| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Kit Kat bar was just named the most influential candy bar in the world by Time. And something called Chicken Dinner also made the cut.
No, the Chicken Dinner bar doesn't have any actual chicken in it. The official name, Sperry's Chicken Dinner...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:15 PM
The battle of the peanut butter cups is officially on, with Nestle versus Hershey. Nestle plans to release a Butterfinger peanut butter cup next year, starting a whole new candy feud for the world's candy cup connoisseurs to indulge in.
The candy looks...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:22 PM
We've all got our favorites when it comes to Halloween candy. Snickers, Butterfinger, M&Ms. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, "Mmmmmmm, candy."
But when you paw through that stash of Halloween candy and pull out your favorites, did you know that your choice...
| Oct 20, 2013
With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days.
The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Whether you're more of a crisp and crumbly kind of fan, or you prefer yours soft and chewy, this all-inclusive celebration requires only one thing: a sweet tooth. Oh, and plenty of chocolate.
Ever wonder how the...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:38 PM
As Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis continues his torrid home-run pace, a Baltimore ice cream parlor decided to commemorate the Major League Baseball statistical leader with something cool:
An ice cream flavor named in his honor.
The Charmery, a Hampden...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:38 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest version of Google’s mobile software is being named for a delectable treat and a favorite of Google engineers: Kit Kat. And be prepared for Android KitKat bars coming to store shelves near you.
Branding Android with...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
It was a possible case of over-sharing for Google on Tuesday, as the tech giant may have accidentally revealed its upcoming smartphone in a video promoting its Android operating system.
Google and Nestle teamed Tuesday to announce that the next...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Florida chef Norman Van Aken's memoir is finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. The IACP released its list of 2014 IACP Award finalists on the heels of the James Beard Semi-Finalist announcement in Orlando. Van Aken's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Three cookbooks by Chicagoans are among the finalists for a prestigious culinary award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
“Prep School,” a book compiling James P. DeWan's cooking method and technique columns that...