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  • Little Debbie Logo Changes So Subtle You’d Hardly Know the Difference

    05/07/2013 5:06:06 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 31 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 6 hours ago | By Caroline Kim | The Exchange
    The Little Debbie Snacks logo for McKee Foods has received a new look, but the changes are so subtle the company is asking its Facebook (FB) fans to find the differences. The dessert-snack company announced the new look on May 2 and asked its 1.6 million fans to note the changes in the comments. So far, over 2,200 people have commented, and most have guessed right. Can you see the differences below? The changes include: Little Debbie is wearing a more modern plaid shirt with a different shade of blue and a “Peter Pan” collar instead of a pointed collar....
  • Minn. Lawmakers Consider "Snack Tax"

    03/13/2013 3:56:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/13/13 | Stephen Tellier
    From popcorn to pretzels, and cookies to corn chips -- a new bill would slap the state sales tax on a wide range of snack foods, and it could make your grocery bill balloon. The so-called "snack tax" bill would apply Minnesota's sales tax to potato chips, pretzels, cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, trail mix, cookies, pastries, and ice cream. The bill was heard in a House committee for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, but no vote was taken. Five Eyewitness News went to Tim and Tom's Speedy Market in St. Paul and stocked up on pretty much everything on...
  • Snacks: The USDA's Solution To Student's Healthy Lunch Complaints

    09/26/2012 5:44:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 26, 2012 | AMY BINGHAM
    According to Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the solution to the growing grumbling over re-vamped school lunch menus boils down to a good old fashioned snack. --snip-- Under the new regulations, cafeterias are required to serve twice as many fruits and vegetables while limiting proteins and carbohydrates. For an average high school student, that means two baked fish nuggets, a cup of vegetables, half a cup of mashed potatoes, one whole grain roll and 8 ounces of fat free milk is the fuel that served to get them through their... --snip-- For Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, that "scant diet"...
  • What Is Your Favorite Snack Food?

    03/03/2011 8:33:03 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Self | March 3, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, you have the munchies. So WHAT is your favorite snack food? I have several favorites, some of which are a bit exotic. Here are my favorite snack foods: Hard salami---I had some tonight. Slices in a pack. Ritz crackers.Vegemite---I might be the ONLY American who likes that stuff but I love it. Problem is I had a West Coast source which I don't have since I moved back to Florida.Kabanosi---Eastern European sausage unknown to most Americans. I prefer it dried. Very garlicky and goes great with beer.
  • NASA pays sky-high $66 a person for seminar snacks

    03/25/2010 10:27:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 643+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/25/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – A government watchdog says the nation's space agency paid the out-of-this-world price of $66 a person a day for bagels, cookies and juice at a conference. The subject of the NASA seminar? It was a training session for its procurement officials — the people who do the buying with taxpayer funds. They were talking about how to determine reasonable prices. The NASA Inspector General said that during the three-day conference in Baltimore in 2008, the 317 attendees snacked on soda, coffee, fruit, bagels and cookies at a cost of more than $62,000.
  • Chili Cheese Dip

    01/21/2010 2:47:47 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 6 replies · 425+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 1/21/10 | Stacey Winder
    With the Super Bowl just around the corner, this is a great (and easy) dip to serve while watching the big game! Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 packet chili seasoning 1 small can tomato sauce 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cut in 1" cubes
  • Muslims criticise Walkers after it is revealed that some crisp varieties contain alcohol

    02/22/2008 1:54:02 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 52 replies · 168+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd February 2008 | Staff
    Furious Muslims have heavily criticised Walkers crisps after it emerged that certain varieties of the manufacturer's products contain trace elements of alcohol. Some crisp types use minute amounts of alcohol as a chemical agent to extract certain flavours. The report in Asian newspaper Eastern Eye, highlights concerns raised by shopkeeper Besharat Rehman, who owns a halal supermarket in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Mr Rehman told the paper: "A customer informed us that Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli and Doritos Chilli Heat Wave are not on Walkers' alcohol-free list. Our suppliers were unaware of this. "Even if it is a trace amount of...
  • The Hydrox Cookie Is Dead, and Fans Won't Get Over It

