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General Mills Is Getting Rid Of All Artificial Colors From Their Cereals


General Mills has announced they’re getting rid of artificial ingredients. This means the company’s cereals will no longer feature all the bright colors at typically come with artificial flavors and colors.

No longer will the brand be associated with artificial dyes like Blue 1, Yellow 6 and Red 40. Among the cereals that will be affected with this change are Cocoa Puffs, Reese’s Puffs and Trix. Changes will be implemented by the end of this year.

According to General Mills, the cereal’s colors will now come from fruit and vegetable concentrates as well as spices.


General Mills released a product shot of Reese’s Puffs as they look now with a projected look as to how they’ll look once the artificial coloring is removed and natural colors are utilized.

The two look pretty much identical.

However, cereals with blue and greens in them like Trix will no longer feature the two colors. The difficulty in replacing the artificial blues with a natural alternative means that General Mills is dropping the color entirely. No blue means no green, either.

Expect to find the new, more natural cereals in grocery store shelves sometime at the end of this year.



The World’s Most Expensive Wine Costs a Cool $195,000


Cristal ain’t got ish on this Château Margaux 2009.

Quite literally the world’s most expensive red wine available for retail purchase, a Balthazar (12-liter bottle) of this famous Bordeaux packed in a fine oak case will run you $195,000 in US Dollars. Oh, and you can only find it at Le Clos wine shop, which happens to be located in Terminal 3 at the Dubai International Airport.


Don’t fret mon frère, that cost also includes a swanky first class trip flight to France to visit the estate for tours of the vineyard and a fancy dinner. If that doesn’t help to justify the extravagant cost, at least you can say you own one of six Balthazars of Château Margaux 2009 in the world.

With only three bottles of this fine wine available at Le Clos, this is the first time that Château Margaux has bottled Balthazars — a wine they deem full of “wonderful concentration, finesse, balance and freshness.”

Though the 2009 seems young for its age, the wine makers assure connoisseurs that “the Château Margaux 2009 vintage is one of the finest [they] have ever produced.” Convinced yet?

PicThx Le Clos