Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Food No One Wants, Bowl Games and Tailgaters

Daily Insights 12/27/2016
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A New Restaurant in Berlin Sells Food No One Wants

Completely Happy (Restless Glücklich) is all about reducing food waste.

As a report in Huffington Post points out, the not-for-profit eatery, which opened in Berlin, Germany in May, hosts workshops to teach people how to waste less food at home and creates their menu based on 70 to 80 percent of the ingredients used are donations from wholesalers and supermarkets that don't want the items on their shelves. It's safe, but might not be pretty or as fresh or might be close to the expiration date. The topline is that shoppers would pass them by. 

Tailgating: A big-ticket opportunity even for winter

Football fans attending live games often reach stadium parking lots hours before the games.

Football fans attending live games often reach stadium parking lots hours before the NFL contests – for their pre-game feasts. They resemble survivalists, dressed for cold weather and with grills (gas or charcoal), chairs, canopies, meats, vegetables, beer, soda, and more. In fact, Tailigating.com reports that 51% arrive three to four hours before the game. And with a hefty bowl game schedule in full force this week and next, college football fans will be raring to go! And retailers can get involved...

Celebrate New Year's Allergy Free

Food allergies are an issue year round, but SupermarketGuru wants you to stay safe when ringing in the New Year. 

For the 15 million Americans who have food allergies, the holiday season can sometimes be a challenge. Holiday treats can contain surprise ingredients; and even trace amounts of peanuts or milk can cause severe reactions in some people. SupermarketGuru wants you to ring in the New Year allergy free, so here is a list of simple tips to minimize risks without putting a damper on the holiday fun from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

Phil's Food Reviews

Crazy Cuizine Mandarin Orange Chicken is a HIT!

Just in time for New Years and the Super Bowl, these chicken "nuggets" are perfect for parties as well as a main dish over rice or vegetables. They cook up nice and tender with a crisp outside, and the sauce packet is just right, not too sweet as so many are. Watch my full review.

Quick Poll

Keep a food diary for one week and win $100

You can make $100 just by keeping a record of what you eat and drink, how much you spend and where you bought it, and how your food was prepared or if you ate it outside of your home. Easy! We want to see what a week of food looks likes for four different types of consumers. To be considered, please fill out the form below, so we can learn a little about you. 

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