There’s more than one moment in the 2006 thriller The Good Shepherd, when any rational movie watcher thinks, “Shit, does Matt Damon know what he’s doing, setting up the CIA as the most powerful spy agency in the world?” Those doubts, however, seem quaint thanks to the recent revelation that a crew of CIA contractors…
When you place your ballpark side order of peanuts and Cracker Jack this summer, be prepared for a shock. Instead of a box, your Cracker Jack will be delivered in a slimy plastic bag. And instead of a prize, you get a QR code.
There is no mindless pleasure better than snacking. And there is no better tribute to the crunchy, sweet, and cheesy creations that make it possible than these saliva-inducing photos.
Football, baseball, and hockey seasons are all in full swing. Which means one thing: Snacks. Crunchy. Gooey. Homemade. Machineborn. For this week’s Shooting Challenge, we want to see them all.
A small federal program that sends fresh fruits and vegetables to the lowest-income schools for snack time has become the site of a large food fight. Politico details the efforts of the lobbies for canned, frozen, dried, and even the beef jerky lobby (yes, it exists) to get a piece of the pie.
Being a successful burglar requires stealth and finesse, and also the ability to resist the temptation to snack and nap while on the job. A prowling thief broke all of these rules yesterday in Petaluma, Calif., and is now chilling behind bars, presumably wondering if it was worth it to inhale all those tater tots.
Step aside, Twinkies. The most enduring snack just may be the pretzel, as evidenced by fragments of bakery castoffs discovered during an archaeological dig in Southern Germany. They are estimated to be around 250 tooth-breaking years old.
Food habits are getting worse around the world, even in countries with traditionally healthy diets. The reason, according to a new series of obesity studies, is Western junk food. And since the makers of said junk food specifically target children with advertising, the problem is only likely to get worse.
We all know the frustration of tearing open a huge, tantalizing bag of chips or nachos or Funyons or whatever and realizing the bag's 2/3rds air. Two South Korean college students just proved how empty our snack vessels are, by paddling a raft made of unopened potato chip bags across a river.
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…
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.
Hey, football fans! Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon—which, for many of us, means a day of eating garbage and tossing back drinks. But don't do it all willy-nilly. Like a sommelier at Guy Fieri's restaurant, we've got the perfect drinks to complement your disgusting food choices.
Last week we caught a fleeting glimpse of the potential new flavors in the running for Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" chip contest. Turns out that glimpse was gloriously right and now you can pick your poison and vote for one of the three official contestants: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken & Waffles, and Sriracha-flavored.
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…
The unholy convergence of Taco Bell and Doritos continued today, as Frito Lay announced that its popular paprika-dusted triangle chips will soon come in a flavor inspired by the Tex-Mex fast food chain. Feel that? That's your colon flinching.
A moment of silence please. Hostess is going out of business. The 82-year-old maker of innovative packaged snacks is no more. Its assets will be liquidated and its recipes sold off to junk food collectors and disaster prep investors, and lesser brands like Little Debbie and Entenmann's must take up the slack in honor…
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…
Kudos to 7-11 for attempting to provide healthier food options at its convenience stores. The latest down home treat: mashed potatoes extruded from what looks like a modified Slurpee machine.
I'm that guy. The guy that everyone hates. The guy who made it so difficult to open your bag of potato chips. And this is the story of how, when, and why I did it.