Lucky Dip – Monday, August 29th, 2011

“First you get the sugar, then you get the money…” I once passed up the opportunity to ride from Toronto to New Orleans on a molasses barge. Should have done it. Life aboard a boat full of sugar sounds pretty sweet. [National Post]

The hipster barista takes himself very, very seriously. Especially when you turn him into a meme. [Eater]

Just when you had your coffee to sugar to cream ration perfect – Tim’s goes and changes the cup sizes. Rather, they’re getting rid of the small 8 oz cup and adding a 24 oz cup. You people and your huge things of coffee freak my shit right out. Seriously. [Toronto Sun]

Remember the mess that was “new Coke”? Twinings is set to do the same with a “more wonderful” Earl Grey tea. Nobody is amused. [Telegraph]

Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Golden Tap Awards. [Canadian Beer News]

Yay chocolate! Okay before we get all excited about another study that shows health benefits related to chocolate, let’s remember, a little of the good (dark) stuff is better than a lot of the crappy milky stuff. [Guardian]

How hurricane Irene affected NYC’s food community. [Eater]

And how the NYC food community prepared their restaurants for the storm. [Village Voice: Fork in the Road]

Spice up your life – many herbs and spice are natural anti-oxidants. And while the quantity we eat is usually negligible in terms of health benefits, every little bit helps. [Toronto Sun]

Quick, name a food indigenous to Wales. See? That’s why it’s all endangered. [Zester Daily]