Health Packaged Food

This ‘Dream Honey’ Is Made To Help You Sleep

In May 2020, Sleep Standards conducted a survey with 1,015 respondents in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 70 on their sleep habits during lockdown. The results have found that a whopping 98% of Americans have developed new sleep problems post lockdown. Further, 68% feel stress or find it hard to sleep during these times.

Though the high percentages of those that have trouble sleeping are quite startling, the current state of the world and the anxieties brought on by it come as no surprise. Simply put, we need help to fall and stay asleep.

Enter Potli’s new ‘Dream Honey’, designed with a special formula that includes CBN, CBD, and either melatonin or THC to promote deep, restful sleep. The effectiveness of the honey lies in CBN, a minor cannabinoid known to inhibit optimized sleep. The raw honey itself is from wildflower and harvested from their own proprietary bee hives. For specifics, 120mg of CBN and 6mg of melatonin are in there to help you fall asleep, while 60mg of CBD help you stay asleep.

I tried the ‘Dream Honey’ myself, given my own struggles with sleeping and I found it to be beneficial in what seemed like a rejuvenating night’s worth of sleep. It’s been a long while since I’ve felt that, making me a believer in the honey’s abilities.

Shop ‘Dream Honey’ on now, with a 4oz jar of hemp-derived honey priced at $32 and a 4oz jar of cannabis-derived honey going for $40.

Fast Food What's New

KFC Tests A Sweeter Honey Version Of Their HOT CHICKEN

Last year, Kentucky Fried Chicken released their variation of Nashville Hot Chicken and we were shocked at how good it was. Unfortunately, the Georgia Gold Chicken that followed wasn’t as great. Now, it looks like the house that secret herbs and spices built is adding another variation of hot chicken to their menu.

KFC announced that they’re testing a new flavor called Hot Honey Chicken at select locations in the East Coast.

The extra crispy chicken blends golden honey with mild peppers to create a Honey Hot sauce that marries the sensations of sweet and spicy. Patrons can get the chicken on Extra Crispy Tenders, Chicken Littles, and Extra Crispy Chicken.

Those looking to try the new flavor can expect them at select restaurants in the Norfolk, VA, and New York state areas.

If it’s anything like the Nashville Hot Chicken, we pray they make a wider release.

Sweets Video

Watch How Honey Is Made

Honey is such a versatile ingredient. We throw it in our tea, we use it in baking, we even throw it on our desserts. The nectar that comes from bees is one of the most iconic foods around, dating back millennia to early humans foraging for the sweet natural substance.

We found ourselves drawn to another Discovery/Science Channel segment on the captivating process on manufacturing honey in bulk.

The video takes us through the journey of honey from bees drawing nectar from flowers and honeycomb creation. Beekeepers maintain their bees until the honeycombs are filled and ready to be removed. They’re then taken into the factory and scrapped and spun until the honey is separated from the honey combs.

Some factories even package honeycombs as is for consumers to eat.

Check out the video to see the fascinating process behind honey. The next time you douse your oven-fresh biscuit in the golden manna, take a minute to appreciate where it came from. Then, you have our permission to bite.

Cravings Culture Fast Food

McDonald’s Sweet New Fries Are Topped With Honey & Black Sesame

We’ll try any new McDonald’s item at least once. Gotta give it that fair shake, right?

McDonald’s Japan is tapping into the French fry audience with new “college potato” fries called daigaku imo French fries, reports Rocket News 24.

The fast food chain drew inspiration from a classic Japanese comfort dish, daigaku imo (college potato), a sweet potato snack that is paired with a sweet sauce. Legend has it, the snack got its name from poor college students seeking a cheap way to satiate their hunger pangs.

McDonald’s new fries are topped with a thick honey sesame sauce and topped with black sesame seeds. Paired with the saltiness of the fries, this could be a killer addition.

You can find the new fries at participating McDonald’s locations in Japan beginning Feb. 15, where they’ll be on the menu for a limited time.

Hit-Or-Miss Video

Watch A Red Hot Nickel Turn A Lollipop Into A Chaotic, Melting Mess

There seems to be a correlation between the public’s fascination with spicy foods and the act of pouring scalding hot liquid metal onto food. Whether it be crushing a few coffin cases of deathly hot Carolina Reaper Pepper infused Paqui Chips, or simply dumping molten copper on top of every food item imaginable — it seems experiments are always better when the heat is turned up.

For example, check out how this red hot nickel ball quickly turns this Tootsie Pop into a hot, melty mess in less than a minute.

