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15 Spots – Hawaii Food Tour

I just blogged this one... Hawaii is famous for food. Every plane leaves heavier than it arrived. Here’s yet another low down of what I thought was the best on the island of Oahu. This time, I cheated. I had a food tour guide unlike most others and his name is Lofa! He knows the backroads and the main spots and he’s responsible for most of this list, sans a few improvised items. 1) The myth of Pioneer Saloon is growing. It’s my favorite restaurant in Hawaii. On a given trip if I don’t make it three times, then something went wrong. In one week on this trip I did make it three times. Tell owner Nori (who could be sporting...

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Gross Starbucks

Last week there was Dumb Starbucks that LA lined up for, and the news that Subway was using a chemical found in yoga mats to make their ever-fresh breads. It’s been an exciting time for global brands! The suspect chemical, azodiacarbonamide, is banned in Europe, Australia, and conscientious Singapore and Japan, but still fine for everyone else to eat – and we know that pretty much anything goes in China. Starbucks China has come clean and admitted that they also use azodiacarbonamide in their pastries, and they’re a bit unapologetic about it. It’s considered a legal food additive in the U.S. as well as China, just maybe not the most PR friendly of ingredients. Funnily enough, Subway China has come...

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Gross Starbucks

Last week there was Dumb Starbucks that LA lined up for, and the news that Subway was using a chemical found in yoga mats to make their ever-fresh breads. It’s been an exciting time for global brands! The suspect chemical, azodiacarbonamide, is banned in Europe, Australia, and conscientious Singapore and Japan, but still fine for everyone else to eat – and we know that pretty much anything goes in China. Starbucks China has come clean and admitted that they also use azodiacarbonamide in their pastries, and they’re a bit unapologetic about it. It’s considered a legal food additive in the U.S. as well as China, just maybe not the most PR friendly of ingredients. Funnily enough, Subway China has come...

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Beware You Might Be Eating Plastic Noodles

First, shoot the video the right way, although it did lead to two pictures side by side nicely. This handsome and photogenic gent, demonstrates how a plastic noodle and a real noodle light up differently. That’s how you tell which noodle is plastic. Pull out your lighters, pull out that old bag of noodles you’re not going to eat anyway, and light them up, but do be careful of your domicile.

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