’s burgers floating around the Internet, but this one might be the oldest. As you might have guessed, it is also completely bereft of mold.
It is now rock hard and lives in a padlocked wooden box. Imagine the surprise of some future treasure hunter who digs that sucker up.
If this wasn’t weird enough, the duo recorded a song called “Free The Burger” that explains the whole story. Check it out after the break along with an additional pic.
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You’ve probably had bacon on your pizza, but now Little Caesars is wrapping bacon around your pizza. This limited-time offering is a regular deep-dish pizza with 3.5 feet of bacon wrapped around the crust. From USA Today:
“Every time you take a bite out of the crust, you’ll get bacon,” says David Scrivano, CEO at Little Caesars. The pizza also comes with pepperoni and has bacon sprinkled on top. The promotion replaces the chain’s Soft Pretzel Crust Pizza.
Now, all you have to do is order your bacon-wrapped pizza with extra bacon topping and your heart attack for dinner will be complete.
McDonald’s is now offering extremely limited edition 500ml bottles of its Big Mac special sauce with 100% of the proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities. The first of 200 is currently up for grabs on eBay and as of this writing has 135 bids and sits at the totally incomprehensible price of roughly $18,000 US. This may be because all the proceeds are going to charity, but for some it also could be based on the description, which states that the sauce will make everything, from leftovers to Hungarian Goulash, taste better.
If you can’t afford the high price tag, you could try and get one of the 600 25ml tubs of the sauce that will be sold in certain locations around Australia for only $.39. Meanwhile the rest of us will be forced to buy a ton of Big Macs and scrape the sauce into a bottle.
Or, you know, use one of the endless clone recipes that can be found on the Internet.
(eBay / Independent via Eater)
I’ll take the bus thank you very much.
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It’s rare that we pay attention to what’s written on the bags and cups that hold our food, but you’ll want to look a little more closely at your cup next time you eat at Chipotle. The fast food chain’s Cultivating Thought program was first announced back in May, but now we know it will include famous writers Gaiman, Jeffrey Eugenides, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, Paulo Coelho, and comedian Aziz Ansari decorating their cups and bags.
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The words won’t just be straight out of works the authors have already penned, but new material designed to make you think about something you might not have considered. Gaiman, for example, chose to write about refugees for his cup. If you’re not a fan of Chipotle, you can still read everything at the Cultivating Thought website.
KFC may have gone a step too far with its latest creation. The Double Down Dog features a hot dog drizzled with cheese that is then sandwiched in a fried chicken bun. This follow-up to the Double Down Sandwich is being sold in super limited quantities. Participating stores appear to be limited to the Philippines at the moment, and each restaurant will be allowed to sell only 50 each day through January 27th.
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At this point, KFC has no plans to bring the hot dog to the U.S.
See a picture of the real deal after the break along with a list of participating locations.
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