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Apr 29, 2020. 15 comments

Last Call: The best tweets from our worst kitchen moments

Last Call: The best tweets from our worst kitchen moments
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Twitter has a way of pinpointing the national mood and serving as a megaphone to amplify it. Never has this been more true than throughout the last two months, as...

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Apr 17, 2020. 16 comments

A 25-year-old can of Chef Boyardee contains horrors you can’t unsee

A 25-year-old can of Chef Boyardee contains horrors you can’t unsee

Viral news stories about convenience foods are often about the preservatives in those foods, and how they are capable of, say,

keeping a McDonald’s burger unchanged for 25 years . We almost expect this of our food at this point, thanks to apocalypse-centric pop culture that instructs us to hoard things like Twinkies for when times get tough. And while canned foods are a long-lasting...

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Mar 26, 2020. 18 comments

A century-old Triscuits mystery has been solved

A century-old Triscuits mystery has been solved

Few things get me as excited as food history. (See:

this recipe for a celebratory meat pie from the reign of Henry VI .) Last night Sage Boggs—a comedian and sketch writer for The Tonight Show—regaled the online masses with the amusing origin story of the name “Triscuit,” answering a question most of us never thought to ask, and which soon felt like the most important issue that’s ever been...

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Mar 21, 2020. 16 comments

What movie meal do you want to take a bite of?

What movie meal do you want to take a bite of?

While hanging out on social media couldn’t be less similar to actual human interaction, it does provide some glimmers of joy when you’re least expecting it. With most of the country holed up at home, our boredom has produced some entertaining content. Our favorite this week was a Twitter thread started by writer Monica Heisey tha asked the question: Which movie meal have you always...

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Mar 19, 2020. 2 comments

These professional chefs are excited to teach you how to cook right this minute

These professional chefs are excited to teach you how to cook right this minute

When voluntarily indoors, a good way to pass the time is to teach yourself a new skill and spend every day of solitude inching your way toward mastery. Goals are good! They give you something to (hyper)focus on. For many people right now, the new skill they’re pursuing is cooking, and the food professionals of the world (myself included) know there are a lot of people out there looking for...

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Mar 16, 2020. 14 comments

Egg McMuffin Rat is the queen of New York

Egg McMuffin Rat is the queen of New York

There’s no use reinventing the wheel when CNN has already said it best: “A video showing a hungry rodent carrying an entire Egg McMuffin down some stairs has captured the attention of the social media world this week.” Indeed, it has. Egg McMuffin Rat shall be our new god.

The video was first posted in a tweet on Friday morning, and onlookers can be heard in the background of the video...

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Marnie Shure Marnie Shure Jan 14, 2020. 10 comments

Burger King kindly offers Prince Harry a job

Burger King kindly offers Prince Harry a job

The recent news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

stepping back from their duties as Duke and Duchess of Sussex is, to marketing teams, the gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday, the official Twitter account of Burger King tweeted the following:

It loses a few comedy points for lacking an actual handle to “@” in order to gain Harry’s attention. But it gains points for having every appearance...

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Marnie Shure Marnie Shure Jan 13, 2020. 8 comments

“Ka-ching!”: Redditor reveals failed sandwich grift, sparks internet debate

“Ka-ching!”: Redditor reveals failed sandwich grift, sparks internet debate

It’s America in 2020, and for better or for worse, side hustles are everywhere. One anonymous Reddit poster is looking to make a buck in an unconventional way: selling intellectual sandwich property via binding legal contract to neighborhood delis.

On January 11, Twitter user @BathysphereHat posted screenshots from Reddit’s popular AITA (Am I The Asshole?) series, which Reddit describes as “a...

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Allison Robicelli Allison Robicelli Sep 16, 2019. 13 comments

Taco bookmarks are the kind of innovation that separates us from animals

Taco bookmarks are the kind of innovation that separates us from animals

We don’t who figured out this ingenious food hack, but we think they deserve some sort of major award. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, for instance:

The revolutionary discovery is a gamechanger for those of us who are prone to losing bookmarks and who use a mini-fridge as a nightstand to take the work out of their usual 3 a.m. snack.

