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This Bay Area Donut Shop Makes The World’s First Glow-In-The-Dark Pastry

If there’s one place in California that could be considered the Mecca of innovation and cutting-edge entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley would be the leading candidate. So it seems fitting that one of the most mind-boggling and innovative donuts ever created would be be found in the center of the South Bay region.

Thanks to the experimental minds at Psycho Donuts, a Campbell, California-based, mental ward-themed artisan donut and art shop, Bay Area donut connoisseurs have seen the light of what true culinary innovation looks like.

Part donuts, part light show, these tasty treats are deliciously fascinating. By adding pulverized vitamin B pills into the dough, Psycho Donuts created a treat that actually glows under an ultraviolet blacklight. Yes, they actually glow in the dark.

These fruit-flavored, glowing goodies are made with Hansen’s Natural Soda and lime juice. Currently, lime and pomegranate are making the rounds around the world’s first donut asylum.

By delivering a sensory experience, Psycho Donuts has built an iconic reputation for itself and it’s easy to see why. So, if you’re crazy about donuts, stop by Psycho Donuts to see and taste what all the hype is about.

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Created in partnership with Hansen’s Soda

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For The First Time In Years, Absolut Vodka Adds A New Flavor: LIME

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Absolut Vodka just announced the addition of their first new flavor in four years. Joining the brand’s iconic citrus lineup will be Absolut Lime, a flavor that will stand side-by-side with Absolut Citron and Absolut Mandrin.

The new vodka, like its predecessors, was created to lay the foundation to many cocktails with its dynamic and complex citrus flavoring. According to Absolut, the vodka will go with pretty much anything one will garnish with a lime.

As for us, we’ve been on a martini kick for quite a while. Might try to grab a bottle and practice making some at home. Y’know, grown up stuff.

Absolut’s new vodka is now available nationwide for about $19.99 (750mL) and $24.99 (1L) at participating grocery store locations and alcohol retailers.

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One Of Your Favorite Cocktails Can Actually Cause Serious Skin Burns

If you’re planning on spending your spring break sipping cocktails in a sunny locale, you might want to stop what you’re doing and pay attention.

Drunk texting your ex and waking up with a next-level hangover aren’t the only things you have to worry about when knocking back a few drinks on the beach.

It turns out, spilling your beloved margaritas on your sun-kissed skin can actually result in some pretty nasty skin burns.

I know, I felt pretty betrayed by my boozy BFF when I found out about this, too.

If you’re not familiar with this phenomenon, it’s known as phytophotodermatitis or “Margarita Dermatitis,” and it’s caused by lime juice getting on your skin. It’s also way more common than you may think.

We turned to Monique Olivares, a leading PA-C from Schweiger Dermatology in NYC, to get the scoop on this skin condition.

Olivares told Elite Daily,

Phytophotodermatitis is a skin rash that occurs when a sun-sensitizing chemical on the skin reacts with sunlight. This chemical reaction can cause redness, burning, blisters and residual dark pigmentation at the site of exposure.

If you think about the typical beach party scene, full of sloppy partiers sloshing their drinks around as they live it up under the sun, it becomes pretty apparent why phytophotodermatitis should be of particular concern for spring breakers.

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at this skin reaction (I’m going to warn you, it’s not very pretty).

Drinking margaritas on the beach sounds pretty great…

 

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…but did you know your beloved, boozy beverage can do more than just give you one hell of a hangover ?

 

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Yep, it turns out mixing citrus with sun produces a chemical reaction that can leave your skin with redness, burning, blisters and residual dark spots.  

This phenomenon is known as phytophotodermatitis…

 

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…and according to Monique Olivares, a PA-C from Schweiger Dermatology in NYC, it’s essentially a “skin rash that occurs when a sun-sensitizing chemical comes in contact with the skin and reacts with sunlight.”  

 

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Apparently, lime and celery are two of the biggest culprits that cause this common condition.  

Olivares told Elite Daily, “the initial rash can appear within 72 hours of sun exposure and can range in severity from skin dryness to blisters.”

 

It’s not hard to see why spring breakers should be especially wary of phytophotodermatitis.  

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All it takes is one spilled marg during a sloppy day-drinking session…

 

 

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…and you can end up with a seriously ugly burn that will definitely put a damper on the rest of your trip.  

However, there are some measures you can take to keep your skin safe.

 

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Olivares told Elite Daily prevention is key. She suggested you “wear a broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply every 80 minutes. If plants or citrus come in contact with the skin, wash it well with soap and water and if skin irritation does occur, a corticosteroid cream can be applied for relief.”  

Written by Kaylin Pound, EliteDaily

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Limes Can Cause Second Degree Burns But Don’t Stop Eating Them

No matter where you may discover limes on a menu, they always invoke a feeling of freshness with a little bite to it. For far too long, limes have played second, third, and (typically) twelfth fiddle in recipes, but it’s time to shine some light on them.

