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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: May 6, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily 5.6.16

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The diabetes care kit, a new accessory from the popular American Girl doll company, has become so popular with its young clientele that the kit has sold out online repeatedly. The $24 kit is aimed at children whose type 1 diabetes requires them to carefully monitor their own blood sugar levels and take daily insulin shots, and includes a set of doll-sized tools for diabetes care. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which is typically brought on by a poor diet and a lack of physical activity, type 1 diabetes is a genetic, lifelong disorder that cannot be remedied with healthy eating and exercise. So far, the health-conscious and inclusive toy has been met with an outpouring of gratitude from families around the country.
 
In Hong Kong, KFC wants customers to take its slogan very literally. Introducing, Finger Lickin’ Good nail polish: Edible, chicken-flavored nail lacquer will soon be available at KFC locations in Hong Kong. The nail polish comes in two shades and flavors: original recipe (a nude color), and hot and spicy (a bright orange color). The nail polish totally works and is actually edible. The polish, as you might suspect, is meant to appeal to younger consumers. Chicken-flavored nail polish has gotten mixed reviews thus far, to say the least. To see the reviews, just click on this story in the Eat/Dine section.
 
And now a touching story to start your weekend: When 53-year-old Mike Rothman, who’s the owner of the beloved Skippy’s Hot Dogs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was hospitalized with a severe form of brain cancer, he had to close the restaurant and move to Pennsylvania for rehabilitation. Local residents and fans of Rothman’s hot dogs volunteered to give back by reopening Skippy’s Hot Dogs for a week, and donating every single penny to his recovery. Dubbed “Mike’s Week,” volunteers and other local restaurateurs reopened the restaurant from April 23-30, and raised more than $111,000 to help pay for their friend and neighbor’s medical bills. Although Skippy’s signature pretzel and pretzel buns were not served, more than 13,000 hot dogs were sold.
 
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