And mind you, that's all we're doing today because July 31 is "Jump for Jelly Beans Day" and not "National Jelly Bean Day." That was way back on April 22. To jump for jelly beans is to show one's love for the delightfully whimsical bean-shaped confections. Did you know that jelly beans trace their ... More >>
For those into local and sustainable farming and food production, the FDA is akin to a bullying older sibling always trying to suppress your desire to express your creativity -- actually, it's more like the big brother who sits on your head and farts in your face. Earlier this year, the FDA propose ... More >>
It's official: spring is here -- fortunately, the temperature is still relatively cool. Which means Easter is just around the corner. Whether you believe it was the resurrection of Christ or you don't even care, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the day -- the chief of which is chocol ... More >>
Valentine's Day can be tricky. A) It's expensive. B) It can be difficult to determine what is appropriate. Whether you've been with someone for years and you're on a budget or you've recently started seeing someone and you don't think it's time to let out your full-on romantic side, there's no re ... More >>
Today, NBC ran a story about pig abuse at an Oklahoma farm that supplied animals to Tyson Foods. An undercover video shot by Mercy for Animals in September or October of this year, shows workers "kicking, hitting and throwing pigs and slamming piglets into the ground". The video, a public relations ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's has just announced its newest flavor to much fanfare -- and with a waterskiing squirrel. Scotchy Scotch Scotch is the Vermont-based ice cream company's new flavor. An homage to Anchorman's Ron Burgundy, this is a creamy blend of butterscotch ice cream with ribbons of butterscotch swir ... More >>
When you rummage through your kid's Halloween candy stash this year, take a moment to reflect on the life of one man before biting the head off your colorful squishy bear. Hans Riegel, the marketing genius behind Haribo, the German manufacturer of the adorable edible animals, died last Tuesday, Oct ... More >>
Yes, it's happened. The cronut craze has finally made its way to Palm Beach County. And if you don't know what a cronut is by now, we feel sorry for you. The donut-croissant hybrid that originated in New York is popping up nationwide in one form or another, and we've already told you about the Browa ... More >>
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Free deep-fried onions and free (possibly pink-slime-laced) burgers won't necessarily appeal to every consumer, but it seems there's one national chain promotion with practically universal allure. Ben & Jerry's is celebrating "free cone day" today from noon to 8 p.m. at stores around the coun ... More >>
Ben & Jerry's is getting all indignant about campaign contributions by big businesses. The Vermont-based ice cream maker, known for their pop-culture-referenced products (anyone for a Late Night Snack or some delicious Schweddy Balls?), is asking fans of their treats to sign a petition ... More >>
Gregg Rory Holland via FacebookIt's all about the water..The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company is opening their doors in Hollywood this Wednesday.The company says the secret to their bagels is in their Brooklynized water. In case you're not sure what the heck that means, many people say the r ... More >>
mealsonabudget.blogspot.comIn 2010, we saw a rise in the price of bacon. For 2011 and beyond, it's the whole hog.In the past two months, the price of pork shoulder Crumbaker gets from Grand Western and other national suppliers has risen from a wholesale price of 89 cents to 1.40 a pound: a 40% pr ... More >>
Mamas shouldn't let their babies grow up to be cowboys, this is true. But chocolatiers? That would be sweet. If you have a budding chocolatier in your house, or you imagine you can control your little angel when he/she goes starts bouncing off the walls on a king-size sugar high, then ... More >>
Send your kids on a Willy Wonka-like adventure. Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Davie is giving kids 6 to 15 a chance to try their hand at dipping chocolates.The chocolatiers on staff, Dafne Reich and Adriana Schaked, who we assume have dealt with gooey kids before, will provide a 50-minute progra ... More >>
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Free ice cream cones today at Ben & Jerry'sBen & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream cones today from noon - 8:00 p.m. No printout or coupon is required, you don't have to sign up for anything and you don't have to say a magic password - just walk in to any of their sc ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of Google Images Summer is fast approaching; Heck, some days it feels like it's already here. While it's still snowing in some states, we're already busy thinking of ways to battle the heat. Some people sumberge themselves in the pool until their skin prunes; ... More >>
Flickr/JamieAnne Creamy and Refreshing...and FREE!Many people think that Twitter is just a means to learn too much about overexposed celebrities. Granted, when John Mayer talks about his "little friend" or when P.Ditty shares his love for tantric sex many people question the value of Twit ... More >>
John Paul Kline is a local chef and proprietor of John Paul Custom Cuisine in Delray Beach. He also leads the monthly food and wine events at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. Here, he shares his thoughts about two Florida cheesemakers he recently discovered. It was probably around 10,000 yea ... More >>
Now with less salmonella.Seems like every few months, we're hearing about a salmonella or E. coli scare. Lettuce, tomatoes, eggs, and more are seemingly becoming gateways to pathogens in our food system.Leave it to food science to strike back. Chicago-based producer Chiquita announced Friday that ... More >>
Have a nice weekend, eaters? Time for this week's Where Are We Eating?A few hints: This seafood institution has been around for years. It even has a market attached that sells fresh and prepared seafood to go. (The picture on the right gets expands when you click on it.)Tell us the name of the pl ... More >>
floridacrystalscoupon.comWho doesn't love jaguars? The big cat. The slick car. The NFL team you always forget is in Florida. But in these vicious economic times, you must choose between your love of jaguars and your desire to save money on Florida Crystals sugar.Above, a freeze frame of the sugar ... More >>
Gaia.beCall me late to the party, but I just stopped in to Chef Chris Consentino's site, Offal Good, to read up on what I've missed lately in the world of innards. Back in March, Consentino responded to a letter and phone call from one particularly infuriated "customer" questioning whether the celeb ... More >>
Champagne and chocolates constitute the dynamic duo of no-brainers for Valentine's Day. Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 227 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables has come up with a novel way to team the two: A chocolate-dipped champagne bottle. Now through February 14, customers can bring in their favorite bubbly ... More >>
For bailing out Big Sugar, Charlie Crist gets a hero's medal. Sweet!
Beth Reinhard and Marc Caputo keep chugging on the Davis-Smith race. Mary Barley, whose bid to become agriculture commissioner in 2002 was slammed by Big Sugar, is the new Tom Joad of Florida. She's going after Smith, who is getting a million-dollar-plus assist from the industry, which is bankrollin ... More >>
Gotta check out this story in the Palm Beach Post by Stephanie Slater and Dianna Smith about a deadly war going on between two Haitian gangs. It all stems, apparently, from a small-time music label called Top 6 Records. The B-Town Boys, one of the groups involved in Top 6, are breaking out -- and th ... More >>
Pulp Reader Alert The Sun-Sentinel has its latest Help Team special today: A giant front-page package on ... what to do when an airline loses your bags. This follows yesterday's hard-hitting front-pager on the ever-controversial subject of contact lens care. Diane Lade's article, titled WHERE'S YO ... More >>
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