Saturday, October 27, 2018

Starbucks's New Halloween Treat "Witch's Brew" Is Here


Double, double toil and trouble
 Fire burn, and caldron bubble


In case you missed the news, Starbucks has whipped up a new magical concoction just in time for Halloween, the Witch's Brew Frappuccino. Last year Starbucks unleashed the Zombie Frappuccino complete with whipped cream brains, it seems they outdid themselves once again in creating a frightfully festive beverage. This drink is made with a orange creme-flavored frappuccino base with hovering chia seeds aka "bat warts". 

Starbucks describes the drink on their website as:


"A powerful potion. Bewitched, it’s true. One single drop and the curse will go poof. Toad’s breath, swamp fog and goblin regret, divine. A mixture so scrumptious it must be a sign. Sip this sweet potion before it disappears, the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino® drink is nothing to fear."





To me, this shimmery purple drink tasted just like cereal from my childhood. Like either Fruity Pebbles or Trix cereal. It was wickedly good! Not sure what to think of the chia seeds though, they gave the drink an usual texture. I may run amuck to my nearest Starbucks to grab another before they vanish. 




Will you take a sip to lift the curse? Be sure to hop on your broomstick and head to your nearest Starbucks. The Witch's Brew Frappuccino will be available for a limited time while supplies last!



-Brittany 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Burger King Unleashes the "Nightmare King" Burger for Halloween



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Yesssss! Burger King has created a sequel burger to the Halloween Whopper called the Nightmare King for the Halloween season. I was getting worried that no fast food places were doing any special promos for the spookiest time of the year but Burger King came through! I'm still salty that I never got a chance to try the Halloween Whopper back in 2015 because of the complains. But after hearing this ghoulishly delightful announcement I knew one thing for sure, I'm not missing that opportunity again! According to Burger King, they claim the Nightmare King has been proven to increase your chances of having nightmares. Totally not joking! You can see for yourself in their video they posted to YouTube:





On to the burger! I headed to my nearest Burger King as soon I could this week to try this monstrosity. 





The Nightmare King comes in an exclusive wrapper with a Frankenstein inspired theme. The design is hard to see unless it is laying flat. Which can be seen in the next photo. Although the wrapper doesn't say Nightmare King on it, I assure you this is the Halloween burger you are looking for. N is for nightmare!



I am a complete sucker for theming. It's all about the details for me.




This burger includes a quarter-pound beef patty, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, american cheese, thick-cut bacon, onions and mayonnaise on a green sesame seed bun made from nightmares. The price of this burger was $6.39. 

Supposedly, the green bun is made with an "all natural food coloring from watermelons" so it doesn't leave any undesired effects after the Halloween Whopper's complains back in 2015. After taking the first bite, I didn't notice any unusual taste coming from the bun. It tasted like bread to me. Just by looking at the bun, it instantly reminds me of the pretty patties from the Spongebob Squarepants tv show. It was hilarious to see the people's faces do a double take inside Burger King as I ate this unreal burger, it's not everyday that you see a green burger.

The photo up above doesn't do it justice but this burger was beast! No sides required with this burger! I couldn't resist getting the 10-piece chicken nuggets for a dollar while I was there. Might have been a mistake, I felt like I would be full for a week after finishing this meal. But no regrets!

As a lover of burgers, the Burger King beef patty's flavor was something I was already familiar with and enjoyed. I never had a burger with both chicken and beef before, I need that more in my life please. It also contained bacon too, so I was already instant fan. I was surprised how well everything went together. My only complaint is that is needed more sauce, it felt very scarce and seemed to disappear with each bite. 

Honestly, I didn't care too much about the taste. I was finally getting a chance at trying a Halloween themed burger and that's all that mattered to me. If your a fan of Burger King's cheeseburgers, you'll probably love this one. Or as least give it a try before it disappears after the Halloween season. You never know when Burger King will release another Halloween themed burger. Just the bun alone is fun to experience with your own eyes. Please make this a annual tradition, Burger King!




Also the theming wasn't just on the burger wrapper, it has spread to their chicken nugget wrappers as well.



Here's the back side of the chicken nugget wrapper. 




