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Walgreens sells out of TikTok favourite mango peelable candy as demand increases

Walgreens sells out of TikTok favourite mango peelable candy as demand increases

[ad_1] Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more Stay ahead of the curve with our weekly guide to the latest trends, fashion, relationships and more A chewy peelable treat has continuously sold out at Walgreens, making it difficult for the drugstore to feed their customers what they want. In the later months of 2023, TikTok brought to fruition another viral must-have. Millions of app users were rushing the shelves of Walgreens not for a round brush hair tool or ice-cold face roller, but for a delectable sweet – a $1.99 bag of “Nice! Gummy Mango Peelable Candy”. Videos of the gummy showed customers tearing through the bag, ripping back an edible gooey peel, and popping the flavourful teardrop-shaped candy inside into their mouths. One post, published by TikTok user Trinh (@trinhdoesthings) amassed more than 8.9 million views. “That’s a soft gummy. That’s really good,” Trinh admitted after explaining she was enticed to try the sweet from all the social media talk about it. The mochi-like …

Princess Charlene’s rarely-seen Princess Gabriella is her double in candy pink leather jacket

Princess Charlene’s rarely-seen Princess Gabriella is her double in candy pink leather jacket

[ad_1] Princess Charlene of Monaco’s unmistakable elegance seems to be rubbing off on her daughter, Princess Gabriella, who matched her mother’s sartorial prowess at the 2024 Monaco E-Prix at Circuit de Monaco on Saturday.  Princess Charlene, 46, was a timeless beauty wearing a head-to-toe Louis Vuitton ensemble. The South African-born royal stunned in the designer’s ‘Wetsuit Pull Tailored Jacket’, black cargo pants and the ‘Heartbreaker’ black leather pumps.  The wife of Prince Albert swept her platinum blonde pixie cut into a sweeping side parting, adding a soft smokey eye, fluttery faux corner lashes, a peachy-toned blush and deep pink lipstick to complete her ageless beauty glow.  © GettyPrincess Charlene of Monaco wore head-to-toe Louis Vuitton All eyes appeared to be on the Monegasque royal’s mini-me, however. Princess Gabriella, nine, looked so chic in white jeans, ballet pink suede loafers and a striking candy pink leather jacket.  Looking the image of her mother, the honey-blonde haired royal wore her tumbling locks in a plaited crown woven across her hair, letting her block fringe frame her delicate …

Tori Spelling’s mom Candy addresses relationship with daughter after fans question her support of her amid divorce

Tori Spelling’s mom Candy addresses relationship with daughter after fans question her support of her amid divorce

[ad_1] Tori Spelling’s mom Candy Spelling is maintaining her support of her daughter, especially amid difficult times. After the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 50, split from her husband of 18 years, Dean McDermott, 57, over the summer, and rumors swirled she was living between motels and an RV – which she has since denied – her famous mom’s social media comments were bogged with messages from fans wondering whether she was helping her daughter out amid her complicated living situation. And though Tori and Candy, 78, have been estranged in the past and their relationship has fluctuated, the latter maintained things are “good” between them during her latest outing. You may also likeWATCH: Tori Spelling shares family heartache Speaking with People while attending the MOCA Gala 2024 on Saturday, the philanthropist – who was married to Tori’s dad, late TV producer Aaron Spelling, for 38 years until his death in 2006 at age 83 – said her daughter “really needed” her support during her split. She added that it meant “a lot” to be able …

Is That Candy or Nicotine?

Is That Candy or Nicotine?

[ad_1] For something that isn’t candy, Zyn nicotine pouches sure look a lot like it. The packaging, a small metal can, looks more than a little like a tin of mints. The pouches come in a wide variety of flavors: citrus, cinnamon, “chill,” “smooth.” And they’re consumed orally, more like jawbreakers or Warheads than cigarettes. America has found itself in the beginnings of a Zyn panic. As cigarette and vape use have trailed off in recent years, Zyn and other nicotine pouches are gaining traction. The absolute pouch-usage numbers are still not that high, but sales have more than quadrupled from late 2019 to early 2022. Although only adults 21 and older can legally purchase them—a fact that the product’s website directly points out—they are reportedly catching on with teens. “I’m delivering a warning to parents,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in January, calling for a crackdown, “because these nicotine pouches seem to lock their sights on young kids.” Earlier this month, a group of plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the tobacco giant …

Oxford Street sweeter – with fewer shops empty or selling candy | Retail industry

Oxford Street sweeter – with fewer shops empty or selling candy | Retail industry

[ad_1] Oxford Street has begun to bounce back, with the proportion of vacant shops down by 40% and almost a fifth of its troublesome candy and souvenir shops now closed. The revival of the central London shopping street has been spurred by a mix of factors, including the full reopening of Tottenham Court Road station at its eastern end and last May’s official launch of the Elizabeth line, which stops there, a bounce back in tourist visitors, from the UK and elsewhere, and a concerted effort by Westminster council to take action against American candy stores. The proportion of vacant shops now stands at 9.3%, down from 15.6% last year and the lowest level since 2021, according to research by the Local Data Company (LDC) while the number of candy or souvenir stores has dropped from 29 to 24. Vacancy levels at the east end of the street, near the revamped Tottenham Court Road, have fallen to 5.1% while the west end, near Marble Arch, is finding life tougher with 12.5% of shops still vacant. …

