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This 7UP Salad Will Haunt Your Dreams

We can count on one hand the few instances where a recipe grossed us out to no end, and it seems we’ll be raising another finger to this 7UP salad recipe found on YouTube.

Created by food blog It’s a Mother Thing a few years back, the recipe was intended to be a holiday side dish, reports DesignTaxi.

The ‘salad’ consists of the lemon-lime soda, lime jello, maraschino cherries, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Yes, mayonnaise.

Reminiscent of Slimer from the Ghostbuster series, this emerald dish will definitely spook our appetites. Though we’re curious enough to wonder how it tastes.

Maybe next Christmas, I’ll bring this as a white elephant gift for someone and sneak a bite. Until then, we’ll keep an arms length away, thanks.

Hit-Or-Miss News

Mexican 7-Up Bottles Recalled For Deadly Traces Of Meth

You usually have to pay extra to get a little pick-me-up in your drink, but in this case it was unwanted, and actually deadly.

Baja California had to recall 2-liter bottles of 7-Up, as traces of meth were found within, hospitalizing eight people and even killing one.

Now 2-liter bottles of the soda are being pulled from stores, with over 77,000 bottles being collected according to Fox News.

According to the Baja California Attorney General, Jose Maria Soto Gastellum, 37, was the lone death, with another person still hospitalized, and six others discharged last week.

There have been no reported cases in the U.S., but officials are warning traveling citizens to be cautious and if they feel any symptoms such as, “abnormal” taste, burning sensations in the esophagus or abdomen, nausea or vomiting, and irregular heartbeat or difficulty breathing, they should immediately contact poison control.

There have been no reports affecting 7-Up’s other brands such as Dr. Pepper or Snapple, so it seem’s to be isolated to 7-Up’s bottles.

When something like this happens, Breaking Bad always comes to mind. It’s just a little scarier when it’s real life.


Dr Pepper Ten Gets Five New 10-Cal Buddies Manly Enough For the Ladies

So, you know those Dr Pepper Ten commercials where (ladies, go ‘head and ignore this. I’m not talking to you, because Dr Pepper Ten is for men only) the cool dude in the cool car (or whatever it is, I don’t know, I’m just a girl) talks about how manly each of the 10 calories in Dr Pepper Ten is?

Those were great, right? Doesn’t matter–get ready for five more.

Starting next month, 7-Up, RC Cola, A&W Root Beer, Sunkist, and Canada Dry will all be getting their very own “Ten” versions, courtesy of parent company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. The original, Dr Pepper Ten, was apparently successful in its marketing to men too manly to bother with the taste (or girly stigma) of diet soda. However, as it turns out, men aren’t the only ones who like things that taste good. So Dr Pepper is gearing these new drinks towards men and women, meaning those of us without a Y chromosome will be carrying our low-calorie, but not-diet drinks with us from the kitchen to the poll booths… later on.



According to HuffPo (and the beverage aisles at most grocery stores), Dr Pepper is just one soda company trying to make a comeback. Both Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. have been working on a “healthier” soda, trying to reverse the decline in soda consumption that’s been going on (unbeknownst to me, at least) since ’98. One method? Sodas like Dr Pepper Ten – aka the “mid-calorie” soda.

The newbies are slated to hit shelves in January, with an overhaul of those super-manly commercials coming in March under the campaign “Get Both.” What can you look forward to in these new commercials? Pickup trucks… painted hot pink. Cooking shows… with football players. Cats… that bark.

With drinks like these, who needs diet fads? Watch commercials and laugh the calories right off!

via HuffPo/ photo courtesy of FastCompany