Tag Archives: food

I’ve got a golden ticket

2 Dec

Well I don’t really, but I wish I did. In a Willy Wonka-esque move, the local purveyor of fine, miniature cupcakes, Baked By Melissa, is running a golden ticket scavenger hunt through the month of December. Each day they’ll post a clue on their Facebook page that can be used to find a golden ticket somewhere in New York City. The lucky soul that finds the ticket that day will be entitled to 100 free cupcakes.

Baked By Melissa cupcakes


The staggeringly widespread use of Food Stamps

30 Nov

With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.

That’s 12.5% of the U.S. population and 25% of children in America rely at least partly on Food Stamps.

No surprise that the NYT has also created an info-graphic to make some of the data easier to digest (pardon the pun).

[via Daring Fireball]


Landmine ketchup

24 Nov

I fully recognize the nightmarish danger that landmines still pose around the world, treatment and that eliminating them is a cause worth fighting for. However, cure using this product, designed by Publicis Mojo, is an easy way to get me to never return to your establishment.

Landmine ketchup - counter

Landmine ketchup - packets


Minute Maid has new packaging

17 Nov

And it looks like Coca-Cola learned from the failures PepsiCo made with the rebranding of Tropicana.

Minute Maid orange juice lineup


The throwback is back

12 Oct

It’s amusing to me how huge something can become, simply because it’s taken away for 10 months out of the year. There’s no way Pepsi Throwback would be this popular if it was available year round. I wonder what else this would work with. The question remains, will Pepsi ever realize that people aren’t obsessed with the throwback products because of the taste, but instead because they don’t have the horrible new branding. Rad indeed.

[Via Kottke]


Just expense it

7 Oct

The economic downturn has hit a lot of pieces of everyone’s lives hard. But why should inhibit ones ability to enjoy a good steak? So while big Wall Street executives have gotten away with defrauding our nation, now you can get away with defrauding your company expense account, and the New York City restaurant Maloney & Porcelli are here to help. That’s why they’ve created an Expense Report Generator. Just enter in your meal total and the website will create a tidy little PDF like this one, of all your alleged receipts. Just drop those off in accounting and you’re home free.


Calorie counting makes people fat

7 Oct

Well at least it makes them eat more, ed maybe. A study by the journal Health Affairs seems to shown that in general, New York City residents are consuming more calories, after restaurants were required to post caloric data on their menus.

[Via B.I.]


Prettying up fast food

6 Jul

It boggles my mind what they’re able to make out of the fast food that we’re all familiar with. Caution, the end result looks way healthier than it actually is.


Food over-consumption

4 Jun

If you’re ever concerned you might be in jeopardy of bingeing at lunch, just take a look at the photos on this site around 11:30 AM and I promise you won’t be as hungry come lunch time.


Who doesn’t want crunchy cereal

2 Apr

An ingenious invention that partially segregates milk and cereal in the same bowl, capsule leaving crunchy cereal for all!