This video is just one of many food-based stunts performed by the crazy kids on the CarsandWater YouTube channel. But, believe it or not, this experiment finally put to rest the confounding question of, “How many red hot nickel balls does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop,” asked by dozens of Cars and Water subscribers.

Now we know the answer. One.

Most of the Cars and Water videos involve red hot nickel balls — or RHNBs — and you should definitely not try these at home. Still, Cars and Water might actually be onto something with this RHNB theme.

Here’s some GIFs of more RHNBs melting through various food based items.

A RHNB vs. Cotton candy.

A RHNB set atop some liquid nitrogen frozen honey.

A RHNB stacked on some Oreos. Oreos were not playin’!

This experiment didn’t include a RHNB, but what’s cooler than a liquid nitrogen fueled potato gun? No pun intended.

And the best experiment of all — using a RHNB to obliterate some Peeps.

Have something in mind that you’d like to see placed against a red hot nickel ball? Leave a comment on the Cars and Water YouTube channel and see what can take the heat.

Culture Health News Sweets Video

This Hallucinogenic Honey Has People Risking Their Lives To Get Some

The Himalayan honeybee is the largest bee in the world, twice as large as any bee in America. What’s special about the bee, other than it’s size and unpleasant sting, is the honey that it produces: a rare, hallucinogenic nectar that people pay hundreds per pound for.

National Geographic’s second Explorer episode focuses on a man in Nepal who is one of the last hunters of this honey. A team of filmmakers journey to the other side of the world to follow this man as he collects Himalayan bee honey.

The honey contains a toxin collected from the rhododendron flower that can get you blitzed, making it a highly sought after commodity in the black market. You can purchase the nectar for $166 a pound if you know where to look.


Effects of the honey include dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, loss of consciousness, and flatlining. However, if you can push past all those factors, the honey will also alter your mental state, give you hallucinations, and improve your sexual performance.

In ancient times, according to NatGeo, the honey was used as a weapon. Soldiers were tricked into eating it to turn the tides of wars.

To collect the precious nectar, Honey Hunters take a bamboo rope ladder, dangle 300 feet above the ground over the edge of a cliff, and risk the stings of gargantuan Himalayan honeybees just to harvest the hallucinogenic honey.

Check out the video to see the team brave serious heights just to get some of the mind-altering honey.


This Company Turns Brewery Waste Into Beer-Flavored Granola Bars

Despite how much we all love beer, and how worthwhile it is to make it, we waste tons of grains a day just to make a few batches. Well, the San Francisco-based ReGrained has found an excellent use for those grains.

According to Business Insider, we waste an average of 30 lbs of grain for every 5 gallons of beer that we brew. Ignoring the “math skills” I achieved in college, I did the conversion using Google and it turns out that we use 50 lbs of grain for every 41 lbs of beer. While that number isn’t too bad in terms of spending and earning, it still amounts to tons of useable food being thrown to waste.

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In order to make beer, breweries extract the only ingredient necessary from the grains (sugar) then toss the rest. ReGrained has found a way to not only turn a profit using trash, but to provide the world with delicious beer-flavored grain bars that aid in helping you forget you’re eating grain, and that’s a good thing.

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Since many breweries (craft breweries in particular) only use the finest grains to achieve pure, subtle flavors, ReGrained always managed to get the best of the best. Their bars are even named after the beer they were used to make, such as “Honey Almond IPA Bar” and “Coffee Chocolate Stout Bar.”

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“Eat Beer,” their simple yet clever slogan, tops off their successful inaugural campaign by combining two of America’s favorite things: eating and beer.

Who said you can’t drink beer and be healthy at the same time?



Photo Credit: ReGrained 

Deals Fast Food

Church’s Creates Chicken Tenders Out Of Honey Biscuits

Church’s Chicken has been a staple in the fried chicken industry for quite some time now. It comes as no surprise that the number of feasible fried chicken dishes they can come up with is limited. With that being said, today is not the day they run out of ideas.

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Starting on Monday, March 28th, Church’s will begin selling their Honey-Butter Biscuit Chicken Tenders. The all-white meat chicken strips will be dipped in Church’s Honey-Butter batter then deep fried, as is tradition.

The entire meal, with 3 tender strips, a biscuit, a drink and some Honey Butter dipping sauce, will come out to roughly $5-$7, depending on your state and any customizations you do to your order. This new chicken flavor will only be available through May 22, 2016.



Photo Credit: PR News Wire, Chew Boom