Month: August 2021

One Major Side Effect of Pumpkin Spice Drinks, Experts Say

You’ve probably heard that Starbucks has just released this year’s pumpkin spice latte. For PSL lovers who can have dairy, this came as exciting news. However, an Eat This, Not That! nutrition analysis has highlighted a significant issue with some pumpkin-flavored drinks for consumers with one particular dietary restriction. Here’s what nutrition experts suggest you may want to know.

After Starbucks dropped their fall menu on Wednesday, we heard from one reader who was seeking recommendations for dairy-free pumpkin drinks after they’d visited one of the major chains. (In this case, it wasn’t Starbucks.) “[I] couldn’t wait to have a

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Healthy foods right in front of us all this time

By Kev Kurdoghlian

Signal Staff Writer

Eat healthy. It’s easier said than done.

A search for healthy food options online may lead to phrases like “superfoods,” “powerfoods” or something similarly catchy.

Despite the label “superfood,” not all “superfoods” are super for you, said Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg, a clinical registered dietitian at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“’Superfoods’ is actually a marketing term. There is no science on the word ‘superfoods,’” said Dalessio-Gruneberg, who teaches nursing students about diet at College of the Canyons. “That being said, there are foods that are really good for you because of their components.”

Food like coconut

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Wendy’s Modifying Their Fries and Taco Bell Enters The Chicken Sandwich Battle

Wendy’s is reformulating its fries to help keep them tasty for people who order delivery and Taco Bell’s take on a fried chicken sandwich is ready to debut.

Next month Wendy’s will debut a new fry recipe.  They have reformulated their current fries to keep them crispier longer.  This is a move to accommodate more delivery orders that are taking a little longer to get to hungry customers.


In the next week (or couple days if you’re a Taco Bell Rewards member) Taco Bell will debut their entry into the fried chicken sandwich war.

Taco Bell is already

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Cake Fear: “It Pretty Much Chewed Everyone Up And Spat Them Out”

It was still dark, and Jeremy Wilmotte and Lachy Lemarseny were nervously trying to pick their jump-off moment, when Billy Morris came down the path, slipped over, and landed on his arse in the mud.

“I couldn’t see where I was going!” Bondi’s veteran superstar lensperson claimed later.

Billy wasn’t the only one to fall that day. For the next five hours or so, the crew who’ve made Wedding Cake bombie their go-to challenge in massive southerly swells threw themselves against this woolly mammoth of a wave, heedless of its desire to smash them into very small pieces indeed.


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A Sparkling Dessert Cruise Comes Back Next Month

Beginning September 18, 2021, the Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise will once again set sail from the Transportation and Ticket Center at Walt Disney World.

Aboard the ferry, there will be plenty of bite-size signature treats such as KABOOM! Cupcakes, Rocket Burst Popcorn Push Ups, Red Velvet Wow! Pie, and Grand Finale Key Lime Tarts. There will also be specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available that are themed to the “sparkling, shooting stars of the fireworks.”

Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise takes place on select nights. Admission is $99 for adults and $69 for children ages 3 to

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The Beverly Hills Housewives Cannot Get Over Sutton Stracke’s Wild Drink Order

On the August 25 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sutton Stracke ordered up a glass of champagne — with a twist. The boutique owner, who’s known to drink champagne with ice, also likes her bubbly with a shot of vodka. And her castmates have some feelings about that.

When Sutton placed her boozy order at the outdoor bar, Kyle Richards said: “Vodka in champagne? This goes against everything I’ve been taught my whole life,” adding, “you are an animal.” Meanwhile, Garcelle Beauvais quipped: “She’s a mess!” Later, Sutton revealed that the drink in question

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Candy v kale: healthy food comes to US corner stores in fight against ‘retail redlining’ | Food poverty

When Samantha Pounder and Hannah Choi imagine the shelves of a corner store, they see fresh aloe and kale instead of the usual sugary, shrink-wrapped confections and salty snacks.

It’s a vision that will soon become a reality when the pair open Muki’s Market in Washington DC, one of the newest additions to a growing movement to supply big city food deserts with healthy corner stores.

“The reality is there’s a need for more fresh food options,” says Pounder, food access director of Arcadia, a local non-profit. “When there are no grocery stores within walking distance or even a

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The Best Foods to Eat at the New York State Fair

Living in New York City, state fairs and their peculiar combination of agriculture, junk food, and educational features are probably not on everyone’s mind. But believe it or not, New York’s was first in the nation, founded in 1841, establishing a model for all state fairs that followed. Ours is scarcely more than four hours away by car, and also easily reachable by train or bus, and features not only food and educational exhibits, but concerts on two stages (with free shows by Nelly, Third Eye Blind, Melissa Etheridge, and Sheena Easton in the coming days), carnival rides, unexpected exhibits

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Make a Cake This Weekend

Good morning. It’s still Melissa here, taking over for Sam while he’s on vacation.

I hope you were able to go on some kind of vacation this summer, too. Or maybe you’re there now, reading this on a breezy beach or under a green tree canopy with the sun dappled through the leaves. That’s where I am as I write — working in the garden of a rented country house with my laptop perched on my knees. Early this morning, I saw a small gray bunny hop across the grass, which for this born-and-bred city kid is an absolute thrill.

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