A granny buys a box of condoms thinking they were tea bags
© Provided by Gentside Instead of buying tea, a granny mistakenly buys a box of condoms A totally crazy story that has was reported on social networks last February. This English grandmother had undoubtedly forgotten her glasses when she went shopping at the supermarket. A size error Rosemary Riley, a 76-year-old grandmother from Lancashire, UK, went to her hometown Asda supermarket to shop, as the reported the Manchester Evening News .
Coffee has never inspired quite so much adventure in our daily routines as it's done the past year. Whether you've taken to gourmand preparation habits or sampled the bevy of compelling additions to your morning bev (like this easy saffron coffee infusion recipe… yum), this update is sure to get your attention: The interest around one trendy coffee condiment has been heating up, and at first it seemed questionable. But now that the nutrition benefits of the hottest new coffee addition are front and center, it seems this has gone from a flaky fluke to a significant health hack. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! hot sauce
We'd heard about this trend in recent months: People are adding hot sauce to their coffee. It sounds ultra-foodie, right? Like a fashion flex that would only happen at some hyper-trendy neighborhood café? But we recently saw it brewing out there, and now this spicy coffee move is spreading from silly to actually pretty smart.
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The reason putting hot sauce in coffee could be worth a try is that a chili pepper-based hot sauce naturally contains capsaicin. Capsaicin is the agent that gives a chili pepper its heat—and that bitey property, that irritating sensation (delightfully irritating for some), makes it a somewhat common ingredient in some pain relief creams as some researchers have found that capsaicin defunctionalizes pain receptors. (Some scientists have also argued that capsaicin stimulates hair growth when applied topically to the scalp.)
But the health benefits of capsaicin go far deeper than the skin of the chili pepper or any human: Capsaicin also contains antioxidants. You can refresh your understanding of the power of antioxidants from this expert article, in which Lauren Manaker, M.S., R.D.N., L.D., C.L.E.C, explains that antioxidants "may combat the effects of oxidative stress, and thus the risk of developing" conditions like cancer, Alzheimer's, cirrhosis, and even cataracts.
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And, as that heat might tell you, some researchers have found that a red, hot, chili pepper delivers particularly potent antioxidant powers—according to this 2002 Italian study, hot peppers' compounds "showed a highly significant antioxidant activity in all systems investigated."
So, how to add hot sauce to your coffee? A rep for the Los Angeles-based Melinda's brand suggests: "Just add a drop or two of your favorite hot sauce" to your morning coffee. If you take your coffee strong, you might not even taste the hot sauce… but even if you're still questioning whether coffee with hot sauce packs health benefits, most of us can agree this will definitely energize your day (or just go really well with the egg recipe everyone's trying right now).
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19 Of The Weirdest Foods From Your Childhood You Totally Forgot About
The '80s and '90s were weird times, with trends like frosted tips on your hair, denim everything, and purple ketchup for hotdogs. Even though some of the strange foods from a time not-so-long-ago aren't on shelves at the grocery store anymore, we couldn't help but take a trip down memory lane. We've rounded up 19 of the weirdest foods from your childhood you totally forgot about, so take a trip into the past and reminisce about some of these strange food offerings of yesteryear.And for even more nostalgia, don't miss these 33 Super Popular Snacks From Your Childhood That Are Discontinued.
1. SweeTARTS Squeez
This weird '90s candy was supposed to be inspired by the candy tablets but in gel form. It was presented in a tube that looked similar to toothpaste and was super sour. The only thing that rivaled these in the sour candy category was War Heads. Most kids just squeezed the candy goo right into their mouths all at once, but more civilized kids in the '90s knew the best way to eat this was to squeeze a little at a time to make the candy last longer.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox!
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2. Jell-O Jigglers
Jell-O was all the rage in the '90s, especially as molds or jigglers. The Jell-O Jigglers each had a separate recipe on how to make them on the back of the boxes. If you were a really cool '90s kid, your parents had the fun molds that were sold in grocery stores around holidays, like snowflakes and Santa for Christmas and beans for Easter to look like jellybeans. Honestly, these are still good and deserve a spot at any summer cookout.RELATED: Your ultimate restaurant and supermarket survival guide is here!
3. EZ Squirt Colored Ketchup
The late '90s and early 2000s were a weird time for food. Everything was brightly colored or had some sort of animal mascot. And one item really fits the bill on this: EZ Squirt colored ketchup. The condiment came in a Barney-like purple or Hulk-like green.Most of the time, this weird food made its appearance at Scout meetings or swim parties, and kids would squeeze this all over boiled hot dogs and oven-cooked fries for lunch. Having the green or purple ketchup made most '90s kids feel like they were living in the lap of luxury.And to keep the nostalgia going, here are 11 Childhood Ice Cream Treats You Totally Forgot About.
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5. Kid Cuisine TV Dinners
TV dinners were all the rage in the '90s, and coming home late after soccer practice sometimes meant your parents didn't want to cook. That's where these Kid Cuisine frozen dinners stepped in to save the day. Every kid knew the best one was the chicken nugget one with corn, macaroni and cheese, and that brownie with sprinkles. Somehow, your parents always watched you as you ate the TV dinner to be sure you ate all of the chicken and corn before diving into that sweet (but overcooked) chocolatey brownie.And for more fond memories, don't miss these 35 Snacks From Your Childhood You Forgot You Loved.
