Chocolate skulls have exposed brains made of gummy and walnuts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 October 2014

No wonder zombies love eating brains, they taste just like candy! Spanish graphic designers Ruth & Sira Garcia created these skull-shaped chocolates with nuts and candy for brains in a culinary series they call ‘Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts’.

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Melbourne’s best coffee can be found in a café no larger than a store room

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 10 October 2014

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The Switchboard Café inside the historic Manchester Unity building reportedly serves one of the best cups of coffee in Melbourne. Though there’s only problem: You have to find it first! Located in an old, run-down arcade lane, the café is quite literally a hole-in-the-wall. It makes use of the building’s storage cupboard, able to fit only the essential kitchen equipment and two baristas.

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Radish sculptures of polar bears, pandas, and llamas are too cute to eat!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 October 2014

Typically during winter in Japan, families gather around a portable stove to cook food in a steamy pot of meat and veggies. They call this a ‘nabe’ (pronounced as na-bay). Last December, boredom got the best of Masanori Kono, so he decided to play with one of the ingredients: grated daikon radish. His first creation was a polar bear, sculpted entirely out of the radish and given seaweed eyes and nose.

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These sugar cubes made to look like skulls are to die for

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 9 October 2014

We never knew that fire and brimstone could taste so sweet! Using fine-grained premium Japanese sugar called Wasanbon, artist Nobumasa Takahashi was able to make these skull-shaped black and white sugar cubes. How did he make black sugar? He used the ingredients that come naturally from bamboo charcoal. And yes, it’s just like normal sugar.

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Guy does experiment to see which bag of chips has the best return on investment

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 3 October 2014

How many chips are actually in this bag? Is it just full of air? How much am I paying for each chip, really? These are some of life’s nagging snack mysteries. And thanks to Science and Dan Gentile over at Thrillist, they’ve finally been solved!

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Pizza rolls get a Halloween makeover with these stuffed pizza skulls

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Mmmmm death never looked – and smelled – so good! Beth of Hungry Happenings just revolutionized what people will be serving at their next Halloween party. These stuffed pizza skulls were made using a specialized pan with skull-shaped molds and simple ingredients like dough, pepperoni, cheese, tomato sauce, and the souls of a thousand babies. […]

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KFC Japan has some of the weirdest promo products we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 25 September 2014

I’ll have what these KFC Japan executives and marketing people are having. KFC Japan recently launched a promotional campaign that gives fans a chance to win one of these fried chicken drumstick-inspired items: an iPhone 5s case, a head pillow, a mouse, a keyboard, and a USB. I now, amazing right?!

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Krispy Kreme UK’s box of 2,400 donuts is the stuff of legends

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

Have you ever seen anything more divine in your entire life? To promote its new Occassions offering, Krispy Kreme UK recently created the Double Hundred Dozen, a colossal box of 2,400 donuts. Nope, that wasn’t a typo. 2,400 Original Glazed donuts in a three and a half-meter long box! It took eight employees to fill […]

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In Japan, Burger King launches an almost all-black cheeseburger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 12 September 2014

Of course a cheeseburger this bizarre had to come from Japan! Burger King has been selling the Premium Kuro Burger – ‘kuro’ meaning ‘black’ – since 2012. Its bamboo charcoal-colored bun and squid ink ketchup has been a hit with the customers, prompting the company to release the Kuro Ninja, the same burger but with a slice of bacon for a tongue, last year.

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This lucky kid gets served colourful animal pancakes thanks to his cool dad

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 9 September 2014

After looking at these culinary artworks, ordinary pancakes just won’t cut it anymore. Treating pancake batter as his canvas and dye as his paintbrush, one cool dad makes edible artworks for his son by turning the beloved breakfast staple into colourful portraits of animals and dinosaurs. We’ve seen other amazing pancake artworks before, but this […]

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The back of this cake reveals an intricate library interior

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Now this is a cake that I wouldn’t mind not eating! At first glance, the front of this cake looks simple enough, a pair of doors, some shrubs, a library sign. But when you head on over to the back, an intricate world is revealed – the cake actually contains the intricate interiors of a […]

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Artist makes all kinds of edible art using rice krispies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Whereas most people would see lip-smacking candy, New York-based Jessica Siskin sees art and a business opportunity! Late last year, Siskin attended a friend’s potluck party, wherein she was assigned to bring dessert. Not knowing how to make average desserts like cake, she decided to make an edible Rice Krispie treat sculpture, specifically a surfboard […]

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How to make your own almond-hugging bear cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Only a mad man would dare eat these sweet, adorable teddy bear cookies innocently embracing almonds and other nuts! French-trained Japanese cook, Maa Tamagosan, created these one-of-a-kind cookies that will gently pull your heart strings. She details everything on her blog, and thanks to Hey! It’s Mosogourmet’s English translation, we non-Japanese reading people will get to try it ourselves.

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Your gingerbread people can now dance thanks to these posable cookie cutters

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 7 August 2014

Give your gingerbread people a dose of Saturday Night Fever by molding them in these posable cookie cutters! Available at ‘I Want One Of Those’, the $20 cookie cutter set includes a torso and twelve interchangeable arms and legs that let you bake them into dancers with varying moves.

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Eastern European capitals depicted using various food items

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 30 July 2014

‘Illustrating Eastern Europe’ is a series of landscape food art that features the glorious cities of Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, and Warsaw. The collection of appetizing postcard-like images was created by food stylist Anna Keville Joyce and photographer Agustin Nieto. Blogger Derya Ozyuvali, also known as ‘FoodieBackpacker’, commissioned the project as part of his cooking workshop […]

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