Starbucks Listens To Customers, Brings Back Some Less-Fancy Baked Goods

Starbucks Listens To Customers, Brings Back Some Less-Fancy Baked Goods

Have the pastry offerings at your local Starbucks gotten too fancy-pantsy for you in recent years? Do you miss having a slice of lemon cake with your coffee? Apparently you’re not alone, as the coffee colossus has heeded the call of complaining customers and decided to bring back foods that had been deemed not sexy enough by the chain. [More]

2nd Man Dies From Eating Salmonella Contaminated Pastries

2nd Man Dies From Eating Salmonella Contaminated Pastries

A second man has died after eating pastries from the DeFusco’s bakery in Rhode Island, the result of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 66 and hospitalized 23, reports The Providence Journal. [More]

Reminder: Buy A Starbucks Coffee, Get Free Pastry This Morning

Reminder: Buy A Starbucks Coffee, Get Free Pastry This Morning

Yes, we wrote about this yesterday, but we figured it deserved posting a reminder this morning. Today is Free Pastry Day at Starbucks. It’s a slightly misleading moniker because you don’t just walk in and get a free sweet thing. You have to buy a beverage to get one. But still, it’s basically free because why would anyone ever walk into Starbucks and not buy a beverage? [More]

Reverend Run's Daughters Keep Stealing This Guy's Ideas

Reverend Run's Daughters Keep Stealing This Guy's Ideas

Angela and Vanessa Simmons, daughters of Reverend Run of Run-D.M.C., are following the Hot Topic business model of ripping off the designs of other people. In this case, their fashion line Pastry keeps putting out t-shirt designs that are uncomfortably similar to the tees that Johnny Cupcakes puts out first. Last Spring, he had his lawyer contact them about trademark infringement, but he says that hasn’t stopped them from using his line as a free design resource. Classy!

Croissants: The Ultimate Anti-Muslim Pastry

Croissants: The Ultimate Anti-Muslim Pastry

Breakfast time! Our favorite sassy food lasses over at Accidental Hedonist have offered up a brief history of that most anti-Islamic of pastries, the croissant.

Japan’s Hamburger Solution to Gay Pastries

Japan’s Hamburger Solution to Gay Pastries

The trunk humpers over at Treehugger have the scoop on Japan’s pastry-phobia and one intrepid patisserie’s response to it. Apparently, Japanese men feel that their manhood is called into question when publically eating flouncy, sugary cakes. The solution? Make the pastries look like fast food, including hamburgers and french fries.