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You Can Now Buy Caffeinated Espresso Bagels At Einstein Bros.

Bagels and coffee are synonymous with our morning commute. What if, however, you didn’t have to juggle both as you cruised down the highway to work? What if you only needed one of these items to get your bagel and caffeine fix?

Einstein Bros. Bagels created a new Espresso Buzz Bagel that combines the bold flavors of coffee into a warm, chewy bagel. Each bagel boasts 32mg of caffeine, which is about a third of a cup of coffee.

Also joining the bagel chain’s lineup will be a Cherry Chia Bagel and a Savory Parm Bagel. The Cherry Chia boasts 300mg of omega-3 ALA and the Savory Parm features iron, B1, and B2.  Together, the three bagels comprise Einstein Bros. new line of Boosted Bagels.

You can find the bagels at participating Einstein Bros. Bagels locations for a limited time, though for how long as yet to be announced. We do know, however, that there’s a chance they’ll find a permanent home on the menu if they’re well-received.

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Starbucks Expands Their Energy Drink Line With Two New Flavors

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Starbucks is always coming up with new and inventive ways to get caffeine into your belly. One of those ways emerged several years ago with the arrival of the Starbucks Doubleshot Energy drink.

In case it’s not obvious, this was a move made by Starbucks in an attempt to keep up with the heavy hitters of energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull. Surprisingly, Starbucks has held up pretty well, hence why the company has decided to make two new flavors of their energy drink.

The first flavor, Mexican Mocha, will be reflective of the taste that the famed Mexican candy Lucas boasts, a treat typically featuring a sweet, hard candy center with a layer of chile encompassing it. The taste will be focused around a combination of chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne. The other flavor, Spiced Vanilla, will revolve around the core flavors, chai and ginger.

These new beverages will come in the 15 oz. cans, making sure you get your fill of this new beverage.

After all, energy drinks are basically the new coffee.

 

h/t + photo: Brand Eating

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Hit-Or-Miss

Nestle Is Developing A Coffee That Will Keep You Caffeinated All Day

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How many cups of coffee do we have to go through to keep ourselves going throughout the work day? Looks like Nestle wants to help you keep your caffeine buzz going all day long. The brand says they’re currently developing a beverage that’ll do just that.

Scientists from Nestle’s Switzerland labs are currently working to perfect a new coffee that involves slow-releasing caffiene, Esquire reports. The coffee is said to slowly release caffeine into your system throughout the day, rather than all at once.

Using cubosomes, lipid molecules and water, nutrients are released into the body in a controlled manner. This method is already practiced in the pharmaceutical industry.

If successful, folks won’t have to keep going back for refills every time they feel sluggish. Could save people a ton of money in the long run.

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Products

New Caffeine-Filled Peanut Butter Will Wake You Up As Much As Your Espresso

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Caffiene addicts no longer have to stick to coffee or energy drinks. They certainly don’t have to pull a Jesse Spano. Now there’s a new peanut butter that’s heavily caffienated for those looking for an edible fix.

Created by Steem Peanut Butter, the Caffeinated Peanut Butter features the same amount of caffeine you would get from two cups of coffee in two mere tablespoons. To be exact, a two tablespoon serving has 170 milligrams of caffeine.

According to Mashable, the caffeine-heavy peanut butter was created as a hangover cure among friends. One of the creators, Chris Pettazzoni, says they’ve been tinkering the recipe for a while. The caffeine content of the product was so high, however, that they stopped drinking coffee altogether.

The product is available for about $4.99 at select grocers and online. We should probably keep a jar around the office. Might save us a fortune in Starbucks.

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Health

Adorable Short Illustrates The Relationship Between Coffee And Poop

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Have you ever wondered the science behind drinking coffee and having to go to the bathroom soon afterwards? Discovery News created an adorable cartoon short detailing the relationship between coffee and bowel movements.

Essentially, coffee helps release gastrin in the body which stimulates the colon. The video, however, will explain the rest in a much more whimsical way.

Check it out below.

