Did anyone else see this??

I caught this in the corner of my eye… say it isn’t so!!

Food News: Possible Chocolate Shortage, New Drink Cans Will Show Calories

Tom Barlow
Feb 18th 2011 at 1:00PM

If you’re one that buys chocolate for Easter, be prepared for leaner supplies and higher prices for the brown gold on vendor’s shelves this spring. A ban on exported cocoa from Ivory Coast in Africa, the top source in the world, has diminished world supplies and could lead to a chocolate shortage.

The ban was invoked by the new legally elected president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattarra, in an effort to drive out the former leader, Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to yield power. This move has been supported by the international community, including the U.S.

Meanwhile, coffee and cocoa beans continue to pile up in Ivory Coast warehouses. Producers are threatening to destroy last year’s harvest in protest, rather than watch it decay. To illustrate their point, they recently burned sacks of cocoa beans on the steps of the EU headquarters in the nation’s capital, Abidjan, to make their point.

Over a third of the world’s cocoa comes from Ivory Coast. Coffee and cocoa exports represent approximately 40% of the country’s export income.

If you believe that better information will help the U.S. turn around its obesity epidemic, then a new move from the beverage industry could be a useful tool. The voluntary Clear On Calories program calls for displaying calorie counts clearly on the front of single-serving bottles or cans.

The program, a response to Michelle Obama’s call to fight child obesity, has been embraced by most of the big hitters in the soft drink/juice industry, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper and Sunny Delights.

The labels are appearing on some products now, and should be on all drinks bottled by these companies by next year.

OK, you can raise the price of oil and gas, but when it comes to chocolate, I might go to war on this one!!


Hello, it’s been a while…

I got this information in one of the e-mails that I get. I’m not a runner/walker, but I thought I would pass along this information for runner and walkers in the San Antonio, Texas area. It’s from the website: active.com.

What’s Active in San Antonio The beauty of the River Walk can pass the nights, but make sure your days are filled with activities. Locate an event that fits your tastes and enjoy all that the city offers.

02/26/2011 – Run 4 Hope 5K Run/Walk – San Antonio, Texas
03/27/2011 – 2011 San Antonio Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and 10K… – San Antonio, Texas
03/27/2011 – Tall Texan Triathlon 2011 – Boerne, Texas
04/01/2011 – Tri-Now Spring Hill Country Base Camp – Fredericksburg, Texas
04/02/2011 – Scavenger Dash San Antonio – San Antonio, Texas
04/02/2011 – Kevin Canfield Memorial 5K for Hope Hospice – New Braunfels, Texas
04/03/2011 – XTERRA Camp Eagle Triathlon – Rocksprings, Texas
04/09/2011 – San Antonio Women’s Co-Ed Fiesta Soccer Tournament – San Antonio, Texas
04/09/2011 – SARR Fiesta Mission 10K, 1M Walk and Fun Run – San Antonio, Texas
04/10/2011 – Fiesta Wildflower Ride – Selma, Texas

2010 Grammy Award

After watching the Grammy Award show last night, I realized one thing… I getting old!

A didn’t know a majority of the songs that were nominated and I had no idea who some of the artist were!

Here are some of the winners from last night’s show. (You can keep them, I’ll stick to my 80’s, Disco and Classic Rock!!)

Album of the Year: “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire

Record of the Year: “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles

Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Just The Way You Are,” Bruno Mars

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Hey Soul Sister,” Train

Pop Vocal Album: “The Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga

Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young

R&B Album: “Wake up!” John Legend & The Roots

Urban/Alternative Performance: “(Forget) You,” Cee Lo Green

Rap Album: “Recovery,” Eminem

Rap Solo Performance: “Not Afraid,” Eminem

Male Country Vocal Performance: “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” Keith Urban

Female Country Vocal Performance: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert

Country Album: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Country Song: “Need You Now,” Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Country Collaboration With Vocals: “As She’s Walking Away,” Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson

This Is Detroit

If you grow up in Michigan or is a fan of Detroit, you need to check this video out.

Thanks, Jason for doing this video.

Fist of Detroit Apparel
check it out: http://www.fistofdetroit.com/
Follow them on Twitter:  #ThisIsDetroit

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