News Bites: Pricey Krispy Kreme and Unhealthy Side of Veggies

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Read on for the May 22, 2014 edition of News Bites.

Krispy Kreme Creates The World's Most Expensive Donut.

Krispy Kreme takes the cake again! Filled with Dom Perignon jelly, covered in edible diamonds, a white chocolate lotus and 24 karat gold leaf, Krispy Kreme has created the most expensive donut in the world. For $1,685, this decadent treat can be yours and will go in part to the Children's Trust, a charity for children with brain injuries.

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The Truth About American Vegetable Consumption

Americans definitely need to eat more vegetables. What's even more alarming is that the vegetables that Americans do eat are usually drenched in sodium or fat. Potatoes and tomatoes account for most of American vegetable consumption, which is fine, except that these vegetables come in the form of French fries and pizza, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Junk Food Is Like Tobacco.

A U.N. special reporter said in a statement to the World Health Organization that, "Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco." He has asked that junk food be regulated just like tobacco is and has proposed to limit subsidies that make some ingredients cheaper than others and instead provide more support for local produce so that consumers can have more options and access to health foods.

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Nutella Sushi

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the nutty chocolate spread, Nutella sushi has arrived. A sushi bar in France has created a Nutella roll that consists of coconut-flavored rice mixed with Nutella and then wrapped in a crepe.

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Coffee Thermos

To promote its coffee thermos, Genuine Thermos Brand (or Thermos) has teamed up with the best coffee shops all over the country. On May 22, they will overnight the coffee from all over the country in a thermos. The company promises that the coffee will arrive hot and steamy. The 110-year-old thermos is said to have been used by the explorer Robert Peary, who discovered the North Pole.

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Hungry for More News Bites?

Yesterday, News Bites explored the return of the big Krackel and a potential global coffee shortage.

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Krispy Kreme has done it again. This time the famed donut maker has created the most expensive donut in the world!

In Other News:

  • The truth about American vegetable consumption.
  • A U.N. researcher compared junk food to tobacco.
  • Nutella sushi exists.
  • This thermos company will delight coffee lovers.

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