Gilroy Garlic Fries - Portrait - © 2016 McDonald's

McDonald’s warned us that they would be trying out new versions of their flagship products as part of a push to freshen up their menu with regional favourites. McChocolate Potatoes were test marketed this past January in Japan. Now, there’s something new for selected North Americans…

Yer Basic Subway Shop - © deathandtaxesmag.com

Subway sandwich shops are in a slump. More than that; they seem to be in a dangerous decline. The chain is the largest in the world, but it can’t seem to come up with new ways to met ever-stronger pressure from both traditional and new competitors in its overcrowded niche…

Crispy Cricket - © samuitimes.com

‘Alternative proteins’ are coming. Are you ready? Two researchers at the University of Guelph Food Institute published an open letter in the Ottawa Citizen this morning, predicting that way-out protein sources such as algae and insects could become mainstream in as little as ten years…

Birch Syrup - Spoon - © freshsheetnutrition.com

Birch Syrup, an old favourite in the West and Midwest, is making inroads into Ontario and Quebec – traditionally Maple Syrup Central. Many easterners have never even heard of Birch Syrup, let alone tasted it. But interest is beginning to build as Maple Syrup prices continue to rise…