Posts Tagged: junk food

Why Cheetos Are Perfect

On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. While the atmosphere was cordial, the men assembled were hardly friends.

So begins the [14-page] feature in this weekend's New York Times Magazine on "[...]


The Swiss Roll Diet

We are all about diets this week! The wine diet! The prune diet (as part of a balanced wine diet)! The consistently moderately alcohol-using diet (see above)! Now comes the Swiss Roll diet, perpetrated by a woman in England who seriously only ate them for nine months. The woman describes that period as a "strange time," and her wake-up call came when she got stuck in a swing. Now she's fine, back to eating plants and animals and things.