food and drink


Finding the natural in natural flavors

Mar 2, 2015
Natural flavors come from a substance found in nature, but that's just the start.
Posted In: food and drink, natural, processed foods
We're guessing the "Dewritos" variety won't be selling out of vending machines too quickly.

Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew exists

Nov 10, 2014
Do the dew, but not this dew.
Posted In: Doritos, mountain dew, food and drink

Forget ketchup. How about foie gras mousse?

Sep 2, 2014
Chicago restaurants elevate hot dogs to gourmet status.
Posted In: Chicago, hot dogs, food and drink, restaurants

Coke gets an energy jolt from Monster, and vice versa

Aug 15, 2014
Coke is acquiring a 17 percent stake in Monster Beverage for over $2 billion.
Posted In: Coca-cola, energy drink, food and drink
Crumbs Bake Shop

As the cupcake crumbles: Lessons from Crumbs' demise

Jul 8, 2014
Crumbs expanded quickly and even went public.
Posted In: cupcakes, food and drink

How do restaurants set their buffet prices?

Jun 9, 2014
There's a careful science to pricing a buffet - and to getting your money's worth.
Posted In: buffets, restaurants, food and drink

Lessons from the food truck worker who was fired over a tip-shaming tweet

Aug 1, 2013
A New York food truck worker who tweeted about a big company not leaving a tip on a big order lost his job over the tweet.
Posted In: tips, restaurants, food and drink, Twitter

Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

Jun 28, 2013
In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.
Posted In: Food, food and drink, school lunches, nutrition, Health

Breakfast: The most important meal for food companies

Jun 26, 2013
General Mills posts strong profits, but the battle for breakfast is heating up.
Posted In: food and drink, Food, breakfast, General Mills, cereal

Critics accuse Ralphs of creating 'food apartheid'

Jun 20, 2013
Critics say Ralphs fobs off lower-quality products on low-income neighborhoods, but Ralphs says it varies what's on sale based on what customers buy.
Posted In: Ralphs, food desert, food and drink, Food, grocery stores