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Drinking cold, black Stout makes you bitter: scientists

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 4 February 2014

So there: drinking all that black stuff apparently makes you a cold, unforgiving, bitter person. A study conducted by researchers from City University of New York and published in Psychological Science, linked taste perception to moral judgments. Which, as Daily Mail noted, suggested that drinks like stout ‘should be drunk carefully among friends’. Oh, to […]

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A new ‘Lime-pocket’ for your Bombay Sapphire

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 3 February 2014

Japanese designer Nendo has created a very cool cocktail must-have for Bombay Sapphire. When sipping this gin, it’s usual to add a twist of lemon or lime to the drink, but what about those sticky hands from the lime or lemon juice? Nendo’s lime jacket does away with stickiness with its silicon cover that keeps a wedge of lemon or lime clean, dry and places on the side of your glass for all to see. This is one stylish cocktail accessory we’ve gotta try out. Strictly for research purposes, of course.

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Bruce Lee will prepare your breakfast for you

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 31 January 2014

What drink would you like to go with your breakfast? Orange juice, coffee, or plain old WATAAA! Ok seriousLEE, no more bad Bruce Lee puns. Over at Tumblr, Bruce Lee seems to be alive and well, dishing out Kung Fu with a side of eggs and bacon. The short series makes clever use of a […]

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This amazing food porn will leave you breathless (and hungry)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Friday 31 January 2014

World-famous chef Ferran Adrià has unveiled an exhibition at the Drawing Center in New York City titled Notes on Creativity. Along with Adrià’s drawings, this exhibit also features a film called 1846. This 87-minute film features every single dish ever served at Adrià’s restaurant, elBulli. How many dishes does that make? Oh, 1,846. If you’re […]

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A wedding cake straight out of a horror movie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 28 January 2014

Here’s a wedding cake that’s to die for. Texas-based husband and wife David and Natalie Sideserf had a wedding cake that was, unique, to say the least. Being the owners of a specialty cake shop called Sideserf Cake Studio, they ditched tradition and baked a bloody cake featuring their severed heads on a platter with […]

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Now available: beer flavoured jelly beans

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 27 January 2014

Ask and you shall receive. And so, after decades of getting denied their beer-flavoured jelly bean, Jelly Belly fans’ wishes have now been granted. It took the giant candy company three years of experimentation to perfect the formula, but finally, they’ve included the wheaty, clean, and crisp taste of a German Hefeweizen Ale-inspired draft beer jelly bean to their 100 flavour lineup.

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The V12 espresso machine all motorheads will want to own

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 25 January 2014

Rev up your…espresso machines! Introducing the V12 Espresso Machine from Espresso Veloce. This extraordinary series of caffeine makers has been created to ‘reflect the sleek and powerful image expressed by Formula One racing’. The machines are constructed of ‘premium metal alloys’ such as magnesium and aluminum, and coffee is dispensed through one of six titanium pipes.

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Hooray! The world’s first Kit Kat store opens in Tokyo

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 January 2014

Looks like we’ve got a new destination to add to our bucket list. A Kit Kat store – the world’s only Kit Kat store – just opened in Tokyo, and by the looks of things, this is going to be hugely popular.

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Yes, you can now make rainbows out of cocktails

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 January 2014

Why mix your drinks when you can layer them instead? Thanks to this simple barware device that slows down the different liquids, you can now craft masterfully separated layered cocktails and lay claim to being a true cocktail artist.

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Taipei’s Snow King serves up pig knuckle and sesame oil chicken ice cream

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 22 January 2014

They say you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite flavor of ice cream. Mint chocolate chip means you’re ambitious and confident, while strawberry ice cream lovers are thought to be logical and sincere. There’s no real science behind ice cream flavor and personality type, which is a good thing, considering Taipei’s […]

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The world’s first burrito vending machine hits LA

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 20 January 2014

Thank heavens, burrito-less nights are now a thing of the past! At least for the citizens of Los Angeles. The world’s first burrito vending machine, Burrito Box, offers six varieties: uncured bacon with egg and cheese, roasted potato with egg and cheese, free-range chicken with beans and rice, shredded beef and cheese, roasted potato with […]

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Our new favourite spread: Nugtella, Nutella with weed in it

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 January 2014

Forget weed and food pairings. We just learnt that a medical marijuana dispensary in San Jose, CA, started making a weed-infused version of Nutella last year, making the chocolate hazelnut spread even more legendary than ever.

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The Mountain Dew Cheetos you’ve always dreamed about are on shelves in Japan

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 16 January 2014

First there was plain old salt ‘n vinegar chips. Then there was the little more adventurous au gratin flavor. And last year gave rise to the sriracha chips everyone had dreamed of for so long. But here’s one flavor I just can’t get behind: Mountain Dew.

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Fries and chocolate are on the menu for Japan’s Valentine’s Day

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Spoil your true love rotten this Valentine’s Day with the ultimate in romantic food: french fries with chocolate dipping sauce. Japanese fast food chain Lotteria will be serving these decadent desserts (can we classify fries as part of dessert now?) for a limited time, starting in January. Once you’ve dipped all your fries into the […]

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Dad draws on his kids’ sandwich bags for almost six years

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 13 January 2014

Illustrator, graphic designer, and super dad David Laferriere has drawn on the plastic sandwich bags of his two sons and posting the photos on his Flickr since May 2008. He uses Sharpie permanent markers to hand-draw different characters inspired by what’s currently happening in their household.

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