| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:53 PM
Food and drink companies are gearing up to tackle a variety of challenges in 2015, as economic pressure continues in markets around the world and some consumers push for less-processed products.
U.S. manufacturers are responding in a variety of ways. At...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Nutella, the daddy of chocolate hazelnut spreads, has steadily become a standard on grocery store shelves across the nation since it was first imported to the U.S. from Italy more than 25 years ago. The Ferrero-produced Italian spread's fandom is vast...
| Aug 18, 2012
When people ask us, "How did you meet?" we pause while we try to gauge just how much interest the person has in our story. If she's being polite, she'll get the short version: "We met through friends after college."
But here's the real story:
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:36 AM
NEW YORK (JTA) — Hamantaschen talk is always about the filling: prune, poppy, apricot and strawberry, just to name a few favorites. I love being creative with the fillings, but this year I wanted to change up things with a flavored dough rather than...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Sorry, Hello Kitty, there's a new kid on the block, and she's already got a big head.
Kirimi-chan is the latest character to join Sanrio, the Japanese lifestyle brand behind Hello Kitty. But she isn't a teddy bear, a cute cat or a furry friend of any...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Washing dishes is the least fun part of any dinner party. Even if you have a dishwasher, the time it takes to rinse the plates, load and unload could be better spent downing a martini with friends.
A Swedish design firm called Tomorrow Machine has a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
New York's Big Gay Ice Cream is opening shop in downtown Los Angeles this spring. Hello, Speculoos soft-serve, Salty Pimp chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, Newyorkina paletas and ginger-curry milkshakes.
After two successful Los Angeles pop-ups in the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:34 PM
What could make a chocolate bar even better? Being able to spread it on just about everything... including your fingers.
The Hershey Co., the brand behind Hershey's, has launched a new line of spreadable chocolates. And one of the varieties looks an...