Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Friday, September 2, 2016.
Potato Salad Is America’s Favorite Barbecue Side, Budweiser Says
In a survey released by Budweiser, 2,000 American adults were asked about their barbecue preferences and some of the results were surprising. Some 62 percent of Americans named potato salad as their must-have barbecue side dish, but a surprising 58 percent also enjoy noshing on potato chips. The good, old-fashioned cheeseburger was the No. 1 meat dish of choice. Only 38 percent of Americans put avocado on their burgers, while fewer than half added bacon. A measly 10 percent reach for veggie burgers instead of the real thing.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes Now Available at Starbucks
It’s the moment America has been waiting for: Pumpkin Spice Latte season has arrived at Starbucks. The autumn favorite officially launches Sept. 6, but for in-the-know customers, the latte can be ordered now. This marks the 13th year the coffee chain has sold the PSL as a seasonal beverage. Since 2003, Starbucks has sold around 200 million cups of the cult favorite, making it their most popular seasonal drink ever.
This Bizarre Ketchup Cake Recipe Went Viral
Heinz decided to put a tomato-y twist on the classic red velvet cake by adding ketchup to it, and the recipe has gone viral. Canadian consumers recently noticed a strange formula for “The Great Canadian Ketchup Cake” on the backs of their Heinz ketchup bottles, and one brave Redditor decided to bake the cake himself. The verdict? Redditor Gregory Nuttle said it’s “not bad,” and his friends added that the ketchup cake was “moist and sweet.”
Organic Gatorade Is Almost Here
Gatorade has officially announced its first organic product, G Organic, which will be available in select markets in the fall. G Organic is USDA-certified organic and made with just seven ingredients. It comes in three flavors: lemon, strawberry, and mixed berry. The new product joins Gatorade Thirst Quencher and low-calorie Gatorade G2 in the company’s Gatorade Perform collection that “helps athletes replace what they sweat out.”