Reading the plethora of fun food news each week is just one of the perks of editing Food Dive. From a Starbucks and Spotify duet to Instagram-ready plates, below are interesting reads from the week.
Coca-Cola got a blast from the past at the start of the week during the series finale of AMC’s "Mad Men," which [SPOILER ALERT] featured its signature "Hilltop" ad at its close. Adweek reports that while Coke knew the ad would appear, details were scarce. And yes, it’s confirmed "Don Draper" was behind it.
It seems like there are always new Oreos flavors, not that Food Dive is complaining in any way. This time, it’s S’mores, and BuzzFeed staffers had an array of opinions, mostly positive. Clearly, though, the original Oreo is still iconic.
Instagram’s influence on "foodies" is reaching a high, high level: "Foodography," a project from Israel-based companies Catit Restaurant and Carmel Winery, aims to engineer plates that enable food photos on Instagram to appear "better." The plates will be created by Adi Nissani, a ceramic artist. And they said smartphones wouldn’t lead to world chaos.
Nutty fact: Almonds are the only nut, seed, or dried fruit required to be pasteurized by law.
Since Palcohol isn’t giving out samples of its new product, Wired took matters into its own hands — literally, by following a recipe from Popular Science, though noting it doesn’t know Palcohol’s true recipe or its manufacturing breakdown. Obviously, proceed with caution.
The coffee chain is partnering with the music streaming service that puts the power of music in customers’ hands, letting them review songs featured at their Starbucks stores. Additionally, Starbucks and Spotify app users can enjoy playlists from baristas. Somewhere, all Taylor Swift-crazed barista fans are sobbing they won’t be able to add her to their playlists, considering the singer and Spotify are having a bit of a "Bad Blood" situation.