Ok, everybody loves Sour Patch Kids. But how do you improve on such a deliciously tasty sour treat? Well, it’s simple really: Transform one of the most popular candies on the market into something that you’re body can’t digest!
Stride partnered with the makers of Sour Patch Kids with plans on unveiling a new line of Sour Patch Kids-flavored gum next January.
The preposed flavors are redberry and lime, and the packs will go for $1.29 (single pack) and $2.89 (multipack).
(Brand Eating via FoodBeast)
Cheese is delicious and a favorite snack of many Americans. Some of us are going too far with our dairy obsession though and actually naming children “Cheese.” According to a report from NY Mag, the number of newborns given the dubious name increased 450% this year. 450%!
Thankfully even with the huge growth spike, that means out of 500,000 parents, only nine babies were named “Cheese.” I’m still shaking my head that the number is over zero. Can you just imagine all the horrible jokes those poor kids will have to put up with? I hope they find each other and start a “my parents gave me a weird name” support group.
(IT via Neatorama)
Natural Machines, a Barcelona-based company, has been working on a new 3D printer for grub called the Foodini and there’s been a major breakthrough: the company tweeted a pic of the machine actually making a pizza! It printed out the dough and pizza sauce, and then they applied the herbs and spices by hand.
Looks like Natural Machines is farther ahead in the 3D pizza printing game than NASA.
(Dailydot via Laughingsquid)
If you’re keeping tabs on the Sriracha battle going on between the factory and the residents of Irwindale, then you’ve likely been mourning because all signs point to the factory shutting down due to complaints of health issues from the fumes.
However, if this banner that went up outside the factory is any indication, it seems the owner isn’t planning to go quietly.
Stay tuned. We’ll report more as this story heats up.
When it comes to Italian American cuisine, New York is the king. But thanks to professional chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, it looks like NYC has some competition.
The cooking duo will be officially opening their 63,000-square-foot Eataly Chicago to the public on Monday, December 2nd. The interesting thing is that Eataly will feature a sizable stand-up Nutella bar where customers can order tons of little dishes that feature the tasty spread. Eataly will also feature an additional 65-seat white tablecloth restaurant–designed by Batali–which will feature fresh pastas, salumi and more. The restaurant will open on December 10th.
Oh, and for the record, there is an Eataly in NYC. However, it lacks the Nutella bar. Something tells me that will have to be remedied very soon.
News that gay waitress Dayna Morales got a hateful message about her lifestyle instead of a tip spread across the internet like wildfire last week. Unfortunately, it may also turn out to be a lie. The family that supposedly did the deed has come forward with their copy of the receipt which shows they not only tipped, but tipped well.
It’s really a case of he said, she said, but it does look pretty damning for Morales. The whole thing is even worse for the fact that the internet used its powers for good and sent Morales money to make up for the incident. The former Marine had said she was donating a portion of that money to the Wounded Warrior Project, but you’ve got to wonder what she’ll do with the money now.
As discouraging as things like this can be to those of us who feel compelled to reach out and show our support only to find out that we may have been duped, remember there’s a lot more good out there than bad. Don’t let this incident make you think twice about helping people, because they may really, honestly need the help. One word: Batkid.
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Jack In The Box has partnered with That’s Nerdalicious to share $150 in Jack Cash with 15 lucky readers! That’s more than enough to grab one of their new Late Night Munchie Meals.
Better hurry though—today is your last chance to enter! Head on over to our contest page for all the details.
Starbucks recently partnered with Swiss Train Company SSB to create the first mobile coffee store on a train. Starbucks converted a double-decker train into a sweet store on wheels (er, tracks?), and it runs exclusively in Switzerland on the route between the Geneva Airport and St. Fallen.
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Ok, I have to confess something: McDonald’s chicken nuggets are actually pretty decent. But what if they could be improved? Sure, you could make them healthier, or you could go in the opposite direction: Why not replace that possibly mutant chicken with some questionable pork? That sounds kinda tasty, right?
McDonald’s chains in China have recently added a new line of spicy pork nuggets to their menus. The Beijinger team did a brief taste-test of the nuggets, and they had this to say:
…these porky spheres of goodness have a crispy coating like their poultry counterparts, but the added bonus of a delicious, mildly spicy bite to them courtesy of that wonderful salt-pepper-MSG combination known as 椒盐, technically salt and pepper but so much more.
On the other hand, Heather Timmons with Quartz wasn’t so keen on the piggy nuggets:
If you were drunk, and could stop yourself from thinking about how the pork product interior was actually made, they’d probably be awesome.
Well, it sounds like the jury’s still out on the spicy pork nuggets. Looks like I’m going to have to fly to China to investigate!
(via The Consumerist)
Jack In The Box has partnered with That’s Nerdalicious to share $150 in Jack Cash with 15 lucky readers! Thats’s more than enough to grab one of their new Late Night Munchie Meals.
As you may know, hunger has no curfew; and can strike at any time of night.
Luckily, Jack in the Box has developed the cure to mellow even the meanest
manifestation of the munchies Jack’s Munchie Meal:
Jack’s Munchie Meal is only available late night from 9pm to 5am and
includes a ton of food for $6 (plus tax). Every meal comes in a box and is
served with 2 tacos, halfsies (half curly fries, half French fries), a 20
oz. drink and is available in four mouthwatering choices:
- Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger: Sourdough grilled cheese on top, cheeseburger on bottom. Tuck into this tasty bunk bed!
- Loaded Nuggets: Chicken nuggets drowning in two types of cheese with ranch and bacon. Rescue them!
- Exploding Cheesy Chicken: A chicken sandwich exploding with mozzarella, cheesy sticks, and gooey white cheese sauce. Oh my cheesy goodness!
- Brunch Burger: A burger with a fried egg and a crispy hash brown for when it’s so late you don’t know whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Head on past the break for all the details on how to enter.
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