Oreo Debuts New Choco Chip Flavor

This year, Nabisco has released a number of Oreo flavors, including Cinnamon Bun, Filled Cupcake, and Blueberry Pie. Now, the company is giving fans another sweet surprise: Nabisco revealed its newest limited edition Oreo Cookie flavor, Choco Chip, at its Oreo Wonder Vault pop-up shop in Los Angeles, according to TIME.

The new cookie—available in stores starting today and shown in the video above—features chocolate chip-flavored creme sandwiched between the company’s first ever dual-flavored wafer, a Golden Oreo with a chocolate chip flavor. Refinery29 says they're "extra dunkable." But Oreo hopes that the new flavor will do more than satisfy your taste buds. They also hope it will satisfy your nostalgia. According to TIME, Oreo believes the Choco Chip cookies will remind fans of their childhood when warm sensations and memories of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies wafted through the air.

To drive that point home, Oreo also started a new Twitter promo campaign for fans. To enter, simply tag @Oreo and use the #HomeAwayFromHome on Twitter. Afterwards, the cookie company will send 250 winners matching limited edition cookie jars: one for the winner and another to give someone who is home-away-from-home.

[h/t Refinery29]

Images courtesy of John Sciulli via Getty Images for Oreo.

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Meet Japan's Original (Not-so-Fresh) Form of Sushi, 'Funazushi'
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When it comes to sushi, fresh is usually best. Most of the sushi we eat in America is haya-nare, which involves raw seafood and vinegared rice. But in Japan, there's an older form of sushi—said to be the original form—called funazushi. It's made from fermented carp sourced from one particular place, Lake Biwa, and takes about three years to produce from start to finish. The salt it's cured with keeps the bad bacteria at bay, and the result is said to taste like a fish version of prosciutto. Great Big Story recently caught up with Mariko Kitamura, the 18th generation to run her family’s shop in Takashima City, where she's one of the very few people left producing funazushi. You can learn more about the process behind the delicacy, and about Kitamura, in the video below.

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Bibo Barmaid
Bibo Barmaid Is Like a Keurig for Cocktails—and You Can Buy It Now
Bibo Barmaid
Bibo Barmaid

To make great-tasting cocktails at home, you could take a bartending class, or you could just buy a fancy gadget that does all the work for you. Imbibers interested in the hands-off approach should check out Bibo Barmaid, a cocktail maker that works like a Keurig machine for booze.

According to Supercall, all you need to turn the Bibo Barmaid system into your personal mixologist is a pouch of liquor and a pouch of cocktail flavoring. Bibo's liquor options include vodka, whiskey, rum, and agave spirit (think tequila), which can be paired with flavors like cucumber melon, rum punch, appletini, margarita, tangerine paloma, and mai tai.

After choosing your liquor and flavor packets, insert them into the machine, press the button, and watch as it dilutes the mixture and pours a perfect single portion of your favorite drink into your glass—no muddlers or bar spoons required.

Making cocktails at home usually means investing in a lot of equipment and ingredients, which isn't always worth it if you're preparing a drink for just yourself or you and a friend. With Bibo, whipping up a cocktail isn't much harder than pouring yourself a glass of wine.

Bibo Barmaid is now available on Amazon for $240, and cocktail mixes are available on Bibo's website starting at $35 for 18 pouches. The company is working on rolling out its liquor pouches in liquor stores and other alcohol retailers across the U.S.

[h/t Supercall]

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