For the first time, food items in the popular MTV reality series “Eating Out” are being manufactured using food grade ingredients and with an emphasis on taste and health benefits.
For the first two seasons of “Eaters,” producers were able to focus on the sustainability aspect of the food supply, and how to create products that were safe, eco-friendly and sustainable.
The show has since shifted focus to how consumers will consume their food and the benefits of consuming healthier, more sustainable foods.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, executive producer Katie O’Malley explained that the goal of the show was to provide consumers with a variety of products that are easy to cook and produce and are also affordable and delicious.
For example, they are currently working on new, healthier versions of the popular Cheetos.
“There’s a lot of different things you can do with Cheetus, so we’re focusing on those,” O’Brien explained.
“We’re looking at making healthier versions that are low in fat and calories, which we’ve talked about before.
We’re looking to make healthier versions, like this new Cheetah Cheetas.”
In addition to new products, they’re also looking to explore other products to make more eco-conscious food choices.
For instance, they’ve been experimenting with organic fruit and vegetable blends that could be used to make new dishes, like soups, salads and stews.
Food safety and quality have been on the forefront of the mind of O’Byrne and her team as well.
“There’s no better example of that than when we were making the new Cheerios, and we were working on the new version of Cheerio and we had these new versions of Cheetar and Cheetum and they were all organic and we couldn’t find them,” O.B. explained.
She added that the company is also working to find ways to incorporate more environmentally friendly ingredients.
In addition, they have started experimenting with new packaging techniques to bring freshness and taste to their food, and to incorporate healthier ingredients like fruit and vegetables into new recipes.
For example, O’Broth said that they have experimented with using organic strawberries in their new Cheermos and using organic cotton in the new, fruit-filled Cheerius.
“We’re exploring ways to use more of the organic materials, like organic cotton,” O.’
“And then to have more of these fruits and vegetables in the mix, so it’s more of a fruit and spice mix.”
She also said that a number of different products that have been introduced recently, like the new Tangerine Cheerus and the Cheetoh Cheetash, are being experimented with to see what kind of impact they can have on consumer perception.
“So, it’s kind of just getting a feel for what people are thinking, what they want, and what they like and what makes them happy,” OB. added.