toffee

The Easiest, Most Delicious Salted-Chocolate Toffee You’ll Ever Make

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:09PM

WHAT IS IT: Salty, chocolatey, buttery toffee made with saltines and ready in minutes

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: It’s a childhood treat I haven’t had in years, and I realized it’s been missing from my life

When I was a kid, I always loved when my Great Aunt Connie’s friend Elsie would visit. Elsie was a big, brassy, loud woman with a wicked sense of humor and a face that could stop a clock. Even Big Ben.
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Teddy Bear Hugging Nut Cookies
Courtesy Pinterest

We Tried It: Those Too-Darn-Cute Teddy Bear-Cuddling-Nuts Cookies

Originally posted 08/06/2015 06:36PM

WHAT IS IT: The world’s most adorable cookies (a.k.a. “Huggy Bears”)

WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, PEOPLE.com homepage and content director, @mamarino

WHY WE DID IT: Because the cuteness was too overwhelming not to
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Vat 19 Gummy Skull
Maria Yagoda

We Tried It: The World’s Largest (5 lb., 7000 Calories) Gummy Skull … Eaten in One Day by One Woman

Originally posted 07/22/2015 04:11PM

WHAT IS IT: The World’s Largest Gummy Skull (~5 lb.), in red cherry flavor

WHO TRIED IT: Maria Yagoda, PEOPLE.com writer-reporter, @mariayagoda

WHY WE DID IT: Because she loves gummy candy — and adventure.
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FILED UNDER: Dessert , Food , We Tried It

Amy Schumer sandwich recipe
David M. Benett/Getty; Shay Spence

Amy Schumer Wants This Sandwich to Be Named After Her—So We Made It for Her

Originally posted 07/20/2015 12:29PM

What Is It: Amy Schumer’s dream sandwich

Who Tried It: Shay Spence, associate food & lifestyle editor

Level of Difficulty: 2 (on a scale from 1 to 10)

Why We Did It: For the love of Amy (and delicious sandwiches)

Ask and you shall receive, Amy Schumer.

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Meow Parlour yoga' Contest
Ethan Covey

A Yoga Class That Involves Cats? A PEOPLE Staffer Tries It Out (Spoiler: It’s as Cute as It Sounds)

Originally posted 07/15/2015 05:48PM

WHAT IS IT: Meow Parlour‘s Cat Yoga Class in N.Y.C.

WHO TRIED IT: Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com writer-reporter, @gracegavilanes

WHY WE DID IT: Cats. Yoga. Do we need a reason?

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FILED UNDER: Stuff We Love , We Tried It

Lay's 'Do Us a Flavor' Contest
Katie Kauss for PEOPLE

PEOPLE Editors Guess the Names of Lay’s ‘Do Us a Flavor’ Potato Chip Finalists

Originally posted 07/09/2015 11:50AM

Calling all potato chip enthusiasts! Lay’s is coming close to announcing the winner of its annual “Do Us a Flavor” contest, which crowdsources flavor ideas from fans all over the country.

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FILED UNDER: Food , Food News , Snack , We Tried It

Starbucks Cold Brew
Rennie Dyball

Starbucks’ Cold Brew Iced Coffee Now Available Nationwide! Just How Good Is It?

Originally posted 07/07/2015 06:00AM

Update! Big news, cold brew lovers: After a highly successful regional launch in the spring, Starbucks’ Cold Brew will now be a permanent menu item in all its stores nationwide.

WHAT IS IT: Starbucks’ new Cold Brew Iced Coffee

WHO TRIED IT: Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE.com senior editor, @renniedyball

WHY WE DID IT: Iced coffee doesn’t need a reason.
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CHANNING TATUMJB Lacroix/WireImage

We Tried It: Channing Tatum’s Peanut Butter, Jelly and Cheetos Sandwich

Originally posted 06/19/2015 02:01PM

WHAT IS IT: Channing Tatum‘s perfect sandwich, as explained in his Reddit AMA: peanut butter, grape jelly and Cheetos on white bread

WHO TRIED IT: Julia Emmanuele, Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE.com

WHY WE DID IT: It might just be the closest we ever get to eating dinner with Tatum himself

“That sandwich seems like it would either be amazing or absolutely disgusting. Someone should really eat it and find out.”
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Harley Pasternak
Courtesy NYSE

We Tried It: Harley Pasternak’s My5 Workout

Originally posted 06/18/2015 03:17PM

Harley Pasternak, a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who’s worked with stars like Halle Berry, Robert Pattinson and Lady Gaga, hosted a Fitbit-sponsored workout event on Wall Street in honor of Fitbit going public on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, leading exercises from his new book, 5 Pounds.

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Starbucks
Starbucks

We Tried Every New Starbucks ‘Fan Flavor’ Frappuccino — And We Need to Discuss the Results

Originally posted 06/09/2015 02:12PM

WHAT IS IT: Starbucks’ new “Fan Flavor” Frappuccinos for summer: Cotton Candy, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cupcake, Red Velvet Cake, Cinnamon Roll and Lemon Bar

WHO TRIED IT: The adventurous, coffee-loving PEOPLE staff

WHY WE DID IT: How could we NOT try a cotton candy Frappuccino?!
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