31 October, 2007

Midwest Airlines Chocolate Chip Cookies

Midwest Airlines is now offering its famous chocolate chip cookies for retail in the form of ready-to-bake cookie dough.

Midwest Airlines Chocolate Chip Cookies
The company, which flies it's jetliners across the heartland of America, offers its passengers free chocolate chip cookies, which are baked during the flight. The cookies are very popular with passengers, and demands for the company's secret recipe have escalated. Instead, Midwest Airlines is offering the next best thing, by selling its cookie dough.

The cookie dough is only available at Milwaukee-area, Balistreri-owned and -operated Sendik's Food Markets. If you don't happen to live within driving distance to Milwaukee, well hopefully Midwest Airlines will distribute them to other stores.

Midwest Airlines is based in Milwaukee, which kinda explains that.

The chocolate chip cookie is a pretty serious issue with Midwest Airlines, check out their website, "Save the Cookie".

I'm not for certain, but I think Midwest Airlines may be the first air carrier to launch its food for retail.

Source: Midwest Airlines Press Release
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30 October, 2007

Real Buffalo Peanuts

Real Buffalo PeanutsJust as the name implies, "Real Buffalo Peanuts" are peanuts made from real Buffaloes.

Ok, no, they're peanuts seasoned with "Buffalo Wing" spices. But, when I saw the name "Real Buffalo Peanuts" the first thing that entered my mind were Rocky Mountain Oysters, or some kind of new derivative from another part of the country.

The spicy snack food is the creation of Nuts Are Good! Inc. of Warren, Michigan.

They've been around for over a year now.

The company actually specializes in a wide assortment of odd peanuts seasonings, including...

  • Vanilla Rum Peanuts

  • Margarita Peanuts

  • Pina Colada Peanuts

  • Apple Cinnamon Peanuts

  • Raspberry Peanuts

  • Coconut Peanuts

But according to the company, Real Buffalo Peanuts is their all time best seller.

You can buy them online from company at...
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29 October, 2007

Burger King Homestyle Melts

The Burger King restaurant chain, also known as the second-biggest burger chain, announced today the launch of its new line of "Homestyle Melts" sandwiches.

Burger King Homestyle Melts
Described as "sandwiches just like mom used to make", the line includes varieties...

  • Honey Butter Homestyle Melt - a breakfast variety featuring sausage, egg, honey-butter sauce, and melted American cheese on butter-flavored sourdough bread, and

  • Bacon Double Homestyle Melt - boasts four half-slices of crispy bacon, three slices of melted Swiss cheese and two hamburger patties smothered in a creamy garlic cheese sauce all between buttery flavored sourdough bread.

The sandwiches are available now, for a limited time.

To market the new Homestyle Melts, a series of television spots include three vignettes that feature four moms who are angry at the King for encroaching on their turf by offering melted sandwiches served on soft buttery bread. The moms try to defend their territory, but the King ultimately wins them over with his offerings of greasy-fried decadence.
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Pissed Off Energy Drink

Pissed Off Energy DrinkWhen someone tells you get pissed off, it could be they're talking about an energy drink.

"Pissed Off" is the name of a new energy drink from North Miami, FL-based Pissed Off Energy Drink, Inc.

In these days, with new energy drinks coming out every day, you need some kind of bold marketing angle, and a name like "Pissed Off" is great way to get mentioned on some sorry blogs.

Aside from boasting an all natural formula, Pissed Off is said to decrease fatigue and boost immunity. The maker claims to have thrown in a trio of botanical extracts from Eastern Europe, and we all know that Eastern Europe is THE place for botanical extracts.

In addition, Pissed Off is supposed to increase resistance to chemical, biological, and physical stress and optimizes physical performance, mental performance and well being.

Pissed Off comes in Regular and Diet versions, as well as a small size "Quickie" can.

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Pepsi Raw

Pepsi RawMork from Trademork tells us that Pepsico is on its way towards delivering a new cola-variant called, "Pepsi Raw", saying that it's based on pure cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

Read more at Trademork...
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26 October, 2007

Krispy Kreme Maggot Sprinkles

Every Halloween, the Krispy Kreme chain brings out its pumpkin-shaped doughnuts with orange glaze.

But apparently in Hong Kong, the company has adapted its offerings of goulish fried dough to a more tolerant clientele, including a chocolate glazed doughnut with maggot sprinkles.

Krispy Kreme maggot doughnuts
At close up, they're not really maggots, but some kind of palatable confection made to resemble squirmy crawlies.

That's just what I need. How many times have I bitten into a creme-filled doughnut wondering if I might find an unexpected ingredient?

