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Hit-Or-Miss News

Anonymous Stalker Keeps Harassing Man With Free Pizza Deliveries

 

You’d think having a secret admirer send you pizza would be a good thing, but apparently things got a little excessive for this man in Germany.

Over 100 pizzas, along with sushi, sausages, and Greek food, have been anonymously sent to Guido Grolle, according to the Associated Press.

The man does not appreciate the love, however, and has involved local authorities, who still can’t find the stalker. It has gotten so bad that Grolle can’t get work done as the deliveries show up at the wee hours of the morning.

This dude can’t even take his morning dump without the doorbell ringing and some dude holding a pizza.

While this sounds like a tailor-made Valentine’s Day story about secret love, this poor dude is trying to keep his life in order.

Until they find the creepy admirer, at least Grolle will have some free food to munch on for days.

h/t newsday

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FOODBEAST Packaged Food

Documentary Shows Footage Of Horrifying Conditions For Haribo Workers And Pigs


Photo courtesy of ARD film, Markencheck

Haribo, a German confectionary company known for its gummy candy, has found itself in a sticky situation after a documentary claims that the workers and animals used to make the candy were kept in appalling conditions.

According to Deutsche Welle, or DW, German broadcaster ARD aired the film Markencheck, or “brand check,” to identify the health and production problems revolving around the company’s gummy candies that are sold worldwide. The documentary claims that the two ingredients causing the workers and pigs to suffer in such shocking conditions are carnauba wax and gelatin.

Caranauba wax, an ingredient that comes from carnauba palm trees, is applied to the gummies to prevent sticking and to keep them glossy. The carnauba palm trees grow only in the poorest regions of the northeastern states of Brazil including Piaui, Ceara, Maranhao, Bahia, and Rio Grande do Norte. The documentary claims that Haribo sourced their carnauba wax from plantations where workers earn about $12 a day. These workers, some of whom are underage, are also allegedly forced to sleep outside or in their trucks, made to drink unfiltered water from nearby rivers, and not given access to toilets. Brazilian police would allegedly have to carry out raids to free the workers from the horrible working conditions on the plantations.

In that same documentary, footage of the disgusting living conditions of the pigs that provide gelatin for Gelita, Haribo’s main gelatin supplier, was aired. Numerous pigs are shown living in their own filth, covered with stool and urine, and suffering from open sores and infections. Veterinarians interviewed in the film claim that these living conditions clearly go against Germany’s animal protection laws.

In response to the film, Haribo made an official statement saying that they were not aware of of the violations to their guidelines and that they would proactively work with their suppliers to pursue the issue.

In an article by Metro.co.uk, a spokesperson from Haribo told them, “We are aware of the serious allegations that have been made and an urgent investigation is underway to help us establish the facts. Our production processes are of the utmost importance and we ask all suppliers to adhere to the strictest social and ethical standards. We have always believed such standards to be indivisible and non-negotiable.”

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Alcohol News

New Gin Brand Includes Actual Motorcycle Parts In Their Bottles

Custom motorbike manufacturer Uwe Ehinger pays homage to motorcycle history with the launch of The Archaeologist, a premium dry gin.

For decades, Ehinger has been searching the world for antique motorbikes. This earned him the nickname ‘The Archaeologist.’ ˮEverything I do pays tribute to the things that used to be,” says Ehinger.

The Archaeologist is filled in bottles together with original engine parts of Harley Davidsons Ehinger has discovered around the world: 1939 Flathead camshafts from the Mexican desert, 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts from Chile or 1962 Panhead rocker arms from South Korea.

The motorbike parts are specially cleansed and sealed to make it safe for them to be utilized in a drink. Subsequently, they are soldered onto a steel structure and encased by a handcrafted bottle.

The entire look and feel recreates the original packing of the antique engine parts – using authentic materials and historic techniques. Printed on an original Heidelberg Tiegel printing press from 1931, waxed wrapping paper tells the story of each part’s discovery.

The first edition of The Archaeologist will only be served in Ehinger’s garage in Hamburg, Germany. A limited number were also distributed via the website and sold out within hours. Ehinger is taking advance orders for the next series now.

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Culture

What ‘American Food’ Aisles Look Like In Other Countries

We’ve become accustomed to seeing aisles at the grocery store labeled, “Mexican Food,” or “Asian Food,” and it roughly encompasses some foods from the different cultures.

Well, apparently, when you visit other countries, they have similar aisles, except they label them “American Food,” and they try their best to stock the shelves with whatever they feel embodies American culture.

Whether it’s England filling up the shelves with A1 steak sauce and Pop Tarts, or Belgium filling it up with Soda and Mayonnaise, it’s interesting to see how other cultures see our cultural food.

You can’t really be mad at the selections in these aisles. We do love our snacks and sweets here in the US, so they’re not really wrong.

Check out these photos, taken by several people, as we learn a bit about what other countries think represents us best:

Belgium

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England

 

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New Zealand

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Germany

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France

American

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Humor

Drinkers Pay Homage To Pregnant Women In This Hilarious Beer Ad

People love to tell pregnant women “you’re glowing,” yet every time I’m drunk and my belly is hanging out of my shirt, people say, “You’re showing.” Double standard, right? I know, totally.

