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New Bartell Drug location offers beer on tap

BY Antoinette Alexander

SEATTLE — Beer on tap and its own brand of ice cream are a few of the enticers here at a new Bartell Drugs location, according to a local news report.

The Ballard News-Tribune reported that the new location has 10 rotating taps, one of which will always be a root beer. In keeping with its roots, the company is planning to offer only Washington beers and perhaps some from Oregon.

In addition to offering locally brewed beer, the company is also offering its own brand of ice cream called Emerald and Spruce, the article stated.

 

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5-Hour Energy heads to Twitter to perk up

BY Ryan Chavis

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — 5-hour Energy on Monday will head over to Twitter in an effort to help battle the fatigue that comes with losing an hour of sleep to Daylight Savings Time. Throughout the day, anyone who tweets a picture of their tired face with the hashtag #ShowUsYourTiredFace will be entered to win a six-pack of energy shots.

"The Monday after Daylight Savings Time is rough," said Melissa Skabich, communications director for 5-hour Energy.  "We’re all tired today, and we want to do our part to wake up America."

5-Hour Energy has called on its roster of athletes to help kick-off the contest. Follow @5HourEnergy on Twitter for more information about the contest.

 

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Lifeway Foods serves up new veggie smoothies

BY Ryan Chavis

MORTON GROVE, Ill. — Lifeway Foods, a supplier of cultured dairy products known as kefir, announced the introduction of Veggie Kefir, a new veggie-kefir smoothie in tomato, cucumber and beet varieties. The smoothies pack a full serving of vegetables, along with 12 probiotic cultures, into every 8-oz. bottle.

"Roughly half of our daily diet should consist of fruits and vegetables, according to the latest dietary guidelines, but most consumers fall short on the veggie side because vegetables aren’t as easy to consume as a banana or an apple," said Julie Smolyansky, president and CEO of Lifeway Foods. "Our new Veggie Kefir is a simple way to increase your veggie consumption, drink your probiotics at the same time, and cut down on sugar without sacrificing taste."  

All three varieties are 99% lactose free, gluten-free and contain 11 g of protein per serving, with 2 g of fat. Lifeway Veggie Kefir will be available in individual bottles and four-packs this spring.

 

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