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 at the college, created the study to research the effects of high-fat and high-sugar foods in neighborhoods with low socioeconomic statuses. In the study, hungry rats were put through a maze in with an Oreo on one side and a rice cake on the other side. Rats preferred the Oreo (shocking, I know), and even tended to eat the cream filling first like (most, I would presume) humans do. Keep reading »
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 be right. But it is also the beverage that was smart enough to partner with Cheetos on their new soda-flavored snack. Keep reading »
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!” Also, why has it taken so long for someone to come up with this combo? Snack-o-vators, have you been sleeping on the job?
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]
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, this ice cream/burger blend is actually pretty innocuous. Click through to check out 11 other fast food creations that are way more disturbing (hot dog pizza, anyone?!)…
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’s only available in the UK so far. Isn’t America the capital of obesity and snack innovation? What’s happening, guys? Are we slipping? In any case, we found a slew of other fast food menu items that will shock, amaze and tantalize your taste buds — if you happen to like sandwiches with sandwiches in them, and bacon-flavored everything as much as we do.
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 me a serious pizza craving.
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? Keep reading »
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, his dinner would routinely consist of half a loaf of bread, two packets of cookies and a large bottle of Coke. Seriously.
That’s okay when you’re a bachelor (as long as your cholesterol can take it) but can you imagine how difficult it is to keep a relationship going when your interests in food are so unbalanced? We’d go to grab dinner and a movie, but be finished with our drive-thru so soon we had hours to kill before the opening credits rolled. And it’s hard to get really romantic over a meal without wine… or a table.
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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 born with a taste for junk food, kind of like babies whose moms used crack while they were in the womb. Female offspring were particularly affected by the mother’s diet. And don’t think this just applies to rodents: “Humans share a number of fundamental biological systems with rats, so there is good reason to assume the effects we see in rats may be repeated in humans,” said Neil Strickland, a professor at the Royal Veterinary College in London. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »