NEW YORK — New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed’s radical transformation into today’s Twix bars and M&M candies.
You are here
By Candice Choi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK — McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers as the Big Mac turns 50, but it’s not messing with the makings of its most famous burger.
NEW YORK — Are the fiber counts for foods getting bloated?
Browse supermarket shelves, and it’s easy to find ice cream, yogurt and brownies with impressive fiber totals. That’s because companies add ingredients to boost the fiber, a practice they say helps people enjoy treats with less guilt but that critics say distorts ideas about what’s healthy.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — McDonald’s is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time.
The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding delivery, digital ordering kiosks in restaurants, and rolling out an app that saves precious seconds.
NEW YORK — Pepsi on Wednesday pulled an ad after it was widely mocked and criticized for appearing to trivialize protests for social justice causes.
“Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding,” the company said. “Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize.”
It said it was “removing the content and halting any further rollout.”
NEW YORK — Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles and M&M’s, is breaking ranks with other food companies and denouncing an industry-funded paper that says global recommendations on limiting sugar are based on weak evidence.
The paper drew criticism this week because it was paid for by a group whose members include Coca-Cola, Hershey, Red Bull and Oreo cookie maker Mondelez.
NEW YORK — What beverage goes best with lobster rolls, a bagel sandwich stuffed with whitefish, or a bowl of ramen? Coke wants you to think of soda.
NEW YORK — An analysis of newly uncovered documents shows the sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease in part by pointing the finger at fat as early as the 1960s.
CONCORD, N.H. How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.
“Noxious” and “kind of not natural” were among the reactions to some of the meatless alternatives being pushed by a new generation of vegan food makers that want to revolutionize the way Americans eat.
NEW YORK A non-profit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.