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US Is Losing Its Taste for Chewing Gum

Especially the sugary kind

(Newser) - It's a sticky situation for chewing gum makers: US customers are buying 11% less of the stuff than they were in 2009, research firm Euromonitor finds. Forecasts say sales will keep dropping by another 4% over the next half-decade, Quartz reports. Sugary gum is faring particularly badly. While sugarless... More »

New from Lay's: Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips

Limited-time snack arrives for holidays

(Newser) - Finally, Frito-Lay is saving you the trouble of physically dipping your potato chips in chocolate sauce. The company is releasing milk chocolate-covered chips for the holidays, and they're set to hit shelves next week—though only at Target, and only for a limited time, USA Today reports. "When... More »

Pepsi-Flavored Cheetos Now Exist

But, sadly, only in Japan

(Newser) - Pepsi and Cheetos: a match made in snack-food heaven. But what about Pepsi-flavored Cheetos? If that seems like what you'd expect from a country salivating over breakfast waffles , we have some bad news for you: The Frito-Lay flavor does indeed exist as of last month ... in Japan. And the... More »

FDA's New Target: Caffeine Lurking in Your Chips, Gum

Officials fear effects on kids

(Newser) - Gum, jelly beans, trail mix, and potato chips: Added caffeine is popping up everywhere these days, "beyond anything FDA envisioned," says an official, who adds that the FDA only once offered specific consent for added caffeine in a food—for colas in the 1950s. Now, the agency has... More »

Union: Twinkies Won't Die

Hostess in bankruptcy court today

(Newser) - The union that Hostess blames for its collapse says Twinkies and other iconic snacks will live on. Hostess will present its plan to shut down plants and sell off its business to a bankruptcy judge today, but the chief of the the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers union... More »

Twinkies Will Be Saved

Analysts think the brand is too valuable to disappear

(Newser) - Day one of the post-Twinkie apocalypse brings news of stores selling out, prices soaring on eBay, and people waxing nostalgic all over Facebook, reports ABC News . Which is precisely why Twinkies aren't going away, writes Dan Primack at Fortune . The "brand still has value, and will be acquired.... More »

Strict School Snack Laws Linked to Slimmer Kids

Kids gained less weight in states with tough laws: study

(Newser) - Kids probably hate state laws that regulate sales of candy, snacks, and sugary drinks in public schools, but those types of laws appear to work: Adolescents living in such states gained less weight over three years than those in states with no snack laws or weaker ones, a new study... More »

Sacrilege? World Loves Fruity Oreos, Crab Chips

Snack makers tweak classic flavors to find success in growing global market

(Newser) - Taste, it seems, is far from universal: Russians prefer their Lay's potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg's All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk. Americans might... More »

How Much Will We Spend on Super Bowl Snacks?

$1.02B, according to TurboTax

(Newser) - It's not nearly as much as we spent on Halloween candy , but it's significant: Americans will spend $1.02 billion on Super Bowl snacks this year, according to a TurboTax infographic obtained by AdWeek . That includes $184.4 million on potato chips, $40 million on pretzels, and $36.... More »

World's Strangest Doritos Flavors

From seafood to sweets, some tastes just don't go with Doritos

(Newser) - The founder of Doritos chips may have passed away last week , but his crunchy legacy will live on in a myriad of flavors all over the world. And while many Doritos are indulgently tasty, others are just plain scary, says the Frisky :
  • Pizza-LA Winter Crab: "These sound classy, but
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Frito-Lay to Make Half Its Chips All-Natural

But don't expect Doritos or Cheetos to join the party

(Newser) - Frito-Lay: Health food company? Well, not exactly, but the oft-maligned snack maker is giving its line a makeover that should play well with the Whole Foods crowd. Starting in 2011, 50% of its line will be made from all-natural ingredients, USA Today reports. That means no more sodium diacetate in... More »

Sun Chips Bags: Louder Than a Jet Cockpit

Going green isn't always good ... on your ears

(Newser) - Today’s hard-hitting investigative report from the Wall Street Journal : The new Sun Chips bags are loud. Like, really loud. The new bags are biodegradable and compostable (good), but as a result, are also more “crispy and crunchy” (bad). The poor Sun Chips fans who just want to be... More »

Americans' Favorite Snack Brand: Ritz Crackers

Wheat Thins Second, Orville Redenbacher Third

(Newser) - Americans who can afford brand-name snacks have a clear-cut favorite, a new survey reveals: Ritz crackers. "Butter and salt is a pretty good combination for most Americans and most anybody," an exec with the survey firm tells the New York Post . Wheat Thins finished second and Orville Redenbacher... More »

Cheez Doodle Inventor Dies

Morrie Yohai's iconic creation was considered health food in the late '50s

(Newser) - The inventor of Cheez Doodles, the neon-orange snacks that cling to your hands, died last week at 90. Morrie Yohai, born in Harlem and reared in the Bronx, came up with the novel concept at his snack-food company in the late '50s. "We were fooling around and found out... More »

Happy 80th Birthday, Twinkies

American icon celebrates milestone

(Newser) - Happy birthday, Hostess Twinkies. As of today, you’ve been satisfying America’s need for shelf-stable cream-filled sponge cakes for 80 glorious years. The cakes were invented on April 6, 1930, by a Chicago bakery manager named James Dewar, who was looking for something cheap to sell to his Depression-hit... More »

15 Really, Really Awful New Potato Chip Flavors

A scathing look at Walkers' faux-international flavors

(Newser) - Walkers Crisps—the British version of Lay’s—is celebrating the World Cup the best way it knows how: by launching a whopping 15 new flavors of potato chips, each modeled after a different World Cup nation. There’s just one problem, writes Charlie Brooker of the Guardian : They’re... More »

Pistachio Recall Continues to Expand

(Newser) - Fears of salmonella contamination have led more companies in the US and Canada to recall their pistachio products, Reuters reports. FritoLay, which is supplied by the supposed source of the contamination, California packager Setton International, is pulling packages of certain sizes and sell-by dates on both sides of the border.... More »

Teen Couch Potatoes Eat Poorly Later: Docs

TV ads may play a role in the trend

(Newser) - Teenage couch potatoes grow into adults who consume more junk food than their peers, Reuters reports. Kids who reported watching 5 or more hours of TV daily later ate more fast food and fewer fruits and veggies than teens who tuned in for 2 hours or less. The lead researcher... More »

Peanuts' Wide Use Complicates Recall

(Newser) - The wide range of products containing peanut butter makes the ongoing salmonella outbreak especially tough on regulators and consumers, CNN reports. It's everywhere, from ice cream to energy bars to dog treats. The outbreak has so far sickened nearly 500 people and killed six in 43 states, and investigators expect... More »

FDA Tells Diet Coke to Subtract Word 'Plus'

(Newser) - The FDA has warned Coca-Cola that Diet Coke Plus does not warrant the term “Plus.” Coke says its no-calorie drink is fortified with vitamins and minerals, hence the designation. No dice, says the FDA: It may have some supplements, but not enough to use the word, reports WebMD.... More »

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