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  • Diet Pepsi Sales Plunge After Change In The Recipe

    10/23/2015 12:48:42 PM PDT · by qam1 · 147 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/22/15 | Rob Waugh
    Sales of diet Pepsi have plunged after the soft drink company behind it changed the recipe. In a case with echoes of Coke’s disastrous introduction of ‘New Coke’, Pepsi has faced a huge backlash after replacing the sweetener in the drink. Pepsi chose to remove the controversial sweetener aspartame - linked to cancer in some studies - with sucralose. But customers aren’t happy. David Zimdars of Michigan said, ‘It has a nasty aftertaste, and it’s sickly sweet. You have to wash it out with water.' Pepsi’s choice of sucralose - known by the brand name Splenda - has been blasted...
  • Ben & Jerry's declares a taste for Wall Street protest ("deepest admiration" for those taking part)

    10/12/2011 10:20:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/12/11 | BBC
    Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has come out in support of the "Occupy Wall Street" campaign. The company's blog says its board of directors has the "deepest admiration" for those taking part. It adds: "We support this call to action and are honoured to join you in this call to take back our nation and democracy." Demonstrators have camped out in New York's financial district, in lower Manhatten, since 17 September. The protest is promoted by the Adbusters magazine. The activist publication says the action was inspired by the Egyptian Tahrir Square uprising and the Spanish anti-austerity rallies. The...
  • Cannes: Horrified Viewers Flee Antonio Banderas' New Flick Due to Extreme Sex, Violence Scenes

    05/21/2011 6:50:06 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2011 | Jo Piazza
    Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's latest thriller, "The Skin I Live In," had filmgoers fleeing the theater Thursday night at its gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, due to some aggressively violent and disturbing content. The film, which stars Antonio Banderas and budding actress Spanish actress Elena Anaya, focuses on a mad but brilliant surgeon (Banderas) who kidnaps a man who raped his daughter. The doctor's daughter killed herself from the grief and it drives him to take very drastic measures. This is where it gets complicated and disturbing. Banderas then gives the rapist a sex change and transplants his...
  • Easter? No thanks, I'll pass

    04/24/2011 2:56:54 PM PDT · by ancientart · 28 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 24, 2011 | Donna Marmorstein
    Wherever we moved, one of the first things Dad did was build a waist-high planter box. He'd construct it along the back fence of each California tract home, then fill it with soil and plant a garden. At our last home, Dad paved the ground with brick and concrete, but the yard still brimmed with life. Dad built a trellis for red and green grapes. The vines grew into a shady canopy, dripping with grape clusters. He planted plum trees for color, learned to espalier apple trees against a side fence, and built a large box for an avocado. Mostly,...
  • Franken: On Nov. 3, breakfast should 'taste like victory'

    10/29/2010 11:41:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill [Washington, DC], ^ | 10/29/10 | Elise Viebeck
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) penned a fundraising letter for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) on Friday asking voters to consider the morning after the election. In one scenario, Franken wrote, it's "8 a.m. You stumble out of bed. Make some oatmeal. Turn on the TV to find out what happened in that Senate race, the one that was too close to call all night. But you gave $5 to the DSCC … And, lo and behold, your favorite Democrat ... pulled it out by a few votes. Oatmeal never tasted so sweet."
  • Australian researchers say fat is 'sixth taste'

    03/10/2010 7:10:41 AM PST · by Daffynition · 24 replies · 380+ views ^ | March 8, 2010 | staff reporter
    It's a theory set to confirm why humans are so fond of fatty foods such as chips and chocolate cake: in addition to the five tastes already identified lurks another detectable by the palate -- fat. "We know that the human tongue can detect five tastes -- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a savoury, protein-rich taste contained in foods such as soy sauce and chicken stock)," Russell Keast, from Deakin University, said Monday. "Through our study we can conclude that humans have a sixth taste -- fat." Researchers tested 30 people's ability to taste a range of fatty acids...
  • Tongue's sour-sensing cells taste carbonation

