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    That is, if you live in Australia. 

    To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Kit Kat, Sydney’s Westfield mall has set up Kit Kat Studio where shoppers can create their own break time snack. 

    With the help of Anna Polyviou, executive pastry chef at Sydney's Shangri-La Hotel, and her team, shoppers can choose from a creamy white, smooth milk or 70 per cent dark chocolate base along with their choice of three toppings to create a custom bar. Toppings range from nuts and dried fruit to chili flakes, rose petals, caramel popcorn and salt flakes sourced from the Murray River. Once you determine your flavour, the bars take up to 45 minutes to make at a cost of $9. 

    White chocolate with rose petals, raspberry and crunchy chewy caramel (Instagram/monic116)White chocolate with rose petals, raspberry and crunchy chewy caramel (Instagram/monic116)

    Dark chocolate with Murrary River salt flakes, fragant rose petals and sun ripened currents (Instagram/takho_belle)Dark chocolate with Murrary River salt flakes, fragant rose petals and sun ripened currents (Instagram/takho_belle)
    70% Dark chocolate with dried mango and fiery chili flakes (Instagram/monic116)70% Dark chocolate with dried mango and fiery chili flakes (Instagram/monic116)

    At work in the studio (Instagram/im.jen)At work in the studio (Instagram/im.jen)

    Too lazy to make your own? Special editions including crunchy and chewy salted caramel with toasted Queensland macadamias; crisp espresso cookie and golden honeycomb; passionfruit, mango and kiwifruit pavlova and re-imagined traditional Australian lamington are premade and available for purchase at the studio. 

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  • Bottles of H.J. Heinz Co. Tomato Ketchup on February 15, 2013 in London, England. (Getty Images)Bottles of H.J. Heinz Co. Tomato Ketchup on February 15, 2013 in London, England. (Getty Images)

    Ketchup: it’s been gracing our hamburgers, meatloaves and grilled cheese sandwiches with sweet, tomato-y goodness for decades. It’s no secret that the condiment is a North American staple, used by young and old at almost any and every meal of the day. But most of us have also experienced those cringe-worthy “You put ketchup in WHAT?” moments. As an ode to the odd, we’ve rounded up five of the most bizarre recipes that include ketchup – and yes, they’re all arguably desserts and sweets.

    Heinz Ketchup Cake (via Heinz)Heinz Ketchup Cake (via Heinz)

    Great Canadian Heinz Ketchup Cake

    Believe it or not, this recipe is actually featured on the official Heinz website. It’s a play on red velvet cake and was meant to be a featured recipe in honour of Heinz celebrating 100 years in Canada. It seems like a perfectly normal red velvet cake recipe – with the addition of ketchup. Yum?

    Ketchup Macarons (via David Lebovitz)Ketchup Macarons (via David Lebovitz)

    PierreHermés Ketchup Macarons

    When I hear “macarons”, I think of colourful, dainty little French cookies served at a classy bridal shower. But ketchup and chopped up

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    With scores of air fresheners out there, you can have the messiest room in your home smelling like a tropical fruit stand or a misty rainforest. But all those seemingly pleasant scents may be bad for your health.

    Gels, candles, sprays plug-ins, and other household air fresheners could be masking far more serious problems than the stench of a carpet that’s been peed on by a pet or a couch that’s been doused in beer. They may also consist of harmful chemicals.

    Hugh Poole is a licensed home inspector who also does air-quality investigations, and he says that using air fresheners to conceal odours can be hazardous to your health.

    “You want to know that you’ve got mould,” says Poole, founder of CanInspect Building Inspections who’s on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s list of trained indoor air quality investigators. “You want to know that something has died in your house. You want to smell those carpets—if they stink they may be unhealthy. You want to know that your roof

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