- Food giant Nestle may have been a trailblazer for the American candy bar industry, but now the company is planning to ditch its entire chocolate department. Per Bloomberg, the Switzerland-based company is hoping to sell off its confectionary division by the end of the first quarter of 2018 for between $1 and $3 billion.
- Here’s a Christmastime supermarket scare courtesy of an anarchist group in Greece: The group claims it has injected poisonous hydrochloric acid into certain items in grocery stores in two cities (Coca-Cola is one of the targets, it seems). A manifesto from the group reveals that it’s part of a general anti-consumerist statement.
- Prominent Nashville pastry chef Lisa Donovan has an essay on Food & Wine about macho kitchen culture and her horrifying experiences with sexual misconduct and assault in the culinary milieu.
- New Orleans musician Big Freedia is apparently quite the oenophile: The queen of bounce music and pioneer of twerking has released a sparkling rosé, right in time for the holiday season.
- The New Yorker is here for eggnog, with an essay extolling the virtues of the custardy Christmas drink (though not the low-cal versions of it).
- Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, is dedicating a whole section of its theme park to beloved anime series Sailor Moon, and that includes a host of food and drink offerings derived from the books and TV show. Much of it is very kawaii and pastel-colored.
- Which German Christmas treats are worth your time? The Awl has you covered, with a ranking of 18 of them.
- Turns out that iced coffee might be actor Ben Affleck’s security blanket — a photo compilation from The Cut counted 47 different times that the paparazzi snapped Affleck while he was toting a chilled, caffeinated beverage.
Nestle Wants Out of the American Chocolate Industry
Plus, Greek anarchists are injecting groceries with poisonous acid