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McDonalds Hi-C Orange Lavaburst return confirmed, but why?

McDonalds Hi-C Orange Lavaburst return confirmed, but why?

After an apparent campaign to bring the single most orange flavor of Hi-C back to McDonalds' fountains, they've capitulated. As if in a form of order signaling the end of a war, McDonalds social media blasted several images that confirmed the drink flavor and its long-awaited re-initiation. But why?

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McDonalds Pokemon cards strategy and tips for Happy Meal madness [UPDATE!]

McDonalds Pokemon cards strategy and tips for Happy Meal madness [UPDATE!]

This month Nintendo and The Pokemon Company worked with McDonald's to deliver Pokemon TCG card packs to Happy Meals across the USA. This isn't the first time McDonalds released Pokemon cards with Happy Meals, but it IS the first time said cards were sold in randomly-assorted packs. Or semi-randomly-assorted, anyway.

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McDonalds has Pokemon TCG card packs, if you’re lucky

McDonalds has Pokemon TCG card packs, if you’re lucky

Just in case you're not sure if you've celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise enough, there's more. McDonalds and the Pokemon Company announced this week that they're ready to roll with packs of cards. McDonald's Happy Meals will include one 25th Anniversary Special Edition McDonald's booster pack of Pokemon Trading Card Game cards each.

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Budweiser donates Super Bowl ad spot for COVID-19 while other brands sit it out

Budweiser donates Super Bowl ad spot for COVID-19 while other brands sit it out

Several big-name brands will dedicate their Super Bowl advertising time to fighting COVID-19. Anheuser-Busch announced that they "aren't running a commercial during the Super Bowl." To be clear, here, they're not leaving the time-honored and massively expensive tradition - they're donating their airtime to the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative's "COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative."

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Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

Oscar Mayer seeks Hotdoggers to drive Wienermobile in 2021

In the year 2021, Oscar Mayer is seeking 12 recent college grads to become drivers of the Wienermobile. The Wienermobile, if you've never seen it, is a giant hot dog vehicle that doubles as an advertisement for the Oscar Mayer company. At any given moment, a handful of brand ambassadors - also known as Hotdoggers - are employed and deployed in Wienermobiles across these United States.

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Beyond Meat just revealed 2 slightly healthier plant-based burgers

Beyond Meat just revealed 2 slightly healthier plant-based burgers

Two new burgers appeared in a press release from the folks at Beyond Meat today. The two new versions of the Beyond Burger are expected to launch in the United States in "early 2021" as slightly more nutritional products than what's been offered before. Beyond Meat representatives suggested that these new burgers represented "a trifecta of taste, health, and sustainability."

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McDonald’s McRib is back, with delivery – When and where in 2020

McDonald’s McRib is back, with delivery – When and where in 2020

Precious artificial scarcity, the McDonalds McRib knows you so well! McDonalds revealed details about the 2020 McRib launch today with a tip on how massive their launch will be. This, a moment to remember in the history of extruded pork-adjacent foods, will be one to remember. Not only will this be the first time since 2012 that the McRib is launched nationwide (in the United States), it'll also be the first time many consumers are able to get the McRib delivered directly to their front door.

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This KFC Xbox Series X controller is alarmingly bad

This KFC Xbox Series X controller is alarmingly bad

With new consoles on the horizon, we're seeing a lot of companies - specifically fast food companies - kick off giveaways. Here in the US, Taco Bell is giving away Xbox Series X consoles, while Burger King is giving away PlayStation 5s. It seems that folks over in the UK are getting their own fast food Xbox Series X giveaway through KFC, but what's particularly notable about this giveaway is the KFC-themed Xbox wireless controller that serves as a consolation prize for those who don't win a console.

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Burger King is giving away a bunch of PlayStation 5s

Burger King is giving away a bunch of PlayStation 5s

Earlier this week, Burger King started teasing something to do with the PlayStation 5. The teaser didn't amount to much - merely the King looking into a Burger King food bag that would glow blue and make the PS5 startup chime whenever it was opened - but we assumed that the fast food joint was teasing some kind of giveaway. As it turns out, we were right.

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Next big PlayStation 5 news could come from an unlikely source

Next big PlayStation 5 news could come from an unlikely source

With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, it seems that Sony and Burger King are plotting some kind of team up. Burger King is teasing an announcement for later this week, and even though the teaser isn't exactly overt, it's clear that whatever is on the way involves the PlayStation 5 to some degree. Whether it indicates a PlayStation 5 giveaway at Burger King or something even bigger is anyone's guess at this point.

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Hand Sanitizer recalled because it looks like snack food for kids

Hand Sanitizer recalled because it looks like snack food for kids

The folks at Ashtel Studios made a design mistake. They saw an opportunity to make hand sanitizer fun for kids, but they took an unfortunate approach. It became clear some time after packaging and distribution began, this year, that Ashtel Studios hand sanitizer looked a little too much like "a food and drink pouch" for kids.

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Study shows best time for morning coffee (and few health bonuses)

Study shows best time for morning coffee (and few health bonuses)

A study at the University of Bath (UK) found that a poor night's sleep is far better served by food first, then coffee. This is in contrast with the tendency of many coffee drinkers to begin their day with a cup of coffee before any sort of food intake, the sleepier the blacker. Coffee, while still safe to drink in most cases, can affect the way a person is able to metabolize sugar throughout the day. This is only the most recent in an enticing line of coffee studies that've been published over the past couple of years - let's take a peek!

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