Yes, Red Velvet Oreos Are Coming Soon; Yes, We Will Be Eating Them

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For Valentine's Day, Nabisco will be selling limited edition red velvet Oreos. The cookies are going to be available for about six weeks starting from Feb. 2.

Now, before you get excited, a little birdie told me that the only thing that makes these Oreos "red velvet" is the cream-cheese frosting, which I've heard doesn't even particularly have a strong cream cheese flavor. The red cookies reportedly aren't even any different; they're just the standard Oreo cookies dyed red.

Check after the jump for how you can get these early.

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Girl Scouts Will Be Selling Three New Cookies This Year

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Girl Scouts
The roster!

It's tough being a major food company and keeping up with all the popular food trends these days. Even the Girl Scouts are feeling the pressure, as they prepare for that glorious, glorious cooking-selling season. What're they doing this year to keep up with the times? They're releasing three new cookies, two of which are gluten free.

But you know what? The three new cookies actually sound pretty good.

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This Friday, Buy A Dozen, Get A Dozen at Krispy Kreme

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Man, at this rate, it might just not make sense to buy full price Krispy Kreme Donuts. First, there's their halloween special. Then there was Talk Like a Pirate Day. Then their last buy-a-dozen, get-a-dozen day. And THEN there was National Donut Day.

But hey, for those of you are into that sort of thing, Krispy Kreme's next big deal is coming up this Friday. This one's simple, there's no costumes or accents. All you have to do is show up with the coupon from THIS WEBSITE.

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ST Pâtisserie Chocolat Now Open In Costa Mesa

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Anne Marie Panoringan
Sugar, ahhh. Honey, honey

The holiday season just keeps getting sweeter, as another dessert spot unlocks its doors to the public. Found in our favorite neck of the woods, SoCo Collection, you can thank Master Pastry Chef Stéphane Tréand for gracing patrons with a high-end confectionery retailer and pastry school all rolled into one, multi-purpose space.

Previously located in San Clemente, his school has relocated to the accessible grounds off the 405 freeway. Classic and modern French pastries are also available for purchase at this sugary spot, which opened on November 19.

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Eat This Now: Monkey Balls at Chapter One: The Modern Local

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Insert teabag joke here...

I spend so much time at C4 Deli in downtown SanTana that I've neglected its big sister, Chapter One: The Modern Local. So I swung by the other week to have myself a full meal: crunchy jalapeño poppers, a gigantic hamburger (make non-Sriracha hot sauce available, Argie Jeff and Gabacho Jeff!) and more Friscos that a healthy liver should be able to support.

Dessert seemed impossible, but then I noticed a new item: Monkey Balls.

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Judgmental Expat East Coaster Visits California Dunkin' Donuts, Whines About His Experience

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Dave Lieberman
Look, ma, no line!

I'll admit it. I was one of those breathless hype monsters who posted with glee about the impending opening of Dunkin' Donuts in California. I grew up in New Jersey; Dunkin' coffee flowed through my veins so early and so often it probably stunted my growth. To this day, the thought of a Dunkin' Donuts French cruller makes me salivate.

I tracked their every move. I even allowed their PR company to rip off my post about how to order coffee. I literally couldn't wait--and then a friend of mine sent me updates about the line at the first location in Santa Monica that included the words "hundreds" and "hours" and "blocks". I couldn't drag myself all the way to the People's Republic of Santa Monica to fight for parking and wait hours and hours for a doughnut and coffee.


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Get Free Krispy Kreme THIS FRIDAY (If You Talk Like a Pirate)

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Arrrr mateys, it be that time o' the year again. This Friday, Sept. 19, you can get a free Krispy Kreme donut if you show up to a store and talk like a pirate because, guess what, it's talk like a pirate day.

This is honestly one of the more fun free food promotions.

Better yet, if you show up in full pirate regalia (rules after the jump), you'll get an entire dozen donuts for free so you can be captain o' the cubicles, if just for one day.

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27. Avocado Ice Cream at à la minute

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Photo by Charisma Madarang
Avocado: Now in dessert form

Behold our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

Editor's note: This week, we're turning over our 100 Favorite Dishes mega-listicle to Charisma Madarang, editor of the fabulous 7Deadly magazine and one hell of a food writer whose posts have rightfully received national attention. Take it, Charisma!

Tucked among the rows of antique shops at the Orange Circle, à la minute slings nitrogen-crafted ice cream: ice cream instantly frozen by pouring liquid nitrogen over small batches. Although clichéd in OC (it's been passé everywhere else for at least a year now), à la minute understands the science behind the process and does their homework. The result: the liquid nitrogen successfully minimizes the size of ice crystals, making for delectable, creamier ice cream.

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29. Milky Bun at Afters Ice Cream

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Photo by Charisma Madarang
Worth the lines
Behold our annual 100 Favorite Dishes countdown! Every day until the publication of our fantabulous Best Of Issue, we'll list our favorite meals this year in descending order. Enjoy, pass it on, and tune in daily!

Editor's note: This week, we're turning over our 100 Favorite Dishes mega-listicle to Charisma Madarang, editor of the fabulous 7Deadly magazine and one hell of a food writer whose posts have rightfully received national attention. Take it, Charisma!

By Charisma Madarang

Your first bite into a "milky bun" starts with a layer of warm, pillowy donut, then ends with a soft release of cool, sweet ice cream. This sensation repeats itself over and over again, until your fingers are covered in a stunning mess of sticky glaze and sugar.

The doughy confection hails from Afters, a joint (that's psst, already looking to open another location) notorious for inspiring 3-hour long lines that stretch past the neighboring Office Depot. A milky bun begins with the ice cream and toppings of your choice, then gets stuffed and sealed into a glazed or plain donut.

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SusieCakes Costa Mesa Grand Opening This Saturday

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Oh yeah, they're also known for cakes

Before cupcakes became oh so trendy (shut the hell up, Sprinkles), there was a place in Newport cranking them out for locals. Their preservative-free philosophy kept 'em fresh, and employees would gently remind you to keep sweets away from the chilly confines of your fridge. This Weekling had a thing for the extra burst of frosting they would inject in each one, giving them away as party favors for a birthday years ago.

Jump to the present, and Susan Sarich's brainchild now has branches in Northern California and throughout the Los Angeles area. SusieCakes is about to launch their second Orange County shop in the trend-setting South Coast Collection (a.k.a. the same neighborhood as ARC and The Iron Press). Our ears perked up when we heard something about "free", so here are the details.

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