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15 10, 2017

This Water Costs More Than a Single Malt Whisky

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The Anglesey coastline  |  Photographer: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Chef Heston Blumenthal wanted a simple and consistent way to imbue risotto with a smoky flavor at the Fat Duck, his Michelin-starred restaurant in Bray, England. The most obvious way, he thought, was to start with the water. But there was nothing on the market. He put forth a challenge:

29 09, 2017

How McDonald’s Happy Meals Are Changing

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McDonald's Happy Meals are becoming a bit healthier. Starting in November, these made-for-kids meals will include organic apple juice, replacing traditional juice that also contains more sugar. The new juice is made by Honest Kids, part of Honest Tea, an organic beverage company purchased by Coca-Cola in 2011. Coca-Cola also owns Minute Maid, which currently supplies the

29 09, 2017

Cancer Warnings on Coffee May Be Coming to California

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SASHA_SUZI / GETTY IMAGES Americans drink a lot of coffee: With one estimate saying the average coffee consumer slugs back about three cups per day. The good news is that, in general, science says all that joe is good for us. Recent studies have shown that coffee can cut mortality rates(multiple studies actually), reduce the risk of

29 09, 2017

This Doughnut Shop Was Offering a Terrifying Clown Delivery Service

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Photo: Hurts Donuts via Facebook If you ever need a practical joke that also has a solid chance of alienating your friends for life, try taking a cue from Texas-based shop Hurts Donuts. This past week, the Dallas-area sweets shop was offering a terrifying add-on to its delivery service: a box of fresh, warm doughnuts,

29 09, 2017

Don’t Call It Pink Chocolate

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A breakthrough by a Swiss chocolate maker expands the industry’s hues beyond just dark, milk and white. Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest cocoa processor, has come up with the first new natural color for chocolate since Nestle SA started making bars of white chocolate more than 80 years ago. While it has a pinkish hue

17 09, 2017

Taco Bell Is Ditching Drive-Thrus and Adding Booze

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Who knew? Around 55 to 70 percent of Taco Bell’s revenue comes from orders purchased at the chain’s drive-thru windows. Which is why it’s rather shocking that the Tex-Mex brand plans to open hundreds (300 to 350 locations to be somewhat exact) of new drive-thru-less cantinas by 2022. More specifically, the chain wants to make its presence known in urban