Amusingly smarmy marketer lets us in on a secret — “Natural” food isn’t natural

February 7, 2014 | 1 comment

Only Organic wants us to know that “Organic is the Real Natural,” contending that the USDA allows anyone to put the label “natural” on pretty much anything. To make their case, they’ve created this funny, informative video that explains how the term “natural” is defined so you know what you’re getting when you see that feel-good label in the grocery store…

(via Best of YouTube)

Customer asks if there’s pink goop in McNuggets, McDonald’s actually answers

February 4, 2014 | 5 comments

The marketing department at McDonald’s Canada has decided that honesty is the best tactic for promoting their foods, so they take questions and actually answer them. Here’s their response to the question…

What are legitimately in chicken nuggets? Is there pink goop?

Lunchbox zen — Lawyer combats hectic days with the cutest hand-packed lunches you’ve ever seen [10 pics]

January 23, 2014 | No comments

A few weeks ago, we shared some pictures sent in by students of nasty school lunches. How about something completely different now to help us get our appetites back…

Food artist, Gamene, turns the healthy food she brings to work each day into fun and creative bento lunches. “Zen in lunchbox form,” she calls it.

She started this artistic hobby when she was an attorney. The “healthy, colorful, and artistic lunch boxes guaranteed at least one moment of harmony during her busy work day.”

Gamene now works at an auction house and travels a lot for work, so she doesn’t have the time to make Bento boxes like she used to. But thankfully, she photographed hundreds of them. Here are a few…

Bento Fox

Bento Panda

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You’ll wish this commercial for pepper was a TV show you could watch more of

January 20, 2014 | No comments

Scott Eirinberg’s lack of interest in starting a spice company is commemorated in the name of his enterprise — Reluctant Trading. Despite his original hesitancy, he now has peppercorns by the bushelful and he has to move them whether he wants to or not.

In this intro to his company, which is filmed so well you’ll almost wish it was a trailer for a TV show so you could watch more, he tells the story of how he came to have so much pepper to sell…

(via Reddit)

Modern art with a twist — Booze becomes beautiful under a microscope [30 pictures]

January 15, 2014 | No comments

Blown up to the size of posters, these colorful abstractions are pure modern art. Definitely imaginable on a wall. But originally they were invisible specs under the microscope at BevShots

These high-quality photographs of your favorite beers, wines, cocktails, liquors, and mixers were taken after they were crytallized on a slide and shot under a polarized light microscope. As the light refracts through the beverage crystals, the resulting photos feature naturally magnificent colors and composition.

Here are several of the many photos they offer…

Vodka

drinks - Vodka

White Table Wine

drinks - white table wine

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Woman eats a 4.5-pound steak almost three times faster than previous world record

January 10, 2014 | No comments

Minnesotan Molly Schuyler is a server at Applebee’s and a mother to four. She also happens to be a competitive eater. I wonder if the folks at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland knew that when she sat down to have a go at their 72-ounce steak challenge.

The restaurant gives participants an hour to complete the hunk of meat. Schuyler did it in a bit under that…

She joins an elite group of 8 women who have completed Sayler’s challenge…

Sayler's Steak Challenge

And more importantly, she’s the new world record holder for speed-eating a steak that big, leaving the previous champion, who clocked in just under 7 minutes, in the dust.