    10/19/2009 10:04:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 762+ views
    Science News ^ | October 15th, 2009 | Rachel Ehrenberg
    Protein splits carbon dioxide to give fizz its flavor The light, sparkly fizz of champagne owes its taste to the tongue’s sense of sour. New studies in mice reveal how the tongue tastes carbonation, solving an old puzzle of why some mountain climbers get the “champagne blues.” Tasting fizz begins with a special protein that’s tethered to sour-sensing taste cells on the tongue, researchers report in the Oct. 16 Science. This protein, the enzyme carbonic anhydrase 4, splits carbon dioxide into bicarbonate ions and free protons, which stimulate the sour-sensing cells. Scientists have long thought that the taste of carbonated...
  • Why Richard Hammond Acquired A Taste For Celery After His Crash

    05/19/2008 9:10:55 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 128+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-20-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Why Richard Hammond acquired a taste for celery after his crash By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 1:32AM BST 20/05/2008 The television presenter Richard Hammond, who professed to have developed a taste for celery after crashing a jet-powered car, may have good reason to like the vegetable. Richard Hammond, pictured with his wife Amanda The 36-year-old, who appears on the BBC show Top Gear, suffered a brain injury when he came off a runway in the vehicle at 280mph in 2006. Assuring viewers that he had not suffered long-term brain damage, Hammond said: "The only difference between me now,...
  • America Supports You: Chefs Let Wounded Troops Taste Gratitude

    12/04/2007 4:39:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 302+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2007 – In an effort to lift spirits and say “thank you” during the holiday season, 10 area chefs presented recovering servicemembers and their families with a mouth-watering meal last night. Army Staff Sgt. Mia Sidlasky receives a bowl of stew during the fifth annual Virginia Ann Wiedmaier Holiday Dinner prepared by local chefs for injured troops and their families at the Mologne House Hotel at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2007. Sidlasky is recovering from a broken back and internal injuries she suffered in July 2006 in Iraq. Photo by...
  • Taste Of Right Is Proving Irrestible To French

    04/16/2007 6:48:06 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 973+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-17-2007 | Henry Samuel
    Taste of Right is proving irresistible to French By Henry Samuel in Rungis Last Updated: 2:20am BST 17/04/2007 It is the confluence of "la France profonde" - deepest France - and its urban epicentre. Rungis, Europe's biggest food market, just south of Paris, is also a sounding board for the political mood. And with less than a week to go before Sunday's voting in the presidential election, it was clear yesterday that France is moving to the Right. Well before dawn, vans spill Roquefort from the southwest, holey cheese from the Alps, oysters from Brittany and beef from the Auvergne...
  • Excuse Me, But This Beer Taste Like Skunk

    03/05/2007 3:24:04 PM PST · by toddlintown · 9 replies · 353+ views
    Beer (& More) In Food ^ | 03-05-2007 | Bob Skilnik
    Beer is a perishable product than can suffer from negligence at the brewery or abuse by distributors, retailers, and even beer drinkers. With the almost limitless choices of beers on store shelves afforded by the availability of American brews and the importation of beers from Algeria to Zaire, beer drinkers now experience more variety—but face more pitfalls—in their beer purchases today. Below are some common flavor problems in beer that every beer drinker should be aware of:
  • America Supports You: New Yorkers Enjoy Taste of Home in Texas

    03/02/2007 6:25:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 254+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Elaine Wilson
    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 2, 2007 – A handful of wounded warriors recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center here are getting a taste of home -- minus the neck-wrenching skyscrapers and taxi-filled city streets. Wounded warrior Marine Sgt. Rocky Ramirez, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., checks out the chocolate apple that represents his Big Apple home as he unloads his culinary bounty Feb. 23 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. The food shipment is part of a weeklong project to bring a taste of home to New York natives recovering at the hospital. Photo by Elaine...
  • Dictatorial Style

