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Fast Food Sweets

Dunkin’ Gets Romantic With New Heart-Shaped Donuts

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With only a couple days left until February, we’re all starting to feel the love. Dunkin’ Donuts found a way to turn that feeling into something a little more tangible and bite-sized by creating a line of heart-shaped donuts for Valentine’s Day.

The two new donuts are the Chocolate-covered Raspberry Heart Donut and the Brownie Batter Crumble Heart Donut.

Dunkin’s Raspberry Heart boasts a raspberry filling, is frosted with chocolate icing, and drizzled with strawberry-flavored icing. The Brownie Batter Crumble Heart oozes brownie batter-flavored buttercreme filling, is frosted with chocolate icing, and drizzled with strawberry-flavored icing.

A dozen of these might be just as romantic, if not more so, than ordering a box of chocolates. Heck, we’ll take a heart-shaped donut any time of year. Love does that to you.

The donuts will be available through the end of February at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.

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Video

Heart-Shaped Pizzas Say ‘I Love You’ In The Best Way Possible

Nothing says love like pizza. If there was an even better way to convey that message to someone you’re particularly fond of, it’ll have to be a heart-shaped pizza.

In a video by Hector Gomez, of Pop Rocks Popcorn fame, you can learn how to make yoruselves some heart-shaped pizzas. All you need is some pizza dough (pre-made or otherwise), some pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni and a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Roll out your dough and start cutting out hearts. Sauce your hearts and start topping them with cheese and pepperoni. Throw them into the pizza oven and let it bake at 475 degrees for about 10 minutes.

Once your pizzas are done, sit down with someone you love and enjoy.

You can also down the heart pizzas all by yourself. Shit, you made them after all.

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Health

Wine May Not Be As Healthy For Us As We Thought. Et Tu, Wine?

The British are coming! The British are Coming! To blow our buzz, that is.

The U.K. government has recently issued a warning that red wine may not be as healthy for us as we thought. Thanks for raining on our parade, U.K. government.

It was previously assumed that a glass of red wine a day could work wonders for your body, like help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol. Of course, this is all under the assumption that you’re not chugging three bottles a day, ya crazy winos. Some super-nerd scientists even went as far as to say that red wine helps destroy “bad bacteria” in your mouth, effectively doubling as a mouthwash. Assuming, of course, you want your mouth to smell like a bold Syrah or a robust Merlot.

“I’m just trying to be healthy, fuck off with that face, Lisbeth”

The United Kingdom’s Chief Medical Officer recently decided to take a fat shit on everyone’s dreams by dropping some truth bombs. Professor Dame Sally Davies, the CMO, recently revealed that while a glass of red wine a day may have some health benefits, these benefits really only apply to women over the age of 55. That’s about 17% of people.

Considering that Americans have steadily increased their wine consumption over the past 24 years, this new report could bring about dire consequences for American drinkers. The overall theme of the report is “drink less,” so it will be interesting to see how it affects American alcohol consumerism.

If I had to guess, I’d say very little. We love our wine and beer, so we’re gonna stick to the first report that says its all good for you, kthxbai.

Pic Credit: Library Thing, IGN

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Health

New Rule Forces Chain Restaurants To Start Labeling Highly Salty Foods

Today the New York City Board of Health will start implementing a new rule approved back in September of 2015 to start labeling any exceedingly salty foods being served at chain restaurants that go over the recommended 2,300 milligrams — or one teaspoon — of salt.

Strap yourselves in nice and tight fast food companies, because you’re about to get fuuuuuuucked.

This new rule will only affect chains of 15 restaurants or more across the United States and a variety of movie theaters and concession stands.

The whole point of the new rule is to help American citizens better combat the number one killer in America: cheeseburgers! Na, I’m just playing, it’s actually heart disease. Heart disease is out to get you. Cardiovascular disease accounts for roughly 17 million deaths worldwide a year. Death from heart complications makes up 30% of global deaths, making it the leading killer of all y’all.

The move will also force many restaurants to find new ways of making some of their food. Seeing the large salt shaker symbol (which will be used as the new label nationwide) is intended to draw the consumer’s eyes to the amount of salt it contains in the hopes of spurring them on to be more conscious of what they eat.

Many restaurant owners are having trouble getting on board with the new rule, claiming that following our nation’s federal guidelines for food would be much easier to deal with, rather than a wide variety of state rules that could make things even more difficult as a restaurateur, depending on where you live.

“I understand the [New York] City Board of Health is very pleased to lead the way on these nutritional initiatives,” says president of the New York State Restaurant Association Melissa Fleischut. “But what we see is that it ends up creating a patchwork of regulations across multiple states.”

