Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (2-6-2016)

A Kit Kat without the delicious "crisp wafer" advertised on the package is just another piece of chocolate, nothing but plain old chocolate without the satisfying crunch that has given the candy bar an almost cult-like following. 

While wafer-less bars have been known to pop up from time to time, a law student in the U.K. claims she suffered a "monetary and emotional" loss after buying an eight-pack of Kit Kats that were missing their crunch. 

I know I'd suffer an emotional setback with that Kit Kat crunch!!

Saima Ahmad, who's in her second year at King’s College London, says Nestle should give her a lifetime supply of Kit Kats as compensation.

"I Wouldn't rule out taking this further if Nestle do not apologize or compensate me adequately," Ahmad wrote, according to ITV.

It's hard to tell if the demand is serious or merely a tongue-in-cheek project by a law school student, but Ahmad told the company she would act as "quality control" by eating the Kit Kats to check for defects, according to Metro.

"It appears you need me more than I need you" she wrote. 

Not everyone has the same reaction to discovering an all-chocolate Kit Kat; some fans of the candy look forward to coming across one just because of the freakish nature of it. In fact, there's a Facebook page devoted to wafer less Kit Kats and finding a solid Kit Kat ranked #9 on Buzzfeed's list of the "23 Things That Could Possibly Happen To A British Person." 

Nestle has yet to respond to Ahmad's complaint. In the past, the company has said that during the candy-making process, the wafer is placed into a mold, which is then filled with chocolate. Sometimes the machine jams. 

"We try to reject the solid bars but very occasionally one or two will slip through," Nestle said, according to a message posted on the Facebook page. 

It was a big, fat lie.

Two jokesters squeezed into one pair of pants to sneak into a movie theater as a single person with one ticket. 

Best buds Bo and Matthew filmed themselves carrying out their elaborate transformation in a YouTube video that documented their hilarious waistgate scheme.

After a couple failed attempts, one of the two men manages to cling to the other's chest, wrapping his legs around his buddy's waist. A large shirt and track jacket are then placed on top, making the giant bulge resemble a massive belly.

They then practiced their walk and talk before heading to the theater.

"We'd like one ticket for the Avengers, please," the face of the operation practiced.

"What do you mean, 'We'?" a muffled voice corrects.

Their clever getup fooled the theater's staff and earned them a spot on Reddit's front page. Their video has since been viewed more than 17,000 times.

We don't know where or when they pulled this off. We don't even know the culprits' full names, so the joke might be on us. But we give them points for creativity.  

Katy Sypher-Piper had limited funds when she went to buy winter shoes for her young children. But when her daughter wanted boots the mom couldn't afford, Payless ShoeSource employees stepped in and bought the shoes for the children with their own money.

The mom originally budgeted $30 to spend on boots for her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter Ava and 10-month-old son Andrew. But the little girl immediately fell in love with a pair featuring characters from Disney's Frozen that were $44, above the budget for both pairs.

When employees at the store in Old Saybrook, Conn. stepped in to figure out a way to bring the price down and then offered to pay for the items themselves. The family had been struggling to pay for Ava's medical bills, who has an immunodeficiency disorder and asthma, and said she was touched by the employees' kind gesture.

"I have been pretty down lately and this act of kindness is so amazing and uplifting to me. I am so grateful," Sypher-Piper wrote.

The mom posted about the encounter to the Payless ShoeSource Facebook page on Jan. 21, where hundreds of commenters praised the employees for their good deed.


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