Colonel Sanders returns for the latest KFC ad campaign

the iconic figure of Colonel Sanders will return to TV screens and the Internet in the coming weeks as the latest KFC advertising campaign sees the legendary fried chicken entrepreneur fronting a campaign to mark the 75th anniversary of the fast food chain. The latest incarnation of the Colonel, who was actually called Hardland Sanders, is played by Saturday Night Live comedian Darrell Hammond and takes a quirky look at the modern world. Adweek reports a series of TV spots will see the Colonel looking at the differences in life that have occurred over the last 75 years and will include a comedic look at modern life through the eyes of the fried chicken legend.

Keith Mann (about.me) has read that, alongside the TV advertising campaign, KFC is taking the Colonel Sanders character created by Hammond Online with Websites and social media posts. Amongst the comedy the KFC company will also unveil a Website designed to explain the life of the iconic creator of the KFC brand.

A New Burger to Celebrate America

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. is introducing a new burger which credits it’s inspiration to patriotism. The burger has been quite a while in the making according to USA Today. It has taken the restaurant ten years to bring their idea to the market. The sandwich starts with a burger patty topped, of course, with American cheese then a helping of Lay’s potato chips. Preventing the chips from getting soggy was the big puzzle for the fast food chain. However, the real kicker comes when a grilled hotdog is sliced and added to the sandwich.
Unfortunately, the sandwich won’t do much to help with America’s obesity problem. It packs an obscene 1,030 calories and an entire day’s serving of fat at 64g. To make matters worse the sodium content is 2,350 milligrams. The burger isn’t gentle on the wallet either at $8.29 served with fries and a drink. The restaurant believes the hefty price tag is worth it since it’s essentially two sandwiches in one. Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr are not new to experimenting with burger ideas, they’ve tried mashed potatoes and now hotdogs. Consumers who like variety in their burgers should keep this fast food chain on their restaurant list. If you want variety for your dog as well, check out Beneful on their Facebook.

Why Are Farmer’s Markets So Popular?

Everywhere you go now and everything you watch, you may hear about farmer’s markets. These types of markets are based on the selling of produce and items from people locally who grow their own fruits, veggies or simply make something that is considered homemade. Flavio Maluf recalls that you might be wondering what the big deal is when it comes to going to a market in your local town or city. To make a long story short, farmer’s markets are often a great option because you can buy good quality produce that is often organic for much lower prices than you would find in the local grocery store. Organic produce can be pretty pricey, but you can save on it when you go to a local market.

Another key benefit to farmer’s markets is that you can find and buy things there that you might not get anywhere else. A local might make her own homemade soap that is healthy and organic, but this is difficult to find when going to a big box store in the area. Because of all of these reasons, people all over the country are flocking to farmer’s markets to see what this is all about. Some markets are better than others, but they all base themselves on the selling of items from people who live locally, own their own businesses or simply grow or make their own items that they want to be able to sell.

USDA Inspectors Ignored Reports of Salmonella at Foster Farms Chicken Farm

Over the course of the last 10 years there has been a spike in salmonella infections in certain parts of the Untied States. The Centers for Diseases Control reported four separate outbreaks of salmonella during the decade and even traced the outbreak back to where it began. But nothing was done to stop the outbreak at its source.
As many as 1,000 of those who contacted salmonella had contacted it via chicken they had eaten from Foster Farms. Statistics shows that for every one salmonella case reported, 29 are not reported, so the number of outbreak victims linked to Foster Farms has the potential of being much, much higher.
Yet nothing was done. The USDA ignored the reports of the salmonella infection at Foster Farms and continued to allow the large chicken breeding facility located in Kelso, Washington to operate even though more and more cases of salmonella were being reported. The USDA did issue several citations to the Foster Farms plant, but the company continued on with business as usual.
The public was not warned, so everyone kept buying and eating Foster Farm chicken products,and they kept getting sick. Now that this game of chicken has come to light, the USDA is afraid of being sued so they have implemented stricter standards and have started random testing of chicken farms for salmonella. Although these reports have left many like Brian Torchin skeptical, Foster Farms states they were in line with USDA regulations during the decade-long salmonella outbreak.

Chipotle Finally Reveals Guacamole Recipe

Chipotle has officially released their guacamole recipe, so appropriately,as today is Cinco de Mayo. Surprisingly, this delicious recipe is not at all complicated, and only takes a few basic ingredients that can be easily found in most kitchens. For a more detailed recipe, visit the website.

Here are the ingredients that the recipe requires: two ripe Hass avocados, two tablespoons of chopped cilantro, two teaspoons of lime juice, one half of finely chopped jalapeno (seeds included), a quarter cup of finely chopped red onion, and a quarter teaspoon of kosher salt.

To make the guacamole, LinkedIn users say to select two ripe Haas avocados. A ripe avocado should feel firm but soft to the touch, and is a dark green color. Next, cut the avocados and remove the pits and the skin. Then, place the avocados in a bowl and coat them with lime juice, tossing to combine. Taking a fork or potato masher, mash the avocados until they reach a smooth texture. Add the remaining ingredients and mix them thoroughly. Season the guacamole until a preference is reached. Enjoy!

Sriracha Donuts

Move aside ketchup and mustard, you’re competition has seemed to have taken over the world. I’m talking about Sriracha. It seems that almost everywhere you turn sriracha is being offered as the new and hip condiment in town. It’s been paired with every food you can think of – noodles, pizza, sandwiches, etc. It’s also been offered in restaurants across the globe. For the most part, it’s tasted quie well on whatever it’s been offered with. Now, to Dr. Daniel Amen‘s joy, something new and strange is bursting forth in the form of a siracha donut.

