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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: April 26, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 4.26.16
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Noisy, crowded supermarkets can be very stressful places, especially for customers with anxiety or autism. To help make the shopping experience easier for all customers, one supermarket has instituted a “quiet hour” to help people shop in peace. The Asda Living superstore in Cheetham Hill in Manchester, England, has says that at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, all the escalators, display TVs, and in-store music will be turned off as part of the store’s first “quiet hour.” The silent hour is for any customers who would prefer to shop without the noise, and Lea is optimistic that it will be helpful for a lot of the store’s customers.
 
As an approximated two-thirds of the secretive North Korean nation starves, their dictator — Kim Jong Un — has been criticized for holding a lavish, MasterChef-style competition to find the best chef in the entire country. The show was broadcast on live TV, despite the fact that many of its viewers were likely on food rations. The Pyongyang media speculates that more than a thousand prospective chefs entered the competition to serve traditional and modern North Korean dishes, as well as European-style food like pizza, spaghetti, and something called “broccoli five ways.” Insiders suggest that the 33-year-old Kim has had health problems recently because of his overweight frame and may suffer from gout.
 
Attention ‘90s kids! After months of swirling rumors, Coca-Cola has officially announced the return of the neon-green Ghostbusters-themed juice drink: Hi-C Ecto Cooler. The limited-edition drink will hit shelves on May 30, just in time for the summer release of the all-female Ghostbusters movie reboot on July 15. As you may recall, Hi-C Ecto Cooler was released in tandem with the first Ghostbusters movie back in 1987, and after a few different rebrands, disappeared altogether in 2001, much to the dismay of fans. Now the lemon-lime drink is back in 10-packs of six-ounce juice boxes and in six- and 12-packs of 11.5-ounce aluminum cans. The cans are decorated with thermal ink that turns an eerie shade of green once the drink is cold. 
 
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