Sex and the City Tour No Longer Gets Magnolia Cupcakes; KFC’s ‘Unthink’ Campaign a Flop


Following the call for a hot dog redesign to prevent kids from choking, the food inventor responsible for popcorn chicken has patented a device that cuts eight slits into a frank, breaking it up into smaller pieces when consumed.
[Wall Street Journal]

The Coca-Cola Freestyle is a new soda machine that allows you customize your soda in hundreds of ways, such as mixing cola with lime or something called Coke Orange.
[NY Daily News]

The Sex and the City bus tour no longer stops at Magnolia for cupcakes, which is good news to many neighbors. Apparently, the bakery could not meet the demand.
[Wall Street Journal]

KFC’s “Unthink” campaign hasn’t quite caught on with customers, who largely still associate the brand with “Finger lickin’ good.”
[Nation’s Restaurant News]

On HBO’s Treme, the character Janette Desautel, the chef-owner of the Uptown restaurant Desautel’s, is largely based on notable New Orleans chef Susan Spicer.
[Wall Street Journal]

A new novel by Aimee Bender entitled The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake features a girl who can taste emotions in food.
[Wall Street Journal]

The Mexican government has decided to ban junk food in elementary and high schools in an effort to fight one of the worst childhood obesity problems in the world.

Meanwhile, Mexico has put the three-quarters of police officers considered overweight on a strict diet, reducing caloric intake in some cases from 4,000 to 2,500 calories per day.
[NY Times]