NEWS: Make Room In Your Belly This Holiday Season For New 3 Musketeers, M&M’s, and Snickers Varieties

This December, while you’re waiting in long store checkout lines, listening to children cry as they sit on the lap of a mall Santa, and giving the stink eye to the person who grabbed the last $200 40″ HDTV right before you could, keep an eye out for new 3 Musketeers, M&M’s, and Snickers varieties.

Just like health nuts are in love with coconut water, the folks at Mars are in love with adding coconut to their popular candies, coming out with Coconut M&M’s and Coconut Twix over the past couple of years. The next candy to get knocked over the head with coconut is the 3 Musketeers candy bar. The 3 Musketeers Coconut bars will feature coconut flavor mixed into the chocolate nougat. The 1.49-ounce bars will have a suggested retail price of $1.09.

Do you like Mint M&M’s? Do you like Dark Chocolate M&M’s? If I told you Mars was combining the two to make Mint Dark Chocolate M&M’s, would it blow your mind and make you yell, “Screw my diet! Where’s my remote? Cause I’mma going to get my chocolate on!” Mint Dark Chocolate M&M’s will be available in 1.5-ounce bags with a suggested retail price of $1.09.

Finally, Mars will also release in December, Snickers 3X Chocolate 2 To Go Bars. Yes, that is one clusterfuck of a name. I’m surprised there isn’t the word “too” in its name since it has two other to..too..two. Never mind. The new candy bar with the silly name features roasted peanuts in chocolate caramel on top of chocolate nougat and covered in milk chocolate. The new candy bar with the silly name will come in 3.14-ounces bars and have a suggested price of $1.69.

NEWS: Celebrate National Noodle Day With P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Noodle Entrees

PF Chang s home menu garlic chicken noodles

Today, is National Noodle Day.

For realsies.

You could celebrate by going to your favorite ramen place, having the workers yell “irasshaimase” to you when you enter, and slurp noodles to your heart’s content.

Or you could visit your local Italian restaurant, share a plate of spaghetti with your significant other, and recreate the famous scene in Lady and the Tramp.

Or you could spend 75 cents, boil some water, and spend your evening with a Cup Noodles. Or you could eat P.F. Chang’s new Home Menu Noodle Entrees.

The new frozen entrees come in four varieties:

Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles – White meat chicken with a savory garlic sauce, bell peppers, bok choy and yakisoba noodles

PF Chang s home menu pepper steak noodlesPepper Steak with Chow Fun Noodles – Steak with a sweet and peppery sauce, bell peppers, onions and chow fun noodles

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles – Grilled chicken with a teriyaki sauce, pineapple, red bell peppers, onions and lo mein noodles

Firecracker Shrimp with Yakisoba Noodles – Lightly battered shrimp with spicy sauce, carrots, edamame, onions and yakisoba noodles

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Noodle Entrees feature robust sauces, marinated meats, and unique “noodle nests” that unravel in the skillet midway through cooking as the noodles get coated in a flavor-packed sauce. Each package serves two and are available now in a frozen aisle near you.

NEWS: MiO Energy Allows You To Add A Little Or A Lot of Flavor and Caffeine To Your Water

Update: Click here to read our MiO Energy review

While attending the National Association of Convenience Stores, our pal Steve over at BevReview was able to taste test the upcoming MiO Energy liquid water enhancer. The product will expand the MiO line beyond the original four non-caffeinated MiO flavors.

So get ready to GET XTREME with MiO!!! Or, at least, stay awake at work with MiO.

Like many energy products, MiO Energy contains caffeine and vitamins B3, B6, and B12, although, I don’t know know how much caffeine or B vitamins a serving will provide. MiO Energy will come in two flavors Green Thunder and Black Cherry.

According to the images over at BevReview, MiO Energy comes in 1.08 fluid ounce squeeze bottles and will make 12 8-ounce servings. The original MiO flavors come in 1.62 ounce bottles and makes 24 8-ounce servings. Another difference between the two, while the regular MiO come in grey bottles, MiO Energy come in black bottles.

While doing a little Google digging on MiO Energy, I happen to have discovered MiO will also be releasing a new flavor regular MiO flavor — Orange Tangerine.

MiO Energy will be available in early December.

NEWS: Nathan’s Famous Snacks Won’t Allow You To Hold A Hot Dog-Flavored Snack Eating Contest

Nathan’s Famous, which is famous for their hot dogs and annual Fourth of July spectacle of gluttony Joey Chestnut show hot dog eating contest, has teamed up with Inventure Foods to offer crunchy snacks inspired by Nathan’s menu board.

If Inventure Foods sounds familiar, they should be since they’re the same folks who made these and all the T.G.I. Friday’s snacks.

The Nathan’s Famous snack lineup includes cheddar cheese, chili cheese, and honey mustard flavored crunchy crinkle fries. It also includes crinkle cut potato chips. Surprisingly, there aren’t any hot dog flavored snacks, so you can’t hold a Nathan’s Famous hot dog-flavored snack eating contest next Fourth of July or whenever you like.

The Crunchy Crinkly Fries come in two- and 3.5-ounces bags and will retail for $1.99 and $2.19, respectively. Nathan’s Crinkle Cut Potato Chips will be available in 1.25-ounce bags and have a suggested retail price of 99 cents to $1.29.

NEWS: Angry Birds Fruit Snacks and Gummies Make Me Want To Build A Slingshot

Are you frustrated you can’t get three stars on a particular level of Angry Birds? Well, you could vent by punching an Angry Birds plush doll, tackling someone dressed up as an Angry Bird on Halloween, or you could violently chomp on the new Angry Birds Fruit Snacks and Gummies from Healthy Food Brands.

The naturally and artificially flavored chewy treats are shaped to look like the characters from the Angry Birds game and each character has their own flavor.

The cherry flavor is shaped like the basic, useless red Angry Bird, the lemon flavor is the yellow Angry Bird that’s great for destroying wood, the raspberry one is shaped like the small blue Angry Bird that splits up into three birds and is great at destroying ice, the apple one is shaped like those damn pigs who keep stealing the eggs, the grape flavor is the black Angry Bird that turns into a bomb, and the strawberry flavor is the larger red Angry Bird.

Angry Birds Fruit Snack and Gummies are made with fruit juice and are fat-, nut-, and gluten-free. Angry Birds Fruit Snacks come in 2.25- and five-ounce bags. Angry Birds Gummies are available in 3.5-ounce theater boxes and five-ounce bags.