The red buns are colored with tomato powder. The cheese is also made with tomato powder to turn it red. The sauce is also red. It’s based on miso paste mixed with Chinese chili bean sauce and red pepper
Kazuaki Nagata reports: Burger King Japan surprised the public when it released its black burger series in 2012. Now the fast-food chain has announced a similarly colorful promotion involving red sandwiches.
Just as the black burger series had dark black buns and cheese, the new red burgers come with red buns and cheese.
Tokyo-based Burger King Japan said it will sell two types of seasonal red burger starting July 3. One is called “Aka Samurai Chicken” that sandwiches fried chicken, lettuce, tomato and cheese between red buns colored with tomato powder. Read the rest of this entry »
The EU is attempting to ban American companies from using the names of European cheeses to describe their own products. As part of ongoing trade negotiations between the European Union and United States, the EU has requested that only cheeses imported from Europe should bare the appropriate name.
This would mean, for example, that American-made Parmesan would have to change its name as it is not made in the Parma region of Italy. Similarly, feta cheese will only be allowed to be described as such if it comes from Greece.
The EU has already concluded a similar agreement with Canada, where feta cheese manufactured domestically can now only be marketed as “feta-like” or “feta-style”, and the use Greek symbols on packaging is forbidden.
American dairy producers are fighting the plans, which they say would hurt the $4 billion domestic cheese market by confusing customers and making their products seem inferior.