December 13, 2012

Pepsi-Chicken Chips? I’d Try Them. Would You?

Pepsi and chicken

As I’ve said many times before, I love to try new foods. My rule of thumb is as long as it won’t kill me, I’ll try it (though that rule was broken with puffer fish, but I lived). People who know me know that I’m a pretty adventurous person in general, and food is one of the easier ways to be adventurous.

In case you didn’t know, Asian food can be radically different from ours. It’s not that it’s weird, it’s just not what we’re used to. I once read that the Pizza Huts there put hot dogs, hamburgers, and other weird items on pizza just because it’s a treat for them. What’s street food to us is exotic to them. So, when I heard about Lay’s releasing Pepsi and Chicken flavored chips, I’d be lying if I said I was surprised. But would you try it? Read the rest of this entry »

March 29, 2012

Food Sponsors and Sports… An Odd Pairing + Today’s Sweets 16 Contest!

With all the buzz about McDonald’s again hosting the All-American Game in 2012, I’ve been thinking, the pairings between food and beverage companies and sports is really quite strange. The All-American Game celebrates high school basketball players, and gives them a chance to showcase their skills before deciding on colleges at which to continue their careers. Keep reading to see some of the other odd sports sponsors and games that we’ve found, and tell us if you think they’re pretty weird. Read the rest of this entry »

March 16, 2011

Pepsi’s New “Green” Bottle

Pepsico made waves last month as they unveiled their “Skinny Can” for Diet Pepsi. Now Pepsi has revealed a new container, but this one is getting press for the right reasons. Pepsi’s new plastic bottle is completely made out of plant material.

The container is the world’s first 100% plant-based PET bottle, and is actually made of switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and a variety of other natural materials. The bottle is also 100% recyclable and petroleum-free. While I haven’t held the bottle yet, Pepsi reports that the bottle feels and protects the bottle the same way as the old plastic version.

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February 15, 2011

Pepsi’s “Skinny Can” Causes Controversy

Who would have ever thought that changing the shape of a beverage can would stir up so much controversy?  Diet Pepsi’s new slimmer can, coined the “skinny can,” has riled up the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), amongst others. Read why after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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