Archive for the ‘Latest and the Greatest’ Category

The Latest and Greatest, 5.16.07
May 17, 2007

IDEAS…whew, I love ’em!  Why?  Hmmm…to me, it’s what they embody….it’s the excitement of that initial “thought” from which they’re sparked…it’s problem solving in motion…it’s the people behind them who envision innovation where others see only what “is”…it’s (insert 50 other rants here!)…I could go on and on.  Well without further adieu, let’s check out this week’s ideas in the ongoing series of “The Latest and Greatest.”


“As much choice as there may be in the cereal aisle, nothing beats made-to-order, especially if you can mix and match 70 different ingredients. Which is what Mymueslioffers through its online cereal store.

Using a simple and user-friendly interface, customers build their own personal muesli. First, they pick a foundation (oats and other grains), then add fruits, nuts and seeds, and finally extras like organic gummi bears and alfalfa. Prices and quantities are tallied along the way (60 eurocents for 30 grams of chopped almonds, 40 cents for 45 grams of dried apricots, etc), and a 575 gram pack costs around EUR 5-9, depending on which ingredients are used. Shipping is extra.

Customers can name their mix, which is also assigned an ID that’s printed on the muesli box. This makes it super easy to reorder a specific mix, or recommend it to friends. Those who aren’t feeling creative can order one of the German start-up’s personal favourites, like tropical Copacabana Days, or Alte Freunde, a choc and nuts mix. Mymuesli only uses organic ingredients (which helps explain the hefty price tag), and offers exotic fruits like goji berries and sour cherries to spruce up the most important meal of the day. ”

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The Latest and Greatest, 4.3.07
April 3, 2007

This week’s edition of The Latest and Greatest will feature some startups that are definitely worth a 2nd look.  From practical tools to cool applications…each is useful and could end up being successful.

Jaxtr is a cool servicee that lets users connect via phone from their social networking profiles.  For instance, users place a widget on their MySpace profile….another user places their # in the widget and hits “call.”  It rings the “caller’s” phone 1st and then the person that is trying to be reached.  Users also have the option to send a text message through the widget as well.  This is  a cool little service that is both free, useful and fun. (more…)

The Latest and Greatest, 3.8.07
March 8, 2007


In this week’s edition of The Latest and Greatest, Food Forethought continues to provide info on some innovative and interesting companies in the startup webspace.

71 Miles

71Miles:  Most travel sites focus on far-away and exotic vacations/trips, yet the majority of people’s vacations are geared towards short, weekend getaways to places only a couple of hours away from their city.  The site is designed to help people find excellent travel that’s in “their very own backyard.”  It’s an interesting idea and one worthy of further attention because of its highly focused niche. (more…)

The Latest and Greatest, 2.22.07
February 22, 2007


Food Forethought continues to present you, the reader, with some innovative, useful and just plain interesting startups/websites.  Let’s take a look at this week’s highlights.  While not a new website by any means, 10×10 is an interesting one nonetheless, that I thought I should point out.  It is an interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. The result is an often moving, sometimes shocking, occasionally frivolous, but always fitting snapshot of our world. (more…)

The Latest and Greatest, Vol. 2
February 5, 2007

Last month I introduced a new series on FoodForethought, “The Latest and Greatest,” where I highlight some up and coming new startups on the web.  Feel free to chime in and suggest any others that you may find of interest. (more…)

The Latest and Greatest
January 11, 2007

I’ve decided to add a new element to Food Forethought where I’ll occasionally feature some cool new websites/startups/services that are interesting.  As always, feel free to comment on them and suggest potential candidates.