One German beer company is working to break those double standards by reminding men that just because they don’t house humans in their bellies, doesn’t mean that housing beer is any less precious or meaningful.

According to boredpanda, Bergedorfer Bier teamed up with a German advertising agency called Jung von Matt and created an advertisement that appealed to the average beer drinker, one that might have a bit of a belly, or as Americans now like to call it, a “dad bod.”

The best part of this entire series is the way these men gently cradle their bellies and delicately safeguard their nipples. The ad’s slogan is “Brewed with love,” giving even more hilarious meaning to the loving poses.

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Photo Credit: boredpanda

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Tastemade/Snapchat

This Is How The Rest Of The World Does Apple Pie

“There’s nothing more American than apple pie.”

While the US is the most vocal about its apple pride, apple pie is really just a testament to the constant stirring of our melting pot. British and Scandinavian pies have the most direct influence, but various other countries have their own ideas when it comes to apple pastries.

 

GERMANY: Apfel Maultaschen 

 

American apple turnovers get most of the fame associated with their deliciousness, but they owe their ubiquity to early German immigrants. In 17th century Germany, Swabian monks began to “hide” donated meats in savory pastries that were eventually called Maultaschen. The nearby Bavarians, no strangers to the dessert world, began putting sweeter fillings between the dough, like plums and apples. The result can look like a traditional apple turnover or a strudel, depending on the recipe you follow.

What sets it apart: Though some throw this ingredient to the wind, authentic Apfel Maultaschen should use potato dough instead of plain flour.  

COLOMBIA: Arepas Dulces con Manzanas

 

If you’re not much of a baker, this dessert is the perfect deconstruction of any country’s approach to an apple pastry. Arepas are typically a no-nonsense, cornmeal flatbread found throughout Latin America, but Colombia is notorious for its arepa ingenuity. There are dozens of variations that stretch the definition of what a flatbread should be, including a simple addition of sugar and cinnamon that allows you to cling to the culinary safety of the frying pan. Caramelize some apple slices to pile on top of your crispy arepas and they’re ready to enjoy.

What sets it apart: No oven necessary. But you might want to wear sleeves.

 

ITALY: Torta di Mele

Lately, cakes with fruit crusts have been popping up all over Pinterest and dessert blogs with little to no credit given to the Western European countries who’ve been mastering these bad boys for centuries. Italian torte di mele seems like uncovered apple pies at first glance, but beneath the oven-glazed apple slices lies a lemon cake. Its rustic simplicity allows for several variations, but it’s common for recipes from Northern Italy to require more apples due to the region’s plentiful 2,000-year-old apple orchards.

What sets it apart: When people talk about rustic cakes, this is what’s on their mind. 

FRANCE: Gâteau aux Pommes

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This cake is more apple than anything else and is an unapologetic celebration of French flippancy. The measurements vary from person to person, because French chefs just have a sixth sense about how much vanilla extract is too much without using measuring tools. Think of this cake as a torta di mele’s wild sibling: full of enough apple chunks, booze, and sugar to produce the sexiest sugar crash ever invented. Rum is the popular libation of choice, but whiskeys and bourbons round out the recipe just as nicely.

What sets it apart: The breathalyzer you might need afterwards and the overwhelming apple presence.

RUSSIA: Sharlotka

Russia’s thrown its own hat in this fray by way of a super sweet treat that lends its popularity to the simplicity in its preparation. Contributing to the overall sweetness of the sharlotka is the tale behind its name’s inception: as the story goes, the inventing baker named it after Charlotte, the name of the woman he was smitten by. Aaaaand the crowd goes ‘awwwww.’

What sets it apart: Think of the sharlotka as the glorious offspring of an apple pie and apple cake.

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Technology

KFC Developed A Keyboard That Keeps Phones Free Of Chicken Grease

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Texting is the last thing you should be doing when eating fried chicken. Speaking from experience, the grease marks on your phone will never truly go away. Kentucky Fried Chicken Germany has developed a way for patrons to text and enjoy their chicken without ever getting their phones oily.

By creating a tray liner keyboard, the fried chicken chain has allowed customers to easily text their loved ones without even touching their phones. All they have to do is connect the keyboard tray to their mobile device through bluetooth and they can type away as they eat.

Once they’re done, the board can simply be wiped clean, recharged and reused. The concept was tested at a location in Germany. While successful, people had a habit of taking the devices home.

Understandable, but kind of a bummer.

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Technology

This Billboard Uses Gender Detection To Only Promote Beer To Women

Astra-Ad

As a way to market beer specifically towards women, a German beer brand has developed a unique billboard that responds only to females as they pass by.

Setting up a location outside of a pub in Hamburg, Astra Beer created the world’s first advertisement aimed specifically to women. Using gender-detection technology, the billboard plays a series of interactive videos featuring comedian Uke Bosse.

As the women pass by the ad, Bosse calls out to them and promotes the beer in a variety of humorous ways. More than 70 different video recordings were created for the billboard. Each video serves as a unique response for female pedestrians walking by.