Oreo’s path to total junk food domination just took another big step forward. And I, for one, welcome our insane cookies-and-cream overlords.
Oreo just introduced their first CANDY BAR. It’s a gigantic milk chocolate bar that’s stuffed with layers of cream and Oreo cookies. And the chocolate is fancy, expensive European chocolate.
It’s starting to roll out to stores now and should be everywhere by January. And a smaller version will also be coming out then, in case you’re into moderation.
If I were ever going to commit to gaining 500 pounds, THIS just might be the calorie delivery method I would go with.
McDonald’s in Italy just created a brand new Nutella burger. Basically, it’s just a hamburger bun with a “patty” made entirely out of Nutella. There’s no meat, just a massive amount of chocolate spread.
Unfortunately, because they hate money, they probably won’t bring the burger over to the United States.
Photo credit: Flicker | Dave Haygarth | Easter Sunday
Easter is on Sunday, and Americans are expected to spend around $2.4 BILLION just on candy. With that in mind, here are five random facts about Easter candy . . .
- Easter is the second-biggest candy holiday of the year. Halloween is first, followed by Easter.
- 87% of parents will buy or make an Easter basket for their kids. And 81% of them will STEAL candy from their kid’s stash.
- 89% of people believe the proper way to eat a chocolate bunny is ears first. 5% like to eat the feet first and 4% go for the tail.
- More than 1.5 BILLION Peeps are consumed each year. And there are 35 flavors of Peeps available each Easter season.
- Americans eat more than 16 million jelly beans during Easter. That’s enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times.
(Wallet Hub / Elite Daily / Bustle)
This is one of those stories that sounds like AMAZING news but gets less and less amazing with every detail. But that’s a spoiler . . . for a few brief, shining moments, bask in the glory of this sentence:
Chocolate is better for you than exercise!
Now that you’ve heard it . . . time to kill your dreams.
Chocolate contains a chemical compound called flavanols. Researchers at Columbia University and New York University found that a large dose of them were better for the brain than exercising.
They increased the blood flow to the brain, improved people’s memory, and made them sharper overall.
BUT . . . it took a TON of flavanols to do it. The researchers used a concentrated form of cocoa powder for the test. To get the effects at home, you’d have to eat 44 POUNDS of chocolate in a DAY.
And while that’s better for your BRAIN than exercise . . . it’s exponentially worse for your body. So . . . until we can get our hands on that concentrated cocoa powder, this study basically has no effect on our lives.
(Oxford University Press)
A chocolate company in Belgium sells a device that lets you SNORT CHOCOLATE. It’s a little catapult where you fling cocoa powder up your nose. We’re not sure that’s safe, but if you want one you can order it for $50 at the TheChocolateLine.be.
A chocolate company in Belgium is selling the first device that lets you SNORT CHOCOLATE.
It’s basically a little catapult . . . you put some cocoa powder on it, and it flings the chocolate up your nose.
Is it safe? No one’s quite sure. There haven’t been any studies on what this could do to your nose or lungs.
For what it’s worth, back in January of last year, news reports came out about kids crushing up Smarties candies and snorting them . . . and experts said they could wind up with NASAL MAGGOTS.
Still, if you want a chocolate shooter plus two little containers of snortable cocoa powder, it costs about $50, plus international shipping. You can order at TheChocolateLine.be.