Somebody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee As The Company Announces Name Change To Hillshire Brands

Somebody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee As The Company Announces Name Change To Hillshire Brands

Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee, except for the company itself, as it will no longer be doing business under that name. Sara Lee Corp. announced a change in monikers to Hillshire Brands Co. today at an investors meeting in New York. [More]

Ball Park & Oscar Mayer Square Off In Court Over Who Has
The Best Wiener

Ball Park & Oscar Mayer Square Off In Court Over Who Has The Best Wiener

“Let the wiener wars begin.” That’s what a judge in a legal battle between the nation’s two biggest hot dog brands declared earlier today, as the makers of Oscar Mayer and Ball Park franks each accused the other of misleading and deceptive advertising practices. [More]

I Don't Not Understand Sara Lee's Curiously Double Negative Slogan

I Don't Not Understand Sara Lee's Curiously Double Negative Slogan

The cameraphone of reader Thomas points us to a classic American slogan that has been bedeviling consumers for decades, “Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” It is shortened on this truck to “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee.” Huh? Isn’t that a double negative? Yes, and it was planned this way. [More]

Sausage King Jimmy Dean Dead At 81

Sausage King Jimmy Dean Dead At 81

This is truly sad news for those of us whose best memories of weekend mornings is waking up to the smell of Jimmy Dean sausages wafting up from the kitchen. The man behind the delicious dishes has passed away at the age of 81. [More]

Hot Dog War: Ball Park Franks Sues Oscar Mayer Over Taste Test Claims

Hot Dog War: Ball Park Franks Sues Oscar Mayer Over Taste Test Claims

Sara Lee, maker of Ball Park Franks, has sued Kraft, manufacturer of Oscar Mayer hot dogs over advertising that claimed that the Oscar Mayer Jumbo Beef Franks beat Ball Park and ConAgra Foods’ Hebrew National hot dogs in a national taste test. Turns out, it wasn’t that simple.

Mini-CornDog Box Picture Vs Reality

Mini-CornDog Box Picture Vs Reality

Reader Chris was excited about his recent purchase of 60 Mini-CornDogs — until he opened the package. Inside he found.. weird spherical hotdog bits.

Get Ready For More Supermarket Price Hikes

Get Ready For More Supermarket Price Hikes

The notorious Grocery Shrink Ray was supposed to help prevent this, or so we were told by apologists for it, but Datamonitor is reporting that Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, ConAgra, Sara Lee, and Tyson “are all expected to announce a hike in the prices of their products” in the near future. Here are some of the hikes you can expect, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Settlement: Sara Lee Agrees To Change Misleading "Whole Grain" Packaging

Settlement: Sara Lee Agrees To Change Misleading "Whole Grain" Packaging

Back in December the Center for Science in the Public Interest became annoyed with Sara Lee for allegedly misleading consumers about the amount of “whole grain” in their breads. The organization announced its intention to sue Sara Lee over its “Soft & Smooth Made with Whole Grain White Bread,” which claims to combine “all the taste and texture of white bread with the goodness of whole grain,” when actually “there is more water in this product than whole grain,” according to the CSPI.

Sara Lee "Soft & Smooth Made with Whole Grain White Bread" Has More Water Than Whole Grain

Sara Lee "Soft & Smooth Made with Whole Grain White Bread" Has More Water Than Whole Grain

The CPSI has announced its intention to sue Sara Lee over its “Soft & Smooth Made with Whole Grain White Bread,” which claims to combine “all the taste and texture of white bread with the goodness of whole grain,” when actually “there is more water in this product than whole grain,” according to the CSPI.

Sara Lee Bread Recalled, Full Of Small Pieces Of Metal

Sara Lee Bread Recalled, Full Of Small Pieces Of Metal

Several loaves of bread manufactured by Sara Lee are being recalled because they are potentially full of small pieces of metal.

Would You Like To See The Coffee List, Sir?

Would You Like To See The Coffee List, Sir?

Coca-Cola and Sara Lee are developing tools to pair beverages with food in the hopes that soda, beer, and coffee may be the new wine.

The tool helps sales people figure out for restaurateurs that cheesecake, with its high fat content, calls for a dark roast, heavy bodied coffee with a high acidity level, she said. A fudge brownie, however, calls for a lower acidity level. And pound cake goes down better with a light roast coffee with high acidity.

Sara Lee’s pairing tool was unveiled two weeks ago, and Coca-Cola expects to implement a similar program next year. Ron DeSantis of the Culinary Institute of America thinks such tools will become prevalent as “U.S. palates become more sophisticated.” We never realized ordering water at a restaurant was the mark of an unsophisticated boor. Pairing tools will undoubtedly present restauranteurs with an opportunity to upsell certain beverages. Would you trust their recommendations? Tell us in the comments. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER