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March 23, 2012
Our customers have expressed their concerns that the use of lean finely textured beef … is something they do not want in their ground beef.
A statement from grocery chain Kroger • Saying that they would no longer sell “pink slime” beef in their grocery stores. The outcry against the beef byproduct, created from leftover beef trimmings and treated with ammonia, has risen in recent months, particularly after an article from The Daily pointed out the use of the meat byproduct in school lunches. They’re one of many grocery chains to stop selling the meat of late, but some (including, most notably, Wal-Mart) continue to. Should “pink slime” be outlawed for good?
10:53 // 2 years ago
December 24, 2011
WWII-era fruitcake sold at auction, begging to be eaten
Someone paid $525 for this: A 70-year-old fruitcake, purchased in 1941 (reportedly by a man named E.F. Helbling) and returned to a Kroger store in 1971, recently got sold on an online auction. The Kroger store didn’t want it, so store manager Frank Bates took it. Bates, now 86, kept it until recently, when his son gave it up to an estate company. Although the cake feasibly is still edible (it’s vacuum-packed and contains rum), the real gift is that the cake’s proceeds will help pay for a church outreach program in Cincinnati. source
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Someone paid $525 for this: A 70-year-old fruitcake, purchased in 1941 (reportedly by a man named E.F. Helbling) and returned to a Kroger store in 1971, recently got sold on an online auction. The Kroger store didn’t want it, so store manager Frank Bates took it. Bates, now 86, kept it until recently, when his son gave it up to an estate company. Although the cake feasibly is still edible (it’s vacuum-packed and contains rum), the real gift is that the cake’s proceeds will help pay for a church outreach program in Cincinnati. source

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11:39 // 2 years ago