Here are a few interesting junk food-related stories from the past week or so. Enjoy.

How Oreos Got Their Name: The Rise of an American Icon (via Serious Eats)

Taco Bell’s Naked Egg Taco Is Really All About Instagram (via Munchies)

The quest to find the perfect replacement for sugar is looking hopeless (via Quartz)

The Best Item In An Astronaut’s Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream (via NPR)

$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza (via Munchies)

Image via flickr user mihoda / CC BY 2.0

3 thoughts to “WEEKEND READING – 8/19/2017”

    1. @JHH: I like the explanation that was provided in the article, as to the then-war between competitors Hydrox and Nabisco (on the Oreo side): “Someone at Nabisco clearly had a thing for botany, and to understand Oreo, you don’t have to look any further than the mountain laurel on every Hydrox—Oreodaphne. It was a copycat in every way. “

  1. If you like baking, I highly recommend the cookbook that the Oreo story is from- Bravetart by Stella Parks. I got my copy the other day. It has a lot of interesting stories about the origins of popular American desserts. (lol, this sounds like an ad. I promise it’s not)

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