Welcome to The Daily Meal’s Daily Dish, where we highlight what’s hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink.
Today’s first course?
Data indicates pumpkin mania may have peaked. According the calorie-counter app MyFitnessPal, pumpkin spice consumption decreased for the first time, dropping 7.3 percent since last year. The new autumnal essence that might claim the fall flavor throne? Salted caramel.
In other product news, Surge Soda is back. Coca-Cola discontinued Surge in 2003 due to poor sales, but over the years, fans’ calls for Surge’s return have well, surged. The ‘90s citrus soda will appear in the Midwest and on the East Coast starting September 7.
Now to the world of fast food! Citing a desire to focus on food, McDonald’s announced plans to serve only 100 percent cage-free eggs in America and Canada by 2025. McDonald’s purchases 2 billion eggs annually in the U.S. alone.
And…Oregon is getting its first In-N-Out. It joins California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas as the only states devotees of this cultishly-loved burger chain can buy Animal-style double doubles. The location (In-N-Out’s 304th) opens this week in Medford, 200 miles south of Portland.
America’s bagel capital is up in arms. Murray’s Bagels has gone back on its famous ‘No Toasting’ policy infuriating New Yorkers. Bagel purists say toasting ruins the textural experience of something that’s already warm, and bagelries have even outright banned toasting. Owner Adam Pomerantz has said he doesn’t toast his bagels, but he tweeted that customer satisfaction is paramount and Murray’s will now toast on request. Oy vey.
And that’s today's Daily Dish. Thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.