White Castle's Impossible Slider cleverly disguises its fake meat subterfuge

It was true before Harold & Kumar, but the 2004 surprise-hit film confirmed what many of us know: White Castle is glorious food while you’re high. When one becomes numb and giggly, one does not seek subtle notes or layers of complexity. White Castle’s stoner appeal is that it’s one-note—a primary color, a C-major…

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Ben & Jerry's piles on the truffles to both fantastic and mediocre results

I’m not thinking about nutrition when I’m eating Ben & Jerry’s. I’m eating Ben & Jerry’s because my dog ran away, or my date sucked, or because it’s Tuesday. So while some might be interested in the ice cream maker’s new Moo-phoria line of “light ice cream,” I have turned my attention instead to the trio of recent…

With Nacho Fries, Taco Bell enters—and dominates—the French fry game

Loyalties to fast food French fries run deep. But for all the love they garner, few fast food chains have made attempts to innovate. There’s Wendy’s, which in 2010 switched to a fry made from skin-on Russet potatoes and added sea salt. But that’s about it. Burger King’s chicken fries isn’t even a fry. It seems as if…