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?Coffee is a great way to wake you up, and it’s also a great way to keep you regular. What’s so special about coffee that it makes you poop?—–For a collection of all our videos, check out TestTube Video!

Posted by Discovery News on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Deals

7-Eleven Celebrates 50 Years with 50-cent Coffee

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Who: 7-Eleven convenience stores.

What: In celebration of their 50 years in business, 7-Eleven will be offering a small coffee for the measly price of 50 cents. Sadly, iced coffees are not included in this deal.

Where: All participating 7-Eleven locations.

When: The deal will be available starting September 3rd through September 14th.

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12 Human Foods You Didn’t Know Could Kill Your Dog

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The most important thing with pet care is knowing what you can and can’t feed your dog. That and capitalizing on your puppy for hilarious memes. As long as you stick to a pretty decent doggy diet, everything should be gravy right? Wrong. Turns out there’s a ton of foods you probably didn’t know about that can actually be really bad for your dog, including some that are perfectly healthy for humans.

After all, there’s nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple mistake in diet. While they’re still man’s best friend, they probably shouldn’t eat like your best friend. Because we at Foodbeast care about you and your canine companions, here are 12 human foods that your dog should most definitely avoid.

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Chocolate

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Chocolate is one of the most common foods that is bad for dogs, so we figured we’d knock it off the list early. Dog owners know better than to leave a Toblerone or two laying around.

What’s In It:

Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which fall under the methylxanthines category. When we hear the phrase “the darker the chocolate, the more dangerous,” it’s because white chocolates contain fewer methylxanthines. Thus, less toxicity.

What It Can Do:

If eaten by a dog, chocolate can cause vomiting, dehydration, abdominal pains, severe agitation, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, elevated body temperature, seizures and death.

H/T ASPCA

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Milk

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Yeah we know, puppies drink milk from their mothers after they’re born. However, like humans  (including moi), dogs can also suffer from lactose intolerance.

What’s In It:

Milk contains milk sugar that dogs don’t have the enzymes to break down.

What It Can Do:

Consumption of milk could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems. While it’s not immediately life-threatening, it can contribute to serious bacterial exposure in dogs that could eventually lead to disease.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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Cheese

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Sorry boy, no Grilled Cheese Spot for you. Your stomach will thank me for it later.

What’s In It:

Like milk, cheese also has sugars and fatty components that dogs don’t have the necessary enzymes to break down.

What It Can Do:

Cheese, and other dairy products, can cause problems if consumed in excess. Symptoms like gas, diarrhea and vomiting can all occur if a dog eats too much cheese.

H/T Dog Food Advisor

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Onion

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While onions go with pretty much anything savory, they can do more than just make your dog cry.

What’s In It:

Onions contain compounds that can be harmful to dogs if ingested enough.

What It Can Do:

Onions can damage red blood cells in dogs causing them to become weaker and move around less. If enough onions are consumed, a blood transfusion might be necessary.

H/T No Longer Wild

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Macadamia Nuts

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One of the more recent discoveries, Macadamia Nuts can be incredibly harmful to dogs if eaten.

What’s In It:

The specific chemicals found in macadamias are still unknown right now, but they are known to cause a toxic reaction to dogs if ingested.

What It Can Do:

Dogs will develop weakness and an inability to walk, specifically in their hind legs. Vomiting, staggering gait, depression, tremors and hypothermia.

H/T VetMedicine

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Garlic

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Consider your dogs vampires and keep them away from raw garlic as much as possible.

What’s In It:

Like the chocolate rule, the stronger the onion the more toxic it can be. Since garlic is part of the onion family it’s even more dangerous to dogs than onions per ounce. Garlic contains compounds that are strong in toxicity.

What It Can Do:

While the effect of garlic consumption to red blood cells won’t appear for a few days in dogs, they’ll be tired and reluctant to move. The dog’s urine will be orange to dark red in color. Like with onions, a blood transfusion might be required in severe cases.

H/T ASPCA

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Grapes

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Like Macadamia Nuts, grapes and raisins can be extremely toxic to dogs.

What’s In It:

While its currently unknown what chemicals and compounds are in grapes that cause toxicity to dogs, the results of consumption can be pretty devastating.

