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Not a Drill: You Can Now Buy All-Pink Starburst Packs

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Let's just admit it: Yellow and orange Starbursts are the lesser of the chewy sugar cubes. Red—and most of all, pink—are the ones that really drive candy sales. But unless you're a rock star with a crazy specific rider, then you're probably not treated to bowls of entirely pink Starbursts wherever you go. Luckily, the brand is finally pulling an Oops! All Berries move and giving the people what they want—a whole pack of just the strawberry flavor.

The limited edition Starburst All Pink packs were officially announced today and our teeth are hurting already. Next month you'll be able to find the crowd pleasers nationwide at stores like Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and Amazon. Before the official announcement, Starburst hinted at the news by sending regular packs filled with only pink squares to celebrities on social media.

The special packs will disappear from shelves after their short run in April, but worry not: You can still grab bags of specific Starburst flavors on eBay and never have to tolerate another orange candy again.

[h/t Thrillist]

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Here's What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
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Americans indulged their sweet tooth in a major way this Halloween, spending an estimated $2.7 billion on candy intended for front porch distribution. Rather than confronting a weepy child with an empty bowl because they bought too little, shoppers tend to buy in bulk. Come November, that can mean pounds of sugar-packed temptation still sitting in the house.

The good news: You can remove the risk to your waistline and do some good at the same time. A number of charitable organizations take leftover candy and send it to troops stationed overseas. Operation Gratitude has set up a number of drop-off centers around the country—you can search by zip code—to accept your extra treats. Once collected, they’ll send them to both troops and first responders. Last year, the group collected nearly 534,000 pounds of goodies.

Often, drop-off locations will be located in dental offices as a way of reminding everyone of the perils of tooth decay from excess sugar consumption. Some dentists even offer buy-back programs, paying $1 for each pound returned.

If donating to a national program is proving difficult, you can always deliver the extra candy to local food pantries or homeless shelters.

[h/t weartv.com]  

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Hershey Unveils Its First New Candy Bar Since 1995
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Halloween is over, but candy lovers still have another occasion to look forward to: On December 1, 2017, the Hershey Company will add a new flavor to its lineup of classic candy bars, called Hershey’s Gold, according to USA Today.

Hershey’s Gold, which the company describes as “a buttery-sweet creme with crunchy bits of pretzel and peanuts,” is the first new Hershey candy bar since its Cookies 'n' Creme flavor hit the market in 1995. It’s reportedly made “using a proprietary process to transform white creme into solid ‘gold’ by caramelizing the creme in a specialized kitchen,” according to a Hershey blog post.

In addition to Gold and Cookies 'n' Creme, Hershey offers two other kinds of candy bars, Milk and Dark chocolate. (These were introduced in 1900 and 1939, respectively.) Gold was created to satisfy a rising demand for sweet and salty combinations and unexpected flavors and textures, Hershey says.

Hershey’s Gold was announced on November 1, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. (The Hershey Company is an official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee and Team USA.) The games kick off February 9, 2018—and now you know what you’ll be snacking on during the opening ceremony.

[h/t USA Today]

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