Red wine chocolate bars, the smallest citrus on Earth, parents penalized for not giving their child junk food

Red wine chocolate bars, the smallest citrus on Earth, parents penalized for not giving their child junk food

Upper cut: an ideal diagonal slice (Photo by Robin)

• While cutting a sandwich horizontally  seems fundamentally wrong, a panel of experts including chefs, foodies and even a mathematician concur that a diagonal slice is the way to go. Not only does a diagonal cut expose more of the interior of the sandwich (engaging more of your senses before the first bite), it also results in a greater proportion of crust-free surface. To top it off, a diagonal slice has the reputation to back it up. [NPR]

• A U.S. company has released the first nutrition bar to contain resveratrol, a chemical that occurs naturally in red wine. The compound is said to have the potential to reverse the effects of aging. The dark chocolate bar known as Winetime contains the same amount of resveratrol found in 50 glasses of wine, makers say, so it isn’t likely anyone will be getting an equivalent dose of the youth chemical from the natural source. [Independent]

• A new breed of clementine believed to be the smallest citrus fruit in the world has gone on sale in the U.K. The minuscule fruit, which is about a third smaller than a normal clementine, is the ideal size for toddlers to peel and eat on their own, proponents say. It also fits easily into Christmas stockings and school lunchboxes. [Telegraph]

• Just in time for the holiday season, a Texas couple have received what they’re calling a gift from God in the form of a misshapen egg laid on their small farm. The unusual holy egg appears to have a cross indented on the top. “I think [God] was just telling us he is the reason for the season,” the couple explained. They have no plans to eat the miracle egg any time soon. [CBS]

• U.K. parents, who refused a doctor’s advice to feed their child junk food, have been reunited with their son after he was placed in foster care for four months. The boy, an extremely fussy eater, lost weight due to his parents’ insistence on giving him healthy food instead of the chips, cake and chocolate recommended by doctors, and was consequently taken away by social workers. When it was revealed that the child was, indeed, so picky that he was unable to gain much weight while in foster care, he was returned to his parents. [Daily Mail]