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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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My pumpkin carving and decorating skills are barely past the beginner’s stage so I’m always floored when I see others create masterpieces. Twitter user @Devil_Doll1101 shared some pictures of the beautiful pumpkins her husband carved for Halloween this year, including The Walking Dead version pictured above and the Frozen design pictured after the break. He did an incredible job designing, carving, and painting Elsa. I’d never let that pumpkin go.

Check out more pics after the break (including a Minecraft version).

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Starbucks has an officially sanctioned “secret” drink for Halloween: a Franken Frappuccino! “Secret” being kind of a misnomer since it’s officially sanctioned and there’s signage. So not really secret at all.

The frosty beverage is only available through October 31st, and according to Starbucks Melody, this is how it’s made:

Start with a green tea Frappuccino
Add java chips
Add 3 pumps of white mocha sauce
Add 3 pumps of peppermint syrup (and substitute that for the classic syrup – there’s no classic syrup in the Franken Frappuccino.)
Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Don’t be surprised if the cashier and barista can’t stop themselves from cringing if you order one.

(via Eater, photo by Jade Evans)

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Have you ever grabbed a nerdy mug in the afternoon to make yourself a warm cup of tea and thought to yourself, “if only there was a way to make this geekier?” Well, there is thanks to Friday Afternoon Gourmet Teas! The Etsy shop specializes in creating tasty geeky tea blends and can even make you a nerdy custom blend if you have a particular theme in mind.

Their tea themes include Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and more. All of their teas are loose leaf and they even sell geeky tea infusers too (like the above Star Trek and Doctor Who themed versions).

See some of Friday Afternoon’s geekiest teas after the break!

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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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Wow, I’m thinking I need to meet Jessie Oleson Moore and shake her hand. She made pretzels that were filled with chocolate and peanut butter for a baking contest. She used a recipe by Elizabeth Bennet, and she made the pretzels using canned breadstick dough. The filling was made using a combination of peanut butter, cocoa, egg yolk and whipping cream. Magnificent.

(via Neatorama)

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Ready to see a different kind of Nightmare on Elm Street? Then watch Mandatory’s “Fast Food Formations” and observe them turn meat like chorizo, beef jerky, pig skin, and more into a disgusting version of Freddy Krueger. I’m both scared and thoroughly grossed out.

Watch this edible version of Freddy come to life in the video after the break.

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The galaxy far, far away is full of risks and dangerous creatures. One such creature is the Sarlacc, but Kathleen of Yummy Crumble makes the Sarlacc Pit look scrumptious in her bundt cake recipe. The cake is a caramel flavor and is drizzled with homemade caramel sauce. Madeleines and buttercream teeth form the Sarlacc’s mouth. I’d willingly jump into this Pit!

See a close-up of the Sarlacc 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.

See more pictures after the break.

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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.

Product Page ($12.99)