Donut Sandwich

National doughnut day has come and gone, but the memories and impressions that is has left behind will surely stick around for a while. After all, it seems that typical doughnut flavors may soon becoming a thing of the past. Doughnut shops all over the world would offer an array of chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles, custard filled, you name it! There were always so many options…usually those options just revolved around what type of frosting or sprinkle would grace your donuts.

Well, now it seems the options are getting overwhelming and strange. According to Eater, one restaurant created quite the concoction that hopefully will never be seen again. Philadelphia’s Mac Mart food truck decided to put bacon, and mac and cheese between two donuts! It seems like one of those foods that are so bizarre, you just have to try it. And by try it – hopefully only once before it gets grossly overwhelming. National doughnut day is a good day to get creative chef Steve Murray adds, but other than that I cannot see a mac and cheese bacon doughnut selling. The calories in that thing alone are probably enough to put you over the limit for the day.

So, this doughnut might have been a rare treat for those who love mac and cheese and bacon. For the rest of the people, however, in the world it was probably something that was to be avoided. A bite of one probably wouldn’t kill you though.

Why Savy Shoppers Choose Beneful Brand

When dog owners want an affordable food for their pets that is also healthy for them, they turn to the Beneful brand. The Beneful line of wet and dry dog food is a great tasting meal that is only made from the most wholesome of ingredients. Not only will your dog crave the delicious tasting food choices from Beneful, you can rest assured knowing that they are getting all-natural ingredients in their daily diet that will help them long-term.

Why Choose Beneful Dog Food?
With over 20 different varieties of Beneful dog food to choose from, you dog will simply love the unique blends of proteins of pork, chicken, lamb, or beef. The textures of the wet dog food are a delicious blend of thinly sliced or hearty chunks. You and your dog can see all those healthy ingredients bursting from the bowl. In addition to all those nutritious proteins, you will see healthy vegetables like barley, rice, carrots, and green beans in each can. The food comes packages in large 10 ounce resealable containers and smaller sized 1 ounce packets.

Beneful Brand Baked Dog Treats
When it comes time to reward your special dog for something he did good or for training purposes, take advantage of the all unique oven-baked Beneful dog treats. These treats are baked with a unique combination of wholesome ingredients and flavor bursting textures. One of the reasons your dog will not be able to resist these treats, they are baked in either a light and airy cracker style, or the more traditional shortbread cracker. Both are surely to become your pets absolute favorite new snack, both delicious tasting and good for them too.

Dog owners today are making the smart choice to buy Beneful brand dog food, a delicious tasting style food that promotes a healthy lifestyle. The all natural ingredients and bursting with the flavors that your dog simply craves, and with 20 different varieties to choose, they will never get bored of the same old dog food each and every day. Each time that you prepare a meal for you dog, you know you are getting a balanced nutritious meal that includes omega rich ingredients and antioxidants. Regardless if you choose the wet or dry dog food, or the dog snacks, you are making the wise decision so many other pet owners are now making, ensuring your dog live a longer and healthier life.

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Save Our Swirled

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream have long been a delicious treat. More so than just being a snack that many turn too, that little container of ice cream has done many other things. It’s mended broken hearts, it’s comforted tears, and it’s been there for a person after going through a tough time. Ben & Jerry’s will soon be able to add “saving the planet” to that list of accomplishments in their repertoire.

According to Grubstreet Ben & Jerry’s has a new flavor coming out, and it’s all about bringing climate change awareness. The newest flavor will be called Save Our Swirled and it’s been created as part of a partnership with an environmental advocacy group. The ice cream of course has a title that gets you thinking about the environment, but it goes beyond that. Each pint of ice cream will have information on the container about an online petition that has to do with global warming.

So if the environment is your thing, or global warming is your thing, like James Dondero says it is for him, on his linkedin profile – pick up a carton! Before you do that however, you are probably wondering what’s in it.It’s raspberry ice cream that has raspberry swirls, marshmallow, and little ice cream cones. It sounds pretty tasty, but more than that it’s actually doing some good out there in the world. Only time will tell if this flavor is delicious, and if the petition listed on the back gets the required number of signatures.

