grilled cheese sandwich

Is American cheese due for a comeback?

American cheese is melty, but unloved. Can new recipes change that?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 30, 2023

How to barbecue in outer space

Space is tough. Design firm Nonfiction’s Space Culinary Lab solves for human food rituals in zero gravity.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 19, 2023

Cool beans? Not in America

The world loves beans — but not Americans, despite the fact that they’re cheap and nutritious.

The Hustle • May 18, 2023
olive oil prices over time

With more pressing concerns at hand, olive oil drama stirs on LinkedIn

Climate change has hurt olive production, stranding olive oil customers at a costly pit-y party.

Jacob Cohen • May 16, 2023
breakdown of lemon-lime soda market

Pepsi looks to chip away market share with Gen Z slang, and professional tongues

The soft-drink giant takes another run at rival Sprite’s lemon-lime dominance.

Jacob Cohen • April 25, 2023

Hershey bets on salty snacks to shake things up

When you have to buy two popcorn plants to keep up with demand, you know you’re doing something right.

Jacob Cohen • April 21, 2023
Taco Bell sign

Taco Bell’s innovation team could probably solve all the world’s woes if we asked them to

One doesn’t simply stumble into creating a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos Supreme.

Ben Berkley • April 19, 2023

The company that turns rain into drinking water

Richard’s Rainwater collects and treats rainwater, which it bottles and sells. The company began with one man’s “tank town.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 17, 2023

When it comes to craft beer, bad names are best

Craft beer roots against mass production and for authenticity. For consumers, negative branding reflects that.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 13, 2023
Monster Energy drink

Monster Energy thinks it owns the word ‘monster’

A game dev is calling out the energy-drink maker for objecting any time a company wants to use the word “monster.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 12, 2023
bubble tea growth

Chai-ching: Bubble tea is brewing up serious profits in the US

The beverage’s entry into the US market appears to be a boba-fide success.

Jacob Cohen • April 4, 2023
breaded chicken sandwiches ordered by year

Chick-fil-A gears up for global domination

Get ready, Europe and Asia.

Jacob Cohen • March 13, 2023

Where are the Girl Scout cookies?

A Girl Scout cookie shortage has resellers hawking boxes for up to $35 each.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 9, 2023

Home canning is making a comeback

Canning boomed during the 2008 recession and covid lockdowns. Amid modern inflation woes, it’s happening again.

Sara Friedman • February 23, 2023

Gross pranksters hit sushi sales

A video of someone licking a soy sauce bottle caused a sushi restaurant’s parent company’s shares to dip.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 15, 2023

Peep this: The enduring legacy of a marshmallow chick

It once took 27 hours to make a Peep. Today, the company churns out 5.5m daily.

Sara Friedman • February 9, 2023

Michroma wants to disrupt food coloring

Its product, while fascinating, is oddly reminiscent of HBO’s “The Last of Us.”

Jacob Cohen • February 9, 2023

Is it the egg alternatives’ time to shine?

Eggs are expensive. Will consumers give plant-based eggs a try?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 27, 2023

Did TikTok help scale the tinned fish industry?

Tuna needed a savior. It may have found one in TikTok.

Jacob Cohen • January 19, 2023

Why are eggs so expensive?

Bird flu is the driving factor behind rising egg prices.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2022

Maple syrup had its sweetest year ever in 2022

After tapping into its strategic reserve last year, the industry tapped back in.

Jacob Cohen • December 22, 2022

Coke’s high-tech fountains offer valuable data

Coke’s high-tech fountains offer 100+ soda choices and report back valuable data.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 20, 2022

The great Utah cookie wars

The Utah cookie wars have taken the sugar-loving state by storm.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 7, 2022

Pretzels are having a moment

Pretzels are eating into the $106B snacking market in the US.

Rob Litterst • November 30, 2022

What happened to Beyond Meat?

Plant-based meat sales have slowed amid inflation, health concerns, and company fumbles.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 23, 2022

Campbell Soup is prepping for the future

The soup institution is using AI to expand its product mix.

Rob Litterst • November 17, 2022

Everyone loves Cheez-It

How a 101-year-old cracker brand is a leading brand for Kellogg.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 16, 2022

Keurig’s push for smart coffee

The company that popularized coffee pods is making a big push for customization.

Rob Litterst • November 15, 2022

Hangover-free beer is in

As customers embrace wellness and moderation, new NA brands are on the rise.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2022

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