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Bite-sized news: It's National Cheesecake Day, and Katy Perry has a new pop partnership

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

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It's National Cheesecake Day: Visit The Cheesecake Factory for half-off slices and a taste of their new Oreo cheesecake

Are you busy on July 30? Well clear your calendar and make some time to celebrate National Cheesecake Day!

Whatever you have going on July 30, try to stop by one of the 158 locations of The Cheesecake Factory to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. The restaurant chain is not only celebrating the day by offering diners half-priced slices of cheesecake, but they've also partnered with Oreo cookies (celebrating a 100th birthday this year) to unveil a new cheesecake flavor — Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake — on the same day.

Check out this recipe for s'mores cheesecake ice cream in graham cracker crusts >

Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake sounds amazing: Imagine a layer of vanilla cheesecake loaded with Oreo cookies, layers of moist fudge cake and Oreo cookie mousse, topped with milk chocolate icing and an Oreo cookie wafer. Drool. Find a location for The Cheesecake Factory near you.

Katy PerryPop and roll! Katy Perry is the new spokesperson for popchips

Pop singer Katy Perry has added something new to her repertoire — she's the new spokesperson for popchips. Who doesn't love talking about a great-tasting snack? Seems Katy was so happy about her discovery of a healthier, tasty chip that she tweeted about it, and the rest is pop history!

Katy must really like these chips. Not only is she the new face for the chip, she's an investor, too.

Try this recipe for baked sweet potato chips >

Popchips offers an alternative to fried and baked chips. According to popchips, there are "no fake colors, no fake flavors, no preservatives and no fluorescent orange fingertips" associated with their popped potato chips. They pop their chips without using oil in the process.

Watch for Katy to appear in the company's first national ad campaign in the fall.

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Photo credit: Business Wire (top), Zak Hussein/WENN.com (bottom)
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