Chocolatier adds coffee flavors
DAVIS — Oklahoma-based Bedre Fine Chocolate is introducing a new line of chocolate-flavored coffee. A blend of Arabica coffee, Bedre Coffee is available in dark chocolate and milk chocolate flavors. Bedre Coffee is available at Chickasaw Travel Stops, the new Exhibit C gallery in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown District, the Bedre Cafe in Sulphur, Sovereign Medical locations, WinStar World Casino, Riverwind Casino and other casino gift shops. For more information, go to bedrechocolates.com.
Gold’s Gym expands to Yukon
YUKON — Texas-based Gold’s Gym will open its fifth Oklahoma City metro area club in Yukon. The new gym will open Monday at 12701 NW 10 in Yukon. The gym has amenities including free-weights, a full cardio selection, Cardio Cinema, GGX, an indoor pool, cycle studio certified personal trainers, free group exercise, locker rooms and a kids’ club.
Company launches apparel line
EDMOND — Counterclock Custom T-shirts has launched its own apparel line through an new e-store. Brian Downs, owner of Edmond-based Counterclub has produced 11,000 pieces of custom apparel in the past eight months. Counterclock has also entered into licensing agreements that allow the company to produce apparel for The University of Central Oklahoma and campus Greek organizations. More information is available at www.CounterclockTees.com.
Dairy Queen to make donation
MOORE — The Dairy Queen at 2301 Telephone Road will donate $1 from every blizzard sale Thursday to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Burger King drops healthy fries
Burger King is pulling its more-healthful crinkle-cut French fries, known as Satisfries, from most of its North American restaurants as customer interest in low-fat options went cold. The Miami, Fla.-based fast-food king said Wednesday that franchisees were given the option to keep them on the menu, but two-thirds of the chains decided to discontinue Satisfries. The low-fat, reduced-calorie fries debuted less than a year ago in an effort to attract more-healthful eaters. Customers will be able to purchase the more-healthful fries at only 2,500 outlets across North America. The fries were made with a different batter that enabled them to absorb less oil when frying.
Apple bans two chemicals
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices. The decision announced Wednesday comes five months after the activist groups China Labor Watch and Green America launched a petition drive calling on Apple Inc. to abandon the use of benzene and n-hexane in the production of iPhones. A four-month investigation at 22 factories found no evidence that benzene and n-hexane endangered the roughly 500,000 people who work at the plants, according to Apple. No traces of the chemicals were detected at 18 of the factories and the amounts found at the other four factories fell within acceptable safety levels, the Cupertino, Calif., company said. Nevertheless, Apple decided to order its suppliers to stop using benzene and n-hexane during the final assembly of iPhones, iPads, iPods, Mac computers and various accessories. What’s more, Apple is requiring all its factories to test all substances to ensure that they don’t contain benzene or n-hexane, even if the chemicals aren’t listed in the ingredients. Benzene is a carcinogen that can cause leukemia if not handled properly and n-hexane has been linked to nerve damage. The substances are often found in solvents used to clean machinery and electronics.
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