Food & Drink

  • Sweet Heat: Skittles and Starburst Introduce Spicy Candies

    Sweet Heat: Skittles and Starburst Introduce Spicy Candies

    As I write this I’m on speakerphone with my attorney, because it appears that Mars, Inc. has stolen my college nickname for a new line of spicy Starburst and Skittles candies. They’re called Sweet Heat, and they won’t be on grocery store shelves until December – which means there’s still time for me to get […]

  • Slow: The “Anti-Energy” Drink Concept

    Slow: The “Anti-Energy” Drink Concept

    Aleksandra Wiśniewska was sick of the onslaught of energy drinks on the market, promising ever more nervy waking hours – couldn’t there be room in the world for a drink that calms you down rather than revs you up (and no, I’m not talking about alcohol). Enter Slow, a “calming milkshake” created from natural ingredients […]

  • Jim Beam Coffee: Whiskey Brand Teams with White Coffee

    Jim Beam Coffee: Whiskey Brand Teams with White Coffee

    Lacing your coffee with bourbon is a proud tradition that goes back generations. It’s also a little rough on the old liver, which is why the new line of Jim Beam Coffee from Jim Beam and coffee brand White Coffee might be a better alternative to straight Irish coffee. Jim Beam Coffee comes in several […]

  • Starbucks Coffee Ice: A Solution to Watered Down Iced Coffee and Frappes

    Starbucks Coffee Ice: A Solution to Watered Down Iced Coffee and Frappes

    There’s nothing like the first swig of an ice cold iced coffee, but the last swig of an iced coffee is another creature altogether. That’s due to the well known problem that faces every beverage served on ice: It slowly, inexorably, gets watered down. But according to recent reports, select Starbucks locations are testing a […]

  • ‘Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories’ – New Book Out This Week

    ‘Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories’ – New Book Out This Week

    No matter your opinion on Shake Shack – which ranges in the hearts of men from overrated trash to the absolute top of the fast food burger food chain – there’s no denying its cultural import. Now, it even has a book – Shake Shack: Recipes & Stories, out now from publisher Clarkson Potter. Shake […]

  • Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts: New Line of Toaster Pastries Released

    Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts: New Line of Toaster Pastries Released

    Junk food addicts have a new dangerous fix to chase at their local grocery stores. It’s Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts, the very name of which gives me a slight secondhand sugar headache, but which I also admit probably taste pretty good as well. Jolly Rancher Pop-Tarts come in three limited edition flavors: Watermelon, Cherry, and (of […]

  • Mac n’ Cheetos: It Is Happening Again at Burger King

    Mac n’ Cheetos: It Is Happening Again at Burger King

    Many believed that after Mac n’ Cheetos, an unholy hybrid of macaroni & cheese and Cheetos, disappeared from Burger King‘s menu last year, they were gone for good. I felt differently, and thus I am more psychologically and spiritually prepared for their recently announced return than most in the general public, which of course does […]

  • Pepsi Fire: Legendary Pepsi Flavor Makes Its Way Stateside, in Slurpee Form

    Pepsi Fire: Legendary Pepsi Flavor Makes Its Way Stateside, in Slurpee Form

    Soft drink devotees have long shared tales of two legendary Pepsi flavors: Fire and Ice. Available only in Guam, Saipan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam, the two flavors made their debuts in the early 2000s, and now in a seeming attempt to recover from its disastrous Kendall Jenner commercial, Pepsi has finally made one […]

  • #MyOreoCreation Contest: Make Your Own Flavor, Win Half a Million

    #MyOreoCreation Contest: Make Your Own Flavor, Win Half a Million

    It’s very possible you’ve seen some of Nabisco‘s new Oreo flavors and thought to yourself, “I could totally come up with a better flavor than that.” But getting your foot in the door at Oreo HQ is almost impossible if you don’t know anybody on the inside – until now. It’s the #MyOreoCreation contest, which […]

  • Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Lip Balm

    Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Lip Balm

    I have had, by my estimate, around 30 conversations about seafood dining chain Red Lobster in my life. All of them have ended in the same way, usually with the exact same phrase: “Those cheddar biscuits are good, though.” Now, this universally agreed upon flavor is available as a lip balm, but Red Lobster Cheddar […]