Food & Drink

  • Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Jif Jaf: An Oreo Cookie Designed for Chinese Consumers

    Here’s a good lesson in cultural relativity. In the United States, I think almost everybody likes Oreo cookies. It’s tough to imagine anyone not liking them, but a jump halfway across the globe finds an entire culture that just doesn’t connect with Oreos, and in fact Kraft was reportedly losing money on every Oreo cookie […]

  • Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    Pizza Hut Museum Opens on Wichita State University Campus

    In 1958, Wichita’s own Dan and Frank Carney made pizza history by opening the very first Pizza Hut location. Now, visitors and stuffed crust enthusiasts from all over the world can pay homage to the original Hut, by visiting the new Pizza Hut Museum located at Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. Not to be confused […]

  • Tabasco Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

    Tabasco Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce

    We seem to be reaching some kind of anniversary nexus point, and we can now add another occasion to the pile: The 150th anniversary of Tabasco hot sauce. To celebrate, the hot sauce brand has released, and I’m not kidding about this, Tabasco Diamond Reserve. Since I don’t possess the capacity to write about special edition […]

  • Mikkeller Wreck Ale Based on Lost Beer from 150 Years Ago (Video)

    Mikkeller Wreck Ale Based on Lost Beer from 150 Years Ago (Video)

    Gather ’round kids, and I’ll tell ye a tale of the time the S/S Neva wrecked and ended up at the bottom of the ocean. It happened in 1861, and while there were no casualties the ship’s cargo — beer from more than 30 different breweries — was lost. Now, that beer is back, kind […]

  • Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream

    Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts Ice Cream

    Dunkin-Donuts and Baskin’ Robbins — sorry, Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins — have joined forces for not one, not two, but three new flavors of coffee-flavored ice cream. And Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts ice cream is coming to a grocery store (hopefully) near you sometime this spring. Interestingly, you won’t be able to get Baskin-Robbins Dunkin’ Donuts ice […]

  • Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    Lemon Lime & Cucumber Sprite Coming to the UK

    There’s a magnificent Jewish-style deli near my apartment, and I often go there for a sandwich when the mood strikes. One aspect of the deli experience I have not yet tried is cucumber soda, specifically Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, which is considered by purists to be the perfect accompaniment to a pastrami sandwich. I might be […]

  • KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop Campaign

    KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop Campaign

    There’s something about the idea of fried chicken visually resembling explosive combustion that isn’t exactly appetizing to me, personally. But far be it for me to second-guess the latest ad campaign from KFC and advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong, especially since this KFC Hot & Spicy Photoshop campaign is probably one of the least bizarre […]

  • Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Coca-Cola Frozen Coming to Japan

    Japan continues to stay ahead of the western world in the realm of soft drinks. Today the internet is abuzz about just such a drink, called simply (and probably self-explanatorily) Coca-Cola Frozen. North American readers are no-doubt familiar with the concept of a Frozen Coke. But the Japanese Coca-Cola Frozen is a unique variation on […]

  • Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Wild Turkey Longbranch Presented by Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey: What can’t he do? In addition to having mastered the art of acting in feature films, prestige television, and local TV commercials, and he also finds time to be Wild Turkey creative director. Now, he and Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Eddie Russell have collaborated on a “rare, small-batch bourbon” called Wild Turkey Longbranch. Here’s the info […]

  • McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    McDonald’s x Uniqlo Big Mac 50th Anniversary T-Shirts

    The other day I told you about a couple of limited edition collaborative items celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McDonald’s Big Mac. As it turns out, the Big Mac’s birthday party was just getting started, and now we have a whole line of McDonald’s x Uniqlo t-shirts celebrating everyone’s favorite two-all-beef-patty-special-sauce-lettuce-cheese-pickles-onions-on-a-sesame-seed-bun sandwich. For now […]