Yes, You Can Actually Bake Cookies In A Hot Car

Yes, You Can Actually Bake Cookies In A Hot Car

During an oppressive heat wave, my cooking ranges from iced tea pops to cold pasta salads. But the fine folks at ThinkGeek and the Cedar Rapids Gazette are not me, and they combined heat and deliciousness in the pursuit of culinary science. They decided to find out whether you really can bake cookies by leaving them on the dashboard of a car. Verdict: Yes. And they are delicious. [More]

Triple Double Oreo Hits Shelves, Crushes Them

Triple Double Oreo Hits Shelves, Crushes Them

The new Triple Double Oreo is now on the market, bringing one layer of vanilla and one layer of chocolate creme sandwiched between three cookie layers straight to your face. [More]

How The Biggest Sites Are Stalking You And Reselling Your Info

How The Biggest Sites Are Stalking You And Reselling Your Info

Most websites you visit are monitoring your behavior, even after you leave. They install little files like cookies, beacons, and flash cookies to see where you go, what you buy, even what text you’re typing. WSJ analyzed the tracking behavior of the top 50 websites online to see how each of them is watching your every step, and then reselling the info to the highest bidder. For instance, did you know that Dictionary.com gives its users up to 159 cookies, 23 flash cookies and 41 beacons for third parties? [More]

The Secret History Of The Oreo Emboss

The Secret History Of The Oreo Emboss

Have you ever looked at an Oreo? I mean, really, looked at an Oreo? Have you examined the raised curves and triangles on the cookie’s face and wondered why they’re there and why there are those holes in it? Turns out they serve purposes in both utility and design, and some of those design elements might even be traceable back to the Knights Templar during the Crusades! That’s right, the next DaVinci Code installment is going to start in a biscuit factory… [More]

There's A New Kind Of Oreo, And It's Coming For Your Face

There's A New Kind Of Oreo, And It's Coming For Your Face

Hear that? That was another one of the seven seals breaking. Nabisco is set to unleash a brand new kind of Oreo this summer, the “Triple Double Oreo.” [More]

Girl Scouts Open Pop-Up Shops In NYC

Girl Scouts Open Pop-Up Shops In NYC

The Girl Scout are going through a modernization revamp, and it tastes delicious. Besides testing out accepting credit cards via smartphone, they have also opened up several “pop-up” shops in each of the five New York boroughs. That’s right, a physical location that you can drive to to purchase Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas that has regular business hours. And unlike the front of a grocery store, they’re inside a building. Here’s a list of their cookie depots, which will be open until May 5. If one of these was opened in your town, would you frequent it? [More]

If You're Going To Send Her A Bunch Of Expensive Cookies,
Make Sure She Likes Cookies First

If You're Going To Send Her A Bunch Of Expensive Cookies, Make Sure She Likes Cookies First

And now, a more cynical selection from the mailbag of Valentine’s Day Consumerist love stories. Gus plunked down a load of dough to buy up some fancy cookie dough products to try to impress a long-distance unrequited love, but reality failed to rise to meet his hopes. [More]

DiGiorno’s Pizza And Cookies Combo Is Watershed Moment In American Obesity

DiGiorno’s Pizza And Cookies Combo Is Watershed Moment In American Obesity

DiGiorno is rolling out a new combo box that includes both frozen pizza and a batch of Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough. While you heat up your pizza, why not also make a side of cookies? The only thing this is missing is a side of lard dipping sauce. Yes, you would dip both products in it. [More]

Google And Mozilla Announce New "Do Not Track Me" Features

Google And Mozilla Announce New "Do Not Track Me" Features

Google and Mozilla have posted that they’re adding new features to their browsers that will let users opt out of being tracked by third-party advertisers. The move comes a few weeks after the FTC issued a report recommending browser software developers to implement such a mechanism. [More]

Ok, Someone Should Have Thought This VeggieTales Cookie Cutter Through

Ok, Someone Should Have Thought This VeggieTales Cookie Cutter Through

Reader Aaron was in his local Christian bookstore when he found something, um, interesting. It’s a VeggieTales cookie cutter, right? Let’s all stop for a moment and think about this.

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Grocery Shrink Ray Strikes Chocolate Chips, Leaves Recipe Unscathed

Reader Mike discovered that Private Selection brand chocolate chips were a recent victim of the Grocery Shrink Ray. However, the company forgot to remove a key piece of evidence after the fact. That, or they’re just trying to sell more bags.

Electronics Store Implements Tastiest Return Policy Ever

Electronics Store Implements Tastiest Return Policy Ever

Our former sibling site Gizmodo recently posted the return policy section of a receipt from Mikey’s Hook Up in Brooklyn. Whimsical in-joke or cruel anti-consumer policy? You be the judge.

How, Exactly, Did E. coli Get In Nestle's Cookie Dough?

How, Exactly, Did E. coli Get In Nestle's Cookie Dough?

The recent discovery of E. coli O157 bacteria in NestlÈ refrigerated cookie dough and subsequent recall of 30,000 tubs of said dough raises an urgent scientific question: Uh, how did that much cow poop end up in cookie dough?

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/04/if-you-mourned-the-closing/

If you mourned the closing of Mother’s Cookies last October, new owner Kellogg has announced that the cookies are back on store shelves starting today.

Probably At 4 Cookies The Real Savings Kicks In

Probably At 4 Cookies The Real Savings Kicks In

Edward found this sign at a Subway shop in NYC. We appreciate that they’re doing the addition for us.

How To Opt Out Of Google's New Targeted Ads

How To Opt Out Of Google's New Targeted Ads

Last week, Google introduced its new “interest based” ads, which is based on tracking your browsing activity and targeting ads based on that behavior. Fortunately, there are several ways to opt out.

Evil, Evil Person Steals $800 From Cookie-Selling Girl Scouts

Evil, Evil Person Steals $800 From Cookie-Selling Girl Scouts

The news just keeps getting worse for the Girl Scouts. First some jerk started paying for cookies with fake money — now some guy in a ski mask robbed some Girl Scouts who were selling cookies outside of a grocery store in Alaska.

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Down, And Some Jerk Is Paying With Fake Money

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Are Down, And Some Jerk Is Paying With Fake Money

Delicious though they may be, Girl Scout Cookies are not recession-proof. Sales are down by as much as half according to one troop leader.