It’s interesting to me that they decided to make the change from words to pictures in order to inform consumers what exactly they’re putting in their bellies. In comparison, people have been trying to change the labeling on cigarette packs for decades, yet the U.S. labeling laws are so lackadaisical that any warnings usually come on the side of the pack, in small letters, and in the same color as the pack, making them virtually indistinguishable.

Both salt and tobacco can have dire effects on the cardiovascular system, so perhaps this is the start to a new era where pictures replace text on warning labels. Who knows? Maybe next they’ll start putting pictures of car crashes on beer bottles.

Image Source: Crain’s, Food Navigator, American Heart Association

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Sweets

Einstein Bros Offering Cranberry and Chocolate Heart-Shaped Bagels

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Nothing says be my Valentine like breakfast in the morning with your sweetie.  But heart-shaped toast, eggs, bacon etc. is sometimes hard to manage with little sleep and no coffee yet.  So to help you hopeless romantics out, Einstein Bros is offering heart-shaped bagels for Valentine’s Day.

The bagels come in Cranberry and Chocolate Chip flavors and are baked fresh in the store.  You can even get a “Bagel Box” if you want to spread the love with a baker’s dozen and two tubs of cream cheese.  If you’re looking for something sweeter, the chain is also offering heart-shaped sugar cookies.  So no excuses; get out of bed and get some treats for yourself and your loved ones.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

H/T + Picthx Brand Eating

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Features

23 Valentine’s Food Fails That Will Never Get Re-Pinned on Pinterest

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Some of us are lucky enough to date modern-day Casanovas, guys or gals who remember every inside joke we’ve shared or have even memorized our favorite brownie recipes. Everyone else . . . let’s just focus on the positives, shall we? As anyone who has attempted any pretty Pinterest craft knows, even the most loving, most thoughtful boyfriend or girlfriend’s best intentions can oftentimes melt into an indistinguishable quagmire of burnt “chocolate.”

So we poked around for some of the best Valentine’s and couples-themed food fails to help remind us all that this weekend, well, it’s the thought that counts.

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This No-I-Love-You-S’More

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This Heart-Melting Surprise

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This Boo Who Remembered Red Velvet is Your Favorite

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This Suzy-Homemaker Who Forgot How Cupcakes Work

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This Fan of Anatomical Correctness

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This Un-Berry-Bly Cheesy Romantic

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This Squishy Risk-Taker

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This Guy Who Was Hoping You’d Get All Choked Up

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And Then There’s This Asshole

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This Mushy Sweetheart

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This Boyfriend Who Understands All a Girl Needs is Rice Krispies and Norman Reedus

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This Bacon Lover Who Just Can’t Keep It Together Around You

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This Brownie Lover Who’s All Bent Out of Shape

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This Big Softie-On-The-Inside

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This . . . Whatever This Is

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This Boob

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This Aussie at Heart

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Because  . .  . it looks like a boomerang?

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This Jumbo Kinder Surprise Egg Maker

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This Girl Who Definitely Doesn’t Have It Covered

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This Gamer Who’s Just Playing on Super Low-Res

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This . . . Whatever This Is Pt. 2

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This Orc Spawn

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This Drunken Iron Chef

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(Full disclosure: not all of these are confirmed to have been made for Valentine’s, but don’t pretend you didn’t still go “aww!”)

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Hit-Or-Miss

Japanese Farmers are Growing Heart-Shaped Watermelons

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Do we need watermelons grown into shapes of squares and hearts? Well, yes and no.

No, they don’t taste any different (we’re guessing). Sure, they’re probably easier to store. Yes, they will melt your heart.

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Farmer Hiroichi Kimura from Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture underwent a long series of trial and error to create his proprietary watermelon heart-mold, which was inspired by a comment from a neighbor. Rocket News reports, “Mr. Kimura’s heart watermelons have a crunchy consistency that gives way to pleasantly sweet juices. Once you’ve gulped down the red flesh, you’re left with a mellow sweetness that lingers on the tongue. The taste was better than Mr. Kimura imagined.”

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Watch this neat featurette to see how he did it and start planning your Valentine’s Day shipment now. Bonus points if you figure out a way to hide an engagement ring inside. This is some Grade-A Pinterest sh*t.

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

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Technology

Resuscitate Your Breakfast With This Defibrillator Toaster

Who says breakfast can’t be exciting? I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than shocking your bread back to life– it’s fun for the whole family! It seems straight forward enough: place a slice in each tray, select your toasting level, apply pressure and BAM, all clear! If you look closely, you can see the heart rate imprint that will be left on your flat-lining toast.

Sadly, this toaster is only a concept developed by Shay Carmon, the creator of other bizarre ideas such as the ‘two leg table’, and the ‘leaning chair’. Hopefully some day soon it will appear on the shelves, and you can finally fulfill your parent’s dream of becoming a cardiac surgeon. Well, close enough.

via Incredible Things