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Health

‘Souping’ Is Trying Real Hard To Be the New Juicing

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At one time or another, we’ve all had that friend who would not shut up about their juice cleanse. You know what we’re taking about, that pal who cries for three days straight because they’re surviving on an all liquid diet. With all the healthy hype that comes with juicing, there’s bound to be some some opponents to the cause, case in point, Soupure.

Essentially a juice cleanse, just a little more chunky, Soupure aims to redefine the cleanse movement with a soup cleanse alternative. The founders, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella, don’t believe “that juice cleanses are a realistic ongoing lifestyle choice in place of food…souping is a more satisfying way to cleanse.” So, basically juicing is unrealistic but living off sweet, savory, and broth style soups is the next big thing?

Soupure’s soups come in both chilled and hot variations ranging from flavors such as Cucumber Grape and Cantaloupe Tumeric, to the better when warmed savory assortment featuring Zucchini Basil and Chicken Bone Broth. Mmmm…ehhhhh.

Currently, the soups aren’t available to purchase individually, but you can create your own pack or choose a variety that best suits your cleansing needs. Packs run from $45 for a Chiller 6-Pack to $375 for a 5 Day Cleanse, which is all significantly more expensive than just eating a smidge more healthy. Soupure is only delivering to the Los Angeles area for now, lucky us.

H/T First We Feast + PicThx Soupure

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Deals

Grab a Free Fresh Squeezed Juice at Jamba Juice on August 6

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Who: Jamba Juice
What: Free made-to-order 12 oz fresh squeezed juice to promote the chain joining the juicing bandwagon
Where: All participating  Jamba Juice locations
When: Wednesday, August 6

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating

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Hit-Or-Miss

TREND REPORT: Kimchi is Actually More Popular on Social Media Than Cronuts + Sriracha Combined

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Food trends are a fickle beast, as highlighted by our own Charisma Madarang in her trends piece last week citing that Grilled Cheese was actually more talked about on social media and blogs than Cronuts, Poutine & Juicing, combined.

The correlation proved so interesting that I was curious to go a few levels further. The surface level buzz around blogs, Twitter and Facebook seems indicate that  Sriracha and Cronuts are trending above all else, but with data at our fingertips, it’s evident this is no longer the case.

Utilizing Microsoft’s new social listening tool and gleaning data on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, we were quickly able to aggregate and analyze both share of voice and sentiment towards a select group of food terms that interested us. We picked: Juicing, Ramen, Kale, French Press, Cronut, Poutine, Grilled Cheese, Sriracha and Kimchi.

Here are the high level conclusions we were able to glean from the data we got back:

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More people are talking about ‘Kimchi’ than the cumulative total of people talking about ‘Cronuts’ and ‘Sriracha’

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People currently love Ramen and continue talking about it positively. Of our sample set, it was hands down the most talked about item:

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While Grilled Cheese was the third-most discussed item, people talked about it more negatively than any other item on our list:

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Juicing had the highest sentiment of anything on the list. People love juicing, they love talking about it, and they talk about it positively:

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70% of Ramen mentions came from a website or blog, the heaviest non-social media presence of any term we searched

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People still love Kale. It was the second most talked about item on the list, and had the second highest sentiment behind juicing:

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Health items like Juicing + Kale are the most positively talked about items on the list:

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Here’s the complete infographic from our Microsoft Social Listening report:

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Hit-Or-Miss

Research Shows More People Are Talking About ‘Grilled Cheese’ than Cronuts, Poutine & Juicing Combined

Apparently, if you’re still craving Cronuts and tweeting about it, you’re part of the 1% of netizens that still care. The rest have moved onto ramen-crusted chicken wings and grilled cheese sandwiches — the next unspoiled “foodie” territory being conquered.

How did we come to such a pretentious conclusion? We got word of a new tool dubbed Microsoft Social Listening, which pings Facebook, Twitter and blogs (sites with a url) for buzzwords in order to determine what’s trending on the internet. Sentiment for a food term is graded by keywords within an article and headlines, ranging from “positive” words like delicious and wonderful to “negative” words like bland and overrated to grade overall opinion.

However, our dataset was limited to the food terms we chose to rate against each other, rather than all food terms in internet existence. That being said, we plugged in terms we talk about a lot on Foodbeast:  ramenkalejuicingfrench presscroissant donutpoutinegrilled cheesesriracha, and kimchi. We let the fancy technology run the numbers from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014 and in the end, this is what we got:

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Foods with the most “Share of Voice,” aka the one’s being talked about the most:

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From highest to lowest:

1. Ramen

2. Kale

3. Grilled Cheese

4. Juicing

5. Kimchi

6. Poutine, Sriracha (Tied)

7. French Press

8. Cronut Croissant Donut

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Foods with the highest “Sentiment,” aka the one’s with the most positve “feels”

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From highest to lowest:

1. Juicing

2. Kale

3. Croissant Donut

4. Poutine, Ramen (Tied)

5. Kimchi

6. Sriracha

7. French Press

8. Grilled Cheese

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Note, while “Grilled Cheese” was one of the top foods being talked about, it’s sentiment was the lowest — the most negative — on the list. Which leads us to think… people must be mad hating on that cheesy, melty goodness.

Peek the infographic for more slick nuances and let us know what you discover in the comments.

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Health

This Website Calculates the Calories in the Fruits & Vegetables You’re Juicing

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The toughest thing about juicing, other than cleanup, is keeping track of how much fruit and veggies you’re throwing into the machine. Sure, it’s easy to go nuts with it, but in the end, it could do you more harm than good if you don’t keep tabs of what you’re juicing. Especially with the sugar content.

The website Simply Smarter Juicing is a pretty nifty tool that gives folks the nutritional information of various fruits and vegetables most commonly used when juicing. Some of the foods included (along with some health facts) are apples, carrots, strawberries, spinach and ginger. All one has to do is drag the individual ingredients over into a slot. The animated juicer starts shaking and boom, instant nutritional facts. The site also creates a customized recipe based on your ingredients scaling the portions to fit the juice. It also suggests other juice recipes based on your choices.

Now if only there was a site that counted the caloric content of breakfast pizzas.

Picthx Simply Smarter Juicing

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#foodbeast

A machine that squeezes oranges and makes you fresh juice exists

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Picthx whatanasian

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Together, we can stop the juicing violence.

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PicThx Cuddles and Rage

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Humor

A Realistic Look at the Time You Spend Juicing [HUMOR]

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It’s hard to knock the benefits of juicing.

You feel better, it tastes good, and there are books full of health benefits on the matter. But seriously, whoever gets stuck on cleanup duty may never want to juice again. By the time you’ve done your shopping, chopping, juicing, and cleaning to whittle down to a glass of drinkable liquid, you’ve spent more of your day than you’d care to account for.

At the very least, this graphic put together by data visualization firm Column Five makes me feel a little less terrible about dropping $8 on a freshly squeezed spicy kale lemonade at the local juice spot.

H/T ColumnFiveMedia