When Amazon announced that they were acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, many were concerned that the e-commerce giant would change the dynamic of Whole Foods.
Instead, we saw Amazon slash prices for numerous products in an effort to make Whole Foods’ organic foods more affordable and accessible for everyone, while making it even harder for other grocers to compete with them.
And now they’ve taken it one step further, introducing free 2-hour delivery of Whole Foods groceries for Prime customers via Amazon Prime Now.
That’s right.. Amazon Prime customers in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach can shop through Prime Now for bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market, with free 2-hour delivery (between 8am-10pm) on orders of $35 or more.
“We’re happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO. “Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers’ lives even easier.”
Don’t live in any of these four cities? Not to worry, as the company plans to expand the service across the country in 2018.
Buffalo Wild Wings Brings Back Jammin’ Jalapeño Sauce For A Limited Time
When Buffalo Wild Wings removed Jammin’ Jalapeño sauce from their menu 3 years ago, fans went to extreme lengths to convince them to bring back their favorite wing sauce.
From a Change.org petition (which got nearly 1,500 signatures) to constant postings on social media to Buffalo Wild Wings reminding them that fans across the country desired the sweet heat that mixed jalapeño sauce with hints of tequila and lime, these people were not going to give up without a fight!
Heck, one superfan (@TheBlueWombat50) even tweeted at the brand more than 200 times since 2017 in a desperate plea for Buffalo Wild Wings to bring back Jammin’ Jalapeño.
Turns out, all of that hard work paid off, with Buffalo Wild Wings announcing last week that the glorious sauce would be returning to its restaurants.. but only for a limited time. So if you want to get your Jammin’ Jalapeño fix, you’d better head to BWW before February 17th.
“Since we took it away three years ago, invariably whatever we post on social will have some sort of commentary from fans about bringing back Jammin’ Jalapeño. There’s more passion around our wing sauces than anything else, and we want to show that we listen to our fans,” said Micah Hart, Director of Social Media, Buffalo Wild Wings.
Buffalo Wild Wings also shared this humorous video on Twitter, poking fun at the passionate fans who were unhappy about the removal of Jammin’ Jalapeño:
🚫W̶e̶🚫 YOU brought it back! pic.twitter.com/f8xV1bbK7H
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) November 21, 2018
Sadly, Jammin’ Jalapeño won’t be around forever. But luckily, it will be sold in bottles as well, so you can stock up for when it goes away again. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m suddenly in the mood for some wings. 🍗
Pizza Hut Launches New $5 Lineup Menu, Stacked With Pizza And More!
Get excited people, because Pizza Hut just launched their $5 Lineup menu, which features a variety of craveable menu choices (pizzas, wings, pastas, and more) for… you guessed it, just five dollars each, when ordering two or more.
You can choose from a medium one-topping pizza, eight boneless wings, stuffed garlic knots, pasta, a double order of oven-warm breadsticks, a giant Hershey’s chocolate chip cookie, a four-pack of 20oz. beverages, and Pizza Hut’s all-new Cinnabon mini rolls.
“The $5 Lineup gives our customers what they really want, Pizza Hut pizzas for just $5,” said Marianne Radley, Chief Brand Officer, Pizza Hut, U.S. “The ability to get the best tasting pizza made right when you order it for $5 is unrivaled and there’s an incredible variety of food in this Lineup, from wings to indulgent desserts.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve suddenly got a craving for some pizza.. and a giant chocolate chip cookie, those new Cinnabon mini rolls, and maybe some breadsticks for good measure. All that food for $20, now that’s a solid deal if you ask me.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go and place an order for some Pizza Hut.. 😋
Starbucks Gets Into The Halloween Spirit With Witch’s Brew Frappuccino
Starbucks is stirring up a new Halloween concoction this year with their spooktacular Witch’s Brew Frappuccino, a mystical purple brew that’s coming soon to an Instagram feed near you, because you know every basic girl will be posting photos of this for all to see.
The charming concoction starts off with orange crème Frappuccino, a purple blend of “toad’s breath” and a swirl of green “bat warts” (made with chia seeds). A topping of vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder finishes the beverage. Strangely enough, the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino doesn’t have any coffee or espresso in it.
“Starbucks loves to celebrate Halloween, and our Frappuccino brings something different to the season each year,” said Jennica Robinson of the Starbucks beverage development team. “We started with Frappula, which was inspired by an old-school horror movie. Last year’s Zombie Frappuccino was like The Walking Dead, a little ghastly. Witch’s Brew is very fun, vibrant, bubbly, the life of the party.”
Participating Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will offer the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino for a limited time while supplies last.
So what do you say, are you going to try the Witch’s Brew for yourself? If so, don’t wait too long, because they’ll be gone before you know it!