General Mills reveals this year's lineup of Halloween cereals

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The boxes get a re-design this year, but the retro versions pictured above will be available at Target.

Remember last year when General Mills let all of its monster cereals out of the vault? We were so young then, so full of sugary cereal milk and lulled into a sleepy reverie where nothing would ever change and we'd always have our pick of limited edition monster cereals.

Well wake up, cereal lovers. This time around, General Mills is teaching us all a valuable lesson about cereal and life: Nothing gold can stay.

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These photoshopped pics of Prince cooking omelets are our new favorite thing

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Funny or Die
Made to order.

On Monday night, Prince was a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show, performing to a screaming crowd of adoring fans. All in a day's work, right? But then the Purple One made a shocking revelation. Despite all we've been told, Prince doesn't actually make pancakes himself. He makes omelets.

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The 13 Most Overcooked Food Trends of 2013

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Except the cronut. We love the cronut. (Photo: Tejal Rao)
Here are thirteen food trends that have become ubiquitous and shed the sheen of novelty -- now they're just dull and sometimes annoying, in spite of an exciting debut.

(To keep things interesting, we've included a few food trends we hope continue into 2014 and beyond. See if you can identify which trends or innovations were welcome additions in 2013.)

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Jake's Wayback Burgers brings nine-patty cheeseburger to Twin Cities

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Double cheeseburger? Triple cheeseburger? How about a nonuple cheeseburger?

Hold on to your arteries, everybody. Jake's Wayback Burgers is bringing its Triple Triple Burger to Woodbury this month.

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Hot dogs as legs: Your new favorite Monday time suck

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Photo courtesy Hot-dog-legs.tumblr.com
We can smell the ocean from here... kinda porky

We skipped the link on the first go around, considered it on the second, and now we're reduced to getting nothing done for the rest of the afternoon. 

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Minnesota chefs read their terrible Yelp reviews [VIDEO]

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Ah, Yelp, the go-to magnet for wannabe reviewers and genuine foodies alike to vent and gush about their favorite eateries. National website Eater wrangled up a few chefs at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, to read some of their worst Yelp reviews. Among the talented chefs getting chopped by their reviewers include some of Minnesota's most-beloved.

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ReviewerCard: "$100 for a lifetime of preferential treatment" [VIDEO]

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Via ReviewerCard Facebook page
ReviewerCard: Shameful? Or really, really shameful?

Last month local critic and Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern discussed the user-generated review forum Yelp on his podcast Go Fork Yourself. He heavily criticized the website's exploitative nature, saying,"Yelp has become dangerously unstable, because clearly they have people abusing the system, who are using the Yelp name to go out and graymail and blackmail restaurants." Though he said his initial stance on the concept was softer, Zimmern now places himself firmly in the hater camp. "Yelp is on my shit list,"  he says.

Perhaps your personal feelings about Yelp are more ambivalent, but when it comes to ReviewerCard, the latest service/gimmick/torture device being marketed to amateur reviewers, food industry professionals from Eater writers to LA Times columnist David Lazarus to local restaurateur Stewart Woodman are understandably all riled up and weighing in with their reactions. 

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Cheesecake Factory pasta tops nation's unhealthiest restaurant meals

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Does this plate of food make my butt look fat?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest puts out an annual list of the most egregious caloric offenders to be found in popular restaurant chains.  Released yesterday, the Xtreme Eating "winners" were announced.

Readers beware: This is the food version of watching Hoarders. It's best to read with a side of raw carrots and a head of iceberg lettuce.


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"Pink slime" served up in school lunches

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver whips up a batch of pink slime
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com reveals in stomach-turning detail how a substance dubbed "pink slime" by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver continues to be purchased and used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the national school lunch program, even after being shunned by such notoriously unchoosy establishments as McDonald's and Taco Bell. Finish your lunch, then read on to learn what your kids might be eating today.

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Pizza Hut's $10,010 Valentine's Day proposal kit

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Serious Eats
A little more than your standard heart-shaped pizza
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Looking for a unique/sad/bizarre way to propose to someone on Tuesday? Pizza Hut is running a promotion through Valentine's Day called the "Tie the Knot With Dinner Box". 

In addition to $10 worth of dinner (we assume pizza, but for this price you should be able to get hot wings and cheesy bread too), the Tie the Knot package includes...

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