But not too much light.

The History

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 Nothing quite says “sexy sailors and pirates,” like missing teeth, yellow skin, and swollen limbs, or so thought the scurvy-plagued seafarers of the 17th century. In 1747, tired of being surrounded by these stud muffins, Dr. James Lind performed the first clinical trial determining that limes were integral in preventing and curing scurvy. When the British Royal Navy finally started enforcing lime rations in the 1790s, its sailors began to be pegged as “Limeys” and thus began the age-honored tradition of making fun of people for being healthy.   1880 – In Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, Amy, the youngest was punished at school for flaunting her first love: pickled limes. 1971 – Harry NIlsson told us all where to put our limes in the earworm “Coconut.” 2015 – Justin Timberlake starred as an out-of-work lime in a Sauza 901 Tequila ad campaign.

The Science

The vitamin C and ascorbic acid in limes is as good for keeping  your insides scurvy-free as they are at hydrating and rejuvenating your skin. Lime juice often finds its way into various skincare products, but you should use these products cautiously in the summer if you don’t want a rash or second-degree burns.  Phytophotodermatitis or “margarita dermatitis” is typically a summertime ailment that occurs when your skin is exposed to the sun after it comes in contact with lime juice or oil from the peel. #NotAllLimes are coming after your skin, but it’s better to be safe and apply some serious sunscreen.  

Fast Facts

  • Liminoids, compounds found in limes and other citrus fruit, have been shown to help fight most organ-related cancers.
  • The lime oil used in skin products is usually steam distilled to avoid causing margarita dermatitis.
  • Limes are considered evolutionarily older than lemons, hence their lower vitamin C levels.

How to Eat It

 

Don’t be afraid to show those limes who’s boss. Whether adorable Mexican limes or deceptively lemon-like Tahitian limes, you wield the knife and iron fist. Mix some fresh lime juice with chilli powder and throw that shit on anything:Corn, chicken, the faces of your enemies. Wherever chilli lime sauce lands, it’s sure to make you happy. You can also:

  • Stuff your limes with shredded coconuts.
  • Hell, stuff your coconut cake with a key lime pie and make yourself a margarita.
  • Skip the coconuts and a light tanginess to any sauce.

But, seriously, invest in some sunscreen.

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Watch Justin Timberlake Play A Washed-Up LIME In This Hilarious Tequila Ad

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Justin Timberlake has always been a pretty solid actor. A rare selection of musicians can gracefully transition into acting with such ease, but the 34-year-old artist has time again proven his acting chops. Timberlake has since invested in tequila company Sauza 901.

Because of this, he inconspicuously appeared in an ad for the Sauza. The premise is similar to a “Where They Are Now?” documentary, featuring humanoid limes.

Check out the three-minute tequila ad chronicling the rise and fall of Timberlake’s anthropomorphic fruit.

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Deep-Fried Tequila Shots

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Recipe: Oh, Bite It!

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Ben & Jerry’s Debuting ‘Margarita Pie’ Ice Cream in SF This Weekend

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Fans of Ben & Jerry’s old limited batch flavor Key Lime should be excited about this newer, boozier rendition. Hellooo, summer body.

Debuting at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival this Saturday in San Francisco, “Margarita Pie” will feature lime ice cream swirled with tequila marshmallow and chunky crumbs of shortbread crust. Sadly, samples of the exclusive flavor will only be offered to the first 1,000 visitors to the Ben & Jerry’s tent. There’s nothing to stop you from making a float version at home though.

H/T Grubstreet

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Skittles Swaps Green Apple Flavor with Lime, Changes ‘Original’ Rainbow

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Someone in Skittles Candy Land really screwed up. I’m not looking to get anyone fired, but who the hell decided to change one of the original Skittles flavors? Apparently, after conducting some sort of poll, the team over at the Skittles Kingdom chose to replace the Lime-flavored green Skittle with Green Apple. In a move that has left many feeling as betrayed as when Monopoly changed the Iron to a Cat, the negative outpour should be cause for concern in the Rainbow Factory.

The green Skittle has always been Lime. It should always be Lime. This Green Apple Skittle just feels wrong. Who’s going to pal around with Lemon now? Is this meant to be some sort of affront to citrus lovers? It’s like when your favorite band loses an original member; it’s hard to retain the magic or ever get it back.

Since the decision, there has been much outrage. A Facebook group entitled, ‘Bring Back Lime Skittles,’ has begun. People have desperately turned to the Internet to find answers, and the candy blogosphere has erupted with outrage.

Simple suggestion for Skittles: Why not make a Green Apple flavor in a different shade of green? I’m sure the people over at Pantone would be happy to help.

The question now becomes, do the makers of Skittles have the integrity to no longer use the word ‘Original’ on their labels?

H/T CandyBlog