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Maniac Tries Starbucks Peppermint Mocha November 20, 2020

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We are nothing if not adventurous when trying beverages and foods that could improve our gaming centric lifestyle, and Starbucks is certainly a retailer we could imagine buying from.

This holiday season, Starbucks is offering a series of new beverages, including one we will be trying out for the first time, the Peppermint Mocha. Take a look at this quick video and hear our Editor’s initial thoughts about it.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Cup Noodles Stir Fry Sweet Chili Review October 14, 2020

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Welcome back to Maniac’s Kitchen, where we review food specifically meant to be enjoyed by gamers. Today, we are going to look into Cup Noodles Stir Fry, a newer product we just recently noticed on the supermarket shelves. Don’t fire up your kettles just yet, these aren’t cooked by boiling water. Instead you’ll need a microwave with room temperature water to fully cook them. Let’s take a look at how this goes!

We ended up buying a whole bunch more instant noodle packs this week and we are willing to review more of them if the demand is there, so post a comment below if you want to see more!

Maniac’s Kitchen – Monster Energy Drink Review September 8, 2020

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You can’t look at a picture of an event like the X Games and not see signs for Monster Energy, one of the most well known energy drinks in the US. Now, despite the fact that Halo: Infinite has been delayed until next year, Monster Energy has revealed they are doing a promotion with 343 Industries to offer in-game bonuses like Double XP and an exclusive weapon skin.

But what do I think of Monster Energy? Does it surprise you that I’ve never drank it before? Take a look and see what I think of it.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Deep River Ninja Ginger Potato Chips Review July 30, 2020

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Welcome back to Maniac’s Kitchen, where we review gaming foods and share recipes for gamers. Today, we’re going to highlight Deep River Snacks, which sells high quality potato chips in our region. We’ve wanted to highlight them for a while and this new Ninja Ginger flavor chip is the perfect chip to start with.

Ginger is an old-school gamer’s solution for motion sickness. With the increased use for Virtual Reality, ginger-flavored goodies are popping up everywhere. I like ginger, typically with sushi, so I figured these chips should taste great to me. Let’s try these chips out and see how they taste.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Coca-Cola Cherry Energy Drink Review March 6, 2020

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Coca-Cola has jumped into the Energy Drink market with their brand-new beverages. While Maniac’s heart will always belong to Bawls, he was willing to try out Coke’s newest product. Since he prefers Cherry Coke over regular, (and he could draw direct comparisons to Bawls’s recent Cherry Cola release) he picked the Coca-Cola Cherry Energy Drink to review. Let’s see how he likes it.

Bawls Cherry Cola Review November 11, 2019

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It has been no secret to most long term visitors to this site we are super fans of Bawls high-caffeinated soda. It has been a staple of LAN parties everywhere for nearly two decades. Earlier this year, the company announced a new flavor was being added to their soda lineup, Cherry Cola.

Bawls was nice enough to provide us a case of their soda for this review. What do you say we try it? Just be aware we are going to say Bawls a lot…

Stay tuned we might be doing more game streaming this week with our supply of Bawls at our side!

Maniac’s Kitchen – Rockstar Energy Punch Review November 6, 2019

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Weeks earlier, Rockstar Energy Drink announced a promotion where they would offer exclusive Gears 5 downloadable content in specially marked cans of Rockstar Energy Drink. A few weeks ago, we reviewed one of the very few cans we could find on sale. After several weeks of searching, we finally found ANOTHER specially marked can of Rockstar Energy Drink, this time in a can of Energy Punch, a flavor we have never tried.

So here’s our fist ever taste of Rockstar Energy Punch. Has the search been worth it?

Gears 5 is out now for PC and Xbox One.

Maniac’s Kitchen – The First Time I Had Japanese Food October 2, 2019

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Sit back and relax because Maniac is going to do something different for today’s episode of Maniac’s Kitchen. He’s going to tell a story of the first time he had Japanese food and what a unique experience it was. We didn’t have sushi. We didn’t have hibachi. This…was something else.

Please post a comment below if you know the name of what kind of dining experience this was or what you thought of this video!

Maniac’s Kitchen – Rockstar Energy Drink Gears 5 Promotion Taste Test September 29, 2019

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Earlier this month, we reported that Rockstar Energy Drink was partnering with Microsoft to offer free codes for exclusive Gears 5 downloadable content (DLC) to players who purchase specially marked cans of the beverage. However, in the time since we wrote that bit of news it has been next to impossible for us to find those marked cans of the beverage in any of our local shops or retail stores.

Eventually, we were able to find ONE flavor of Rockstar Energy Drink that had the Gears 5 marking in our area, this one is called the Pure Zero flavor (due to the fact it advertises it has 0 calories). We never tried REG before, so we decided to give it a taste test on camera to see how well it stacks up against other beverages.

Gears 5 is out now for Xbox One and PC.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Cold Stone’s Super Mario Cake September 17, 2019

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Welcome back to Maniac’s Kitchen where we share recipes and review all kinds of gaming food. It’s not my birthday but I couldn’t resist checking out Cold Stone Creamery, the ice cream shop known for mixing a whole assortment of toppings into their creamy ice cream.

In conjunction with Nintendo to promote the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, Cold Stone has released two limited-time menu options. Today, we’re going to review the Rainbow Sprinkle Road Cake, which is clearly inspired by Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise. Let’s see how it tastes!

Cold Stone says they will personalize your cake with any name you wish when you order it. We chose to get the smallest version of the cake since nobody but me seemed interested in eating it. If you need a bigger cake for a large party, larger round cakes can be made.