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Starbucks has officially added ice cream to its menu in some locations, at least. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery, which is based in Seattle, is expanding its affogato menu to new locations in the US. The menu, which is full of Italian-inspired beverages and floats made with ice cream and espresso, was announced last year but is expanding to 10 upscale Reserve bar locations in LA, Boston, and Washington DC, Business Insider reports. The prices for the affogato items range from $6 to $9, but Starbucks is also rolling out a cheaper affogato menu at 100 regular Starbucks stores in Orange County, CA.
Curious about what’s on the menu? Here’s what’s available. The rest of us will just have to settle for Starbucks affogato-style Frappuccinos, which aren’t made with ice cream but are close enough to satisfy our cravings.
Affogato: “A trio of beverages celebrating the classic Italian dessert. The Classic Affogato is made with two shots of Starbucks Reserve espresso poured over a scoop of ice cream, resulting in the drowning creaminess of the ice cream in rich espresso. The House Affogato adds a touch of demerera syrup and a dusting of cinnamon, while the Shakerato Affogato is made with Reserve espresso shots shaken to an icy froth, poured over ice cream, lightly finished with vanilla syrup and a mint sprig.”
Cold Brew Float: “Starbucks Roastery’s small-lot Cold Brew poured over ice cream. This is also available with Nitro Cold Brew. The Float menu will also include a seasonal specialty, the Vesuvius, which combines Cold Brew shaken with orange peel, orange-piloncillo syrup and ice. Named after Mount Vesuvius in Italy, when the Cold Brew is strained over the ice cream, it’s reminiscent of a subtle volcanic eruption, then finished off with a dusting of mocha powder and an orange twist.”
Cold Brew Malted Shake: “A nostalgic nod to the corner malt shop, Starbucks Roastery’s Cold Brew is spindle-blended with ice cream, malt, and bourbon barrel-aged bitters.”
Mondelez International – the parent company of Oreo, Cadbury, and Milka – is hiring for the dream job of a Chocolate and Cocoa Beverage Taster near London. The part-time position calls for “key responsibilities,” including “being able to taste chocolate and cocoa beverage products and give objective and honest feedback.” Um, yes, we can all gladly do that! What are the qualifications for such? According to the job listing, applicants must have the following:
- “A passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection”
- “Honesty when it comes to giving an opinion”
- “Eager to try new inventive products”
- “A communicative personality to build great relationships with your panel”
- “A firm grasp of the English Language”
So basically, an applicant must be willing to eats lots of chocolate and clearly communicate whether it’s tasty or not? That all sounds very reasonable!
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I dined all across the Walt Disney World Resort in search of the most magical, delicious experience. Across all four parks, Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom is the clear winner in my mind. The Beauty and the Beast-themed restaurant features insanely accurate settings portrayed in the movie like the forbidden West Wing and the stunning ballroom. While half the fun is digesting the gorgeous decorative details, expect to become beast-like. It’s nearly impossible to resist gobbling up the tasty French cuisine.
Now, before these photos completely convince you, remember that Disney World reservations open 180 days before your planned visit at 6 a.m. EST. Do yourself a favor and sign up online and book them ASAP! As one of the most popular restaurants at Disney World, you better believe reservations go quick, and there’s nothing more disappointing than missing out on a dining experience you had your heart set on. If you’re having a hard time finding any availabilities, you can also try calling (407-WDW-DINE, 407-939-3463).
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Lady Gaga is unstoppable! The superstar is launching her own wine label called Grigio Girls, proving she’s got even more talent up her sleeves. This exciting news comes after Gaga’s epic Super Bowl halftime performance that left us raising our wine glasses to her for such an amazing show. There’s no official release date yet, but TMZ reports that “her company filed paperwork to produce wine, wine coolers, wine cocktails, and wine punches with the name.”
The inspiration behind Lady Gaga’s line of wine stems from her own personal experience. It’s named after “Grigio Girls,” a bonus track on Lady Gaga’s most recent album, Joanne, which was “written for her close friend with cancer” and “recalls how the singer and her friends would get together and have a bottle of wine to mourn their friend’s illness,” Vine Pair reports. Lady Gaga’s parents have owned an Italian NYC restaurant called Joanne Trattoria for years, so we have no doubt that Lady Gaga – whose real name is Stefani Joanne – has plenty of wine experience already. “All the Pinot, Pinot Grigio girls / Pour your heart out / Watch your blues turn gold,” Gaga sings in the heartfelt, catchy tune that you’ll want to turn up as you sip your own glass of Grigio Girls.
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If you’ve ever questioned the differences between Girl Scout cookies from one part of the country and another, you’re not crazy. The differences between two types of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and even Caramel deLites and Samoas are real, and there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation. Girl Scout cookies are made by two different bakers, ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers, and the bakers vary by regions in the country. If you buy a box of Thin Mints in North Carolina, you could eating totally different Thin Mints than the ones your friend is eating in Georgia.
The Los Angeles Times took a deeper look into the Girl Scout cookie phenomenon to determine the specific differences between each company’s cookie, down to the amount of sugar in each. For example, Caramel deLites have “more cookie than caramel,” “milkier chocolate,” and slightly less sugar and fewer calories than Samoas. The Thin Mints made by ABC Bakers are “crunchier, with more mint than chocolate in each bite,” and the tops look like they’ve been pricked with a fork, while the ones made by Little Brownie Bakers have a smoother chocolate coating.
Babble took the cookie investigation even further by doing a side-by-side comparison of Caramel deLites and Samoas, two coconut cookies that many people have sworn are the exact same thing. They found that Samoas are larger than Caramel deLites and have “toastier coconut,” while Caramel deLites have a bit more caramel.
Do these little details make us any less excited for Girl Scout cookie season? Not a chance. Whether you’re eating version A of a Thin Mint or version B, you’re still eating one of the best cookies in the universe. We’ll take any and all variations of every cookie while the season lasts and a box of each of the new s’mores Girl Scout cookies, too.
A photo posted by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:12pm PST
Emily Ratajkowski has managed to make sexy toast look even sexier. The actress and model stopped by popular LA restaurant Sqirl, and she ordered one of the must-have staples on the menu: the Famed Ricotta Toast. The $8 toast is a giant slice of thick brioche bread topped with homemade ricotta cheese and a generous dollop of seasonal jam. Emily shared her experience on Instagram, writing “Best Toast in LA” as the caption. Many food-lovers agree with such a bold statement, as evidenced by the number of people who line up outside of Sqirl every day to try the over-the-top toast, along with other menu standouts. Knowing that Emily Ratajkowski picks this breakfast as one of the best in LA gives us even more encouragement to get it for ourselves ASAP.
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Chances are you’ve been seeing Instant Pot recipes all over the internet lately. If you’re scratching your head wondering what exactly that means or if an instant pot is the same thing as a slow cooker, allow this beginner breakdown to help. The Instant Pot is a countertop cooking tool that’s like a cross between a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, and a sauté pan. According to its description, it’s a “multi-cooker, capable of replacing a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker, and stockpot warmer.”
Plenty of bloggers and cooks are fans of the Instant Pot and have figured out how to make chicken, soups, rice, and even cheesecake in the appliance. If you’re curious about experimenting with an Instant Pot – and potentially replacing your slow cooker – read ahead for 13 recipes to start with.
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