So here’s what’s been happening…
Several brands of organic spinach leaves have been recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. E. coli is a serious illness that leads to decreased immune system function, nausea, cramps and diarrhea. While no instances of sickness have been reported, it’s best to avoid these brands of spinach for a while until the warning has been removed. So take precautions, and do not purchase spinach belonging to the following companies: Taylor Farms, Central Market Organics, Full Circle Organics, Marketside Organic, Simple Truth Organic and Taylor Farms Organic.
CNBC News reports that after a long stretch of negotiations that began back in December, Heinz, the famous ketchup brand we’ve all come to know and love, as finally been sold to 3G and Berkshire Hathaway for $23 billion dollars. JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo will also be financially involved.
Yes, the most expensive, most indulgent and most extraordinarily greasy bacon sandwich has been created. This delicacy costs $237 and is offered at Tangberrys Coffee House in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Chef Paul Philips hopes to win the Guinness world record for most expensive commercial bacon butty and will send the proceeds to two charities: SKRUM, which helps children in Swaziland learn rugby, and Regular Forces Employment Association. Although a trip to the UK may seem worth one bite of this mouth-watering, revolutionary treat, sadly most of us cannot afford it. Here’s the list of the pricey ingredients so you can make a replica at home (but you may need to swap the gold dust for artificial gold sprinkles — or maybe some emeralds, who knows): free range egg, bun from local bakers, truffle oil as a butter substitute, black truffle shavings, water cress, saffron to season, and edible gold dust. Yum.
Give a round of applause to all those loud-mouthed, persistent, livid Facebook fanatics who protested Maker’s Mark announcement to water down its whiskey a week ago. Due to the evident detest from Maker’s Mark drinkers, the company has to decided to keep the formula the way the founders created it. Rob Samuels and Bill Samuels Jr. have both apologized for their hasty decision and have thus reconsidered and agreed to no longer water down the whiskey and disappoint theirs fans. Rather, they hope to expand their factory in the future as a means to boost production value.
Meet your new best friend when it comes to eating out, especially if your Saturday night out includes a table for eight: it’s the new phone app, Billr.me. Billr.me takes the hassle out of splitting the bill and adding appropriate tip, thus minimizing the chaos that ensues upon receiving the bill for a massive group. You simply select the party size, insert the monetary amount per dish, highlight shared items to be split and type in the tip and tax amount. In a few minutes the check will be split!
A surprise image of Mr. Clooney has appeared on numerous pizza boxes overseas. Although business must be booming with all those Clooney-and-pizza-loving women out there waiting by the door for their delivery order to arrive, what does George have to say about this? We are yet to hear what will ensue as news spreads, but this image is undeniably a replica of our favorite actor. Maybe Angelina Jolie’s face will appear inside a donut hole next!
Recent studies show a link between acne and diet, particularly with a high glycemic index and dairy consumption. Acne can lead to depression, stress and isolation due to lower confidence, so it’s important to shape your diet accordingly to reap maximum skin benefits. Aim to limit dairy consumption to about three or four times a week of cheese and yogurt in moderate doses if you are prone to acne or just looking for a skin detox. Also, stock up on fruits, veggies and whole grains that are low glycemic products, and avoid sugary foods.
Thanks to a recent study, we now know that several restaurants in the Chicago and New York areas (and possibly other geographic locations) are serving fake fish to customers. Tasty white fish options, such as yellowtail, tilapia and red snapper, are being substituted for cheap, unsafe and faulty versions of fish in order to up the price and maximize restaurant profit. Such deception is not only unfair to consumers shelling out for the often pricey seafood, but it’s also harmful to our health. While it’s difficult to determine which restaurants are in on the scheme, it’s best to avoid sushi dishes and white fish in restaurants for a while until a new update on this fishy situation is posted. However, feel free to order salmon, shellfish and other non-white fish products — these are safe and authentic.