NEWS: Drench Every Inch of Your Pizza in Marinara Sauce With Pizza Hut’s Big Dipper

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Pizza Hut loves to mess around with the concept of pizza. They’ve stuffed the crust with cheese. They’ve turned the crust into little cheese-filled bites that you can pull off and dip. Now, they’ve announced their next pizza innovation – the Big Dipper. Basically, it’s a big, rectangular pizza, cut into strips. Twenty-four strips, to be precise. It also comes with four cups of marinara. For dipping, you see.

Every bite of the Big Dipper will fit into a cup of marinara, eliminating the need to smoosh up your slice trying to get it to fit.

At almost two feet long and with four cups of marinara, this is obviously meant for several people to share. The Big Dipper only comes in one size – extra large – and you can get it with one topping for $10. You can add extra toppings, but it’ll cost ya some extra dough. No pun intended. Okay, pun intended.

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NEWS: McDonald’s Japan Creates New Line of ‘Big America’ Burgers That May Create A Big Japan

Patatas XXXXL

Last year, McDonald’s Japan started the Big America campaign with limited edition burgers that captured the flavors of Texas, New York, California and Hawaii. This year, they’re doing the Big America promotion again with a new lineup of burgers. Texas and New York are represented again with the Texas Burger 2 and Manhattan Burger, while the rest of the Big America line up consists of the Burger Idaho and the Miami Burger.

Texas Burger 2 has chili beans, bacon, onions on top of the middle bun found in the Big Mac. Underneath all that, a Quarter Pounder patty sits on top of a slice of American cheese and mustard relish. Burger Idaho is made up of a quarter-pound beef patty, mustard, bacon, onions, cheese, a peppery sauce, and a hash brown in-between an onion bun. The Miami Burger is part taco and part hamburger, and it contains a quarter-pound beef patty with lettuce, tortilla chips, shredded cheese and a chili sauce in between a bun. Finally, the Manhattan Burger combines a beef patty with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, onions, sour cream sauce and a slice of pastrami in a bun.

The burgers are available for a limited time only in Japan ,which makes me wish I knew someone in Japan who is willing to ship one to me via overnight delivery in dry ice, and also pay for that expensive delivery.

Source: Inventor Spot

NEWS: Subway Testing a Falafel Sandwich That Makes The Veggie Delite Even Less Appealing

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Subway sandwiches are a healthier fast food alternative to burgers and fries, but the problem I have with them is that, if you put on the same toppings, they aren’t very different than each other in flavor, and their Footlongs make me feel inadequate as a man.

However, in Chicago, Subway has been testing a falafel sandwich.

Some of you might be asking, “What’s a falafel?” While others might be wondering, “Does falafel rhyme with waffle?” A falafel is a deep fried patty (or a ball) made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans, and it’s served in some kind of flatbread. And, yes, it rhyme with waffle.

The Subway version comes with whatever vegetables a patron wants and a creamy cucumber sauce. The falafel sandwich is slightly more authentic with Subway’s flatbread, but it can also be made with any other type of bread. Because falafels don’t have any meat products, the sandwich is appealing to vegetarians and makes the Subway Veggie Delite look like rabbit food in a bun.

Complete nutrition facts aren’t available, but according to the Subway Falafel Sandwich website, it has no cholesterol or saturated fat.

Currently, it’s only available in Chicago at participating locations.

Source: Subway Falafel Sandwich Facebook Fan Page

NEWS: New Mountain Dew White Out Slurpee Might Be Less Xtreme Than An Actual Mountain Dew White Out

All the Cups

Like Miss America being require to participate in a number of public events where she is forced to put on a fake smile, it seems the winner of Mountain Dew’s DEWmocracy is required to be turned into a Slurpee. It happened with Mountain Dew Voltage when it won, and now it’s being done with the current DEWmocracy champion, Mountain Dew White Out.

I’m sure it has the same “smooth citrus” flavor as a regular Mountain Dew White Out, but is it as xtreme?

Well, according to the nutrition facts, it isn’t as xtreme because it contains zero milligrams of caffeine. However, according to the ingredients list, it is as xtreme because caffeine is listed in the middle of the list. I guess the only way to find out is to drink one while shooting enemies in the head playing Call of Duty and see if it feel comfortable.

An 8-ounce serving has 60 calories, 0 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 17 grams of sugar, 0 grams of protein, 20 milligrams of sodium and, maybe, 0 milligrams of caffeine.

Source: Slurpee website

NEWS: Purple for the People Slurpee Is Just An Annoyingly Long Way To Say Grape

Update: This is a post for the 2010 Purple for the People, which was grape flavored.

I’ve never thought of a Slurpee as a peace pipe, nor have I thought of it as a way to unite people, but the folks at Slurpee hope their Purple for the People flavor (a.k.a Grape) brings people together during their Slurpee Unity Tour 2010.

What’s the Slurpee Unity Tour 2010? I don’t know. It sounds slightly political, but it also sounds completely like a sly marketing campaign to sell Slurpees.

The number of beverages that have the power to bring people together is extremely small. The only two I know of are a bottle of Coca-Cola and a keg of beer. If only the Purple for the People Slurpee had a catchy song that encouraged people to come together like Coca-Cola had in the 1970s.

According to the website, Purple for the People is only available on stops during the official Slurpee Unity Tour 2010. Eight ounces of it contains 67 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, 14 milligrams of sodium and 29 milligrams of potassium.

NEWS: Slurpee Introduces Significantly Less Chewable Version of Wrigley’s 5 React Fruit Gum

To come up with the latest flavor, 5 React Fruit, it seems like the folks at Slurpee were inspired by what they saw on the gum shelves at 7-Eleven.

Thankfully, they weren’t inspired by the chip aisle, because Cool Ranch Doritos Slurpee doesn’t sound very refreshing, even if it does have the word “cool” in it.

I enjoy the gum version of Wrigley’s 5 React Fruit, but I hope the Slurpee version doesn’t look like the gum, which is gray in color and comes in a black wrapper. (Read Gigi’s review of the gum)

An 8 ounce serving has 66 calories, 0 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 18 grams of sugar, 6 milligrams of sodium and 8 milligrams of sweet, sweet caffeine.