Cat eclairs celebrating Japanese Cat Day are too adorable to eat

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 27 February 2015

On February 22, Japan held their 27th annual Cat Day, more popularly known as ‘Nyan Nyan Nyan Day’. While most people celebrated by posting photos and videos of their cats, food and craft blog ‘Caroline and Laura’s Tea Break’ did something more delectable: they made cat eclairs!

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Animal egg moulds transform hard-boiled eggs into adorable bunnies and bears

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 24 February 2015

Gone are the days when you sit down for a hearty meal and your hard-boiled egg just isn’t glad to see you, thanks to Firebox’s novel solution: animal egg moulds that turn your hard-boiled eggs into smiling bunnies and bears.

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Smiley face ice cream will unexpectedly terrify you when it starts melting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 February 2015

Looking to go on a diet? This brand of ice cream just might help you stay away from ice cream forever. In Japan, there’s a cup of ice cream called ‘Panapp’. It has 4 spots on the surface where the chocolate or the fruit sauce had been injected. Sometimes these spots happen to form a smiley face – or so they like us to think it’s a friendly face.

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Yes! Red velvet Oreos set to debut in time for Valentine’s Day

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By Nicole Hughes in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 3 February 2015

It’s true! Oreo has announced a new cookie: red velvet. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this is a limited edition cookie that we can’t pass up! Red cookies and cream cheese-flavored icing will be the Oreo-version of the classic cake. The red velvet cookie is the first time since 2004 Oreo will have changed their cookie colour. That is, since the Golden Oreo debuted.

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Kama Sutra-inspired lollipops will give you more than just sugar cravings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 31 January 2015

‘KamaSugar’ is a collection of lollipops that will solve your sugar cravings, but will make you crave for something else. You know what I’m talking about. Created by New York-based artist Massimo Gammacurta, the sweets are shaped like various positions of the Kama Sutra, representing our addiction to both forms – sugar and sex – of […]

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Someone wrapped onion rings with bacon, and it is glorious

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Perry Santanachote of Thrillist recently came up with a recipe that will bring tears to your eyes. Literally and figuratively. Taking your ordinary onion rings, she wrapped them in bacon and fried them in stout batter, creating a dish that you can truly call ‘food porn’. It only takes 25 minutes to make – granted […]

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This is how you make Baymax marshmallow cookies

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 26 January 2015

How could you even think of eating such a cute and huggable cookie? In the video below, Japanese YouTube channel ‘Hey! It’s Mosogourmet!’ shows us how to bake marshmallow cookies that look like Baymax, the lovable protagonist of Disney’s latest film Big Hero 6.

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How to make hungry hippo bread that swims in your bowl of soup

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 14 January 2015

Have you ever been so hungry you thought you could eat a hippo? Well, now you literally can! Sandra Denneler of Handmade Charlotte came up with a recipe that lets you bake hippopotamus bread rolls that swim in any soup you cook up.

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These might look like film cannisters, but they’re actually salt and pepper shakers!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Hard times have fallen on the film roll ever since cameras went digital. In fact, they’ve found a different job just to keep afloat. They’re now salt and pepper shakers! Designed by Photojojo, salt and pepper shakers have been disguised as film cannisters, giving shutterbugs a chance to reminisce about the good ‘ol days of […]

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On a diet? This is what 200 calories of Christmas foods look like

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

Spoiler: it’s not much. The team over at Calorific, a calorie-counting mobile app, created these visual representations that can help our waistlines survive the holiday binge. The cheat sheet visualizes what 200 calories of Christmas foods look like. For instance, 200 calories will get you 5 slices of ham, 2 glasses of champagne, a plate […]

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DIY peppermint shot glasses will forever change how we celebrate Christmas

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 19 December 2014

Be the star of your upcoming office Christmas party by bringing in these goodies. Food blogger Cheri Alberts, the same culinary genius who taught us how to make toasted marshmallow shot glasses, has come up with another delectable DIY recipe: peppermint shot glasses. In her blog ‘TheWateringMouth’, she details how to make the alcoholic treats. First, […]

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Someone just made a recipe for lollipops that glow under UV light

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 4 December 2014

Under normal light, this might seem like your ordinary, run-of-the-mill lollipop. But put it under the rays of ultraviolet (UV) light – granted you have a black light at home – then it suddenly reveals its true nature: a glow-in-the-dark lollipop! The recipe by Madrid-based site Verde Matcha includes sugar, tonic water, corn syrup, lemon […]

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Here’s how you make toasted marshmallow shot glasses. It’s easy!

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

As if alcohol wasn’t a good enough reason to love shots, they just had to add in marshmallows! Food blogger Cheri Alberts of ‘The Watering Mouth’, teaches us how to make toasted marshmallow shot glasses.

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Never be without hot sauce again thanks to this mini sriracha keychain

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Who knew taste bud heaven could fit on a keychain? ‘Sriracha2Go’ is a miniature, refillable bottle that fits on a keychain, letting you take your favorite hot sauce anywhere you go. Simply remove the cap and fill it with Sriracha. Your meals will never be lonely ever again. And at 1.25 ounces, it’ll even get […]

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Ralph Wiggum from the Simpsons just turned into a realistic, dissected cake

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 7 November 2014

Thanks to graphic designer Kylie Mangles from design website Freshly Squeez’d, Ralph Wiggum from ‘The Simpsons’ is now a gruesome, half-dissected 3D cake.

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