News Bites: Doritos Bags Hide Gold and Tax May Lower Soda Consumption

News Bites: Doritos Bags Hide Gold and Tax May Lower Soda Consumption
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News Bites: Doritos Bags Hide Gold and Tax May Lower Soda Consumption

Read on for the June 4, 2014 edition of News Bites.

Doritos Golden Chips

Similar to the golden tickets in Willy Wonka, Doritos has stashed 3,000 golden chips inside its chip bags. Around 3,100 of the chips are gold-plated and worth $31, but two chips are 24 karat gold and worth more than $1,000!

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Soda Tax

Politicians and scientists alike have been deliberating about taxing soda. Mexico has already implemented a soda tax. A new study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics found that a tax on soda would encourage consumers to buy less. According to the researchers, charging an extra six cents for a 12-ounce can of soda would help consumers to get 5,800 fewer calories from sugary drinks each year.

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Bagged Beer

Bagged wine is a thing, so why not bagged beer? The winner of the Platinum A'Design Award at the A'Design International Packaging Design Competition created a case to carry bagged beer easily. The winner of the competition, Wonchan Lee, put Belgian beer in plastics bags and then designed a frame to hold them.

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Twix Bites

Just when Krackel got the chance to grow into a big candy, Twix is now becoming bite-sized. Snickers, Milky Way and 3 Musketeers already have bite-sized counterparts, so it was only a matter of time for Twix to join the tiny party.

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The Sturgeon Queens

A new documentary about the New York staple, Russ & Daughter's, opens this week at the Lower East Side Film Festival. The filmmaker Julie Cohen hopes to show audiences the importance of their great grandparents' favorite foods in The Sturgeon Queens. The 100-year old Russ & Daughters is also a testament to the story of the American immigrant as well as a feminist one. With no sons, Joel Russ ran his store with the help of his three daughters and eventually left it for them to run.

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Hungry for More News Bites?

Yesterday, News Bites explored the new Starbucks restaurant and how Sriracha became an art exhibit.

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Doritos is pulling a Willy Wonka by stashing 3,000 golden chips inside its chip bags.

In Other News:

  • According to new research, just a few cents may help consumers cut back on soda.
  • Bagged wine is a thing, so why not bagged beer?
  • Twix gets a little makeover.
  • A new documentary explores how one lox shop became a success by being pretty feminist.

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