Food & Drink (183)
The world’s most expensive doggy bag
In Germany, nearly 11 tons of food is thrown away every year. A restaurant in Hamburg has decided to tackle this problem in their very own way by putting a sign on tables informing visitors that they will pay a fine for their unfinished meal (€1 per 50 grams).
Why it matters
In times where a considerable proportion of the global population suffers from hunger or malnutrition, is this is a good way of reminding people of their actions? Is imposing a fine enough to make us more conscious of our disposable and wasteful ways?
“Beauty foods” or nutricosmetics are booming worldwide as consumers ask for products that don’t just cover imperfections, but treat them from the inside out. Marshmallows in the UK, and dried fruit in Japan are just two new products that feature added collagen for skin health. Beauty drinks are especially popular, like Nestle’s Glowelle which contains vitamins, phyto-nutrients & botanical extracts to fight ageing.
A German start-up company markets a baking mixture called QKies. Besides the cookie dough, the package also includes edible printed QR codes as a topping. The baked cookies can be used as invitations, give-aways or promotional incentives.