What It Can Do:

Grapes and raisins can cause rapid kidney failure. While it varies between dogs, symptoms may not show up in them. Other than kidney failure, dogs can also develop vomiting or diarrhea as well as a lethargic state. Dogs will also develop dehydration and lack of appetite. Death from kidney failure may occur within three to four days.

H/T ASPCA

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Avocados

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You might want to hold off sharing that guac with your doggy pal. He’ll thank you for it later.

What’s In It:

Avocado leaves, pits, bark and fruit contain a toxin called persin.

What It Can Do:

Avocados can have toxic effects on dogs depending on the variety. They can cause upset stomachs in dogs, breathing difficulties, fluid buildup in the chest, but the most dangerous thing for them seem to the be the pit. Since it’s slippery, the pit can accidentally be swallowed by dogs, leading to obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.

H/T HubPages

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Apple Cores

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While most people try to avoid eating the core of an apple, it’s actually much more toxic to dogs. Along with a few other fruits, you should definitely be careful not to leave apple cores laying around for dogs to get their paws on.

What’s In It:

The core of an apple (as well as plums, peaches, pears and apricots) contain cyanogenic glycosides which is also known as cyanide.

What It Can Do:

Some of the symptoms that come from ingesting the toxin are dizziness, struggling to breath, seizures, collapsing, hyperventilation, shock and even coma.

H/T HubPages

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Yeast Dough

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Bread makes you fat? While having a chubby puppy isn’t the worst thing in the world, yeast dough used to make bread should absolutely be kept away from dogs.

What’s In It:

The raw yeast dough from making bread can ferment in a dog’s stomach, becoming toxic.

What It Can Do:

Aside from the toxicity from alcohol being produced in the stomach, yeast dough can also expand in your dog’s stomach or intestines and create a large amount of gas in the digestive system. This can lead to severe pain and a potentially ruptured stomach or intestinal tract. Vomiting, abdominal discomfort and lethargy can also occur.

H/T VetMedicine

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Caffeine

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No idea who would ever share coffee with a dog. I mean, what do they have to do all day other than sleep and look out the window?  In all seriousness, owners should never let their dogs near coffee or any form of caffeine.

What’s In It:

Coffee contains a stimulant known as Methylated xanthine.

What It Can Do:

Methylated xanthine stimulates the nervous system in dogs, causing vomiting, restlessness, heart palpitations and even death.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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Bacon

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What? Bacon?! Say it isn’t so! It’s absolutely tragic that we can’t share one of the greatest foods out there with our canine buddies. We’ll need to remember this the next time we want to feed our dogs some breakfast bacon under the table. Well, more bacon for us then. Sorry, buddy.

What’s In It:

Foods rich in fat, like bacon, can lead to the disease pancreatitis in dogs. Once a dog has developed pancreatitis, their pancreas’ become inflamed and stop functioning correctly.

What It Can Do:

This leads to all sorts of problems with digestion and nutrient absorption.

H/T Can I Give My Dog

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It should also be noted that the amount of damage these foods can do vary on the specific breeds and sizes of your dogs. Like humans, all dogs are different and can react differently to foods. Though it’s better to keep them away from these foods just for good measure.

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Chipotle Now Testing ‘Really Good Coffee’

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Ever go to Chipotle, order a burrito and just go nuts on it before you start getting really sleepy three quarters of the way in? I mean, you could wash it down with a nice cold beer, but for some reason that makes things even worse. What you really need is a nice, warm cup of coffee.

In a move that looks looks to be a step towards expanding their caffeine services, Chipotle is testing coffee at a Washington, D.C. location. The co-founder Todd Carmichael tweeted a photo of the coffee promotion, which revealed that the chain is pairing up with Philly-based coffee roaster La Colombe and brewing up “Really Good Coffee.”

While this test run seems to be located specifically in D.C., that doesn’t mean we might not be seeing coffee soon at our local Chipotle establishments. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Anyone in the Washington area know if it’s any good? Sound out!

PicThx @toddcarmichael