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Coke changing its holiday colors

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Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We’re receiving e-mails asking for more about food in restaurants and stores. Aiming to please here’s some news that came to us today. Yes, we’ll tweet and e-mail, too, so you don’t miss any last minute specials.
BIG CHANGE FOR COKE: Beginning next month Coca-Cola will be stocking 1.4 billion cans featuring a family of polar bears (mom and two cubs) with a white and gray background of sky and snow. Coca-Cola’s red script will run across the can’s top. The holiday campaign partners Coke with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to preserve habitats for polar bears in Canada and Greenland. Polar Bears have been the brand’s mascot since 1922. Coke will donate $2 million to the WWF and ask the brand’s fans to donate $1, with the beverage company matching every dollar up to $1 million.
DICKEY’S BARBECUE CHAMPION:  Eric Dahl “The Best Pulled Pork Eater in Minneapolis” has added Dickey’s barbecue to his collection of eating contests. Dahl, from Rochester, Minn., won Dickey’s Original Barbecue Pit national barbecue eating contest by downing 12.5 pulled pork sandwiches in six minutes in Dallas, Tex., the home of Dickey’s. He won $500.
SANDWICH DAY CONTEST: Yes, there apparently is a National Sandwich Day, celebrated on the birthday of Earl of Sandwich, Nov. 3.  Land O'Frost is celebrating all "relatives" of the sandwich, that is all Sams, Samuels and Samanthas, by rewarding the first baby named Sam, or some variation, born on Nov. 3, 2011 free lunch meat for every year they are in school (from age 5 to age 18). 
For full rules and details about prize redemption, visit www.landomoms.com.
ARCHWAY COOKIES:  Archway Bakeries Co., part of the Snyder's-Lance Inc. family, is offering six varieties of traditional holiday cookies. They will be available in grocery stores beginning Nov. 1.
• Bells and Stars – Sweet sugar cookies in holiday shapes sprinkled with red and green sugar crystals.
• Cashew Nougat – A shortbread cookie filled with finely chopped cashews, rolled into nuggets and carefully baked for a dense, crisp bite.
• Wedding Cake – A melt-in-your-mouth cookie with a base of shortbread dough and nuts rolled into small cookies and coated with confectioners' sugar.
• Gingerbread Man – A favorite holiday tradition with a perfect combination of ginger and spices baked into crispy gingerbread man shapes.
• Iced Gingerbread Man – A soft gingerbread man cookie lightly glazed with icing and topped with red and green sprinkles.
• Pfeffernusse – A German-inspired holiday favorite with molasses, raisin paste and flavorful spices combined into a perfectly round, soft cookie tossed in confectioners' sugar.

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