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Riverdale’s Drew Tanner, Emily Sears, Nash Overstreet and More Celebrate Giving Tuesday to benefit Ryan Seacrest Foundation a Gingerbread House Making Event at Cold Shoulder

VIPs, Influencers and Industry notables partook in a holiday-themed Gingerbread House Decorating event with Cookie Pop and Candy Pop, the popular popcorn brand that also features flavors like Oreo, Twix and Sour Patch Kids, on November 28th. The event held in Los Angeles was to benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and their children’s hospital studio network nationwide in honor of Giving Tuesday and the SnackGiving initiative by SNAX-Sational Brands that will continue through the end of December at Cold Shoulder Speakeasy in Los Angeles. Their holiday limited edition flavors Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread and Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate were highlighted at the soiree. 


Emily Sears. Photo Credit: Dylan Riley 

This very intimate event, featured specialty libations by recently opened hotspot speakeasy Cold Shoulder, the exclusive new craft cocktail bar on Fairfax by Blue Collar Hospitality, plus fun sweets and popcorn treats featuring Cookie Pop Iced Gingerbread and Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate special edition flavors. Festiva cocktails included special Gingerbread Rimmed Espresso Martini also featured El Cristiano tequila with Cookie Pop Ice Gingerbread garnish. In addition, guests enjoyed a Peppermint Pop Paddy cocktail and a Hot Sweet Toddy cocktail, also garnished with Candy Pop Peppermint Hot Chocolate all curated by the Cold Shoulder mixology team. The event was Hosted by The Snaxpert, Adam Cohen.

Timed with #GivingTuesday, the annual global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world, SNAX-Sational continues their partnership with Ryan Seacrest Foundation donating a portion of all proceeds toward their work with children’s hospitals nationwide, which is amped up for this holiday season with their special edition holiday flavors. 


Leor Mendel and Adam Cohen. Photo Credit: Dylan Riley 

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. For more information, visit

The event highlighted their special edition holiday flavors, Iced Gingerbread and Peppermint Hot Chocolate, now in retailers for a limited time through the holiday season, such as Albertsons, Ralphs, Target, Publix and more.


Marina Filipchuk, Michelle Kennelly and Kate Tol. Photo Credit: Dylan Riley 

Guests inclusive of VIPS, Influencers and Media, such as actor Drew Ray Tanner (Riverdale star), actors Caylee Cowan and Jessica Belkin, music artist Nash Overstreet, influencers and models such as Emily Sears, Marina Filipchuk, Raquel Rojas, Hannah Linderman, Vanne Ochoa, Kendra Erika, Kate King, Kate Tol, and Courtney Gibson, among many others. Guests had a blast decorating and creating gingerbread houses with the holiday edition popcorn flavors!  

Every guest had an individual house station complete with toppings inclusive of Sour Patch Kids, M&M Minis, and all the standard treats, plus their own holiday flavor popcorn bags, as they indulged and decorated to a medley of popular Christmas music hits.


Photo Credit: Dylan Riley 

Follow @cookiepop_candypop for more updates as customers share their Gingerbread House creations and for coverage please also tag as well as tag #GivingTuesday and @Ryanfoundation @ColdShoulderBar