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The Unexpected Food That's Seeing A Huge Price Spike Right Now

If you've been experiencing sticker shock when you head to the grocery store these days, you are not alone. When 2022 kicked off, grocery prices broke a 13-year record, and it appears that trend is continuing. CBS News reported that as the United States faces the highest rate of inflation the country has experienced in 40 years, food prices that have already skyrocketed are anticipated to continue their rising trajectory. Per the Consumer Price Index Summary, we are currently paying as much as 10% more for our pantry staples. CBS News cites both supply chain issues and an increase in demand as contributing to this financial food storm.
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The Costco Hot Dog Hoax That Shocked Shoppers As Shares Tumbled This Week

Costco is famous for its various deals, but the most notorious bargain of all is the $1.50 hot dog and soda combo. It's evident that even after people spend hundreds of dollars at the warehouse club, they can't resist the allure of this deal, because Costco sells an average of 135 million hot dogs per year (via 425 Business). In the current state of the world with rampant inflation, the $1.50 hot dogs serve as a reminder of simpler times and a treat after a day of shopping. Whether or not it's practical to keep it at that price, however, is another story.
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Taco Bell Menu Brings Back Another Cult Favorite

While McDonald's (MCD) - Get McDonald's Corporation Report is known for its (almost) unwavering stability over the years, Taco Bell is all about teasing customers with something delicious and then replacing it with something else. Limited-time promotions are the Yum! Brands (YUM) - Get Yum! Brands, Inc. Report-owned chain's whole...
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I tried 9 peanut butters and sometimes you just can’t beat a classic

Is there anything better then peanut butter? (Apologies to peanut-allergy sufferers!) The beloved spread has become so much more than a childhood sandwich staple — it’s a cultural icon, woven deep within the country’s culinary fabric through our favorite desserts, dishes and mass-produced grocery store items. But...
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McDonald's Adds New Summer Treat to Menu

McDonald's is bulking up its menu with a new chilled item just in time for those summer heatwaves. The Golden Arches is mixing salty and sweet for its latest mouth-watering child concoction – the new Chocolatey Pretzel McFlurry. The new addition, set to be available at participating McDonald's locations nationwide beginning May 25, marks the first new addition to the McFlurry lineup of 2022.
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Self-scan supermarket tills and the rows over their use

Self-service supermarket tills are supposed to make our lives easier but after years of scanning groceries ourselves, some shoppers are really missing the human touch. The row over self-scan versus cashier bubbled to the surface this week, after 69-year-old Pat McCarthy started a petition calling for Tesco to "stop replacing people with machines", swiftly gaining more than 100,000 signatures.
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Twitter Doesn't Love Taco Bell's New Mexican Pizza

If people love a fast-food item so much it rises to cult classic status, one thing is for sure: It should not be changed. We've all seen the results of these misguided experiments: Wendy's (WEN) - Get Wendy's Company Report changing its fries recipe (although the latest change is better, we'll give them that), Coke's (COKE) - Get Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. Report creation of New Coke (gross), and McDonald's (MCD) - Get McDonald's Corporation Report swapping its fried apple pies for baked ones.
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Burger King Menu Adds a New Whopper (Yet Again)

Restaurant Brand International's (QSR) - Get Restaurant Brands International Inc Report Burger King clearly has one goal in life: to reinvent the Whopper until the end of time. From a business perspective, this is understandable. Making something consumers like enough to come back for time and time again is a...
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Texas man gives away 300 cans of baby formula amid crippling shortage

This is a formula for relief. A Texas restaurant owner is giving away free cans of baby formula to stressed-out parents struggling with a nationwide shortage of the manufactured food. Benji Arslanovski, who owns Our Place in Mansfield, told Fox News on Friday that he used his connections with a supplier to ship 56 cases of Gerber Good Start formula to his eatery. The innovative entrepreneur initially wanted to sell each can at cost price, but decided he wasn’t able to charge anxious moms and dads for the essential item. “The first lady that came in was so happy to have...
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Wisconsin man celebrates scarfing down Big Macs almost every day for 50 years

A hamburger aficionado from Wisconsin celebrated a golden milestone this week: 50 years of scarfing down Big Macs almost every day. Don Gorske, 68, of Fond du Lac, has held the record for most Big Macs consumed in a lifetime for more than two decades. On Tuesday, he hit the half-century mark of eating the iconic sandwich made of two patties, three buns and special sauce, according to a statement from Guinness World Records.
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Gross Things You Should Know About KFC

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