Did you know that Luxembourg, a small landlocked country in Europe, has a Pizza Hut? I guess American fast food is really everywhere these days. What’s more, their Pizza Hut recently introduced a new Metti Crust Pizza. It features a Cheesy Bites-style crust, and the individual bites are filled with a local type of sausage called “mettwurst” instead of cheese. The pizza features two local culinary specialities—”traditional mettwurst and authentic Luxembourg mustard”—and Pizza Hut’s attempt at utilizing local sausage in a stuffed crust is apparently a first for the large chain.
(via Brand Eating)
Looks like we got a groovy cereal mystery on our hands, folks. Or at least we did. Recently, an unknown individual bought up all the boxes of County Chocula cereal from two grocery stores in Fort Collins, CO., and a few local cereal fans had to go without their beloved Chocula for a few days. One local shopper noted that she was especially displeased with the whole affair. The woman, who usually eats vegetarian and organic food, wrote to The Coloradoan to say that she likes to buy Count Chocula around Halloween as a personal treat. “Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness,” she wrote. But alas, she was out of luck.
Now, my money was originally on Old Man Jenkins, the owner of the sawmill down the way (where are those meddling kids when you need them to solve a mystery?), but the real culprit was the general manager of Black Bottle, a craft brewing company. The manager noted that the brewery makes a special Cerealiously beer series–in the past they’ve done Golden Grahams, Reese’s Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch–and this year they wanted to do a spin on the Count. “We put the cereal into a hop back so it doesn’t get into the beer,” the manager explained. “We did it as a joke at first, but the beer turned out well.”
Well, the mystery’s been solved. Hooray! And it looks like that aggrieved shopper might actually get her cereal too.
“I have a couple extra [boxes of Count Chocula]. I might have to award her a box,” the manager said.
(via The Consumerist / Image via Great Beyond)
If you have little ones, making sure they have a healthy, balanced breakfast to start their day off right is very important. It helps if they have some fun at breakfast time too. That’s why you should definitely check out this Egg-a-Matic Boiled Egg mold, which transforms boring boiled eggs into cool little scary skulls. It’s pretty simple to use: basically, all you do is boil an egg, peel it, place it into the mold and cool it. You’ll have a whole mess of grinning eggy skulls in practically no time!
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A cast iron skillet is a useful tool to have in your kitchen arsenal (bonus: it doubles as a weapon). When you’re not using it to bash heads, consider whipping up a pizzadilla. J. Kenji López-Alt of Serious Eats was inspired by a Redditor to throw a tortilla in the cast iron, add on sauce and cheese, and put a second tortilla on the top. He finished off the pizzadilla by cooking both sides and then adding toppings and sticking it under a broiler. Yum.
Get all the details at Serious Eats.
Bacon is as American as apple pie and smells even better, so creating a t-shirt with bacon and eggs styled as he United States flag is brilliant. Also, by using a special scented ink, the aroma of bacon will waft off of your shirt in a 6″ radius. It lasts for 20 washes and then it’s still a cool bacon shirt, but smells only of shirt.
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Residents of Philadelphia: please go to PYT Burger so I can live vicariously through you. The burger joint’s menu looks mouthwatering, but one creation in particular has caught the attention of my stomach. Meet the D’oh Nut burger. It’s a glazed donut bun stuffed with a beef patty and american cheese. The whole thing is topped with bacon. Yowza.
(Foodbeast via Incredible Things)
Do you know how to spell out “coffee” in binary code? I don’t. But I do know how to write the word “hot” in binary thanks to this awesome Hot Binary Heat Change Mug. When you heat up the mug, the binary for “hot” appears on the side. So, when the machines inevitably take over, you know how to say at least one thing to them. Good luck with that.
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The creations of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli lend themselves to being re-created in the world of desserts. Characters like Totoro, Catbus, and Kiki are cute and look good on confections – like these cupcakes! These My Neighbor Totoro sweets were made for Westley J. Wong by his girlfiend, and the Totoro, Catbus, and soot sprite designs are simple and perfect.
See the precious Kiki’s Delivery Service cake after the break.
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Here’s a new one. This video game by Bossa Studios has you carefully moving a piece of bread around a room. It’s supposed to be all part of its quest to become toast, and from the trailer it looks rather perilous. It falls into a toilet, wields a giant knife, and goes for a spin on a ceiling fan—all while you control each of its four corners to move it along. Who needs zombie games when you can play as the walking bread?
Check out the gameplay in the video after the break.
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Supernatural is crossing the 200 episode milestone this season. The show’s been on for ten years, and the Winchester brothers have survived death, countless monsters and each other. Things always change, but the trusty Impala, a.k.a. Dean’s baby, is still with them and gets them from town to town. It’s only appropriate that a party celebrating the 200th episode featured a big ‘ol Impala cake.
(via Jason Fischer)