There's no shortage of wacky Oreo flavors on the market. But maybe the snack giant is out of cookie flavors (for now) because they're moving into the candy cane market this holiday season. Not to be confused with candy-cane flavored Oreo cookies (yes, those exist), these are actual striped candy canes, that supposedly taste like the cookies and cream flavor of an original cookie. In the name of research, I broke with my pre-Thanksgiving detox to give them a try.
Just when you thought Starbucks couldn't possibly come up with another holiday-flavor combination, the coffee giant rolled out two new seasonal drinks this week. The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte are joining the chain's holiday lineup for 2017, alongside old favorites like the Peppermint Mocha and the Caramel Brulée Latte. Of course, we ran out and tried both. Here's what they really taste like.
How will Cookie Monster, that famed devourer of all things sweet and round, deliver a message about healthy-eating without making it feel like he's forcing kids to eat their veggies? He'll be getting a food truck, of course. "Cookie Monster's Foodie Truck" is a new, five-minute segment that will be airing semi-regularly on "Sesame Street" starting this fall. Cookie Monster will even be joined by a new sidekick, a fuzzy, bright-pink pal in a chef's hat named Gonger. The concept sounds pretty cute.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".