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US: WhiteWave Foods To Buy So Delicious Dairy Foods

The WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded Plant-based Foods and Beverages, Coffee Creamers and Beverages, and Premium Dairy products throughout North America and Europe.

So Today, the WhiteWave Foods Company,  announced that it has agreed to acquire So Delicious Dairy Free  in a US$195m deal. Wow! This is huge in naira value of N32,565,000,000.

Investors in the WhiteWave Foods Company applauded the deal to acquire the So Delicious Dairy Free company. The bolt-on deal appears nice as investors like WhiteWave to make deals given its strong acquisition track record.

So Delicious is best known from its plant-based products including beverages, creamers and frozen deserts. The company who has been founded in 1987 focuses exclusively on plant-based products.

The deal is expected to close in a few months time, which should imply that the closure of the deal can occur before year’s end.

Ibom Soups

Ibom soup

Ibom soup is a local food service created for busy people, especially for the single people who find it hard to cook.

This is how they operate: They prepare different soups and stash them in potable containers. That way you can store them in your freezer and eat them for some number of days.

Apart from this, the Soup School holds a quarterly training, where it brings together, married women as well as men, courting singles and matured couples, to learn new recipes and share secrets that make for sound relationship/marriage.

And records show that two out of three participants who attend the training actually prepare the delicacies they learn in their homes. Thus bringing a smile on the face of their family members who can taste the difference.

According to Ibom school : “This, for us, is a great achievement. As a team, we will continue to seek novel ways to bring harmony to families, the kitchen being the pivot point.”

Have you made any order or attended the training school? Please share your experience.

Photo credit: @markessien via twitter

Does McDonald’s Use Human Meat?

Leading fast food restaurant chain, McDonald’s has been exposed for using human meat.

This shocking discovery was made in a Oklahoma City McDonald’s meat factory and other McDonald’s meat factories nationwide. Meat inspectors reportedly found, what appeared to be, human meat stored in the meat factory freezers of an Oklahoma City meat factory and human meat already in trucks right outside the factory ready to be shipped to McDonald’s restaurants.

Health inspectors immediately demanded inspection in various McDonald’s meat factories across the country and horrifyingly found human meat in about 90% of the factories inspected thus far.

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has seized McDonald’s production and shipping and will call for more meat factory inspections and restaurant inspections.

The FBI is also investigating the factories. FBI agent Lloyd Harrison told Huzler reporters “The worst part is that it’s not only human meat, it’s child meat. the body parts that were found across the U.S. factories were deemed to small to be adult body parts, this is truly horrible”.

The situation brings up many unanswered questions. How long have they been using human meat? Where did they get the children from? Were they already dead when brought into factories? Investigators and Inspectors are currently being deployed for intensive investigations all around the U.S.

FG Set To Ban Kpomo Meat

If you are a kpomo meat lover,you would agree that kpomo is the very life of any soup. The story you are about to read might surprise you.

According to a vanguard report, the Federal Government is looking at banning the sale and consumption of kpomo.

“This indication emerged Tuesday when the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina called for competent regulations that would check the consumption and sale of the product. If this is achieved, he noted that livestock farmers would stand good chances of making high dollar return if the hides and skins (kpomo) are tanned into leather.

Kpomo skin

Hmm.. could this be a way of denying the meddle class family of the meat they can at least afford to buy?

Kpomo is a diet rich in fibre and has lots of benefits like stabilizing blood sugar levels because it slows down the rate at which glucose is absorbed into the blood stream.
It also helps to lower blood cholesterol levels, which is important for reducing the risk of heart disease.

So would banning kpomo for leather production solve 99% of our economic crisis?  Please share your thought.

 

Is La Casera More Than Just A Beverage Drink?

La casera drink is a fast selling popular soft drink that has been around for over 10 years in Nigeria.  But then for some time, i noticed some talks about this drink containing a harmful bleaching chemical that is highly harmful to our body and It has been observed that most people get stomach upset when they drink la casera.

Personally, ever since the existence of this drink, i noticed it turns my stomach whenever i have it and it is gaseous especially when drank hot. So i thought it was just my body system rejecting this sugary drink and i had to stop buying it.

But according to a source, they claim local engineers or mechanics as they are known use this drink to to loosen any part of a vehicle that is very tight and it immediately softens the part. I understand it is more effective than a break oil. Hummm

So they advise everyone to stop taking it as its not just a sugary substance but a harmful and dangerous drink.

Please share your experience if you have had any issue with this drink. Remember, your health is your wealth.

Would You Get A Ph.D On Chocolate?

if you love chocolate so much, then you probably just should marry it.”

Here’s the good news! One renowned institution of higher learning lets you do just that, obtaining a Ph.D in the process. You can become a doctor of chocolate — a doc choc if you will.

England’s Cambridge University just unveiled the 3.5 year multidisciplinary Ph.D on chocolate.  So now, you don’t just enjoy the taste alone but you have opportunity to learn from its chemical properties? Why does it taste so good mixed with peanut butter? You’ll learn all of this and more.

However, The applications are due at the end of August, with a start date of for the program in January. Also, you have to be a citizen of Europe in order to apply

ReelFruit Chips

When I saw a picture of reelfruit made from perfectly ripe fresh fruits, I was really amazed. Especially because, this is coming from Nigeria.

It reminded me of the packaged plantain chips I like having. If you have ever eaten plantain chips then you would understand what I’m talking about.  Reelfruit either dried pineapple or dried mango is a crunchy snack that is perfectly sealed and great for all ages.

This dried fruit or chips as I call it, is chips on the move. You would definitely love it. Even if you miss having fruit in the morning, you can be sure this fruit chip would fill the space for you.

Reelfruit is 100% fruits and It contains 2000- 2500 healthy calories, including essential vitamins. And according to nature bounty health, makers of reelfruits,  they  claim “ All the nutrients of fresh fruit are natural, no additives or preservatives. Filled with natural sugars, energy, mineral and Antioxidant for a healthy body.

Personally I feel this is more healthy to have than fried plantain chips. If you ever had this fruit, please tell us what you feel about it.

 

British chef beats world record for non-stop cooking

A Newcastle chef named Gareth Kyle appears to have set a new world record for the longest cooking demonstration.

Kyle, 31, who reportedly cooked non-stop for 41 hours as part of the NewcastleGateshead food festival, EAT!, was previously winner of the 2011 Masterchef Live at London Olympia.

According to him, the cooking attempt was “gruelling” and like a “weird dream”. He currently awaits official verification from Guinness World Records, and if successful would officially beat the current record of 40 hours.

What is the longest cooking time you’ve ever recorded?

Source: BBC

Unattended cooking remains the number one reason for house fires – U.S

Do you often cook unattended, either away from the kitchen or sleep off while cooking? Please stop it!

Recent news reports from the U.S show that unattended cooking remain the number one reason American’s have house fires. Apart from such disasters happening, victims of unattended cooking fires could suffer from smoke inhalation and burns.

So it is best to stay in the kitchen, and remain alert while cooking anything.

Have you had any accidents while cooking? Share your experiences…