    02/09/2007 6:47:07 AM PST · by A. Pole · 4 replies · 386+ views
    Taki's Top Drawer ^ | February 05, 2007 | Taki Theodoracopulos
    Style is the most abused word in the English language. It is usually attributed to fashionable people by those not in the know. Style, however, is an elusive quality, and few fashionable people and almost no celebrities possess it outright. No one is capable of buying it, although thousands try. The dictionary defines ‘style’ as a noticeably superior quality. It is of an abstract nature and one either has it or one does not. As a child, I used to admire dictators, their brilliant uniforms, their swagger and their conviction. Although I hate to admit it, I still like dictators...
  • Beauty Is In The Eye Of Your Friends

    01/17/2007 11:41:16 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,279+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-17-2007 | Debora MacKenzie
    Beauty is in the eye of your friends 00:01 17 January 2007 news service Debora MacKenzie Suddenly, the man on the left seems more attractive (Image: Ben Jones et al) It is a classic image: a group of young women sighing over the latest heartthrob. But do they all really share identical taste for, say, Brad Pitt, or that cute guy in physics class? A new study suggests that, in fact, women will look more favourably on the men that other women find attractive. Female guppies, quail and finches tend to mate with males that look like the males...
  • Mood makes food taste different

    12/10/2006 4:49:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 564+ views ^ | 6 December 2006 | Kerri Smith
    Taste test could be used to pinpoint chemical causes of depression. Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change how your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research. This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors to treat depression. There are currently no on-the-spot tests for deciding which medication will work best in individual patients with this condition. Researchers hope that a test based on flavour detection could help doctors to get more prescriptions right first time. It has long been known that people...
  • Soggy night for Seahawks game (By God That's Football!! **ping**)

    11/06/2006 4:13:46 PM PST · by Bean Counter · 8 replies · 320+ views
    Northwest Cable news ^ | November 6, 2006 | Staff
    SEATTLE - Rain and wind are forecast for Seattle during the Seahawks' Monday night football game at Qwest Field and the Seattle Police Department is asking fans to use some extra care when traveling tonight. Stormy weather is causing traffic congestion throughout the city and it will only get worse as rush hour approaches. Ticket-holders are being advised to head for Qwest Field an additional 90 minutes earlier than they had originally planned. And if you're planning on watching the game in your cozy living room, you should consider leaving work a little early.
  • WINE TASTING - France Suffers a California Smackdown

    05/27/2006 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Atlantic Bridge · 64 replies · 2,053+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | May 25, 2006 | sf chronicle
    Oops, they did it again. Judges in a rematch of a 1976 blind taste test between French and Californian wines have handed the laurels to California for a second time. The French wine industry gnashes its teeth. Thirty years ago, nine French wine experts shocked the world -- and themselves -- when they ranked certain California wines above their French counterparts in a blind taste test that came to be called, notoriously, "The Judgment of Paris." The French defended their belles dames at the time by sniping that the young west-coast wines wouldn't age well. "Our wines will improve with...
  • 'Acid' Queen? Condoleezza Rice Picks Her Ten Top Musical Favorites -- for Bono's Newspaper

    05/16/2006 5:05:31 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 25 replies · 975+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | May 15, 2006 | By E&P Staff
    NEW YORK Bono promised, and delivered, a list and description of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's ten musical favorites for the Tuesday edition of the London daily The Independent that he has guest-edited. Rice revealed herself as a huge fan of "acid rock."
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • The Man Who Tastes Shapes

    03/15/2006 12:38:57 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 25 replies · 699+ views
    Psych Daily ^ | 3/4/2006 | Keith Varnum
    By: Keith Varnum Some people see, taste, hear and feel things the rest of us don' t. James Wannerton tastes words: "New York is runny eggs. London is extremely lumpy mashed potatoes." Carol Steen sees every letter with a color: "Z is the color of beer, a light ale." For Carol Crane, music is felt: "I always feel guitars on my ankles and violins on my face." Other people experience smells when exposed to shapes, or hear sounds inside taste. And for some, numbers have color, sounds have smell, and words have flavor. Music is not only heard, it's seen...