Crocodile ice cream is made from unfertilized croc eggs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 June 2014

If you thought eating Balut (fertilized duck eggs) was weird, get a load of this. In the southern part of the Philippines, the Sweet Spot ice cream store at the Davao Crocodile Park serves ice cream mixed with unfertilized croc eggs. The croc ice cream comes in three flavors: crocodile dragon fruit, crocodile durian, and […]

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This zen rock garden is actually a bunch of Japanese sweets

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 12 June 2014

I guess you could say that this box of chocolates totally… rocks? Designer Tomonori Saito has created a line of sweets that resemble the iconic zen rock gardens of Japan. While your typical zen rock garden may evoke relaxation and serenity, this variation also gives you hunger pangs and sweet tooth cravings. The rocks are composed of black sesame while the bed of sand is plain sugar. Who knew zen gardens could be so filling and fattening?

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This is not a drop of water, it’s a cake!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 10 June 2014

‘Mizu Shingen Mochi’ is a new breed of Japanese rice cake that’s bound to get people scratching their heads and wondering what the hell they ordered. Though it might look like a water droplet served fancy, it’s actually a cake that uses water harnessed from the Japanese Alps!

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Train your kids in the art of sushi with this woodblock sushi set

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

You know what they say, ‘Better start those sushi chefs young!’ Or so I think that’s how it goes. Japanese design firm ‘plaplax’ created this 45-piece wooden tsumiki-sushi set, composed of ‘shari’, referring to rice, and ‘neta’, which means ‘fish’. Kids on the road to sushi stardom will have a fun time learning the craft […]

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

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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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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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12 of the most bizarre hangover cures around the world

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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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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

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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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Limited edition, serial-numbered, gift-wrapped bananas sold for $6 in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Monday 12 May 2014

Think of these bananas as the survivors in The Hunger Games. They are the best of the best, the most fragrant and the most delicious bananas ever. While most bananas weigh in at 100g, these babies are heavyweights at 200g. They were also raised 500 meters above sea level in the Philippines. When the time […]

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Chocolate bars that look like delicious Jackson Pollock paintings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

When they said food is an art form, they weren’t kidding. Mexican chocolate maker ‘UNELEFANTE’ created these chocolate bars that appear to have been moulded from Jackson Pollock’s paintings and melted crayons. The first one, aptly named ‘Pollock’, is made from 54% cocoa and is hand-painted with chocolate cocoa butter in different, vibrant colours. ‘These […]

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A popcorn bowl that’s made out of popcorn

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Friday 9 May 2014

The single greatest dilemma of every movie goer: running out of popcorn midway through the film. So what do you do then? You eat the dang bowl! Provided the bowl is made of popcorn, that is. Beth Jackson Klosterboer provides us with a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an edible bowl made of popcorn on ‘Hungry Happenings’.

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Super Mario’s Koopa Troopas are now burgers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 1 May 2014

Ever wondered what happened to Koopa Troopas after Mario viciously stomped on their poor heads? I think I know the answer. Oakland-based Instructables instructor ‘Canida’ created a tutorial on how to cook delicious burgers based on the red and green video game turtles you loved to hate.

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A waffle made out of vanilla ice cream bathed in maple syrup espresso

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

Dominique Ansel, the devil, err I mean the chef who masterminded the Cronut, is back with another sinister, diet-destroying dessert: the Waffogato. It takes Tahitian vanilla ice cream and moulds it into a waffle. Warm maple syrup with espresso is then poured onto it. Toppings like tapioca balls, sea salt, and Belgian waffle bits are added […]

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The most popular meals around the world when everyone’s drunk

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

Chances are, someone, somewhere is piss drunk at this moment. And if he’s American, he’s probably eating a slice of pepperoni pizza. If he’s Japanese, he’s slurping on some hot ramen. Whereas somewhere in Germany, someone’s enjoying currywurst and fries.

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