Weird Food

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Ever felt the urge to go to your nearest convenience store and buy up all the non-alcoholic drinks so you could mix them all together and make one massively disgusting concoction? Yeah, I haven’t either. But YouTuber Hajime did just that spending 56,365 yen (US$475) in the process.

He named the resulting drink “infinity coffee,” and it includes a blend of everything from milk-based drinks, canned coffees and soda to fruit juices, yogurt drinks and energy drinks.

Then he drank it. It wasn’t pretty. Find out what happened in the video after the break…

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has created this very pricey jar of peanut butter that isn’t made for eating. From Fusion:

This peanut butter isn’t actually intended for your mouth (rude, I know), but to be fed into laboratory gadgets like gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers. Smart people then use it to establish an industry-wide standard to which similar food products can be compared. The high price has nothing to do with taste or quality, but simply reflects all the scientist-hours that went into its making.

So, really choosy Moms choose Standard Reference Material No. 2387.

(Eater via Fusion)

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Every country has its own particular take on breakfast, and these American kids had the chance to try out a view different breakfast dishes from around the world. Their reactions, especially when they try some of the more unusual dishes (like preserved eggs!), are pretty entertaining.

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Visitors to Moscow’s All-Russian Exhibition Center can now buy 11 different types of meal “tubes” that were prepared using the same technology as actual cosmonaut food.

According to Sputnik News, the tubes come in several varieties, including “meat” meals, “desserts” and “soups.” The tubes will run for about 300 rubles (roughly $4.50) each. Yum?

(Boing Boing via The Mary Sue)

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If you’ve ever wondered what an ice cream cone made with Rice Krispies Treats would look like, take a moment and soak this in. It’s something to behold for sure.

Nick of Dude Foods made this krispy behemoth, and while it was pretty simple to make, its size made for some unique complications. The cone was so large that he had to use a soup ladle instead of an ice cream scoop to pop the ice cream onto the cone.

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If you and your S.O. are planning on pigging out on chocolate this Valentine’s Day, then a chocolate piggie from Tokyo-based candy manufacturers, tutto bene would be the perfect treat. Then again, it might send the wrooooooong message.

Though it’s a Japanese company, the candy makers’ name is derived from an Italian saying that means, “Everything is great.” In keeping with the whole Italian thing, the company makes a variety of chocolates that are pig-shaped, since Italy is (apparently) pretty well known for its pig-themed good luck charms, symbols and trinkets.

The company offers a few different piggie chocolates, but all of them are definitely tasty. The big guy pictured up top is the Gran Siesta, a 2.2-hunk of chocolate that’s made with 35 percent cocoa butter and it’s priced at $68, or 8,000 yen. There’s also the Juliette II, a smaller, tutu-wearing chocolate piggie that costs 600 yen, or roughly $5. Lastly, there’s the Figaro set, which features a mixture chocolate “cuts” that are arranged to look like a butcher’s pork diagram. That one runs for 1,800 yen or roughly $15.

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When it comes to sugary breakfast foods, Pop Tarts and Donuts reign supreme. However it looks like there’s a new sugary breakfast king in town, and it’s called the “Big Poppa Pop Tart Donut.”

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OC Donut Bar created this saccharine monstrosity, which is basically a donut that has a whole toaster pastry stuffed inside. Sounds intense, right? Yeah, I think I might have to pass on this one.

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These striking chocolates were designed by Oki Sato of Nendo. He was named Designer of the Year by Maison et Objet and made this very special set of 9 chocolates for the occasion.

Each represents a Japanese onomatopoeic word that describes texture. There will only be 400 sets of Chocolatexture made and they’ll be sold during a special event held today in Paris.

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So, why exactly did the Epic Meal Time guys use a whole mess of meat, mashed potatoes, gravy and bacon “sprinkles” to make a giant, four-foot-tall meat ice cream cone?

I have no clue. Gravy-induced insanity can be a real head-scratcher, right?

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Professional artists and photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman don’t just play with their food–they make art with it. In their latest photo series, titled “Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape,” the duo created miniature landscapes using a whole mess of junk food. The landscapes are inspired by the works of Carleton Watkins, a 19th century photographer who specialized in documenting the western United States.

In fact, Watkins’ pics of Yosemite helped to expose the valley’s natural beauty to the broader public, which in turn helped the region eventually become a National Park. However, as an interesting aside, Watkins was also commissioned by various corporate entities as well (especially those with ties in the rail, mining, lumber and milling industries). Ciurej and Lochman wrote on their website that “[Watkins’] commissions served as both documentation of and advertisement for the American West.”

Their junk food art serves as a commentary on that idea of blending modernism and natural beauty, or what they refer to as “the frontier of industrial food production: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology.”

“As we move further away from the sources of our food,” said Curej and Lochman on their site, “we head into uncharted territory replete with unintended consequences for the environment and for our health.”

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