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

Kenny Ong Contributor

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!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Nicole Hughes Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Nicole Hughes Contributor

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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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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

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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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It finally happened! Aussies put vegemite inside their pizza crust, and the rest of the world are gagging!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 January 2015

Pizza Hut went where not many companies would go. They advertised how much their customers hate their products. Well, one of them anyway. And it only makes us want to try it more! Just in time for Australia Day, Pizza Hut is launching a new pizza with a Vegemite-filled crust. Yep, that Vegemite, the typically Australian yeast paste, an acquired taste and one that (most) foreigners are definitely not used to (cue gag reflexes)

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Koreans taste American snacks for the first time and their reactions are priceless

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 23 January 2015

The U.S. is known for its aisles and aisles of snacks in grocery stores and convenience shops, but the rest of the world isn’t always in-the-know on American snacks, so it seemed like a fun experiment to gather a few Korean girls, sit them down, and have them taste some of America’s favourite snacks.

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World coming to an end? Eat these Apocalypse Cakes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 20 January 2015

Doomed? Eat cake. That’s the whole point of Apocalypse Cakes, the tasty cookbook collaboration between writer Shannon O’Malley and photographer Keith Wilson with recipes for 30 cakes to eat at the end of the world. With names like Fallen Angel Food Cake, Black Deforestation Cake, China World Domination Red Bean Cake, Impending Meteorite Rock Candy Cake and […]

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A pop-up potato chip sandwich cafe just opened in Ireland… and sold out on its first day

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 January 2015

They say there are two kinds of people in the word: those that add potato chips to their sandwiches and those that don’t. I haven’t added crisps to a sandwich since I was in primary school but I still know how heavenly those first few bites are. And it looks like a lot of other people do too because an Irish pop-up cafe just opened serving up only chip sandwiches.

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You can dine at a Red Army restaurant in China… yes, really

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 17 January 2015

Mao Zedong may have been responsible for forced labour and executions in China, as well as millions of deaths through starvation, but when you’re looking for a restaurant theme none of that really matters, right? This bizarre restaurant is located in Pingliang, Gansu province of China and all employees are expected to wear Red Army […]

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