Category: Food and drink

Infiltration of North Korea: The subversive Choco-Pie

Policymakers in the US often throw up their hands in frustration about how to get through to seemingly impenetrable North Korea, but a South Korean businessmen figured out a way. He had his staff hand out priceless treasures to North Korean workers: Coca-Cola and the Choco Pie. The Choco Pie is a chocolate-covered marshmallow-cookie sandwich that costs about 50 cents...

Coming up on May 11: European embassies’ open house

European Union embassies in Washington are holding their seventh annual EU Open House. The March 11 event is open to the public. “Enjoy an insider’s view of the EU’s headquarters in the U.S.,” the invitation says. “Learn how the EU delegation and the 27 member countries’ representatives work together. Test your knowledge with the EU quiz and win prizes. Festivities...

Organic propaganda

Did you know that American shoppers are more likely to buy a banana whose peel color is Pantone 12-0752 (Buttercup) than a banana that’s Pantone 13-0858 (Vibrant yellow)? Big banana growers do. And they go to considerable trouble to bring you just the right shade of Buttercup. Color is often used for propaganda purposes. Here’s an interesting item in Fast...