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What Your Subway Sandwich Order Says About You

June 25, 2014 Alison Spiegel 0

Have you ever stood in line behind someone at Subway and wondered why the hell he was getting whatever it was he was ordering? You tried not to care, but you started judging him intensely. “What kind of person orders the Buffalo Chicken sandwich?” you …

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According To Google, Nothing Is Ever Going To Trump The Cupcake

June 25, 2014 Alison Spiegel 0

Say what you will about cupcakes, but we’re not over them. And apparently neither are you. Like any trend, the cupcake trend soared so high and fast that naysayers and supporters alike started questioning its status. “How long can the cupcake trend rea…

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There’s A Right And A Wrong Kind Of Milk For Your Coffee

June 25, 2014 Julie R. Thomson 0

There’s a reason that serious coffee shops don’t ask you what kind of milk you want with your latte: It’s because they don’t want to give you the chance to totally mess it up. When given the option, many of us health-conscious coffee drinkers would opt…

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We’re So Spoiled That We Refuse To Buy ‘Ugly’ Produce. Here’s What One Store Is Doing

June 24, 2014 Eleanor Goldberg 0

Globally, we waste between 25 to 33 percent of food produced for consumption, a staggering figure that one French supermarket is combating with a digestible plan.

Intermarche, France’s third largest supermarket, was sick and tired of watching other stores discard perfectly good fruits and vegetables just because they didn’t look like perfect 10s.

“Everything that doesn’t fit into the norm, we toss,” one seller said in an interview.

So, Intermarche decided to give “makeunders” to the misshapen potatoes and oranges that usually don’t get a chance.

First, the chain purchased products that growers typically throw away. It then designated a section for said “inglorious fruits and vegetables” at its stores, which included such produce as the “grotesque apple” and “unfortunate clementine.” Each one was priced 30 percent cheaper than its prettier counterparts.

They were all perfectly fresh and healthful, they had just grown into, er, unusual shapes.

The experiment proved to be pretty fruitful.

Store traffic increased by 24 percent and the program reached 13 million people after one month. The only issue it ran into was getting sold out.

Now, that is pretty sweet.

h/t Right This Minute

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Shelf Life

June 24, 2014 Adina Kalish Neufeld 0

Every now and then I look at the items in my pantry and realize I’ve been using them long beyond their expiration date. I write it off as a marketing ploy by the food manufacturers to continue buying their products. But when the cookies are stale, the …

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Hopping Beer Tasting at the NYC Craft Beer Festival

June 24, 2014 Jane Seo 0

Having been a college student for the past four years, my predilection for beer has been tainted by a 30-rack of lukewarm PBR, a keg of flat Natural Light or, the worst, a red Solo cup of whatever cheap beer left in the fridge that has been sullied by …