NEWS: MiO Turns Boring, Flavorless Clear Water Into Slightly Less Boring, Flavored Colored Water

Turning water into something other than water hasn’t only been done by Jesus, it’s been done by Crystal Light, Gatorade, Kool-Aid, and Tang. The problem with these mixes is that they come in powder form, which means I’m either going to have to deal with tearing off the tops of little packets or possibly choke on a cloud of fruity powder that rises out of a container of Kool-Aid I accidentally dropped and then opened before everything inside could settle.

But, soon, we’ll have another choice to turn plain old water into flavored plain old water with Kraft’s MiO. Unlike the previous mixes I mentioned, MiO isn’t a powder mix, it’s a liquid water enhancer. Or a liquid flavor concentrate, if you will.

All it takes is few droplets from MiO’s pocket-friendly water droplet-shaped container to turn Mother Nature’s tears into flavored Mother Nature’s tears. Or if you’re like me with a bottle of chocolate syrup and a glass of milk, you can put as much of it as you want in your water. MiO has zero calories and no artificial flavor, but it does contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, and preservatives.

MiO will launch nationwide on March 7 and come in six flavors: berry pomegranate, fruit punch, mango peach, peach tea, sweet tea, and strawberry watermelon. It will retail for $3.99 and one bottle can make 24 8-ounce servings.

NEWS: Stuff Yourself With New Activia Parfait Crunch So That The Bifidus Regularis Can Unstuff Everything Else You’ve Eaten


Activia Parfait Crunch is the company’s latest product to get us to consume more Bifidus Regularis, which is not a spell Harry Potter can cast upon you so that you can poop on a regular basis. It’s Activia’s unique probiotic culture that helps you poop on a regular basis when consumed daily for two weeks as parts of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Activia Parfait Crunch combines their lowfat yogurt with fruit pieces and lowfat granola. It’s available in four flavors: Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla, and Peach. Each six-ounce cup contains 220 calories, 3 grams of fat and retails for $1.29.

NEWS: Zombie Jerky May Be Green But It Still Looks More Edible Than A Slim Jim

How to Survive a Zombie Attack, by Acey Duecy

Harcos Laboratories, the same company that brought us Zombie Blood Energy Potion and Blood Energy Potion, recently released their first chewable product — Zombie Jerky.

Sadly, it’s also their first non-caffeinated product.

The slimy green beef jerky (yes, slimy green) comes in an orange biohazard bag and is teriyaki flavored. Hmm…teriyaki flavored? I always imagined zombie flesh would taste like roadkill marinated in radioactive sludge with a hint of maggots.

A serving of Zombie Jerky contains only one gram of fat and 13 grams of protein. It’s currently available via the Harcos Labs website and a 1.25 ounce bag retails for $4.99.

Source: Harcos Labs Blog

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NEWS: Kellogg’s Hopes To Make Us Regular Using The Power of Eggo Waffles


I thought Eggo waffles were only good as syrup sponges, but after waking up from a syrup induced coma with my face in a pool of Mrs. Buttersworth’s, I found out they have redeeming nutritional qualities. There are vitamins and minerals in Eggo waffles, although I think they’re negated when I dump a 1/4 of a cup of syrup on them. But without syrup they’re like round Simpson yellow Flintstones vitamins.

Even though Kellogg’s are masters at providing consumers with essential vitamins and minerals in frozen waffle form, they’re not standing still and they’re taking it another step forward with their new Eggo FiberPlus Waffles.

It comes in two varieties: Eggo FiberPlus Calcium Buttermilk Waffles and Eggo FiberPlus Antioxidants Chocolate Chip Waffles. Eating two of these waffles provides 35 percent of your daily recommended intake of fiber. If you fear osteoporosis, two Eggo FiberPlus Calcium Buttermilk Waffles give you 35 percent of your daily calcium. If you want to boost your immune system, two of the chocolate chips ones will give you 20 percent zinc.

So suck it, milk and peanuts!

NEWS: DiGiorno Puts Pizza and Cookies in the Same Box; Also Offers Pizza and ‘Wyngz’, Goes on to Lose Spelling Bee

DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies

Update: Click here to read our DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies review

In a move that strikes me as amazingly random, DiGiorno is now offering Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough with its frozen pizzas. Unimaginatively called DiGiorno Pizza & Cookies, you can get your chocolate chip cookies with three different types of pizza: Four Cheese, Pepperoni and Supreme. All pizzas have a hand tossed style crust.

The box says the dough makes 12 cookies, but you could probably make one really big cookie with a raw center, or just eat the dough while you wait for your frozen pizza to cook. The recommended amount of cookies raises questions regarding how many people it takes to eat a DiGiorno pizza. If you ask me, that’s a lot of cookies per person.

If you’re not a big fan of dessert, DiGiorno also now offers Pizza & Boneless Wyngz. Wyngz looks like something my cat would type while walking across my keyboard, but the box describes them as white meat chicken fritters. Perhaps they made the spelling XTREME in order to avoid anyone thinking they were actually chicken wings. You can get a Supreme or Three Meat with Honey BBQ Wyngz, or a Pepperoni with Buffalo Style Wyngz. No matter which flavor Wyngz you choose, you’ll be getting approximately 7-8 of them per box.

No word on price for either combo. No word on cooking instructions either, but I’m assuming both the cookies and the Wyngz are designed to cook to hot perfection at the exact same time as the pizza. These launched nationwide last week, so look for them in your grocer’s freezer aisle.

Pizza and cookies, a combination the people have been screaming for for years. Finally, all our dreams have come true!

Thanks for TIB reader Stefania for the tip.

Source: DiGiorno Facebook Page