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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)

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The Instagram user that recently leaked photos of Red Velvet Oreo cookies and S’mores Oreo cookies is back to unveil pics of a cotton candy version. since “cookie0man” has been correct before, it’s fairly safe to say that you’ll see these limited edition cookies on your store shelves very soon.

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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.

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Butterfinger bars are delicious, but they’re not exactly healthy. I mean, all that sugar aside, chocolates like these are generally loaded with artificial ingredients—including food dyes and preservatives. However, Nestlé USA is planning on removing these unnatural elements from its chocolate products by the end of this year. Over 250 Nestle chocolate products, ranging from Butterfinger bars to Baby Ruth and 100 Grand bars, will be affected by this change.

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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)

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You may think that the world is awash in stupid baby names, but a French court found it necessary to step in and actually ban a family from calling their kid “Nutella”, stating that naming a human being after a hazelnut spread is “contrary to the child’s interest” and “can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts”.

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The parents showed their feelings by skipping out on a scheduled court appearance, prompting the court to shorten the baby’s name to “Ella” – a move that will surely be recognized only in an official capacity.

(Time via TMS)

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Frito-Lay recently posted this creepily realistic image of Chester Cheetah to announce the upcoming release of “Sweetos” – the latest addition to their Cheetos line of products. As the name implies, Sweetos will dispense with the signature cheese taste and instead provide the flavor of cinnamon and sugar in familiar puff form.

The move, which marks the brand’s first foray into sweetness territory in their 67 year history, is all part of an effort to appeal to consumers who want a sweet taste without resorting to overly sugary products, and it appears that additional flavors will be added to the line in the future. The company has also paid attention to those who are accustomed to the mounds of cheese dust that make up the Cheetos experience, and have promised “a similar playful experience when eating Sweetos”.

The product will hit shelves in late February, with 7 ounce bag of the cinnamon flavor setting you back $3.49.

(via USA Today via FoodBeast)

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Some college students in North Carolina may have to go without their staple meal for awhile after a tractor-trailer accident resulted in a bounty of Ramen noodles being spread across interstate 95 near Rocky Mount.

The truck’s driver reportedly nodded off at the wheel and slammed into an overpass support, splitting the trailer in half and prompting a spontaneous noodle exodus. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the crash, but a detour had to be set up while crews cleaned up what surely amounted to tens of dollars worth of product which was then transported to a local landfill.

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In what is surely terrible news for anyone who treats their car like a mobile cafeteria, an Alabama man was pulled over and cited for distracted driving in Georgia after he was observed eating a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder for two consecutive miles. The offense, which I will refer to as “DWB” (driving with burger) is part of an increasing crackdown on face-stuffing drivers in states such as California, New Jersey and Illinois.

Even though a traffic lawyer has reported that the distracted driver law does not explicitly mention food, the man was still considered to be straying from safe vehicle operation and was slapped with a ticket, a February court date and the following sage advice: “You can’t just go down the road eating a hamburger.”

(Fox via Eater)

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Sure, prohibition is over, but if you’d still like to check out a super cool (and super sneaky) “speakeasy” all you need to do is fly on over to Shanghai. There’s a sandwich shop there called The Press, and towards the back you’ll find a totally unassuming (wink, wink) Coca-Cola vending machine—yep, it’s actually a totally hush-hush, secret entrance for “Flask,” a fun and up-scale speakeasy.

The interior features a modern design with prohibition-era design elements such as vintage sofas, 25-liter whiskey bottles and old-school copper-colored lights. The architect who designed the bar, Alberto Caiola, noted:

the fun, lighthearted feel, the bright colors and lighting [in The Press] —within a few steps, these elements segue into a mysterious space with warm, muted lighting and the murmurs of bar patrons to invite further curiosity.

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