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Nestlé turns NIMBY over a proposed mixed-use development near its Junction factory

Nestlé’s South Junction factory (Image: Uncle Tubby)

With the support of nearby residents, local developer Castlepoint Realty has proposed 45 new townhouses, several office towers (with urban garden roofs) and a public square in Toronto’s South Junction Triangle, which would go a long way toward revitalizing the barren neighbourhood. As it stands, the area is speckled with rubble and abandoned buildings—but apparently that’s the way Nestlé likes it. The company runs a chocolate factory nearby and fears that the 24/7 trucks, noise and even sweet aroma will drive occupants mad. Critics, however, point to another Ward 18 factory run by Cadbury, which has coexisted with its neighbours for years. For our part, we think Nestlé should probably just listen to its own advice. Read the entire story [The Globe and Mail] »

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Seven standout food deals for Easter and Passover

Whether you celebrate the slaves’ escape from Egypt, the resurrection of Christ or the annual arrival of Cadbury eggs, these seven restaurant events—with Passover- and Easter-themed menus—can help make next weekend memorable.

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Mariah Carey champagne, U.K. considers butter ban, Kraft and Cadbury to merge

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Oenophile Mariah Carey at the Toronto premiere of Precious (Photo by Karon Liu)

• U.K. heart surgeon Shyam Kolvekar will be less popular at the nation’s morning fry-ups after his suggestion that butter should be banned to save the increasing number of young people suffering from heart problems. Adults in the country eat 20 per cent more than the recommended limit of saturated fats per month, with butter being a major contributor to the problem. Kolvekar says butter can be replaced with more heart-healthy fats, like margarine and low-fat spread. Poor Julia Child will be rolling over in her grave. [The Daily Mail]

• With the Kraft and Cadbury merger coming ever closer to reality (U.K.-owned Cadbury has accepted U.S.-owned Kraft’s offer of $19.5 billion, but shareholder approval is pending), the British are fretting about what it will mean for their chocolate. The Guardian claims American chocolate has more sugar, less cocoa solids and uses different beans than British varieties do. While British bars do tend to be creamier, we are most concerned about the fate of Creme Eggs. [The Independent]

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Five ethically dubious foods, taste-testing Toronto’s burger joints, presidentially pardoned turkeys end up at Disney World

• After the explosion in popularity of this video showing a still-live deep-fried carp being eaten, the Guardian compiled a list of morally dubious eating trends. Chinese chefs figured out that placing a wet cloth over the fish’s head before deep-frying its body will ensure that it’s still gasping when it reaches the plate. Equally squirm-inducing are the traditions of eating live octopus or the still-beating heart of a snake. [Guardian]

• With the gourmet burger craze taking hold across the city, the Star’s Amy Pataki samples various incarnations to see which ones deliver in the flavour department. She concludes that in most cases, the trend is a good thing, and ranks the newest spot, Oh Boy Burger Market, as the best.  [Toronto Star]

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Murder at New Generation Sushi, Kraft makes a move on Cadbury, portable tables for street food

New Generation Sushi on Bloor St. W. (Photo by Google)

New Generation Sushi on Bloor St. W. (Photo by Google)

• What began as a minor argument between two employees at New Generation, a popular stop along the Annex’s sushi strip, culminated in a murder. As many as 18 patrons were present at the restaurant on Saturday night when the nightmarish situation unfolded. Unfinished plates of food remained on tables on Sunday as investigators searched for clues. A 27-year-old employee was killed, and a 25-year-old co-worker was arrested at the scene. [Toronto Star]

• Good magazine has compiled a comparative infographic that looks at the national obesity rates and caloric intake of various countries around the world. As in so many other competitions, the U.S. reigns supreme, with 66.3 per cent of its citizens considered obese; the average daily caloric intake there is 3,767, with about 39 per cent of those calories coming from fats, oils and sugar. It’s no wonder, then, that the U.S. couldn’t make it into Forbes’ top 10 healthiest countries in the world. Canada came in eighth, with a still-shameful 23.1 per cent of its citizens overweight. [Good]

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Truffles to close, the KFC “float-thru,” 64,373 kilometres of Twinkie wrapper

Truffles, one of Toronto’s most revered fine-dining institutions, will serve its last meal on September 5. Four Seasons executive Dimitrios Zarikos told Corey Mintz that while business had been declining at Truffles for years, it was the recession that retired them at age 37. Internationally acclaimed alumni include Jonathan Gushue of Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Lynn Crawford of the Four Seasons New York and Jason McLeod of Elysian in Chicago. Predictably, Truffles will be replaced by something “more casual.” [Toronto Star]

• Howstuffworks.com has just ruined a few more foods for us. Each year, 64,373 kilometres of plastic wrap are used to package Twinkies; worcestershire sauce is mainly anchovies; and most disgustingly of all, the U.S. FDA allows up to 19 maggots in each can of assembly line mushrooms. If the latter doesn’t make one a Tupperware-toting slow-food vegetarian, nothing ever will. [Howstuffworks.com]

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Oh my goo-ness: Cadbury poised to egg downtown Toronto

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It’s like an advent calendar gone horribly wrong: a giant Cadbury egg above Yonge-Dundas Square counts down to Easter by inching closer to a revving fan. The sugary orb sits at one end of a balance; a box collects rain (59 millimetres so far) at the other end, slowly gaining in weight. This countdown, however, doesn’t end with a chocolate Santa; it ends with faux-yolk “goo” flying everywhere.

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