FOOD NEWS FIT FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, PROBABLY
CREAM CHEESE BOARDS BLOW UP TIKTOK
Forget butter boards and make way for cream cheese boards.
Cream cheese boards are exactly like butter boards, but instead of butter on a serving board, it’s cream cheese.
The cream cheese is adorned with toppings and served with dippable sides like lox, bagel pieces, baked potatoes, veggies and fruit.
Both butter and cream cheese boards are alternatives to charcuterie boards.
Foodies suggest using herbed or flavored cream cheese, and toppings like fig jam, apple slices, honey, red onion, capers, etc.
What kinds of food boards have you made?
A NEW FROSTY FLAVOR COMING
Wendy’s is releasing a new Peppermint Frosty next month.
The holiday flavor will be released on November 15th along with some other new treats.
The chain is introducing a new Italian mozzarella chicken sandwich, an Italian mozzarella cheeseburger and…wait for it…garlic fries.
What flavor Frosty would get you salivating?
STARBUCKS CHRISTMAS MENU RETURNS
Christmas is coming to Starbucks.
The chain has shared its Christmas menu in the UK, which has Americans guessing about the chain’s holiday menu here in the states.
A rumored seasonal menu has leaked, and it will reportedly contain seven festive items.
The drink flavors will reportedly include Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Chestnut Praline Latte, and an Irish Cream Cold Brew.
There are also rumored food items like a Chocolate Pistachio Swirl, a Snowman Cookie, a Sugar Plumb Cheese Danish, Reindeer Cake Pops, and a Cranberry Bliss Bar.
The rumored menu appears to be the same as last year, so some coffee connoisseurs aren’t buying the leaked info.
What do you think about the rumored holiday menu? What would you like to see on it?
BASKIN ROBBINS UNVEILS NOVEMBER FLAVOR
Baskin-Robbins is ready to ring in November with its new Flavor of the Month.
The chain will feature a cookie butter ice cream, which features rich cookie butter and vanilla ice creams combined with cookie butter swirls and crumbles of speculoos-style cookie pieces.
The treat will be available starting next month at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide for a limited time.
Where’s your favorite place to get ice cream?
NOODLES AND COMPANY ADDS IMPOSSIBLE PANKO CHICKEN
Noodles & Company is launching new plant-based Impossible Panko Chicken nationwide.
The move follows a successful test in select markets earlier this year.
Impossible Panko Chicken can be added to any Noodles dish, or enjoyed as part of two featured entrees, LEANguini Rosa with Impossible Chicken and Impossible Orange Chicken Lo Mein.
Impossible Panko Chicken is guaranteed under Noodles’ Goodness Guarantee program, which encourages fans to try something new with the promise that if they don’t love their meal, the company will exchange it for a different dish at no cost.
What’s your favorite meatless dish?
DUNKIN CANDY LINE COMING
Dunkin’ is partnering with Frankford Candy to introduce a new line of chocolate candies inspired by fan-favorite Dunkin’ beverages and donuts.
The Dunkin’ Box O’ Chocolates, along with two new hot chocolate bomb varieties, are rolling out now and will be available for a limited time at retailers nationwide, as well Amazon and Frankford Candy’s website.
The Dunkin’ candies are donut-shaped and feature three flavors: Boston Kreme, Brownie Batter, and Chocolate Crème.
The chocolates are packaged in a box that resembles the iconic Dunkin’ Munchkins Donut Hole box.
What two food companies should collaborate and for what?
RED CUPS ARE COMING!
Starbucks red cup lovers are waiting, and a new report says they’ll be waiting a little longer.
The chain will be releasing this year’s cups on November 7.
Coffee lovers will need to order one of the Starbucks Signature Holiday Drinks to get one.
The 2022 winter drinks will be announced a few days before the red cups, but the rumored lineup has already leaked.
The launch for holiday drinks is reportedly on November 2.
What holiday product do you wait for each year?
PAPA PAIRINGS HIT AT PAPA JOHNS
According to Chewboom.com, Papa Johns is running a new Papa Pairings special.
The deal allows customers to score two or more select menu items for $6.99 each.
The items include bread sides, medium one-topping pizzas, papadias, wings and chicken poppers, desserts.
You can find Papa Pairings at participating locations nationwide for a limited time.
What’s your go-to value meal?
WHO NEEDS A CHOCOLATE TOAD?
Fortnum & Mason is celebrating Halloween with a new line of spooky treats.
Among this year’s sweet treats is the Uncommon Chocolate Toad.
It’s incredibly lifelike, complete with bulging eyes and bumpy skin.
It’s also made from 100% Belgian milk chocolate and is hand-molded by a trained sculptor and hand-painted.
It’ll set you back about 32 dollars.
See it at fortnumandmason.com.
Fill in the blank: I would like to have a life-sized chocolate _______.
CAN YOU TURN VODKA INTO WATER?
A vodka debate is raging on TikTok.
Some TikTokers claim that you can pour cheap vodka into a Brita filter to make it taste like water.
But according to fellow TikToker and pharmacist Dr. ChrisPharmD, pouring vodka into a Brita filter one time will not result in water-like liquid with no taste and smell.
He explained, “The Brita filter is not going to change how concentrated the alcohol is. What it is going to do is remove congeners, the organic compounds that can make hangovers worse. Pouring it through once, honestly, is not gonna do much. “Two, three, or four times – now we’re talking. It will change the taste and texture, and also the smell. It’s definitely not going to make it taste like water, though.”
What booze has the WORST taste?