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The moment we’ve all been dreading and eagerly awaiting in equal measure is nearly upon us: the final ever season of Game of Thrones. Expect more memorable quotes, deaths of your favourite characters, and epic battles to decide who will sit on the Iron Throne once and for all. From cosy nights watching from the sofa to group viewings and rousing renditions of that epic theme tune in bars, we’ll all have our ways of celebrating/mourning the 8th season of one of the biggest and best shows ever to grace our screens. Let’s take a look at how food and drink companies around the world have paid tribute to the show – old episodes, and the new.
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WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?! Oh, they’re in the fridge
UK-based fellow food delivery company are giving customers the chance to channel their inner Khaleesi with their very own Easter x GoT collaboration. These hand-painted white chocolate dragon eggs weigh in at a hefty 1kg and are available to order for one week only with food deliveries. P.S. don’t try sitting on them. They probably won’t hatch.
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Lord of Light…and Dark
Oreo’s offering consists of special edition cookies paying homage to some familiar designs from the show. You can choose from House Stark’s direwolf, House Targaryen’s dragon, House Lannister’s lion, or the White Walkers’ infamous leader, the Night King – or gorge like Season 1 Robert Baratheon and eat all four.
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Final season spirit
Johnnie Walker devotes themselves to the dark side with their White Walker whisky. When this snazzy bottle reaches the chilly temperature of 1.5 degrees, the label will reveal the message ‘Winter Is Here’, meaning only one thing – it’s time for a drink.
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“I drink and I know things”
And you can too, with this offering from New York-based brewery, Ommegang. This punchy 9.5% ABV beer-wine hybrid is in fact Ommegang’s 14th brew celebrating GoT, and has been dubbed ‘For The Throne’.
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Rare, medium, or Dracarys?
Available at New York’s Madison Square Park Shake Shack only (sorry Shanghaiers), this exclusive, secret Game of Thrones menu offers up a Dracarys Burger – two patties, bacon, Monterey Jack, and spicy sauce – and white chocolate mint Dragonglass Shake with shards of dragonglass on top. The shards are thankfully safe for non-White Walkers to eat, made up of toffee, food colouring and butter. There is, however, one catch to this menu: you have to order in Valyrian. Shake Shack has been kind enough to publish the handy pronunciation guide you’ll find above, so put the Chinese lessons on hold for now and get to work on the really important stuff.
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A can has no name
Mountain Dew’s limited-edition cans might appear nameless and faceless when warm, but they clearly understand revenge is best served cold; when kept in a cool, Northern Westerosichill (the fridge will do), the cans will reveal Arya Stark’s frequently-quoted kill list. There are just 800 of these available, and you’ll have to enter a competition telling Mountain Dew what you would do #ForTheThrone to be in with a chance of winning one.
Image source: Snyder’s of Hanover
The Pretzel Throne
Snyder’s of Hanover used over 1000 pretzels to forge this impressive throne. We imagine it’s a whole lot tastier than that iron one they’re fighting over in the show… but we can’t imagine it’s much more comfortable.
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