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In Japan, Burger King launches an almost all-black cheeseburger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 12 September 2014

Of course a cheeseburger this bizarre had to come from Japan! Burger King has been selling the Premium Kuro Burger – ‘kuro’ meaning ‘black’ – since 2012. Its bamboo charcoal-colored bun and squid ink ketchup has been a hit with the customers, prompting the company to release the Kuro Ninja, the same burger but with a slice of bacon for a tongue, last year.

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This lucky kid gets served colourful animal pancakes thanks to his cool dad

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 9 September 2014

After looking at these culinary artworks, ordinary pancakes just won’t cut it anymore. Treating pancake batter as his canvas and dye as his paintbrush, one cool dad makes edible artworks for his son by turning the beloved breakfast staple into colourful portraits of animals and dinosaurs. We’ve seen other amazing pancake artworks before, but this […]

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Small things that are surprisingly big: series shows what 200 calories look like in different meals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 8 September 2014

The website Wisegeek give us the lowdown on what different food items look like when proportioned into 200 calorie quantities. After proportioning foods like smoked turkey, soda, candy, fruits, and veggies, they took photos to give us a better idea of what meals we should/shouldn’t partake if we’re on a healthy diet. ‘According to the U.S. […]

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The back of this cake reveals an intricate library interior

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Now this is a cake that I wouldn’t mind not eating! At first glance, the front of this cake looks simple enough, a pair of doors, some shrubs, a library sign. But when you head on over to the back, an intricate world is revealed – the cake actually contains the intricate interiors of a […]

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Artist makes all kinds of edible art using rice krispies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Whereas most people would see lip-smacking candy, New York-based Jessica Siskin sees art and a business opportunity! Late last year, Siskin attended a friend’s potluck party, wherein she was assigned to bring dessert. Not knowing how to make average desserts like cake, she decided to make an edible Rice Krispie treat sculpture, specifically a surfboard […]

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What a four-year-old diner really thinks of fancy shmancy food at a Michelin starred restaurant

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 29 August 2014

Some parents wouldn’t be caught dead taking their kids out to a family-friendly restaurant, let alone a Michelin-starred one. But The Bold Italic have flipped the tables and introduced a very interesting (and funny) series where they take kids to fine dining restaurants to get incredibly real reviews of the food served to high-paying customers. In […]

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In Japan, a burger that looks like the earth

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Have you ever been so hungry you thought to yourself: ‘I could eat an entire planet!’ Yeah, I sometimes get that too. The Orbi Yokohama science museum in Japan is currently serving a burger that you could say is pretty close to home: the Earth burger. The not-so-appetizing burger closely resembles our planet with its blue and green bun. It’s the product of a collaboration between BBC and Sega, and is priced at 470 yen (around $4.50)

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Pop-up panda bear toast, how did we ever live without it?!

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By Milo Sumner in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 26 August 2014

Have you ever looked down at your breakfast and thought to yourself: ‘ah man, I can’t bring myself to eat this, it’s just not adorable enough!’ Well, the answer to all your troubles is here. From the far east we’ve had such cute foods as baby-shaped pears and hugging-bear cookies, but now we are pleased to bring you… teddy-bear toast!

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Restaurant in Philadelphia serves a phone charger as one of its courses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Volver is an upscale restaurant in Philadelphia that’s unlike any other eatery out there. First, it’s run by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Second, diners need to purchase tickets to eat here. Third, the menu is referred to as a ‘performance tasting’ with everything from ‘milk & cereal‘ to Wagyu beef on the 14-course menu. And […]

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How to make your own almond-hugging bear cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Only a mad man would dare eat these sweet, adorable teddy bear cookies innocently embracing almonds and other nuts! French-trained Japanese cook, Maa Tamagosan, created these one-of-a-kind cookies that will gently pull your heart strings. She details everything on her blog, and thanks to Hey! It’s Mosogourmet’s English translation, we non-Japanese reading people will get to try it ourselves.

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Mainstream alcohol brands are repackaged to give more honest titles

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By Milo Sumner in New Food and Packaging on Monday 18 August 2014

Let’s face it, everybody thinks they’re pretty damn cool after a few drinks. Truth is that alcohol only really serves to make you FEEL more like this guy, and LOOK more like this guy

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Deep-fried fitness is what everyone has been waiting for (but was too afraid to admit)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 15 August 2014

We all know by now that eating too many fried foods will eventually catch up to us. So what’s the next best thing? Deep-fried fitness! Hilarious copywriter Claire Wyckoff has created a series of delicious foods that start off incredibly healthy, but end up a little backwards thanks to some rather hearty frying techniques.

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The world’s most expensive cupcake will cost you about a month’s rent

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 14 August 2014

If you thought paying $3 for a muffin was excessive, you’ll hate this next story. Lisa Sanguedolce, the owner of Toronto’s Le Dolci bakery has created this monstros…masterpiece. Fortunately, this cupcake isn’t about being fancy for the sake of being fancy, but was created for a man’s wife-he wanted something extravagant to present her with on her birthday.

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Delicious double flavored toothpicks by Phood Station

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By Lost At E Minor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Now here is something we didn’t see coming, the double flavoured toothpick. Developed by Montreal-based cuisine company Phood Station, the Castor Double Flavoured Toothpick blows all all previous flavoured toothpicks out of the water with it’s intense natural flavours and not a hint of artificiality to be seen.

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Your gingerbread people can now dance thanks to these posable cookie cutters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 7 August 2014

Give your gingerbread people a dose of Saturday Night Fever by molding them in these posable cookie cutters! Available at ‘I Want One Of Those’, the $20 cookie cutter set includes a torso and twelve interchangeable arms and legs that let you bake them into dancers with varying moves.

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