A New Eco Flavor Of Ben & Jerry’s: Save Our Swirled

Everyone at TechCrunch and Skout are excited because the ever popular brand of Ice Cream “Ben & Jerry’s” is on a new mission now: to help the planet that we live on and assist it in continuing to thrive. This new flavor is going to be called “Save Our Swirled” and it will be forming a partnership with some environmental groups such as Tesla Motors and Avaaz.

According to an article found on reddit and written by Grubstreet.com, the flavor will be similar to something like dark and white chocolate fudge ice cream with cone bits, raspberry ice cream, raspberry swirls and also some marshmallow stuff. Apparently it will have an interesting feature and if it melts down it will say at the bottom that if it’s melted it is ruined, which is their message to people about how global warming is going to affect the Earth.

It is good that big companies like this one work hard to use their fame and popularity to change the world for the better. After all, people like to take other’s advice and listen so this is a great way to send that message out. I am sure that this summer with the heat months coming up there are going to be a lot of fans of this new flavor, and it is awesome that the company is always coming up with relative titles and new tastes to their ice cream that they make around the world.

Morgenstern’s Free Scoops

Instead of a distant dream, the month of June is close by. It’s almost a week until many folks can say hello Summer. Summer is a wonderful time because a lot of new and exciting things go along with that warm weather, and sunshine. One staple of almost everyone’s summer season is of course ice cream. After all, it’s delicious, it cools you down, and there are so many options. There’s literally a flavor for everyone. What’s better than ice cream? Free ice cream!

According to GrubStreet Morgenstern’s ice-cream parlor is in New York City and they are celebrating their one year anniversary. A great way to celebrate an anniversary and a successful first year in business is by giving back to those people who helped you get where you are today. The customers. So it’s free ice cream for them! Anyone can come in and grab a free scoop. The hard part will be deciding which flavor to choose. After all,this ice cream parlor offers so many different kinds, it will be hard to choose! They even have five different kinds of vanilla ice cream. I for one didn’t even know that existed.

So while, it’s the month for cold treats, it’s also a month for even cooler deals. Anyone at Boraie Development will tell you that free is a deal that you just can’t pass up, especially when the ice cream is this good. The free ice cream deal runs on a Saturday, so stop in early to secure your scoop!

Tic Tac Flavors Are Evolving

The younger generation out there seems to change directions a lot with their tastes, and that is why the Tic Tac company has decided to branch out a little bit and expand their line of snacks. According to an article found on Eater.com, the brand hasn’t even brought out any new flavors since 2008 and now it is time to switch things up a bit.

The new Tic Tacs are going to be called Tic Tac Mixers and they are designed to change their flavors half way through eating them.  Sam Tabar thinks that this is a fantastic idea, because the researchers are right, many kids don’t have the attention span these days to really enjoy one kind of taste to the candy on their own. This will be a revolutionary move by the company and the idea itself is very intriguing. Apparently they had to send some employees out to go talk to people and figure out what exactly it is that people are on the hunt for. What they found is that more often kids are getting bored with their snacks and candy, so adding in Tic Tac mixers will be a great way to get exposure and build a bigger fan base that will draw in more customers too. It will be exciting to see what blends of flavors will be coming out, and I know that I will be looking for them too.

Mars Candy Company Takes a Surprising Stand

We are all used to the idea of companies lobbying the government to get rules and regulations and tax breaks that favor them and to oppose any that threaten their bottom lines. Whenever a carbon tax is proposed, all the oil companies will, of course, oppose that, and the same for any other industry when you try to tax their product. The same could be said for just about any proposed rules change that negatively affects a particular established industrial interest. They will hire an army of lobbyists and either kill the proposed law or at least steer it in their favor, so the resulting legislation minimally impacts them while restricting potential competition. One thing you never see is a company, especially a large, multimillion dollar company, lobbying for laws that put an economic cost on them; until now.

