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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: January 12, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

Today’s first course?

Scientists Just Invented the Mathematically Perfect Way to Cut Pizza

As we all know, very few pizzerias cut eight perfect slices; someone always ends up getting the short end of the crust. But mathematicians at the University of Liverpool have completed some very important research and discovered a method of cutting pizza into 12 identically shaped slices. The catch is that this method looks a bit complicated, and requires some serious exotic geometry and knife-wielding skills. To see the complete method check out this story in our News in Brief section.

Chipotle Sued for Misleading Investors About Food Safety Scandal

And Chipotle is still in hot water; they are being slammed with another lawsuit! As predicted by financial analysts, Chipotle’s woes and PR nightmares are just beginning. The newest lawsuit to hit the burrito chain following several food safety scandals comes from Chipotle’s investors, who have sued Chipotle for failing to disclose food safety records of poor quality controls following the E. coli outbreak. The lawsuit has been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and seeks damages on behalf of investors who acquired Chipotle shares over the past year. The investors are alleging that “quality controls were inadequate to safeguard consumer and employee health.”

Jelly Belly Inventor Stages a Comeback with Caffeinated Jellybeans

Good news for everyone who enjoys a morning latte: Jelly Belly is attempting to appeal to its adult audience with caffeinated jelly beans. The trademark candy will be making a comeback with coffee shop flavors that are indeed caffeinated. The line will be called Original Coffee House Beans, and will have flavors like hot cocoa and peppermint, chai tea, coffee and doughnuts, and caffe macchiato. David Klein, the founder of Jelly Belly, is trying to get the multicolored candies back in the public eye with this Kickstarter.

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