Diet Pepsi Reveals A Major Change


(PCM) Over the years the Pepsi company has noticed a huge decline in the sale of Diet Pepsi mostly due to the side effects and health risks associated with their use of the artificial sweetener aspartame. This is all about to change with Pepsi’s announcement that Diet Pepsi is officially going aspartame free!

This is a huge move in the right direction for the company and they even plan to place large lettering on the cans that read “Now Aspartame Free”. The reason that it has taken the change so long to take place is that Pepsi has been attempting to formulate a new recipe for a low-calorie sweetener that would still keep the taste of Diet Pepsi the same.

The new recipe formula they have discovered is a mixture of sucralose and ace-K that will take the place of the aspartame. The new formula Diet Pepsi is scheduled to hit store shelves sometime in August and executives for Pepsi say the taste is still going to be exactly the same.

The Coca-Cola company has also seen a decline in sales of Diet Coke over the years due to the same problem with aspartame, however there has been no word if Pepsi’s rival company plans to make a similar change with their Diet soda product as well.

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Blue Bell Voluntarily Recalls All Products Over Listeria Concern


(PCM) The Blue Bell Ice Cream company has issued a voluntary recall on all of it’s products over serious concerns of Listeria contamination. The company, based out of Brenham, Texas, is pulling all of its’ ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbert, and frozen snacks from both food service accounts and retail store shelves. The recall has been issued immediately.

In a statement a spokesperson for Blue Bell says “We’re committed to doing the 100 percent right thing, and the best way to do that is to take all of our products off the market until we can be confident that they are all safe. We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell fans and customers. Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream and we intend to fix this problem. We want enjoying our ice cream to be a source of joy and pleasure, never a cause for concern, so we are committed to getting this right.”

The company made the decision to issue the massive recall after discovering that half gallon containers of their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream flavor tested positive for Listeria. Consumers who may have recently purchased Blue Bell products are encouraged to return them to the point of purchase where they will be issued a full refund.

The company plans to hold its’ current products in the manufacturing plant until further testing can be conducted. They will resume production on a very limited basis after they are absolutely certain that their products will be safe for consumption.

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Woman Wins Texas Food Challenge After Downing 3 72-ounce Steaks


(PCM) A Texas woman has earned a spot in the Guinness Book Of World Records after completing a Texas food challenge where she was able to consume 3 72-ounce steaks, as well as, three salads, three dinner rolls, three baked potatoes and three shrimp cocktails on the side! 

What makes this even more incredible is that she managed to scarf down all of that food in under 20 minutes. This incredible feat was completed by 24-year old Molly Schuyler, weighing only 124lbs and competing against two teams of four for the win. 

The challenge took place at the Big Texan Steakhouse in Amarillo, Texas and even the owner was shocked by Schuyler’s win. They have been holding the challenge since 1960 and Schuyler’s win marks the first time in over 55 years that someone has been able to successfully complete the challenge. 

Each of the 72-ounce steaks weighs about 4lbs and competing last year Schuyler was only able to finish two of them, so she certainly upped her game going into this year’s challenge. In addition to being submitted for the Guinness Book Of World Records, Schuyler also received a $5,000 prize from the steakhouse.  She says that she is planning on returning next year to compete for a third time! 

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Gwyneth Paltrow Admits Failure With The Food Stamp Challenge


(PCM) Now that the New York Food Stamp Challenge come to an end, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted that she failed. She confessed  via her lifestyle website,, that she actually failed the challenge in only four days.  She claims that she broke down on day four and purchased some chicken, fresh vegetables and half a bag of black licorice.

For those that recall, the New York Food Stamp Challenge was put in place to see if celebrities would be able to survive living off the city’s small $29 a week food stamp budget. The goal of the challenge was to bring about awareness and raise much needed funds for the cities food bank.

Last week, Paltrow who was challenged by her good friend Chef Mario Batali via Twitter, posted a photo on Twitter of her $24 worth of groceries and stirred up quite a bit of backlash with the image. She was criticized because her purchases were non-realistic for someone who was living on such a meager budget and proved just how out of touch she was with the real world.

Paltrow said online that she would give herself a “C-” for the challenge and goes on to say “My perspective has been forever altered by how difficult it was to eat wholesome, nutritious food on that budget, even for just a few days—a challenge that 47 million Americans face every day, week, and year. I’m not suggesting everyone eat organic food from some high horse in the sky. I’m saying everyone should be able to afford fresh, real food. And if women were paid an equal wage, families might have more of a choice in the grocery aisles, not to mention in the rest of their lives.”

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Happy 4/20 Day! Ben & Jerry’s Offering Ice Cream Burrito Today Only!


(PCM) Called the “Brr-ito”, Ben & Jerry’s will be offering up a very special ice cream burrito specialty fusion for just one day only on April 20th.

So, just what makes up a Ben & Jerry’s Brr-ito? Start with two scoops of ice cream, topped with crushed chocolate cookies and chocolate fudge. It is then all “rolled up” into a soft waffle cone wrap.  Best part is, that you can choose which ever ice cream flavor you desire in “Brr-ito”, so the possibilities are endless.

For promotion of the new “Brr-ito” Ben & Jerry’s created an ad that pays homage to the controversial “1984” commercial from Apple that promoted the early Macintosh computer.  The new ad features a bunch of long-haired, bearded men stare blankly at a screen featuring an ice cream sandwich until a perky blonde in a pink Ben & Jerry’s t-shirt runs into the room. Rather than carrying a hammer, as in the Apple ad, she hurls a Brrr-ito into the screen, producing a bright flash.

This is one special you won’t want to miss, especially those with a case of the munchies, so be sure to visit a Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop near you!

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Ben & Jerry’s Is Getting Into The Beer Business


(PCM) Famous ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s have revealed plans to release a salted caramel brownie beer sometime this fall. While, we don’t necessarily see beer and ice cream going hand in hand, the company has apparently partnered up with the New Belgium Brewing Company to assist them with crafting the sweet flavored brew.

The beer will be called “Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale”and will contain 6.3% alcohol. All proceeds from the sale of the beer will benefit “Protect Our Winters” which is an organization that helps fight the effects of climate change on mountains.

A spokesperson for the New Belgium Brewing company says that while the collaboration between their company and Ben & Jerry’s has been made public, other additional details about the upcoming campaign and subsequent roll-out are still being developed.  He goes on to say “At this time I can confirm that Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium are collaborating to raise awareness around issues we are passionate about, and that the results will be delicious.”

Are you looking forward to sampling some “Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale”?

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