Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Starbucks Using Bugs to Color Strawberry Frappuccino

Here at the FPT, we have mixed emotions on the company known as Starbucks. Some of our staff has to have their morning venti iced caramel machiato before they can get productive work done. Others refuse to spend their hard earned schillings at the coffee giant. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, this article may have you thinking twice of what you are eating/drinking.

Making the round on the interwebz is the story about the cochineal insect. The insect is widely used through out the world as a coloring agent for food and other items. Cochineal is considered safe by the FDA, and is used in many other foods such as jams, meats, cookies, just to name a few.

If you want to aviod this product, look for the names carmine (sometimes listed as carminic acid or Natural Red 4).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco Supreme

According to the ad executives from Taco Bell, a dude and his friends drove over 900 miles to sample the Doritos Locos taco. Luckily for you (us) this taco is now available at your nearest Taco Bell.

The FPT crew had a Doritos Locos taco party and each member of the staff sat down and tried the new taco. Everyone who tried it, agreed the Doritos shell is MUCH better than a regular corn shell.

If you priders get out there and support this taco with your purchases, we hope it will become a permanent member of the Bell family.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Double Yolk Eggs Are They From Alien Chickens?

A few readers lately have sent in pics of two yolks in one egg shell. The Fat Pride Times feels this may be either a conspiracy or alien phenomenon.

If anyone else has information on this two yolk one egg situation, please let us know.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Beer Flavor Potato Chips Do They Really Taste Like Beer?

A loyal reader sent in this photo of beer flavored potato chips. According to our reader, the chips do not taste like beer. But she enjoyed the taste and crunchyness of the chips.

Also, it seems at the time of this post, the chips can only be found at a Albertsons grocery store. Let's see I'd this product can be found anywhere else.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Lindt Excellence Chili Pepper Dark Chocolate Bar

Here at the Fat Pride Times, we love when two food items can be matched together to create one excellent food, like peanut butter and chocolate, or sour cream and onions.

When we heard that there was a dark chocolate bar infused with a chili pepper, our whole crew just had to try it.

The taste start out with the dark, slightly bitter taste of the dark chocolate. Once you have chewed and swallowed the chocolate, the fun begins. The back of you tongue gets a little warm from the heat of the pepper. Not too much, but just right.

We recommend this chocolate bar to lovers of peppers and chocolate. Though we have heard this treat may be hard to found, keep a eye out, you may just find it.