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7 strange brews in the world: Wasabi beer and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 21 May 2014

So, after turning up our noses at Dogfish Head’s latest strange beer (read on), we looked around and found even more inexplicable beer brews from everywhere. Here are 7 of them.

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Still get the chills from 80s’ horror flicks? Ice-scream back with these frozen treats!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 20 May 2014

We dig these iconic Stoyn ice cream popsicles so much a couple of years back, and the world must have agreed with us, because a brand new line is coming soon.

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Itty Bitty Treats by Littlest Sweet Shop

Pamela Thompson Contributor

By Pamela Thompson in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 May 2014

Enjoying a sweet treat is one of the beautiful things about life, but who needs all the calories? These itty bitty sweets from Littlest Sweet Shop are handmade by artist Nadia Michaux and available exclusively at Tiny Frock Shop online. Made from polymer clay at 1:6 scale, they are painstakingly detailed down to the aerated […]

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The Kaiser mustache trainer and other odd remedies from bygone eras

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 May 2014

When writer and editor Caroline Rance was doing newspaper research for her novel, she started to get interested in advertised medicine from a long time ago. The curiosity led her to start The Quack Doctor, a blog where she shares her love for the history of medicine. One of the things she writes about are […]

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12 of the most bizarre hangover cures around the world

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 19 May 2014

Did you just wake up to a massive hangover? Well then, instead of taking an aspirin, why don’t you try one of these remedies: sheep lungs and owl eggs, deep fried canary, fish scrape, or fertilized duck egg embryo. One of these might do the trick. Then again, they might also traumatize you for life (yes I’m talking about you, Balut.)

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Holy food! Sandwich levitating in thin air and more Modernist cuisine

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 15 May 2014

In Nathan Myhrvold’s The Photography of Modernist Cuisine coffee book, food is styled and elevated to modernist art aesthetics. In one picture, mussel spheres glisten like fine pearls, while another picture shows skinned bunnies with exposed flesh, bones and muscles, looking like scientific anatomical art. Then there’s the levitating sandwich, which even comes with a […]

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Romantic movie scenes with a touch of burrito

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 14 May 2014

If you’ve ever wondered how a perfect movie such as Say Anything… or Ghost could be made even more perfect, our friends over at Buzzfeed sure know how. From John Cusack holding a giant burrito over his head in that iconic boombox scene to Patrick Swayze morphing into a human burrito to guide Demi Moore’s hands over that pottery wheel – this is probably one of the weirdest, yet tastiest, photoshopped movie collections ever.

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You can now make your own Brief Jerky!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Brief Jerky. You know you want it. No lady love could resist the alluring scent of beef jerky wrapped around a man’s beefy goodness. Instructable user Carley Jacobson helps us get down and jerky with these DIY edible underwear.

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Meanwhile in Australia: a bacon-wrapped croc with chicken in its mouth

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Ok now, now we’ve seen everything. First there was the Chtuken – a monstrous dish featuring a chicken stuffed with octopus tentacles and topped with bacon. Now comes the yet-to-be-named dish from Down Under: an crocodile wrapped in bacon and stuffed with a whole chicken in its mouth. It’s the stuff of legends.

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Limited edition, serial-numbered, gift-wrapped bananas sold for $6 in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 12 May 2014

Think of these bananas as the survivors in The Hunger Games. They are the best of the best, the most fragrant and the most delicious bananas ever. While most bananas weigh in at 100g, these babies are heavyweights at 200g. They were also raised 500 meters above sea level in the Philippines. When the time […]

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An app for restaurants to sell discounted leftovers (instead of throwing them away)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 12 May 2014

If you’ve ever worked in the hospitality industry you’ll know just how much food goes to waste at the end of a dinner shift. Kilos upon kilos. So a group of non-wasters got together to create an app – PareUp – that allows users to buy leftover restaurant goodies. The mobile app ‘will store inventories […]

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A slice of pizza, please, with extra scorpions

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

Don’t worry, your local pizza joint isn’t selling scorpion pizza…yet. But if you’re in the mood for it (I mean, who wouldn’t be?), you should head to the Calgary Stampede, because that’s where you’ll enjoy yourself a slice of the deliciousness that is scorpion pizza. Looks like it’s just regular cheese pizza topped with scorpions […]

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Chocolate bars that look like delicious Jackson Pollock paintings

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

When they said food is an art form, they weren’t kidding. Mexican chocolate maker ‘UNELEFANTE’ created these chocolate bars that appear to have been moulded from Jackson Pollock’s paintings and melted crayons. The first one, aptly named ‘Pollock’, is made from 54% cocoa and is hand-painted with chocolate cocoa butter in different, vibrant colours. ‘These […]

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A popcorn bowl that’s made out of popcorn

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

The single greatest dilemma of every movie goer: running out of popcorn midway through the film. So what do you do then? You eat the dang bowl! Provided the bowl is made of popcorn, that is. Beth Jackson Klosterboer provides us with a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an edible bowl made of popcorn on ‘Hungry Happenings’.

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Pretty petals! The Japanese frozen treat that looks like a rose bud

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

You might not think anything could make ice cream even more delicious, but have you traveled to Nagasaki? In this Japanese metropolis you’ll find chirin-chirin, an ice cream that has been ‘sold at tourist spots around Nagasaki City for over 50 years’. Apparently this delicious dessert is dished up by ‘little old ladies’ and costs just under $1. But how do they get that ice cream rosebud magic happening?

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