Retailers, consumers and prices
Does food have to be full of fat, sugar and salt to taste good?
“I haven’t touched butter in 10 years. You don’t need it,” said Pleau, uttering words that would make the late, great, butter-loving Julia Child roll over in her grave.
“I know there’s a slogan that says fat is flavor. Scientifically that’s not necessarily true.”
Pleau says fat is a flavor “transitioner”. For example, the fat in short ribs can enhance the flavors of a rich, bold wine by taking it to different parts of your mouth. On the other hand, he said, a mouthful of butter or olive oil would desensitize the palate.
KFC’s new, artery-choking Double Down sandwich is getting lots of media buzz — but is it helping the brand?
The breadless “sandwich” is just the latest in a long line of decadent dishes from fast-food chains. It features bacon, cheese and “the Colonel’s” special sauce sandwiched between two boneless grilled or fried chicken filets. It’s a low-carb dream but a healthy eater’s nightmare as it is loaded with calories, salt and fat.
School lunch ladies around the United States are fighting to feed healthier food to the nation’s increasingly overweight student body, but their biggest obstacle is competing with fast-food chains like McDonald’s and junk food like Doritos.
“Our lives are incredibly chaotic,” said the 57-year-old CEO, who says he has found an easy way to step up his exercise and burn off calories from some of his favorite foods, such as Campbell’s tomato rice soup and a grilled cheese sandwich made on his company’s Pepperidge Farm bread.