The Daily Dish: The World’s First Beer-Themed Hotel Will Have a Brew-Filled Hot Tub
The World’s First Beer-Themed Hotel Will Have a Brew-Filled Hot Tub
Start planning your next vacation. The world’s first beer hotel is opening soon in Columbus, Ohio, courtesy of Scotland-based BrewDog — yes, the same brewery that gave us a beer stuffed inside a dead squirrel. This tipsy resort is set to have an IPA hot tub, minibars in the shower, beer on tap in each room, and beer pairings with every meal. It will be a brewster’s paradise — that is, if the project can raise enough crowdfunded money on Indiegogo. (Right now, they’re only $13,000 short of the $75,000 goal.) If crowdfunding is successful, the hotel will open sometime next year.
One Enterprising and Hungry Bride Created a Gown Out of Taco Bell Wrappers
Here comes the bride, all dressed in… the remnants of yesterday’s fast-food lunch? Last month, Taco Bell announced that they would be hosting a contest for one lucky couple to get married at Taco Bell in Las Vegas, and one woman is determined to win. Diane Nguyen entered the social media contest wearing a surprisingly chic wedding dress made entirely from Taco Bell burrito wrappers. The couple even submitted a cheeky photoshoot holding hands over the counter at their local Taco Bell. “IT’S TIME TO VOTE!!!!!!!! We didn’t know until recently that it was our dream to get hitched at a Taco Bell,” Nguyen said in an Instagram post. Taco Bell will be announcing the winners later this month after voting ends on March 5.
Soak in Maple Syrup at This Japanese Hot Spring Resort
Now breakfast-lovers can indulge in the ultimate pancake fantasy: soaking in a big pool of maple syrup. According to Rocket News 24, Yunessun Spa House, a famous hot spring resort in Hakone, Japan, has several unconventional communal soaking baths that smell like tea, coffee, and ramen. Now they’ve debuted one that will contain actual maple syrup. The maple syrup bath is part of a tie-in promotion with a popular pancake mix company that wanted to celebrate its 60th anniversary in an unexpected way. It sounds a bit sticky, but at least everyone will smell nice when they leave.
The Dairy Industry Is Declaring War Over the Definition of ‘Milk’
The Good Food Institute — a nonprofit that promotes plant-based meat, dairy, and egg substitutes — has submitted a 59-page petition to the Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to issue a new rule that would end the debate on the definition of milk. Dairy industry advocates have increased pressure on the FDA to enforce its existing definition, which excludes plant-based alternatives.
This scramble to define milk comes directly on the heels of new sales numbers that show the growth of milk alternatives like soy milk and almond milk outpacing traditional milk, likely due to a combination of lactose allergies and dietary restrictions. If the dairy industry gets its way, non-dairy “milk” products would have to rename their products. Currently, the FDA does not include non-dairy products in its broad-ranging definition of milk, but the proposed rule would further narrow down the legal lactose definition to exclude products not made from the milk of animals.
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Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Plan to Remove Artificial Coloring From Products by 2018
Appealing to health-conscious consumers has become increasingly important to big food companies, such as PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Dunkin’ Brand Group Inc., which owns Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, is also following suit with the recent announcement that the company plans to remove artificial colors from its products sold in the United States. Both brands’ development teams have partnered with suppliers to rid synthetic colors from their food and drinks and replace them with naturally sourced coloring ingredients by the end of 2018, according to the press release. According to the company, exemptions from the removal of artificial coloring include certain supplier-branded ingredients made by other companies, such as toppings or product decorations.