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Food Friday - Gassed Up Pepsi

Product footage appears courtesy of PepsiCo.

Pepsi's new drink is infused with nitrogen, “Nitro Pepsi" is the world’s first ever nitro-infused cola. Like craft beer, coffees, and teas, the nitrogen gives the beverage a creamier smoother texture. It's not going to be sold in stores yet though it will be samples will be debut at the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3. Another reason you want or wish one had tickets!



Tech Thursday - Food Allergies: Who, What, Where and How?

TAP Series offers Allergen Awareness.  Allergen Awareness is a course that many states and companies require food handlers to complete to learn about food allergens and how to set protocols for customers with food allergens. I took the course today and learned amazing new information that I never knew and feel everyone should know.

In the U.S. 1 out of 10 of adults have a food allergy and 1 out of 13 kids have a food allergy, though studies show that 37% of people surveyed note they have...



Where Wednesday - A Taste Adventure

Calling all Foodies - Sea World's 2019 Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival starts this weekend. I went last year and this festival was well organized and the food was sooo good!  I'm going this weekend but the festival runs weekends from March 9 to April 28.

The foods offered are international street food traditions from around the world of  created by Sea World’s Executive Chef Dave McHugh and his expert culinary team. Last year the  craft beers and wines were...



Trendy Tuesday - Transportation & Backpack In One

A  backpack and skateboard All-in-One. Great idea! No parking permits or credit card swipes. And it's electric... so those hills on campus won't be exhausting.  I can't afford $999 but when the price drops I'll be a buyer.



Meme Monday - Food Allergens - Allergen Awareness

These eight foods, and any ingredient that contains protein derived from one or more of them, are designated as “major food allergens' by FALCPA.

The eight foods identified by the law are

  1. Milk

  2. Eggs

  3. Fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod)

  4. Crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp)

  5. Tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)

  6. Peanuts

  7. Wheat

  8. Soybeans