Lunchables Remove The “Lunch” Part, Get Right To Dessert

Lunchables Remove The “Lunch” Part, Get Right To Dessert

Sure, Oscar Mayer’s P3 Protein Packs are nothing but healthy-ish Lunchables for adults, and that’s fine. Still, have you ever looked at the kids’ version of Lunchables and said to yourself, “I wish that this had less meat and cheese and more sugar?” If so, you’re the target customer for desserts from Lunchables Lunch Combinations. [More]

Dunkin’ Donuts, Where A 640-Calorie Sandwich Is Considered A Snack

Dunkin’ Donuts, Where A 640-Calorie Sandwich Is Considered A Snack

When you hear the words fried chicken sandwich, you probably think of lunch or dinner, right? Well, if you’re at Dunkin’ Donuts you might want to rethink your classification, because that’s just considered a snack – all 640 calories of it. [More]

5 Foods To Stash In Your Desk For Lunch Emergencies

5 Foods To Stash In Your Desk For Lunch Emergencies

If you work outside of the home, one of the best ways to save money is to bring your lunch instead of having fast food or cafeteria fare. Depending on what’s available in the neighborhood where you work, it might be a healthier option, too. Even days when you forget to pack your lunch or are out of leftovers don’t necessarily mean that you have to go out in search of sandwiches. Just plan ahead. [More]

Hide Lunch From Office Thieves In Healthy Meal Boxes

Hide Lunch From Office Thieves In Healthy Meal Boxes

Here’s a potentially even better idea for protecting your lunch from thieves in the office than the fake moldy ziploc bags. Commenter Snaptastic suggests that you stash it inside a box of “healthy,” i.e. “gross,” food like a Weight Watchers, or, as commenter Murph1908 recommended, a Hot Pockets. [More]

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags Make Thieves Think Your Sandwich Is Moldy

Anti-Theft Lunch Bags Make Thieves Think Your Sandwich Is Moldy

You’ve gone to the trouble of being frugal and making your brown bag sandwich at home, then you open the fridge to discover some scoundrel has snatched it. Now thieves will pass over your food if you put it inside an Anti-Theft Lunch Bag, a ziplock bag with green splotches printed on the side. The bandits will think you sandwich is moldy and move on to the next prey. The website says they’re out of stock, but they don’t look too hard to make at home. [More]

Ruby Tuesday Will Pay You Fifty Cents To Eat This Sandwich

Ruby Tuesday Will Pay You Fifty Cents To Eat This Sandwich

The economics of the restaurant business are strange and confusing. But Dave writes that he couldn’t help but find this deal at Ruby Tuesday amusing. You can have a nice salad bar lunch for $7.99…or some mini sandwiches or burgers and fries along with salad bar access for $7.99. After 3 p.m., the price for the salad bar goes up fifty cents…but the price of the sandwiches does not. [More]

Coffee Shop Bans Lunchtime Laptop Users

Coffee Shop Bans Lunchtime Laptop Users

Patrons working on laptops are a fixture of coffee shops, and with electric outlets and free wi-fi, shops aren’t exactly discouraging students and, uh, professional bloggers from hanging out there. Until now.

Paying With Pennies Lands Middle Schoolers In Detention

Paying With Pennies Lands Middle Schoolers In Detention

29 Readington Middle School students earned two days detention after paying for their lunch with pennies. School administrators took the penny treatment a sign of disrespect towards cafeteria workers, who eventually collected 5,800 pennies.

“At first it started out as a joke, then everyone else started saying we’re protesting against like how short our lunch is,” student Alyssa Concannon said.

Save $988 A Year By Packing Your Lunch

Lifehacker points us to Clever Dude, where example menus have been given (by a registered dietitian) and numbers have been crunched. The result? Pack your lunch, save $988 a year. The bad news? Includes peanut butter sandwiches twice a week, and we personally hate peanut butter with a passion. In fact, we don’t really care for cold sandwiches at all. That being said, if you do like sandwiches, this can be an excellent way for you to save a little money and avoid the dreaded pit of fast food…or the Whole Foods hot bar. It calls to you…resist.—MEGHANN MARCO

Small Choices Make Fast Food Healthier

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Safe Banana

Safe Banana

Have you ever taken your bannana to work, only to open your lunch sack and find the fruit bruised and squidgy?

UPDATE: Oh Bun Pain!

UPDATE: Oh Bun Pain!

Remember that crumbling, soggy, disgusting Au Bon Pain letter we made you eat last month?

Oh Bun Pain!

To: feedback@aubonpain.com