By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. The story of how Kit Kats, once a British chocolate export, became a booming business from Hokkaido to Tokyo — and changed expectations about what a candy bar could be. By TEJAL RAO OCT. 24, 2018 Photographs by SPENCER LOWELL The seven-story Don Quijote megastore in the Shibuya district of Tokyo is open 24 hours a day, but it’s hard to say when it’s rush hour, because there’s always a rush. A labyrinth of aisles leads to one soaring, psychedelic display after another presided over by cartoon mascots, including the mascot of Don Quijote itself: an enthusiastic blue penguin named Donpen who points shoppers toward toy sushi kits and face masks soaked with snail excretions and rainbow gel pens and split-toe socks. The candy section is vast, with … [Read more...] about In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate. It’s an Obsession.
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Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. Photographs by CHRISTOPHER PAYNE OCT. 24, 2018 by INGRID ROJAS CONTRERAS Like any good immigrant, I know on which bodega shelves to find the food portals to my childhood. I know where to turn, where to crouch, where to bow before the ready-made boxes to make Colombian buñuelos, pandebonos, pandeyucas and arepas. But the one food item I cannot find in San Francisco is the candy of my childhood. I grew, as we say in Colombia, a punta de Bon Bon Bum. The strawberry lollipop was such a central part of my diet, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was made of equal parts Valle del Cauca sugar and red dye No.40. Bon Bon Bums (pronounced like the French bonbon and the English “boom”) are lollipops … [Read more...] about Inside Colombia’s Beloved Candy Factory
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
Entrepreneurs no longer have to pay expensive franchise fees and royalties to start their own meth lab cleanup business. ATHOL, IDAHO, UNITED STATES, October 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Meth Lab Cleanup Company - The Original, is now offering the FIRST clandestine drug lab assessment and decontamination course online. The course can be electronically proctored to establish authenticity to regulators and clients. Entrepreneurs no longer have to pay expensive franchise fees and royalties to start their own meth lab cleanup business. Meth Lab Cleanup Company (MLCC) is proud to offer the most comprehensive online Clandestine Drug Lab Assessment & Decontamination training available. Our experienced instructors offer a current and technically sound understanding of both OSHA requirements and nationwide standards for clandestine drug lab testing and remediation. Meth Lab Cleanup’s training staff includes a registered professional industrial hygienist with a Master’s Degree … [Read more...] about Meth Lab Cleanup is now offering the FIRST clandestine drug lab decontamination course online.
After a month of discussions and city department presentations, the Jefferson City Budget Committee approved its 2019 proposed city budget, sending it to the Jefferson City Council for approval. Included in the more than $65.68 million budget is $2,548,259 worth of pink sheet requests.City departments submitted pink sheets to request funding for items such as equipment, vehicles and additional employees for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins Nov. 1.The Budget Committee — consisting of all 10 council members — began meeting last month to review Mayor Carrie Tergin’s proposed budget and listen to city departments present their individual budgets before debating which items to fund.The departments submitted 150 pink sheets for a total of $5,952,268. The Budget Committee approved funding for 86 requests.Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry DepartmentTotal pink sheet request amount: $1,806,370Total funding approved by Budget Committee: $1,806,370All of the Parks … [Read more...] about Jefferson City Budget Committee approves over $2.5 million in funding requests