This is a post our Penn State followers in State College will enjoy! This summer, during one of my trips to State College, I noticed a Noodles & Company under construction and getting ready to open at the intersection of College Ave and Burrowes Street. Seeing as the only Noodles & Company in Pennsylvania is in Pittsburgh, I’m excited this restaurant is moving across the state. One of my former students, Abbey Dufoe, the first student to do an independent study on Fair Trade at Penn State Brandywine (now she’s at the University Park campus), told me that she was able to score a ticket to a pre-opening party to sample some of the food. While she was feasting on her pasta, she sent me this DM in Twitter:
Leave it to Abbey, always having her eye out for Fair Trade items! I asked her what brand the beverage is, and she tweeted back:
This is a brand I’m not familiar with, and there is nothing on the Noodles & Company website about serving Fair Trade items. I wonder where else this beverage exists, especially in southeast PA. But it is nice for us to now be aware of another Fair Trade beverage, China Mist Iced Tea. If you spot this brand, please post a comment and let us know!
– Contributed by Dr. Laura Guertin