Someone Paid Nearly $100,000 For A Harambe Shaped Cheeto!

(PCM) We seriously find this hard to believe, however it appears that someone has paid nearly $100,000 for a Cheeto that just so happens to be shaped like Harambe the deceased gorilla! A seller by the name of valuestampsinc discovered that one of their Flaming Hot Cheetos bore a striking resemblance to Harambe and decided to place the rare find on Ebay. The auction began at a mere $11.99 and after 132 bids it ended up selling at $99,900.oo.

The listing read as follows:

I opened up a bag of Flamin Hot Cheetos and as soon as I looked inside I came across this unique Cheetos that looks like Harambe the gorilla.

This item is one of a kind!

It measures up to about 1 1/2 inches in length.

This item up for bid is only for this unique Cheetos, bag not included.
This makes a great collectible for anyone who appreciates rare items!

Unbelievable! We can’t believe that someone would have the kind of money just laying around and be willing to drop it all on a Cheeto!  A simple search on Ebay also revealed that other have posted their Cheeto finds that resemble Harambe as well with other auctions going as high as $10,000 and other as low as $0.99.  Would you ever pay that kind of money for a one of a kind item?  While it is definitely a rare find, we somehow don’t feel a Cheeto is worth nearly $100 grand, but to each their own!

 

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Ben & Jerry’s Has An Actual Graveyard For Retired And Failed Flavors

(PCM) If you have ever paid a visit to the popular Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s, website then you may have noticed that they feature a “Flavor Graveyard” on the site that pays homage to the companies many retired and failed flavors from over the years. However, did you know that there is actually a real-life flavor graveyard located at the Ben & Jerry’s factory located in Waterbury, Vermont that you can walk through as well. It is delightfully bizarre!

The flavor graveyard is situated on a hill that overlooks the factory and features granite headstones and witty epitaphs for each dearly departed flavor. According to Ben & Jerry’s website, the physical Flavor Graveyard was erected in 1997 and originally contained just 4 flavors, which only existed in the United States: Dastardly Mash, Economic Crunch, Ethan Almond and Tuskegee Chunk. Since then, the Graveyard has grown to include 35 flavors, including Wavy Gravy, Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, Dublin Mudslide, Holy Cannoli and many more (mostly) beloved departed flavors .

You may wonder just what is buried underneath the headstones in the Flavor Graveyard. It seems that the folks at Ben & Jerry’s began have a mini funeral service for their departed flavors and a little wooden box containing a pint of the deceased ice cream flavor is placed in the ground. Some of the dearly departed flavors are described as :

1. Schweddy Balls (2011-2011) This ice cream with a name inspired by a famous Saturday Night Live sketch featured vanilla ice cream with a bit of rum, plus fudge-covered rum and malt balls.
2. Wavy Gravy (1991-2001) This caramel and cashew Brazil nut flavor stayed on shelves for eight years. The flavor also featured roasted almonds and a chocolate hazelnut fudge swirl. However, Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyard claims, “Wavy Gravy isn’t dead – he lives in California.”
3. Oh Pear (1997-1997) This short-lived flavor featured an unusual combination flavors: pear ice cream with a tough of almond and a light fudge swirl throughout.
4. Dastardly Mash (1979-1991) This chocolate ice cream with pecans, almonds, chocolate chips, and raisins had a long run. Ben & Jerry’s flavor graveyeard attributes its downfall to raisins. “Here the brazen DASTARDLY lies,” it reads, “some say that raisin, caused its demise.”
5. Tuskeegee Chunk (1989-1990) This ice cream seems like it would have been popular — it was simply peanut butter ice cream with chocolate chunks throughout — yet it only stayed on shelves for a year.

 

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New Tostitos Bag Knows When Your Drunk And Will Call You An Uber

(PCM) Technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and continues grow even more each and every day. That is why it is not too very surprising that the Frito-Lay’s company has created a bag of Tostitos that cares about your personal safety and can literally let you know when you are too drunk to drive and call you an Uber to arrive home safely.

Frito-Lays has partnered up with both Uber and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and created the “Party Safe” bag of Tostitos that has the ability to detect traces of alcohol on your breath. If the bag senses that there is too much alcohol on your breath it will flash red and display a don’t drink and drive message. If the bag does not detect alcohol on your breath it will flash green letting you know that you are sober enough to drive home.

But, wait, there’s more! If the bag flashes red with the don’t drink and drive message, you will receive a $10 Uber discount code. When you touch your smartphone to the bag it will then automatically call an Uber for you to pick you up from your location and get you home safe and sound.

The special Tostitos “Party Safe” bags are being offered for a limited time only and available in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday in a effort to prevent drinking and driving during the Big Game. It has not yet been revealed where the bags will be available for purchase and if the company has any plans to make them a permanent fixture for their brand in the future.

