Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies Review

Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies Review

How do Hostess Chocolate Creme Twinkies compare to their more traditional, golden counterparts? Are they still spongy, moist, and delicious in a way that defies the urban legends of their eternal preservation? In this Show & Tell review, I aim to sort it …continue reading

Beer Review: Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout Taste Test

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Sure, I know what you’re thinking.

“Chris, the holidays are over! Santa’s hibernating and his elves are on vacation — why are you drinking a beer that’s out of season? Bah, humbug!”

Well, in this Show & Tell video, I’m showing you that …continue reading

Whisky Tasting and Classic Cocktail Concoction

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MakersKit Classic Cocktails Bar Set (34% Off): Essential tools and recipes for the at-home bartender!

Flaviar Top-Shelf Whisk[e]y, Rum, and Gin Tasting Packs (13% Off): Discover five premium spirit varieties with a curated home tasting!

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Cheerwine and Disney Frozen Cereal Review

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This is the CPU where I unbox the collector’s edition of Disney Frozen Cereal and sip of the charming southern delicacy known as Cheerwine. Is it just me, or does Cheerwine sound like something that Hobbits would drink in the Shire?

Those of …continue reading

Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky Review

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Like spice? Maybe you’re a Sriracha or Tabasco fan. Some people go la la for Cholula, and if you’re one of ‘em, you might get a kick out of my Jack Link’s Cholula Beef Jerky review in this Show & Tell video (even …continue reading

Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout by Ommegang

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Night gathers, and now my watch begins…

Jon Snow may know nothing, but his friends on the Night’s Watch seem to understand the intricacies of making a fine brew. In this Show and Tell, I taste and review Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout …continue reading

Hobbit Beers and Oreo Challenge Accepted

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This CPU finds me trying one of three Hobbit beers by Fish Brewing Company, and then I blind taste test various exotic flavors of Oreo cookies — witness my mom hand-feeding me for the first time since I was a toddler!

Here’s a list …continue reading

National Drink Wine Day is for Flights of Fancy

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Whether you comparison sip from a variety of varietals presented on the menu at your favorite wine and cheese bar or you clandestinely chug MD 20/20 from a brown paper bag in the alley behind the liquor store, we here at LockerGnome hope you have …continue reading

It’s Okay for Breakfast to Fall Flat on Pancake Day

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Catholic folks around the world are observing Mardi Gras today, but I’d like to address a universal holiday that transcends all matters of faith: Pancake Day!

Aside from the IHOP riots during the batter shortage of ’57, it’s been a mostly civil affair celebrated by …continue reading

How to Make a Star Wars Breakfast

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Even in a galaxy far, far away, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this CPU, I show you how to have the best breakfast possible: a Star Wars breakfast! Watch:

Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:

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It’s All Pie in the Sky on National Pizza Day

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National Pizza Day or Pizza Pie Day is a fine thing to call it — whatever’s clever — just as long as you remember the reason for the season:

Pizza!

Here are a few artifacts that we’ve found to commemorate this tremendously cheesy occasion!:

Even …continue reading

Darth Vader Toaster Unboxing

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Thanks to Matt Reed’s generous gift of a Darth Vader Toaster and the community’s rise to a challenge given in Pirillo Vlog 995, I get the chance to combine three of my favorite things in this CPU: food, tech, and Star Wars!

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Refurbished Turtle Beaches and Glass Water Purifying Carafes

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Turtle Beach Call Of Duty Refurbished Gaming Headset (64% Off): Set battle strategy and chat up friends w/ this limited-edition amplified-stereo headset!

Soma Glass Carafe and Sustainable Water Filter (26% Off): The sleek solution for clean, crisp, and BPA-free …continue reading

Stay up Past Your Breadtime on Croissant Day

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Croissants! No matter how pretentiously you pronounce them, they’re delicious in any language. And while the concept of having a Croissant Day may seem ridiculous, we’ve celebrated far less worthy foodstuffs — in my not-so-humble opinion. Just grab a flaky, doughy, buttery lump of twisted, …continue reading

Spotted Dick and Southern Tier Blackwater Warlock Imperial Stout

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Gobbling down some Spotted Dick sounds like some kind of obscene frathouse dare, but as long as I had some Southern Tier Blackwater Warlock Imperial Stout to wash it down, how bad could it be? We find out in this CPU!

