We're proud to announce that Good Morning America aired a segment today on Oscar Mayer's new protein-packed snack line, P3, which we helped to develop. With protein's benefits becoming more apparent - and compelling to consumers - every day, we're happy that we were able to help create an exciting brand that delivers valuable nutrients in a fun, portable way. Check out the video here to see the product and even hear a few nutrition experts weigh in.
We love unusual snacks, and the Japanese market is full of them – with a fast product cycle and lots of limited-time offers, it seems like there's always something new to try. Recently, we got our hands on one of 2014's most coveted Japanese snack oddities: Mountain Dew Cheetos.
For most of us, our beer drinking habits fall into some pretty well-defined patterns. A pint from the tap at the bar, or maybe a bottle or can from a retail store to drink at home. But lately we've noticed that some establishments are stretching the boundaries of typical drinking occasions, making us reconsider when - and what - we're imbibing.
We love ketchup - it's great on everything! But have you ever stopped to wonder why it's always tomato ketchup? A new project on Kickstarter is looking to open our eyes to a whole spectrum of ketchups - and as tomatoes are technically fruits, they've chosen other fruits as their varieties' bases.
3-D printing company 3D Systems has teamed up with Hershey to explore new opportunities in printed confections. At CES this year, 3D Systems showed off a pretty big 3-D printing innovation - the ChefJet 3-D food printer, which can print surprisingly complex models using chocolate or sugar. Now, Hershey has signed on to help them to develop potential outputs for the technology, which looks to be targeted mainly at bakers and small foodservice providers.
Looking back at 2013, it's easy to see that one of the major food trends was the mashup: a combination of unlikely ingredients, flavors or cultures to create something fresh and unique. This year it gave us the cronut and the ramen burger, but it's a trend that's been with us quite a while - at least since the appearance of the Korean taco trucks, and certainly longer if you consider it part of the fusion trend that dominated the 90s.
We love the idea of using a deck of cards as a tool to help spark innovation. From the medieval Tarot deck to Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, there have always been attempts to capture creative inspiration in a few slips of paper. But New York restaurant The Nomad is getting even more specialized, using a deck of custom cocktail cards to help diners construct their ideal tipple.
Within the world of coffee enthusiasts, there's often a battle between Keurig users and purists: purists claim that a Keurig's pre-packaged units and brewing process limit the quality of the coffee being made, while Keurig enthusiasts point to the speed and ease with which their machine can brew a hot cup.
In the last couple years, a great deal of thought has been put into the pizza-ordering process. Hungry customers can follow Domino's Pizza Tracker, which logs every step of their pizza's creation, from the initial order, to baking, to the moment it leaves the store. A Domino's in Salt Lake City even installed 5 webcams in its kitchen for maximum transparency. And online ordering, through a company's site or services like Seamless, has become the norm. So where can we go from here?