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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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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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