Wikimedia Commons/ BlinkWhat are the worst supermarkets in the country? Consumer Reports surveyed more than 24,000 American shoppers, and assembled a list of 12. Their criteria were fairly straightforward: speedy checkout, cleanliness, and the quality of perishables were the prime factors, and according to the report the biggest complaints were regarding dirtiness and crowds. Here's the list!
Best Supermarket Brands
12. Stop & Shop
9. Pick 'n Save
8. Food Lion
7. Weis Markets
6. Tops Markets
4. A & P
2. Wal-Mart Supercenter
New Supermarket Scanner Banishes Bar Codes
According to Latinos Post, 54 grocery store chains were considered, and were given scores from one to 100 based on the survey respondents' answers. Pathmark, which is exclusive to the East Coast, only earned a score of 68, just inching out Wal-Mart's 69. Both stores were cited for being very unclean, and Wal-Mart in particular was called out for having unhelpful employees.
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Wikimedia Commons/ BlinkWhat are the worst supermarkets in the country? Consumer Reports surveyed more than 24,000 American shoppers, and assembled a list of 12. Their criteria were fairly straightforward: speedy checkout, cleanliness, and the quality of perishables were the prime factors, and according to the report the biggest complaints were regarding dirtiness and crowds. Here's the list!Read More »from What Are America’s Worst Supermarkets?
We tried the debonair actor's talked-about Casamigos tequila and tasted it against the competitionSay the word "tequila" to just about anyone over the age of 21 (actually, probably over the age of 16 these days, but never mind), and you're likely to find an array of reactions: Disgust. Joy. Nostalgia. Horror. Everyone has that one story, that one experience, that one (too many) shot of tequila that lives on as legend in their minds. Either it's the best drink you've ever had, or the worst. You either never want to even smell it again or you can't wait for your next one.Read More »from Taste Test: The Best Tequila's for Cinco De Mayo
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We're in the latter category, so naturally we were interested in the new Casamigos tequila, produced to the specifications of George Clooney and his friend Rande Gerber, which has been getting lots of buzz and rave reviews (we think those commercials starring Cindy Crawford - Mrs. Gerber - may have helped). According to the company press releases, Clooney and Gerber have often blind-tasted the Casamigos tequilas (there are two, a blanco and a reposado) against other brands, and the
Cake AlchemyHe has popped the question and you've said yes. The date has been set and you've secured a location. But have you thought about what kind of wedding cake you would like?Read More »from The Most Unusual Wedding Cakes Ever
5 Ways to Make Your Wedding a "Walk in the Park"
While the options for wedding cakes are nearly limitless, the process of picking out the cake should be enjoyable for a bride and groom. What could be more fun or delicious than sampling a variety of different cake flavors and fillings? (And, as cakes are ordered typically six months before the big day, there is no need to worry about a bit of cake derailing your efforts to fit into the dress.)
Sweet Songs to Cut Your Wedding Cake To
When choosing a wedding cake, the design is often inspired by the bride and groom's personalities or the style of the wedding - layer cakes are no longer the norm. We've found ten statement-making cakes that will certainly catch your guests' eyes.
10 Simple and Eco-Friendly Wedding Cost-Cutters
Like the layered look, but want something
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 2:27 PM EDT
Flickr/Nick SaltmarshLooks like our obsession with pretty strawberries might be a bigger problem than expected; a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that of the 4.4 billion tons of food the world produces each year, somewhere between 30 percent and 50 percent gets lost before reaching a human mouth.Read More »from Almost Half of World's Food Thrown Away, Report Says
The report, titled "Global Food; Waste Not, Want Not," says that in the U.K. alone, 30 percent of vegetable crops are thrown away because they're not up to consumers' physical standards.
Reduce Food Waste in 5 Easy Steps
In Europe and the U.S., about half of purchased food gets thrown away after being bought.
10 Ways to Make Food Last Longer
This amount of waste is shocking not only in light of the world's growing population (the UN estimates that by 2075, the world's population will increase by 3 billion), but also in terms of the amount of water wasted. According to the report, we waste about 145 trillion gallons of water on crops that never reach a consumer.
10 Ways to Go Green
Intentional or not, these secret spots entice our desire for an exclusive experienceWhen dining out, not all secrets are meant to be kept - at least that's partly the intent with the "secret" restaurant trend. Unmarked entrances, unadvertised contact information, and word-of-mouth marketing are typical attributes of this deliberately cryptic experience. Clandestine appeal aside, though, it would be a shame to limit the joy of stumbling upon a well-kept location to this narrow definition.Read More »from America's Most Secret Restaurants
World's Wildest Dining
"Secret" can be an underground speakeasy, as much as it can be Hop Kee's (a not-so-secret secret restaurant) subterranean entrance. It can also imply an obligatory reservation (on a Tuesday) to be seated in a 35-person dining room in a town of 2,100 people. Moreover, what's a well-known "secret" to locals in a city like New York (La Esquina, for instance), might conserve its appeal for tourists. You could even argue that the term also applies to known and beloved establishments with tacit practices: a secret menu, for instance.
