Salty Snacks

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If you fear spicy foods, then this bag of Ghost Pepper Cheddar Popcorn is most definitely not for you. Just FYI, the Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) is one of the hottest peppers in the world. It’s overall heat rating is around 850,000-1,400,000 SHU, and just for some proper context, a jalapeño pepper has a heat rating of round 3500 SHU. So yeah, this cheesy-but-spicy popcorn is only for folks with tastebuds that can handle extreme, borderline-insane spiciness.

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Leave it to Scotland to come up with Whisky and Haggis potato chips. Yeah, that whole haggis thing might be a deal breaker, but the whisky part of it all might just be worth the risk. They’re the concoction of Mackie’s of Scotland and sadly are not available in the US.

(via CoolMaterial)

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When you look at Cheetos, you may see a blob covered with cheese-flavored powder. Instagram user cheesecurlsofinstagram doesn’t just see the food as a snack though, he or she finds art. The Instagrammer keeps an eye out for Cheetos that resemble people or objects and curates them in a gallery. There are cheese curls that look like seahorses, people evolving, people getting executed, and so on. No word on whether the Cheetos are devoured after their moment in the spotlight or if they’re kept for posterity.

View more of the messy art after the break.

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I can’t explain the logic behind Reebok making bacon… save for the fact that bacon is tasty, but still, this makes zero sense. Yes, Reebok makes shoes and bacon now. Deal with it, world.

Actually, the bacon is sourced by U.S. Wellness Meats, and it doesn’t have any nitrates, sweeteners or MSG and they are not cured. The bacon was passed out to folks who participated in the Reebok CrossFit Games. You probably won’t see Reebok bacon in supermarkets anytime soon, but if you’d like to learn more about it, or if you’d like to sign up for updates about where Reebok might distribute the bacon next, head on over to Reebok.com.

(via Cool Material)

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Now I love cappuccinos just as much as the next caffeine-addicted Internet denizen, but I’m not sold on the idea of cappuccino-flavored potato chips. But some of the other flavors in this year’s Do Us A Flavor competition from Frito-Lay are a bit out there too: cheddar bacon mac & cheese, mango salsa and, of course, wasabi ginger. The four flavors will hit supermarket shelves later this month, and the public can vote on their favorite flavor through Oct. 18. The inventor of the most popular flavor will win a $1 million reward.

Which version are you most excited to try?

(Associated Press via The Consumerist)

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Why is this the first time I’ve heard of Ramen Chicken Nuggets? I mean, I was practically raised on chicken nuggets and Ramen was a standard snack/meal for me back in school. Why didn’t anyone ever think to combine these two items before?

It’s probably packed with ten year’s worth of sodium in a single bite, but who cares? Healthy eating is overrated anyway. Bring on the Ramen Nuggets! If you’d like to make this dish at home, head on over to Oh, Bite It! to check out their recipe.

(Thrillist via Incredible Things)

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I’m almost a little ashamed to say it, but this bratwurst lollipop actually looks kinda tasty. The treat is made using a bratwurst patty that’s been dipped in funnel cake batter and then DEEP-FRIED to perfection. Oh, and to top it all off, the lollipop is served with maple syrup. It costs $3.75, and if you happen to be in Madison, Wisconsin for a Mallards’ game, you can find one of these bratwurst pops at the concession stand.

(Twitter via Eater)

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Don’t eat all the junk food in your cupboard; build a backpack! Some schoolgirls in South Korea have been fashioning bags out of everything from boxes of Pocky to bags of Skittles to plastic containers of cheese balls. The backpacks don’t seem to have room to hold any books or supplies, but they can solve middle of the afternoon hunger attacks. Priorities: sorted.

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Add a touch of the Dark side to your next movie marathon with this Darth Vader popcorn bucket and Stormtrooper mug! The plastic products are functional for serving food and beverages, but you could also use them as decoration or even for storage. Keep tea bags in Darth Vader’s head, or serve candy in the Stormtrooper’s helmet. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

Product Page ($38.95 via 7 Gadgets)

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Mario Kart fans will be pleased to know that McDonald’s recently announced that its next round of Happy Meal toys will feature a new line of Mario Kart 8 figures. Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Princess Peach will all be present and accounted for–and plus you’ll get a sweet new visor too. As long as you can get over that somewhat-maniacal grin on the side of the Happy Meal box, you should be good to pick up some new Mario toys. Hooray!

(McDonalds via Kotaku)