11 cult food favorites
We found some treats that have captivated America, bringing in big bucks for the companies that created them.
And food companies can be very smart about turning a product into a must-have hit. Often, this means cutting back on availability, dangling something in front of us for a limited time before pulling it away again. That's how Starbucks (SBUX) turned the Pumpkin Spice Latte into a seasonal obsession.
There are all kinds of foods that have cult appeal. Gooey marshmallow Peeps, Vegemite spread, chicken and waffles and even Sriracha sauce have devoted followers.
But we found 11 foods and beverages that take the cake (or take the Twinkie, perhaps). These 11 have earned a place in our gastronomic hearts -- and the companies that make them thank us for it.
Check out these 11 cult foods.
I wouldn't care how big my Wife's butt got, as long she kept buying me Twinkies; She never ate them and liked other things that were sweet like me...hee,hee.
But now I'm am almost weaned off the "sponge cakes", Bavarian Creme filled stuff now, like the wife.
And we bake our own cakes a lot more..
look life is to short to stop eating the stuff. it is called moderation but in america everyone forgets that word and eat like pigs
Twinkies have shot themselves in the foot or their twinkie...?
After about 60+ years as a faithful customer...I am weaning myself off of them with other wanna-be's.
And fed up with their well publicized debacle...
Waited too long for them to return...
And now when they do.....I won't be standing in line to get them...I have cut my habit by 75-80%.
Copyright © 2013 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The good news: Bad weather means fewer drivers on the road, and they're going slower than usual. The bad news: It's still dangerous.
- 8 questions to ask before Mom and Dad move in
- High deductibles fuel new worries of Obamacare sticker shock
- How to use your credit card to donate to charity
- Try this instead of raising the minimum wage
- People left $500,000 in coins at airports last year
- How your driving can affect your credit
- Obamacare projected to cost hundreds of billions less
- November jobs report: Winners and losers
- Student loan debt climbs for 5th year in a row
More Market News
The photo-sharing site only has 10 employees, and it may be up for grabs.