Low-fat parfait for fast-food folks Here's a high-five...

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April 26, 2000|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Low-fat parfait for fast-food folks

Here's a high-five to low fat at McDonald's. Customers now can find an alternative to those tempting but fat-laden Big Macs and Quarter Pounders with a new Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait. Made fresh daily, the cup of strawberries, blueberries, vanilla yogurt and granola has only 5 grams of fat and costs around $1.99.

Egg tips

Easter may be over, but those pretty pastel eggs may still be lingering in the refrigerator. If the eggs are refugees from a holiday hunt, don't eat any that are cracked, advises the Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston. Also, the eggs should be eaten within seven days after being hard-cooked. For more information on egg safety, call the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Meat and Poultry Hotline, 800-535-4555.

Candy lovers' choice

And the winner is ... pineapple. LifeSavers lovers responded overwhelmingly in favor of keeping pineapple, one of the original flavors in the fruit-flavored candy roll introduced in 1935. The fate of pineapple was in jeopardy until the LifeSavers Co. asked consumers to decide whether watermelon or strawberry should replace the flavor. With more than 1 million responses, the final vote showed pineapple with 54 percent of the vote, followed by watermelon with 25 percent and strawberry with 21 percent.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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