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Is Ice Spice’s Munchkin Dunkin’ Drink the Next Grimace Shake?

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The latest in pop-culture news, recaps, and reviews, plus close reads, profiles, interviews, and more from Vulture.com. Brand Logo Calling all movie fanatics Vulture’s Movies Fantasy League is back. Sign up by September 28 to challenge your friends and enter for a chance to win a brand-new Roku TV just in time for awards season. EMERGENCY DISCUNCHKIN Is Ice Spice’s Munchkin Dunkin’ Drink the Next Grimace Shake? Forget slushies; this thing is a sludgy. Photo: Dunkin’   Say “Ice Spice Pumpkin Spice Munchkin Dunkin’” ten times fast, and Ben Affleck will come to your house carrying 100 packages. But say it at a normal speed — with “please” and “thank you” on either end — at any Dunkin’ location, and you too can try the strangest drink of the season, one that stretches the concept of “drink” beyond “liquid.” At the MTV VMAs on September 12, rapper/phenomenon/reason to love New York Ice Spice debuted her own entry in the celebrity fast-food canon, the Ice Spice MUNCHKINS® Drink. While McDonald’s does the laziest pop-culture tie-in of all time with its “As Seen On” meals (which are just normal food served in a bag that says what movie it appeared in, plus a Loki label stamped on its sweet ’n’ sour sauce), Ice Spice is taking beverages in an entirely new direction, and Dunkin’ is going along with it. Her beverage is rule-breaking and rebellious: a caramel iced coffee with pumpkin-spice Munchkins blended in. Forget slushies; this thing is a sludgy. My co-worker Reanna Cruz went out to get one on the very first day, so we got together for an emergency conversation to answer the questions: What does it taste like? Should you buy it? And does this stand a chance for DOTY (Drink of the Year) against the infamous Grimace Shake? Read The Story » Devour pop culture with us. Subscribe now to save over 60% on unlimited access to Vulture and everything New York. The Latest TV Recaps • Foundation Season Finale: The Foundation Strikes Back • The Wheel of Time: Are You Afraid of the Dark? • Southern Charm Season Premiere: Feel the Vibrations Learn more about RevenueStripe... Stories We Think You’ll Like Tom Wolfe’s Worldview Came Into Focus in New York The new documentary Radical Wolfe captures a singular writer whose story is bound up with our own — as you can read in his freshly digitized archive. Kenneth Branagh Needs to Make 10 More of These The creepy, moody Agatha Christie adaptation A Haunting in Venice is far from perfect, but it feels like the work of a man rejuvenated. The Demons, Dolls, and Dead Guys of The Conjuring–verse, Ranked We judged the Warrens’ supernatural foes by three criteria: Do they slay? Do they fit in thematically? More important, how’s their merch selling? Michelle Wolf Dodges Specialness Taping a stand-up set doesn’t have to look like a big, important hour. Was Michael Oher Blind to His Blind Side Conservatorship? In new court papers, the Tuohys maintain that they have always felt that Oher was “like a son” but just “not in the legal sense.” What If Everyone Won the Charter-Disney Dispute? A closer look at Disney’s deal with the cable company. Learn more about RevenueStripe... Today’s Crossword 7-Down, Three Letters: Pronoun often used by Miss Piggy. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos: Getty   Vulture Recommends We consume it all so you don’t have to. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos: Amazon Prime, 20th Century Studios, Hulu, FX   Looking for something to watch this weeekend? Streamliner’s guide to the best new releases includes Pablo Larraín’s vampire-dictator biopic El Conde, the new season of Welcome to Wrexham, Hulu’s The Other Black Girl, and more. Read more from Vulture A newsletter of TV and movie recommendations. Sign up to get it every week. Get the Newsletter logo facebook logo instagram logo twitter logo   |   privacy notice   |   This email was sent to [email protected]. Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up now to get this newsletter in your inbox. You received this email because you have a subscription to New York. Reach the right online audience with us For advertising information on email newsletters, please contact [email protected] Vox Media, LLC 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Copyright © 2023, All rights reserved
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