Tag Archives: snacks

  • National French Fry Day Means Free French Fries

    National French Fry Day Means Free French Fries

    I don’t really remember when every single day on the calendar seemed to have some sort of food as its official national designation, but it seems like every week brings some other national food day, and an accompanying opportunity for free food. Today, as it turns out, is National French Fry Day, and hopefully next year we […]

  • Southwest Airlines Peanuts Discontinued Amid Allergy Scares

    Southwest Airlines Peanuts Discontinued Amid Allergy Scares

    Hey! I got to use the word “amid” in a headline, like a grownup. The excitement I feel over that will have to be my consolation over the fact that the next time I fly, I won’t be able to enjoy a complimentary bag of Southwest Airlines peanuts, as the company’s signature snack has been discontinued. A […]

  • 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: […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries Being Tested in Boston

    Finally, an easy and convenient way to enjoy donuts. On its home turf in Boston, MA, Dunkin’ Donuts is reported to be testing out an unholy hybrid of its signature donuts and French fries: Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries. The cinnamon-dusted Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Fries, which unless you’re in Boston you unfortunately can’t run out and […]

  • This Bar Saves Lives Added to First Class Delta Snacks

    This Bar Saves Lives Added to First Class Delta Snacks

    It’s December, which means it’s peak travel season, which in turn means that there’s a greater than usual probability that the snack offerings on Delta flights are of interest to you. And if you’re lucky enough to be flying first class on Delta this holiday season, you’ll be seeing something called This Bar Saves Lives […]

  • Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji: Cough Drop Kit Kat Bars Come to Japan

    We are all on a highway called “weird Kit Kat bars in Japan,” and I don’t want to freak you out but honestly? I have no idea where this road is going. I do know what the latest exit is, though – a horrifying concoction known as Kit Kat Nodo Ame Aji, best described in […]

  • The Spotted Cheetah: An All-Cheetos Pop-Up Restaurant Coming to Tribeca

    The Spotted Cheetah: An All-Cheetos Pop-Up Restaurant Coming to Tribeca

    The prankish spirit of Chester Cheetah, esq. is getting yet another absurd manifestation next week, when The Spotted Cheetah comes to Tribeca on August 15th through the 17th. What is The Spotted Cheetah? Well, I can tell you, but you may not believe it. It’s an upscale pop-up restaurant with a menu curated by television […]

  • Top Ramen Pringles Are Coming Soon

    Top Ramen Pringles Are Coming Soon

    I never thought about it before now, but in many ways Pringles are the Top Ramen noodles of snack foods. The reason I’m thinking about that isn’t because I’m in dire financial straits, but because there is a new line of Top Ramen Pringles coming to Dollar General retail locations later this month. As the […]

  • Jelly Donut Oreo Unveiled for National Donut Day

    Jelly Donut Oreo Unveiled for National Donut Day

    If for some tragic reason you find yourself sans donuts on National Donut (spelling chosen to remain consistent with Nabisco) Day, there is another junk food celebrating the most important holiday of the year. It’s Jelly Donut Oreo cookies, a surprise release for NDD. Unfortunately only available as a Wal-Mart exclusive, Jelly Donut Oreo cookies […]