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Random Food Report: Jimmy Orrville, Boy Detective


1. Scoop Poop.

"A Texas jury has sided with a St. Louis company in its fight with snack giant Frito-Lay over the right to produce bowl-shaped tortilla chips," Jim Salter reports for AP.

"Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay sued St. Louis-based Ralcorp Holdings and its Medallion Foods subsidiary in February 2012, saying Ralcorp's Bowlz corn chips were too similar to Frito-Lay's Tostitos Scoops! chips. In both cases, the chips are formed into small bowl shapes, allowing for easier scooping."

You might say it's a case of double duping.

2. The Bell, the Ball, the Boot and the Bone.

Those are the official names of McNugget shapes.


In slightly related news, McDonald's is dumping Chicken Selects "to make room for new products expected to arrive this spring and summer."

Perhaps the Thimble, the Shoe, the Top Hat and the Car.

3. Vote Poochie.

"At South by Southwest, Doritos will sponsor a band battle in which three music acts will compete to open for open for an evening concert headlined by LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Doug E. Fresh. Fans will be asked to vote for the opening act via Twitter. The event, held on a 62-foot 'vending machine' stage, will be streamed on the Doritos Facebook page."

4. JM Smucker & The Orrville Chronicles.

* The JM Smucker Company is the top U.S. packaged coffee maker.

* The JM Smucker Company is based in Orrville, Ohio.

* The JM Smucker Company sells Folger's and Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

* The cost of raw Arabica and Robusta has dropped considerably.

* Therefore, JM Smucker is slashing prices on its signature brands.

* Jimmy Orrville, boy detective.

* "Somethun's up at the Smucker factory, Jimmy."

5. 7-11 building "all-day menu."

Hi there, According to a recent study, Americans eat out an average of 4.5 times a week. 7-Eleven knows guests are time-starved and looking for convenient ways to save time and money - without sacrificing flavor and quality. This March, the world's largest convenience store retailer introduces two new, fresh premium sandwiches without the premium price while continuing an effort to provide healthier options for their guests.

Satisfying Fresh Sandwiches:

*NEW* Steakhouse Roast Beef Sandwich with Blue Cheese Mayonnaise on Marble Rye - sliced select roast beef with blue cheese crumble mayonnaise, fresh baby spinach and juicy tomatoes on marble rye bread. All for 420 calories.

*NEW* Bistro Deluxe with Black Forest Ham, Salami, Swiss Cheese and Dijon Mustard on Asiago Bread - black forest ham, genoa salami and swiss cheese with lettuce and tangy Dijon mustard all stacked on fresh asiago bread. All for 440 calories.

7-Smart Turkey with Tomato on Wheat - simply delicious with sliced oven roasted turkey, crisp lettuce and tomatoes on whole wheat bread. All for 290 calories.

In addition to the new sandwich offerings, for the entire month of March, 7-Eleven is offering guests a free 16-ounce Pepsi with the purchase of any fresh sandwich at participating locations nationwide.

Steakhouse Pepsi?

6. Italian ice.

"We are excited to let you know that the Häagen-Dazs® brand is making this New Year even sweeter with the launch of its newest thoughtfully-crafted offering, Häagen-Dazs Gelato!

Truly made like no other, Häagen-Dazs® Gelato uses only the finest, most essential ingredients to achieve a perfect expression of the Italian experience. Madagascar vanilla, Brazilian coffee, San Francisco sea salt, Oregon cherries and South African lemons are just some of the ingredients used to create rich and creamy gelato flavors like Stracciatella, Sea Salt Caramel, Black Cherry Amaretto and Limoncello that will transport you to Italy with every spoonful.

"Leisurely strolls through the piazza at dusk, an appreciation of centuries old craftsmanship, and a love of food that borders on obsession, these are the essential Italian moments we had in mind when creating Häagen-Dazs® Gelato," said Cady Behles, Häagen-Dazs® brand manager.

Don't you mean Cady Behles®?

7. Get them addicted and complain about their lack of character.

8. Food Industry Likened To Big Tobacco.


Luke Chen is our pseudononymous man on food. The Random Food Report is a food report that appears randomly. It welcomes your comments.


Posted on March 6, 2013

MUSIC - Chief Keef Changed The Industry.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - More McCaskey Malpractice.

BOOKS - All About Poop.


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