Wonka To Launch Premium Chocolate With Golden Tickets

Wonka To Launch Premium Chocolate With Golden Tickets

The Willy Wonka name has been used to market candy for almost 40 years, and in all that time the Wonka company has yet to introduce anything as interesting as Fizzy Lifting Drinks or Invisible Chocolate Bars, instead subjecting consumers to Laffy Taffy and not-very-everlasting Gobstoppers. Now the Nestle-owned brand is going upscale, with its new Wonka Exceptionals line, which will launch with a Golden Ticket promotion. Winners will get a trip around the world, but won’t be handed the keys to Wonka’s factory or dominion over the Oompa Loompas. [More]

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?

How Did E. Coli Get Into Nestle's Cookie Dough?

How Did E. Coli Get Into Nestle's Cookie Dough?

USA Today is reporting that the FDA is “stumped” by the presence of E. coli 0157:H7 in Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Dough, which was recalled last week. How does bacteria normally associated with raw ground beef find its way into our buckets of delicious cookie dough? Some speculation, inside.

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Full Of E. Coli, FDA Warns

Nestle Toll House Cookie Dough Full Of E. Coli, FDA Warns

The FDA is advising consumers who have purchased any variety of Nestle Toll House prepackaged, refrigerated cookie dough to throw it away or return it for a refund, due to risk of contamination with E. coli bacteria. At least 25 people have been hospitalized since March.

"There Are Worms In My Goobers!"

"There Are Worms In My Goobers!"

Out of an abundance of caution, Dollar General has ordered its stores to remove Goobers candy from its shelves and is programming its point-of-sale systems to block transactions of this product pending further investigation.”

Great Moments In Commercial History: Nestle White Chocolate

Great Moments In Commercial History: Nestle White Chocolate

Yep, that’s right, we’re bringing back Great Moments in Commercial History, and Reader Paul is kicking things off with this delightfully awful ’80s confection.

Careful: Lean Cuisine May Contain Random Pieces Of Plastic

Careful: Lean Cuisine May Contain Random Pieces Of Plastic

She contacted Nestle, the company that makes Lean Cuisine, and they offered her some coupons for more Lean Cuisine. She’s understandably reluctant and would prefer a refund.

Nestle Quik Flipbook Ad On DC Metro Walls Is Kinda Magical

Nestle Quik Flipbook Ad On DC Metro Walls Is Kinda Magical

As the DC red line train I rode last week shot through a tunnel, a happy brown bunny jumped up and down on the walls, lofting up a bottle of Nestle Quik. It wasn’t a video, it was a series of back-illuminated panels, each one a successive frame in the animated cartoon. It was like running through flipbook in real life. I found a clip of it on YouTube, posted inside, the cartoon starts at 15 seconds in.

Lean Cuisine Recalls Chicken Meals For Containing Plastic Pieces

Lean Cuisine Recalls Chicken Meals For Containing Plastic Pieces

Lean Cuisine is recalling 900,000 pounds of its entrees after “several consumers” reported finding blue plastic in the product. If you have the Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta, the Chicken Mediterranean or the Chicken Tuscan varieties, here are the UPC and production codes of the affected batches.

Why Are People Finding DayQuil Inside Smarties Candy?

Why Are People Finding DayQuil Inside Smarties Candy?

Well, this is a weird one. People in Canada are finding DayQuil capsules inside sealed boxes of Smarties candy. So far, seven small “Halloween sized” boxes of the candy have been found to contain the cold medicine.

Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Plastic

Pepperoni Hot Pockets Recalled For Containing Plastic

The recall is for 54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza with the following printed on the sides of each carton: “8157544614D,” “EST 7721A” and “BEST BEFORE JAN2010.”

VIDEO: Maggots Found Squirming In Box Of Goobers

VIDEO: Maggots Found Squirming In Box Of Goobers

Chomp, chomp, chomp, smoosh! Blogger Savannah Red’s wife was enjoying a freshly opened box of Goobers when she bit into something not sweet or chocolatey, but squishy: a maggot.

Nestle Paying $230 To Suck Millions Of Gallons Of Water From Florida Until 2018

Nestle Paying $230 To Suck Millions Of Gallons Of Water From Florida Until 2018

Despite fierce opposition from the local water management district staff, and concerns that it would deplete an already scarce natural resource from the people who live there, Nestle managed to secure a deal to pump nearly 1.5 million gallons of water a day into their Deer Park bottling plant for the next ten years. Nestle pays no other fees for the water beyond the $230 license—in fact, “Nestle has received two [tax] refunds totaling $196,000 and requested a third tax refund.” To make the matter even more offensive, the plant hasn’t delivered on its commitment to employ 300 workers, and it so far has failed to bring in the estimated $12 million-a-year to the local economy. The St. Petersburg Times has a rich, infuriating history of the Nestle fiasco and how they’ve conned Floridians out of their own water with the help of state politicians.

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/06/the-justice-department-is-investigating/

The Justice Department is investigating price fixing in the chocolate industry. Mars, Nestle, and Cadbury were contacted after a preliminary analysis showed that the 100 Grand bar actually cost far less than advertised. [Slashfood]

Enviga Study In Obesity Bought And Paid For

Enviga Study In Obesity Bought And Paid For

Coke-Nestle paid for their own study on Enviga’s benefits to appear in the February issue of Obesity, as the codicil above, spotted by reader Karl, reveals.

Full Copy Of Coke's "Fat-Burning" Enviga Study

Full Copy Of Coke's "Fat-Burning" Enviga Study

We’ve got a a copy of the study Coke based its controversial fat-burning claims for Enviga, the quaintly titled, “Effect of a Thermogenic Beverage on 24-Hour Energy Metabolism in Humans.” The study, published in the February issue of Obesity, says it,

Enviga's Own Study Undermines Calorie Burning Claims

Enviga's Own Study Undermines Calorie Burning Claims

The study on which the Coke’s “negative calorie” drink Enviga are based was finally published this month in the journal Obesity. The publication’s editors were quick to question the strength of Coke’s deductions.

Coke & Nestle Sued Over Enviga's Bogus Calorie Burning Claims

Coke & Nestle Sued Over Enviga's Bogus Calorie Burning Claims

Eviga, the so-called “calorie burning soda” has landed Coke and Nestle in some hot water, as the The Center for Science In The Public Interest has filed suit against both for false advertising claims — the same we mocked back in October.