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Beer money: $20M settlement of Beck’s lawsuit over packaging that emphasized German roots

MIAMI U.S. drinkers of Beck’s beer who thought the American-made brew they were buying was still a fancy, century-old German import can get cash payments under a $20 million settlement approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over deceptive packaging.

New Hershey’s treat twice the size of iconic Kisses; will feature hazelnut centre, rice crisps

HERSHEY, Pa. Pennsylvania’s most iconic chocolate maker is doubling-down on one of its most popular treats.

The Hershey Company on Tuesday announced its Hershey Kisses Deluxe.

The new Kisses, on sale Nov. 5, will be twice the size of a normal Kiss — the oversized, chocolate chips wrapped in silver foil — and feature a hazelnut centre and rice crisps in the chocolate.

SABMiller agrees in principle to merger with Budweiser owner

BRUSSELS At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted “in principle” Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world’s biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.

Crickets being served

STORRS, Conn.—A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically-modified, and Earth-friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat.

They’re also a source of B vitamins, iron, and zinc.

University of Connecticut offering crickets as snack or taco topping at food truck

STORRS, Conn. A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.

The Daily Campus reports the university’s dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They’re a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.