Frozen-pizza maker DiGiorno is catching some flak from the Eat Healthy And Die Anyway crowd for its combo box containing both a pizza and a slab of chocolate-chip cookie dough. (And not just any chocolate-chip cookie dough, either: this is the genuine Nestlé Toll House product, Nestlé by sheerest coincidence having recently acquired the DiGiorno line.)
I was more interested in DiGiorno’s other announcement: there will also be a pizza/”wygnz” combo, which is closer to something I might actually buy. Still, the idea of “wyngz,” which presumably look sort of like wings but aren’t, is a bit off-putting. Turns out, though, there’s a Federal definition of “wyngz”:
[USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service] has a standard of identity in Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 381.170(b)(7) that defines a poultry “wing.” The use of the term “wing” cannot be used on any poultry product unless it complies with this standard of identity. In comparison, FSIS allows the use of the term “wyngz” to denote a product that is in the shape of a wing or a bite-size appetizer type product.
This being an actual Federal regulation, there are five subparagraphs to further nail things down.
And to think we used to agonize over McNuggets.