Folks in the Food Biz Are Going Pink in October

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Chompie's just announced that they are selling pink bagels from now until October 30, donating some of the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen fund.

Besides Chompie's, we have noticed a lot of other products turning pink for the month of October, so we decided to see just how many businesses are raising awareness for the breast cancer cause.

Juice makers Fuze and Odwalla both came out with special pink drinks to raise awareness. Revolution Tea 3D came out with a pink grapefruit white tea drink, which is actually pretty tasty. Our favorite breast cancer awareness beverage, though, is Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade. The sweet and tart drink is delicious, alcoholic, and the people at Mike's Hard Lemonade are sending proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is also donating to the Susan G. Komen foundation on select diet sodas with pink caps.


We were just wondering why it's exclusive to diet sodas. Conversely, almost every other product we found was a sugar-laden treat. For example, the special pink and white M&M's.

Two of the yummiest charitable treats we found were cupcakes made right here in the Valley. Sprinkles was selling their strawberry cupcakes with a little pink ribbon decoration for breast cancer research, but that sadly ended Wednesday. If you want to get your charitable cupcake fix, Tammie Coe Cakes is selling the ooey gooey cupcake with pink frosting through the end of October to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Those interested in promoting awareness while baking can find a line of pink products via the Food Network website here. Some pink ribbon items Food Network has up are thermoses, tea kettles, food processors, and a completely adorable pink KitchenAid stand-up mixer.

7/11 is selling pink donuts, while General Mills turned all (not just the diet) of their cereal boxes pink for breast cancer awareness. Specially-marked pink ribbon Pepperidge Farm cookies are also donating for a cure... mmm Milanos.

For breast cancer awareness delivered to your door, Hungry Howie's pizza boxes have turned pink, giving late-night garlic-crust enthusiasts a chance to chip in. Similarly, RedEnvelope.com is selling pink ribbon chocolate-covered strawberries that are as adorable as they are convenient. You can find them here.

We think one of the oddest food items we came across that benefits Breast Cancer Awareness Month was courtesy of the folks over at Boar's Head. From September 1 until November 30, some of the proceeds from the sale of chicken and turkey breast will go to help breast cancer research. Now we're not sure if this is exactly off-color, but it at least feels like an awkward cousin of it.

We may not have sniffed down every treat supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month; there certainly are a lot of them. But here's a good place to start if you're looking to donate to the cause while eating some tasty food.

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