NEWS: Starbucks Gives Us Another Way To Get Their Pumpkin Spice Latte Into Our Bodies With Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are yummy.

I think millions of people would nod their heads in agreement with that statement above. So it’s kind of puzzling that Starbucks’ new Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream, which combines coffee and pumpkin spice ice creams, didn’t come out sooner. The Unilever-made Starbucks ice cream has been available since 2009, but only now Starbucks’ most popular seasonal flavor has an ice cream?

That, my friends, is wrong. But I’m glad that error has been corrected.

Holy hell! Do you know what would be awesome? If Starbucks allowed us to replace the milk in their Pumpkin Spice Latte with melted Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream.

That would be sweet!

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream will be sold in pints for a suggested retail price of $3.99. They’ll be available starting November 1 and remain on store shelves until February 2013.

NEWS: Wrigley’s Hubba Bubba Set To Release Dr Pepper and Orange Crush Gums

In the 1980s, there was a Dr Pepper-flavored gum with a liquid center produced by a Wrigley subsidiary called Amurol, which also produced A&W Root Beer, RC Cola, and 7Up bubble gum. Oh, Amurol also produced Mr. T Gold Chain chewing gum. These soda-flavored gums were also discontinued in the 1980s.

However, Dr Pepper fans will soon get to experience The Dr in chewable form when Wrigley releases Hubba Bubba Dr Pepper gum later this year. Oh, but that’s not all soda-flavored gum chewing fans. There will also be an Orange Crush-flavored Hubba Bubba as well.

Each pack will contain five pieces, but we’re not sure if it will have a gushing liquid center like the original Dr Pepper gum.

NEWS: Ben & Jerry’s Plans To Release Limited Batch Cannoli Ice Cream

Update: Click here to read our Limited Batch Cannoli Ice Cream review

Cannoli Kitchen

Update: Click here to read our Limited Batch Cannoli Ice Cream review

Today, Ben & Jerry’s posted on their Instagram account a sneak peak of their upcoming Limited Batch Cannoli Ice Cream. The flavor is made up of mascarpone ice cream with fudge covered cannoli pieces and a mascarpone swirl.

This isn’t the first Ben & Jerry’s ice cream that features cannoli as one of its main ingredients. In the late 90s, the Vermont-based company offered Holy Cannoli which contained ricotta and pistachio ice cream with chocolate covered cannolis and roasted pistachios.

So for those of you who have overused Ben & Jerry’s Resurrect A Flavor page to bring back Holy Cannoli, this new limited batch flavor might be as close as you’re going to get.

Source: Ben & Jerry’s Instagram

Image via flickr user Bob B. Brown / CC BY ND 2.0

NEWS: Mountain Dew Dewing a Malt-Flavored Soda Called Johnson City Gold

Update: Click here to read our Mountain Dew Johnson City Gold review

Johnson City Gold is the latest beverage from Mountain Dew, but it’s not like the Mountain Dew flavors we’re all used to. It’s malt-flavored. But before you alcoholics get excited, it’s also non-alcoholic.

So what’s up with Johnson City in its name? Mountain Dew got its start Johnson City, Tennessee. So sorry, Johnson City, Kansas; Johnson City, New York; Johnson City, Oregon; and Johnson City, Texas, it’s not named after any of you.

The “first batch” of Johnson City Gold will be available later this month for a limited time in select Kroger stores across the Midwest, and in 7-Eleven stores in the test markets of Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina starting September 1, 2012. The “second batch” will be available everyone in the U.S., but not until 2013. Although, before the second batch is shipped, you’ll probably find entrepreneurial souls on eBay who would be willing to ship a can to anywhere else in the U.S. for an inflated price.

Before the second batch is released, you can re-name the product and re-design its packaging to best represent one of six regions in the U.S. – South, Southwest, Northwest, Northeast, Great Plains and Great Lakes. Yup, just those regions, so Dew fans in Hawaii and Alaska can suck it!

Oh wait, I’m a Dew fan in Hawaii.

From August 9-16, fans are encouraged to suggest a name that would best represent a malt-flavored DEW tailor-made for their region of the country. One product name, per region, per day, can be submitted, names will be voted on by fans, and finalists will win custom-made gear featuring their suggested product name. From September 19 – October 10, artists can upload label designs that represent the fan favorite product names. Winners will each be awarded a digital camera, with a chance to see their design commercialized in 2013. Go to the Your Malt Dew website to enter your suggestions.

If you’re one of the lucky folks to get your hands on Johnson City Gold, let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

NEWS: Enjoy Baked Goods Without The Bakery Aroma With Snack Pack Bakery Shop Pudding Cups

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All right, let’s get the obligatory Snack Pack-Billy Madison quote out of the way.

Billy Madison: You know I like Snack Pack. Why can’t you just give me a Snack Pack?

Juanita: I thought I was your snack pack.

Speaking of Billy Madison, I think the only times I’ve thought about Snack Packs have been while watching the Adam Sandler movie, which have been about a dozen times on either VHS, DVD, or TV. However, I recently noticed Snack Packs in a non-Billy Madison way, thanks to their new line of Bakery Shop pudding cups.

If you follow Snack Packs more closely than I do, you might be saying to yourself, “Hey, don’t they already have flavors you’d find in a bakery?” You’re absolutely correct, Snack Pack Fanboy! They have Banana Cream Pie, Cinnamon Roll, and Blueberry Muffin. But the Snack Pack Bakery Shop Pudding comes in four different flavors. There’s Apple Pie a la Mode, Chocolate Cupcake, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Frosted Sugar Cookie.

Foodette Reviews reviewed the frosted sugar cookie flavor.

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The Apple Pie a la Mode Snack Pack has 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 125 milligrams of sodium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein. The Chocolate Cupcake flavor has 110 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 140 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein. Lemon Meringue Pie has 120 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 60 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

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If you’ve tried any of the flavors, let us know what you’ve thought of them in the comments below.