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Grocery Video

Meat Expert Explains The Differences Between Quality And Cheap Deli Meats

By no means am I an expert on deli meat. I enjoy eating meat, and occasionally grilling up a hot dog or two, but my expertise is as limited as what I see in the butcher section of my Italian deli.

There’s always a nagging in the back of my head when I buy meat, whether or not it’s actually quality stuff or just older cuts the store is trying to get rid of to customers who don’t know any better.

Well, Epicurious brought in meat expert Eli Cairo to point out the different between cheap and expensive deli meats in a fascinating YouTube video.

The meats Cairo covered included salami, ham, bologna, hot dogs, and prosciutto. In the video, he talked about the things you should look for when purchasing those meats, such as colors, regulated labels, and marbling. Cairo was given two meats, and was tasked with deciphering which of the two was more expensive through the sense of sight, smell, and taste.

Pretty useful if you’re one who frequents a deli, or simply enjoys snacking on deli meats. Check out the video and perhaps you’ll be a little wiser on your next meat run.

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Fast Food

Pizza Hut’s New Plan Is To Focus On Convenience Instead Of Quality

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Last year, Pizza Hut put all their effort into making customizable pizzas that suited each customer’s needs. You could choose between a variety of different toppings, crust flavors, sauces and even drizzles. Now, it looks like Pizza Hut will flip it all around and focus on convenience rather than quality.

The New York Times reports that Pizza Hut will be working to make their pies easier to buy for customers. Because “easy” beats “better,” it seems.

Inspired by Uber’s model, Yum Brands chief executive Greg Creed told investors that he now believes convenience trumps quality. Creed wants to make sure that pies coming from Pizza Hut will be easy to pay for, easy to make and easy to keep track of. The pizza brand will probably begin focusing their efforts on mobile ordering as well as delivery this year.

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Hit-Or-Miss

The Twinkies of the Future Will Be Frozen before Shipping

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Twinkies are set to make their return on July 15, and despite the general hurrah, most of us will probably go back to not eating them.

For those of you genuinely concerned about the “quality” of your beloved Twinkie, you may be dismayed to learn that some select shipments will be frozen in order to prolong their freshness. Apparently, despite their mythical “indestructibility,” Twinkies do have a shelf life.

Hostess spokeswoman Hannah Arnold informed Huffpo that a few of the company’s retail customers have requested the treats be frozen prior to shipping, claiming it will allow companies to  “date the product for freshness,” while offering “flexibility in filling their shelves.” Of course, Hostess maintains that freezing the pastries will have “no impact on the quality or taste.”

“Any suggestion that Hostess is changing the integrity of the iconic snack cakes consumers have loved is completely untrue,” stated Arnold. “The new ownership is absolutely committed to baking top quality snack cakes and, in fact, is making major investments to ensure that Hostess products are as good, if not even better, than before.”

Still, I think this whole freezing business is a tad unnecessary. I agree Twinkies have an expiration date, but like Mickey D’s burgers, it isn’t one to fret about. Take this Twinkie specimen for example, still “edible” at the ripe old age of 36.

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H/T + PicThx Huffpo