Hong Kong Krispy Kreme via Peters Reviews
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24 October, 2007

Candy Corn Flavored Popcorn

Candy Corn flavored popcornJust in time for Halloween, the Act II brand of popcorn now includes new "Candy Corn" flavor.

Produced by ConAgra Foods, Inc., the popcorn packaging claims that it's a great idea for a Halloween treats. Instead of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, hand them packages of this stuff.
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22 October, 2007

Domino's Crispy Melt Pizza

Domino's today announced the launch of their latest pizza, the "Crispy Melt Pizza".

It's basically two thin and crispy crusts with melted provolone and cheddar, pizza sauce and toppings in between.

Dominos crispy melt pizza
Think of it as an Italian quesadilla.

Beginning today, you can get a medium, one-topping Crispy Melt Pizza for $9.99.
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Ruth's Hemp Tortilla Chips

Ruth's Hemp Tortilla ChipsRuth's Hemp Foods, Inc. of Toronto, ON, has expanded their offering of hemp-laden foods to tortilla chips.

They're made with organic corn and hemp, and carry the Organic stamp of approval. Ruth's claim that they have a "great texture and flavor".

The company's website says that the levels of THC in their hemp products is so minimal, that you won't fail a drug test.

Visit Ruth's Hemp Foods online...
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Eating Right Potato Crisps

Eating Right potato crispsYou have to question a brand name called "Eating Right" when used with snack foods.

Of course, these aren't potato chips, they're "potato crisps", but since when does that change anything?

Look Ma! I'm Eating Right! It's ok now!

The "Eating Right" label is a brand name of Safeway grocery stores. They're supposed to be low in fat so that you can inhale two bags of crisps and still the get the same fat absorbtion as a single bag of chips.

And the flavor varieties of BBQ, Cheddar, and Wasabi will keep your palate entertained.
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Famous Dave's Beef Jerky

Famous Dave's Beef JerkyFamous Dave's, well known for his line of BBQ sauces and marinades, has apparently gotten into the beef jerky business.

The Eden Prarie, MN-based manufacturer offers up three varieties...

  • Original Recipe - seasoned with Famous Dave's steak and burger seasoning

  • Apricot and Bourbon - which I assume is based on the marinade of the same name (describned as a blend of sweet apricots with chipotle peppers for heat and finished with a hint of bourbon for an amazing flavor experience)

  • Pork Jerky Seasoned with Rib Rub - which is probably like eating tough pork ribs, but without the bones

Defintely going to have to try the Pork Jerky and the Apricot and Bourbon.

Read reviews of Famous Dave's Beef Jerky here...

Visit Famous Dave's online at...
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Hannah Montana Candy Line

Hannah Montana candy lineApparently Imaginings 3 of Niles, IL is planning to launch a line of candy under the "Hannah Montana" brand name.

Among the offerings are these "Glamour Guitar Lollipops" which includes one sour, and one sweet. There are also sweet & sour "Concert Candy Sour Gummies" in shapes of guitars and microphones, as well as the "Disco Ball Pop", and the "Picture Ring Lollipops", and gum roll.

The line is expected to retail in 2008.
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Stix in the Mud

Funley's Stix in the MudStix in the Mud is the flagship product of Los Angeles, CA-based Funley's Delicious.

They describe them as a "sweet and salty clusters of savory cookie bits smothered in chocolate". Imagine tiny crunchy cookie bits, drowned in balls of chocolate, similar to like a Nestle Crunch, but in ball form.

The Original variety is actually made with a mixture of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. The Peanut Butter and Caramel varieties are just milk chocolate.

The product's website says the creator of Stix in the Mud got the idea after walking into a puddle of mud and dropping a load of sticks. Doubt that it's true, but it works.

Stix in the Mud cannot be purchased online.

Visit Stix in the Mud website at...
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Belly Bugs Gummy Candy

Belly Bugs Gummy CandyI love candy like this that stretches the boundaries of what's socially acceptable.

Belly Bugs Gummy Candy is made by San Diego, CA-based Kandy Kastle.

You open up the incision in this guy's belly, and extract the parasites from his gut with the included tweezers. Then you put the blood-suckers into your mouth, and chew the gummy goodness.

And you can only get away with this if it's candy. Imagine a baby doll in which kids open up an incision in its belly, and pull out a 2-foot long tapeworm! Parents would be livid. But candy, no problem!

Visit Kandy Kastle online...
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18 October, 2007

White Trash Snacking

White Trash snacksI discovered something from Nancy's Candy Co of Meadows of Dan, Virginia called, "White Trash".

It's described as a blend of cereal, peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar.

