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    Updated on Oct 2, 2018. Posted on Sep 28, 2018

    We Tried The "Stranger Things" Food At Universal's Horror Nights And It'll Make You Crazy Jealous

    "On a dessert scale of 1–10, this gets an Eleven."

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    Hey guys, Chris and Crystal here! We're total Stranger Things stans, so when we heard Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights was offering a special menu inspired by the show, OBVIOUSLY we had to try it.

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    Since we live in LA, we went to Universal Studios Hollywood to try the food. However, this limited time menu is also available at Universal Orlando.

    And, FYI, these show-inspired treats are only available during Halloween Horror Nights at the "Benny's Burgers" pop-up in the park. (R.I.P. Benny!!!)

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    It's close to the Stranger Things maze, so you can't miss it!

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    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    What's in Demogorgon's Totchos: It's basically nachos, but with tater tots instead. The tots are covered in spicy queso, chili, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, sour cream, and scallions.

    What we thought:

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    Crystal: I'm not so sure a Demogorgon would eat this over, say, a small child, but as for myself, WOOOOOOW this was really good! I was worried the Hot Cheetos would be too much, but it was not overpowering at all. Just a nice hint of heat... like when I think about Chief Hopper. 10/10 would recommend!

    Chris: This combination of ingredients works so well together. This tasted like something that could/should definitely be on a Taco Bell menu, and a part of me will be considering buying some tots and trying to recreate this gloriousness.

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    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    What's in Benny's Chicken & Waffle Sandwich: This extra AF sandwich has a grilled chicken breast topped with sage-maple aioli, sweet and sour onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and OF COURSE, is sandwiched between Kellogg’s® Eggo® waffles.

    What we thought:

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    Crystal: It's probably because the chicken was so juicy, but I managed to drip A LOT of the sauce on both myself and the ground — which is a shame, because that sauce was YUM-MY. (I'm a messy eater, don't @ me.) I kinda wish the waffles were toasted, but other than that I was definitely into this!

    Chris: I’m a fan of chicken and waffles so I can appreciate this creation! The chicken was plump and there was an interesting mystery sauce on there, but I was into it! It’s going to be difficult to go back to buns now that I know I can just put all my sandwiches inside a couple of waffles.

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    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    What's in The Upside Down Burger: Yes, this burger is literally served “upside down,” and it features a regular burger patty topped with spicy queso, Flamin’ Hot® Cheetos®, lettuce, tomatoes, and a potato roll.

    What we thought:

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    Crystal: Once again, I was worried what affect the Hot Cheetos would have on my innards, and ONCE AGAIN I was pleasantly surprised — it wasn't that hot, just a nice heat! I wolfed this down almost as fast as Eleven did her OG Benny's Burger on the show.

    Chris: If your burger has cheese oozing out onto the bun, I automatically love it. This had that. Incorporating queso and Hot Cheetos took it to another level, and I’d like to thank the innovative mind behind this concoction.

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    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    What's in Eleven's Eggo Extravaganza: This is a replica of the treat Hopper made Eleven in Season 2, and it's basically three Eggo waffles layered with whipped cream, Reese’s Pieces, jelly beans, and chocolate chips.

    What we thought:

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    Crystal: I was excited to try this dish the most because, DUH, it's the iconic "EGGO EXTRAVAGANZA!!!" And, lucky for me, it completely lived up to expectations! I actually don't like jelly beans, but the rest of this dessert made me look over that entirely. The only thing that would've made this better is if Hopper actually made it for me! (A girl can dream, right?)

    Chris: My perpetual sweet tooth was dying to try this and it lived it to the hype. I don’t typically eat waffles without syrup but the whipped cream, jelly beans, and chocolate delivered all of the sweetness. On a dessert scale of 1–10, this gets an Eleven.

    Final Thoughts:

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    Crystal: My favorite was easily the Demogorgon's Totchos. It was basically a nacho boat with tots, which IMO is a huge upgrade because tots are wonderful! Close second would be the Eggo Extravaganza because it's from the show and I just love geeking out on that stuff.

    Chris: I love that each meal delivered some sort of unique taste and fit the theme of the series! If you find yourself there, I’d recommend trying the Totchos, or the burger if you’re really hungry, and the waffles are a must for dessert lovers, but they might require a group effort to finish!

    Happy nomming!

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