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Added 26 January, 2019

As part of a larger health trend that's driven by Millennials, no-alchohol and low-alcohol spirits are growing. One example is Caleño, made with botanicals including juniper, coriander, cardamom green, citrus, spices and Sicilian lemon peel, which have been steam-distilled in stainless steel drums. It is recommended served with tonic water and...

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Added 26 January, 2019

Root-to-flower eating is sweeping the menus of Britain as food waste worries mean chefs are using the whole plant instead of throwing away leaves. From the River Cottage to Nobu, diners can enjoy carrot tops, beetroot stems, cauliflower leaves and cucumber flowers. Most plants are all edible. What we usually do is take the middle part of it and...

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Added 19 January, 2019

If even more evidence were needed that healthful, meatless eating is trending, look no further than Carl’s Jr. which is introducing a Beyond Famous Star Burger featuring Beyond Meat’s new Beyond Burger 2.0 patty. The Beyond Famous Star Burger features a quarter-pound Beyond Burger patty cooked on an open flame and comes topped with American...

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Added 15 January, 2019

A Belgian brewer will make history in the new year when it produces the first ever non-alcoholic version of one of the country’s celebrated and powerful abbey beers. Belgium’s abbey beers, brewed either by monks or on licence from them, have long been praised as a central part of the country’s cultural heritage. They are notable for their...

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Added 6 January, 2019

It’s no secret that conventional plastic drinking straws are very eco-unfriendly. Manufactured in the billions, they’re typically only used once, and then end up in landfills or the ocean. Finnish startup Sulapac is attempting to address the problem, with marine-biodegradable straws. Developed in partnership with renewable materials company...

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Added 6 December, 2018

Automated technology is showing up in more places than ever as brands seek to offer consumers an enhanced level of convenience with everyday processes, which is what brings us to the 'SmartCup' automated beverage brewer. Working with tea, coffee and more, the solution works by gets liquids to the optimal temperature in a short amount of time...

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Added 30 October, 2018

If any more evidence was needed that the microbrew trend is here to stay, it's provided by Carnival Cruise Lines, as the company has installed brewing equipment on several of their ships, and hired brewmaster Colin Presby to oversee the operations. Presby’s job is to make Carnival a destination for craft beer fans like him — as well as a place...

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Added 17 October, 2018

Alibaba announced its new robot butler, saying they will be delivering meals and laundry to hotel guests this year. Guests can talk to the robots, which come equipped with its Alexa-like voice assistant, AliGenie. The AI-powered voice assistant already appears in its Tmall Genie, a US$70 gadget designed for the home. Alibaba claims that Tmall...

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Added 26 September, 2018

We don't know if is a trend, but it should be. Lufthansa crews are taking off in traditional Bavarian costume – just in time for Munich’s Oktoberfest. As the yearly tradition, Lufthansa's cabin crews are wearing traditional Bavarian costume on selected flights from Munich instead of their uniforms. Additionally, Lufthansa is bringing beer kegs...

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Added 21 September, 2018

Across the globe, McDonald's menu has a variety of unique tastes. From Malaysia’s BBQ McShaker Fries to the McSpicy Chicken from Hong Kong. Now, McDonald’s is testing a Flavors from Abroad promotion at 50 restaurants across South Florida. Menu items include: Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, BBQ McShaker Fries from Malaysia, and McSpicy...