Consumerism

Fast Food

'Oblivious' Customers Continued to Wait in A&W Drive-Thru as Restaurant Burned Down

The smoke was so thick that firefighters couldn’t even go inside to battle the flames, but customers wanted their Chubby Chicken burgers, dangit.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.13.19
Cheese

This Valentine's Day, Remember That Cheese Will Never Leave You

If you're feeling despondent on this highly commercial day of cartoon hearts and boxes of chocolate, just remember that cheese is truly the food of love. Even if you're alone.
Charlotte Kamin
2.13.18
food politics

An Apple That Tastes Like a Grape: The Politics of Food

In this investigative report for The Politics of Food, VICE’s former editor-in-chief Adam Leith Gollner looks at the strange story behind how the Grapple came into existence.
Adam Gollner
12.27.17
Consumerism

Fuck Pumpkin Spice

Purchasing highly processed pumpkin-spice-flavored things is the equivalent of decorating your entire house with Keep Calm and Carry On merchandise from the dollar store.
Scotty Smalls
9.20.16
WTF

Guess How Long It Took for Olive Garden to Sell 21,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes?

For passes being sold on eBay, bids are currently as high as $810 with two days to go until the auctions conclude.
Wyatt Marshall
9.16.16
Consumerism

Target May Be Removing the Junk Food from Its Checkout Stands

Instead of Milky Ways and obscure flavors of gum, you could be falling victim to last-minute purchases of KIND bars and other "healthy" snacks.
Hilary Pollack
9.17.15
Consumerism

Americans Will Eat Anything Pumpkin Flavored—Except Pumpkins

Can we push off the blame on the so-called “basic bitches”? How about the soulless food-marketing firms? Maybe this nation of ours is just riddled with clandestine Yankee candle enthusiasts?
Alex Swerdloff
9.16.15
coffee

Brits Are Embarrassed to Order the Coffee They Really Want

Just a snide comment or misspelling of your name scribbled on your coffee cup could leave even Alan Rickman with a Horcrux-sized identity crisis.
Alex Swerdloff
7.27.15
japan

Japanese Valentine's Day Will Be an Orgy of Chocolate Ramen and Woman-Hating

Get in the V-Day spirit and familiarize yourself with Japan's friendly lineup of truffle-shopping frenzies, chocolate-veal ramen, and woman-hating demonstrations for tomorrow.
Munchies Staff
2.13.15
Consumerism

Goodbye Skymall, and Thanks for All the Automatic Cereal Dispensers

In the face of Skymall's tragic pending bankruptcy, we revisit some of the most memorable food-related inventions that have appeared in its glossy pages over the years.
Hilary Pollack
1.23.15
Health

Your Healthy Eating New Year's Resolution Is Totally Backfiring

A new study shows that despite increased sales in healthy food after the New Year, most people are just piling it on top of all the other garbage they eat.
Hilary Pollack
1.8.15
china

On China's Singles Day, the Lonely Eat Fried Food and Spend Billions Online

Singles Day is the Chinese counterpart to Black Friday, except that it also involves eating fried dough sticks, being obsessed with the numeral one, and commiserating about not getting laid.
Hilary Pollack
11.11.14
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