Salty Snacks

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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.

Check out more photos of the bizarre trend after the break.

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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)

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Getting that last chip at the bottom of the Pringles can is rather difficult. But it wouldn’t be tough at all for a mutant—one swipe of Wolverine’s blades, or one gust of wind from Storm, and that chip would be out of the can in no time!

The folks at Pringles decided to do a little experiment to see what would happen if Wolverine, Storm and Magneto pooled their powers together to get that last chip out of the Pringles can. They built a machine that utilizes each of their powers, and once they turned it on, the results were pretty entertaining.

Watch what happened after the break…

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Quick heads up: If you plan on inviting a certain Sith lord over for dinner, you should know that he has a thing for pepper. If you run out, he may find your lack of pepper… disturbing. So make sure to stock up on plenty of the spicy stuff by getting this Darth Vader pepper shaker.

Naturally, every Sith lord needs a good minion, so the set comes complete with a companion Stormtrooper saltshaker.

Check out another pic after the break…

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You know what they say about Pringles, “once you pop, you can’t stop.” In this case, if you don’t stop, you can eventually build an Iron Throne! How’s that for incentive? I always prefer eating to win a throne instead of fighting a war.

Pringles shared the image above on Twitter for the season four premiere of Game of Thrones and encouraged followers to say no being hungry. Check out the tweet after the break…

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Nick from Dude Foods came up with a burger recipe that sounds very appealing–at least to me: a deep-fried Doritos breaded burger. Honestly, I’m a big fan of putting chips in my sandwiches (there is nothing, I repeat, NOTHING, wrong with that), so this burger was a home-run in my book. Nick took a 1/3 pound burger patty, coated it in flour, egg and crushed Doritos and then deep-fried the meaty goodness for 30 seconds. He also piled lettuce, tomato, bacon and sour cream (interesting choice) onto the burger before indulging a bit.

On that note, Nick’s Doritos breaded burger will be served at Leff’s Lucky Town in Milwaukee starting tomorrow and ending on the 31. Buying one of these burgers helps a great cause too: One dollar from every burger will go towards Autism Speaks and their Light It Up Blue Campaign. So if you’re in the area, stop by, and if not, buy a plane ticket or hop in a car or hot air balloon and then stop by!

(via DudeFoods)