Remember those old Reese's Peanut Buter Cup commercials, where a guy carrying chocolate bumps into a guy carrying peanut butter? Well, in this case there would have been a third guy carrying cereal, and all three of them falling into a giant vat of powdered sugar.

You can buy them online from Nancy's (look under "Nuts and Brittles")...
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Beef Sausage Snack Bites

bite-sized beef sausageThese bite-sized beef sausage snacks are quickly becoming my blog meat of choice.

For years, I've relied mainly on beef jerky, but I really like these sausage snacks. I guess it's because it offers my palate a change to my snacking habits. I think another reason why these are so good is because they're cold right out of the refigerator, whereas jerky is room temperature.

Like beef jerky, they're low in carbohydrates, almost nil in fact. But these are much higher in fat, whereas jerky is low in fat and carbs.

The nutrition facts says there are 8 servings in one bag, and each serving contains 9g of fat. I'll eat an entire bag in one day.

But most of time, I'm able to offset some of the fat intake by popping 8-10 of these bite-sized morsels to my dogs, who wait patiently in my office for a handout.
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Snack 'n Seal Packaging for Junk Food

Nabisco is now offering their Oreo Cookies in this new "Snack 'n Seal" packaging.

Oreo Cookies Snack n Seal packaging
Once used largely for moist-towelettes, this type of resealable packaging is making its way into the snack food industry. It'll probably work out great for junk stuff like Oreos that don't have to be sealed and refrigerated.
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Jeff Foxworthy Branded Beef Jerky

Monogram Meat Snacks is offering a new line of Jeffy Foxworthy Meat Jerky.

The varieties are:
  • Original Beef Jerky
  • Peppered Beef Jerky
  • Teriyaki Beef Jerky
  • Maple Brown Sugar Ham Jerky
They come in 4 oz. (113g) pouches with a reassuring photo of Jeff Foxworthy telling folks it has "Big tender taste."

Made in the USA. Official website.
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17 October, 2007

Brent & Sam's Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brent & Sam's Cookies has introduced a new line of Kosher and preservative-free cookies.

The Soft & Chewy Gourmet Cookies come in:
  • Chocolate Chunk
  • Chocolate Chip Pecan
  • Oatmeal Raisin
The package includes 8 individually wrapped cookies, 8.6 ounces total. They're easy to tuck into a lunch and have a suggested retail price of $3.25.

Official website.
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16 October, 2007

Green & Black's Organic Ice Cream

UK-based Green & Black's is expanding their confectionery offerings from just chocolate bars in the United States to include organic ice cream.

They have three different varieties currently available in 1 pint (473ml) tubs:

Chocolate (made with fresh cream & bittersweet dark chocolate)

White Chocolate with Strawberry (made with fresh cream and real strawberry swirl)

Vanilla (made with fresh cream & real vanilla bean).

Official website
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15 October, 2007

Sushi Gummis

I don't know where to begin.

These aren't the first gummi product to take advantage of the popularity of sushi but certainly the first to combine space invaders with Japanese cuisine in a candy.

This product appears to be called Enjoy! Sushi and is manufactured & distributed by Brand New Products, LLC (of Chicago).

The little gummis are shaped perhaps like fish or something but the package says (starting in the upper left and going clockwise):

Invasion of the Saucer-Men

The bug eyed brain man says, "It's a deliciously fun decapitated candy treat!"

Chopsticks Included!

Includes: Alien Skull Sashimi
Bug Eyed Brain Maki
The gummis are strawberry and blueberry flavored. The box holds 3.25 ounces. No word on the price or where they're sold. (I really wish these were still available. They were really cute.)
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09 October, 2007

Pork Rinds - Pig Skins

Pork rindsPork rinds, otherwise known as "pig skins" by my mother, and "chicharones" by my Mexican friends, is a misunderstood form of junk food Americana.

I've always found it to be more like a "real man's" version of rice cakes, but with a greasy aftertaste. My wife detests it, mainly because she detests anything she has yet to try. I've run into other people who think it's borderline psychotic to eat pig skin. I've never understood this.

My mom liked to sprinkle chili powder on her pig skins, and my Mexican friends always dabbed them with some drops of Tapatio.

Each bag came with a variety of pig skins; some were light and fluffy, perhaps like they were meant to be. Others were harder, more compact, and more greasier. I always preferred these because they had more flavor.

When I was a kid, they always came in plain flavor. These days, you can get them pre-sprinkled with chili-powder, or with nacho-cheese flavor, and sugar-cinnamon.