6. Melody Pops
Melody Pops were the bane of parents, teachers, and pretty much anyone who had to be around kids. These weird lollipops looked kind of like a recorder but had a stick inside that was able to move up and down to create a different tone instead of using your fingers to cover holes. The sounds that came out of the so-called Melody Pops were anything but delightful. They were usually high-pitched squeals and ear-piercing scratches that '90s kids usually thought sounded great but never did.The pops lost most kids' interest after the sugar began to disintegrate where you blew in to make the noise or the stick popped out of the pop completely.
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7. Bubble Jug Bubble Gum
It's already weird that gum somehow got into a tiny jug, but the fact that it came out as a powder was even weirder. Then, as you finally got the powder in your mouth and started chewing, it magically transformed into real chewing gum, which was always an odd sensation to experience. Usually, your parents didn't buy this for you because it was messy, and the thought of swallowing a whole jug of gum without chewing it seemed dangerous. But if you had a cool aunt or uncle or could somehow convince a grandparent to buy it for you, it was a great day!RELATED: This 7-day smoothie diet will help you shed those last few pounds.
8. Jell-O Pudding Bites
These strange chewy Jell-O snacks were never a hit but somehow still have groups of people wanting them back on shelves in the grocery store. The Jell-O gummies came in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. The pudding bites had almost no flavor and were so chewy that it was a challenge to even get through one, let alone finish a whole package. These are one snack we're glad stayed in the '90s with no hope of coming back.
9. Potato Smileys
Kids who loved tater tots loved Potato Smileys even more. The strange little disks of potato were baked in the oven and placed on lunch and diner plates across the country. The best part about these was that there were cutout eyes and a smile right in the disk! Kids would try to take the ketchup from each other to draw out more unique features like eyebrows, a nose, or a mustache on these before devouring. Even though these are long gone, we not-so-secretly wish they would make a comeback.
11. Chicken Fries
Chicken fries were one of the more interesting selections from the freezer aisle (and the Burger King menu) back in the day. The thin strips of chicken were coated, fried, and frozen to look just like French fries. Then when you got them home they were baked in the oven to reheat them before dunking into ketchup and eating. The shape might have fooled some kids into eating them, but after that first bite, everything usually went downhill. These are still on sale at some stores, but they should have stayed in the past.
12. Alphabet Soup
There was nothing like coming home on a cold day after playing outside with the other neighborhood kids to find out that your mom had heated up a can of alphabet soup for you. The tomato-based soup was filled with all 26 letters from the alphabet. The best part about this soup wasn't the taste, but spelling out words, names, or places.Alphabet soup gave a whole new meaning to the term playing with your food. And usually, because you were spelling, your mom didn't yell at you for not eating your lunch.
13. Shark Bites
If the name "Shark Bites" didn't freak you out as a kid, getting a whole pack of white gummy sharks sure did. These gummy snacks that made their way into a lot of school lunches were all shaped like different types of sharks, which automatically made them cool. Outside of the shape, the flavor of each shark wasn't great, and these were usually passed over for a better gummy snack like Gushers if you could persuade a parent to buy them at the grocery store.
14. Ouch Gum
As if a jug of gum wasn't weird enough, putting the sticks of gum in a tin can that looked like a bandaid box was even weirder. The wrappers on each of the sticks of gum even looked like bandaids. This gum wasn't going to heal any scrapes you got out on the playground, though.The gum came in three flavors—watermelon, grape, and strawberry—but the flavor only lasted for a few minutes before it was completely gone. This gum is still sold in specialty candy stores, but the tin can is no longer in production, so it's not the nostalgic gum we remember from our childhood.
15. Doritos 3D
Chips have always been a favorite crunchy snack, but this was one of the weirder chip varieties to come out of the '90s. The chip was almost as if Dorito flavor dust had been sprayed on a Bugle. The chips came in a plastic tube that the lid popped off of and could be used as a serving vessel. That lid was the only real win of the chip, as most people's hands could not fit into the opening of the container to even get any of the chips out. Alas, these chips were discontinued in the early 2000s, only to remain a distant food memory.RELATED: Learn how to harness the power of tea to lose weight.
17. Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Boxes
Call the ghostbusters, because Hi-C Ecto Cooler Juice Boxes need to make a comeback from our childhood food dreams. The juice drink was made to help promote Ghostbusters, which premiered in 1984. The actual flavor was orange and tangerine, but thanks to some food coloring, the drink was bright green to match the color of Slimer from the movie. Drinking the Hi-C juice boxes made us feel like we could join Egon, Ray, Peter, and Winston on their next adventure.
18. Fruit String Thing
This was a rope-like fruit gummy that was twirled around like a fruit roll-up onto a plastic tray. These usually made it into lunch boxes but were never that great in the end. The gummy rope was hard to get through if you wanted to eat it a bite at a time. Even eating the whole thing at once was hard because of how chewy the snack was. Fruit Strings came in all sorts of flavors imaginable, but we still tried to trade them away at lunch.
19. WWE Ice Cream Bars
The ultra-cool WWE Ice Cream Bars, which were more like an ice cream sandwich on a stick, made their debut on grocery store freezer shelves in 1987. Each of the bars was imprinted with a wrestling star from back in the day, like Macho Man, Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, and John Cena. Even though the ice cream bars were targeted to boys, little girls who used to watch wrestling with their parents would get these from the freezer whenever the fights came on, too.And when you're cooking at home, don't miss these 52 Life-Changing Kitchen Hacks That'll Make You Enjoy Cooking Again.
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