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New ChurrDough Collection of Krispy Kreme in the U.S.

The ChurrDoughs are a first-of-a-kind sweet treat form for Krispy Kreme, each tossed in cinnamon sugar with a variety of unique toppings:

  • Cinnamon Sugar Churrdough​: An all-new Churrdough tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with swirls of cinnamon Kreme™ and salted caramel crunch pieces. ​
  • Cookies & Kreme™ Churrdough: An all-new Churrdough tossed in cinnamon sugar, decorated with swirls of chocolate cookie Kreme™, topped with chocolate cookie pieces and drizzled with chocolate icing
  • Dulce De Leche Churrdough: An all-new Churrdough tossed in cinnamon sugar, decorated with swirls of cream cheese icing and topped with cookie pieces and dulce de leche drizzle.





Too Often, Diabetes and Hearing Loss Go Together

Though it’s not clear how diabetes may be related to hearing loss, many people experience both conditions simultaneously.

About 37 million Americans have diabetes, estimates the American Diabetes Association. Meanwhile, about 34.5 million of them also have some type of hearing loss.

Experiencing hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes as it is in those who don’t have the condition, according to a recent study. Even for the 133 million people with prediabetes, the rate of hearing loss is 30% higher than in those with normal blood sugar.

The reason may be that high blood sugar levels may damage the small blood vessels in the inner ear, the association suggests. This would be similar to the way in which diabetes can damage the eyes and the kidneys.

The association advises that people who suspect they’re losing their hearing to talk to their primary care doctors, and then potentially get help from an audiologist, a licensed hearing aid dispenser or a doctor who specializes in hearing problems.

Signs of hearing loss include frequently asking others to repeat themselves, having trouble following conversations that involve more than two people, and thinking that others are mumbling. They can also include problems hearing in noisy places such as busy restaurants, trouble hearing the voices of women and small children, and turning up the TV or radio volume too loud for others who are nearby.

Source: HealthDay





Fig, Port and Clementine Sundaes


6 clementines
2 tbsp clear Honey
1 cinnamon stick, halved
1 tbsp light Muscovado sugar
4 tbsp port
6 fresh figs
2-1/4 cups orange sorbet


  1. Finely grate the rind from two clementines and put it in a small, heavy-based pan.
  2. Using a small, sharp knife cut the peel away from all the clementines, then slice the flesh thinly.
  3. Add the honey, cinnamon, sugar and port to the clementine rind. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, to make a syrup.
  4. Slice the figs thinly and add to the clementines and syrup, tossing the ingredients together gently. Leave for 10 minutes, then discard the cinnamon stick.
  5. Arrange half the fig and clementine slices around the side, of six serving glasses. Half fill the glasses with scoops of sorbet. Arrange the remaining fruit slices around the sides of the glasses, then pile more sorbet into the centre. Pour over the port syrup and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: Ice Cream and Iced Desserts

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