Lightning Round: From Expos to Monsanto to Chupa Chups

What else has been happening on the web this week? Time for a weekend link round-up!
 Lightning Round: From Expos to Monsanto to Chupa Chups
  • When it comes to marketing your brand, is all use of social media a good use of social media? You might be surprised. ~ NewHope360
  • Going to SXSW? You won’t be going hungry. ~ Austin 360
  • Know of a food blog you’d like to see honored? Now is your chance: SAVEUR is accepting submissions for its 2012 3rd Annual Best Food Blog Awards. ~ SAVEUR
  • Apparently Jose Andres is launching a food truck? We don’t know what to make of that, so we’ll just leave it here without further comment. ~ Sacramento Bee
  • Does U.S. Coke with high fructose corn syrup taste different from Mexican Coke with cane sugar? In a word: yes. ~ HuffPo
  • McDonald’s ruins our McDouble-Fries-Dr. Pepper for $3 lunch system by taking dollar fries and drinks out of the Dollar Menu equation. Blasphemy! At least we’re not alone in our horror. ~ Gawker
  • Salvador Dali, the designer of Chupa Chups wrappers? Who knew?! From hereon out, we do. ~ Fast Company Design
  • The next time you visit Grand Forks, Eatbeat columnist Marilyn Hagerty recommends a very special restaurant unlike any other: The Olive Garden. ~ Grand Forks Herald
  • True to its word, France reinstates its ban on Monsanto’s MON810 genetically modified maize. ~ Reuters

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