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This Week in Food: Cinnamon Pepsi and Lightsaber Churros

Nobody asked for spicy cola, but we’re getting it anyway

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Food this week is doing the opposite of what you expect. That’s why cola is now hot, churros are lightsabers, and Wonder Woman is trying to help ladies lose weight. It’s all here, and it’s all edible — unless you’re eating Giada di Laurentiis’ really bad pizza.

Pepsi is channelling Fireball with its new cinnamon-flavored cola

It’s called Pepsi Fire, and it’s going to be available all summer. Maybe spicy cola is just what folks need to wash away the taste of Kendall Jenner and that tone-deaf ad that broke the internet?

Sunday is Mother’s Day — aka KFC’s biggest sales day of year

Nothing says “I love you, Mom” like a big bucket of chicken, apparently. It’s not even a close race; the Colonel’s famous fried-chicken chain is like to see a whopping 50% jump in business on Sunday. Nationwide, that’s about 6.5 million pieces of poultry!

Nicole Kidman told Giada her pizza sucked, and it was amazing

Who hasn’t wanted to see a celebrity chef get shot down on national TV? The shady remark — “it’s a little tough” — was all the Big Little Lies star could manage before spitting out a mouthful of Giada De Laurentiis’s clementine and fennel pizza.

Sandra Lee kicked Paul Ryan off her Fox News cooking segment

The Speaker of the House wandered over to the semi-homemaker and “super super simple” Food Network star’s studio kitchen on Fox News, hoping for a bite of Sandra’s chocolate-covered bacon. Her response? “I need you to go away so I can collect my thoughts, prepare, and get ready for the segment.”

‘Wonder Woman’ is the first female-led superhero movie, so of course she’s hawking diet bars

As far as movie marketing tie-ins go this one is just... bad? Wonder Woman is one of the greatest — and most iconic — superheroes there is. Giving her a weight loss product just smacks of tired, sexist stereotypes. Also, it’s hard to imagine Batman or Superman earnestly advertising a brand called ‘Think Thin’.

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Disneyland’s ‘Churro Lightsabers’ are driving the internet wild

This might be Instagram bait, but they just look so... delicious.

‘Master of None’ is low-key the best food show on Netflix

Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy is not about food, but it plays a massive role in the show. The entire second season is now streaming, and we’ve already recapped the entire thing.