Posts tagged "junk food"

Domino’s Breaded Chicken Crust Pizza & 13 Other Crazy And Sort Of Disgusting Fast Food Innovations

I don’t eat a ton of fast food, but I do pay close attention to the fast food industry’s attempts to one-up each other with crazier, weirder and, if you ask me, more disgusting food innovations and hybrids. Take, for example, Domino’s new pizza with a breaded chicken crust. Excuse me, “speciality chicken” crust, whatever that means.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2014

Not Surprisingly, Oreos Are Actually As Addictive As Cocaine

I guess this really shouldn’t be surprising, but according to a study at Connecticut College, Oreos are as addictive as cocaine. I guess now I sort of have an excuse for the occasional night spent going through an entire box of them in front of Netflix on my couch.

Jamie Honohan, a neuroscience senior…

By: Claire Hannum / October 16, 2013

A Pepsi-Flavored Cheeto Exists, Whether We Like It Or Not

The Snackopalypse is upon us, and it is going to coated with bright orange Cheeto dust. The firm behind the crunchy, cheesy snack, with its perfect mouth-feel, has developed a new varietal: Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. Now, you’re probably thinking, But Pepsi is the thing I drink when I’m at a weird diner that doesn’t serve Coke. And you’d…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 18, 2013

Carl’s Jr Marries Pop Tarts & Ice Cream, Deliciously

Carl’s Jr., you have previously repulsed me with your overly sexualized advertisements, featuring buxom young things deep-throating burgers and fries. But then you came out with this delectable treat: a PopTart ice cream sandwich, and I was like, “Fuck my feminist morals, there’s delicious ice cream treats on the horizon — and only $1.49 each!”…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 24, 2013

Dreams Really Do Come True: A Chocolate Eclair Hotdog

It appears that the good people at Maple Lodge Farms have come up with an incredible new offering. It’s a hot dog chocolate eclair — at once delicious and revolting. We’d love to eat it, if we weren’t also completely terrified by it. [Neatorama]…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2012

Carl’s Jr.’s Ice Cream Brrrger & 11 Other Freaky Fast Foods

Carl’s Jr is currently testing a new product called the “Ice Cream Brrrger,” which is, well, exactly what it sounds like: a burger made of ice cream. We’re a little creeped out by the beefy texture of the ice cream and the dripping frosting condiments, but in the grand scheme of freaky fast foods, thi…

By: The Frisky / May 26, 2012

11 Crazy And Sort Of Disgusting Fast Foods

Yesterday, Pizza Hut announced their new pizza innovation: pizza with hot dogs in the crust. After you’re done devouring your pizza, you’ve still got a hot dog cooked into the crust left to eat. It’s two delicious junk foods in one! We were really excited by the possibility [We were? — Editor], but unfortunately it’…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 10, 2012

Jamie Oliver Proves That Heaven Exists

Okay, okay, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was actually using this glorious table of junk food to prove a point about the dangers of obesity as he kicked off a healthy cooking and nutrition initiative in Melbourne, Australia. I really admire Jamie and his work, but if I’m being completely honest, looking at this picture gave…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 6, 2012

How Many Calories In A Krispy Kreme Cheeseburger?

The sad thing is I actually know people who would eat this: a vendor at the Wisconsin State Fair is serving up a cheeseburger between two halves of a Krispy Kreme donut as a bun. You can get it with chocolate-covered bacon, too! But your coronary artery wants to know: How many calories?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2010

Dealbreaker: The Junk Food Junkie

Food is one of the great joys of life. Or it is for most people. And when I say “most people”, I mean me.

For my ex, food was fuel, nothing more – something to be burped down between video games, beer-drinking sessions and advancing his engineering career. While studying for his degree, hi…

By: Diane Shipley / August 11, 2008

Junk Food Is Bad For Babies

If you’re pregnant, try to eat healthy because eating junk food is bad for your baby. Duh. A study published in The Journal of Physiology found that female rats that were fed a diet of chips, cheese, muffins, and other processed foods throughout pregnancy and lactation had offspring that were overweight at birth and were…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2008

Wedding Weight Loss To The Extreme

We often hear about women trying to lose weight before their wedding, but here’s a story about a man doing so, and it’s not just a few extra pounds. Manuel Uribe, who has dropped 550 lbs. over the last two years, celebrates his 43rd birthday today, and his wish is to be able to walk…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 11, 2008