For us, Super Bowl Sunday may be synonymous with copious amounts of yummy food, but there's another part of the tradition that we look forward to year after year: those hysterical Super Bowl commercials! While some may have fallen short of our expectations, there are definitely a few that make us smile every time we watch. From brewskies to fast food to party snacks, take a comfy seat and prepare to laugh at 10 of the funniest food-filled ads that have aired on Super Bowl Sunday.
Chips, beer, wings, and dip are just a few foods that Americans consume a whole lot of during the Super Bowl. We're talking millions of pounds! If you've ever wondered what the true numbers amount to, then keep clicking for the breakdown.
Are you determined for 2013 to be your best year yet? If so, maybe it's time to consider incorporating some lucky New Year's traditions into your year-end dinner routine. Why stick to local food traditions when you might just get extra help from other fortuitous foods eaten elsewhere in the world? Take a look at some of the globe's luckiest food traditions. We assure you, some of them are worth stealing.
Coke would like us to believe that it has a hold on Santa and Christmastime, but beer ads around the holidays prove differently. Whether they're vintage posters or more sleek and modern ones, brew ads are just as memorable. Some made us laugh, others were simple and effective — go ahead and see for yourself!
There are certain scenes in holiday movies that make your mouth water with longing and other ones that compel you to push your plate away. From full Christmas breakfasts complete with sausage and muffins to deflated turkeys bone dry from overcooking, take a look at the most delicious — and disastrous — food scenes from our favorite holiday flicks.
This holiday season, go global in the kitchen with Christmas and Hanukkah meals from around the world. From food you might not have heard of (think purple rice cakes) to classics like mince pie, there's no shortage of international inspiration. Browse our picks, and let us know in the comments if you have any of your own!
Tomorrow night, millions of people will be tuning in to watch game three of the MLB World Series. If you're one of those who's watching the game from the comfort of a living room couch, don't have to miss out on all of the indulgent snacks. Hot dogs, nachos, and a homemade riff on Cracker Jacks are even more delicious when you make them yourself, and we've got all the recipes for you. Ring in baseball season's halfway point tonight: grab a beer from the fridge (it's so much cheaper than the ballpark ones!) and go back for seconds, thirds, and fourths without steep lines — or prices.
We now know how powerful advertising can be, but it's funny to see how product messages change over time, especially when it comes to what we eat. We've gathered some of the best candy, drink, and food ads from the 1900s to see how beloved brands tried to capture consumers' attentions — and stomachs. You'll find that some are pretty smart and others are just plain ridiculous!
All this talk of our favorite childhood cereals has left my stomach grumbling for nostalgic morning treats. Many of these morning meals are no longer available on store shelves, but thankfully their commercials live on — questionable video quality aside.
While I appreciate the freedoms of adulthood, sometimes I have a hankering for a morning watching weekend cartoons while munching on a bowl of the sweetest cereal that would pass parental approval. Now, I’d wager that the true parental divide is as such: those who would and those who would not allow sugary cereal in their house. While my mom was staunch in her disapproval of Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, French Toast Crunch (RIP), etc., my dad was a bit more permissive on that front.
Throughout my childhood, most mornings spent at my dad’s house started off with filling my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bowl to the brim (at least once) with some saccharine-sweet goodness. Like any cereal addict, I had certain rituals for eating my favorite, Lucky Charms:
- Eat all the cereal pieces.
- Group the marshmallows together by shape.
- Eat each group one by one, in jingle order (“hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and red balloons”).
- Repeat ad nauseum (literally).
What were your morning gustatory rituals as a child? Were you allowed to eat sugary cereal, and if so, which types are you most nostalgic for?
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