Category — Edibles
The Great Twinkie Scare of 2012 was no laughing matter. Except of course, that it was. Jokes can be made about Twinkies never, ever, really going away due to their long shelf life. Or perhaps, one can chuckle at the thought of a Twinkie being grown because they are not really food. And then of course is the biggest myth of them all: that Twinkies are some sort of superfood.
In any event, just in case the iconic snack cake does ever disappear, the Hostess Twinkies Bake Set with Pastry Bag & Recipe Booklet will be there to help repopulate store shelves everywhere. Or at least eBay auctions.
December 13, 2012 1 Comment
This proposition would require food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.
That’s it. This is only about labeling food.
Here’s why I am voting yes on Proposition 37.
1. I don’t know enough about GMO foods. You don’t either.
2. You are what you eat.
3. Imagine purchasing food without a list of ingredients. This is a turning point, folks.
4. Again, all this proposition does is make it so food is properly labeled. Honestly, this should have happened long ago.
Direct from the Official Voter Information Guide:
A YES vote on this measure means: Genetically engineered foods sold in California would have to be specifically labeled as being genetically engineered.
It’s really that simple. Yes on 37.
UPDATE 11/7/12: Well, it looks like Big Food won this round by scaring everybody into thinking this would lead to higher food prices. Prop 37 was defeated 53% to 47%.
Too bad. If this line of reasoning made sense we would never see the words “New look — Same great taste!” slapped across package design. Labeling products simply would not have been an expensive undertaking.
However, GMO foods are not going away anytime soon. It’s a pretty good bet this consumer rights issue isn’t going away anytime soon either. Stay tuned.
November 2, 2012 1 Comment
A company called Popcorn, Indiana has produced the above video highlighting something called the Popinator Project. The company may be real as evidenced by bags of the stuff the can be found in actual stores. But with viral marketing videos being so, well, viral (as well as being fun to blog about), it’s hard to take this at face value.
The Popinator is a:
Fully automated, voice-activated popcorn launching machine, that is triggered by the word pop.
It uses a “binaural microphone system” to figure out how to locate where the voice came from. Then it launches a single kernel into your waiting mouth. Is it real? You be the judge. (And buy some popcorn while at it.)
September 21, 2012 No Comments
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August 22, 2012 No Comments
Breaking news: Hot dogs still cannot fly!
A hovering helicopter dropped 955 hot dogs on the city’s aptly named HYPE Athletic Facilities Wednesday morning to mark the 95th anniversary of Detroit’s iconic American Coney Island restaurant.
Yup, they really did that. The above news is straight from The Detroit News and not, I repeat not, from the Cincinnati Enquirer. As god as my witness, at least they knew that turkey chili cannot fly!
May 24, 2012 No Comments
Now here’s a contest you can sink your teeth into. You have until Saturday, May 19th to enter the Ugly Pancake Contest from N. Shields at Saipancakes. The result must be edible and made of “mostly” pancake batter. The results will be judged by his 4-year-old son, so it’s probably safe to say the uglier the better. (Plus it is called an ugly pancake contest, after all.) Check out some of his decidedly non-ugly pancake variations like the ones below. Pancake art is alive and well.
May 14, 2012 No Comments