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During the Expo Milano 2015 in Italy, a group of pizza makers broke the Guinness World Record for cooking up what’s officially the longest pizza ever. The pizza (a classic Margherita) clocked in at an astounding 1,595.45 meters in length, which is just under a mile long.

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General Mills is officially jumping aboard the natural ingredients train. Much like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Panera have planned with their offerings, General Mills has announced that they will remove artificial colors and flavors from their entire line of cereal products.

Artificial colors like Red 40, Yellow 6 and Blue 1 will be phased out and replaced with colors made using spices and fruit and vegetable concentrates. The process will begin with Cocoa Puffs, Reese’s Puffs and Trix making the switch by the end of the year. The process will be completed in 2017.

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If you aren’t familiar with Crystal Pepsi, it was part of the clear soda fad that came and went quickly the early 1990s. However, we are now learning that it may actually be poised for a comeback after competitive eater / Crystal Pepsi fan Kevin Strahle tweeted that he had received a letter from the company on Crystal Pepsi stationery that stated:

“We’ve had customers ask us to bring back their favorite products before, but never with your level of enthusiasm and humor… We definitely hear you and your followers and we think you’ll be happy with what’s in store… Stay tuned.”

AdAge confirmed with PepsiCo that the letter is genuine, but reps wouldn’t reveal any additional details other than “Crystal Pepsi fans are going to be happy with what we have planned”.

See Also: Coca-Cola Resurrects Surge On Amazon, Hysteria Ensues

Now we need to turn to Nabisco and start a campaign to bring back Giggles cookies.

(AdAge via Consumerist)

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Indiana has followed New Hampshire’s lead by releasing bacon-scented scratch-off lottery tickets. However, the Hoosier state went a step further by giving players the opportunity to win a 20 year supply of everyone’s favorite meat.

If you should happen to bring home the bacon, it will be paid out in 20 installments worth approximately $250 each in order to accommodate for fridge space.

Beyond that, if you should find yourself questioning the possibility of consuming that much bacon, winners can instead opt for a one-time lump payment of $5,000.

Let the games begin.

(via Consumerist)

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In my book, nothing beats chocolate chip cookies. Well, except for chocolate chip donut cookies–now those are real winners. Speaking of which, Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering a Chips Ahoy donut starting today.

The donuts come in two varieties: a plain one that features a tasty chocolate frosting with some crumbled cookie bits on top, or a more intense version that also includes cookie-dough-flavored buttercream on the inside.

The donut is being labeled as a sort of afternoon snack, as noted by Chris Fuqua, the VP of marketing at Dunkin’ Donuts:

“As doughnuts become more of a culinary treat across the industry, I think we see an opportunity to expand our doughnuts in the afternoon”.

Of course, adding another donut to your day is going to cost you in calories. The plain one clocks in at 310 calories, while the filled one is around 380 calories.

(Bloomberg via The Consumerist)

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As part of an ongoing partnership between Google and Nestle, 600,000 KitKat wrappers in the UK will be rebranded as “YouTube Break”. As part of the promotion, Nestle will sponsor YouTube’s trending videos on UK mobile devices, repeatedly displaying the candy on smartphone screens. In addition, users can gain access to the day’s top-performing clips by utilizing their phone’s voice recognition software to say “YouTube my break”.

Check out the video after the jump for additional info.

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Cadbury UK has teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create 50 limited edition “Cadbury Dairy Milk Spectacular 7″ bars that will offer seven different Cadbury flavors under one wrapper. In addition to the original Dairy Milk, the bars will feature Oreo, Caramel, Whole Nut, Fruit & Nut, Turkish Delight and Daim bar fillings – each arranged by row so they can be savored as your taste buds demand.

In order to obtain one of these rare bars, interested parties are asked to keep an eye on Cadbury UK’s Twitter feed, which will eventually post the pertinent details. Unfortunately, those in the states will apparently be left out of the offer due to a deal between Hershey’s and Let’s Buy British Imports that ended the import of Cadbury chocolates made overseas.

(via Mashable)

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Chipotle investors recently learned in an earnings call that the chain will commence a delivery service after signing a deal with the Postmates start-up. The company promises deliveries in 60 minutes or less and revealed that they delivered $500,000 worth of Chipotle orders even before an official deal had been inked.

See Also: Starbucks Partners With Postmates To Test Coffee Delivery To Your Door

However, there are some drawbacks with the service, including the fact that Postmates currently operates on only 67 markets. There’s also the hefty fee (said to exceed $11) that will be added to your order.

Currently, it is unknown if an official deal will result in lower delivery fees, but we assume that many won’t care, as they were completely sold with the phrase “burrito delivery”.

(via Mashable / Image via Alpha)

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Starting in April, several McDonald’s locations in San Diego will finally give customers all-day access to the breakfast menu.

In a company statement to the Chicago Tribune, McDonald’s notes:

“We know our customers love McDonald’s breakfast and they tell us they’d like to enjoy it beyond the morning hours. So next month, we will begin testing all-day breakfast at select restaurants in the San Diego area. We look forward to learning from this test, and it’s premature to speculate on any outcomes.”

McDonald’s has avoided the all-day breakfast option in the past noting a lack of shelf and grill space as the main factors. However, the move makes sense given the fact that breakfast accounts for 25 percent of the company’s sales, and a recent National Restaurant Association survey pointed out that roughly 70 percent of Americans want to dine on breakfast dishes around-the-clock.

Those two factors, combined with the company’s recent struggles, may have finally given McDonald’s the push it needed.

(CNBC via The Consumerist / Image via inazakira)

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Due to the rampant popularity of honey butter chips in South Korea, McDonald’s chains in the country are planning on introducing honey butter french fries fairly soon. The fries will be available from February 27 to March 8, and I have a feeling that they’re going to be a real hit.

I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. Honey butter French fries sound amazing don’t they?

(Naver via Kotaku)