Shamrock Shake Now at McDonalds Nationwide

Shamrock Shake

The only fast food treat that’s almost as rare of an occurrence as the McRib is McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. This once a year limited-time mint flavored, green-dyed vanilla milkshake was first introduced in 1970 and is usually only available at select McDonalds restaurants. Two days ago however, McDonald’s announced that the Shamrock Shake would be available in all of its U.S. restaurants for the first time, from February 8 thru March 25, 2012. The Shamrock Shake ingredients include the food colorings yellow 5, and blue 1 and you may or may not realize that these two colors combined make the color green. Get ready to shake your booty down at the gym after enjoying a Shamrock Shake. The large contains 840 calories and 24 grams of fat.

Tasting The Skittles Blenders Rainbow

Skittles Blenders

Today at the gas station I noticed a new flavor of Skittles called Skittles Blenders. Curious about this new product, I decided to pick up a pack. I’ve been a Skittles fan for quite a while. I’m always looking for low-fat candies that fulfill my sweet tooth without giving me a ton of saturated fat that is so bad for me. After doing some research I found out that Blenders are the latest product introduced by Skittles and they came out in 2011. After anxiously tearing open the pack and spilling a few on the ground, I realized that Skittle Blenders taste a lot like Tropical Fruit Starbursts.

Skittle Blenders come in five flavors – Melon Berry Burst, Strawberry Lime Blast, Cherry Tropicolada, Watermelon Green Apple Freeze and Mango Lemonade Freeze. In case you were wondering, the theme here is that each piece of candy has two flavors blended together giving them a new unique taste. The colors of these Skittles are also different than the color of original Skittles. Personally I don’t find Blenders to taste better than original. There are already so many combinations of pieces that you can eat with original Skittles that Blenders doesn’t really add to much for me. Pick up a pack at your local gas station and judge for yourself.

Super Mario Picnic

Super Mario Picnic

No it’s not a new video game being released for the Wii but actually it’s a picnic that someone had involving only foods that resemble elements of the game. Super Mario Bros. My favorite foods here are the Goomba cookies and brick sandwiches. I’m not sure what those mushroom looking things are but those look mighty tasty too. I also like that this picnic is 75% dessert related.

More @ Flickr.

Mario & Luigi Stores In Manchester, UK

Mario & Luigi

Apparently Mario & Luigi AKA the Mario brothers are done saving the princess and have decided to open up competing take-out joints in Manchester, United Kingdom. On top of the names, the colors of the stores are also the same of the Nintendo characters. Mario typically wears red and Luigi wears green while stomping on Koopa Troopas. Almost too many similarities for this to be a coincidence. Coming soon: Toad’s Tavern.

More @ Google Maps.

Ketchup Packets Catch Up To The Times

redesigned ketsup packets

The ketchup packet has never seemed quite right to me. They’re difficult to open and take a certain degree of accuracy and skill to get the perfect opening. Once you do get it open its impossible to squirt without getting at least some ketchup on your fingers. Heinz is finally doing something about that by releasing a newly designed packet. Not only will this new packet hold about 3 times as much ketchup as the older packets but there will now be two ways to open them. You can either dip or squeeze depending on where you peel. Hopefully the new packets will mean less mess and less garbage.

More @ Triplepundit.

Moldy Plastic Bag Tricks People

fake mold plastic bag

Ever have a delicious sandwich waiting for you in the fridge and when you go to eat it it’s gone? Grazing has been around since elementary school. Turn you head for five seconds and a handful of tater-tots are suddenly missing from your plate and little Scotty sitting next to you has a grin on his face while he tries to keep the chewing to a minimal. You think when you get older food stealing wouldn’t be as much of an issue but it still can be in the workplace. These plastic bags have a built-in mold look to them that will probably change what a grazer will think about grabbing your sandwich next time.

More @ Jay Hancock’s blog.