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Weekly Wrap Up – V7

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Product: Ben and Jerry’s Core Ice Cream

Does your ice cream lack swirls and toppings? Let it be no more! Core Flavors from Ben and Jerry's mean more of the good stuff to enjoy in every bite.

Does your ice cream lack swirls and toppings? Let it be no more! Core flavors from Ben and Jerry’s mean more of the good stuff to enjoy in every single bite.

You know when you can’t decide which pint of ice cream to buy, so you end up buying two and eating way too much? Ben and Jerry don’t want you to go through that every time. And you know when you’re treating yourself to a sundae and eat all the fudge on top first because there’s no way around it, so you’re left with a fudge-less scoop at the bottom? Ben and Jerry really don’t want you to endure that either. Fear not. The perfect scoop is within reach thanks to Ben and Jerry’s newest flavors, read more.

 

Info: The Heaviest and Leanest States

The United States ranks number one for obesity in the world, but how about where the individual states rank? (Photo: Zak mc/Creative Commons via Flickr)

The United States ranks number one for obesity in the world, but how about where the individual states rank? (Photo: Zak mc/Creative Commons via Flickr)

Recently the CDC released data showing just how far our country’s weight problem has spun out of control. A staggering 35.7 percent of adults nationwide are obese. Believe it or not, in 1996 there weren’t any states where more than 20 percent of the population was obese. A lot can change in 16 years. Today, in the least obese state, 21 percent of population is obese. See where your state ranks.

 

Tip: Feel the Churn

Making homemade butter is the pits, but this latest workout  gets your heart rate up while giving you creamy delicious butter.

Making homemade butter is the pits, but this latest workout gets your heart rate up while giving you a creamy delicious treat to enjoy afterwards.

This new workout has to be the coolest/most contradictory workout ever. Starting with a hand butter churner, this workout is designed to leave you with butter at the end of class, every time. If you’re like me and going to eat butter regardless of what everyone says, then why not burn a few calories in the process. Learn more.

 

News: Paula Deen is Making a Comeback

After what was one of the biggest food industry scandals of 2013, Paula Deen refuses to give up with big plans ahead.

After what was one of the biggest food industry scandals of 2013, Paula Deen refuses to give up with big plans ahead.

It was heartbreaking to watch beloved southern chef Paula Deen fall so far last year. After what seemed like a disaster she couldn’t get out of, new investments are leading the way to a brighter 2014. Read more.

 

Inspiration: Think Outside the Cereal Box

Milk and cereal are a thing of the past. Incorporations of sugary cereal in everything from tea to bundt cakes to french toast are SO in.

Milk and cereal are a thing of the past. Incorporations of sugary cereal in everything from tea to bundt cakes to french toast are SO in.

Momofuku Milk Bar seemed to inspire using sugary cereal as more than an accompaniment to milk. Nowadays it seems like everyone has taken a page from Christina Tosi’s book to use cereal in the most unimaginable places. Fruit Loop tea? Cheerios coated grilled cheese?  Read about these and more over at BuzzFeed. 

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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