| Feb 15, 2011
Q: Vanilla versus French vanilla. Explain, please!
—Tracey Thomas, San Francisco
A: Vanilla bean varieties are often named for where they're grown, like Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico. That's not the case with French vanilla. The name refers not to...
| Sep 11, 2011
FACT: Speaker phones were invented to make untalented people sound important.
Tune in next week for my opinion on Bluetooth headsets.
On to your questions.
Q: After four phone interviews, two in-person interviews, a drug test and a background check,...
| Jun 23, 2011
In an effort to serve up more quick, consumery news on The Stew, we've decided to try to sample as many new products as we can and report back to blogland right away. So when I saw a sign just now that said "Dew Something New" (advertising the new...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 1:03 PM
Yesterday I tried and trashed on the newish Dunkin' Donuts Mountain Dew Coolatta and I heard from a Dunkin' rep by late afternoon. Yikes. She took the criticism in stride and offered news of yet more Dunkin' products hitting all stores by Monday.
| Apr 20, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Forget the two wedding cakes, Prince William and Kate Middleton. You know you've really arrived on the world stage when Dunkin' Donuts introduces a "Royal Wedding Donut" in honor of your nuptials.
Said doughnut is described by Massachussetts-based...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Starting next year, PayPal users will be able to use their online payment accounts to shop in more than 7 million physical stores nationwide, because of a new partnership between owner Ebay Inc. and credit card company Discover Financial Services.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:17 PM
At long last: Dunkin’ Donuts is coming to California. But don’t get too excited – the shop will be on the Camp Pendleton military base.
This spring, the cult-favorite East Coast chain will launch its first Golden State location in...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Vice President Joe Biden veered into potentially perilous political terrain Thursday, seeming to adopt a foreign accent while imitating a call center employee during a trip to New Hampshire.
Biden's linguistic excursion was brief, but enough to catch the...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Jeff King spent the day car shopping, but only after starting out with his ritual stop at Dunkin' Donuts.
Gary Jones got ready for what he hoped to be the first of many golf outings and performed chores from the proverbial "honey-do" list.
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
No Dunkin' Donuts in California, though the Massachusetts chain is expanding west....