The numbers for August 20, 2013: Foods and flavors
AirAsia Japan will now become Vanilla Air. Executives chose the new name from over 200 other options. The airline’s president says the name stuck because vanilla is “loved by everyone in the world.” (Telegraph)
The going price of a bag of Doritos on eBay. These are special chips, of course. The bags were distributed by Seattle police at the city’s annual Hempfest and bare stickers cheekily explaining to stoners what is an isn’t allowed under Washington’s marijuana law. (Seattle P-I)
Fusion cooking is nothing new: Think Tex-Mex or barbecue chicken pizza. But what about the latest crop of remixes — cronuts, pizzabons, and ramen burgers? Check our ranking of the five best and worst current food mash-ups. (Marketplace)
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