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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: January 1, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
The Daily Dish 01.01.16

Honest Tea phases out quote from presidential candidate, Shake Shack similarity in Minnesota, and possible cure for the sweet cravings.

Today's first course?

Honest Tea to Phase Out Trump Quote on Bottle Caps

Honest Tea is phasing out a Donald Trump quote that is featured on their bottle caps.This quote in particular caught the attention of Honest Tea customer and employee of The Humane Society of the U.S. Paul Shapiro. But there is no political agenda here; quotes are rotated every 18 months. Co-founder of Honest Tea Seth Goldman said the company was already in the process of phasing out the quote. The Trump quote reads, “If you're going to think anyway, you might as well think big.”

A Shake Shack Knockoff Just Opened at the Mall of America

If you plan to travel to the famously cavernous Mall of America in the Twin Cities, our country’s largest indoor shopping center, you might spy what appears to be a brand-new Shake Shack inside the mall. But alas, you would be sorely mistaken. A location of Burger Burger just opened in the Mall of America, with almost the exact same design and logo as Shake Shack. Burger Burger also emphasizes freshly ground beef, locally sourced ingredients, and in-house shakes. Even their slogan is “Shake it off!” The Daily Meal has reached out to Shake Shack for comment regarding the similarity.

Has Science Found a Cure for Your Sweet Tooth?

If you’re powerless in the face of that last piece of pie, or the tempting Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pint, there may be good news for you: Researchers may have discovered the cure for the common sweet tooth. Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have found a hormone produced by the liver that suppresses sugar cravings. This could be groundbreaking discovery for anyone who has tried (and failed) at dieting. If the hormone could be produced on a commercially viable level, it would significantly help obese and diabetic patients, researchers have concluded.

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