Charlie Sheen Is Just Chill’s Dream Shill; Frat Bros. Go Gourmet

• In the cocoa-exports standoff in Ivory Coast, the country’s cocoa board has ordered business to resume or it’ll seize the loot. Meanwhile, naturally, chocolate prices are way up. [USAT]

• The forces behind Just Chill relaxation drinks think Charlie Sheen would make an ideal spokesperson. We have a feeling these drinks might not be stimulating enough for the actor, but maybe Coca-Cola could dig up its original recipe for the star to promote. [LAT]

• Dude, this free-range ribeye is outta control! Yup, frat-house cooking is going gourmet. [WSJ]

• Scientists writing in Nature Journal are posing the idea that salmonella could be a powerful treatment in fighting cancer. But don’t pick up that raw cookie dough just yet. [LAT]

• It’s not only the dudes at Lambda Kappa Phi who are getting crazy over food these days. Now even bridal couples can register for restaurant gift certificates through a new service called Foodie Registry. [MNN]

• Over 17,000 pediatricians will receive free copies of The Hungry Caterpillar to help parents discuss healthy eating habits with their kids. [LAT]

• Vernon’s fifty-year-old bar La Villa Basque has changed into Viveré, continuing the life of the struggling watering hole. [EGPN]

• Y’all are no doubt wondering how ya can go to the rodeo without ending up as hefty as a prize bull! Well, here are some tips on what to eat, like baked potatoes and grilled chicken. [CultureMap]

• Starbucks will now invade one more area of our lives: the office! It’s inked a deal to make single-cup coffee “pods” for Keurig brewing machines. Tazo tea is onboard too. [USAT]

• Oh, those French: so intent on outdoing us in all matters gastronomical. Of course their schoolchildren eat things our terrors of nephews would never touch, like salmon in lemon sauce and lentil salad. Of course! [Good]

Charlie Sheen Is Just Chill’s Dream Shill; Frat Bros. Go Gourmet