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Going Thick in the Middle on Peanut Brittle Day

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Thought the decadence of end-of-the-year holidays was past us and you could finally put the pedal to the metal on your fitness resolutions? Then I hate to have to be the one to break this to you, but today’s National Peanut Brittle Day!

Well, you …continue reading

National Pie Day is a Sweet and Savory Occasion

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Who doesn’t love pie? Sure, maybe you’re not a fan of certain kinds of pie, but perhaps you’re just not thinking outside the crust!

There are pot pies, apple pies, shepherd’s pies, pumpkin pies, lemon meringue pies, Cumberland pies, banana cream pies, curry pies, cherry …continue reading

We’re All Grateful for Cheese Lovers Day

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Sure, Thanksgiving is when we count our blessings, but Cheese Lovers Day is for being truly grateful. Here are some of the things that make Cheese Lovers Day a big, big deal for us!:

Here's one way to avoid dirty double-dippers on Cheese Lovers Day: …continue reading

HUB Survival Stout, Reindeer Poop, and Flavored Popcorn

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Here in this CPU, I fill up my Spiegelau stout glass with some Survival Stout from the Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, OR, sample a selection of flavored popcorns, and dispense with reindeer poop. Check it out here!:

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Happy National Chocolate Day

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Would you rather spend today ramping up for a holiday that isn’t technically happening until tomorrow, or would you rather celebrate it for what it really is: National Chocolate Day?

I kinda figured. Here are some fancy chocolate finds that are appropriate for the occasion! …continue reading

Getting Some Sugar on National Hard Candy Day

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Even if you’re from somewhere that doesn’t celebrate it, I think you’re sweet enough to enjoy National Hard Candy Day with the rest of us!

It's a good a day (National Hard Candy Day) for you to finally try bacon candy: http://t.co/0shz0eBjLC #referral …continue reading

Happy Maple Syrup Day, Tree Vampires!

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Sure, harvesting low-hanging fruit from trees is the easy way to go about accepting nature’s plentiful bounty. But to get the real rewards, sometimes you’ve got to dig — or, in the case of maple syrup, tap — a little deeper into those trees.

Today, …continue reading

Happy Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

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Some would say that everything’s better with chocolate. And while many of us would agree with this simple statement about a lot of our favorite sweets, some people really mean it quite literally. Chocolate covered bacon? It’s a thing — and that’s not even the …continue reading

Next Glass App, Voo Doo Stout, and Souper Mario

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Hey, look! It’s another edition of CPU! With help from the free Next Glass app that I installed on my iPhone, I determined that Voo Doo Stout by Left Coast Brewing Co. (sadly not free) was something that I was 82.1% …continue reading

Speaking the Language of the Top Shelf Shimmy

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The Top Shelf Liquor Tasting Pack from Flaviar: Expand your palette and discover five new spirits — includes free shipping!

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Pizza Pringles, Imperiale Stout, and Sriracha Mayo

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Does Ninkasi Brewing Company Imperiale Stout taste any more delicious when poured into a Spiegelau Stout Glass? Can Pringles chips truly capture the flavor of pizza? And can I be converted to the Cult of Sriracha …continue reading

Geeky Coaster Holiday Gift Ideas

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Does your coffee table sport the coasters with the mostest, or are you content to set damp glassware directly on the furniture without care of consequence? Maybe you think a crumpled napkin left over from the Chinese takeout last night is sufficient protection against the …continue reading

This Turkey Jerky Train is Followed By a Stout Caboose

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In this CPU, I get in the Thanksgiving spirit by gobbling down some Krave Lemon Garlic Turkey Jerky, and then I wash it all down with a healthy dose of Caboose Oatmeal Stout by the fine craftsmen and women …continue reading

Darth Vader Cookie Jar Finds Your Lack of Sweet Tooth Disturbing

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“If the oatmeal raisin could be turned into chocolate chip, it would be a powerful ally.”

What’s 12 inches high, made of ceramic, hand-painted, and has a capacity for not only great evil, but also dozens of your grandmother’s (or Grand Moff’s) deliciously decadent cookies? …continue reading

Disappearing Dinosaur Mug Beautifully Reenacts Mass Extinction

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Ever feel puny, human? Once, gigantic, cold-blooded behemoths thundered across this planet’s supercontinent, masters of their own domain. And then tragedy struck. Seemingly overnight, these majestic giants were wiped from existence, never to be seen again — until now! With the addition of your favorite …continue reading