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McDonald’s McRib Is Back, Yet Again

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Plus, Hershey’s will release a new candy bar, and more food news

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  • The fast-food world’s most famous faux-scarce item, the McRib, is once again available in select McDonald’s stores nationwide. Dedicated fans will undoubtedly clamor for the barbecue sauce–slathered pork patty, but for the rest of us, here’s aeminder: This is what a frozen, uncooked McRib looks like.
  • In early December, Hershey’s will unleash its first new candy bar in two decades, and it contains zero chocolate: Called Hershey’s Gold, the bar contains “caramelized crème” studded with peanuts and pretzels.
  • Chuck E. Cheese — the family entertainment chain that recently threw its infamous animatronic robots out into the cold — boldly enters the stunt-food game with a pizza topped with both macaroni and cheese and Cheetos.
  • Here are some fun photos of Julia Child in Paris, from the 1950s.
  • Andrew Zimmern says eating well in America — aka foodie culture — is a “class privilege.” In an interview with Larry King, Zimmern points out: “Our pop culture is selling that imaginary as something that’s available to everyone, and that’s a canard.”
  • On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host uses candy to explain economic theory to Donald Trump, Jr. The presidential offspring had Tweeted his own unique understanding of socialism, using his daughter’s candy haul, on Halloween night.
  • Meal kit company HelloFresh is the latest to go public, as expected, and yesterday it named its price: roughly $12 per share, which puts it on track to raise about $369 million.
  • KFC-scented bath bombs are the hot fast-food giveaway in Japan right now.
  • San Antonio is the latest city to get a “Creative City of Gastronomy” distinction from UNESCO.

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