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What We’re Reading This Week: The Best Food Writing From Around The Web

Vote for the newest Krispy Kreme donut flavor. Learn how one English school is putting the kibosh on sugary, salty treats. Read about food media’s current struggles. All this and more on our quirky, mid-January list.

+Fast Company outlines Project DASH, DoorDash’s newest partnership with Feeding America, which allows restaurants to connect shelters or pantries with excess food.

+Dream job alert: an English supermarket chain is hiring a chicken nugget tester.

+There’s democracy in donuts.

Krispy Kreme is letting us decide the new flavor for its new glazed donut. From Tuesday, January 16 to Wednesday, January 22, we’ll all have the chance to vote for blueberrycaramellemon, or maple as the company’s newest flavor. Krispy Kreme will then develop a delicious donut using the winning flavor and offer it at participating Krispy Kreme shops throughout the United States this spring.

+A potential trans-Atlantic trade deal between the US and the UK has posed some food safety concerns.

+The junk food crackdown has started at one school in Kent, U.K.

Pupils at Charles Dickens School in Broadstairs, Kent are having their bags trawled through by teachers imposing a total ban on fatty snacks, energy drinks and crisps. Children caught smuggling sugary contraband into the comprehensive school have their snacks confiscated at the school gates and won’t be returned.

+An New York Oaxacan restaurant run by undocumented immigrants makes a daily statement against Bronx gentrification.

+Amidst the changing times of food media, SAVEUR magazine suffered massive layoffs and a cut-back in yearly publications. 

+In an effort to rid offices of the daytime lunch rush, Bay Area startup Forkable offers an AI-driven food service to companies. 

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