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Sampler Platter: chocolate cars, fried chicken and tainted alfalfa sprouts

April 27, 2009 |  1:02 pm

Chocolate cars, chocolate cereal and a fried-chicken fracas top our Monday morning food news ...

  • $4.99 chicken special causes run on Popeye's in Rochester, N.Y. But was the story racist? 13WHAM
  • A racing car made from vegetables and fueled by chocolate is due to be launched next month. China Daily
  • Amid the swine flu scare, the FDA & CDC warn people not to eat raw alfalfa sprouts. U.S. News & World Report
  • Westwood's Roll Inn Sandwich, a student fave with its $1.50 (pre-tax) sandwiches, rolls its last sub. Los Anjealous
  • How do you make Frosted Mini-Wheats even less healthy? Make 'em in chocolate. Café Society
  • Swine flu sinks prices of hogs, corn and soybeans as well as stock prices of meat-processing giants such as Smithfield Foods and Tyson Foods. Wall Street Journal
  • Michigan bar hopes to set the record for the world's biggest burger, defeating current titleholder ... Thailand?! WWJ

-- Elina Shatkin