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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: October 22, 2015

The Daily Dish 10.22.15

Today on the Daily Dish: New bacon emojis, Trix the rabbit is no more, and hummus is the new weapon of peace.

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news

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?

Bacon and Avocado Will (Probably) Be the Newest Food Emoji to Grace Our Keyboards

According to The New York Times, the Unicode Consortium, the semi-mysterious company that churns out new emoji after every iOS update, is looking to make the bacon emoji a reality. The vote for the newest batch of emoji will take place in May 2016, and would go into effect in late June.

Your Pet Bunny Could Star as the Next Trix Rabbit

Silly rabbit, anthropomorphized cartoon cereal mascots are so passé! To emphasize their commitment to banning artificial colors and ingredients, General Mills is (temporarily) ditching the Trix “silly rabbit” cartoon mascot in favor of a real-life bunny. The nationwide three-week open casting call begins this week. Fans are welcome to upload photos of their pet bunny (or pet pup or cat in an adorable bunny costume) to the contest website. Starting in January, every bowl of Trix will only contain natural fruit and vegetable flavors and extracts.

This Israeli Restaurant Lets Customers Eat For Half the Price If Jewish and Arab Patrons Sit Together

Following two weeks of consecutive terrorist attacks, a restaurant in Israel wants citizens to coexist in peace, so they are offering Jews and Arabs 50 percent off meals if they dine together. Hummus Bar at the M Haderech Mall, in the town of Kfar Vitkin in Beit Herut, Israel, is trying to bring Israelis and Arabs together, its manager explaining. “If there’s anything that can bring together these people, it’s hummus.”

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