Welcome to Week 5 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.
First up is guess the quote: “We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” (Do you know who said it? Answer at the bottom).
For many, the Super Bowl commercials are just as good as the game. One commercial that aired, however, has drawn the ire of Impossible Foods. And now an argument of laxatives vs. poop (seriously) has spilled out over the internet.
A commercial from the Center for Consumer Freedom talks about a laxative ingredient in the plant-based meat. Impossible Foods shot back with a YouTube commercial. This is from the CNET story:
In response to the Super Bowl spot, Impossible Foods posted a parody of it on YouTube in which a spelling bee contestant is given a much simpler word, “poop.” The spelling bee pronouncer (played by Impossible founder Pat Brown) proceeds to define it as “the stinky brown stuff that comes out of your butt” and that it’s also “in the ground beef we make from cows.”
You can see the whole story – including links to all commercials – here.
- Speaking of Super Bowl ads, the Denver Post examined some of the winners and losers. Among the winners were food brands Cheetos, Doritos and Planters. Avocados from Mexico and Pop Tarts, however, didn’t make the grade.
- Then, there was that Sabra Hummus ad that mended a fracture in the Real Housewives of New Jersey universe. Here’s the story from Delish.
- First, there was Baby Yoda. Now, there’s Baby Nut. Learn more about “Baby Nut” from People Magazine.
There is a new chocolate champ on the block – kind of. The team at Reese’s Take 5 snatched the record of “World’s Largest Chocolate Nut Bar” away from team Snickers just two weeks after it was set.
The Take 5 bar weighs in at a whopping 5,943 pounds, measures 9-feet long, 5.5-feet wide and 2-feet high – according to the Hershey Company.
FOUND THE FORK
We spotted MasterChef Junior winner Logan Guleff — named one of the most influential teens by Time Magazine — working up some winter soups in his Gramercy Chef Coat.
Chef Logan appeared on Memphis Live with some hot tips for staying warm.
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WEAR OF THE WEEK
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The ultra-comfortable, 100 percent cotton denim fabric is available in black or indigo blue. Packed with features, like a single-breasted zipper closure, utility pockets and a a back-collar apron holder, the Gramercy feels executive, without an executive price point.
QUOTE ANSWER: David Mamet
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