Posts Tagged ‘the scoop’

The Scoop: Bacon Bars and Hazelnut Hiatuses

From a hazelnut hiatus to an all-bacon bar, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Nut So Fast: Despite recent rumors of a looming Nutella shortage, manufacturers say the meager hazelnut harvest in Turkey won’t affect their output.
  • Red, Blue or Bacon: Social media analysts found that a state’s bacon or kale preference corresponds with its political leanings.
  • Hot Off the Panini Press: The Chicago Tribune reported that nonprofit e.a.t. will convert unused news stands into health food kiosks in four Chicago locations.
  • For the Love of Bacon: Canadians may just love bacon more than anyone, and they’ll get their fix at Montreal’s new all-bacon restaurant.
  • How ‘Bout Them Apples: According to Target CMO Jeff Jones, the superstore has rolled out an exclusive Caramel Apple Oreo flavor.
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The Scoop: Bye, Bye, Satisfries

From kid cookie moguls to angry Yelpers, here’s a boiled-down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Unsatisfried: Two-thirds of Burger King restaurants will stop carrying their reduced-fat fries after less than a year on the menu.
  • Just Nuts: Almond milk has experienced a 45-percent increase in sales, helping it surpass soy as the most popular non-dairy milk.
  • In the Clear: Major food companies have discovered that shoppers are more likely to buy a product they can see.
  • Pay the Piper: Yelp has been sued by a number of frequent contributors who believe they should be compensated for their work.


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The Scoop: Nuclear Tacos and Misspelled Tomatoes

From indestructible ice cream sandwiches to bunker delivery foods, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Watered Down: Leading brands of coconut water have simplified their claims and marketing campaigns after receiving backlash against their supposed benefits.
  • Outside the Box: digs deep into the world of food trend forecasting and the specialists behind major food company products.
  • Do Me a Solid: A Cincinnati mother discovered that a certain ice cream sandwich does not melt even after 12 hours in 80-degree weather.
  • The Secret Weapon: NPR learns how nuclear launch officers chow down in bunkers 60 feet below.
  • Break the Spell: HuffPost Taste identifies 17 commonly misspelled food words. Is it omelet or omelette? (Trick question).
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The Scoop: Cake Convicts and Peel Pointers

From cake convicts to peel pointers, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Pastry Perpetrators: Vehicles and front yards in Portland, OR have been vandalized with cakes, doughnuts, yogurts and breads.
  • Waste Not, Want Not: An infographic from Sustainable America presents 10 nifty uses for banana peels, which constitute 780 million pounds of waste in the U.S.
  • Binge Cycle: Tour de France competitors eat around 6,000 to 9,000 calories per day, and many employ personal chefs to help them do so.
  • Where You Can Have it This Way: Buzzfeed has an awesome interactive sliding tool to compare fast food promotional photos to their actual appearance.
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The Scoop: Fantasy Wines and Forgotten Grains

From calorie-counting microwaves to literary libations, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Cheap Eats: Americans spend a smaller fraction of their income on food than anyone else in the world.
  • Weight Watcher: GE is developing a microwave that will cook your food AND count its calories.
  • The Comeback Crops: Underutilized superfoods like amaranth, teff and fonio are all in the running to be “the next quinoa.”
  • By the Mouthful: A recent study shows that consuming certain foods and drinks in excess determines how soon we’ll want them again.
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The Scoop: Cupcake Crazes and Plate Paintings

From cereal puffing guns to yogurt lawsuits, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Here to Stay: Google Trends convinces lovers and critics alike that cupcakes are already the next best thing.
  • Food for Thought: The U.S. might get its first major Museum of Food and Drink come 2019.
  • Bored of Boyardee: ConAgra Foods brands Healthy Choice, Orville Redenbacher’s and Chef Boyardee all face sales drops.
  • One Kandinsky, Please: A recent study shows that diners will pay twice the price for an artistic plate.
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The Scoop: Ice Cream Blunders and Salt Interventions

From start-up chefs to worlds without bees, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Don’t Pass the Salt: The FDA plans to team up with food companies and restaurants to reduce Americans’ high sodium intake.
  • Safety First: A Virginia law firm found that food trucks in seven US cities receive fewer health citations than restaurants.
  • To Share or Not to Share: The Huffington Post suggests than you not distribute your homemade ice cream. One adult’s green tea mochi is another kid’s grass.
  • Lunch Break: In-house chefs and food programs have become integral to Silicon Valley start-ups.
  • Where Would We Bee?: Whole Foods reveals what our culinary world would look like without pollinators. They’re even hosting “Bee-Ins” tomorrow to teach people more.
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The Scoop: Angry Artisans and Midnight Munchies

From fabulous food maps to FDA upsets, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines:

  • Food Nerd Alert: This is our kind of map. We’re gawking at — and take notes from —’s roundup of 40 fascinating food maps of America.
  • Bring Your Soy to Circle Time: Suzy Amis Cameron (wife of Titanic director James) aims to eliminate meat and dairy, serving an all-vegan lunch at the Calabasas, CA, private school she co-founded.
  • Cali Comeback Kids: New England’s coffee juggernaut Dunkin’ Donuts takes another shot at the Golden State. We hope they won’t be In-N-Out of there.
  • Soli(dairy)ty: Protect our Parm! The FDA backs down as artisanal cheesemongers and lovers combat a recent ban on wood shelving.
  • Midnight Munchies: Kellogg rebrands Fruit Loops and Frosted Flakes as late-night snacks. (On behalf of college students around the world, duh!)



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The Scoop: Free Krispy Kreme and The Great Wine Detective

From underground laboratories to free donuts, here’s a boiled-down list of this week’s headlines.

  • Happy National Donut Day: In the spirit of today’s all-important fried Friday, these donut shops are giving out free treats today, June 6th.
  • Shake Shack Turns 10: New York’s beloved outdoor burger hut will throw themselves a party next week with live music and five special-edition burgers from some of the city’s notable chefs.
  • Meat of the Matter: Just how different was your grandparents’ diet? The Atlantic takes a look.
  • The Great Wine Detective: NPR reveals how magnifying glasses, bulletproof wine cases and underground radioactivity helped tackle wine fraud.
  • Leave It to California: At this Sausalito resort, you can have your champagne delivered to you via drone.
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The Scoop: The 10,000 Calorie Burger and Bouncers at Starbucks

We’ve boiled down the latest food news for you to peck at.



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