Be on the lookout for "Nightmare King" crowns on your visit. I couldn't leave without one! Even though the guy behind the cash register chuckled when I asked for one. Some lucky skeleton will be wearing this for Halloween.


If you want to make the complete Halloween meal, Burger King is also serving a pitch black Frozen Fanta drink called "Scary Black Cherry" now through Halloween. Supposedly, this beverage will turn your mouth black. Eerie! 




Are you brave enough to try the "Nightmare King"? It's available now and for a limited time! 

If you have already tried it, let me know what you think in the comments!




-Brittany 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dark Ink Launches Monsters Ink Sale Featuring Horror Related Artwork




Hey boils and ghouls! Need some delightfully ghoulish art to haunt your home this Halloween season? Dark Ink is doing a special sale for the spookiest time of the year called Monster Ink featuring artwork of horror related characters and monsters you know and love for 30% off. Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Scissorhands, Predator and much more! The sale begins today and will last until November 1st. 


Here's a look at some of the discounted artwork you can get your hands on:



"Familiar"



$ 28.00 $ 40.00

  • Artist:  J.J. Lendl
  • 200 piece hand-numbered giclee print edition
  • 13" x 19" (paper size), 12" x 16" (image size)
  • Comes with certificate of authenticity



"Brundlefly Museum..."



$ 28.00 $ 40.00

  • Artist: Ryan Brinkerhoff
  • 200 piece silk screen edition
  • 18" x 24"
  • Released August 15th, 2016 (The Fly's 30th Anniversary)


"New Breed"



$ 28.00 $ 40.00

  • Artist:  Richard Friend
  • 295 piece hand-numbered giclee print edition
  • 13" x 19" (paper size), 12.3" x 18" (image size)
  • Comes with certificate of authenticity




Check out the sale here: http://bit.ly/monstersinksale


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-Brittany


Friday, October 27, 2017

Zombie Frappuccinos Have Invaded Starbucks!




Braaaiiinnnsss! 

Just in time for Halloween, Starbucks has released a chilling concoction called the Zombie Frappuccino that comes complete with whipped cream brains! This ghastly brew consists of a cream frappuccino base amidst green caramel apple flavors and a mocha drizzle with pink whipped cream on top. After the Unicorn Frappuccino, I was curious what Starbucks would come up with next. It's a frightfully fun addition along with the Vampire Frappuccino.




As a fan of all things Halloween, I had to try it. I was immediately sold at the whipped cream brains! If you love the taste of caramel apples, this drink is a win for you. It tastes exactly like the caramel apple lollipops I used to get while trick-or-treating. It is deadly sweet but delicious. The pink whipped cream didn't have any flavor that I noticed, it was just a fun decoration. The drink will look gruesome over time as the mocha "blood" drips down the cup.

Will you be trying the Zombie Frappuccino before it vanishes? This limited offering is only available Oct. 26th through Oct. 31st while supplies last!

Find a Starbucks near you: https://www.starbucks.com/


-Brittany 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

ICYMI: The First Trailer for the Winchester House Movie Has Materialized!




I've been looking forward to the upcoming Winchester movie that's based on one of the most legendary haunted attractions in America ever since it's been announced. A movie has been long overdue, this labyrinth of a mansion was screaming for a film to be made. The first trailer gives us a glimpse of Sarah Winchester played by Academy Award Winner, Helen Mirren, who dedicated her life and sanity to building a never-ending mansion to confuse the spirits of those killed by Winchester weapons. Check out the teaser trailer below! 






The trailer delivers an unsettling atmosphere with doors that lead to nowhere and revengeful spirits around every corner. Seeing Helen Mirren as the dearly departed Sarah Winchester cloaked in black lace capes makes me so excited! I just hope they dive deep into her fascinating story and not focus primarily on jump-scares, they have so much to work with. If you're not familiar with the story and would like to know more about the history of the Winchester Mystery House visit the official website.


Synopsis

"Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters…"


The poster for this film was also released this week from CBS Films! You can view it here: http://www.cbsfilms.com/winchester/

Also you can get a sneak peak at some of the costumes for the film right now at the Winchester Mystery House during the Halloween Candlelight Tour.





Mark your calendars, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built will haunt theaters on February 2, 2018.

Be sure to "Like" the Winchester movie on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to receive all the latest updates!