    01/20/2008 9:12:55 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 130 replies · 604+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/08 | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS
    Robert Fliegel was craving a Hydrox. The 52-year-old computer consultant says he always liked the way the chocolate sandwich cookie, which he found crisper than Oreos, "stood up to the milk" when dunked. But Mr. Fliegel, who used to be able to devour an entire package of the crème-filled biscuits in a sitting, couldn't find them in any stores near his East Stroudsburg, Pa., home. Only when he went online a few months ago to try to order some did he learn the truth: Hydrox is dead. In 2003, without warning or announcement, Kellogg Co. killed off the cookie --...
  • America Supports You: Movie Snacks En Route to Pacific Fleet

    08/02/2007 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2007 – When a Military Sealift Command ship that routinely delivers ordnance to Navy ships makes its next delivery, the Pacific Fleet should be set for a movie marathon. As part of “Operation Popcorn,” the ammunition ship USNS Flint will distribute 250,000 bags of donated microwavable popcorn. “I am only too happy to be able to support this operation,” said civilian mariner Capt. Robert C. Holley, master of the Flint. The ship’s civilian mariners will deliver the buttery treats in addition to its already-planned cargo of ammunition. The Flint, which supports the Pacific Fleet, also will...
  • Now showing: epic cost of cinema snacks

    03/02/2007 12:59:51 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 303+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/07 | Bruce Mohl
    Buying a small popcorn and a soda at a movie theater is becoming a big investment. At the 13-screen theater owned by Regal Entertainment Group in the Fenway, the price of a small popcorn and a small soft drink will set you back $10, the same as an adult ticket. Granted, the small popcorn is 85 ounces, nearly twice as big as the small at other theaters, and a small soft drink is 32 ounces, the equivalent of roughly half of a 2-liter bottle, but it's still a lot to pay for modest fare. Susan McWhinney-Morse of Boston recently went...
  • Clinton Plan Brings Voluntary Limits on Fat, Sugar, Salt in School Snacks

    10/07/2006 11:59:23 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies · 512+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | October 6, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    (Kraft, Mars, Campbell among companies agreeing to curbs) New York - Snacks sold in schools will have less fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton.Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier. "This is voluntary," Clinton said. "They don't have to do it. But they recognize the challenge we face, and they are helping us face the first step."Clinton said the obesity problem is hurting...
  • Clinton deal cuts school snack foods

    10/06/2006 9:38:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 23 replies · 525+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-6-06 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK - Snacks sold in schools will have to cut the fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton. Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier — the latest assault on the nation's childhood obesity epidemic. "By working with schools and industry to implement these guidelines, we are helping to give parents peace of mind that their kids will be able to make healthier...
  • Richard Simmons Obesity TV: 400,000 Weigh over 400 Pounds in US

    03/08/2006 9:48:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 105 replies · 1,818+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Feb 16, 2006 | Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
    Fitness guru Richard Simmons, who has been offering guidance to the out-of-shape masses on his Sirius Satellite radio program of late, reveals, "Now we're going to turn it into a television show. Right now everyone is offering me certain things, but I know the show I want to do." As in his radio gig, he'll respond to people who write to him about their weight -- and life -- problems. Simmons' ebullience is on hold when he soberly discusses the epidemic of obesity in America. "Bottom line, I think, is the fact that people have low self-worth right now. People...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-17-05....Thanksgiving Countdown - T minus 7

    11/16/2005 7:32:04 PM PST · by DollyCali · 95 replies · 1,074+ views
    DollyCali | November 17, 2005 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Freeper Kitchen: Going Back to School

    08/21/2005 11:27:34 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 21 replies · 519+ views
    It's late, so I am going to try to type this out quickly and perhaps get everyone pinged. It's Back to School time. Whether you have children or not, I know you like snacks of some kind. So, whether it's an after school snack or an after work snack, how about you share it right here. When I was a little girl I had a book called Mr. Bunny's (or Mr. Rabbit's) Cook and Color Book. Sadly, I lent it to a child development class in high school and never got it back. Below are two recipes I remember from...
  • Twinkies, the US's favorite packaged sponge cake, turns 75

