Candice Choi

For Candice Choi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

More consumers bite at 'plant-based' than 'vegan' foods

Sep 2, 2018

More consumers bite at 'plant-based' than 'vegan' foods

As companies in America try to cater to the public's interest in lighter eating, the term "plant-based" is replacing "vegan" and "vegetarian" on some food labeling. The worry is that the v-words might have unappetizing or polarizing associations.

Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

/ Dec 30, 2015

Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: to make a meatless burger that Americans still love. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste like the real thing — and ...

/ Aug 24, 2014

McDonald's confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald's hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain's menu. A Kung Pao chicken appetizer was made with Chicken McNuggets doused in sweet and sour sauce and garnished with parsley. Slow-cooked beef was ...

U.S. dieters look beyond calories

/ Apr 19, 2014

U.S. dieters look beyond calories

Obsessing over calories alone has left U.S. dieters with an empty feeling. The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients. That is chipping away at the popularity of products ...