Lucky Charms and Jet-Puffed Teamed Up to Make Soft, Super-Sized Marshmallow Charms

Jet-Puffed
Jet-Puffed

Most people don't buy Lucky Charms cereal for the oat cereal pieces. Eating Lucky Charms is really just an excuse to have marshmallows for breakfast, and General Mills is well aware of this. As People reports, General Mills has teamed up with Jet-Puffed to create squishy, super-sized versions of Lucky Charms marshmallows that are available by the bag.

The new Lucky Charms marshmallows recreate four of the charms (or marbits, for marshmallow bits) made famous by the cereal: stars, hearts, four-leaf clovers, and blue moons. The shapes and pastel colors are similar to the original marshmallows, but the texture and size have been updated. Instead of tough, dehydrated marshmallows that need milk to soften up, these charms are perfectly soft and pillowy to begin with. You can use them anywhere you would use regular marshmallows: Bring them camping and roast them over a fire or break them out on a cold day and add them to your hot cocoa. Of course, there's nothing stopping you from snacking on them straight from the bag either.

The product is already available at select retailers, and beginning in September, they will be sold nationwide for the foreseeable future. One 7-ounce bag of puffed-up Lucky Charms marshmallows costs $1.50 and will be available on shelves with other Jet-Puffed items.

The last time Lucky Charms sold a special marshmallows-only product, fans had to scramble to get their hands on it. Boxes of marshmallow-only Lucky Charms cereal were sold for a limited time in 2017, and General Mills released them again in 2019 following high demand.

[h/t People]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Each State’s Favorite Doughnut, Mapped

Life is like a box of doughnuts.
Life is like a box of doughnuts.
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Earlier this month, Dunkin’ unveiled the Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut, a picante pastry that piqued the interest of culinary daredevils across the nation. But for every brave soul eager to try it out, there were plenty of other Dunkin’ customers whose eyes never strayed from the basket of sweet, reliable glazed doughnuts.

It’s hard to overstate the popularity of the glazed doughnut. Data crunchers at The Waycroft, a luxury apartment complex in Arlington, Virginia, analyzed Google Trends searches from the last 12 months and found that it’s the apparent doughnut of choice in a staggering 15 states. But while folks clearly appreciate a time-tested treat, they’re also willing to make room in their hearts and stomachs for newer innovations; as Time Out reports, the second most popular kind of doughnut isn’t exactly a doughnut—it’s a cronut.

You can't go wrong with glazed.The Waycroft

The croissant-doughnut hybrid was invented by Parisian pastry chef Dominique Ansel just seven years ago, and it rapidly rose from humble beginnings at his New York City bakery to international acclaim. Since the cronut is, according to Ansel’s website, “rolled in sugar, filled with cream, and topped with glaze,” you could consider it a descendant of the sugar doughnut, the Bavarian cream doughnut, the glazed doughnut, or all three. Though the cronut’s birthplace, New York, did claim it as the state favorite, it’s definitely not a regional phenomenon—it topped the list in six other states, including both Dakotas, Montana, Vermont, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Other doughnut varieties, on the other hand, may be tied to certain regions. The only two states to choose blueberry doughnuts were Midwestern neighbors Indiana and Ohio; and two of the three states that favor apple fritters are in the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon).

Do your own doughnut proclivities match the trends in your state? Scroll down to find out.

This map would make for quite an eclectic box of assorted doughnuts.The Waycroft

[h/t Time Out]