| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
On Monday morning, about 100 people lined up waiting to get into Dumb Starbucks, the coffee shop/maybe art installation/maybe entertainment hoax that quietly popped up Friday on the corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Melbourne Avenue in Los Feliz.
| 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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84.
Ms. Pennewell was born to...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Imagine being able to press a button and create your own chocolate bar. Hershey might be taking steps to make this chocolate fantasy a reality, teaming up with a company that has a 3-D chocolate printer.
Yes, a printer that can print chocolate. ...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Amid the tackles, blocks and hits, the Super Bowl may also be the setting for some sweet competition.
For the first time in years, two different candy advertisers will take the field when Fox broadcasts Super Bowl XLVIII February 2nd from New Jersey's...
| Nov 10, 2013
You know him as Ralphie, the bespectacled fourth-grader with the December-long quest with getting an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle in 1983's "A Christmas Story," the film that grew from under-the-radar movie, to cult...
| 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 19, 2013
| 3:53 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Save $10 at Macy's until 1 p.m. and Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so...