Cold Weather Means You'll Pay More For Breakfast

Cold Weather Means You'll Pay More For Breakfast

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]

Cracker Barrel Maple Syrup Struck By Shrink Ray And Sugar Ray

Cracker Barrel Maple Syrup Struck By Shrink Ray And Sugar Ray

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.

Eggo Shortage Story Sweeps Mainstream Media, Panic Spreads

Eggo Shortage Story Sweeps Mainstream Media, Panic Spreads

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.

Poll: What Caused The Great Eggo Waffle Shortage Of '09?

Poll: What Caused The Great Eggo Waffle Shortage Of '09?

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.

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

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.

Leaked Document: McDonald's Nationwide Breakfast Dollar Menu Coming

Leaked Document: McDonald's Nationwide Breakfast Dollar Menu Coming

The WSJ says they have their hands on a document that shows that a nationwide McDonald’s Breakfast Dollar Menu is coming. The fast food giant has already tested these menus in several markets.

Sugariest Cereals For Kids Get Pimped Hardest

Sugariest Cereals For Kids Get Pimped Hardest

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.

Customer Finds 'Breakfast Large' Is McDonaldsese For 'Medium' … Again

Customer Finds 'Breakfast Large' Is McDonaldsese For 'Medium' … Again

Rachael wrote us last year about a New York McDonald’s policy of selling medium-sized drinks as large during breakfast hours.

Parents Sue Dunkin' Donuts After Rogue Hash Brown Burns Toddler

Parents Sue Dunkin' Donuts After Rogue Hash Brown Burns Toddler

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.

McDonald's Rolls Out Breakfast Dollar Menu

McDonald's Rolls Out Breakfast Dollar Menu

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.

Taco Bell Plans Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfasts

Taco Bell Plans Jimmy Dean Sausage Breakfasts

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.

Alert: Crunchberries Are Not Real Berries

Alert: Crunchberries Are Not Real Berries

Late last month, a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she’d been buying Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries cereal for four years under the assumption that crunchberries are a real berry. “The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said ‘berries’ were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls.”

Kellogg Will Start Adding Fiber To Most Of Its Breakfast Cereals

Kellogg Will Start Adding Fiber To Most Of Its Breakfast Cereals

Kellogg has announced that it’s going to start adding fiber to about 80% of its cereal product line, beginning with Froot Loops and Apple Jacks in August and continuing into other brands through the end of 2010. The goal is to bump up the fiber per serving to 3 grams, which is the amount the government requires to label a food a good source of fiber for kids.

Kellogg Agrees To Tone Down "Frosted Mini-Wheats Are Brain Food" Nonsense

Kellogg Agrees To Tone Down "Frosted Mini-Wheats Are Brain Food" Nonsense

What? It turns out that giving your kid a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats will not guarantee a nearly 20% uptick in classroom attentiveness, despite what Kellogg claims on packaging and TV? I probably should have figured that out on my own, but I rarely eat Frosted Mini-Wheats for breakfast, so I am quite likely retarded. Luckily for all of us, the cereal company just reached an agreement with the FTC to stop misleading consumers with its faux-scientific claims.

Free Grand Slammwiches At Denny's April 8th

Free Grand Slammwiches At Denny's April 8th

If you bring a friend with you to Denny’s April 8 between 6am and 2pm and order a Grand Slam, your friend will get a free Grand Slamwich. Not quite the same as their totally free breakfast promo after the Superbowl, but there’s still free food involved. Besides, going to Denny’s by yourself is a little depressing.

Starbucks Breakfast Value Meals Begin Today

Starbucks Breakfast Value Meals Begin Today

Yes, today is the day. Starbucks will begin servings its new line of “breakfast pairings” (don’t call them value meals!). For $3.95 you shall receive coffee and an egg sandwich, oatmeal or coffee cake. It’s all part of Starbucks’ latest effort to rid themselves of the perception that they are overpriced — which is probably going to be kinda difficult.

http://consumerist.com/2009/02/13/it-looks-like-ikea-is/

It looks like Ikea is stepping up where Denny’s failed; breakfast will be served for free in many Ikea locations starting today, before 10:30. It expires on the 16th, so grab as much of the free Swedish grub as you can! [MainStreet]

Denny's Still Mad Busy After Free Breakfast Promo Ends

Denny's Still Mad Busy After Free Breakfast Promo Ends

I went into a Denny’s Sunday and was shocked to see every single seat taken up by customers, from the booths to the counter to this annex room with tables. “Ever since they ran that free Grand Slam thing it’s been like this,” said hostess Krysal. “They’re bringing the business back.” Even after the free day was over last Tueday?