Consumers Union of U.S. Inc.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Is Caramel Coloring in Your Soda Dangerous?

    Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Trader Joe's Pinecrest to Open in October

    OK, Miami, get out your tiki shirts and prepare for the grand opening of the first Trader Joe's to open in southeast Florida. The long-awaited Trader Joe's has finally announced the opening date for its first Miami-Dade location, at 9205 S. Dixie Hwy. in Pinecrest. See also: - Trader Joe's Is Com ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Miami Photographer Tim Chapman Leads Lawsuit Against Remington Over Misfiring Guns

    Tim Chapman, a veteran news photographer who retired last year from the Miami Herald, had been hunting his whole life, and obeyed one rule above all: Always assume your gun is loaded and ready to fire. In October 2009, it probably saved his life. That's when Chapman's Remington Model 700 rifle fired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Top 10 Supermarkets: Freshest Food, Best Prices, Top Service

    Billy is really tired. After a full day of work and the gym, he just wants to go home, eat and lay down. But Marcia called earlier and asked him to stop and grab some diapers and milk? Well, Billy-boy, we got your answer.There are several factors that make a supermarket good or bad. Consumer Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Trader Joe's

    Trader Joe's is finally bringing its first store to southeast Florida. Joe's plans to open a location in the tony Pinecrest neighborhood in 2013 and Miami is all abuzz over the prospect of shopping for trail mix, nectarines, and cheap wine.The grocer has something of a cult following in the cities i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Trader Joe's is Coming to Pinecrest

    Aloha Pinecrest! Trader Joe's is coming your way!The neighborhood grocery store with an adventurer's heart has signed a lease to open its first southeast Florida location in Pinecrest. The new store will be located at 9205 South Dixie Highway, formerly home to Borders Bookstore.Read Also: Is Trader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    New Downtown Miami Publix: Does It Deserve Being Ranked Third in the Nation?

    Hipsters and dog owners in midtown and downtown can now rejoice. Publix has finally opened a convenient location in the Omni area. No longer will denizens have to visit the jam-packed outpost on Biscayne at 48th Street. The new location, at 1776 Biscayne Blvd., features both a liquor store and a pha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Top Three Celebrity Food Products

    Food, chef, and celebrity all in one tomato sauce.​Celebrity food products are all over the shelves of supermarkets these days. Some bear labels with Hollywood names such as Paul Newman and Paul Sorvino; others derive from TV chefs like Lidia Bastianich, Emeril Lagasse, and Giada de Laurentiis. Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Consumer Reports: Chick-fil-A, Wendy's, Papa Murphy's Tops

    Five Guys scored highest among burger chains linked to Miami​Advice culled from a fast food survey among Consumer Reports readers in the August issue: "Next time you have a craving for fast food, think twice about slowing down for Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, or Taco Bell."These big names f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    New Christmas Threat: Exploding Pyrex Bakeware

    ​Let's say your Christmas dinner ham has been cooking in a Pyrex glass baking dish at 350 F. Then, when you open the oven door, Boom! Shards of sharp glass explode toward you like some homemade bomb. According to a shocking investigative report in the January issue of Consumer Reports, it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    McDonald's Big Loser In Consumer Reports Burger Survey

    Consumer Reports recently polled 28,000 online subscribers and asked them to rate hamburgers from 18 fast food restaurants around the country. Those surveyed were asked to rate each burger from 1 to 10, the scale going from least delicious burger ever eaten to the most delicious. McDonald's finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Caught at the Fresh Market: Organic and Conventional Produce Mingling

    At this point, we are all aware that eating organic produce, meats, and dairy products are better for us. Whether you choose to pay the extra money for these goods is another story. If you live an organic lifestyle, you might be surprised to learn that several so-called eco-groceries are putting you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    News And Abuse: Philippe Chow, Por Fin, Victor Café, and Sappy Coffee

    ​It's A Crazy, Mixed-Up WorldOff the EaterWire: "Now open in the Hotel Victor, Victor Café is a Mediterranean bistro belonging to the Bice family of restaurants. Executive chef Julian Baker has opened Bice restaurants around the world and brings to South Beach a menu of classic pasta dishes, sala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Christmas Dinner -- Hold The Death

    This time of year brings all manner of helpful hints, like how to truss a turkey, or how to make your gingerbread men look like Scarlett Johansson (I made that second one up, but you know what I mean). Tips on avoiding food-borne illness are especially prevalent, as they should be -- an estimated 5, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Bike Blog: Do Helmets Make People Want to Kill You?

    This is the first in a series of posts on the Bike Blog’s Bike Fears – those niggling questions that we try to avoid every time we mount that two-wheeler and ride into battle (or traffic). We start with this one: Do Helmets Make People Want to Kill You? They’re annoying. They’re funny-looki ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Dan Ricker Wants You!

    He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    The Buzz About Riverside Center

    City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension