Now In Applebee's Salads: Lizards!

Now In Applebee's Salads: Lizards!

Applebee’s served a four-inch dead lizard as part of a salad last week. The McLean County Health Department investigated the surprise garnish and found that while “management confirmed it did happen,” “it’s just one of those extraordinary circumstances,” and that the restaurant was not at fault.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Gives You A Rotten Apple, Then Calls Security

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Gives You A Rotten Apple, Then Calls Security

Reader Nohreen says she bought an apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and it turned out to be rotten inside. When she called the store to complain, they told her it wasn’t rotten, just brown from having been cut awhile ago. Nohreen said she’d bring the apple back to show them that it was actually rotten, but they told her not to waste her gas because there was nothing they could do about it. When she got to the store, rather than help her, she says the employees called security.

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

This Coffee Shop’s Restroom Policy Is Extremely Subtle

We were talking about pay toilets and restroom policies yesterday, which we can only assume is what prompted reader Stephen to share this photo of a sign he noticed at a coffee shop in Denver, CO. Stephen thinks it’s a “real thirst whetter.” We couldn’t agree more. [More]

Searing Sword Of Schmutz Taints Aunt Millie's Bread Loaf

Searing Sword Of Schmutz Taints Aunt Millie's Bread Loaf

UPDATE: Aunt Millie’s Searing Sword Of Schmutz Is Really Just “Food Grade Oil”

Next On The Airline Chopping Block: Lavatory Sinks?

Next On The Airline Chopping Block: Lavatory Sinks?

Disturbing news from Horizon Air: rising costs have apparently forced the airline to replace lavatory sinks with a “lone bottle of hand sanitizer glued to the counter.”

Applebees Hot Fudge Sundae Menu Picture Vs. Reality

Applebees Hot Fudge Sundae Menu Picture Vs. Reality

Reader Jose wants to know what happened to all the hot fudge that was supposed to grace this excuse for an Applebees sundae…

Burger King To Offer Huge Burger Meant To Feed 6 People?

Burger King To Offer Huge Burger Meant To Feed 6 People?

Continuing our occasional coverage of strange foods that US companies offer in other parts of the world (Cucumber Pepsi? Strawberry Cheetos?) meet the “coming soon” Burger King 6-pack.

The Sleep Number Difference Is Mold

The Sleep Number Difference Is Mold

A recent class action claims that Select Comfort Sleep Number beds are nothing more than overactive allergen mills. According to the suit, the bed’s faulty air chambers allow moisture to form under the mattress foam, providing a perfect breeding ground for mold spores.

Hey, Air Travelers: You Are Extremely Disgusting People

Hey, Air Travelers: You Are Extremely Disgusting People

This Pizza Pizza Slice Came With A Free Tube Of Vaseline

This Pizza Pizza Slice Came With A Free Tube Of Vaseline

Torontoist reader Charles claims to have received a used tube of Vaseline with his bagged slice of vegetarian pizza. He wrote:

Yes, this is how the slice came: a used and soiled “Convenience Size” bottle of Vaseline moisturizer, as found in a Pizza Pizza, bagged slice of pizza; purchased in-store at 8:30PM (EST) 23 February 2008, Yonge St near Bloor St (Toronto, Canada).

Why You Should Wash Your Old Navy Pants Before You Wear Them

Why You Should Wash Your Old Navy Pants Before You Wear Them

Attention: This is gross. If you don’t want to read this post, we understand.

Move To Japan So You Can Eat Strawberry Cheetos

Move To Japan So You Can Eat Strawberry Cheetos

Yes, you read that correctly. Strawberry Cheetos. They’re really Cheetos, and they’re really from Frito Lay, but they are only available in Japan.

Used Condoms Recycled Into Hair Bands?

Used Condoms Recycled Into Hair Bands?

Used condoms as hair bands? We’re all for recycling and everything, but this story pushes boundaries of good taste… and public health.

Drug Company Raided For Manufacturing Drugs In "Grossly Unsanitary" Secret Rooms

Drug Company Raided For Manufacturing Drugs In "Grossly Unsanitary" Secret Rooms

We hope you have not been using any drugs or vitamins from General Therapeutics Corp., because they’ve been busted for manufacturing the drugs in “grossly unsanitary” conditions, says the FDA.

Scabies Outbreak Shuts Down The Children's Place

Scabies Outbreak Shuts Down The Children's Place

A Children’s Place store was shut down and fumigated after an outbreak of scabies amongst its employees. Ew!

http://consumerist.com/2007/09/30/jones-soda-launches-dirt-sweat/

Jones Soda launches dirt, sweat tasting Seattle Seahawks themed sodas. No thanks. [BusinessWeek]

Cereal Straws? What? Are They Kidding?

Cereal Straws? What? Are They Kidding?

We thought Kellogg was going to stop marketing unhealthy crap to kids? Oh well, the big bright picture of Toucan Sam on the front of Kellogg’s new “Cereal Straws” must mean that they are super healthy! Wow!

Snakehead Found In Can Of Green Beans

Snakehead Found In Can Of Green Beans

It is a symptom of our curious existence that while processed vegetables and fruits give us the constant convenience of food that has been cleaned and prepared, the truth remains that mechanization and automation of the processing is imperfect, and the price we pay for never having to pull a bean from a garden is that, occasionally, there will be a decapitated snakehead on our dinnerplate.