Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Friday, June 10, 2016.
Today's first course?
In another move to loosen its historically strict liquor laws, legislators in the state of Pennsylvania have voted to allow grocery stores and other retailers to sell wine, and convenience stores to sell beer. Until now, the sale of wine and spirits has only been permitted through stores owned by wineries or else the state-controlled retailer, Fine Wine and Good Spirits. Just last month, the state approved nine gas stations to begin selling six-packs of beer, which had previously only been available through licensed beer stores or distributors and bars and restaurants. The proposal would allow retailers with takeout beer licenses to sell up to four bottles of wine per customer, as well as the sale of wine from licensed supermarkets, delis, hotels, and bars and restaurants.
A study from New York University suggests that celebrities mostly plug food and drink products that are low in nutrients and high in sugar and fat. More than 80 percent of 65 celebrities and 38 food companies were identified as nutrient-poor and 71 percent of the beverages endorses were sugar-sweetened. Conversely, there were zero celebrity endorsements of fruits, vegetables, or whole grains.
After expressing the possibility of adding frozen fried Twinkies to its product lineup, Hostess has officially unveiled Deep Fried Twinkies, a freezer aisle item inspired by the iconic carnival treat. On the packaging, the product is described as a battered sponge cake with creamy filling. It is a frozen product that is to be enjoyed hot by baking in the oven for a few minutes.
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