Nestle Zaps Lil' Drums With Rare Grocery Growth Ray

Nestle Zaps Lil' Drums With Rare Grocery Growth Ray

We are humbled and delighted to report that our previous report that Nestle’s Lil’ Drums frozen dairy-like dessert products has shrunk from ten cones per package to twelve was inaccurate. Nestle reached out to Consumerist and shared the amazing news that our tipster spotted the packages in the wrong order: the number of Lil’ Drums in a package is actually increasing, from ten to twelve. [More]

Lil' Drums Ice Cream Cone Packages Now Even More Lil'

Lil' Drums Ice Cream Cone Packages Now Even More Lil'

Fans of Nestle’s perfectly dessert-sized mini Drumsticks will be disappointed this summer. While the individual cones have stayed the same size, there are now only ten to a box instead of the former twelve. Update: Nestle let us know that the change is actually the other way around: the package is becoming less lil’, not more. [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]

Great, Now Even Flour Can Carry E. Coli

Great, Now Even Flour Can Carry E. Coli

Remember that frozen cookie dough that was making everyone sick? Well, apparently the e. coli might have been in the flour. Yes, the flour. [More]

Nestlé Agrees To Stop Promising Boost Kiddie Drink Is Anti-Diarrheal, Pro-Studying

Nestlé Agrees To Stop Promising Boost Kiddie Drink Is Anti-Diarrheal, Pro-Studying

Nestlé is the latest company to slap some nutrients (or in this case probiotics) in a product, call it “functional food,” and market it to shoppers as a healthy and smart product. Last week, the FTC got the company to agree to stop claiming that its chocolate Boost Kid Essentials–which comes with a straw lined with probiotic bacteria (mmm delicious!)–will do things like protect them from diarrhea and improve school attendance rates. The FTC says the claims aren’t substantiated with adequate scientific research. [More]

Iran Bans Coca-Cola, IBM And Other U.S. Brands

Iran Bans Coca-Cola, IBM And Other U.S. Brands

While U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are waiting to hear if they’ll get their American fast food faves back, people in Iran who are fans of U.S.-based brands like Coke and IBM are going to have to turn to the black market because the country’s government just isn’t having them anymore. [More]

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.