KFC's Double Down Dog: Nothing Compared to South Florida Fair Food

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KFC Phillipines via Facebook
The Double Down Dog: Your colon is frightened.
Although it sounds like it, Double Down Dog is not an advanced yoga pose. It is, in actuality, the exact opposite of one.

The Double Down Dog is KFC's latest foray into the "shock and awe" food category, which includes such tantalizing gut-busters as Pizza Hut's Vegemite-stuffed-crust pizza (available only in Australia), and the Dunkin' Donuts' glazed doughnut breakfast sandwich.

See also: Eat Philly Cheesesteak Donut Burgers at The South Florida Fair

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Keep Calm, America: The Cadbury Egg Has Always Been Different Here

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Wikipedia
Stop freaking out.
Recently,our fine country has gotten into a frenzy. Not because of the Charlie Hebdo massacre or the fact that Ted Cruz, called a "longtime foe Of NASA and science" by Huffington Post, was named chair of the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. Nope. Americans are crazed about the Cadbury Egg's recipe being changed.

The thing is, that it's not true. At least here in the United States, it's not. To understand, let's look at the history of Cadbury and that famous egg.

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Starbucks Flat White Hack: Make One at Home With Your Espresso Machine

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Laine Doss
Starbucks is in a Flat White frenzy.
Starbucks, the world's favorite source of caffeine, introduced the Flat White to their menu this week, causing a frenzy of people, mostly Australians and Europeans, lauding the coffee drink.

So, what, exactly, is a Flat White? Is it a new flavor to compete with the Pumpkin Spice Latte and its cult following?

Ummm... No. The Flat White contains no added flavorings, no sprinkles, no pixie dust.

To put it in layman-speak, the Flat White is a high-test latte that, according to legend (or a Starbucks press release), originated in Australia in the 1980's and because a UK sensation. Starbucks has been serving the Flat White in its Aussie stores since 2009 and in the UK since 2010.

The Starbucks website describes the Flat White a, "expertly steamed milk poured over ristretto shots of espresso and finished with a Starbucks signature dot."

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Girl Scout Cookie Season Is Here: New Gluten-Free Cookie Has Arrived

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Girl Scout cookie season is upon us!
It's that time of year again, when grown adults turn into jelly at the mere sight of adorable green-clad girls selling cookies.

Girl Scout cookie season officially starts in Broward and Palm Beach counties on January 22. (Note: If you really need your cookie fix earlier, Miami-Dade's cookie season starts January 16.)

See also: Girl Scout Cookies: There's an App for That

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Love at First Bite: Dating Websites For Every Foodie

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Love at first bite?
Let's face it, the holidays are all about eating. And it can be a lonely time when family and friends are far away -- or if you're spending the season in single-mode. But it can be even lonelier when you're single and, say, gluten-free.

For all those weird dietary restrictions out there today -- from the allergy prone and paleo people, to raw vegans and vegetarians -- it makes sense that if you could pick a partner who shares your same needs (or extreme passion for dining out), things just might be a little easier.

To help you begin the search for your soul food soulmate, here's a list of some truly awesome diet-related dating sites that specifically cater to food lovers so you can start breaking bread with a potential partner.

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Vitamix on SNL: The Epitome of First World Problems (Video)

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Vitamix: The source of all first world problems.
Once upon a time, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and cell phones did little more than make phone calls, I walked into an Apple store where a "genius" proceeded to ask me a question that's usually used by people who try to sell you flowers, pamphlets, and religions at the airport: "Would you like to see something that will change your life?"

Turns out, the guy wanted to introduce me to something called an "iPad", an expensive mix between a phone and a computer. Several years later, nearly everyone has an iPad, in addition to their phone, laptop, and (possibly) desktop. I do, too.

Expensive gadgets that one really does not need extends into the kitchen. In my own small galley, I have a seltzer maker, an espresso machine, an electric coffee grinder, a microwave with all the bells and whistles, and a plain, ordinary blender. Why no Vitamix, the blender to the stars?

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Tiny Hamster Challenges Kobayashi to an Eating Duel (Video)

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Tiny Hamster takes on champion eater Kobayashi.
The world can be a harsh place. There are bills to pay, climate change to worry about, and bosses so evil they should sprout horns and carry around pitchforks at the weekly sales meeting. That's why we need diversions on the internet to give us a few minutes of sheer joy in our rotten, miserable existences.

This is the sole reason why Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos exists, people. And what's not to love? A tiny hamster is shown waddling to his widdle table and eating a teeny burrito with his microscopic, yet dexterous, rodent hands.

See also: Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos Is a Thing!

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The Eight Pound $100 Burger Challenge at Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter

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Nicole Danna
The 2-pound burger from Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter is just the tip of the iceberg of mega burgers offered on the menu.
Food challenges are always fun. They give you bragging rights only a true, red-blooded American could be proud of, and at the very least make dining out a touch more entertaining.

As far as local food challenges go, I was shocked to discover about 25 people have managed to scarf down the mammoth 6- or 8-pound burgers at Cheeseburgers & More in Jupiter. The ridiculously, super-sized sandwich takes "whopper" to an entirely new level, with half a dozen one-pound patties stacked atop one another to form what can only become a meat-made comatose state.

See Also: The Ten Best Sandwiches in Broward County

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The Pumpkin Spice Condom Is Fake, But This Bacon Flavored Condom is Real

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Ah, pumpkin spice is in the air -- but sadly, not your bedroom.

Maybe you saw the fake photo of Durex's "newly-released" pumpkin spice condom, and got excited -- only to have your autumnal wet dreams ruined when the company made light of the doctored photo, revealing it as a hoax via Twitter.

Luckily, if you're planning on spicing things up in the bedroom -- yes, even without pumpkin spice-flavored latex -- we're willing to bet there are still plenty of fun food-flavored condoms you may not even be aware of.

See Also: Pumpkin Spice Vegan Treats Coming to Whole Foods

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Set a Guinness World Record: PGA National Resort Hosting the Great Cupcake Challenge

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PGA National Resort & Spa is attempting to make the world's largest cupcake wedding cake.
When you think of the Guinness Book of World Records, what comes to mind? Food-related feats, maybe?

Take the world's most expensive hot dog, an 18-inch beef frank with special moose cheese that goes for a whopping $145.49 at Capitol Dog in Sacramento, California. Or Texas' Rob Williams, who holds the world record for making a bologna, cheese, and lettuce sandwich (complete with olives on a cocktail stick) in less than two minutes -- using just his feet. Or how about a feel-good record, like the world's largest pizza delivery organized by Pizzas 4 Patriots, who sent 30,000 pizzas with DHL Express to our troops in Afghanistan.

If you've ever dreamed of setting a world record -- and one that's food-related too -- this weekend's Great Cupcake Challenge might present the perfect opportunity. The PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens is looking to set a record of its own and has invited the public to help make baking history as it attempts to create the world's largest cupcake wedding cake.

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