Earn the reputation as a dinner party V.I.P. with these unexpected host gift ideas

Like store end-caps full of candy canes, it seems to start sooner and sooner every year: dinner party season. Once upon a time the world spent the first two weeks of December rushing around from house to house carrying bottles of wine in shiny bags and little packages of fancy cheese knives under our arms. Now,…

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…

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