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Save The Twinkie

What does the Twinkie mean to you? (to me it equals nastiness) Well if you’re talk show host Wendy Williams it means a lot.

Hostess Brands, the company that produces the Twinkie, Wonder Bread and many other classic treats, filed for bankruptcy last month.

Williams has started an online campaign to prevent the perishing of the notoriously nonperishable spongy snack, which she calls a “golden symbol of the American dream” in her first pro-Twinkie PSA.


She has set up a Facebook page devoted to the cause and guests will receive gifts made out Twinkies and will be encouraged to share any stories they have about Hostess products.

Twinkie Sushi

While watching her show today, I didn’t know there are so many ways to eat this sweet snack…besides deep frying them. You can make a twinkie ice cream/smoothie concoction, tiramisu,  “sushi” and you can make an actually cake. If you’re watching your weight, the twinkie does come in an 100 calorie snack pack.  

While “researching” I found there is a cookbook as well…oh my! 🙂



McDonald’s Is Getting Rid Of ‘Pink Slime’

This looks like a skinned snake

According to MSNBC, McDonald’s confirmed that it has eliminated the use of ammonium hydroxide(AH) in its hamburger meat. AH is an ingredient that can be found in fertilizers and  household cleaners

The company denied that its decision was influenced by a months-long campaign by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to get ammonium-hydroxide-treated meats like chicken and beef out of the U.S. food supply. But it acknowledged this week that it had stopped using the  “pink stuff” made from treating otherwise inedible scrap meat with the chemical several months ago.

Besides being used as a household cleaner and in fertilizers, the compound releases flammable vapors, and with the addition of certain acids, it can be turned into ammonium nitrate, a common component in homemade bombs. It’s also widely used in the food industry as an anti-microbial agent in meats and as a leavener in bread and cake products. It’s regulated by the U.S. Agriculture Department, which classifies it as “generally recognized as safe.”

McDonald’s decision was first reported by the Bristish tabloid Daily Mail. Oliver’s campaign began in April, when he included a segment on what he called “pink slime” on his TV show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”

The use of treated scrap meat “to me as a chef and a food lover is shocking,” Oliver said. “… Basically we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest form for dogs and making it ‘fit’ for humans.”

Todd Bacon, McDonald’s senior supply chain officer, told the Daily Mail that the decision “was not related to any particular event, but rather to support our effort to align our global beef raw material standards.” 

In a statement, McDonald’s clarified that it stopped using “select lean beef trimmings” — its preferred term for scrap meat soaked in ammonium hydroxide and ground into a pink meatlike paste — at the beginning of last year.

“This product has been out of our supply chain since August of last year,” it said.



‘Free Fries Day’ At Burger King

To celebrate the new Burger King fries, you can stop by any Burger King location this Friday, Dec. 16 and receive a free order of fries. This free food event has been dubbed Free Fries Day and you don’t have to purchase a Whopper (or any other menu item) to receive the free fries.

Burger King said that the new fries are made from a thicker cut of potato that “gives each bite more fluffy, potato flavor on the inside and crispy, golden-brown deliciousness on the outside.”

Burger King hadn’t updated its fry formula since 1998. The new Burger King fries have 20 percent less sodium…the value portion contains 240 calories and 330 mg of sodium.



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