KFC chicken corsages are the most romantic thing for prom season

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 17 April 2014

There’s nothing more romantic than having a KFC Original Recipe attached to your date’s wrist while you both dance the night away. Nothing, I tell you! KFC, in collaboration with Louisville, Kentucky-based florist Nanz and Kraft, has released the prom accessory to end all prom accessories: the KFC Chicken Corsage. For $20 (plus shipping), you’ll get the baby’s breath flower and the corsage.

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Suck on this: a popsicle that looks like a dildo. It even explodes in your mouth!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 2 April 2014

It must be a pretty hard time for the guys over at Swedish ice cream maker, GB Glace. Their newly-released popsicle, X-Pop, has taken on X-rated proportions as customers are likening it to a penis rather than the intended rocket shape. Marketed for kids, the popsicle has a yellow, pink, red, orange shaft that leads up to a creamy tip. After a few minutes of sucking, X-Pop bursts out a creamy liquid oozing from within.

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Sandwiches that get delivered via parachute

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 27 March 2014

What does a pair of entrepreneurs do when their pop-up restaurant is located on the 7th floor and they have to deliver food quickly to their customers, who are all on the ground level? Simple, just throw the food out the window. [photos via We Heart]

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Documentary about people eating burgers for the first time in their lives

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Would you believe there’s such a thing as a burger virgin? And apparently, there are still millions of people around the world who have not yet tried America’s greatest contribution to mankind. Burger King went to far-flung places in Thailand, Greenland, and Romania, to give a taste test between their own Whopper and McDonald’s Big […]

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Wacky illustrations of concept food stands

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 13 March 2014

A Skeletor-managed breakfast and cereal bar? Getting served dragon wings by a legit witch? Bacon served by a manly lumber jack? Now these are food stands I’d love to keep coming back to! Portraits of America’s Food Stands is a set of illustrations by California-based artist Christopher Lee, wherein he imagines food stands with extreme […]

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Cacti that you can eat: DIY house plant cupcakes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 8 March 2014

Here’s a tasty dessert that tree huggers and masochists will enjoy. Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann has created cupcake replicas of cacti house plants, and she tells us how via this DIY article.

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Guy eats rotten meat and has never been healthier

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 3 March 2014

Oh man, when this guy was told to eat only food that’s fresh, I think he took it too literally. Derek Nance has been eating raw meat – fresh and rotten – for the past six years. It all started when he contracted a mysterious illness that makes him puke every time he tries to […]

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Artist creates amazing animal designs out of pancake batter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Monday 3 March 2014

Nathan Shields wields his magical pancake batter to create amazing and delectable works of edible art, all the while taking care of the kids. We’ve featured this former math teacher turned stay-at-home dad in a past post, featuring his Star Trek-inspired pancakes. Now he’s back with more of what he calls ‘Saipancakes’.

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Introducing the Quadruple Bypass Burger: an 8,000 calorie monster

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 February 2014

How honest is honest? How about displaying your dead customer’s cremated remains as a reminder to others that your restaurant is indeed, unhealthy. That’s what ‘Heart Attack Grill’ owner, Jon Basso, did to show that there is no false marketing in his famous – and deadly – establishment. The Las Vegas restaurant is famous for its ‘Quadruple Bypass Burger’, an 8,000 calorie monster that’s equivalent to five days’ worth of food. In the last three years, two Heart Attack Grill spokesmen have already died while snacking on a burger.

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Dumb Starbucks Coffee gets shut down

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 17 February 2014

‘Dumb Starbucks Coffee’, the infamous parody of the world famous coffee chain, has been shut down by the Los Angeles County Health Department. Not because of copyright violations, but on the account of the café failing to acquire proper health permits. Last weekend, the mock café opened in Los Feliz, instantly creating a buzz and attracting long lines of curious people, each waiting at least an hour to get a taste of the free dumb coffee.

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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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NY Times discovers the science behind what makes Nacho Cheese Doritos so alluring

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Monday 14 October 2013

We’ve all got a favorite snack. But it just so happens that the Nacho Dorito is the best! This little slice of heaven was featured in the New York Times by Michael Moss, who visited a scientist to discover the psychobiology behind what makes Nacho Cheese Doritos so alluring. The verdict? It’s a combination of […]

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How to make Hemingway’s perfect hamburger

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 30 September 2013

Two thousand newly digitized documents of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers in Cuba (where he lived from 1939 to 1960) recently made their way to Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum — among which were ‘instructions to the household staff, including how to prepare his hamburgers: ground beef, onions, garlic, India relish, and capers, […]

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Ever tried a charcoal donut before?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 19 September 2013

Move over Cronut, there’s a new donut in town. Dunkin’ Donuts Thailand has released 27 special doughnuts that will be the new black (pun intended). The world has seen and tasted the black hamburger, the black ice cream, and the black curry, but feast your eyes on Dunkin’ Donuts’ black dooughnuts. Made from an edible […]

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