Morning Grind

Morning Grind: January 13, 2014

By on January 13, 2014 8:00am EST

Our daily morning roundup of food-related fare from around the web.

Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.

The study sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that between 2007 and 2012, the estimated the total cut in food product calories to be about 6.4tn.

The cynic in me says, sure, but they did this by marketing really badly processed food.

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According to reports, Barilla aims to offer customers cartridges of dough that they can insert into a 3D printer to create their own pasta designs.

 Oh, did I miss the part where we all have 3-D printers now?

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Xbox 360 users bought $1 million worth of Pizza Hut pizzas in just the first four months of using the game console’s newish Pizza Hut app, Polygon reported on Thursday.

“It’s been a source of unbelievable growth for us,” Pizza Hut public relations director Doug Terfehr told Polygon. “Just the explosion of people who wanted to download it, experiment with it, play with it with Kinect.”

In news that shocks no one.

 

 

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  • balletbookworm

    omg, Ready Player One is here! (you know, where Wade’s OASIS account is used to order his food, etc, from within the virtual reality)