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Dentists Take All the Fun Out of Halloween: An Ohio dentist is offering to buy back kids' Halloween candy for $1 a pound, and is throwing in a free toothbrush while at it. "Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well," he said. He's probably going to end up with a ton of Tootsie Rolls. [Mansfield News Journal]
More Fancy Ketchup: Trying to rival the homemade ketchup trend, Heinz has released a new ketchup made with balsamic vinegar instead of white vinegar. The new version will be available through Facebook starting November 14 and will be in stores in late December. [NYTimes]
Living Closer to Fast Food Doesn't Make You Fat: Despite what we may think, proximity to fast food doesn't have a consistent relationship to weight. There's a small, insignificant correlation for women, but research suggests that weight issues involve a number of factors. [Reuters]
President Obama Loves Roscoe's: He's a fan of chicken and waffles. His order? Fried chicken wings, waffles with syrup, and hot sauce. As for what his wife thinks? "She loves french fries, she loves pizza, she loves chicken. Her point is, just in moderation. So she does not get upset as long as it's not everyday." [LA Times]
Bourdain's Favorite Food Shows: He may hate Guy Fieri and Sandra Lee, but he gives Ina Garten props for her cooking, and of course gives shout-outs to the legendary Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. [Grub Street]
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