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Sponsored: New Belgium’s Slow Ride Session IPA chills you out in a fast-paced world

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 February 2015

In a fast-paced world where the boss is on your back and you’re plugged in 24/7, you need something that will take the edge off and help you relax. Some might turn to trashy TV, others sing meditation’s praises, but if you really want to slow down and enjoy an hour or two of post-office relaxation, you should grab a Slow Ride Session IPA for you and your friends.

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Animal egg moulds transform hard-boiled eggs into adorable bunnies and bears

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Gone are the days when you sit down for a hearty meal and your hard-boiled egg just isn’t glad to see you, thanks to Firebox’s novel solution: animal egg moulds that turn your hard-boiled eggs into smiling bunnies and bears.

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This Japanese cookbook is full of recipes that use a condom

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 February 2015

You have got to hand it to the Japanese for pushing the ‘what?’ envelope further all the time. We’ve just learnt about an ebook co-created by manga writer Kyosuke Kagami called Condom Meals I Want to Make For You, which puts a culinary spin on promoting safe sex.

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Eat like an astronaut from toothpaste-like tubes filled with soup, meat and dessert

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 February 2015

You may never be an astronaut, and your chances of landing a seat on Virgin Galactic are slim to none, so the next best thing is to eat like an astronaut. And funny enough, in Russia you can totally do that.

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Smiley face ice cream will unexpectedly terrify you when it starts melting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 February 2015

Looking to go on a diet? This brand of ice cream just might help you stay away from ice cream forever. In Japan, there’s a cup of ice cream called ‘Panapp’. It has 4 spots on the surface where the chocolate or the fruit sauce had been injected. Sometimes these spots happen to form a smiley face – or so they like us to think it’s a friendly face.

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This wasp of a cracker not only doesn’t sting but tastes unexpectedly like raisins

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By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 11 February 2015

Ever been stung by a wasp? Revenge has never tasted better: these senbie (rice crackers) are filled with big, fat wasps for your culinary pleasure.

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McDonald’s secret sauce is selling for $23K on eBay!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 5 February 2015

Who doesn’t want to know what’s in that secret sauce? Big Macs would be nothing with that slightly tang, slightly sweet concoction of perfection. And now you can have that perfection in your kitchen pantry. A bottle of Macca’s secret sauce is up for auction, with the leading bid a whopping $23,000!

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Yes! Red velvet Oreos set to debut in time for Valentine’s Day

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 3 February 2015

It’s true! Oreo has announced a new cookie: red velvet. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this is a limited edition cookie that we can’t pass up! Red cookies and cream cheese-flavored icing will be the Oreo-version of the classic cake. The red velvet cookie is the first time since 2004 Oreo will have changed their cookie colour. That is, since the Golden Oreo debuted.

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Kama Sutra-inspired lollipops will give you more than just sugar cravings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 31 January 2015

‘KamaSugar’ is a collection of lollipops that will solve your sugar cravings, but will make you crave for something else. You know what I’m talking about. Created by New York-based artist Massimo Gammacurta, the sweets are shaped like various positions of the Kama Sutra, representing our addiction to both forms – sugar and sex – of […]

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Nendo created a chocolate series to represent Japanese words for texture

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Friday 30 January 2015

In Japanese, there’s an onomatopoeic word that describes texture. Using this word as inspiration, Oki Sato, leader of Nendo design, thought up this unique texture design for chocolates. All 9 pieces may be the same size, but they are certainly different shapes. The chocolates correspond with words like ‘toge toge’ (sharp pointy tips), ‘sube sube’ (smooth edges and corners) and ‘zara zara’ (granular, like a file).

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Fun products that are unexpectedly versatile: The Black + Blum Hot-Pot BBQ… a herb grower that also functions as a barbecue

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Food and Packaging on Friday 30 January 2015

If you’ve always wanted a herb garden that did more than just sprout rosemary and sage, you’re going to love the Black + Blum Hot-Pot BBQ. This award-winning people-pleaser might look like a herb garden at first glance, but there’s a secret this herb garden is hiding. Underneath the pot’s top you’ll find a fully functioning BBQ griller.

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Cities of the world are based on their typical meals in this ongoing art series

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 29 January 2015

Picture your country’s capital city for a minute-what food comes to mind when you think of that place? Perhaps a bagel? Maybe a croissant? A meat pie? Running with this fun idea, illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea G. Portoles teamed up to produce an ongoing photographic project known as BrunchCity.

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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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Someone wrapped onion rings with bacon, and it is glorious

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Perry Santanachote of Thrillist recently came up with a recipe that will bring tears to your eyes. Literally and figuratively. Taking your ordinary onion rings, she wrapped them in bacon and fried them in stout batter, creating a dish that you can truly call ‘food porn’. It only takes 25 minutes to make – granted […]

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This is how you make Baymax marshmallow cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 26 January 2015

How could you even think of eating such a cute and huggable cookie? In the video below, Japanese YouTube channel ‘Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!’ shows us how to bake marshmallow cookies that look like Baymax, the lovable protagonist of Disney’s latest film Big Hero 6.

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