Stories tagged with WTFood

All food is fuel

Recycling 'blackouts in a can' should inspire other uses for recalled food

Here in America, we don't believe in wasting food. Not only do we find a home for unwanted alcoholic energy drinks, but also edible food-like substances and even potentially hazardous items like contaminated eggs.

Loko-Voracious

Four Loko will now fuel cars, not mayhem

Four Loko: It's gross, bad for you, and only existed legitimately for about five minutes before turning into its own punchline. But it's finally doing something useful by getting turned into ethanol.

Puree drivel

Tropicana 'snackifies' drinks with new fruit in a tube

American adults and kids don't eat enough fruit. The solution, according to PepsiCo: Make fruit more fun! And what's more fun than puréed slush that you can squirt straight in your mouth?

finger-clickin' good

The 10 most popular Grist posts of 2010

From Audi ads to BP coffee spills, with locavore ball-busting and Obama-baiting in between, here are the stories you loved to debate this year.

Bogey-menus

Vote on the Scariest Food of 2010

From pink slime to salmonella eggs, 2010 dished up sick food news like a lunchlady gone postal. What were you most afraid to put in your mouth in 2010?

WTFood

Ripley's Eat It or Not [SLIDESHOW]

You could listen to Michael Pollan and "eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Or, you could take lessons from Ripley's collection of food freaks and freaky foods.

Why chew when you can sip?

WTFood: Would you drink Jamba Juice's 'Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie'?

Fast-food turf wars are nothing new. What's new is when one restaurant openly mocks the others for it with an amazing product like Jamba Juice's Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie, "a delightful mix of real beefy goodness, smothered in cheese, loaded with your favorite condiments and blended to creamy perfection." Slurp up the action in their tasty video.

Bigger, fatter, longer

Fast food's vomit-worthy hall of gimmicks [SLIDESHOW]

Using extra meat as the "buns." Adding an extra sandwich or two. Making anything a "footlong." What results from these tricks of the fast food world aren't examples of food; they're freak sideshows, novelties, gimmicks of a cheap'n'easy system of producti

drinking problems

Six drinks to avoid slipping down your gullet [SLIDESHOW]

Here at Grist we like to think we’re looking out for you guys, so before you stock up on refreshing sippables for your summer potlucks here’s a small checklist of beverage bandits looking to pee in your pool party. Cheers! Photo courtesy racineur via Flickr Fuze Refresh “Peach-Mango” The only thing more confusing than Peach-Mango Fuze’s icy tundra photo shoot is the origin of its healthy peach-mango claim. This tropical drink lacks both peaches and mangos! How do they get away with this? By numbing your inquisitive taste buds with an overwhelming amount of sugar and crystalline fructose, a sweetening …

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