For an ice cream lover, even the Winter months can't keep 'em from scooping away. Luckily there are glorious seasonal flavors to discover. McConnell's Peppermint Stick ($10) is for true ice cream connoisseurs who don't mind shipping ice cream in. But for an easily accessible peppermint-flavored ice cream, there's always Dreyer's Peppermint Wonderland ($7). We tasted them side by side to see which pepperminty ice cream reigns supreme. Take a look at the reviews.
Part thrill, part nightmare, the Christmas season is making an earlier appearance than ever with the abundant limited-edition, peppermint-flavored sweets filling grocery store shelves. We raided the aisles to bring you the very worst and best of the holiday-themed candies, cookies, chocolates, and more. As a bonus, we'll even show you the best way to eat all of the treats together at once, in GIF form. May your Christmas be sweet and your pantry peppered with only the most delicious mint-flavored treats!
Like many, Peeps played an integral part in the Easter celebrations of my youth. Almost too cute to eat and with a pleasantly spongy texture punctuated by a dense and crackly coating of sugar, they were the treat I yearned for year round. So it was a touch bittersweet to discover a few years back that Just Born (the Peeps parent company) had decided to spawn seasonal sweets for nearly any occasion. Sure, I could get my fix at a moment's notice, but as with many treats with a limited season, when their availability escalated, their sparkle diminished.
Given my aforementioned feelings, I was a bit unsure how to feel about these spiced gingerbread men. Would they be a welcome addition to the chubby chick and cheery bunny fold, or would they fall flat? Moreover, would Peeps translate well beyond the classic vanilla flavor?
However you feel about McDonald's recent revamp of its iconic Dollar Menu, the Dollar Menu & More is likely here to stay. On the positive side, with its introduction comes five new sandwiches, all of which we tried. And while the Bacon Cheddar McChicken ($2), Bacon McDouble ($2), Bacon Buffalo Ranch McChicken ($1), and BBQ Ranch ($1) all tempted with their bold flavors, it's one of the menu's thriftiest items — the Buffalo Ranch McChicken — (at $1) that we kept coming back to bite after bite.
If you've ever been puzzled by your capacity to devour a bag of chocolate-covered pretzels, then you're in good company. Sweet, salty, and oh-so-delightfully crunchable, this indulgent snack is pretty hard to beat when done right. But is Snyder's limited-edition line of Pretzel Dips ($4 each) up to snuff? Keep reading to find out.
Some mornings call for digging into a slice of pie or cake dolloped with yogurt, but for most, these indulgences are the exception rather than the norm. While the latest addition to the Thomas' lineup, Thomas' Gingerbread Bagels ($5), doesn't aim to serve as a stand-in for a slice of dense, sweetly spiced gingerbread, we were curious to find out if these rounds ticked some of the same boxes. Could one of these bagels, toasted and slathered with cream cheese, serve up a plate of satisfaction, or are they a mere echo of the cozy cake?
The December premiere of Anchorman 2 is mere months away.
Anxious to find out what antics Champ, Brick, Brian, Veronica, and Ron will get up to next? We are too. In the meantime, we'll whet our appetites for the belly laughs that are sure to come with the latest Ben & Jerry's creation: Ron Burgundy's Scotchy Scotch Scotch ice cream.
From the mouth of Ron Burgundy himself, "Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch is a delicious ice cream, and I hope Ben and Jerry consider my other suggestions, malt liquor marshmallow, well liquor bourbon peanut butter, and cheap white wine sherbet." We might not be on board with Mr. Burgundy's other flavor suggestions, but we eagerly dug into a pint of his rich, butterscotch-swirled ice cream. Before we get into flavor specifics, let's relive the magic that inspired the latest B&J's pint:
Think all candy corn tastes the same? To be blunt, you're wrong. While all candy corn may be throat-searingly sweet (a positive or negative quality depending on who you ask) the variations in its flavor, texture, and appearance became abundantly clear after a blind tasting of three brands' takes on the seasonal treat. Curious as to whether Walgreens, Brach's, or Jelly Belly reigns supreme in the great candy corn taste-off? Keep reading to see how they're ranked, from worst to best.
It's 3 o'clock, and a craving for something sweet has hit hard. The solution: a quick trip to the corner store for a pack of M&M's, but which flavor will satisfy best? We tasted every variety of M&M's we could get our hands on (raspberry proved elusive) to find out which of these candy-coated chocolates trumps all. Keep reading to find out the results, ranked worst to best.
Fifty Shades of Grey has been abuzz for over a year now, but now you can get another kind of buzz, thanks to E L James's new line of Fifty Shades of Grey-branded wines ($18 a bottle). She considers the wine a "natural extension of the series" since wine "add(s) to the sensuality that pervades a number of scenes in the book," and the author herself perfected grape blends to create two bottles, White Silk and Red Satin.
When they arrived at the office to taste, the anticipation (perhaps as intense as Christian's feelings toward Anastasia?) nearly killed us. The question on everyone's mind: Would the wines taste sexy or shameful? See what we thought.