Starbucks Aims to Be Healthier, Greener America's largest coffee chain is reworking 90 percent of its baked goods, and eliminating high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and food coloring from its products. They're also removing preservatives from items whenever possible, attempting to mimic the number of ingredients used in homemade baked goods. In addition, the chain will begin selling salads. Despite premium prices of natural ingredients, the company maintains these changes will not affect prices on its food menu.
Burning Question: Why Does Pineapple Irritate Your Mouth? Yesterday I cut myself some fresh pineapple, and then promptly proceeded to eat a lot of it, before remembering that every time I eat a copious amount of pineapple, the roof of my mouth becomes itchy and sore. So why is this condition a common complaint among fresh pineapple aficionados? YumSugar has the answer.
Enter to Win the Ultimate Easter Baking Giveaway! Looks like the cupcake craze isn't over yet: YumSugar was so excited about the overwhelming response to her last giveaway, that she’s decided to offer you the chance to win the ultimate baking package. She’s partnered with Williams-Sonoma to provide everything you'll need for an Easter baking extravaganza in a prize package worth over $500!
What's Your Thirst For Water? Water. Considering we're constantly drinking it, mostly made of it, and wouldn't be alive without it, we don't give the liquid a lot of thought. That's why, in 1992, the United Nations conceived of World Water Day, which falls on Sunday, March 22. Its mission? To raise awareness of the resource. How much do you know about this precious commodity, which makes up our world of food and drink? Find out when you take Yum's quiz.
Boxed Water: Love It or Hate It? As consumers have been inundated with such novelty items as blessed water and bottled tap water, it's hardly surprising to hear that the latest fad to catch on — perhaps in light of upcoming World Water Day — is boxed water. Boxed Water Is Better, the brainchild company behind the idea, bills itself as "part sustainable water company, part art project, part philanthropic project, and completely curious."
Tampa Named the Most Caffeinated City in the US A recent poll shows Tampa is the most caffeinated city in the United States. In the study, the Florida city is closely followed by Seattle, birthplace of the coffeehouse culture and coffee titan Starbucks, with Chicago placing third. Rounding out the top five are the top two most populated US cities, New York and Los Angeles.
Marinate Steak in Beer, Fight Cancer Before you get ready to throw your next steak on the barbie, consider adding in an extra step that'll flavor your meat — and possibly improve your health. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, marinating steak in beer or red wine reduces the number of cancer-causing compounds in the meat.
Enter to Win Yum's Ultimate Thanksgiving Giveaway! For one lucky reader, gifts are coming early this holiday season. Why, you wonder? Because we've joined with Williams-Sonoma® to put together the ultimate Thanksgiving prize package worth over $700! We're giving away a 16-18 lb Willie Bird Organic Turkey and all of the fabulous accessories needed to make the perfect Thanksgiving meal.