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These sushi transformers are ready for a food battle

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 15 January 2015

Love sushi? Love Transformers? Then you’d like these. Two rival sushi tribes, the nigiri and makare, inhabit the planet of Sushilias — which all sounds quite banal until you consider the fact that this pretty much means sushi gets into combat mode as they transform into sushiroids. Got to love the Japanese for giving the […]

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year with bread shaped like woolly sheep

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 15 January 2015

2015 is the year of the sheep (or goat, the term is ambiguous) in the Chinese zodiac calendar, and there’s no better way to celebrate the new year than by eating. But why would you want to eat regular food on the new year when you can eat adorable bread sheep? Baked in different bakeries around Japan (yes, they love their Chinese zodiac bread novelties, too), these sheep are made to be just as tasty as the year ahead!

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How to make hungry hippo bread that swims in your bowl of soup

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Have you ever been so hungry you thought you could eat a hippo? Well, now you literally can! Sandra Denneler of Handmade Charlotte came up with a recipe that lets you bake hippopotamus bread rolls that swim in any soup you cook up.

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These might look like film cannisters, but they’re actually salt and pepper shakers!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Hard times have fallen on the film roll ever since cameras went digital. In fact, they’ve found a different job just to keep afloat. They’re now salt and pepper shakers! Designed by Photojojo, salt and pepper shakers have been disguised as film cannisters, giving shutterbugs a chance to reminisce about the good ‘ol days of […]

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Rekorderlig Cider: a crisp beverage for the perfect Aussie summer

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 January 2015

It’s easy to drink and ideal for any occasion. Summer, winter, at the office, on the beach. The beautifully crisp Dry Äpple Cider by Swedish company Rekorderlig is Australia’s leading cider that can be enjoyed anywhere at anytime. Trust us, we’ve tried it! [follow Rekorderlig on Instagram]

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The ultimate Christmas treat: the Ho-Ho-Honut

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 1 January 2015

Christmas time is when you can indulge in all those delicious foods you’ve forsaken for the year, like turkey, plum pudding, and ho-ho-honuts. The Ho-Ho-Honut is ‘the best bits of Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, crafted into a savoury donut’. By ‘all the trimmings’, I mean safe-infused dough, turkey salt, roasted potato crumble, and […]

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Can you tell the difference between a prison lunch and a school lunch in the USA?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 1 January 2015

Just over a year ago we showed you the deplorable food American school kids are forced to eat every day. And still to this day students are uploading photos of their school lunches with the hashtag #thanksmichelle to sarcastically thank the First Lady of the USA for her efforts in healthy eating. But just how […]

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This pregnant woman eats a roll of toilet paper everyday because she craves for it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 1 January 2015

We’ve heard of food cravings from pregnant women but toilet paper? ‘Two months into my pregnancy, I started craving toilet roll,’ said Jade Sylvester, a 25-year-old mother from Gainsborough, UK. ‘I like the feeling of the texture in my mouth, rather than the taste. I like the dryness’. Sylvester estimates she eats up to a […]

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29 nine 99 – the best dang dumping joint you’ve probably never heard of

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By Ryman White in New Food and Packaging on Monday 29 December 2014

When you’re on the hunt for a dumpling joint you’d usually be lured by an unexplored alley or perhaps a bustling joint somewhere around your local Chinatown. But, sometimes you find the tastiest dumplings in the most unexpected places.

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Erotica finally comes to sweet, delicious lollipops

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 December 2014

Back in 2010 we showed you Massimo Gammacurta’s line of edible icon lollipops. And now the artist is back, but a little more risque this time around. Lollipops have been turned into NSFW erotic poses, with classic kama sutra positions! Using sticky sweet syrup, Gammacurta has carefully (and creatively) designed a line of candy that […]

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Spice pen lets you scribble all over your food with edible doodles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Products on Thursday 25 December 2014

Neat! Now you can be an instant food artist with this spice pen that lets you load up ground spices and then draw away on your meal. Pick your choice of yum ammo from cinnamon, paprika, or even seaweed flakes, and proceed to doodle away on your food to your heart’s content, whether it’s adding cat […]

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On a diet? This is what 200 calories of Christmas foods look like

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 December 2014

Spoiler: it’s not much. The team over at Calorific, a calorie-counting mobile app, created these visual representations that can help our waistlines survive the holiday binge. The cheat sheet visualizes what 200 calories of Christmas foods look like. For instance, 200 calories will get you 5 slices of ham, 2 glasses of champagne, a plate […]

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Come eat cereal from morning til night at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel, New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 24 December 2014

There’s no shame in eating cereal for dinner, contrary to what some people might say. In fact, if given the choice between a home cooked meal and a bowl of cereal, I’d have a hard time choosing. And the staff at London’s Cereal Killer Cafe probably know the feeling. Located in Brick Lane, this cafe serves only cereal from 7am til 10pm.

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Now you can eat your daily wine intake, with ice cream

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 23 December 2014

If you’ve ever been caught drinking a glass of wine before noon, now there’s no shame in it. A family-run ice creamery in Boonville, New York, has finally come up with a way to down that wine without anyone thinking differently of you: wine-infused ice cream. Forget champagne-flavoured ice cream, this wine ice cream is actually made with real wine.

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Forget the 3-cheese pizza: this Aussie chef has created the 99-cheese pizza

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 19 December 2014

Because Aussies know great pizza, and because Johnny di Francesco’s a world champion pizza-maker, we’re all treated to the newest pie on the menu: the 99-cheese pizza. Called the Novantanove Formaggio (99-cheese pizza), this pie from 400 Gradi in Melbourne is created using a ‘super cheese’. This super cheese is used as a base and is created by melting down 94 cheeses in a pit.

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