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This cake created by Black Cherry Cake Company turns Murray the Mummy from Hotel Transylvania into a tasty treat. It looks just like the animated character and it even comes with its own special effects since his eyes light up and glow an eerie green.

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If you’ve ever eaten your feelings after a break up, then I’m sure you’ll understand why a 26 year old Chinese woman hit up a 24 hour KFC in China’s Sichuan Province after her boyfriend broke up with her.

But I’m guessing most of us wouldn’t decide to hang out in a fast food restaurant for a week straight.

“I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings,” she told Yahoo News. “But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think. I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him. So I stayed.”

She says she finally left because she got “sick of the taste of chicken”.

One of the KFC employees said, “I guess we kind of miss her. It certainly made work more interesting.”

I’ll bet it did.

(via Consumerist)

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Starbucks announced the release of a new seasonal drink to kick off the holiday season: the chestnut praline latte. This festive drink, which is the coffee chain’s first holiday beverage in five years, will make its official debut nationwide on Nov. 12.

So, will this chestnut-flavored cup of joe finally take down the pumpkin spice latte as the top seasonal Starbucks beverage? Maybe, though the new latte will have to deal with competition from other Starbucks winter standbys like the gingerbread latte and the peppermint mocha latte. The whole seasonal drink trend might be partially due to the dip in foot traffic for Starbucks, as noted in a statement by CEO Howard Schultz.

Holiday 2013 witnessed a seismic shift in consumer behavior in which many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers experienced a decline in foot traffic compared to significant growth in online shopping… Since that time, we have been focused on radically redefining the Starbucks retail experience for our partners, customers and stores.

Ok, so they’re trying to lure us back with caffeinated holiday cheer. I’m on to you, Starbucks. You can’t buy my loyalty with chestnut praline, peppermint and pumpkin spice. Unless you combine those flavors? Try it. See what happens.

(via Mashable / Image via Esparta Palma)

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Did you know that Luxembourg, a small landlocked country in Europe, has a Pizza Hut? I guess American fast food is really everywhere these days. What’s more, their Pizza Hut recently introduced a new Metti Crust Pizza. It features a Cheesy Bites-style crust, and the individual bites are filled with a local type of sausage called “mettwurst” instead of cheese. The pizza features two local culinary specialities—”traditional mettwurst and authentic Luxembourg mustard”—and Pizza Hut’s attempt at utilizing local sausage in a stuffed crust is apparently a first for the large chain.

(via Brand Eating)

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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)

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If you have little ones, making sure they have a healthy, balanced breakfast to start their day off right is very important. It helps if they have some fun at breakfast time too. That’s why you should definitely check out this Egg-a-Matic Boiled Egg mold, which transforms boring boiled eggs into cool little scary skulls. It’s pretty simple to use: basically, all you do is boil an egg, peel it, place it into the mold and cool it. You’ll have a whole mess of grinning eggy skulls in practically no time!

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A cast iron skillet is a useful tool to have in your kitchen arsenal (bonus: it doubles as a weapon). When you’re not using it to bash heads, consider whipping up a pizzadilla. J. Kenji López-Alt of Serious Eats was inspired by a Redditor to throw a tortilla in the cast iron, add on sauce and cheese, and put a second tortilla on the top. He finished off the pizzadilla by cooking both sides and then adding toppings and sticking it under a broiler. Yum.

Get all the details at Serious Eats.

bacon

Bacon is as American as apple pie and smells even better, so creating a t-shirt with bacon and eggs styled as he United States flag is brilliant. Also, by using a special scented ink, the aroma of bacon will waft off of your shirt in a 6″ radius. It lasts for 20 washes and then it’s still a cool bacon shirt, but smells only of shirt.

Product Page ($28 Incredible Things via Oh Gizmo)

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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)

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Do you know how to spell out “coffee” in binary code? I don’t. But I do know how to write the word “hot” in binary thanks to this awesome Hot Binary Heat Change Mug. When you heat up the mug, the binary for “hot” appears on the side. So, when the machines inevitably take over, you know how to say at least one thing to them. Good luck with that.

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