Photo: Mars Wrigley Confectionary
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Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, and Maple Almond Butter Snickers are coming

Photo: Mars Wrigley Confectionary

I get a lot of press releases across my (virtual) desk, and it’s honestly not too often that my reaction is, “Oh my god. YES.” But I was definitely having those feelings upon hearing the news about this upcoming line for creamy Snickers bars. According to said press release, starting in January 2019, Snickers fans will be able to try out these new bars that still have “gooey caramel and a milk chocolate coating” with the add “of freshly ground, creamy nut butters including: Almond Butter, Peanut Butter and Maple Almond Butter,” minus the crunchy peanuts. As a lover of Snickers but not a huge peanut fan (ironic, I know), I am psyched. [Gwen Ihnat]


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Have you heard Eduardo Garcia’s story? In 2011, he was a 30-ish-year-old yacht chef, sailing around the world while cooking, surfing, and fishing. He came back to his home state of Montana and, while out hiking in the backcountry, was shocked with 2,400 volts of electricity from a neglected electrical junction box. He lived—through multiple surgeries, an arm amputation, grueling physical therapy, etc.—only to find out that he had testicular cancer. The first time I heard his story in a radio program, I found it almost unbelievable. I watched a documentary about him last night, and it made his whole saga so much visceral. (Literally. Parts of it can get graphic.) But definitely give it a watch. [Kate Bernot]