News Bites: Cronut Holes Are Here and the U.S. Likes Its Wine

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Read on for the May 15, 2014 edition of News Bites.

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Nutella-stuffed Cronut holes

To celebrate the birthdays of Cronuts and Nutella, Dominique Ansel has teamed up with the hazelnut spread to create Nutella-stuffed Cronut holes. According to Grub Street, they'll debut at a Cronut hole event next week. Yum!

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The U.S. likes its wine.

Despite recent news that a compound found in red wine may not be as healthy as previously thought, U.S. consumers are still buying a lot of it. A new report finds that the United States has surpassed France as the world's top wine consumer. While wine consumption has been declining in France, the U.S. consumed 768.7 million gallons of wine in 2013.

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Fast food protests spread globally.

Fast food workers have staged many protests in the last year and a half. But with no progress made on their demand for $15-an-hour wages, now the movement is expanding. There are strikes occurring in 150 cities across the U.S., in addition to more than 30 countries around the globe, according to The New York Times.

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Restaurant gives couple awesome discount.

One family's Mother's Day brunch ended with a lovely surprise earlier this week. According to the Today show, the restaurant gave one couple a 'well-behaved kids' discount, reducing their bill by $5.

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The perfect glass for stout

Apparently, a regular old beer glass won't cut it when you're drinking a dark brew. Famed glassmaker Spiegelau teamed up with Rogue Ales and Left Hand Brewing Company to create a glass with a thinner base that they say can enhance the smell and taste of the beer.

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Hungry for more News Bites?

Yesterday, News Bites explored the truth about red wine and chocolate and McDonald's new French fries.

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Dominique Ansel's Cronut just celebrated its first birthday. Simultaneously, Nutella just turned 50. So naturally, the two are combining forces with a new version of the Cronut that will make your mouth water.

In other news:

  • The U.S. has surpassed France as the top consumer of this alcoholic drink.
  • Fast food workers are expanding their movement globally.
  • One couple found a sweet surprise on their restaurant receipt.
  • A new glass might just be the perfect way to enjoy stout beer.

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