For those of you who are old enough, you may recall that a peanut butter and jelly Pop-Tart was discontinued in 1986. After 27 years, peanut butter is finally back.
Indeed, they’re bringing the delicious with Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts and Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Pop-Tarts.
You’ll be able to get them across the nation, and you’ll notice they come in gold foil because they’re extra fancy. They’re even getting a special roll out; Kellogg is taking the new flavors on a tour across the country in a toaster-shaped truck.
In order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cup Noodles’s curry flavors Nissin is releasing a set of little curry-themed model Gundams armed with tea kettles:
The three kits included in the promotion are 1/380 scale, so we’re looking at maybe 2.5-3″ in height. Included in three different flavors are the RX-78-2 Gundam, Char’s Gelgoog and the classic Zaku II. Each of the kits are done in clear plastic and their weapon of choice is a tea kettle. As much as heating water with a beam saber makes sense, the kits will have tea kettles.
Hit the jump for additional pics.
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Medieval Times isn’t just for dinner anymore. The live action dinner theater is jousting its way to movie theaters. Production companies Benderspink and Broken Road have partnered to forge a deal for rights to the franchise. I want to laugh, but crazier things have worked. Given the popularity of the fantasy genre on screen right now, they could easily take the name and make an epic movie. It could go the other way, too. If the worst case is another film like A Knight’s Tale I’d be okay with that.
The companies are putting together a package to take around studios. I can only hope that the pitch package is presented by knights in shining armor alongside chicken served without utensils.
(Deadline via /Film)
A thief who stole thousands of identities online was recently brought down by the FBI, with lots of help from delicious steak and Instagram. The thief met with an undercover FBI agent at a steakhouse with the intention of selling the stolen data. Then this happened:
At some point in the meal, in between pre-dinner identity thievery chit-chat and laughter about weak password choices over dessert, Maye couldn’t resist snapping an Instagram pic of his steak and mac & cheese. When the informant turned over a thumb drive of Maye’s work to the IRS, claiming he had obtained it over dinner at Morton’s, agents were able to confirm Maye’s presence at the dinner when they found the above pic on Maye’s Instagram account with the caption “Morton’s,” posted on the date when the dinner was set to take place.
Needless to say, he was promptly arrested.
(Daily News via HP)
Pringles and Lucasfilm have teamed up for a “Force For Fun” promotion that collected over a thousand fan-made videos featuring both Pringles and Star Wars. Those videos have been narrowed down to seven finalists which we will be featuring over the next several weeks. Not only that, each video will be accompanied by a contest!
This week, Filmmakers Ryan O’Rourke and John Griese show us how to deal with dad when he’s the boss in The Delectable Weapon. You can check out that video after the break, along with all the info you need to enter and win a Star Wars Mimobot flash drive and 2 cans of Pringles chips!
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Taco Bell has this incredible knack for combining things that no sane human would consider and then making it taste good. We’ve already had the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos taco and now we may be getting a taste of the Waffle Taco. Foodie Sarah Chavez spotted it on the menu at the Taco Bell on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach, California and according to her, the combination of waffle, sausage, and egg with a side of syrup was delicious!
(Brand Eating via Laughing Squid)
Bruegger’s Bagels is offering this Sriracha Egg Sandwich as part of their new summer menu, which is described as “bold, spicy, sweet and savory.”
The Sriracha creation is available until September 10. It features egg, sausage, cheddar cheese, red peppers and Sriracha and can be made on any of Bruegger’s 15+ bagel varieties.
America has voted and, apparently, the new Lay’s Potato Chip flavor chosen during the The Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” vote is…Cheesy Garlic Bread.
The Cheesy Bread chips flavor, brainchild of winner Karen Weber-Mendham, beat out Sriracha and Chicken & Waffles. Ms. Weber-Mendham will be the recipient of either a million dollars or one percent of the chip’s sales, whichever is greater.
Personally, I’m fine with the decision—but I’m betting fans of the other flavors are bummed out.
How about you? Are you happy with the winner?
Unless you’re a beer nerd, you’ve probably never paid any attention to the shape of your bottle to begin with, so either one of these could be the new one. We’ll give you a hint by saying it’s the one that wouldn’t look as natural in an atmosphere of wood paneling, shag carpeting and classic rock. Indeed, Miller Lite is changing the look of its longneck bottle after 40 years.
The new bottle is more modern, has broader shoulders, and a contoured grip. MillerCoors says it’s easier to hold than a traditional cylinder-shaped bottle.
The move comes at a time when Bud and Pepsi also reshaped their bottles. The question is, will it have any effect on how the beer tastes?
Next time you wake up in a puddle of your own filth after a night of drinking, you may not have to struggle so hard to remember who you met during your bender. Budweiser Brazil is introducing this “Buddy Cup” with Facebook integration that will link your profile to that of anyone you toast with (provided that they also have the cup).
Needless to say, this will also make social rejection or success much more subtle. Hit the jump for a promo vid.
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