Connecticut Dry Town Sells It’s First Drink In 81 Years!

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(PCM) For the past 81 years the town of Bridgewater, Connecticut has been a dry town, meaning there was a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.  It was the last of the dry towns in the state, however that all changed when the first ever cup of beer was sold in Bridgewater during a recent county fair.

Bridgewater resident and volunteer firefighter Jim Lillis took the first sip of beer before passing the cup to other firefighters and fair volunteers who gathered for the ceremonial sale and to share in the tasting.

Residents approved alcoh ol sales in the town back in 2014 and it is surprising that it has taken them this long to finally sell a single cup of booze. The last time alcohol was reportedly purchased in Bridgewater was back in 1935. Restaurant developers were looking into the area for proposed eateries in the town, which only has about 1,700 residents, on the condition that they could serve alcohol. Thus far no restaurants have yet to open!

 

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There Is An App That Lets You Purchase Restaurant Leftovers For A Fraction Of The Price!

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(PCM) What a genius idea! There is an app in the UK called “Too Good To Go” that allows people to purchase leftover food from various cafes and fancy dining establishments for a fraction of the price it would normally cost to dine. On average a “Too Good To Go” meal could equal out to about two British pounds which is the approximate equivalent to $2.60 in U.S. currency.

How do we not have this here in the States already?

It is a fantastic way to avoid having all of that perfectly good food go to waste. Seriously, why not make a little money off it and feed some hungry people rather than have it do nothing but rot in a garbage can. Co-founder of “Too Good To Go” James Crummie says “Food waste just seems like one of the dumbest problems we have in this world. The restaurant industry is wasting about 600,000 tons of food each year, and in the U.K. alone there are one million people on emergency food parcels from food banks. Why do we have these two massive social issues that are completely connected, yet there is not much going on to address them?” He makes a completely valid point. One in six U.S. households go hungry, while restaurants throw away 40% of their food each and every day.

How is works is, users can pick up their meals an hour before closing time at the restaurant of their choosing. Ordering through the app is simply like waiting until the last minute to grab takeout before heading home to Netflix and Chill! Here’s to hoping that we can get something like this started up in the States sometime soon, as we think it is an utterly fantastic idea and a perfect way to be environmentally conscious and cut down on the massive problem of food waste.

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Experts Predict There Could Be A Huge Champagne Shortage In The Near Future

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(PCM) Say it isn’t so! Guess we won’t be breaking out too many bottles of bubbly to toast the end of summer. Experts are now predicting that there could be a huge shortage of champagne in the near future.

According to the experts a late season frost caused a nearly 70% loss of crop for several growers and many also had to endure hail storms late in the season which led to mildew.  Many manufacturers have reserves set aside to deal with situations like this if they should arise, however if they are forced to dip into the reserves it could affect what is left to deal with any environmental setbacks in the future.

Crop growers claim that this shortage is the worst they have endured since the 1980’s and this season in particular has been the hardest since 1956. Be sure to choose your celebratory drinking occasions wisely as champagne is not the only drink that has been effect by bad weather conditions and environmental factors this season.

There has been a high demand for scotch with a lack of supply, and also on the non-alcoholic side coffee and cocoa are both facing global supply issues.

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What In The World Is Sprite Thinking With Their Ridiculous New Ad Campaign?

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(PCM) We have no idea who is in charge of the copy writing for Sprite’s newest ad campaign, but it seems as if they are pulling their material from a bunch of drunken frat boys on a Saturday night. People are already beginning to express outrage via social media in regards to the lemon-lime beverage’s confusing and wildly inappropriate ad’s that pretty much compare Sprite and “loose” women.

A few of the phrases in the ad campaign say things such as “She’s seen more ceilings than Michelangelo”, “A 2 at 10 is a 10 at 2!”, “One dip is never enough”, “If you have to give your taxi driver directions, you’re better off walking” and “You’re not popular. You’re easy”.  Ouch!

Seriously, who is coming up with this stuff, it is almost like some sort of bad joke! It appears that the ads in question are part of a website background takeover campaign, but even still, someone at Sprite still had to sign off on these ads we would assume. The Coca Cola company, makers of Sprite, claim that they are using the ad campaign as a way to simply “tell it like it is”, but most of the phraseology within these ads is just plain wrong and downright insulting.

They are using the slogan #BrutallyRefreshing to describe the ads and we are sure there will be some heads rolling the marketing department come Monday morning … how’s that for brutal?

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Could Cockroach Milk Be The Superfood Of The Future?

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(PCM) Researchers are now claiming that cockroach milk (yes, you read that correctly) could soon be labeled the superfood of the future. We didn’t even realize that cockroaches made milk until today, however as disgusting as it sounds, the research claims that cockroach milk is more than four times as nutritious as cow’s milk.

Apparently, there is only one specific breed of cockroach, the Pacific beetle cockroach, that produces milk, as they are the only cockroach species that gives birth to live babies. The group of researchers in India discovered that the milk produced by these specific cockroaches makes for a wonderful protein supplement.

Head researcher on the project, Sanchari Banerjee claims, “The crystals are like a complete food—they have proteins, fats and sugars. If you look into the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids.”

The research shows that the cockroach milk is a time-released food, so individuals that are looking for a high calorie food choice that is also time released cockroach milk would be a perfect choice because it is the complete package making it a fantastic superfood!

We are going to pass, however can certainly see some individuals, especially those that are always picking up on the latest food or diet trends, to eat this one up! Yum? or Blech?

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Poop Cafe Dessert Bar Set To Open In Canada!

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(PCM) Toronto, Canada has been well known for it’s fine dining establishments and world-renowned culinary experiences and they are now gearing up to add yet another unique dining experience to their ever expanding collection. The Poop Cafe Dessert Bar is set to open in mid-August in the city’s Koreatown area that will feature a wide variety of dessert items that all resemble some form of feces.

Owner, Lien Nguyen, when speaking with the Toronto Star, claims that she is trying to “make poop cute” and goes on to say that she garnered the inspiration for the Poop Cafe while visiting her mother in Taiwan, where they visited a toilet-themed restaurant.  Nguyen finds it hilarious to pair poop and food items together and after visiting the establishment in Taiwan could not get the idea out of her head, so she then made the decision that after finishing school she would bring the idea to her home in Toronto.

The Poop Cafe menu will feature traditional Thai, Japanese and Korean desserts like patbingsoo (red beans with ice), as well as chocolate ice cream.  The names for the various desserts are still being decided upon. Much like the toilet-themed restaurant in Taiwan, customers will sit on fake toilet seats and consume their treats out of urinal or toilet bowl shaped dishes.

Other toilet-themed restaurants have already opened in Russia, South Korea, the Philippines, China, Japan and Indonesia, but the Poop Cafe Dessert bar will be the first of it’s kind in North America.

Would you visit or does the idea of poop-themed desserts gross you out?

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