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OMG: Giant Ferrero Rocher makes us want to lose our diets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 March 2015

You can start drooling now. Last month in celebration of World Nutella Day, food blogger Elizabeth LaBau of ‘Sugar Hero’ cooked up the kind of Ferrero Rocher we all want: A giant Ferrero Rocher.

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This is how you make a cake that looks like a ’24 carrot’ gold bar

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Putting your money where your mouth is, literally. Paige Russell of the website Instructables has come up with a recipe that’s rich in flavor: a 24 carrot gold cake.

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Don’t know what to cook for dinner? Grab some shaped plates to inspire you

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Food and Packaging on Monday 23 March 2015

If you’re like me and draw a blank as to what to cook for dinner, you might want to invest in some plates. In particular Kahla Daily Menu Plates by 5.5 Design Studios.

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The first ever piggyback taxi service comes to South Africa via ZANG caffeinated chocolate

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 21 March 2015

Giving the public a pick me up in more ways than one, the new caffeinated chocolate brand ZANG launched the world’s first piggyback taxi service in South Africa, with wrestlers as vehicles. Yes, wrestlers.

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One Twitter account shames restaurants that serve food on anything but plates

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

Some restaurants have become too cool for school. They serve your appetizers, entrees and desserts on slabs of concrete, wooden planks, glass tiles, and even logs (oh, they do). Some restaurants don’t even own plates or bowls or any of the traditional serveware. And people everywhere have had enough!

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How do you open a beer with a sheet of paper? Watch and learn

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

Your best mates have brought over a pack of beer. Bottles, not cans. You can’t wait to get stuck into them. But – oh no – you’ve got no bottle opener. First, every home needs a decent bottle opener. And second, a sheet of paper will suffice until you can go out and buy one.

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Beware of your waistline: the taco donut has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 March 2015

There’s a great quote from comedian Bill Burr on donuts. He says eating one ‘is the easiest way to tell the world you don’t give a f**k’. Well, the guys who invented the taco donut clearly don’t give a bleep either.

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A Game of Thrones pop-up restaurant took place in central London for a few lucky fans

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 2 March 2015

Even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll appreciate this pop-up restaurant in London. Put up to mark the season four DVD release of the show, the restaurant features banners of the Houses Lannister and Baratheon, a giant map of Westeros, and huge dining tables full of food.

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Burrito tattoos are a thing and you should definitely get one (just don’t tell mum)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 February 2015

Burrito love is real. Back in 2013 a Taco Bell superfan made headlines for getting a burrito tattoo on his arm. Everyone was outraged that he’d inked the most delicious food in the world onto his body. But just this week Reddit went gaga for one very tasty tattoo – the burrito knuckles tattoo.

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Cat eclairs celebrating Japanese Cat Day are too adorable to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 February 2015

On February 22, Japan held their 27th annual Cat Day, more popularly known as ‘Nyan Nyan Nyan Day’. While most people celebrated by posting photos and videos of their cats, food and craft blog ‘Caroline and Laura’s Tea Break’ did something more delectable: they made cat eclairs!

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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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