According toGrub Street A Harmel bakery has debuted their creation of sriracha donuts. Could it be a dream come true for those who love donuts and sriracha, but never dreamed they could have the two together?

The initial verdicts are that they might not be too bad. This is true especially considering that it’s not a donut completely submerged in that spicey sauce! Rather it’s a light garnish on the top of it. Seems like it’d be just the right amount to balance out that overwhelming sweetness of donuts with just a hint of spice.

Only time will tell if this becomes a hit, and more restaurants decide to try their hand at siracha flavored sweets! Until then, it seems like Harlem is one of the only places to get this donut creation. They’re professionals, so if this sounds good to you, I wouldn’t recommend trying to recreate it at home.

Big Changes in Fast Food Land

We all know that the world is getting more nutrition cautious every day. Families everywhere are trying to FreedomPop review the major problem of obesity within the country. Even the White House has been pushing many changes in schools as well as federally run programs. It was only a matter of time before the fast food industry jumped on the bandwagon. For example, Panera Bread, a fast food restaurant with a casual atmosphere has vowed to remove over 150 artificial ingredients from their foods by next year.
Other restaurants such as Chipotle are also claiming to remove GMO (genetically modified organisms)items from their menus. McDonalds is even making some changes to some of their products to eliminate some of the artificial ingredients associated with the chicken that they serve. Assuredly, many other restaurants will follow suit. This will hopefully boost sales of some of these chains, which have been suffering during the last quarter.

Chipotle to Stop Serving Genetically Modified Food

The Chipotle chain of restaurants in Mexico has announced that it will stop serving genetically modified food. Everything on its menu from chips to salsa to tortillas and marinades every food served will now be GMO-free. This will be a great achievement for a major restaurant chain.

Ricardo Guimarães BMG said that according to Steve Ells, the company’s co-CEO, doing away with genetically modified ingredients will change people’s perception of fast foods. For the last couple of years, the company has been working on a formula towards becoming GMO-free. Back in 2013, Chipotle became the first chain of restaurant to make it public of the foods on its menu that contain GMO ingredients. However, the pork and chicken that will be served in Chipotle chain of restaurants will come from animals that consume GMO-feed. “We want to make the old fast food model irrelevant,” Ells told CNNMoney. “We want to make great ingredients and classic cooking techniques accessible to everybody.”

Beneful©: Purina Raises the Bar to Help Dog Owners Keep Their Dogs Happy and Healthy

The owners and employees of Purina love dogs. They strive in all they do to ensure that their products are safe and of high quality. Being dog owners themselves, the employees stand by their products. Beneful products are specifically created to ensure your dog is happy and healthy.

The scientists at the Purina labs work closely with the Food and Drug Administration and with other agencies to ensure their products are safe for canine consumption. Purina stands by its Beneful© products by allowing consumers to proactively ask questions and maintaining a dialog to answer pressing customers’ concerns.

The Purina nutritionists, dog owners themselves, are committed to ensuring that Beneful© and their other products pass rigorous inspections before they go out to market. Strict quality controls such as a sophisticated tracking system that tracks the product from creation to distribution ensures that dog owners get the high quality product they expect to receive. Beneful© dog food has been tested for nutritional value, safety and quality ingredients.

Dog nutritionists, and veterinarians and dog owners agree that Purina’s commitment to canine health and happiness shows in the way Purina’s employees support their products. Most of the employees that work for Purina have fed Beneful to their dogs with no ill effects. This, in itself, is proof that Beneful© is safe.

The Beneful© brand dog food comes in both wet and dry food. Specifically formulated to meet canine needs such as weight loss and balanced nutrition, Beneful’s ingredients also are tailored to taste good. Dog owners have a wide variety of Beneful© products to choose from in both wet and dry formulas. The nutrition team at Purina have come up with formulas that help puppies grow; help older dogs remain healthy, help dog lose or maintain a healthy weight and help keep teeth clean.

Their motto is “Enjoy a healthy and happy life together.” Their variety of textures and flavors is geared towards creating food that dogs love to eat. They also have a wide variety of dog snacks.

Pepsi to Stop Using Aspartame in Diet Pepsi

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener which has been in use for a number of years. The sweetener, better known as NutraSweet, has not went without controversy since its development and usage began. Some so-called experts say aspartame is safe, while others say it’s harmful.
Pepsi says it’s done. Done using the artificial sweetener in its diet Pepsi products because customers consider it to be a dangerous product. Kudos, Pepsi, for listening to your customers.
The United States approved the use of aspartame in the early 1980s and repeated studies over the last few decades have found the artificial sweetener to be safe for humans with each and every study. The FDA declares that aspartame to be one of the most often tested and studied product on the market.
But people are suspicious of aspartame. Always have been and always will be. Products which are sweetened with aspartame don’t sell as well as those sweetened with other types of artificial sweeteners. Christian Broda has learned that the declining sales of diet Pepsi is now being blamed on aspartame, so Pepsi is set to replace the NutraSweet in its diet soda with Splenda, an artifical sweetener also known as sucralose.
Pepsi promises the diet soda products will taste the same as before, only with a slightly different mouth feel. The sodas sweetened with Splenda will be clearly marked as ‘Now Aspartame Free’.