101 Best Food Trucks in America
We're going all in to celebrate the Mexican holiday with short, easy, 5-ingredient recipesA celebration of Mexican history and heritage, Cinco de Mayo is always, obviously, celebrated on the 5th of May. While some people may know that the 5th of May is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, a day of Mexico's unlikely victory over French forces, very few people pay much attention to the number five's role in the celebration of tequila, sombreros, and all things Mexican.Read More »from 5-Ingredient Easy Recipes for Cinco De Mayo
5 Authentic Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
We're here to change that. This year, we're going all in with our Cinco de Mayo celebration by not only feasting on authentic and delicious Mexican dishes, but only ones that have five ingredients, or less.
Make Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme at Home
We know, it's a little silly, but if you look at it from a non-judgmental point of view, you'll see that what we're offering are fast, easy, and simple recipes for you to whip up for this year's celebration. If you're a salsa nut but can't stand it when tomatoes are out of season (which is the case in May, just so you
Wikimedia/AvicedaBarring imminent starvation, it is basically never OK to eat a romantic partner's pets. That seems like the sort of relationship advice that wouldn't have to take up space in any dating guides, but one of Mike Tyson's former girlfriends didn't get the memo and thought it was a good idea to eat one of his pigeons.Read More »from Mike Tyson's Ex-Girlfriend Ate His Pet Pigeon
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According to The Huffington Post, the former boxer has a flock of much-adored pet pigeons that he raises and trains for races. But in an interview Thursday, he told CBS that although he is a vegan now, he had once tried and failed to eat a pigeon, because one of his girlfriends had killed and prepared one of his and told him to try it.
"I tried," Tyson said. "I was dating this young lady and she said, 'I don't know why you're flying those damn birds, you should be eating them.' … She happened to grab one and - and she cooked one and proceeded to eat it. And I just couldn't do it."
Best Athlete Food &
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
McDonald'sRead More »from McDonald's May Be the Most Visited Business in the US
Looks like McDonald's isn't losing its reign anytime soon; a new study found that McDonald's was the leading business in the United States in March, and no one is surprised.
The World's Top 10 Coolest McDonald's
A new study from Placed, a location analytics company, crunched the numbers and found that McDonald's, Walmart, and Subway are the three most-visited businesses in the United States for Americans 14 or older.
A Brief History of McDonald's 40-Year-Old Egg McMuffin
McDonald's received 49 percent of visitors, Walmart received 38.8 percent of the visitors polled, and Subway got 37.8 percent. Burger King only had 24.3 percent, Starbucks 23.9 percent, and Wendy's 22.8 percent. Surprisingly, this was all higher than any pharmacy; Walgreens and CVS ranked seven and eight, respectively, on the list.
Chick-fil-A, McDonald's Have Unhealthiest 'Healthy' Kids' Meals Ever
When it comes to food trends, the sales of pizza and fried chicken decreased in March as football season ended,
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
Credit: QuirkyLet's face it - the kitchen can be an expensive place. With cookware, knife sets, and everything in between, stocking a kitchen can add up to a lot of money. Because it can be challenging to discern the difference between something you need and something you want, we often see experts in the industry doling out advice with lists of what's worth splurging on and what you really don't need in order to relieve you of stress and keep your kitchen as budget-friendly as it can be.Read More »from Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets You Don't Need but Really Want
Best Infomercial Kitchen Products
This is not one of those lists. This list is a collection of kitchen tools and gadgets that aren't necessary for you to have - and in some cases are just absurd - but we secretly really want them, and that's why we're telling you about them today.
15 Best Cooking Apps for Your Smartphone
From grill gadgets and egg molds to cookie cutters and corn kernelers, these gadgets are what we would classify as ridiculous, but if money was no object in this world, we'd recommend that you
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Fri, May 3, 2013 11:02 AM EDT
A New York City public elementary school may be the first to offer an all-vegetarian lunch menu every day for students, AP reports.Read More »from New York Elementary School First to Offer All-Vegetarian Lunch
America's Best School Lunches
New York City Public School 244, which opened in 2008 and teaches 400 students, pre-kindergarten through third grade, has reportedly made the switch to completely vegetarian meals.
Best Lunch Recipes
The school, which started serving vegetarian meals three times a week to provide healthy food options, increased vegetarian meals to four times a week, and now five, thanks to students' popular demand. "We discovered early on that our kids were gravitating toward our vegetarian offerings, and we kept expanding the program to meet the demand," principal Robert Groff said.
Best Vegetarian Recipes
Duran's guacamole mantras are similar to ones of past experts that we've spoken with, but he also has some additional tips to share. Like knowing how to spot the perfect ripened avocado and how to make your guacamole your own, whether