Food & Drink

  • ‘On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes’

    ‘On Eating Insects: Essays, Stories and Recipes’

    Hey, want to see somebody eat a bug? Heyyyy, want to see a bunch of people write stories and personal essays, and share recipes, about eating bugs? On the former point I’ll let you search YouTube on your own, but for the latter I’ve got a book for your to check out. It’s called On […]

  • Twix Spread Now Available in North America

    Twix Spread Now Available in North America

    My sources tell me that in Europe, candy bar spreads are pretty common – spreadable concoctions made to taste like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Milky Way, Mars Bars, and more. Reese’s Spread has been available in North America for a while, and now it’s being joined by Twix Spread. Twix Spread is made in […]

  • Fireball Whisky Bagels from The Bagel Nook

    Fireball Whisky Bagels from The Bagel Nook

    I wasn’t previously aware of this, but apparently in New Jersey a popular hangover breakfast is a pork roll, egg and cheese bagel. Jersey’s own The Bagel Nook has put a thematically appropriate spin on this delicacy, but before you ask, no, Fireball Whisky Bagels will not get you drunk. That’s because the Fireball that […]

  • Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    Coca-Cola Coffee Plus Released in Japan

    I don’t know how many people out there are still drinking Coke for the caffeine, given how many other more heavily caffeinated beverage options are available out there. But Coke fans in Japan now have access to a drink with not only fifty percent more caffeine than a comparable serving of Coke, but fifty percent […]

  • Shake Shack Eel Burger by Chef Fergus Henderson

    Shake Shack Eel Burger by Chef Fergus Henderson

    Shake Shack has a history of collaborating with high profile chefs despite its position as a sometimes overhyped (yeah, I said it!) fast food chain. The latest example is the Shake Shack Eel Burger, created by famed British chef Fergus Henderson. The Shake Shack Eel Burger substitutes smoked eel for the usual beef patty, and […]

  • Ray Liotta is the Latest KFC Colonel in New Commercial (Video)

    Ray Liotta is the Latest KFC Colonel in New Commercial (Video)

    I admit to having a nearly infinite capacity for keeping track of all manner of fictional sagas, but KFC‘s ongoing ad campaign involving various high-profile actors and comedians portraying their departed founder is not one of them. So I don’t know exactly how Ray Liotta fits into the KFC Colonel continuity, but I do know […]

  • McDonald’s McCafé Coffee Line Gets Brand Makeover

    McDonald’s McCafé Coffee Line Gets Brand Makeover

    I’ve often heard people say that even if you wouldn’t expect it, you can get good, cheap coffee at McDonald’s. Evidently, the fast food chain is no longer content with that whole unsung diamond in the rough vibe, because the McDonald’s McCafé line of coffee beverages has received a brand makeover that seems to be […]

  • “Smile to Pay” Technology Unveiled by KFC China (Video)

    “Smile to Pay” Technology Unveiled by KFC China (Video)

    You might be familiar with the expression that a smile and a dime will get you a cup of coffee, and if you adjust for inflation that expression is now literally true, with the unveiling of “Smile to Pay” technology at KFC China. The system allows customers to confirm their identities at automated self-service kiosks […]