The Beef Jerky-Potato Chip Hybrid Is Real, and We Taste-Tested It

When we first wrote about Cherkees—the beef jerky potato chip hybrid—we called it "the pinnacle of human innovation." Granted, we may have gotten slightly carried away, but the concept of getting our required daily dose of jerky and chip simultaneously? What an amazing time-saver! Unfortunately, delays plagued these… »8/19/14 12:20pm8/19/14 12:20pm

How Doritos Went From Disneyland Dumpster to Multi-Billion Dollar Snack

Doritos: they're so bad, but so undeniably good. Face it, you're staring at that orange-powdered motherlode of vaguely cheese-flavored corn product and salivating right now. But as you tear into a bag of Cool Ranch, do you ever wonder where Doritos came from? Short answer: a Disneyland dumpster. Talk about junk food. »5/04/14 11:40am5/04/14 11:40am

Chicken & Waffles? Sriracha? Oh Please Let These Be the New Lay's Chip Flavors

Unless you never watch TV and avoid visiting your local grocery store, you're probably aware that Lay's is running another contest where they invited people to submit ideas for new potato chip flavors last year. The finalists for the company's 'Do Us a Flavor' contest are supposed to hit stores next Tuesday, but it… »2/08/13 9:38am2/08/13 9:38am

Voice Activated Popcorn Cannon Blasts Kernels Directly Into Your Mouth

Popcorn can be a fantastically healthy potato chip alternative, but always ends up playing second fiddle. So in an attempt to finally claim snack world supremecy, a company called Popcorn Indiana has created the Popinator, a voice activated kernel cannon that promises to be the perfect weapon to finally dethrone… »9/17/12 1:38pm9/17/12 1:38pm

New Nanostructured Snack Packaging Is Most Airtight Ever

A new coating material for food packaging could keep sodas fizzy, chips crispy and military rations more edible, scientists say. It's made of a thin film of nanoscale bits of clay, the same kind used to make bricks, mixed with polymers. When viewed under an electron microscope, the film looks like bricks and mortar,… »3/28/11 6:40pm3/28/11 6:40pm