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?
Coca-Cola is making headlines. The world’s largest producer of sugar-sweetened beverages reportedly supported a nonprofit that argues weight-conscious Americans are fixated on how much they eat and drink while not paying attention to exercise. Health advocates say Coke is minimizing the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and diseases like obesity and diabetes.
The outrageous fast food trend continues to one-up itself, especially overseas. Burgers in Japan have gone from black to red, and now? Pink! KFC China introduced a bright pink burger bun. This Pepto-Bismol-colored sandwich bun tops the rose cheese roasted chicken leg burger at KFC China. Burger King has promised a variety of rainbow-colored buns. Be on the lookout!
On the topic of fast food, McDonald’s mobile app will roll out nationwide this October. The app will allow customers to buy five beverages and get the sixth one free. The McCafe loyalty program will expire with 2015, but could be continued if it’s received well.
In some promising health news, a recent study found that while trans fats are linked to heart disease and death, saturated fats — the ones found in animal products like butter, milk, meat, salmon, and egg yolks — do not pose the same dangers.
Speaking of keeping healthy, looks like there’s a new way to eat your Wheaties. The cereal has partnered with a craft brewery in Minneapolis to create a limited-edition Hefeweizen beer named HefeWheaties. Okay, so technically the beer won’t actually be made using the cereal, but hey, now you’ll be able to drink like a champion.
And that’s the daily dish. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.