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These edible art supplies are nothing short of delicious

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Love art? Got a craving for chocolate? You’ll love these edible art supplies. Design studio Nendo created these ‘oil paints’ which aren’t paints at all, but rather chocolates filled with delicious syrups. The studio has already created edible art supplies before, too, with their chocolate-shaped pencils a few years back. Seriously, what can be more […]

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Tea bags transform stressful symbols into calm ones when dipped in hot water

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Malaysian tea company BOH collaborated with ad agency M&C Saatchi in creating a cost-effective but adorable campaign to promote the relaxing effect of their chamomile tea.

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The world’s most expensive donut will cost you over $1,500

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Usually a coffee break will cost you under $10 for a cuppa and a snack. But if you’ve got deep pockets, you might want to consider this Krispy Kreme monstrosity, err, dessert. It’s called a champagne donut and it’s adorned by ‘a gilded white chocolate lotus, festooned with edible diamonds, stuffed with Dom Perignon champagne […]

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Elephants give ice creams in Japan a much-needed nose lift

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 May 2014

In Yokohama, Japan, the Zou-No-Hana Café serves a one-of-a-kind desert: the ‘zou no hana’, which translates to, ‘elephant nose ice cream’. It’s a regular soft serve – or soft cream as they call it in Japan – but with a mammoth difference. It has waffle cone for ears, two chocolate dots for eyes, and a […]

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The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra shows us all that it’s okay to play with food

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 24 May 2014

What, fully functioning music instruments made out of vegetables? And a vegetable orchestra making sweet, juicy sounds out of what’s essentially a salad buffet? Yep. The Vegetable Orchestra is formed by an ensemble of people from varied backgrounds, ranging from the obvious (musicians) to the not so obvious (writers), who use instruments made from fresh […]

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A fascinating look at where our meat comes from

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 21 May 2014

How’s that burger? As delicious as beef is, you might be surprised to know that just 60% of a cow is edible. And that 1,800 gallons of water is required to produce one 16-ounce porterhouse. Compare the cow with a cricket and you’ve got a much different story: 80% of a cricket is edible and […]

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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!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

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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

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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!

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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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