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Oprah Is Launching Her Own Food Label

Oprah Winfrey is taking a beat from media and stepping into a entirely new industry: food.

The Queen of All Media has partnered with The Kraft Heinz Company to create a line of soups and side dishes under the name O, That’s Good!.

O, That’s Good! features dishes such as mashed potatoes, pasta, broccoli cheddar soup, and tomato basil soup. Some of the dishes include a heftier addition of veggies than their original counterparts. The mashed potatoes, for example, feature a fair amount of cauliflower alongside the titular starch.

Ten percent of the proceeds from Mealtime Stories’ profits will be donated to Rise Against Hunger and Feeding America.

While select grocery stores are already carrying O, That’s Good! items, you can expect a nationwide launch this October. These dishes don’t sound half bad, especially when they go towards a good cause.

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Oprah’s Favorite Smoked Fish Just Got Shut Down By The Feds Due To Listeria


Image courtesy of the FDA.

In 2014, Oprah Winfrey named a $195 box of eight different flavors of smoked salmon from The Smokehouse of New York as part of her “Favorite Things” list. I’m not so sure it would still be on her list as of today, however, because federal authorities want The Smokehouse to shut down operations.

Why? Because the company recently incurred its second major recall in the past decade due to Listeria monocytogenes, a nasty food-borne pathogen notorious for causing stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women. The Smokehouse, which just recalled 10 smoked fish products in April for potential bacterial contamination, also had to recall 11 products in 2011 for the exact same thing.

Inspections in both cases found Listeria on both contact and non-contact surfaces where the fish is processed, but no illnesses or in-product contamination have yet to be reported, according to the New York Daily News. Each FDA inspection between 2011 and 2015 also found Listeria in the production facility, and a warning letter was issued for the first offense in 2011.

As a result of these recalls, the Southern District of New York’s US Attorney’s office is suing The Smokehouse and demanding that a federal judge order operations at the business to cease until the Listeria problem is completely resolved and it can be proven that their facility and products are safe.

Brett Portier, The Smokehouse’s operations director, did tell the New York Daily News that they are “working with the FDA” regarding the issue. Until it’s all cleared up, however, it looks like Oprah’s gonna have to get her smoked fish fix somewhere else.

UPDATE 6/30/2017: A federal judge has ordered The Smokehouse of New York to cease operations and stop selling its products until it can comply with food safety regulations. Looks like Oprah’s favorite smoked fish won’t be in stores for the time being.


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New Starbucks Oprah Tea Isn’t Made with Tiny Bits of Oprah


If you’ve ever wondered how the most successful woman in the world starts her day, a new collaboration between coffee giant Starbucks and media mogul Oprah Winfrey could be just the thing to put your questions to rest.

At its annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday, Starbucks, which acquired the Teavana brand back in 2012, announced its new blend of Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. Personally developed by Winfrey herself, the tea features cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves, and will be available in Starbucks and Teavana stores and tea bars starting April 29.

“My daily tea ritual is a vital part of my morning,” Winfrey told shareholders at Wednesday’s meeting, according to Forbes.

“With the introduction of Teavana Oprah Chai,” added Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, “we are going to elevate the tea experience in the same way we did for coffee.”

Portions of each purchase go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Here’s to hoping for specially branded cups with daily Winfrey-isms printed on them, too.

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KFC: Video Apology from CEO Regarding Coupons

This video was just issued from KFC. I guess when things seem too good to be true, they usually are. Here’s what’s on their website as well regarding this “raincheck”:

We are so sorry, but due to the overwhelming demand for our FREE Kentucky Grilled Chicken™ meal, we’re unable to offer it in our restaurants today.

Please visit your local KFC to pick up a rain check form. Complete the form, attach your coupon and we’ll send you a coupon for your free meal at a later date, plus a free Pepsi with our compliments.

Your local restaurant manager will provide you with the form you need.

Thank you for your understanding,

Roger Eaton
KFC® President

If I’m reading this correctly, with these new circumstances, you have to head in to your local KFC, grab/ask for a form, and then wait to get a free coupon (in the mail?) at a later date? Sounds like a ton of work for a meal worth only a couple dollars to begin with.


KFC x Oprah: Free Kentucky Grilled Chicken 2 Piece Meal

In an effort to rethink what you thought about KFC, the epic grilled chicken war has reached new heights…the Kernel has teamed up with Oprah to give away a completely free 2 Piece Grilled Chicken meal which includes 2 pcs grilled chicken, 2 individual sides and a biscuit. You have from today, May 5th, until tomorrow, May 6th at 9:59 p.m. to print the coupon out. Once you have your coupon (you are limited to 4 online prints), you have until 5/19/09 to redeem your meal at participating restaurants. Any day is good, excluding the 10th. Get your coupon here, and good luck with those undoubtedly long lines! I hate to say it, but, El Pollo Loco, your move?