I knew people who ate them the same way other folks would eat crackers, by stacking other stuff on 'em. They'd take a light and fluffy piece of pork rind, and place pieces of lunch meat, cheese, chip dip, or pepperonis.

I liked to prepare a bowl of chili-and-cheese, by mixing a can of chili with a chunk of Velveeta, or that nacho cheese sauce, adding a few drops of Tabasco, and microwaving it. Then you dunk your pork rind into it, scoop out a big helping of chili-cheese, and eat it. Then you wash it down with a beer.

Now you're ready to watch football!
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Sabritas Peanuts - New Varieties

Sabritas Peanuts Chile and LimeSabritas now offers its seasoned peanuts in two new varieties, "Chile and Lime" and "Japanese".

Sabritas is a brand name of Frito-Lay, marketed towards the hispanic community, with products available in the USA in hispanic food stores.

It's not clear to me what the "Japanese" variety is all about, I don't have access to its ingredients list. Perhaps it's wasabi.
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Carl Brandt Whiskey Beans

Imported from Germany by GermanDeli.com, Carl Brandt Whiskey Beans takes the famous minature chocolate bottles filled with liqueur into a new form factor.

Carl Brandt Whiskey Beans
Pop 'em into your mouth and let the chocolate melt away releasing an alcoholic pleasure. Contains 13% whiskey.

They also come in Vodka Beans and Orange Liqueur Beans.

Each box contains 24 pieces, and retails online for $4.39.

Order online from GermanDeli.com...
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Reimann Kalter Hund Chocolate Cookie Cake

Reimann Kalter Hund Chocolate Cookie CakeAmong the newest imports brought to the USA from GermanDeli.com is this Reimann Kalter Hund (Cold Dog), chocolate cake.

Described as a German Classic in the world of baked goods, it's a non-baked cake made from alternating layers of Butter Cookies and Chocolate Cream.

Slice it up at room temperature, or scarf it down whole with shame.

Regular price: $7.99, but now on sale for: $6.99...
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Friendly's Reese's Peanut Butter Cake

Friendly's Reese's Peanut Butter Cup CakeImagine yourself eating a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup weighing in at 3.75 pounds.

Now imagine the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup being made out of ice cream.

That's what this new ice cream cake from Friendly's is like.

Friendly's is a chain of restaurants throughout the Eastern USA, and are known for their ice creams and ice cream cakes.

Their new Reese's Peanut Butter Cups variety is made with two layers of Friendly's premium peanut butter ice cream separated with chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, then covered with deep, dark chocolate truffle and bordered with whipped icing.

You can pick one up at any Friendly's locations...
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03 October, 2007

Hillshire Farm adds new Chipotle Hot Lit'l Smokies

Hillshire Farm Lit'l SmokiesHillshire Farm introduced a new variety to its line of Lit'l Smokies cocktail links, "Chipotle Hot Lit'l Smokies".

A perfect companion for watching television, the new spicy flavored Chipotle Hot variety is sure to get meat lovers reaching for beverage to cool their tongues.

Now available at grocery stores nationwide, they have a retail price of $3.99 each.
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Havana Mojito Soda

Havana Mojito SodaHavana Beverages of Louisville, KY is now offering a new soda called "Mojito Soda".

Pronounced, mo-HEE-toh, it's an alcoholic mixed-drink made of lime, mint leaves, sugar, and rum, originating from the Caribbean.

The Mojito has quickly in grown in popularity in recent years, and it was only a matter of time that someone would create Americanized junk food offshoots.

Except this new soda comes without alcohol.

And it also comes in a diet variety.

For more information, visit Havana Beverages online at...
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Dark Chocolate Covered Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Beverly Hills, CA-based Taste of Nature, Inc. recently released a new variety to its line of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites, "Dark Chocolate".

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites takes bite sized pieces of the famous cookie dough, coats in a chocolate covering, and serves it up in a theater-sized box for convenient munching madness.

And now, they come in Dark Chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Other varieties include, "Milk Chocolate", "Fudge Brownie" and "Peanut Butter".

Theyr'e also egg-free, eliminating any risks of salmonella.

The suggested retail price is $2.49.

Visit online...
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01 October, 2007

Haagen-Dazs Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan

Haagen-Dazs Caramelized Pear & Toasted PecanHaagen-Dazs has a new limited edition flavor out called, "Caramelized Pear & Toasted Pecan".

It's described as pear-flavored ice cream base, with chunks of caramelized pears and pieces of toasted pecans.

The new flavor was the result of Haagen-Dazs' 2007 Flavor Search, naming Leslie Zoerb as having submitted the idea.

The company says the new flavor is available in stores today.

Source: Haagen-Dazs
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