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November 27, 2013

Remember that time we recommended you stock up on Sriracha?

  • Last Month The town of Irwindale, CA asked a judge to force Huy Fong Foods to cease operations at a local Sriracha facility where the company processes millions of chiles each fall. Residents say preparation of the peppers led to regular emission of fumes which are now being blamed for headaches, sore throats and more.
  • Tuesday Judge Robert H. O’Brien ordered the company to halt any operations that could be producing the odor, despite acknowledging a “lack of credible evidence” proving the facility is at fault, but will not force Huy Fong Foods to completely shutter the plant. The company has yet to respond to the ruling, but many assume prices will soon increase based on previous comments from Huy Fong Foods founder David Tran. source
16:16 // 7 months ago
October 29, 2013
Are you a fan of Sriracha? If so, we’d suggest picking up a few extra bottles soon. The town of Irwindale, CA has filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, demanding the company halt operations at its local factory after many residents began complaining of burning eyes, lungs and occasional headaches. The company plans to fight the lawsuit, but founder David Tran says consumers can expect Sriracha prices to increase “a lot” if Irwindale forces the plant to close. According to Tran, Huy Fong Foods is currently producing 200,000 bottles of Sriracha per day, all of which are pre-sold, but the company is still struggling to meet demand as is. A judge is expected to issue a ruling on the matter this Thursday. (Photo via ilovememphis) source

Are you a fan of Sriracha? If so, we’d suggest picking up a few extra bottles soon. The town of Irwindale, CA has filed a lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods, demanding the company halt operations at its local factory after many residents began complaining of burning eyes, lungs and occasional headaches. The company plans to fight the lawsuit, but founder David Tran says consumers can expect Sriracha prices to increase “a lot” if Irwindale forces the plant to close. According to Tran, Huy Fong Foods is currently producing 200,000 bottles of Sriracha per day, all of which are pre-sold, but the company is still struggling to meet demand as is. A judge is expected to issue a ruling on the matter this Thursday. (Photo via ilovememphis) source

17:58 // 8 months ago
October 17, 2013
15:15 // 9 months ago
October 1, 2013

New U.N. report reveals startling world hunger numbers

  • 1 in 8 the number of people around the world believed to be currently going hungry, according to estimates from a new United Nations report, published on Tuesday.
  • 842 million are currently believed to suffer from chronic hunger. While that’s down from a similar report in the early ’90s, 17 percent to 12 percent, the United Nations now believes that many countries will fail to meet their goal to cut hunger in half by 2015. source
16:15 // 9 months ago
September 24, 2013
Burger King is offering new, low-fat french fries in locations across the country, in a move that the chain hopes will increase Burger King’s appeal with healthy eaters. The new Satisfries (did you groan too?) apparently contain 40% less fat than McDonald’s fries, but they still have 190 calories per “value-sized” order. Of course, not everyone seems to be treating the new Satisfries as a healthy snack. Anybody think these will actually catch on? source

Burger King is offering new, low-fat french fries in locations across the country, in a move that the chain hopes will increase Burger King’s appeal with healthy eaters. The new Satisfries (did you groan too?) apparently contain 40% less fat than McDonald’s fries, but they still have 190 calories per “value-sized” order. Of course, not everyone seems to be treating the new Satisfries as a healthy snack. Anybody think these will actually catch on? source

14:43 // 10 months ago
September 15, 2013
This isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it’s going to be incredibly hard. I haven’t even felt the first pangs of hunger, and I’m already gaining a whole new perspective into challenges that so many people in this country face in dealing with food insecurity – from the embarrassment of having to leave items at the register to the diligence and ongoing calculation required to constantly prioritize and rank every purchase and potential purchase, big and small.
CEO of Panera Bread Ron Shaich starts his seven day challenge of living off of U.S. food stamps. 
14:30 // 10 months ago
September 7, 2013

There’s arsenic in brown rice, but don’t freak out, guys.

  • 160ppm the level of arsenic in brown rice (in parts per million), according to a recent test by the Food and Drug Administration. While that level is far higher than is the maximum alotted for water (10 parts per million), but we drink way more water than we eat rice, so it’s still not dangerous, the FDA says. The agency recommends that we simply diversify the grains we eat—no big deal. source
11:36 // 10 months ago
August 10, 2013
10:59 // 11 months ago
August 6, 2013
The New Breakfast Taco: The Los Angeles Times reports Taco Bell will soon be increasing the number of stores offering the waffle taco that the company launched in southern California earlier this year. Taco Bell’s new waffle taco has apparently become the top-selling breakfast item at all five locations where it’s currently offered, and will soon be offered at an additional 100 stores in Fresno, Omaha and Chattanooga. Personally, we’ll be sticking to Popeye’s for our fast-food waffle fix. Chicken and waffles on-the-go? Yes, please. source

The New Breakfast Taco: The Los Angeles Times reports Taco Bell will soon be increasing the number of stores offering the waffle taco that the company launched in southern California earlier this year. Taco Bell’s new waffle taco has apparently become the top-selling breakfast item at all five locations where it’s currently offered, and will soon be offered at an additional 100 stores in Fresno, Omaha and Chattanooga. Personally, we’ll be sticking to Popeye’s for our fast-food waffle fix. Chicken and waffles on-the-go? Yes, please. source

17:45 // 11 months ago
July 19, 2013
Hot Pockets, which just turned 30, is trying to appeal to you, hipster. 

Hot Pockets, which just turned 30, is trying to appeal to you, hipster. 

9:37 // 1 year ago