-Brittany 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Halloween Music by KevOz


I was delighted that KevOz reached out to me to share his hour-long song that he created for the most spookiest time of the year. It's the perfect ambience to play outside for trick-or-treaters on October 31st, frightfully fun festivities, haunted house attractions or to put you in the halloween spirit. 

For those who are unfamiliar, KevOz is a instrumental music artist from new age to electronic. His music has been featured at Tokyo Disneyland during a Space Mountain projected light show at Christmas time. How cool is that! Also appeared in Keyboard Magazine (renamed to Electronic Musician) and featured in iTunes Essentials: Yoga. 

KevOz's idea for this song is that the listeners are venturing inside a decrepit and deserted mansion both inside and out. Encountering a variety of bone chilling sound effects and eerie electronic upbeats with catchy hook that will get stuck in your head. Check out the song below!




I provided the youtube link above but you can also listen to it on Spotify and iTunes! While the song lasts for an hour, there are 20 individual sections. You can see each section along with their time slot below:

0:00 - Mansion Grounds
1:24 - Enter if You Dare
4:29 - Haunted Study
6:44 - Skeleton Dance
10:46 - 666 Souls
17:34 - Tick Tock
19:54 - Chamber Ghosts
23:47 - Another Dimension
26:08 - The Stalking
29:41 - Werewolf Pack
32:57 - Haunted Music Room
35:13 - Lunatic in the Rain
36:55 - Demon Incantation
38:29 - Into Hell/Chainsaw Suite
42:38 - Meet the Headless Horseman
44:47 - Cat's Meow
45:27 - Devil's March
50:03 - Into the Fog
55:09 - Witches' Cauldron/Witches' Flight
58:27 - Time to Go

To find out more information about KevOz and his music, check out his website: http://www.kevoz.com/halloween



-Brittany 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween 2017 Finds at HomeGoods Part 2



Can we get a reboot on October? I swear the Halloween season when by faster then normal. I'm not ready for the season to be over! I already see Halloween goodness disappearing from stores.

There's less then two weeks left before the most wonderful time comes to an end. Now is the time to buy any items you've had your eyes on. Don't forget to stock up on Halloween food also! I made my usual rounds to HomeGoods these last couple of weeks to see if there was any hidden gems I missed during this season. I spotted a few new items and made a few purchases, though it's all food related. Halloween themed food is my weakness!


Here's some more Halloween HomeGoods finds! Check out Part 1 here.




 With a hip, hip and a clippety clop,
He's out looking for a head to swap.



This festive witch is life size!




That black cat on the right has a cheshire cat like smile. 



How cool is this mini skeleton table? 




I'm getting a twisted Cinderella vide from this decor. 



Trick or treats!



The cutest trick or treater, well behind Sam of course. 



I love how HomeGoods has a variety of different Halloween pasta to try out.



Lollipops for vampires. 



Spooky additions to add to your hot chocolate. 



You had me at frightfettti. 



This platter is perfect for a fancy Halloween party. 



This one too!



Kitty kat kitchenware. 



These haunted house glasses are pretty neat.



These ceramic skull decorations would look spooky at night with some large candles placed inside. Especially since the light from the candle will shine through the eye sockets. 



Vintage inspired Halloween goodness!



Spooky, scary skeletons
Speak with such a screech
You'll shake and shudder in surprise
When you hear these zombies shriek



Who you gonna call?



Spotted this festive bag on my way out of the store, so cute!




I like how this Edgar Allan Poe bust is sitting on a stack of books.




More vintage inspired Halloween goodness!





This skeleton looks excited that Halloween is less than 11 days away but it also looks like it's panicking on the inside, which I can relate too.




Dearly departed.





Season's Creepings!



My haul! I didn't buy too much from HomeGoods this year, just the food items. I did see a lot of neat decorations just don't have the space at the moment. I can't wait to dig into that Halloween pasta and I'm saving that popcorn for scary movie nights!


Did you purchase any Halloween offerings at HomeGoods this year? 

Check out my Halloween HomeGoods finds from last year! -> Part 1 & Part 2

Find a HomeGoods store near you: http://www.homegoods.com/tjx/locator.aspx



-Brittany