Kellogg To End Adding Artificial Ingredients In Products

Making a healthier change to their products, Kellogg has announced that they will stop using artificial ingredients in foods.

We have been working to remove artificial colors and flavors across Kellogg’s branded cereals and a variety of Kellogg’s branded snack bars as well as Eggo frozen foods,” the president of Kellogg North America, Paul Norman said in a transcript released of the call. “Our goal is to complete this transition by the end of 2018.”

Right now, half of all cereals produced for North America by Kellogg are made without artificial flavors and 75% are made without artificial colors.

We know consumers are looking for foods with simpler ingredients and we’re excited about our efforts to offer consumers more in this space,” Kris Charles, Kellogg Company spokeswoman, said in a statement to USA TODAY Network.

Fast Food Princess “Taco Belle” Is Here

Move over Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, there’s a new princess in town and she’s starting some beef, literally.

“Taco Belle” was spotted at Taco Bell in her full on taco princess gown placing an order over three years ago 24 year old Olivia Mears was dressed up as Belle inside of Taco Bell and next thing you know she went viral.

I was dressed as a normal Belle after a photoshoot in 2012 and decided to eat some Taco Bell while in costume,” said Mears. “Someone snapped a picture of me and posted it to Reddit and it went viral.

Now Mears has relived her Belle at Taco Bell experience by creating a full on custom made taco princess gown.  She estimates the costume took around 30 hours to make from fabric, cardstock, tissue paper and felt.

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I have as much as everyone else, I just hate being bored. I’ve always got at least three costumes/artworks I’m working on at any given time,” she said.

Check out more of her designs right here —-> Instagram

Move Over Double Stuffed Oreo’s… THIN Is In!

According to an Oreo spokesperson, Oreo Thin cookie will be 7.5mm thick, compared to the original cookie, which boasts a 12.5mm thickness and will have the same equal balance of cookie and cream filling.

 The new, thinner cookies will only set you back 140 calories for 4 cookies, compared to the original, which contains 160 calories in 3 cookies.

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Oreo Thins, which feature the same chocolate base cookie, will be available in original, mint, and “golden” flavors when they hit shelves nationwide July 13.

Panera Bread Removing 150 Ingredients From Menu

Panera will be removing 150 ingredients from its food, but Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, told Today that he doesn’t think the restaurant’s moves are entirely necessary.

Just because something is artificial or its name is hard to pronounce doesn’t mean it’s unsafe,” he said. “Some of the additives Panera is ditching are perfectly innocuous, such as calcium propionate or sodium lactate — so those moves are more about public relations than public health.

By the end of 2016, Panera plans to remove all artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners and flavors from their food and will provide a “No No List” with all the ingredients it will be removing from its menu.

Some items, like our soups, will be remade with new ingredients,” Panera Bread’s in-house nutritionist, Katie Bengston told Well + Good. “Other items like salad dressings will be made differently. Some may disappear over time, but in the end, we’re committed to making these changes to make our menu even better.

Olive Garden Adds New Breadstick Sandwich To Lunch Menu

Olive Garden now making breadstick sandwiches!

Starting June 1, the sandwiches will be available only on the chain’s lunch menu. The meatball sandwich will cost $6.99 and the chicken parmigiana will cost $7.99.

As with all other dishes, the sandwiches come with unlimited breadsticks.