#FoodieFriday: National Ice Cream Day Deals!

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If you’re a foodie like myself, you more than likely have a sweet tooth. And what better time to indulge in sweetie goodness than this Sunday, July 17th, for National Ice Cream Day! We all scream for ice cream no matter the age. So below are 10 places where you can splurge on scoops of your favorite ice cream this weekend!

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: Buy any size soft serve ice cream cone or cup and get a second for free at participating Carvel locations.
When: All day, July 17th.

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Rémy Martin (@RemyMartinUS) Celebrates National Cognac Day!

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Rémy Martin took to the streets with a fleet of sidecars to celebrate National Cognac Day (June 4th). The liquor brand paid homage to the classic Rémy Martin Sidecar Cocktail, by zipping around the city from Flatiron to the Bowery & all over.

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Oh Really? McDonald’s (@McDonalds) Is Giving Out a Golden Chicken McNugget!

Just when you thought you had seen and heard it all, something comes along and makes you yell, “Wow!” Well now the wow factor comes from fast food giant, McDonald’s, as they have announced they are giving away a golden chicken McNugget! The nugget is real gold, eighteen karats, and valued at about $2K. The contest centers around a banana-suited sauce thief, eerily reminiscent of “The Hamburglar.” This thief, named Kaito Nuggets, AKA The Phantom Thief Nuggets, is rather cheesy, but thankfully this promotion is currently only for the Japanese market.

via The Huffington Post

Kaito Nuggets

Kaito Nuggets

According to the contest’s rules, participants are tasked with helping unmask the nugget-crazed villain by posting when and where he’s spotted using the hashtag ??????? (which is “Kaito Nuggets” in Japanese, according to the chain).

“He may appear in some of McDonald’s restaurants through the country, may throw out a ceremonial first pitch for a professional baseball game, or pay a visit to a prefectural governor making a surprising request entertaining people,” McDonald’s Japan stated in an emailed release.

The sauce thief is a way for McDonald’s to introduce two new dipping sauces to Japanese consumers: a Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce and Fruits Curry Sauce. The contest runs June 8–28.

Though only one winner will get their hands on the approximately 50-gram golden nugget, 21 people will win a five-piece pack of nuggets for 39 days. (It’s not clear how the winners will be selected.)

All we can say is the people of Japan better be careful biting their nuggets! We are sure they will be scrambling to find this nugget like it is one of Willy Wonka’s Golden Tickets. McDonald’s how about making this a 24 karat nugget for your American customers or a cool diamond–we’d be lovin’ it!

“Work, Work, Work!” Drake (@Drake) Announces His Own Brand of Whiskey!

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While this weekend may have been heavily centered on rapper Kanye West and the release of his latest album “The Life of Pablo”, but Drake was also on the radar and I think it’s safe to say Drizzy is winning too.

At the 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Aubrey “Drake” Graham was presented with the key to his hometown of Toronto, Canada. And in true Drake fashion, he seems to be celebrating in a way that only someone of his stature and fame could; in an announcement made via Instagram, it seems that Drake (who’s instagram handle is @ChampagnePapi) is coming out with his own line of whiskey called “Virginia Black Whiskey”.

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There have been no details as to how involved he is in the launch of the new brand as of yet – the website currently redirects to a landing page with a contact email – but it seems likely that Drake will keep us in the loop about the development of his latest venture.

Drake will be joining the ranks of other rappers who have created their own line of liquor; fellow Young Money signee Nicki Minaj has her Myx Moscatos, 50 Cent has his Effen Vodka, Diddy has Circo and even K. Michelle has been endorsed by the Jack Daniels brand. Congratulations Drake!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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First “Pattie Pies” & Now “Pattie Cake!” Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) adds Two Cakes to Her Dessert Line!

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Patti LaBelle has won our hearts after decades of some of the most amazing music and vocals ever to grace the planet. In the last few months, however, she has won our stomachs as well with her signature sweet potato pies! These tasty little desserts have become a hot commodity–and scarce–thanks to their amazing taste and a viral video from Patti fan, James Wright. Well if you are the like the rest of us and cannot get enough of Patti’s pies then you need not worry. Not only are more pies on the way, but two cakes are also being added to the singer’s Good Life dessert line!

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Patti LaBelle’s Good Life Vanilla Pound Cake

Yesterday, Wal-Mart, the distributors of the desserts, announced two more desserts–cakes–would be coming out later this month! The first one is a vanilla pound cake, drizzled with a generous helping of vanilla icing, which is available in stores now.  “I’m so proud of this delicious new Vanilla Pound Cake and can’t wait for you to try it!” the Grammy winner wrote on Facebook.The second one is a three layered caramel cake filled with butter cream icing that will be available around January 18th, priced at $13.94. Wal-Mart has already anticipated a high demand for these cakes. According to the press release 50K lbs. of vanilla icing were needed for the pound cake!

Patti LaBelle's Good Life Three-Layered, Caramel Cake

Patti LaBelle’s Good Life Three-Layered, Caramel Cake

Be sure to check back here for a tasty review or a new James Wright video (lol)! Bon appetit!

#YUM! Patti LaBelle (@MsPattiPatti) Has A New Hit in Pie Sales!

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We all love ourselves some Patti LaBelle! with a career spanning over half a century, dozens of hits, and a voice that still melts hearts, we can assure you she is not going anywhere! Right now, the only thing more popular than her music, and recent tongue lashing over a heckler at her concert, are her delicious pies! Now, we have definitely had some celebrities make some amazing products, but Patti’s sweet potato pies have become something of a social media phenomenon!

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All across the country people are posting pictures of themselves eating the pies at all hours of the day and night, and some even buying dozens of them! Now we gave Ms. LaBelle’s pies a taste test of our own and all we have to say is…YUM, REALLY YUMMY, and THE ABSOLUTE YUMMIEST! Now it definitely not my Nana or Grandma’s sweet potato pies, but it is a definite second! To be store bought, the pies are surprisingly creamy, and the texture of the filling is smooth and enticing. However, I personally feel they taste better slightly heated, preferably in an oven for about three to five minutes. Be sure to grab your own pie and post a pic! Kudos Patti on this delicious product! Now if we can get you a restaurant chain…Check out the funny video gone viral below!

A Combo To Die For! Bacon Mac & Cheese!

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This recipe is one of my favorites because it takes an old classic Mac and Cheese, and adds a twist to it by adding bacon! Let’s face it; you can never go wrong when you add bacon to anything, and it definitely belongs here in this Bacon Mac and Cheese. Besides that great bacon flavor that we all just can’t resist; you also get a nice crunch while leaving the dish to still remain creamy and cheesy.

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