Shrinkflation & more: why consumers are paying more for less

Shrinkflation & more: why consumers are paying more for less
Have you ever noticed that the picture on the outside of the box often looks nothing like the product on the inside? This is called deceptive packaging. Although there are laws against this they are pretty fuzzy as to what pertains to deception. Deceptive packaging along with shrinkflation seems only to be getting worse. Case... Read more »

Halo Top ice cream: Can ice cream that's good for you actually be good?

Halo Top ice cream: Can ice cream that's good for you actually be good?
Halo Top ice cream–”the better for you ice cream”–hit the market in 2012 as a low-calorie alternative to regular ice cream. The brainchild of ex-lawyer Justin Woolworth and a $20 ice cream maker, the ice cream company started small but grew to be the number one selling ice cream in grocery stores across the United... Read more »

Price of Guinness in every state

Price of Guinness in every state
If you are hoping to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pint or two of Guinness, you may be in for some sticker shock. The FinanceBuzz team looked up the average cost for a pint at bars and pubs in every state. Not unlike gas prices, California leads the pack when it comes to the... Read more »
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What are the most popular desserts in every state

What are the most popular desserts in every state
Ahhhh dessert. When it comes to dessert everyone has a favorite be it mom’s Apple Pie or edible algae (yes it is a thing). America’s love affair with deserts has a long history. It is part of our culture. In America desserts are named after cities. There’s Boston Cream Pie. There’s Philadelphia Cheesecake. There’s Lady... Read more »

NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer in a can

NÜTRL Vodka Seltzer in a can
The canned cocktail/hard seltzer market is exploding. But is it just a fad or is it the wave of the future? The future is now Although canned wine has been around for a long time, canned cocktails/hard seltzers really just started trending in the last few years and really exploded in 2021 with sales rising... Read more »

Celebrate dry January with zero proof cocktails at some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants

Celebrate dry January with zero proof cocktails at some of Chicago's trendiest restaurants
Are you giving up alcohol for January? You are not alone. From a small movement that is said to have started in the UK in 2012, dry January has grown every year. According to a 2021 study, 13 percent of adults in the US participated in dry January last year. 2022 promises to be even... Read more »
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Celebrate National Waffle Day with Nature’s Path Envirokidz’

Celebrate National Waffle Day with Nature’s Path Envirokidz’
National Waffle Day is August 24. Are you ready? Who doesn’t love waffles? With or without chicken, waffles are good any time of the day or any day of the year. Not only are waffles good but they are healthy. They can be a quick breakfast–especially for kids heading to school. So when Nature’s Path... Read more »

Sarah Stegner shares her tips for shopping Farmers Markets

Sarah Stegner shares her tips for shopping Farmers Markets
It’s Farmer’s Market season and Chicago’s eclectic line-up of markets are bursting at the seams with fresh produce. What to buy? Where to buy it? How to pick it out? Let  Prairie Grass Cafe‘s (601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook). Chef and owner Sarah Stegner help you out. As a chef and a founding member of Green City... Read more »

Ravinia District Highland Park: Thursday night Food Truck line-up for 2021

Ravinia District Highland Park: Thursday night Food Truck line-up for 2021
Another sign that life is getting back to normal is the return of Ravinia District’s popular Thursday night Food Trucks. The good times kick off Thursday, July 8 and continue every Thursday through September 9, 2021, from 4:30 PM to dusk. “Food Truck Thursdays has become a summer staple in the Ravinia District, bringing out... Read more »
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Coco Pazzo to reopen: What’s new?

Coco Pazzo to reopen: What’s new?
Coco Pazzo Cafe (212 East Ohio) has announced that it will reopen today, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The outdoor street level cafe also will be open for al fresco dining, weather permitting.  (Note: The outdoor patio at Coco Pazzo, 300 West Hubbard, is open as well, in addition to inside seating.) The Menu The Tuscan Italian... Read more »