The Daily Meal dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
Today’s first course?
McDonald’s continues to highlight regional ingredients in its food with its newest dessert: a Cherries ‘n Crème pie made with locally-grown Michigan cherries. About 75 percent of tart cherries in the United States are grown in Michigan. McDonald’s has purchased almost 20 million pounds of cherries – worth more than $164 million – for its pies in the last 10 years. Through September, the cherry pies in McDonald’s Michigan locations will be made with 100 percent Michigan cherries.
The Colorado-based company Replica Wine is “unapologetically recreating your favorite wines,” because “originality is overrated, especially when it’s overpriced.” Its chief wine officer, Brett Zimmerman, told Wine-Searcherthat the company utilizes chromatography to “create a roadmap for the winemakers to use.” The wine is tested for more than 60 taste and aroma markers. This data is given to “skilled winemakers” who create the “master forgeries,” supposedly allowing consumers to enjoy the tastes of their favorite wines without the expensive price tags.
Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea has introduced three new, fruity doughnuts perfect for summertime. Perhaps most notable is a pineapple-shaped, piña colada-flavored doughnut that is filled with a coconut and pineapple dual filling. It is drizzled with icing and topped with powdered sugar. The Lemon Tart and Peach Tart doughnuts resemble Danish pastries, with a dollop of filling at the center of each doughnut. Also in South Korea, the company previously madereggae-themed doughnuts, including a Ya-man Reggae Donut complete with an afro and red, green, and yellow sprinkles.
That’s today’s daily dish, thanks for watching. Stop by tomorrow for another helping.