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Hungry Thieves, Citrus Peel Tricks, and Outrageous Wedding Cakes

What is it about Bad Hersfeld that makes it the center of large food thefts in Germany?

In a pretty, but otherwise unremarkable, German town a hundred miles northeast of Frankfurt am Main, a locus of food-related crimes has suddenly appeared. Truckloads of coffee, Red Bull, even Nutella have been hijacked. They’re not alone recently, though. […]

Doritos Situation Grave, and (Lust for) Alcohol Makes You Stupid

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Arch West led the Frito-Lay team that invented the Dorito (first sold in 1964), a snack that’s now sold worldwide with annual sales in the billions of dollars. This brand of chips has had its ups and downs, with sales falling so badly in recent […]

Salsa Proves Too Hot for Owner; He’s Smoked…

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

In the Stupidest Food Crime (So Far Today) Category:

A Mexican national drove his farm tractor up to the Otay Mesa cargo checkpoint. In the attached trailer were many boxes, all labeled hot sauce. The U.S. Customs officials put the trailer through their convenient, drive-through x-ray […]

Friday Follies: Weirdest Snacks, Dumb (and Hungry) Burglars, and Why Google is Like Bananas

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

A recent report on NewsMax describes the five weirdest snacks you can eat. Okay, I can see fried mayflies as odd; then again, some places eat all sorts of insects. (Just not in Texas, of course.) Eel soda sounds pretty disgusting too. Meat-flavored ice cream […]