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Four Loko Gets A MakeOver

Four Loko has changed its packaging in response to the government’s implications that the company deceptively markets its product as less alcoholic. The college favorite now sports an “Alcohol Facts” panel on its can that states the alcohol percnt per volume and serving size. It also upgraded to a new physical design that allows cans containing the equivalent of more then 2.5 alcoholic drinks to be resealable. So for you hipsters on campus, replace your cans of PBR with vintage Four Lokos before they are strictly collectors items. [APA]

McDonalds doesn’t quite make it to Progreso

A Carnival Triumph Vessel cruise was stranded in the Gulf of Mexico last week. Of the 3,143 passengers, 500 are Corporate McDonalds employees. While the original destination was Progreso, Mexico, the McDonalds employees will avoid their soup-based competitors in favor the new destination hot spot Mobile, Alabama. Currently two tug boats are curently towing the ship towards shore. The ship has been floating aimlessly for about 150 miles due to an engine fire. No one was injured as a result of the fire, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t cause discomfort: several bathrooms on board are now out of order and many passengers are getting sick. Basically, it’s no carnival on this ship. [CNN]

Twin Cities May Not Be The Next Foodie City

A list of the 20 most influential restaurants in America was released by Bon Appétit this month. Unfortunately for Twin Cities dwellers, none of them are from Minneapolis. But, for the INTRA-nationally diverse Macalester student body here are the top five: [Bon Appetit]

  1. MOMOFUKU NYC AND BEYOND
  2. THE RESTAURANT AT MEADOWOOD NAPA, CA
  3. HUSK CHARLESTON, SC
  4. ALINEA CHICAGO
  5. MANRESA LOS GATOS, CA

Maker’s mark is LOWERING the alcohol content of its Whisky

Due to the high demand for their Whisky and short supply, Maker’s Mark is lowering theri alcohol content by 3% to increase their limited supply and ensure their is enough of the stuff to go around. [Makers Mark]

February 15, 2013

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