Top foodie Twitter feeds, Vegemite 2.0, answering an eternal barbecue question

Top foodie Twitter feeds, Vegemite 2.0, answering an eternal barbecue question

• Barbecue season may be coming to a close, but frustration over uneven wiener-to-bun packaging knows no temporal bounds. The oft-derided inconsistency—hot dogs come in packages of eight, buns in bags of 10—has finally been brought to the attention of the products’ makers. In this video, a man gets staffers from Wonder Bread and Oscar Meyer on the phone and tries to convince them to agree on an equal number. [You Tube]

• The National Post has listed its picks of the top Canadian foodies on Twitter. Clearly the Post doesn’t believe in the concept of “foodiot.” Read up on antics at The Black Hoof or see what Corey Mintz thinks of peaches. Missing from the list is a new addition: chef Michael Smith. [National Post]

• British Columbia’s minister responsible for wine has promised to investigate the “Cellared in Canada” labels that were at the heart of a controversy last week. The labels can be put on wines that are made from foreign grapes but bottled here, causing confusion for those looking to buy purely Canadian wine. Some Canuck companies, like Vincor, are taking action by making their labeling practices more transparent. [CTV]

• Retired Molson employees in Labrador are protesting recent changes to their benefits. Under the old benefit structure, retirees were entitled to six dozen—that’s 72—bottles of beer per month. After January 2010, though, former employees will receive only one dozen. No word yet on their beer choices for New Year’s parties, but we’re thinking they might start skewing Labattward. [CBC]

• A new product launched in Australia by Kraft Foods will be named iSnack2.0. The item consists of Vegemite combined with cream cheese, making it milder in taste and easier to spread than the original. Apple Computers has nothing to do with the product, but Kraft is trying to piggyback on their branding to attract a younger demographic. The tag line reads “iSnack2.0, because it’s the next generation Vegemite.” The product has already sold 2.8 million jars, proving a Vegemite by any other name would taste as sweet. []