Amelia dropped a bomb on The Frisky staff today: she’s never heard of puppy chow. “What, is it supposed to look like dog food?” she asked. Oh, silly Amelia! We explained puppy chow is a variation on Chex mix where you combine melted chocolate or syrup with candy and add yummy ingredients to give it different flavors. It’s popular at Girl Scout bake sales everywhere!
Puppy chow also goes by the names reindeer food, muddy buddies and (inexplicably) snowman poop, so I don’t blame her for being confused. I did some deep Pinterest-ing and found 17 different puppy-snow-reindeer-poop recipes to help Amelia get with the program and give myself some snacking ideas. Dig in!
Reading Buzzfeed’s definitive ranking of foods to eat after sex, made us feel, well, nostalgic for our younger years. Once upon a time it was nice to eat an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey post-coitus, back when our metabolisms burned it off like it was nothing. Coronas, which we used to suck down, just give us gas now. And cigarettes? Haven’t touched one after sex, or even socially, in years. However, we’re still human, so we still crave a satisfying snack after roll in hay. But we’re adults now. No more leftovers straight out of the fridge or Nutella straight out of the jar. Those days were fun, but they’re over. Click through for some upgrades to your favorite post-sex grub. Because you deserve better than cheese cubes. Cheese cubes are for toddlers. [Photo from Shutterstock]
The description on these mitten-like hand truck shovels says, “Turn your tyke into the action figure of his dreams with an ingenious, slip-on shovel that lets him bulldoze through playtime! Ideal for unleashing the joys of backyard building, beach digging and sister teasing. Bring them to the beach for easy scooping and sand-castle building. HandTrux shovel made of ABS plastic in the USA.”
This is not at all what these Handtrux should be used for. Trust me. Keep reading »
The Snackopalypse is upon us, and it is going to coated with bright orange Cheeto dust. The firm behind the crunchy, cheesy snack, with its perfect mouth-feel, has developed a new varietal: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. Now, you’re probably thinking, But Pepsi is the thing I drink when I’m at a weird diner that doesn’t serve Coke. And you’d be right. But it is also the beverage that was smart enough to partner with Cheetos on their new soda-flavored snack. Keep reading »
Oreo Corporation, You know I love you, in particular for your double stuffed innovations. You guys were supersizing before there even was supersizing. But for fuck’s sake, what is with these weird ass flavor combos, guys? I have a lot of ideas for Oreo fillings, chief among them a S’mores flavor, because it obviously makes sense. But no, instead you guys insist on things like Cool Mint (found in bulk in dollar stores) and Candy Corn, and Banana Split flavor (gross.) In China, you can get Mango/Orange Oreos and Birthday Cake flavor (which sounds delicious). And in Indonesia, blueberry-flavored cookies are in vogue. But the latest flavor sensation to hit the states? How about some watermelon Oreos (made with vanilla cookies instead of chocolate)? Or maybe you’d prefer Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Oreos? Because those are a real thing, too. Guys, let’s get it together. [Laughing Squid]
If you’ve been using the hood of your hoodie as a way to keep your head warm and shield you from the elements, you’ve really been missing out. Because guess what? If you turn your hoodie around, that same old hood transforms into a convenient trough to store your snack foods. Just fill your hood with chips, popcorn, or leftover lasagna, and dip your head down to enjoy a hands-free feast! In related news, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. [Buzzfeed]
I must admit, I felt pretty cool when Lay’s reached out to me and asked if we wanted to celebrate National Potato Chip Day (March 14) with them. We, collectively, are huge fans of snacking, if you couldn’t tell, and Lays makes snacks. Snacks we maybe binge eat in private. But anyway! We came up with a very important assignment for them — give us the proper beverages to pair with the brand’s three new eater-suggested flavors — Sriracha, Chicken & Waffles and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Amazingly, Executive Research Chef for Frito-Lay, Stephen Kalil, complied, and made us the above video. Tomorrow, we’ll be posting our very own flavor taste test (along with an “adult beverages” pairing) but for now, enjoy drink pairings straight from the horse’s mouth!
All praise to Darlene Horn, the epic genius over at Foodbeast who came up with the brilliant plan to hollow out a couple of donuts, stick ‘em in some shot glasses and then pour Kahlua into the donut deliciousness. And the best part? You can easily make your own donut shotglasses — if you can manage to stop yourself from eating the donuts straightaway. [Neatorama]