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 …

Last Call: Do snack companies make chips bags noisy on purpose? 

As anyone who’s attempted to covertly sneak a midnight Doritos snack out of the pantry knows, chip bags are pretty much the loudest packages known to man. Rustle, rustle, rustle—but why? Surely companies could make them more quieter if they wanted to, right? Turns out, an Australian researchers posits that snack…

Stranded trucker walked 36 miles through the woods, didn't eat his potato chip cargo

This survival story is impressive, and that’s before we even get to the potato chips part: A 22-year-old truck driver was driving through Oregon last week when his GPS misdirected him to a remote, forested part of the state. CNN reports it was nighttime when the driver realized he was in the wrong place and attempted…

A half-minute wait for junk food is enough to change someone's vending machine pick

Vending machines cater to immediate food needs. We’re hungry now, dammit—if we had more time, we’d go out for a real meal. But it’s immediacy and convenience that sustain America’s 1.3 million vending machines. (Well, that and our insatiable affection for Cheetos and Hostess snacks.) But would we choose granola or…

Today in millennial demands: They want convenient “ethical” snacks

Another day, another study on how to crack the highly desirable yet inscrutable millennial market. Today, Nation’s Restaurant News describes “a new report, Ethics On The Go, from Culinary Vision Panel’s Mindful Dining Initiative,” (all of those things sound extremely millennial) that states “millennials’ expectations…