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Coupon for free bag of spices at Penzey's

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last week I dropped into Penzey's in Menlo Park when I was in the area. But before stepping inside, I checked the web for any offers and found this coupon for free spices valued up to $12.49 with a...

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese reformulation

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...For the past three months, we've been quietly selling Kraft Macaroni & Cheese with no artificial flavors, preservatives, or dyes. And guess what? Moms didn't notice. Kids didn't notice. Dogs di...

Senate blocks bill that would override state GMO labeling laws

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"The U.S. Senate on Wednesday blocked a bill that would nullify state and local efforts to require food makers to label products made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, as the industry r...

Big Food Accused of 'Elaborate Scheme' to Kill GMO Labeling Effort

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...At issue is an $11 million fund that the GMA established in 2013. Called the 'Defense of Brands' fund, it was earmarked for specific lobbying and education efforts surrounding genetically modif...

Ars Technica: Why the calorie is broken

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"... Nash and Haelle do not find weight control so simple. And part of the problem goes way beyond individual self-control. The numbers logged in Nash’s Fitbit or printed on the food labels that Ha...

Huy Fong Sriracha Packets Are Finally a Thing

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...As of this week, you can buy Sriracha packets on Sriracha2Go. 50 packets will cost you $14.99, and 200 packets will cost you $34.99..."

Sneaky sugar: Where added sugar lurks in your diet

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"... It’s all part of the general rule in food manufacturing that when you take out one thing, you have to add another; for example, the way the low-fat craze that began in the 1970s resulted in su...

What is happening with the size of boxed pasta?

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by Kaymoz 4 years ago

Dry pasta seems to have downsized from a standard one pound package size to the now more prevalent size of 12 oz. This seems to apply for the common brands at least -- Ronzoni, Barilla, San Giorgi...

Lemon Bar Conundrum

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by brooklynsabra 4 years ago

Hello fellow bakers and happy holidays, So to make a long story short, like a lot of people, I often send in baked goods with my husband to share with his office mates. One of them has fallen i...

FT: Agricultural commodities traders catch the natural foods bug

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...Shifting crop flows in the heart of the US grain belt testify to a change under way on store shelves from Whole Foods to Costco Wholesale. Consumers are increasingly choosing 'clean label' food...

Croquembouche help

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by jenst73 4 years ago

I wanted to make three mini croquembouche towers to bring to my sister in law's for dessert. How long in advance can I make them and what is the best way to pack them for travel, also, can I spin ...

Federal legislation to overhaul food labeling

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...The Food Labeling Modernization Act, offered in the House by Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and in the upper chamber by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edwa...

What's 'Natural' Food? The Government Isn't Sure And Wants Your Input

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"...The FDA has received three citizen petitions asking for clarification. And, beginning Thursday, the agency will ask us — the public — to weigh in. Comments can be submitted electronically."

Goji Berry Juice - some observations

T Long
by T Long 5 years ago

At our local Asian grocery store (Foody's) today, I saw this large promotion for bottles of Organic Goji Juice. I know goji berries are used extensively in Chinese cooking and are considered a hea...

Tropical Paper Garden Hot-Cold Bags

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by grant.cook 5 years ago

Hi, Are there any retailers in the Honolulu area that carry a large selection of these hot-cold bags by Tropical Paper Garden (Trendtex is the parent company)? They are a Honolulu-based manufac...

I want to sell my homemade tortellini and ravioli

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by Rashi22 5 years ago

Can some one please explain to me how supermarkets package their refrigerated fresh pastas. I know the long ones are dried and packed but how is the filled pasta packed? Is it par boiled? Is it dri...

Which packaging scam annoys you the most

Jpan99
by Jpan99 8 years ago

It's been going on for years, prices go up but package weight goes down. Cereal, candy, seems like all the sizes are smaller yet not the prices. I'm particularly annoyed with cheese. The pre-p...

Ice cream container size question

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by 2chez mike 9 years ago

When did the standard half-gallon container of ice cream that you buy in the supermarket shrink to 1.5 quarts? I just noticed this a couple of months ago when I brought home some ice cream and the ...

Wrapping Home-Made Caramels

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by Diane Barker 13 years ago

Would really appreciate advice about where to buy a "substantial" waxed paper to substitute for ordinary (Cut-Rite type) waxed paper, with which to wrap caramels. I have to make them at home for ...

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