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Kool-Aid Is Letting You Have Your Slime and Eat It Too

Popping open the bag of slime ingredients, I was hit with an unmistakable sugary, vaguely cherry smell that sent me back to a time of diagonal-cut grilled cheeses and light up Sketchers: ah, Kool-Aid.

First it was powder packets, then it was juice pouches, and now Kool-Aid is teaming up with YouTuber Karina Garcia to bring its trademark flavors to a new platform — slime. 

Garcia started making instructional YouTube videos on how to create slime about four years ago and has amassed over 9 million subscribers since then. Her videos have gone over slime made from nearly every substance on earth, from candles to spicy ramen. She’s also launched a line of DIY slime making kits and written a couple books (only two of which are about slime). 

Seriously, the amount of slime-related content she’s made would make Young Thug jealous. 

This time, it’s Kool-Aid. And it’s edible. These are truly revolutionary times. 

The slime is well, slimey. It’s a little grainy and maintains the stretchiness of Play-Doh, but it’s definitely something you can get weird with. The taste is true to Kool-Aid and packs the same, sweet punch it always has. 

Kool-Aid’s Edible Slime will be available exclusively at CVS, and be sure to tag @KarinaGarcia and @CraftCityLife on Instagram to share your creations with the Slime Queen of YouTube herself.


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Duane Reade Debuts Fro-Yo Bar and Freezee Station

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Duane Reade, the largest drug store chain in New York City, recently announced new offerings at its 52nd and Broadway location including a new frozen yogurt bar, a slurpee-esque Freezee station, its Good & Delish oatmeal station, self-serve juice/smoothie offerings and the Sushi Station for fresh custom ordered sushi.

The Fro-Yo Bar will include the following flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Original Tart, Blueberry Tart, Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Mango, Coffee and Peach. Toppings will include various candies, fresh fruit, cereals and Ghirardelli sauces. Price is a bit steep at $5.99 per cup, but that’s the premium you pay for the city that never sleeps.

What do you think FOODBEASTS? Would you buy self-serve yogurt or oatmeal from your local Walgreens, CVS or Duane Reade? Is Duane Reade ahead of the curve or stepping onto territory that should be left to those who specialize in it?


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Is Your Honey for Real?

According to a recent Food Safety News Analysis, most honey sold in grocery stores doesn’t meet the international standard for honey. An analyzation of more than 60 jars and plastic bears in 10 states and D.C. shows that there was no pollen to be found in products labeled “honey.”

Why is this important? Because without the pollen there is no way to determine it came from a legitimate source. A previous investigation by Food Safety News stated that it is likely that 1/3 of the honey sold in the U.S. is likely smuggled from China and could be tainted by illegal antibiotic and heavy metals. If you care where your honey comes from you may not want to buy from drugstores such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS Pharmacy where no pollen was found in 100% of samples.