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Oprah Is On Her Way To A Fridge Near You!

(PCM) The Kraft Heinz food company has some exciting news with the announcement of their upcoming partnership with celebrity Oprah Winfrey. The joint venture will be called “Mealtime Stories” and together Kraft Heinz and Oprah will be creating a new line of packaged, refrigerated meals. Kraft Heinz says the mission is to create a new line of food that will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone.

There has been very little detail about what type of food choices will be offered, however rumors are circulating that the meals will consist of meat, fish, poultry and vegetables. Partnering with Kraft Heinz is not the first time that Oprah has done work in the food industry. She was a spokesperson for Weight Watchers, even going as far as to buy a rather large stake in the company and she also recently published a cook book which quickly made it’s way to the top of the New York Times best-sellers list.

Kraft Heinz will initially develop, manufacture, market and sell this new line of food products in the U.S. As part of the joint venture, 10% of profits will be donated to charities aimed at eradicating hunger. The company plans to reveal more details about “Mealtime Stories” later this year!

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Raw Cookie Dough Restaurant Opens In NYC

(PCM) Throw those food safety myths about the dangers of consuming raw cookie dough out the window, as what is probably the world’s first raw cookie dough restaurant has opened it’s doors in New York City. If you recall, the FDA issued a warning in 2016 about the dangers of consuming raw cookie dough and it wasn’t just the danger of salmonella that could potentially be found in eggs. The FDA warned that there was an e.Coli outbreak in flour and consuming any uncooked flour was a danger to your health and could even possibly kill you!

Well, worry no more! A new eatery called has opened in Greenwich Village, NYC and it is being touted as a “cookie dough scoop shop”! Just the same as an ice cream shop, you can choose the flavors of cookie dough which range from classic chocolate chip to oatmeal m&m or if you are feeling especially adventurous you can combine flavors to create yummy combinations such as Fluffernutter, Confetti or Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle. Sounds heavenly to us!

The cookie dough scoops are served in a bowl or a cone and the store also offers other specialty items such as a cookie dough ice cream pie and the deliciously looking “cookie bomb” which features layers of buttercream icing on top of a cookie dough scoop of your choice.

For those that are worried about the safety of consuming raw cookie dough, DŌ uses pasteurized egg product and heat-treated flour to ensure proper food safety precautions. We are without a doubt paying this place a visit sometime in the very near future!  Yum!

 

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Spilled Skittles On A Rural Wisconsin Highway Open The Door To A Bigger Mystery

(PCM) One of the more odd happenings as of late is the report of a massive spillage of red Skittles candy on a rural Wisconsin Highway. Literally, thousands of only red colored Skittles littered the roadway! If that was not absurd enough, it was the Wisconsin sheriff’s comments about the incident on Facebook that led people to further scratch their heads in confusion.

It seems that the Skittles, which were being transported in a large cardboard box on the back of a flat-bed truck, were on their way to be delivered as food for cattle in the region. It was raining in the area that day and the cardboard box became wet causing it to give way and spill the load of Skittles all over the highway. It is said that the Skittles were set to become cattle food because they did not make the cut for human consumption and packaging for the company. In other words, they were a bunch of defective Skittles.

Mars, the parent company of the Skittles brand, claims that they had no idea that the defective Skittles were going to be fed to cattle and claim they are currently investigating the incident. They claim that the load of red Skittles was deemed defective due to a manufacturing glitch that prevented them from being stamped with the company’s signature white “s” and that is the reason they were shipped off.

We find it very hard to believe that the Mars company had no clue that these defective candies were being sold off for cattle food, as it is fairly common process due to government regulations regarding a farms corn crops. The regulations state that 40% of a farms corn crop must be put aside for the use of fuel and the rest of the crop can be split evenly between consumption for humans and animals. However, if a farm were to have a bad crop season for corn they have been forced to turn to alternative measures to feed their livestock, which includes the cattle, by giving them not only defective Skittles as in this particular case, but also gummy bears as well.

These foods are a cheaper alternative to corn and provide what many farmers call “cheap carbs” to bulk up their animals. It is not an uncommon practice for food manufacturers to sell off many of their defectives to companies that use them to create animal feed. The US Animal Defense Fund provides a list of which foods can be collected and made into animal scraps. It includes cookies, Fruit Loops, cereal, orange peels, dried fruit, taco shells, refried beans, cottonseed hulls, rice products, potato products, and peanut pellets to name a few with of course gummy bears and Skittles making that list as well!

Cattle farmers are often times willing to feed virtually anything they can get their hands on to their cattle and livestock as a way to replace the starch and sugar content that the animals typically receive through consuming corn-based feed.  It is certainly a scary thought for consumers, as it is growing more and more difficult to figure out exactly what we are eating ourselves after discovering some of these details regarding the both the farming and food industries.

 

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