Cream stew is apparently a thing in Japan. It’s usually made with blocks of “mix” (basically the stock and ingredients compressed into cubes) and the results are supposedly pretty tasty.
Frito-Lay Japan is looking to get into the whole cream stew-craze with their newest Cheetos snack. Uh… yeah. Good thinking on that one, Frito-Lay.
According to the company, these new Cheetos combine the sweetness of corn with the classic rich flavor of cream stew. Which doesn’t sound half bad really.
The new snack is set to be released on December 2nd of this year, and will be sold until next March. If you’re a cream stew fan that lives in Japan, it might be a good idea to start stockpiling the stuff!
If you find the can tilting method of eating Pringles too arduous, someone on Japan has a solution called the Chip Dispenser.
The Chip Dispenser slides into the can and lets you pull them out in a neat stack. Once you’ve nommed the stack, you can slap wrap it around the can for easy storage.
So, y’know, if you’re into totally unnecessary but fun food gadgets, this one fits the bill. There’s no price yet listed, but you can check it out at their webpage, complete with nifty cartoon on exactly how it works.
Product Page (via Gizmodo)
Frito-Lay is debuting a new chocolate covered potato chip next week as an exclusive at Target stores. You can pick up a bag of this salty, sweet treat for $3.49 for a 5 ounce bag only through the holidays. There’s a chance they could be come a year-round product if they sell well enough, but for now, you’ll have to grab them before they’re gone!
(LA Weekly via Topless Robot)
When you have a jar of cheese balls and some costume accessories, what else is there to do but to reenact a Britney Spears song? “Lucky,” to be specific. Tumblr user Wonderland Perspective received this epic tale from her sister and it follows the Hollywood Girl (the cheese balls) through her day. It made me laugh so hard I cried.
Read the rest of the enthralling story after the break.
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Holy superb salt shakers, Batman! These Batman and Joker ceramic salt and pepper shakers are hand-casted and hand-painted, and feature little magnets so the duo can forever be frozen mid-punch… er, I mean mid-POW!
Product Page: ($14.95)
Scientists at the Cologne Institute have found an excellent reason for you to pick up that giant tub of popcorn next time you’re at the movies. They’ve discovered that munching on food helps you resist the affects of advertising. According to researcher Sascha Topolinski:
“The mundane activity of eating popcorn made participants immune to the pervasive effects of advertising… This finding suggests that selling candy in cinemas actually undermines advertising effects, which contradicts present marketing strategies. In the future, when promoting a novel brand, advertising clients might consider trying to prevent candy being sold before the main movie.”
This means that not only can you munch on that popcorn, but all those overpriced treats are fair game. It also means advertisers aren’t technically getting the bang for the buck that they think they’re getting—but that’s their problem. I’m heading back to the concession stand for some Milk Duds.
(Guardian via The Mary Sue)
Pringles is all about the seasonal sweets: Last year, they introduced a new batch of sugary chips, including cinnamon and sugar, white chocolate peppermint and pumpkin pie spice. For this year, they’re coming out with a real treat–Pecan Pie.
(via The Impulsive Buy)
We do get some great Doritos flavors here in the states, but we don’t get even close to the number of unique flavors that they get in Japan. The latest version we can’t have is Avocado Cheese. It’s a special limited edition that will only be around until February 28th.
(Inventor Spot via Neatorama)
Ok, opening a bag of chips isn’t that big of a deal, but I’m impressed by this little snack trick. Talk about a snazzy presentation!
Check out the video after the break…
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Everybody loves French fries, but let’s face it, they’re not exactly healthy. They’re rich in fat, salt and calories–they’re a nutritionist’s worst nightmare.
However, Burger King has debuted new lower fat French fry that delivers about 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories than the fries sold at McDonald’s. Roughly 70 grams of the new salty treat, named Satisfries (shudder), has 150 calories while the same amount of McDonald’s fries comes out to 226 calories. The trick is that Burger King developed a new type of batter that absorbs less fat in the frying process.
If eating healthy isn’t on your list of priorities, don’t worry—Burger King will continue to sell the full fat versions as well.
(via NY Times)