Lay’s Wants You To Decide New Potato Chip Flavor
Chicken and waffles, cheesy garlic bread and Sriracha are the potential new flavors of Lay’s potato chips.
The company is letting potato chip lovers decide which one of the three new flavors stays while all of them will be sold at retailers nationwide starting next week. After trying them, fans have until May to vote for their favorites. The flavor with the most votes will stay on store shelves.
Lay’s Chicken & Waffles, Cheesy Garlic Bread and Sriracha were suggested by three people through the company’s “Do Us a Flavor” campaign.
Fans will have three ways to vote for their favorites. They can do it though Lay’s Facebook page, by texting “VOTE” to 24477 or through Twitter using the hashtags (hash)SaveChickenWaffles, (hash)SaveGarlicBread or (hash)SaveSriracha.
The person who submitted the winning flavor will win $1 million, or one percent of the chip’s 2013 sales, whichever is more. The runners-up will win $50,000… but lets face it, chicken and waffles are here to stay.
Today: Free Pancakes At IHOP!
Free pancakes for everyone!
IHOP is bringing back free pacake day for the eighth year in a row this week. On the night of Tuesday, Feb. 5 (AKA National Pancake Day to those in the know), the chain will be distributing free plates of IHOP pancakes to all diners between the hours of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
IHOP’s free pancake giveaway is designed to lure customers into the chain’s 1500-plus locations to get them to donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for the pediatric cancer center’s 30th birthday. IHOP hopes that its free pancake-based fundraising will generate a total of at least $3 million for sick kids.
IHOP says that it has raised an impressive $10 million for charity since it started offering free pancakes every year on National Pancake Day.
New At Burger King? Horse Meat!
Yes… Burger King has admitted that some of its burgers were, in fact, tainted with horsemeat.
But before you swear off whoppers for good, don’t panic: It only happened with burgers sold in the U.K. and Ireland. It’s suspected that a meat distributor in Poland, which worked with all the companies in question, used meats other than beef as filler in cheap burgers.
Burger King had originally stressed that its patties are made with 100 percent beef, although it later dropped Silvercrest, the food processing plant that received meat from the Polish distributor.
Burger King released a statement:
“Our independent DNA test results on product taken from restaurants were negative for any equine DNA. However, four samples recently taken from the Silvercrest plant have shown the presence of very small trace levels of equine DNA. Within the last 36 hours, we have established that Silvercrest used a small percentage of beef imported from a non-approved supplier in Poland. They promised to deliver 100% British and Irish beef patties and have not done so. This is a clear violation of our specifications, and we have terminated our relationship with them.”
It’s Real! Taco Bell Confirms Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos
What’s better than a Doritos Locos Taco? A Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco!
That’s right, the thing we have been dreaming about is finally coming true. At least according to CBS who posted this on Twitter this morning:
All say ‘Aleluya’!
Man Finds Brain? Kidney? In KFC Chicken (pic)
Are you looking for a way to stop eating KFC? How about this: A 19-year-old in the UK found what appeared to be a brain in a piece of fried chicken
“Experts” later determined it was probably just a kidney… which doesn’t make it any better if you ask me.
Ibrahim Langoo complained to the company and, of course, took pictures of the unimaginable grossness, leading KFC to apologize for the “unsightly” 3-inch organ, then offered him vouchers for free meals… not surprisingly, Langoo says he never wants to eat there again.
Man Gets Hole In Stomach After Eating Spicy Chinese Soup
Are you planning a trip to China? Then make sure to stay away from ‘Mala’ soup.
A 26-year-old man in China burned a hole in his stomach after ingesting the traditional Chinese hot pot, which translates to “numbing hot.” It gets its name from the numbing sensation produced by its ingredients, which usually include Sichuan pepper, local spices and chili pepper.
After consuming it, the unnamed man — who had no history of gastrointestinal disorders — began experiencing sharp pains and vomiting blood. He was rushed to a hospital in Wuhan, where doctors discovered a hole in the wall of his stomach.
Novak Djokovic Bought All The Donkey Cheese In The World
Have you ever tried donkey cheese? Well, don’t even dream about getting some in 2013: Tennis star Novak Djokovic has bought what is possibly the world’s entire supply for the whole year.
But don’t worry, it’s not some kind of cheese fetish, the Wimbledon champion made the deal with a donkey farm in Serbia for his new chain of Serbian restaurants. Financial details weren’t disclosed, but aficionados are known to pay up to $640 per pound of donkey-milk cheese—which is white, crumbly, and tastes like a richer, deeper version of Spanish manchego.
The Zasavica cheese company’s manager says it is the only farm that milks donkeys for cheese. Fifty miles west of Belgrade, it has a herd of 130 donkeys and milks the females by hand three times daily. The farm workers also bottle donkey milk and make a donkey-milk soap.
And before you dismiss the delicatessen because you feel donkey milk is weird, consider this: It has just 1% fat, anti-allergen properties, and 600% the vitamin C of cow’s milk.
Union: Twinkies Will Live On
The union that Hostess blames for its collapse says
Relax: Twinkies will live on… at least that’s what the union that Hostess blames for its collapse says.
Hostess is scheduled to present its plan to shut down plants and sell off its business to a bankruptcy judge today, but the chief of the the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers union says he believes a buyer will snap the brands up. “People are going crazy because they think they’re not going to be able to get any Twinkies or Ho Hos or Wonder Bread,” he says. “They’ll be produced somewhere, some time, and by our members.”
But Hostess chief executive Gregory Rayburn says that while the snacks may someday come back, the union can kiss those jobs goodbye forever. “Nobody wants to have anything to do with these old plants or these unions or these contracts,” he says.
Meanwhile, keep hoarding those Twinkies. “There’s a huge amount of goodwill with the commercial brand name” so finding a buyer for the brand should be easy, a commercial bankruptcy expert tells the AP, but the liquidation and sale could take up to a year.
So, is the union to blame? Not so, says Paul Krugman at the New York Times who links Hostess to today’s economic debate. The company’s collapse has awakened nostalgia for the “Twinkie Age” of the ’50s, he writes, though many forget that it was an age when unions were much stronger, execs were paid a lot less, and the top rate of tax was no less than 91%. “America in the 1950s made the rich pay their fair share,” he writes. “It gave workers the power to bargain for decent wages and benefits; yet contrary to right-wing propaganda then and now, it prospered.”