For Car Thieves, Toronto Is a ‘Candy Store,’ and Drivers Are Fed Up

For Car Thieves, Toronto Is a ‘Candy Store,’ and Drivers Are Fed Up

[ad_1] Whenever Dennis Wilson wants to take a drive in his new SUV, he has to set aside an extra 15 minutes. That’s about how long it takes to remove the car’s steering wheel club, undo four tire locks and lower a yellow bollard before backing out of his driveway. His Honda CR-V is also fitted with two alarm systems, a vehicle tracking device and, for good measure, four Apple AirTags. Its remote-access key fob rests in a Faraday bag, to jam illicit unlocking signals. As a final touch, he mounted two motion-sensitive floodlights on his house and aimed them at the driveway in his modest neighborhood in Toronto. But all of these security gadgets, Mr. Wilson is convinced, will do no more than delay what seems inevitable: Toronto’s seasoned auto thieves won’t be deterred by the defensive gear, and they’ll make off with this Honda SUV just as they did with its predecessor — and its insurance replacement, which they returned to steal. “By no means do I think that I’ve stopped them,” Mr. …

Surprising study reveals why sugar-free candy and gum give some people gas

Surprising study reveals why sugar-free candy and gum give some people gas

[ad_1] Sorbitol is commonly found in sugar-free products like gum and candy, as well as in various fruits such as apricots and apples. (CREDIT: Creative Commons) Researchers at UC Davis have pinpointed changes in the gut microbiome linked to difficulties in digesting sorbitol. Sorbitol, a type of sugar alcohol, is commonly found in sugar-free products like gum and candy, as well as in various fruits such as apricots and apples. Excessive intake of sorbitol can lead to symptoms like bloating, cramps, and diarrhea, a condition known as sorbitol intolerance. In a recent study published in the journal Cell, scientists at UC Davis investigated how alterations in the gut microbiome contribute to sorbitol intolerance. Lead author Jee-Yon Lee, an assistant project scientist in the UC Davis Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, explains, “Our research suggests that microbial sorbitol degradation normally protects the host against sorbitol intolerance. However, an impairment in the microbial ability to break down sorbitol causes sorbitol intolerance.” The team conducted experiments using mice to understand how antibiotics and dietary factors affect the …

Cormac McCarthy’s Valentine Day Candy Hearts

Cormac McCarthy’s Valentine Day Candy Hearts

[ad_1] This originally appeared in our Today in Books daily newsletter, where each day we round up the most interesting stories, news, essays, and other goings on in the world of books and reading. Sign up here if you want to get it. ___________________________________ Cormac McCarthy’s Valentine Day Candy Hearts “Everywhere the dying groan and the horses lay screaming.” And this isn’t even the bleakest Cormac McCarthy Valentine Candy Heart. Sexily ever after: how romance bookstores took over America With a total of nine, with a few more trying to open by the end of this year, I am not sure this constitutes “taking over America.” Still, there is room to run: stores dedicated to mysteries/thrillers and stores dedicated to comics have been around for decades. Sci-fi and fantasy too for that matter. So are romance bookstores taking over, or just catching up? Terry McMillan Partners With Lifetime for Slate of New Original Movies This seems to be an exceedingly smart idea, and one I think other channels/platforms might consider adopting. Peacock could have a …

From “Be Mine” to “Text Me,” how candy hearts reflect the shifting heart of contemporary dating

From “Be Mine” to “Text Me,” how candy hearts reflect the shifting heart of contemporary dating

[ad_1] Alongside heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, Sweethearts are enjoying their moment under the spotlight during Valentine’s Day week. The confectionery hearts are both sweet in taste and nature, flaunting an array of brief yet heartfelt messages on each candy. In the wake of the internet and online dating apps, those messages have taken on new meaning, mainly to poke fun at shifting attitudes about dating.  Sweethearts — also known as conversation hearts — were created in 1847, when a Boston pharmacist named Oliver Chase invented a machine that made it easier to create apothecary lozenges. The machine itself rolled lozenge dough and pressed them into perfect discs, thus eliminating the use of mortar and pestle to manually knead, roll and cut out the dough. Unbeknownst to Oliver, he had created America’s first candy-making machine. Originally set on making medicinal lozenges to help alleviate sore throat and bad breath, Oliver began creating candy — and founded a profitable business along the way.   Amid the 1800s, Chase and his brother Daniel Chase debuted their Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, …

Healthier alternatives to Valentine’s Day candy

Healthier alternatives to Valentine’s Day candy

[ad_1] Candy hearts are displayed on a shelf in Wilton Manors, Fla., in 2019. If you want to avoid processed, high-sugar candy, consider healthier alternatives for your loved one this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images Candy hearts are displayed on a shelf in Wilton Manors, Fla., in 2019. If you want to avoid processed, high-sugar candy, consider healthier alternatives for your loved one this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Forget love — for many, the biggest part of Valentine’s Day is all that candy. Chocolate and other candy sales during the Valentine’s Day season came out to an estimated $4.2 billion last year, according to the National Confectioners Association. When the holiday rolls around, most of those sweet options you tend to find in the average grocery store are processed and contain ingredients such as food dyes, which some studies have linked to behavioral issues in kids. So if you want some choices that offer sweetness and indulgence without the excessive sugar and empty calories, here are some alternatives. Fresh …