Consumerism

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: thanksgiving in a bottle edition

Greetings, friends, and welcome back from what I hope was a deeply enjoyable, tryptophan-enhanced food coma. As I mentioned previously, the...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: mountain dew mdx edition

Despite recent appearances to the contrary, the ongoing Gross-Off series has not been abandoned here at jefitoblog; it’s just that...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

gross-off: the batman limited edition cereal

You know, I’ve never cared much about Halloween. Even as a kid, the candy didn’t excite me as much as it did my friends —...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

gross-off, hostess edition: halloween glo balls

It’s almost Halloween at our neighborhood Safeway: Veteran Hostess consumers will recognize “Glo Balls” as cleverly...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Music

come back to the crazy buffet, jimmy dean

Back in February, I mentioned driving past Crazy Buffet, a new restaurant in Sunnyvale. I didn’t have any intention of eating there,...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

Silly conejo! Trix is for los niños!

So I’m pouring The Boy’s cereal this morning, and I notice something a little different about this week’s box of Trix: It...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great cereal gross-off: peanut butter cookie crisp edition

During their Biblical forty years of wandering in the desert, the Jews subsisted on a miracle food that fell from the heavens each night....

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: cheesy burger ravioli

This is it, my friends — the end of Week Boy-Ar-Dee: It’s been a bumpy road, to be sure, but an educational one nonetheless....

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: chili cheese dog twistaroni

So. We meet again, my fat, toque-headed nemesis: I won’t lie to you — yesterday’s Boyarxperiment hurt me, and hurt me...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: pepperoni pizzazaroli

Yes. Fucking Pepperoni Pizzazaroli: You would think “Pepperoni Pizza Ravioli” would be good enough, or even “Pepperoni...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

week boy-ar-dee: cheesy nacho twistaroni

Behold! Isn’t modern technology wonderful? They’ve taken cheesy nacho, combined it with pasta, and put it in a can. Convenience...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF: Kellogg’s Mini Swirlz Fudge Ripple edition

I realize it’s been a long time since I did an entry on some new piece of dumb junk food, but our nation’s beloved...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF: Kellogg’s Mini Swirlz Fudge Ripple edition

I realize it’s been a long time since I did an entry on some new piece of dumb junk food, but our nation’s beloved...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

safeway adventures

Benja described it as “the movie of the year,” and I have to confess I didn’t believe him, but then I saw this: And I...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Music

the soul is in the bowl

Dear Smokey, Whether most people remember it today or not, you are one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American music....

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Consumerism, Junk Food

say “honey smacks” again. I dare you.

How’s a kid supposed to eat breakfast with this staring him in the face?...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the üncheese

Some time ago, in a fit of starved desperation, I unwrapped a Slim Jimâ„¢ Chili n’ Cheese stick, and could not...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

please don’t include the ham

Every week, it’s something new and exciting at the grocery store. This morning, I spied with my little eye two words I never want to...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great cereal gross-off, part II! (sort of.)

Okay, so, originally this was going to be another GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF! between Malt-O-Meal’s new Blueberry Muffin Tops (“The...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

Why, Mott’s? Why?

So, as some of you may remember, during a recent trip to the grocery store, I discovered a terrible new development in applesauce...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

winning the war on consumers

“These are dire times, men,” said the CEO of Sunshine Foods to the members of the board. “Profits are up, sure, but what...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

oh my god you guys it’s so bad

It’s called B(e), pronounced “B-to-the-E,” and it’s Budweiser’s latest innovation in their quest to make...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

GROSS-OFF, part 2: Asian Edition

At the grocery store last weekend, I noticed a pair of new, horrible-looking food products, so naturally, I had to buy them. I thought it...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the GREAT CEREAL GROSS-OFF, round 1

Ladies and gentlemen, in the BLUE corner, hailing from POST and loaded with TEN ESSENTIAL VITAMINS & MINERALS (including IRON AND ZINC...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

oh, the humanity

Now, here’s what I think, and you can disagree with me if you want: You’ve got to feel just a little bit sorry for Randy Quaid....

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Consumerism, Junk Food

There’s a fiesta in my cereal bowl and everyone’s throwing up

I think this shit is hilarious: I mean, there’s pandering to a demographic, and then there’s pandering to a demographic. And...