The candy giant, Mars Inc., has recently added their support to the idea that people should be getting no more than 10 percent of their calories from sugar. They have gone a step further in advocating the proposal of including a declaration about added sugar on product labels. This seems contrary to their business interest, so the cynic may be wondering what they are up to. They must be aware that people know chocolate candies have plenty of sugar and are bad for them, but by coming out for this rule and labeling they look like good guys who are looking out for people.

Thanks to Daniel Amen for showing me this story!

Sweet Support

Candy, soda, and processed snack companies have been under attack lately. FreedomPop Review, for one, is concerned about how obsessed with sugar these companies have made the population. Some companies have even switched to using more addictive sugar substitutions. After some time though, it was determined that sugar substitutes can even be more harmful than regular sugar. There are some candy companies who have recently made statements on the sugar frenzy. Instead of buying into it, they actually want consumers to limit their sugar intake! Mars, Inc. is responsible for candy products such as M&Ms, Snickers, and Milky Way. They are, without a doubt, one of the heavy hitters in the candy industry. This popular company has recently made a statement regarding added sugar and the safety regulations behind it. The company has come to fully support the United States government and their effort to label added sugar products appropriately. Back in 2008, the World Health Organization lobbied to make candy companies responsible for telling consumers just how much added sugar was in their products. Not only did these companies refuse to label products that contained added sugar, they supported politicians who threatened to stop the funding of the W.H.O. With their budget on the line, the W.H.O. backed down. They spent the next few years trying to find substantial evidence as to why they should warn consumers of sugar concerns. Mars, Inc. has just made it a little easier for the W.H.O. Mars has always been a forward thinking company; with their statement on added sugar content and labeling, the W.H.O. is hoping other companies follow suit.

Panera Raises Their Standards for Clean Eating

Many of us are concerned about the quality of the food we consume. The media continues to pay great attention to the caliber of products manufactured and distributed via the many choices offered to us from grocery stores to the restaurants we frequent.

Food manufacturers and restaurant chains have suffered past criticism for their use of additives such as “pink slime”, MSG, and others, but the popular food chain Panera is seeking to change the horizon of its patrons wondering exactly what type of food additives they are consuming. In an effort to be more transparent with their menu selections, Panera has devised what they have deemed their “No No List” of foods.

According to this recent article from USA TODAY, Panera will remove at least 150 ingredients deemed “unacceptable” from its stores including additives, preservatives, and artitfical ingredients such as sulfur dioxide, maltodextrin, and BHT.

Foodies at Boraie Development know that Panera’s CEO, Ron Shaich, told Fortune that his standard is less about what makes business sense but rather is driven by his concerns as a father. His children eat Panera food 10 to 11 times a week and he wants to make sure they are eating well. His patrons will appreciate Shaich’s sentiment that his customers “are no different than my daughter.”

If all goes as planned, Panera visitors can look forward to a cleaner dining experience at their local Panera location by the end of 2016.

Ben & Jerry Pot Lace Ice Cream Is On The Way

Co-Founder Ben Cohen Likes The Idea Of Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream

The KFC Corporation has stepped into the cannabis-infused food business, so the idea of cannabis-infused ice cream makes some sense. A Richmond, California company is already making pot-laced ice cream for California medical marijuana prescription holders. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream would be a natural fit once marijuana is legalized in most states, or it is taken off the FDA’s Schedule1 drug list.

Susan McGalla stated that the company  co-founder Ben Cohen is on board, and Jerry Greenfield is warming up to the idea since they both have experimented with pot in the past. Pot-infused food is here to stay. Food manufacturers around the country want to get a piece of the lucrative marijuana business, but some are more excited than others. The stigma of pot smoking is still a major roadblock for some companies in the food industry.

Ben & Jerry’s has always been a company that’s not afraid of stepping into the unknown pond of consumer likes and dislikes. The company already has 17 names for their pot-infused products. How many of those flavors actually hit retailers around the country is still in the planning stage.