    04/30/2005 6:30:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies · 684+ views
    AFP ^ | April 29, 2005
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Every six seconds, someone in the United States eats a Twinkie, the creme-filled sponge cake that has climbed to iconic status since its inception 75 years ago. To fuel this passion, Hostess factories pump out 500 million of the sweet, yellow cakes at speeds of up to 1,000 Twinkies a minute. "It's such a simple treat. It's comfort food," explained Hostess brand manager Anne Drozda. The Twinkie was invented in a Chicago bakery in April 1930 by a baker who wanted to make better use of shortcake pans when strawberries were out of season. "It was the...
  • (Maryland) Senate Panel's Plan to Raise More Revenue Upsets Ehrlich

    03/15/2004 2:39:05 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 154+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 13, 2004 | Lori Montgomery
    Ehrlich's budget secretary, Chip DiPaula Jr., said the governor is displeased with the committee's revenue package, particularly its decision to revive the "snack tax," which was eliminated in 1997. DiPaula said the levy amounts to a sales tax, and Ehrlich has vowed not to raise taxes on either sales or income. ... Budget committee Chairman Ulysses Currie (D-Prince George's) argued that the panel has repeatedly honored the governor's revenue requests by avoiding major tax increases and by approving Ehrlich's proposal to legalize slot machine gambling for two years running. The governor, Currie suggested, should at least consider the committee's proposal....
  • Bird flu-scared Cambodians turn to eating rats **New FAST FOOD ATKINS LowCarb**

    02/18/2004 7:14:19 AM PST · by carlo3b · 66 replies · 417+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Feb 17 2004
    FEB 17, 2004 Bird flu-scared Cambodians turn to eating rats PHNOM PENH (Cambodia) - Fear of catching bird flu from eating chicken has prompted some people in north-west Cambodia to resort to eating rats, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Rats have been fetching good prices in Battambang province during the last two weeks, according to newspaper Rasmei Kampuchea, or the Light of Cambodia. The newspaper said villagers catch the rodents in nearby rice fields and sell them for up to 1,400 riel (35 US cents) each to market vendors, who resell the meat for about 1,800 riel per kilogram....
  • Trial Lawyers the 11th Plague

    07/17/2003 3:46:06 PM PDT · by aynfan · 7 replies · 188+ views
    Original | 7/16/03 | Robert Wolf
    Trial Lawyers the 11th Plague By Robert Wolf The AMA has finally noticed that Americans are getting portly; and there is no surprise that avaricious members of the ABA have noticed as well. Tobacco company veins of the are running dry and nightfall approaches. It’s time to select another victim. It can not be denied that many Americans are overweight. But it probably has as much to do with overtaxing as it does with overeating. Both parents are now forced to work to keep the bloated federal government afloat. If deep pockets have anything to do with these proceedings, perhaps,...
  • Rosie Blames Fame for Weight [New Monthly Gay Column in Advocate Magazine]

    05/08/2003 2:52:43 PM PDT · by ewing · 38 replies · 530+ views
    Arizona Republic and Advocate Magazine ^ | May 13, 2003 | wire report staff
    Rosie O' Donnell blames fame for making her fat.O'Donnell writes in a column in the gay magazine 'The Advocate' that fame robbed her of her 'Yellow' which is her way of saying her energy or happiness. O'Donnell said she got 'bigger and sadder' as she became more 'starved for yellow.'O'Donnell's solution was to eat more and more.O'Donnell said the bigger she got, the angrier she felt.This is O'Donnell's first column since joining the Advocate as a regular contributor. It's in the May 13 issue.
  • 'Supersize snacks making kids obese'

    09/17/2002 8:08:25 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 264+ views
    This Is London ^ | 9/17/02 | Maxine Frith
    Extra large chocolate bars and mega-sized crisp packets are to blame for Britain's epidemic of child obesity, experts said today. A leading dietician coined the term "supersizing" to describe big packets of sweets and junk food which are "aggressively marketed" at children. A conference of experts is debating the issue in Bristol amid fears that parents could start outliving their children because of illnesses linked to obesity, such as heart disease and diabetes. One in 10 children is now classed as overweight and 2.6 per cent are obese. One in five gets more than 20 per cent of their calories...
  • FReepers Favorite Foods?

    08/07/2002 7:58:50 AM PDT · by JediGirl · 14 replies · 251+ views
    7 August 2002
    Inviting all FReepers to share their favorite junk food, snacks, and recipes. I'm a sucker for ice cream and apple pie, but I don't cook anymore (unless you give me a pack of easy mac!)