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Oreo unveils hot chicken wing and wasabi flavors … but only in China

The maker of Oreo cookies has been busy unleashing new flavors on the marketplace, but they’ve all veered to the sweet side. Take, for example, the Chocoate Peanut Butter Pie, Rocky Road Trip, Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake, or Apple Pie currently on shelves. (That’s if they’re still in stores, as some are introduced as limited editions.) And Peppermint Bark will come out later in time for the holidays, which means they’ll be out in September with the rest of Christmas creep. Previous flavors have included Kettle Corn, Cherry Cola, Peeps and Hot and Spicy Cinnamon, just to name a few of the dozens. But the taste vocabulary has all changed with two new releases in China. The two new flavors are Hot Chicken Wing and Wasabi. Innovation sensation: #TeamMDLZ @Oreo just launched two new BIG and BOLD flavors in #China: Hot Chicken Wing and Wasabi! pic.twitter.com/zntoTKbplE — Mondelēz Intl (@MDLZ)…

Chicken nugget donuts (or donugs) get warm reception in Australia

Doughnuts are great. And so are chicken nuggets. So how about combining them? An entrepreneur in Australia has invented the “donug,” which is basically a large chicken nugget in the shape of a doughnut. A Donug, quite simply is a hybrid of a Donut and a Chicken Nugget, but, in this case it is a completely savoury product made from chicken, our unique and top-secret flour and spice mix… and a crunchy panko and cornflake crust. This bad boy comes with our signature Cheesy Dijon Bechamel, Chilli Flakes and Black Salt. www.loveadonug.com #donug #donugs #loveadonug #melbournefood A post shared by Donugs (@loveadonug) on May 21, 2018 at 6:10pm PDT Crag Carrick and his wife Rachel Dutton, a chef, recently appeared on Australia’s version of “Shark Tank” and received a $100,000 investment to bring the product to the mainstream Down Under. The donug is made from free-range chicken and coated in…

Royal family reveals 1st look at Harry & Meghan’s wedding cake + a look at other royal cakes

The wedding between American actress Meghan Markle and England’s Prince Harry is drawing immense attention, and the culinary world has focused on the wedding cake. And we finally got a peek a day ahead of the royal wedding. 🎥 Watch as baker Claire Ptak begins work on the #RoyalWedding Cake! pic.twitter.com/OTdcF9hc0a — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 18, 2018 Violet Bakery owner Claire Ptak has been working on the cake in the Buckingham Palace kitchen over the past five days. According to the Instagram story from the royal family, the ingredients needed for the cakes include 500 organic eggs, 200 Amalfi Coast lemons, 10 bottles of elderflower cordial (with the elderflowers sourced from the queen’s Sandringham estate) and 20 kilograms each of flour, sugar and butter. And so it begins 🍋 A post shared by Violet By Claire Ptak (@violetcakeslondon) on May 14, 2018 at 9:45pm PDT The cake is…

America’s top ‘Mexican restaurant’ is … a surprising choice

Taco Bell may have earned a reputation as a restaurant with inexpensive fare and a source of late-night munches, but it also pulled in a new honor: America’s favorite Mexican restaurant. According to the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, Taco Bell edged out Chipotle and Moe’s Southwest Grill for the first time. (The EquiTrend Study, for the record, examines three predictors of in-market performance: brand equity, consumer connection and brand momentum.) Moe’s had the top spot in 2016 and 2017, with Chipotle sitting on top before that. “Taco Bell’s marketing is ubiquitous so it wasn’t surprising to me that they came out on top this year,” Amir Kanpurwala, the director of the survey, told Yahoo Finance. “It’s not so much that Moe’s or Chipotle are falling off the map. Taco Bell has just been a stronger brand as of late, as demonstrated by the strong familiarity and consideration marks.” Some people…

4 new M&M’s flavors on store shelves, including Orange Vanilla Cream

It’s hard to keep track of all the different flavor of M&M’s on store shelves, and it just got even more crowded with the release of four new varieties this spring. The newest addition is Vanilla Orange Cream … and it’s available exclusively at Dollar General. The white chocolate is flavored with orange and comes off eerily reminiscent of an orange creamsicle. Junk Male of junkbanter.com gave these a 10 out of 10 rating in a review: “Guys, I wasn’t prepared for this. Every argument I try to make such as “I would like these more if…”  or “These would be better with…” comes to a screeching halt when I realize there is nothing. There is nothing they could have done better, outside of choosing an entirely different flavor with more mass appeal than orange creamsicle. These SOARED past my expectations, and I suspect they will silence many skeptics.” Earlier this…

Krispy Kreme introduces Reese’s Peanut Butter Donut for Easter

Doughnut lovers can look for something special in their Easter baskets with a little help from Krispy Kreme. The national doughnut chain released its Reese’s Peanut Butter Donut, and it looks great. Happy Spring! We’ve got a spring surprise for you: the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnut with Peanut Butter Kreme filling is available at participating shops today! 🐣 (US) pic.twitter.com/mO3KhV2lxJ — krispykreme (@krispykreme) March 20, 2018 The doughnut is filled with a Reese’s peanut butter “kreme” with a special Hershey’s chocolate icing. Top it with chopped peanuts, add some yellow and blue icing, and it looks just like an Easter egg. It’s only available for a limited time. In other baked good news, Krispy Kreme will add a lemon glaze doughnut, but it’s only available for one week. Lemon edged maple, blueberry and caramel in an Internet vote earlier this year, and it will be on sale from April…