Fennel Salad
Courtesy Kristin Appenbrink

The Best Things We Ate, Cooked & Drank This Week: Pumpkin Beer, Swedish Meatballs & More

Originally posted 09/26/2014 04:30PM

We love to eat around here (if you follow us on Instagram, you know this to be true), and we love sharing photos of what we’re tasting even more. From crab feasts to pumpkin beer, here are the most delicious things we devoured this week.
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Chocolate Waffle Cones
Katie Kauss

We Tried It: Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cones Make the Best Espresso Cups

Originally posted 09/18/2014 06:31PM

Think your morning coffee can’t get any better? Think again.
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The Best Things We Ate at the 2014 Vendy Awards

Originally posted 09/15/2014 12:55PM


The 2014 Vendy Awards (aka the “Oscars of Street Food”) blew into New York City’s Governors Island Saturday, along with a seemingly endless supply of yellow jackets and the occasional rainstorm.
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We Tried It (On Video!): Crazy-Hot Ghost Pepper Candy

Originally posted 06/26/2014 02:02PM

WHAT IS IT: Ghost Pepper Super Hot Candy Balls, a new candy made with two of the hottest peppers in the world ($9.99 for about 30 balls at ThinkGeek.com)

WHO TRIED IT: A brave team of PEOPLE.com staffers willing to sacrifice their taste buds to the pepper gods

WHY WE DID IT: The promise of ice cream at the end
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Mariah Carey's 'Butterfly' Drink
Anthony Behar/Sipa USA

We Tried It: Mariah Carey’s Melodic Butterfly Drink

Originally posted 06/12/2014 06:10PM

WHAT IS IT: Butterfly, Mariah Carey‘s new bottled drink ($1.99 each at Walgreen’s nationwide)

WHO TRIED IT: Any PEOPLE.com staffers curious enough to come to our office taste test

WHY WE DID IT: Love of Mariah? Super thirsty? Free drinks? Motives differed.
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Yacon syrup
Left: Martin Barraud/Getty; Right: Foodcollection/Getty

We Tried It: Does Yacon Syrup Help You Lose Weight?

Originally posted 06/06/2014 01:25PM

WHAT IS IT: A molasses-like natural sweetener derived from an Andean root

WHO TRIED IT: Brooke Showell, PEOPLE.com contributor

WHY SHE DID IT: Because a spoonful (or three) of yacon a day keeps the pounds away, according to Dr. Oz
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Flavored vodka taste test
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From Doughnut to Bacon: A Blind Taste Test of Flavored Vodkas

Originally posted 05/23/2014 04:58PM

Walk into a liquor store these days and you’ll find a dizzying array of novelty vodka flavors, from bacon to Cinnabon. (Yes, your favorite mall pastry can now get you drunk. Cheers.)
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Shailene Woodley's Drinkable Clay
Inset: Splash News Online

We Tried It: Shailene Woodley’s Drinkable Clay

Originally posted 05/13/2014 01:17PM

WHAT IS IT: A safe-to-consume, powdered clay mixed with water

WHO TRIED IT: Catherine Kast, PEOPLE writer/reporter

WHY SHE DID IT: Shailene Woodley drinks it, so it must make you look and feel amazing, right?

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Oprah Surprises Patrons for Launch of Oprah Chai
Kevin Mazur/Getty

We Tried It: Oprah Winfrey’s New Chai Tea

Originally posted 04/30/2014 01:54PM

WHAT: Oprah Winfrey‘s new Oprah Chai Tea, available at Starbucks and Teavana stores nationwide

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, Deputy Editor, PEOPLE.com

WHY HE VOLUNTEERED: Pure curiosity — oh, and he loves Oprah.
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Domino's Fried Chicken Specialty Pizza
Courtesy Facebook/Domino’s

We Tried It: Domino’s Fried Chicken-Crust ‘Pizza’

Originally posted 04/15/2014 02:49PM

When I heard Monday that Domino’s had launched a line of fried chicken bites covered in cheese and pizza toppings, there was only one logical thing to do: Order all four flavors from my local New York Domino’s and get the verdict from my pizza-delivery-loving mid-60s parents, who happen to be in town from Wisconsin for the week.
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