Food & Drink

  • Planters Cheez Balls Are Returning to Grocery Stores

    Planters Cheez Balls Are Returning to Grocery Stores

    It has evidently been 12 long years since the beloved Planters Cheez Balls were cruelly ripped from the marketplace. But Mr. Peanut is ultimately a merciful deity, and in His wisdom He has brought back the much lamented snack for a limited time. One of Mr. Peanut’s highest oracles, Planters Head of Brand Building Melanie Huet, explains: […]

  • Avocado Blended Frappuccino Comes to Starbucks Korea

    Avocado Blended Frappuccino Comes to Starbucks Korea

    I don’t know how many readers this site has in Korea, but there may be some Starbucks fanatics who are interested in all of the coffee chain’s international doings, in which case the Avocado Blended Frappuccino might be worth a few paragraphs. The Avocado Blended Frappuccino was first introduced to Korean ‘Bucks locations about three years ago, but […]

  • Arby’s Coke Floats Cost a Buck All Through July

    Arby’s Coke Floats Cost a Buck All Through July

    It is officially July, which means we have entered the sweltering dog days of summer in the western hemisphere. In an economy governed strictly by supply and demand, the price of Arby’s Coke Floats should be at their highest point, but since the chain is celebrating a recent flip from Pepsi to Coke products they […]

  • Wendy’s Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    Wendy’s Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    KFC recently introduced the world to its Pickle Fried Chicken, but sometimes it pays to go along a more traveled path in the field of fast food fried chicken. That’s the approach being taken by Wendy’s with the new Wendy’s Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Here’s Kurt Kane, chief concept and marketing officer for Wendy’s, on the new […]

  • KFC Pickle Fried Chicken Out Now

    KFC Pickle Fried Chicken Out Now

    Pickles and chicken are a pretty underrated pair, although anyone who’s tried to eat a southern style chicken sandwich without pickles understands how crucial a sidekick the pickle can be. KFC is exploiting that pairing in a new way, with the unveiling of KFC Pickle Fried Chicken. Here’s Colonel Sanders, or at least the ad copy […]

  • Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops: Hops and Weed Together

    Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops: Hops and Weed Together

    Hops and weed are kind of like Mick Jagger and David Bowie — linked in one’s mind but really only worked together once. Lagunitas is seeking to improve that record with a new cannabis-infused brew called Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops. Here’s Jeremy Marshall, The Lagunitas Brewing Company’s “Brewmonster” on how it came about: “We’ve often dreamed of hops […]

  • Creator: LA Burger Joint Features a Burger-Making Robot

    Creator: LA Burger Joint Features a Burger-Making Robot

    What if when robots take over the world, it’s not by violent force a la The Terminator, but it’s by appealing to humanity’s irresistible love of quality cheeseburgers? Just a thought that occurred to me as I read up on Creator, a new LA restaurant with cheeseburgers made by caring metal hands. But please, don’t call the […]

  • Starbucks Cold Foam Tea Lemonades

    Starbucks Cold Foam Tea Lemonades

    It seems like these days a successful Starbucks beverage needs to be visually compelling as well as flavorful, all the better to capture those precious Instagram and Twitter hits more efficiently. Which may explain the unveiling of the new line of Starbucks Cold Foam Tea Lemonades. Starbucks Cold Foam Tea Lemonades are so named for […]

  • Booze Dogs: Liquor-Infused Bratwurst

    Booze Dogs: Liquor-Infused Bratwurst

    Usually when someone calls someone else a “booze dog,” it’s meant as an insult, as in “wake up, you blasted booze dog,” etc. But now the phrase is a brand name as well: Booze Dogs, a new line of liquor-infused bratwursts. And the bratwursts are sold by their own canine mascot: “Step into the world of […]