Eating Alone, Soda-Flavored Pop Tarts, Restaurants Claim Ingredients are Local, but are They? And Throwing it Back to the Easy Bake Days

May 06, 2016

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Remember how bad you used to feel for the person eating alone? Apparently, this perspective has shifted, and it is now preferred by many Americans. The Hartman Group just released data showing that solitary eating is now a new normal. Will there be consequences to this behavior that affect are physical and mental health? 

In other news, Kellogg’s has created a new product that defies every trend we are seeing in shoppers - the many that are moving away from artificial ingredients, and also drinking less soda. So how are they going to sell this soda-flavored Pop Tart? 

You know how all those new restaurants in big cities that are claiming they source ingredients locally? Do you ever wonder how and where they get the supplies? And how can you know for sure they are telling the truth? 

And for those who remember and didn’t know this toy is still around, here’s a throwback to the Easy Back Oven, which apparently has gotten a lot fancier since the 1970s. 

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