Erin's Edibles

Have consumers taken social media a step too far?

This morning I noticed an email in my work inbox that, at first glance, I thought was a joke:

Comedy Central and Frito-Lay Team up for South Park Cheesy Poofs

Be still my South Park-loving heart. According to an article I found on the Reuter's news service, Comedy Central is teaming up with Frito-Lay to bring to life South Park's most loved snack: Cheesy Poofs

The food industry needs more of Juicy Fruit's Serenading Unicorns

Yesterday was a glorious day filled with candy, new snack products and best of all, a peak at a website that will forever change my life. You see, the NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo wasn't just about learning which delicious snacks would be gracing my taste buds in the near future.

Sources of Sodium in U.S. Diets (Chart)

I attended the Food Technology and Innovation Forum this week and had the pleasure of listening to numerous great minds in the food industry. One of those great minds was Dr. Robert Post, Deputy Director of the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Smart Phone: Meet the 2011 Sweets and Snacks Expo Mobile App

I'm heading to one of the most fun (and delicious) trade shows a girl covering the food industry can attend: The 2011 Sweets and Snack Expo in Chicago.

Fooducate Offers Ingredient, Health information in handy iPhone App

I've started to view my iPhone as an extension of my right hand. It goes everywhere with me; from the library, to kids' sporting events, the mall, the airport, and the grocery store.  I even have it in arm's reach when I'm watching television, reading or working. 

Fona FlavorNotes App a Delicious Addition to my iPhone

I'm not a food scientist nor do I play one on t.v., but FONA's new FlavorNotes smart phone application might have me rethinking my career path.

Beware holders of secret recipes: You may not be able to make that job jump just yet

File this one under Things That Make Me Go 'Really?': 

New iPhone App helps consumers get the 411 on food ingredients

I'll admit it: I'm a slave to my iPhone. If there's an app that will help me to be a more educated or more productive member of society, then queue up my App Store and show me the way.

The Argument Over Organic Foods: Can't We All Just Get Along?

I recently received an e-mailed press release from The Cornucopia Institute, which claims to be a Wisconsin-based organic industry watchdog. The Cornucopia Institute was lamenting about Sara Lee's recent marketing over a product called EarthGrains Bread.