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Mac-and-Cheese Candy Canes Are Here to Make the Yuletide Confusing

Plus, Brexit may cost the U.K. $12 billion in food tariffs, and more food news

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  • Today, in stunt-y food mashups no one wants: Seattle-based confectionary company Archie McPhee is making mac-and-cheese candy canes for the coming holiday season, reports the city’s local CBS affiliate. “Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday family tradition in many parts of the country, so why not let our holiday candy reflect that?” reads the product description. “It’s like comfort food-flavored comfort food.” A quick look at Archie McPhee’s online store reveals the company also sells candy canes in clam, bacon, pickle, and rotisserie chicken flavors. Why are you doing this to us, Archie McPhee?
  • José Andrés plans to take his fast-casual vegetarian restaurant, Beefsteak, to more university campuses, reports Nation’s Restaurant News.
  • Hacking the Starbucks menu and the McDonald’s food menu must be boring these days, because people are now hacking the McCafe menu. The Takeout has the lowdown on how to order a Mc-Affogato.
  • In other McDonald’s news, the fast-food giant has removed artificial ingredients from its burgers, reports the Wall Street Journal. That means no more Quarter Pounders seasoned with calcium propionate and sodium benzoate.
  • On the Late Show Wednesday night, host Stephen Colbert riffed on a Detroit axe-throwing bar that recently had its alcohol license suspended and Dunkin’ Donuts’s decision to chop its name in half.
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Japan operation continues to innovate, coming up with a “crunchy boneless Kentucky spicy Mexican flavor,” per Sora News 24. The new menu item reportedly comes with a kick and is coated in Corn Flakes for extra crunch.
  • Famous British brewery Brewdog has canceled a cross promotion with Atlanta-based Scofflaw, according to Eater London, because the Georgia brewery was looking to reward Trump supporters with free beer.
  • The New Yorker dives into the Taco Bell Drawing Club, which sees friends of illustrator Jason Polan bonding over crunchy tacos.
  • A new study reported by Bloomberg determines Brexit will cost the United Kingdom $12 billion in food tariffs.
  • Finally, Amazon continues to offer Whole Foods perks to its Prime customers, offering delivery from the upscale grocery chain within an hour in 10 cities across the United States, per Nation’s Restaurant News. But, Amazon isn’t as interested in offering perks to Whole Foods employees. They company sent an anti-union training video to the grocery chain’s managers, according to Fortune.