United Flight Delayed In Belfast Because Of Crackers, Could Cost Airline $550,000

United Flight Delayed In Belfast Because Of Crackers, Could Cost Airline $550,000

It’s amazing what a craving for a salty snack can do to people, like say, even divert an airplane. Or at least that’s the reason being given for a situation over the weekend in which nearly 300 United Airlines passengers crew members were stuck at a Belfast airport for nearly 24 hours. [More]

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Companies Can Charge Customers A Bunch Of Money For Snack Bars Because They Know We’ll Buy’em

There are some things we won’t blink an eye at paying a premium for because, well, that’s just what we do when we want something. Like steak — meat lovers are willing to hand over a hefty chunk of change because part of that high price implies high quality. Such is the case for snack bars, which are enjoying increased popularity right now and commanding high prices. [More]

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Nestlé USA Cutting Artificial Flavors, Reducing Salt In Some Frozen Pizza Products

Following Nestlé USA’s announcement that it would be pulling artificial flavors from all its chocolate products earlier this year, the company now says it’s removing artificial flavors and reducing salt by 10% in many of its frozen pizza and snack products by the end of 205. [More]

3D, Smell-O-Vision & Indoor Weather: Rating The Best & Worst Movie Theater Innovations

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Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us. The months of kicking back in the full-blast air conditioning and watching digitally-created stuff blow up will begin in just a couple of weeks, and at this point, it’s an annual ritual. [More]

Some Freebies And Discounts To Help You Get Through Tax Day

Some Freebies And Discounts To Help You Get Through Tax Day

Depending on your tax situation, the approach of Tax Day is either a paperwork-filled nightmare or a day to kick back and enjoy having filed and received your refund back in January. It doesn’t matter when you filed for the growing number of Tax Day discounts and freebies at stores and restaurants, though: here are a few that might keep you fed and relaxed today. [More]

Makers Of SmartCandy Warned About Possibly Misleading Nutrition Claims

Makers Of SmartCandy Warned About Possibly Misleading Nutrition Claims

The Attorney General’s office for the state of New York is cautioning the company behind “vitamin infused snack” SmartCandy that its advertising may run afoul of state and federal regulations, according to a letter obtained by Consumerist. [More]

Man Buys Bag Of Potato Chips, Finds Whole Potato Inside

Man Buys Bag Of Potato Chips, Finds Whole Potato Inside

While kits that encourage a do-it-yourself spirit are great, that isn’t what people expect when they buy a bag of potato chips. That’s why a man in England was surprised when he opened up his snack and discovered a ‘tater in its unprocessed form. Delicious? Sure. A convenient snack? Not so much. [More]

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Michigan Lawmakers Want To Bring Back School Bake Sales

In an attempt to bring back that event many remember as a particularly sugary, joyous time at school, Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would lift the current ban on bake sales, saying school groups are in need of such fundraisers to keep going. [More]

New Products: Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Bars, Taco Bell Sauce Packet Chips

New Products: Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Bars, Taco Bell Sauce Packet Chips

This week, we learned about two exciting products from different food outlets. One is being test-marketed, and the other is in grocery and big-box stores across the land. What they have in common is taking a familiar and beloved product and translating it into a different but perfectly logical format. Those products? Girl Scout Thin Mints ice cream bars, and Taco Bell hot sauce tortilla chips. [More]

Maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers Expands Into Allergen-Free Snacks With Purchase Of Enjoy Life Foods

Maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers Expands Into Allergen-Free Snacks With Purchase Of Enjoy Life Foods

Mondelez International, the company behind Oreo, Wheat Thins, Honey Maid and hundreds of other brands is adding more than 40 allergen-free snacks to its long roster of treats with the purchase of “free from” company, Enjoy Life Foods. [More]

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Study Shocks No One By Revealing That We Snack A Lot At Work

Anyone who works somewhere with other people around know that it’s pretty much impossible to avoid snacking on the job, what with all those horrible free cupcakes and the endless parade of homemade baked goods. It is anathema to those trying to eat things that are not laden with sugar and fat. Which is why no one around here is surprised to hear that a study finds workplace snacking is the downfall of dieters. [More]

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Snake Bites Its Sugar-Coated Tail With Caramel Apple Coated With Caramel Apple Oreos

We can’t believe we didn’t see the inevitability of this when Oreo introduced its Target-exclusive Caramel Apple-flavored cookies back in August, but someone has realized the obvious opportunity to combine the cookie and its inspiration into one ugly-ass snack. [More]

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]

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Shocker: Those Fake-Looking Fried Chicken Oreos Are Indeed Fake

Given the sheer number of Oreo varieties that have been dumped on store shelves in the past year — from sherbet to peanut butter cup to fruit punch to lemon and limeade — it’s almost not beyond belief that Nabisco would give fried chicken Oreos a go. Almost, but not quite. [More]

The Mad Genius Behind The Rebirth Of Hydrox, Astro Pops And Maybe Marshall Field’s

The Mad Genius Behind The Rebirth Of Hydrox, Astro Pops And Maybe Marshall Field’s

We’ve all felt the sting of losing a beloved brand when a company goes out of business, stops making your favorite candy or gets sold off bit by bit to the highest bidder. But what if you could resurrect those treasured relics of days gone by and bring them back anew? And how would it even be possible? [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]

Peanut Butter Cup Oreos And Oreo-Filled Chips Ahoy Are Now Real Things

Peanut Butter Cup Oreos And Oreo-Filled Chips Ahoy Are Now Real Things

Readers of this site might think that Consumerist staff eat a lot of junk food and fast food. That’s not true at all: maybe the amount of time that we spend reading about new permutations of food-like substances wears down our interest. For example, there are two new weirdly tempting hybrids of existing snacks available in stores now or very soon: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos and Oreo-filled Chips Ahoy cookies. Why? [More]

Walmart Shells 4 Ounces From A Pound Of Store-Brand Pistachios

Walmart Shells 4 Ounces From A Pound Of Store-Brand Pistachios

Ernest likes to eat pistachios. He’s also a good consumer, checking unit prices and choosing the store brand of his favorite snack. When he picked up a bag at his local Walmart recently, he noticed that something was missing. About four ounces of pistachios, in fact. [More]