News Bites: Instagram Eats and Birthday Chips Ahoy!

News Bites: Instagram Eats and Birthday Chips Ahoy!
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News Bites: Instagram Eats and Birthday Chips Ahoy!

Read on for the May 23, 2014 edition of News Bites.

Girl Eat World

A new Instagram account combines the mouthwatering quality of food porn with the excitement of traveling. Girl Eat World is based in Singapore and has amassed over 27,000 followers thanks to her impeccably framed images displaying a cultural delicacy in front of a well-known monument or place.

Image Credit: Twitter via Girl Eat World

You Did Not Eat That

The world of Instagram is filled with food porn, which is what one girl decided to critique. You Did Not Eat That is a satirical foodie Instagram account that has gained over 40,000 followers by mocking the culture of "eating" on social media. You Did Not Eat That re-posts photos of models and fit ladies holding indulgent treats with the hashtag #youdidnoteathtat.

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New Chips Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy! has debuted a cookie worth celebrating, indeed. Now, customers can enjoy the chocolate chip cookies filled with birthday cake frosting. The cookies should hit American shelves soon. Birthday treats seem to be trendy at the moment. Krispy Kreme recently debuted a birthday cake batter donut.

Image Credit: Twitter via Chips Ahoy!

Gluten Sensitivity Update

Many people feel better when removing gluten from their lifestyle, which is often attributed to gluten sensitivity. However, now scientists think that gluten might not be the only culprit causing digestive discomfort. A carbohydrate called fructan has been shown to cause gastrointestinal distress as well.

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Spice Up Your Life

According to new research, spicy food could help increase life expectancy. Eating food filled with capsaicin, the compound that makes chili peppers hot, could dull the body's pain sensor. Scientists found that mice who ate spicy foods developed less cancer, processed sugar better and were more youthful later in life.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Cookie

For a limited time, Oreo is selling a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup-flavored cookie. Combining the candy and the cookie seems like the work of a child genius.

Image Credit: Twitter via OREO

Hungry for More News Bites?

This week, News Bites explored Krispy Kreme's most expensive donut in the world, a potential global coffee shortage, why "detoxing" is an expensive myth and the cake batter donut.

Image Credit: Twitter via Krispy Kreme


Love food photos on Instagram? We've got two accounts for you to check out, one sincere and one satirical, both deliciously wonderful.

In other News:

  • This popular cookie is now filled with birthday cake frosting.
  • Gluten sensitivity might not be due to gluten.
  • A new study will make you want to spice up your life.
  • A candy and a cookie merge for the ultimate sweet mash-up.

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