Brad says a breakfast-befouling chemical odor emits from his Eggo waffles when he opens the package. When he brought up the issue to Kellogg, he says the company tried to satisfy him with some coupons, which he used to buy more waffles, only to experience the same problem. He sent a package to Kellogg and is waiting to hear back, and has also gone to the Food And Drug Administration. [More]
This has been a great year for fast food innovations and Dunkin Donuts continues the “I’m broke so I’ll just take a staycation in my mouth” trend with the new Sausage Pancake Bites, aka meat munchkins. [More]
Activist site Care2 has come up with a list of what it calls “11 Scary Fast Food Breakfasts,” based largely on sodium and saturated fat content. Leading the list is the Carl’s Jr Breakfast Burger. “How do you turn a regular burger into a breakfast burger?” Asks Care2. “By adding not only an egg-but an egg, bacon, American cheese and hash brown nuggets too!” Yes, it’s a hamburger, with eggs, bacon and hash browns, all cohabiting happily on a bun. [More]
Two diner owners in Boston area, firmly locked in a battle for breakfast dominance, have come to blows, reports the Boston Globe. [More]
Personal finance blogger Len Penzo doesn’t have a minivan full of highly trained tasters at his disposal like our siblings at Consumer Reports. When he set out to compare generic and name-brand cereals, he found something even better. He rounded up the small children of his neighborhood, and subjected them to a blind cereal taste-test. [More]
Yeah, you’re freezing your butt off and getting tired of digging your car out — and it’s only early January. But the real crisis is coming later this year, when this cold winter will cause prices of orange juice, bacon and cereal to skyrocket. That’s right: when it comes to commodity futures, it’s all about breakfast. [More]
Reader Kimaroo noticed that something was amiss with the with the single-serve bottle of maple syrup she receives with her French toast at Cracker Barrel. Not only did it seem smaller, she could have sworn that the bottle used to contain 100% maple syrup instead of “100% Pure Natural Syrup.” Fortunately, she had another bottle from a different Cracker Barrel visit stashed at home, and was able to compare the ingredients. Indeed, her maple syrup had been hit by the Grocery Sugar Ray: nearly half of its mapley goodness has been replaced with cane syrup.
After Consumerist first alerted the nation to the debilitating waffle shortage, the story has been making the rounds of nearly every media outlet in the country. Thanks to their hard work, we’ve learned some interesting new things about the shortage.
Clearly, our post about the Eggo waffle shortages struck some kind of nerve. We contacted Kellogg’s about the real reason for the nationwide shortage, and they haven’t gotten back to us yet. So we let our imaginations run wild.
Kimberly’s life just isn’t the same. Something is missing. That something: Eggo waffles. She wants to know where they have gone, and whether they will ever return to her.
A new Yale report finds that cereal companies spent $156 million per year marketing to children, and most of that money gets plowed into pushing the sugariest cereals, which they try to pretend are healthy.
Rachael wrote us last year about a New York McDonald’s policy of selling medium-sized drinks as large during breakfast hours.
Continuing this weekend’s unintentional theme of “toddlers and food service,” today we bring you the sad tale of a Quincy, Mass. 23-month-old whose parents are suing Dunkin’ Donuts after he was burned by a hash brown. A hash brown that fell out of his mouth and onto his neck.
Some McDonald’s locations just got a breakfast dollar menu. For $1 you can be the proud owner of one of six menu items: two hot cakes, a fruit ‘n yogurt parfait, a sausage biscuit, a sausage McMuffin, two hash browns or medium coffee. Reuters says that the change isn’t permanent and reports that analysts are claiming that cheaper breakfast is a result of rising unemployment.
A recent story in Nation’s Restaurant News says that Taco Bell, yes Taco Bell, will soon be test marketing breakfast items featuring Jimmy Dean sausage in addition to other breakfasty brands like Seattle’s Best, Dole, and Cinnabon.