Posts Tagged ‘snacking’

Better-for-You Bunk: False Advertising?

March 26, 2021 — In case you haven’t noticed, many entrepreneurs are ready to sell us bunk to enhance our health. Sometimes it comes in the form of alternative medicine, as Tim Caulfield so aptly describes. Very often, the better-for-you bunk comes in the form of ultra-processed foods with claims like GMO-free and all-natural – to help people rationalize […]

Spreading Snacks, Not COVID, for the Super Bowl

February 7, 2021 — COVID-19 has rearranged lives all over the world, but today, Americans are having a football game. Urgent pleas from public health folks are putting a lid on big parties. So the emphasis seems to be shifting to far-flung snacking. Social distance, small crowds, or preferably no crowds – people still want their Super Bowl snacks. […]

Will “Functional Food” Replace Candy Bars?

July 14, 2019 — Who needs candy bars anymore? Boomers are too old for them. Millennials and Gen Z are woke to the poison that is sugar. So “functional” snacks are a thing. No wonder the folks who make M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix are buying into a functional food business called Foodspring. They’re ready to sell you yummy protein […]

Presidential Snacks: Fries, Peppers, and Seven Almonds

August 10, 2016 — Tired of this election season already? We’re with you. So instead of dwelling on Donald Trump’s sound bytes, Hillary Clinton’s emails, or that lame duck Barack Obama, let’s talk presidential snacks! Trump has a fondness for McDonald’s, KFC, taco bowls, diners, and overcooked steaks. In his now famous effort to tell Hispanic voters that he loves […]

Chippuccino?

August 9, 2014 — Chippuccino is coming to a store near you. Seriously. Along with Bacon Mac & Cheese, Wavy Mango Salsa, and Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger chips, Frito-Lay is now shipping Cappuccino potato chips to supermarkets around the U.S. Those four flavors were the winners from thousands of submissions in the Lays Do Us a Flavor contest, which […]