Better Than: Oprah Tyler, the Creator lost his virginity at age 17 in his grandmother's bed. Yep. You know that now. But chances are, if you're like the type of Tyler obsessive that bought tickets to the Highline Ballroom's sold out interview between the controversial rapper/designer/video director ... More >>
Nobody tell Mike Bloomberg, but hurricane-ravaged New Yorkers are drinking free Mountain Dew right now -- and probably more than the allotted 16 ounces of which he approves.Wal-Mart and Pepsi Co. are amongst the first big-time corporations to donate a large amount of supplies to aid in the Hurricane ... More >>
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The cheaper of the two is the one to get. In an amazing act of cross-branding, Taco Bell has painted its hard taco shell bright orange with a chemical-tasting spice mixture - and called it a Doritos. Or maybe what's amazing is that they didn't think of it before - from 1978 to 1997, Pepsico (the c ... More >>
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A behind-the-scenes look at The Chew, which starts Monday, starring Mario Batali, Top Chef alum Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly of the show What Not to Wear, and Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz's daughter. [NY Times] PepsiCo is launching an initiative to increase its access to chickpeas by growin ... More >>
Jennifer YinYelawolf Brisk Bodega Saturday, September 17 Better than: Your neighborhood bodega. If the Smithsonian upped its cool factor and wrangled a sponsorship from a multinational corporation looking to promote its iced tea line, the result might be the Brisk Bodega, a made-over ... More >>
"Those are mah cheesy poofs!"If you're a South Park fan -- and who isn't these days -- get excited for a new snack the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo is preparing to launch next month. Finally, Cheesy Poofs will be real, for a limited time.
Steven ThrasherJacobs at the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal signing ceremonyLast week, we wrote about how the Courage Campaign won $50,000 from the Pepsi Challenge, and our concern about the ways in which Pepsi was able to use an LGBT advocacy group to market its product in the non-profit arena ... More >>
PepsiCo may be turning its focus back to cola in some markets, but is looking to boost its health snacks business in India via its global nutrition unit. [Wall Street Journal] The owner of Fu Sushi in the East Village denies that his restaurant was open for business despite being ordered to ... More >>
Yesterday, we got an email from the Courage Campaign with the subject line, "We won! Here's what's next." We assumed it would be a belated fundraising appeal responding to New York's Marriage Equality Act, asking for donations to fight on the federal level. Instead, what we found when we op ... More >>
After a few years of folly -- i.e., focusing on healthy snacks -- it appears that PepsiCo is turning its attention back to Pepsi. [Wall Street Journal] Cold borscht certainly isn't as hip as it used to be back in the 1950s, but Marc Gold, CEO of Gold Pure Food Products Co., hopes to bring th ... More >>
Superstar chef Ferran AdriÃ is forming a new partnership now that El Bulli is about to close ... with PepsiCo. [Eater] Jamie Oliver wins one for the kids as the Los Angeles Unified School District decides to ban flavored milks. [LA Times] Twenty coffee experts gather in Santa Marta, Colomb ... More >>
The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>Video Archive The "Thought for Food" segment on The Colbert Report last night covered it all: PepsiCo's announcement that it would "snackify" drinks and "drinkify" sna ... More >>
The Beefy Crunch Burrito comes shrouded in a generic wrapper, as if Taco Bell isn't sure it's a keeper. National fast-food chains continue innovating at breakneck speed, trying to keep pace with the competition and stabilize their market share - all the while being assaulted by new chains an ... More >>
The Granny Purps, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, gave patients free joints for every four cans of food they donated, with a maximum of three a day. Some 11,000 pounds of food were collected. [NPR] A look at the PepsiCo Science Park in New Haven reveals an earnest effort to fin ... More >>
A look at the state of fishing -- and overfishing -- shows that no new fishing grounds are likely to be discovered. In other words, we might have "finally reached the end of the line" when it comes to exploiting fish species. [New Yorker] A new study reveals that food vendors at Madison Squa ... More >>
Corporations like PepsiCo have started planting organic corporate vegetable gardens, where employees can weed during breaks and take home the harvest. [NY Times] Grub crawls are all the rage these days. Neighborhoods like South Williamsburg and the Lower East Side are ideal for grazing at a ... More >>
PepsiCo has pledged to cut sodium levels in its products and is hoping a new "designer" salt will help them do so. The new salt could reduce sodium by 25 percent in the company's Lay's Classic potato chips, and even more so in flavors like Sour Cream & Onion. [Wall Street Journal] Despite Ja ... More >>
Corn syrup knows a world with no boundaries.Although New York's proposed soft drink tax faces an uncertain future, PepsiCo has taken a decisive step in placating some critics who equate its products with a slow, liquid death: This week, the company announced its plans to remove its sweetened ... More >>
New York City's coffee wars are heating up. Despite the continued ubiquity of Starbucks, smaller chains like Gimme!, La Colombe, Stumptown, and the forthcoming Blue Bottle are cropping up everywhere. [NY Daily News] Are macarons poised to be the next dessert craze? The airy French pastries h ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is not only in the midst of an election, but has now placed himself smack in the middle of the bagel wars. He recently raved about an onion bagel he ate during a visit to Fairway market in Red Hook, claiming it was "one of the best bagels" he'd ever had. [NY Daily News] The n ... More >>
Mountain Dew's MP3-as-single imprint Green Label Sound has an exclusive download of the Amazing Baby single "Supreme Being." The psych-pop track was a shimmering stand-out from the Brooklyn band's 2008 four-song EP Infinite Fucking Cross, so it was surprising when the moony floater didn't make th ... More >>
Seven people were arrested in a food stamp sting in Nassau County. Employees at five stores were involved in accepting food stamps as payment for prohibited items like cigarettes and alcohol, as well as giving cash kickbacks. [Newsday] The Vegemite saga continues. Kraft has now released the ... More >>
The Post finds Congressman and Ways and Mean Commitee Chairman Charlie Rangel making some changes to his reported taxable income. In 2004 he listed $4,000-$10,000 in outside income, but his amended tax filings now put it at between $118,000 and $1.04 million. All told they see up to $1.3 million in ... More >>
The Shorty Awards -- not a rap thing, but a celebration by three enthusiasts to honor "the best producers of short content" on Twitter, where messages have a 140-character limit -- were held in Brooklyn last night. The awards were hosted by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, with special appearances by Shaqui ... More >>
The Inauguration approacheth! Last time we had one of these things, liberals complained of the cost, and conservatives defended it. Now the shoe is on the other foot, and we must expect it to kick. When conservatives kick, though, they give the ball plenty of spin. Donors to this year's Presiden ... More >>
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