Rosés to Drink Year-round; Fruits and Veggies Might Be ‘Useless’

• Quit treating rosé like a froofy, pink summer accessory: it tastes great year-round! [NYT]

• Just when we thought we had balanced nutrition figured out, here comes one U.K. expert arguing that fruits and vegetables are “pretty useless.” [Daily Mail UK]

• Time to stock up, chocoholics: Political strife in Ivory Coast will likely cause cocoa prices to rise. Also going up: prices at McDonald’s! [USAT, USAT]

• As food costs go up, people are increasingly heading to smaller discount grocers like Save-A-Lot and Grocery Outlet, which are in turn rapidly expanding. [USAT]

• If the Super Bowl goes into overtime, Papa John’s will give away a free pizza to anyone registered in the chain’s loyalty program. Don’t worry, they’ll let you redeem it later instead of missing the last few seconds of the game. [Pop Candy/USAT]

• File under disgusting: The outside of raw chicken packages are covered in way more bacteria than the meat itself. [Telegraph UK]

• The number of U.S. restaurants declined in 2010 and is expected to do so again in 2011, with independent outlets hit the hardest. [NRN]

Rosés to Drink Year-round; Fruits and Veggies Might Be ‘Useless’