Snack-loving gamers get chance to win grease-proof controllers

Gamers who don’t want to have to choose between Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and their beloved controller may be interested in this new innovation: A limited edition “greaseproof” controller. As announced on the Xbox ANZ (for Australia/New Zealand) Facebook page, people who submit the top five “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”…

Farewell, beloved Midwestern potato chips Seyfert's, we hardly knew ye

Growing up in the Midwest, I felt like I saw Seyfert’s potato chips everywhere, all the time, and yet I never picked up a bag. Why? The labels are so wholesome! The colors are so primary! “Seyfert’s Snackin’! It’s Lip Smackin’!” is a totally solid tagline. And yet, they never came home with me. Now I fear it may be…

Edible Arrangements to America: Please buy our smoothies

Edible Arrangements’ business plan is thus: Impale berries and melons onto skewers; assemble in a vaguely floral fashion; charge $75. As such, its “bouquets” are generally relegated to Mother’s Day, Administrative Professionals’ Day, or an especially festive Arbor Day bash. But Edible Arrangements’ new CEO is hoping…

Lay’s releases 8 new regional chip flavors, like Deep Dish Pizza and Lobster Roll

Lay’s, it seems, is always looking for a new flavor for its line of potato chips. Previously, the chip-maker as hosted a “Do Us A Flavor” contest, resulting in customer suggestions like the Crispy Taco and Chicken & Waffle potato chips. But the company’s latest effort appears to be even more ambitious: Lay’s “Tastes…

Well, I’ll be deep-fried! Iowa State Fair unveils new food lineup

The average temperature in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 11—the date of this year’s Iowa State Fair—is 84 degrees F with 48 percent humidity. These are the perfect conditions for a refreshing deep-fried stick of butter, or perhaps a Polish sausage corn dog. Fairgoers this year will have even more exciting food options…

TSA: Ma’am, I’m going to need to see those cheese poofs

Until recently, the Transporation Security Administration’s policy on snacks was something akin to, “hey, sometimes we’ll want to look at that Chex Mix of yours, but it kinda depends on our mood.” But in the months since the TSA first implemented new snack-related guidelines, the recommendation seems to have become a…

Scott Pruitt sent EPA staffers for fancy Greek yogurt and protein bars

Scott Pruitt likes protein bars. That’s one of a few little nuggets we learned today from this report in The Daily Beast, which alleges that the embattled EPA administrator regularly sends staffers out to pick up snacks—that is, when they weren’t trying to help his wife get an in at Chik-Fil-A, picking up used Trump…

Study: Terrifying warning labels deter people from eating junk food

Junk foods are often called indulgences, not just because they taste like they’re engineered to hit our brains in all the happy places, but because they’re inexpensive, small escapes. We know they’re not healthy for us, but eh, every now and then, they’re fine, right? The toll of obesity-related diseases, though, is…

Tyson hopes you want to eat protein chips made with “upcycled” chicken bits

Nobody wants to waste food, but it happens both at the individual level (“Whoops, forgot about that lasagna in the back of my fridge”) and at the production level. Tyson, the chicken company, hopes to save poultry scraps that might otherwise go to waste by “upcycling” them into “protein crisps” recently launched under …