Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Monday, September 19, 2016.
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Disney Posts a ‘Healthy Gumbo’ Recipe and Offends Louisianans Everywhere
A seemingly innocent video recipe post by Disney for a gumbo — to tie in with the New Orleans-based animated film The Princess and the Frog — has drawn criticism on social media. Disney has since taken down the video, but the internet has not forgotten. The recipe was criticized for “its use of kale, quinoa and its lack of a roux”. One comment said, “I'm so offended by this recipe my grandpa would be rolling over in his gravy… I mean grave.” The hashtag #GumboStrong has begun circulating on social media to express negative sentiments towards the video.
A Restaurant for Texas State Fair Foods to Open in Walmart
The bizarre, greasy, and usually double-fried foods of the State Fair of Texas are iconic and often imitated, they only come around once a year. Well, not anymore. State Fair Treats will open in a Texas Walmart later this month featuring 45 delectable snacks including cookie fries, smoky bacon margarita, fried Pop-Tarts, and deep-fried Cuban rolls. If all goes well, State Fair Treats could expand across the country.
Hershey’s Comes Out With Birthday Cake-Flavored Kisses
Birthday cake is not just for kids anymore. Hershey’s is jumping on the bandwagon with its own birthday cake-flavored Hershey’s Kisses to celebrate the brand’s 109th birthday. The colorful Kisses look like Funfetti but will have the satisfying crunch of a cookies and cream candy covered in buttercream frosting. They are available for a limited time at participating Walmart locations. The rest of the Hershey’s candy lineup has also joined the party with birthday-themed Kit Kats, Jolly Ranchers, and Twizzlers.