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Starbucks Baristas Probably Aren’t Sad That The Zombie Frappuccino Is Already Running Out

After giving employees more than six months to recover from this spring’s Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks has another limited-time novelty beverage that’s made more for Instagram than for human consumption. Yet the good news (perhaps?) for many of the chain’s employees is that supplies for the drink have already run out in many locations. Darn. [More]

Want To Know Oreo’s New Stunt Flavor? You’ll Have To Buy It

Want To Know Oreo’s New Stunt Flavor? You’ll Have To Buy It

Oreo’s stunt flavors are now a normal part of the cookie landscape, with snack giant Mondelez announcing new limited-time flavors like cinnamon bun or fruit punch every few months. Now the company has taken stunt food even farther, introducing cookies with “mystery flavored creme” and asking the public what flavor it is. [More]

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Doesn’t Really Come Back Earlier Every Year

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Doesn’t Really Come Back Earlier Every Year

If you’re like approximately one-third of the Consumerist staff in the office today, you can’t wait for the return of pumpkin spice lattes to Starbucks and other coffee places. If so, you’ll be delighted to hear that the beverage unofficially appears in Starbucks stores for the season today, as pumpkin spice everything sprouts in stores across the country. [More]

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Would You Eat A Taco Bell Burrito Topped With ‘Popping Crystals’?

Burrito-lovers looking for a little extra flavor on their meal might add tomatoes, lettuce, cheese sauce, or even a bit of guacamole. But what about a Pop Rocks-like seasoning? That’s apparently an option for customers at select Taco Bell locations in California.  [More]

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July 29 Is National Chicken Wing Day: Here Are Some Deals And Stunt Foods

There’s only one good thing about nonsense holidays like National Ice Cream Day or National Donut Day: If you like the food being celebrated, restaurants have events where you can get discounts or free items. National Chicken Wing Day, July 29, is no exception. [More]

McDonald’s Serving Bacon Cheese Fries At Some Restaurants

McDonald’s Serving Bacon Cheese Fries At Some Restaurants

McDonald’s customers in the San Francisco area may be able to score actual garlic fries, but fast food fans in four other states are getting a sneak preview of McDonald’s answer to Wendy’s Baconator fries.  [More]

Popeyes Now Has Cookie-Crusted Chicken & It’s Getting Some Mixed Reviews

Popeyes Now Has Cookie-Crusted Chicken & It’s Getting Some Mixed Reviews

Popeyes is venturing into territory usually inhabited by adventurous home cooks or hipster food trucks with their newest offering: “Sweet & Crunchy Tenders” which combines fried chicken and cookies. [More]

Walmart Tries Its Hand At Stunt Foods With Whatever A ‘Crotilla’ Is Supposed To Be

Walmart Tries Its Hand At Stunt Foods With Whatever A ‘Crotilla’ Is Supposed To Be

Fast food companies have never been shy when it comes to shocking customers and drumming up business with odd food mash-ups like fish stick pizza, fried chicken or fried egg shell tacos, Cheetos chicken fries, the list goes on, and on, and on. But now it appears that Walmart is looking to get a piece of the stunt food pie with the debut of a tortilla-croissant bakery item.  [More]

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America Takes Out Its Frustrations On Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino

When times are tough, it helps to have a punching bag on which you can safely take out your frustration. Whether it intended to or not, Starbucks has provided the world with a multicolored anger sponge: the Unicorn Frappuccino.

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Kellogg’s Offering Pop-Tart “Pizza” & “Tacos” This Week At NYC Cafe

Kellogg’s Offering Pop-Tart “Pizza” & “Tacos” This Week At NYC Cafe

It’s the stunt restaurant that can’t stop stuntin’: Kellogg’s all-day cereal cafe in New York City is offering a menu filled with Pop-Tart stunt foods, including “pizza,” “tacos,” and “fries” — all made with the breakfast pastry. [More]

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Snuggle Up And Share Some Valentine’s Day Specials And Meal Deals

People love to go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day, and that means restaurants are competing for your business. If what you and your significant other share is a love of frugality, the holiday is a fine time to find discounts and deals on meals out. Or heart-shaped pizzas. [More]

Fried Chicken Shell Chalupa Dropping At Taco Bell Jan. 26

Fried Chicken Shell Chalupa Dropping At Taco Bell Jan. 26

Less than two weeks into the new year and fast food restaurants are already preparing to top all of the stunt food that debuted in 2016. First up: Taco Bell’s national release of a fried chicken shell chalupa.  [More]

From Jelly Donut Burgers To Fish Stick Pizza: The Year In Stunt Foods

From Jelly Donut Burgers To Fish Stick Pizza: The Year In Stunt Foods

Who wants a plain ol’ burger when you can have a burger burrito? Or cheese sticks when you can have Cheetos-dusted sticks fulfilled with macaroni? In 2016, you could have these interesting mashups and so much more, as fast food restaurants and snack companies continuously tried to one-up each other.  [More]

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McDonald’s Serving Deep Fried Cheese Curds In Wisconsin

We hear that Wisconsin is a pretty good place to live if you like cheese, but a new local offering from McDonald’s has made it an even better one. That’s because as a limited-time offering, the fast food chain is selling deep fried cheese curds in its restaurants across the Badger State. [More]

Just What We Needed: Another Holiday-Themed Dessert Pringles Flavor

Just What We Needed: Another Holiday-Themed Dessert Pringles Flavor

There are some things that no one asked for, yet the universe provides them to us anyway. One of them: the dessert-flavored Pringles that arrive on store shelves every year for the pumpkin spice season and for the winter holiday season. Pringles has announced this year’s selection of Christmas-ish and Thanksgiving-ish flavors, and they include sugar cookie flavored potato crisps. [More]

Mac n’ Cheetos Now Available At Sheetz For Some Reason

Mac n’ Cheetos Now Available At Sheetz For Some Reason

Are you disappointed that you missed out on Mac n’ Cheetos during their fleeting availability at Burger King? No need to be sad: the orange breaded carbohydrate globs will be available at the regional convenience store chain Sheetz, which is useful if you happen to be traveling anywhere between Ohio and North Carolina. [More]

The Impulsive Buy

Oreo’s New Choco Chip Cookie Flavor Is Tasty, But Isn’t Chocolate Chip Cookie Flavored

Two years ago, cookie dough flavored Oreos hit the market, with standard chcoolatey Oreo wafers and cookie dough flavored creme. The thing is, both of these cookie flavors have names that avoid one important word: chocolate. That’s because the FDA has specific rules for what can legally be called “chocolate,” and the choco-nuggets in these cookies don’t fit the definition. [More]

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Walmart Customers Vote To Bring Back Oreo-Flavored Oreos For The 4th Time

Walmart decided to democratize their latest act of stunt food, and they left the choice of which novelty Oreo flavor to sell in 2017 up to a customer vote. Given the choice of caramel apple, jelly donut, and cookies and creme flavors, the online vote went to cookies and creme. Yes, people actually chose Oreo-flavored Oreos. [More]