Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Do Not Be A Chump
Give Out Full Size Candy Bars
Show Your Pride

The staff would like to encourage all of our readers to please be generous this Halloween and give out full size candy bars - none of those so-called 'fun-size' little ones. Show your pride.


Monday, October 23, 2006

Reader Meal Photos
Submission Contest 2005
Voting Is Open

The staff here has finally established the list of finalists for the best submitted photo of a meal prepared by a reader of the Fat Pride Times for 2005. It was hard to choose, that is why we are voting in October not January. However below are a fine class of meals and we encouraging all to vote by using the comments link - you dont have to create an account or anything - simple stuff. Votes will be tallied by a staff member and posted at the start of November.

Bill Manweh - American Chili Cheese Dog Platter

Franchi - Argentina BBQ

Bruss - UK Monster Cake

Barnabus - Oregon Surf & Turf

Darkstar - USA Smokin' Beef Brisket

Jackball Canadian Cuisine - Salmon & Rice

Please show respect for all of these fine dishes by voting with a comment for your pick for best of 2005. Also respect for the many other fine submissions we received during the year.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Umpqua Brand Ice Cream
Chocolate & Peanut Butter
Where is all the PB?

Umpqua brand ice cream is a favorite here at the Fat Pride Times test kitchen. They make a great tasting, quality product in many nice flavors. Recently, we tried a tub of the Chocolate & Peanut Butter flavor. Sounded great as the lid claims it is loaded with peanut butter chips. It was an 8-1 ruling from our staff that it was actually the opposite of that. Please view the tub photo above and feel free to post a comment regarding if you see "loads" of peanut butter chips in the ice cream. We will be contacting the company in hopes of engaging them in some dialogue regarding what we feel is a major issue. We also assume that Umpqua will handle it and make things right - like all their other offerings.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine:
The Langostino Lobster?
It Is An Imposter!

Senator Snowe of Maine, the largest lobster producing state in the USA is really rallying against the so-called Langostino Lobster - which is actually mushy crab meat. As you expected this is about the money. Olympia Snowe told the FDA " 2-inch shellfish known as "langostino lobster" is an imphostor to the real thing". Rubio's Mexican Grill, a lame California restaurant chain was sued last year by customers for using the less expensive langostino inplace of genuine lobster in its "lobster burritos". Senator Snowe also sniped this about the FDA behavior on this foodstuff issue: "It will be remiss in its duties if it continues to allow restaurants or other entities to perpetuate this hoax at the expense of Maine's lobstermen and America's seafood customers."

The staff at The Fat Pride Timesis a strong opponent of mislabeling and deception of foodstuffs. We have hired an extra employee to travel to Maine and will be reporting back as this issue plays out. If, and when, we need your support - please join in and fight for what is right.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Open Casting Call:
Fat Pride Television

We were recently contacted by an associate from Bunim/Murray Productions (Starting Over, Real World) in Los Angeles regarding an open casting call for those of the regalia. Below is some information regarding this in more detail: Are you a BIG person? Are you PROUD of who you are? Are you TIRED of the American obsession with weight? Care to show the world how you feel in a fun location for five days? Bunim-Murray Productions, the company that brought you shows like The Real World, & The Simple Life, is producing a new tv show. We are looking for energetic and fun people who are comfortable with their weight and have personalities that would be great for TV! For more information, contact Adam at(818)613-2076 or contact us about the show via email to:asaltzberg@bunim-murray.com
Casting for this exciting show is happening RIGHT NOW, so contact us ASAP - Applicants must be of legal age (18+) and within driving distance from Los Angeles, California to apply.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Campbell's Chunky Soup:
The Definitive List

The FatPride test kitchens is fond of this line of soups, mostly because they have a pull-tab lid and require very little effort to get at the product. Frequently you can find them on sale for 10 for 10.00 and that is when we stock-up as the normal price is around 2.50 a can. Today our staff scoured the internet for a list of all the varieties - all in one place - as opposed to the partials we did find.

We are proud to list below the definitive list on the internet at this time:

  • New! BBQ Seasoned Burger!
  • Fajita Steak with Rice & Beans
  • Hearty Beef Barley
  • Savory Pot Roast
  • Sirloin Burger with Country Vegetables
  • Beef with Country Vegetables
  • Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef
  • Grilled Sirloin Steak with Hearty Vegetables
  • Steak & Potato
  • Beef Rib Roast with Potatoes & Herbs
  • Beef with White & Wild Rice
  • Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms & Onions
  • Pepper Steak
  • Slow Roasted Beef with Mushrooms
  • Fajita Chicken with Rice & Beans
  • Smoked Chicken with Roasted Corn Chowder
  • Turkey Pot Pie
  • Classic Chicken Noodle
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
  • Grilled Chicken with Vegetables & Pasta
  • Savory Chicken with White & Wild Rice
  • Chicken Broccoli Cheese & Potato
  • Hearty Chicken with Vegetables
  • Herb Roasted Chicken with Potatoes & Garlic
  • Chicken Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Mushroom Chowder
  • New! Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers!
  • New! BBQ Seasoned Pork!
  • Pork Roast with Carrots & Potatoes
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Baked Potato with Cheddar & Bacon Bits
  • Baked Potato with Steak & Cheese
  • Old Fashioned Potato Ham Chowder
  • Manhattan Clam Chowder
  • Honey Roasted Ham with Potatoes
  • Split Pea & Ham
  • Hearty Bean & Ham
  • Savory Vegetable
  • Hearty Vegetable with Pasta
  • Roadhouse – Beef & Bean Chili
  • Grilled Steak – Steak Chili with Beans
  • Firehouse – Hot & Spicy Beef & Bean Chili
  • Tantalizin’ Turkey – Turkey Chili with Beans
  • Hold The Beans – Beef Chili
  • Roadhouse Beef & Bean Chili Microwavable Bowls
  • Firehouse Hot & Spicy Beef & Bean Chili Microwavable Bowls
  • New! Grilled Chicken & Sausage Gumbo!
  • New! Vegetable!
  • New! Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef!
  • New! Chicken Noodle!