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World’s first Hello Kitty Chinese restaurant is opening in Hong Kong

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 14 May 2015

Pack your bags and get those chopsticks ready – the world’s first Hello Kitty Chinese restaurant is officially opening its doors in Hong Kong this June.

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Animal lollipops made from an ancient Japanese tradition are too beautiful to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 13 May 2015

Making lollipops using an ancient candy-making technique from the 8th century? Now that’s what you call artisanal. In Tokyo, 26-year-old Shinri Tezuka makes lollipops that look like they belong more in a museum than on the tip of our tongues.

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Cadbury chocolate’s next big flavour? Vegemite

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 11 May 2015

You thought Cadbury couldn’t go wrong. First they introduced the traditional delicious blocks of chocolate then they got us with their Bubbly range. It was love at first bite. But now Cadbury is going where no other chocolate maker dares to go: adding the flavours of Vegemite into their blocks of chocolate.

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First there was the apple rose dessert, now there’s an eggplant appetizer shaped like a rose bud!

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By Manuela in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 6 May 2015

Remember the apple rose desserts that appeared on Lost at E Minor a couple of weeks ago? Many of you tried this recipe – from all over the world – and your results were amazing. But now there’s a savory variation of that recipe I want to share with you.

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He made a $900 burger at McDonald’s and got away with paying just under $25 for it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 5 May 2015

So you’ve got $1,000 to spare. You might help out a family member with bills, go on a well-earned vacation or take your friends down to the pub. Or you could make a giant $900 burger like this guy did.

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An entire collection of tools made out of chocolate

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 5 May 2015

They look like the regular tools you’d find in any tool shed – metallic with a bit of rust – but these tools have a delicious secret: they’re made of chocolate!

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We’ve found Bigfoot… in the middle of this bundt cake

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 29 April 2015

How many decades have we been searching for Bigfoot? And how did we not know he was hiding in cake all this time? Ok, so it’s not the Bigfoot we’re all after, but this ridiculously funny bundt cake design will have everyone talking about your cooking skills just as much as they talk about Bigfoot, guaranteed.

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Titses: chocolates shaped like breasts to attract male customers, of course

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 29 April 2015

Chocolates that you’d love to nipple, err I mean, nibble on. Moscow-based designers Constantin Bolimond and Maxim Ali have come up with a chocolate bar that men would find titillating.

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Here’s how to make unicorn cookies that can poop out rainbow sprinkles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 28 April 2015

When baker and pastry chef Elise Strachan of YouTube channel ‘My Cupcake Addiction’ made a batch of unicorn poop cupcakes, her viewers corrected her, saying that these magical creatures don’t excrete glitters, but rather, stars. So she came up with a recipe that shows exactly that: a unicorn cookie pooping stars.

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Cute advertising campaign turns Pocky snacks into famous figures

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 April 2015

French creative agency Jesus recently came up with a very creative way to get the word out about Mikado (Pocky to non-Europeans), the delicious Japanese chocolatey-biscuity snack.

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Apple roses: a delicious dessert that looks like a bouquet of roses

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 April 2015

How do you like them apples? ‘Cooking with Manuela’ makes us drool with a dessert recipe that’s both romantic and delectable: Apples baked to look like a bouquet of roses. Making rose-shaped apples is fairly easy. You’ll just have to spread apricot preserve on strips of puff pastry, then place the thin strips of apple.

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Become a glorified food critic with this olfactic dog nose

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 April 2015

You can finally improve the taste of your meals with a simple (though weird) gadget: the Olfactic Dog Nose. This wearable nose is from British food creator Charlie Harry Francis and is meant to be soaked in water 10 minutes before you eat.

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The Pepperoni Pizza Corvette is the car we all dream of having someday

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 April 2015

Why stop at just a pizza-themed bed and towel, right? At the 31st Annual International Pizza Expo (yes, there is such a thing) in Las Vegas last week, over 10,000 pizza enthusiasts got to see their dream car on display: a pepperoni pizza Corvette.

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Restaurant serves up sushi with human flesh, lots of it, for accompaniment

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 April 2015

You should do yourself a favour and check your morals at the door of pan-asian resto-bar Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge, London. Inspired by Nyotaimori, a supposedly ancient art of sampling raw fish off the bare bodies of, hopefully, very well scrubbed ladies, the hip joint is serving up a whole new sushi dine-in experience.

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Auckland airport employ sniffer sheep to help customs fight imitation cider

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 April 2015

When you drink cider, are you drinking Monteith’s 100% fresh crushed New Zealand apple cider? Because if not, you’re probably drinking a cider made from foreign apple concentrate by a bunch of cheeky Aussies. To put the brakes on any inferior ‘Monteeths’ from being produced, the Kiwis have now raised their country’s biosecurity alert level and have recruited sniffer sheep to get to the bottom of this problem. No joke!

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