The Daily Dish: Oreo-Flavored Beer Is Here

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Oreo-Flavored Beer Is Here

The Veil Brewing Company in Richmond, Virginia, knows that a way to a beer-lover’s heart is through the cookie pantry, and has created The Hornswoggler, a milk chocolate stout made from “hundreds of pounds of Oreos.” The beer was first announced via the brewery’s Facebook and Instagram pages in late January in a limited-release batch. So many Oreos went into the beer that reviews even said it had “chunks of icing” floating around in the glass, which either sounds positively awesome, or absurdly disgusting, depending on your perspective.


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The Hello Kitty Spam Kit is Back to Make Your Precooked Meat Look Better Than Ever

Leave it to Sanrio, the parent company of Hello Kitty, to make canned precooked meat cute with the restock of the Hello Kitty Spam Musubi Kit. This kit allows you to make your own Hello Kitty-shaped Spam musubi, a popular Hawaiian snack consisting of a slice of Spam on shaped rice, in a matter of minutes. The kit is available online for $20 and comes with a 12-ounce tin of Less Sodium Spam, one Hello Kitty Mold, and one Spam Musubi Mold.


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Drink on the Go With This Secret Luxury Wine Purse

Wine and gourmet food company Bella Vita has created a line of purses and bags that make it easy to secretly carry around a bag of wine and drink in style. The PortoVino has a hidden insulated compartment that holds a removable 1.5-liter bladder (holding the equivalent of two standard wine bottles) to fill with your wine or beverage of choice, according to the company website. The tote’s spout is also hidden, but easily accessible, to quickly get your wine fix. The PortoVino comes in black, blue, and red, and retails for $74.95 online.


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This ‘Healthy’ Coca-Cola Is Sugar-Free and Made With Fiber

Coca-Cola Plus is being marketed as the world’s healthiest soda. Like many diet sodas, Coca-Cola Plus contains zero calories and zero grams of sugar. However, it also contains added fiber, from the ingredient dextrin (a type of carbohydrate often used as a fiber supplement). Coca-Cola claims that drinking one of these “healthy sodas” daily can actually improve cholesterol levels and reduce “levels of fat absorbed in the bloodstream,” according to Men’s Journal. Coca-Cola Plus will be released to the Japanese market in March, apparently in a green tea flavor. The United States release of the beverage has not yet been confirmed.  


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Study Says Teens in Poor Families Go Hungry Before Younger Children

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When food is scarce in a household, how do parents distribute their minimal food supply? According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University, parents are the first to skip out on meals and often feed younger children first, leaving teens twice as likely to go hungry. "If you're really poor, you try to sacrifice yourself first, but when you're forced to make some choices, these parents are deciding to let the teens not have enough — if they have to give up on something, they're giving up on teenagers," Robert Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University economist and lead author of the study, said. "It's hard to imagine parents having to do that."