Looks like we got a groovy cereal mystery on our hands, folks. Or at least we did. Recently, an unknown individual bought up all the boxes of County Chocula cereal from two grocery stores in Fort Collins, CO., and a few local cereal fans had to go without their beloved Chocula for a few days. One local shopper noted that she was especially displeased with the whole affair. The woman, who usually eats vegetarian and organic food, wrote to The Coloradoan to say that she likes to buy Count Chocula around Halloween as a personal treat. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness,” she wrote. But alas, she was out of luck.
Now, my money was originally on Old Man Jenkins, the owner of the sawmill down the way (where are those meddling kids when you need them to solve a mystery?), but the real culprit was the general manager of Black Bottle, a craft brewing company. The manager noted that the brewery makes a special Cerealiously beer series–in the past they’ve done Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch–and this year they wanted to do a spin on the Count. “We put the cereal into a hop back so it doesn’t get into the beer,” the manager explained. “We did it as a joke at first, but the beer turned out well.”
Well, the mystery’s been solved. Hooray! And it looks like that aggrieved shopper might actually get her cereal too.
“I have a couple extra [boxes of Count Chocula]. I might have to award her a box,” the manager said.
(via The Consumerist / Image via Great Beyond)
Residents of Philadelphia: please go to PYT Burger so I can live vicariously through you. The burger joint’s menu looks mouthwatering, but one creation in particular has caught the attention of my stomach. Meet the D’oh Nut burger. It’s a glazed donut bun stuffed with a beef patty and american cheese. The whole thing is topped with bacon. Yowza.
(Foodbeast via Incredible Things)
We all learn how to dunk our cookies into a nice, tall glass of milk pretty early in our lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Sometimes the cookie slips from your grip. Sometimes you over-dunk and soggy bits go floating off into your milk. The Dunkin’ Buddy makes the whole process easier by magnetically attaching a dunking tray to any glass. It safely holds your cookie and then you can dunk it into the milk without fear of losing it or ending up with a bunch of soggy cookie remains in your glass. It’s not quite ready for sale, but you can keep an eye on their site and be among the first to dunk with ease.
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Wait! Don’t eat these apples! They’re poison… oh, wait. No, they’re not poisonous. They’re just made to look terribly deadly. Actually, it’s homemade caramel apple with some black gel food coloring added in. They look great and will make a fun treat for any Halloween party.
If you’d like to make these for yourself, head on over to Simply Delicious for the recipe.
(Buzzfeed via Neatorama)
Keigo Atobe is a character from The Prince of Tennis, which is a very popular manga and anime that’s all-about one thing: soccer. Yeah, joking, sorry: it’s all about tennis, of course.
October 4 was Keigo’s “birthday,” and the Japanese snack company Morinaga hosted a super special birthday celebration in honor of the character in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro. The company made an image of Keigo’s face out of Dars chocolate squares, and, according to Twitter user Misz, over 8,600 Dars chocolate squares were used to make the image. Also, tons (and I mean tons) of fans showed up to how their love for the anime character.
Actually, it looks more like a funeral than a birthday party. See more pics after the break…
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If you’re looking for new things to do with pumpkin, don’t worry because there’s an endless supply of weird yet inventive recipes. The latest to catch our eye is by Jacquelyn of Lark & Linen. She’s made pumpkin spice latte popsicles. Unlike the popular drink at Starbucks, these treats are actually made with pumpkin – specifically pumpkin pie filling. They basically sound like pumpkin pie in popsicle form. Yum.
Get the full recipe at Lark & Linen.
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LA-based donut shop/culinary dream factory California Donuts has a rather unique donut that’s been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. It’s called the Snickers Bar Donut. Why? Because it features an entire Snickers candy bar inside of a flippin’ donut.
Mind blown? Yeah, well it gets even better: the donut is topped with peanuts and chocolate chips too. So if I were you, I’d head on over to California Donuts and pick up one of these tasty treats. The shop’s Instagram page makes it look like the Snickers Bar Donut is available intermittently, so just check before you decide to pop over for a visit.
Check out some more pics after the break…
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October means pumpkins, and the mind behind the deep fried pumpkin spice latte recipe has developed a way to put a pumpkin pie into a cookie. Amy of Oh, Bite It essentially makes bite-sized pumpkin pies with pre-made pie crust, pumpkin filling, maple syrup, and a few other ingredients. The recipe looks incredibly simple, but the finished product looks like you spent hours slaving over the stove. Yum.
Get the full recipe at Oh, Bite It.
Pie is my favorite dessert, and I love trying wacky new flavors. So, this inventive Jack Daniels and Coke pie from Oh, Bite It is going on my to-make list. The Coke and whiskey are baked into a chocolate cake and drizzled with Jack-infused caramel topping. Technically, this is actually cake in a pie crust. It doesn’t matter what it’s called though, I’m drooling.
Get the full recipe from Oh, Bite It.