MUNCHIES: Scientists Say We’re Hardwired to Choose Red Foods Over Green
"Never has the old 'You eat with your eyes' adage been more relevant. A new study from researchers at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste suggests that the saying could also apply to our food choices. It claims that humans use colour to evaluate the nutrient value of food and opt for the most calorific choice. The report, published earlier this week in the Scientific Reports journal, revealed that with regard to unprocessed food, humans are more likely to choose red foods over green because the former indicates higher nutritional value." Read full story.
FOOD52: Kellogg's Just Killed This Cereal. Did You Know It Was Even Alive?
"It’s been 28 days since Kellogg’s announced the formal discontinuation of Product 19, a cereal I’d never heard of until 28 days ago. Product 19 was, in actuality, a 'healthy' cereal, the antecedent to Special K: branny and oaty, toeing the line between being pleasantly agreeable and utterly nondescript. Kellogg's began manufacturing the cereal in 1967, crafted it as a rejoinder to General Mills' populist Total, a similar mash-up of wheat and vitamins that came out earlier that decade." Read full story.
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GRUB STREET: Distraught Customer Sues Krispy Kreme Over Fake Ingredients
"A man in California has filed a lawsuit that accuses Krispy Kreme of engaging in 'false and misleading business practices' because its doughnuts contain … an artificial ingredient or two. In fairness, the complaint in Jason Saidian’s proposed class action is that it’s the chain’s Raspberry Filled, Maple Bar, and Blueberry Cake doughnuts that don’t contain the ingredients used to advertise them, which at bare minimum suggests some subpar pastries. His suit claims they get their flavoring instead from things like imitation maple icing and 'blueberry flavored bits' made from dyed corn syrup." Read full story.