Several major food brands decided to replicate idea,...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Aug 20, 2019. 11 comments

Popeyes, Wendy's, Chick-fil-A engage in pointless, infuriating chicken sandwich Twitter spat

Popeyes, Wendy's, Chick-fil-A engage in pointless, infuriating chicken sandwich Twitter spat

By now you’ve probably heard that Popeyes has

a new chicken sandwich , and that it’s terrific . It’s so good that this is happening:

The most common point of comparison thus far for the Popeyes sandwich has been Chick-fil-A’s longstanding version. In addition to the structural similarities between the two, many have already celebrated the Popeyes sandwich as a

less controversial alternative ...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot Jun 19, 2019. 12 comments

Last Call: The best short story ever told on Twitter

Last Call: The best short story ever told on Twitter
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

The best story I’ve read this month unspooled over the course of just 10 tweets. I know, outrageous. Like the “baby shoes, never worn” story, it’s not just poignant and unsettling...

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Kinja Kinja May 22, 2019. 23 comments

Snarky brand responses to Kim Kardashian’s Jack In The Box tweet, ranked

Snarky brand responses to Kim Kardashian’s Jack In The Box tweet, ranked

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian announced to the internet that she would like to speak to a manager:

A few of the things that make this ridiculous tweet a work of art:

The fact that she didn’t even tag Jack In The Box, assuming (rightly, as it happens) that someone from the company would see it pretty damn quickly all the same.“I won’t fully put you on blast”: Hilarious on its own (how generous);...

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer Dominick Suzanne-Mayer May 16, 2019. 12 comments

Vita Coco social media calls Twitter guy’s bluff, offers jar of piss

Vita Coco social media calls Twitter guy’s bluff, offers jar of piss

It started like so many online arguments do: A guy showed up in the Twitter feed of a brand account, yelling about the product as though whoever’s running the brand account has any power over it. The brand “clapped back”, the likes rolled in, and somewhere in an office with an open-floor plan, a bunch of account executives high-fived themselves on the growth in overall engagement.

But what...

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Kate Bernot Kate Bernot May 16, 2019. 13 comments

Last Call: Japan gets all the best food mascots

Last Call: Japan gets all the best food mascots
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

Because I follow Takeout contributor Jenny Pfafflin on Twitter, I was this week blessed to discover the existence of @mondomascots, an account dedicated to chronicling “the weird...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Apr 30, 2019. 14 comments

Last Call: Chase Bank faceplants with #MondayMotivation tweet

Last Call: Chase Bank faceplants with #MondayMotivation tweet
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

Like a lot of people, I bank with Chase, so I’m sure I’m not the only person who had a mini-heart attack when I saw that “Chase Bank” was trending on Twitter. But so was...

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Kinja Kinja Apr 20, 2019. 21 comments

Chrissy Teigen’s great week: Disneyland, Time 100, dunking on Laura Ingraham

Chrissy Teigen’s great week: Disneyland, Time 100, dunking on Laura Ingraham

It’s a good time to be Chrissy Teigen. To be fair, I’m not sure there are that many bad times to be Chrissy Teigen, but if you were going to pick a window, this would be a pretty good one. It started last weekend, when the cookbook author (and Twitter savant) and her husband John Legend celebrated daughter Luna’s third birthday at Disneyland, a trip that included a breakfast with Disney...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Apr 02, 2019. 11 comments

Last Call: How many gummi bears can you identify just by color?

Last Call: How many gummi bears can you identify just by color?
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

We love a good candy exploration here at The Takeout, and so were intrigued by the Twitter data efforts of one Scott Barolo and his journey to the center of the 12 Flavor Gummi...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Mar 27, 2019. 24 comments

Last Call: I’ve actually never tried instant ramen

Last Call: I’ve actually never tried instant ramen
Last CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.  

You know me; I love

a good Twitter thread . Today’s was kicked off by photographer Paul Clarke, who wants to know:

The question kicked off a bunch of interesting and improbable...

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Kinja Kinja Mar 26, 2019. 11 comments

This week in weird Twitter food: Oreo rice?

This week in weird Twitter food: Oreo rice?

Feast your eyes:

Let’s move right past the Oreo dunked in Red Bull, because we can. We’re not here for whatever that mess might be. We’re here for Oreo rice. Twitter user @WahyuYordan posted the above photos late last week (if you click through and expand, you can see that the concoction has been heated on a stove, which makes it marginally more understandable), and the responses are a...

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Kinja Kinja Mar 19, 2019. 10 comments

Yes, you're about to click on a story about Ariana Grande tweeting about mangoes

Yes, you're about to click on a story about Ariana Grande tweeting about mangoes
Hot LinksWe spend way too much time on the internet  

If you wake up tomorrow morning and suddenly a surprisingly large percentage of the population is walking around singing a song you’ve never heard about fruit, this will be the reason why:

Perhaps “nah.... a mango” is destined to be the “thank u, next” of 2019, and by this time on Thursday we’ll all be living in a post-“nah.... a mango”...

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