1. Spicy Skittles And Starbursts Are Happening
Say whaaat?? At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, Wrigley announced that Sweet Heat Skittles and Sweet Heat Starburst will be available next winter. People Magazine reported that the Skittles will contain five flavors: Fiery Watermelon, Blazin’ Mango, Flamin’ Orange, Sizzlin’ Strawberry, and Lemon Spark. As for the Starburst, four flavors will be present: Fiery Watermelon, Strawberry Mango, Flamin’ Orange, and Pipin’ Pineapple. I’m totally down to give these a try, given my love for spicy and sweet combos. What do you guys think?
2. Fruit Sushi Is The Sweetest Sushi
The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is in its last few days, but social media is still blowing up with one of the most popular and photogenic treats being sold during the event. Fruit sushi, or “frushi” features rice mixed with coconut cream rolled up with strawberries, cantaloupe, and pineapple served with raspberry sauce, toasted coconut, and whipped cream. Scuse me, I need to drive to Orlando now.
3. Night Blossom At Pandora – The World of AVATAR
Speaking of Disney World, Animal Kingdom’s Avatar-themed world is set to officially open its doors to the public tomorrow and everyone is going nuts over this psychedelic drink concoction. Available at Pandora’s Pongo Pongu refreshment stand, the Night Blossom is a non-alcoholic frozen beverage made with limeade, apple, and pear flavors swirled together and topped with passion fruit boba balls. The Night Blossom is just one of many interesting food options to try in the new attraction – check out the full menu for the Satu’li Canteen , a quick service restaurant full of wholesome options like steamed pods (dumplings) and customizable bowls with your choice of grilled chicken or beef, sustainable fish, or crispy-fried tofu. I’m so sad that we don’t have a Disney trip planned for the foreseeable future – I want to eat my way through Pandora!
4. Startup Promises No-Fail Way To Grow Your Own Food
As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Seedsheet has developed a way for those with no gardening experience and/or limited space to maintain a crop of fresh greens, herbs, peppers, and vegetables. The system works by placing a circular disc – pre-loaded with organic non-GMO seeds in dissolvable pouches – onto a pot of soil and secure with the included stakes. The pouches are perfectly spaced and use a weed-blocking fabric to keep out unwanted growth. The kits are cleverly-themed based on dishes that can be created by the produce grown in each pot. Each kit sells for around $15 and can be found on the Seedsheet website or can be ordered directly from Amazon.