Weird Food

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I’ve got some breaking cookie-related news for ya, folks. Apparently, fruit punch Oreos are a real thing now, and you can buy them at Walmart. According to Junk Food Guy, the cookies are hearty (70 calories per cookie), and the flavor really packs a “punch” (sorry). He was able to taste some of the cookies, and he described the creme as tasting vaguely like a cherry Starburst, and the actual cookie as tasting somewhat like cherry pie–although he warned that the flavor veered dangerously close to “cherry cough syrup territory.”

Eh, I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’m going to steer clear of this one. Cough syrup and cookies don’t mix in my book.

(Junk Food Guy via The Consumerist)

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In case you haven’t noticed, Japan has kind of a thing for Kit Kats. They’ve got Toasted Kit Kats and a Kit Kat Store, so Kit Kat pizza is clearly the next logical step. It’s being offered by delivery chains Strawberry Cones and Napoli no Kama. These dessert pizzas feature mango with baked Kit Kats on top of a traditional pizza dough. They’re available in a small for 1,390 yen ($13.40) or medium for 1,680 yen ($16.20) but only through August 31st.

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You’re not really a fan of all things zombie until you kick back, relax, and down a pint of brain-infused beer. Indeed, Dock Street Brewing Co. in Philadelphia is brewing a special beer in honor of the The Walking Dead which will be released for the show’s season finale on March 30th.

What is it, exactly? The brew, named Dock Street Walker, is an American Pale Stout made with wheat, oats, flaked barley, cranberry and smoked goat brains. This beer sounds just weird enough that it could be the biological catalyst that starts the whole zombie apocalypse rolling.

(Paste via Neatorama)

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Twitter user Kira Hime Teitoku had one goal in mind when she whipped out her Pikachu baking pan. Light, fluffy, delicious Pikachu shaped pound cake like the ones pictured here.

However, she took a slight detour from the recipe by using maccha pound cake mix for a green tea flavor and, apparently, her batter was a tad on the thick side. Undeterred, she poured it into the molds and popped the pan in the oven.

Things did not go as planned. Apparently, Kira Hime Teitoku’s oven is a portal to a Hell gate and her Pikachu were possessed by demons or something.

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(Facebook via Cheezburger)

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Oh, Japan, what will you think of next? You never know what sort of wacky snack news to expect, and you’ll almost always be surprised. Case in point, who could see spaghetti flavored popsicles coming? Yuck.

The new flavor from Gari-Gari Kun is advertised with a picture of a man eating a large bowl of pasta and purports to be “Neapolitan” with bits of “tomato jelly.” I’m all for being adventurous and trying new foods, but I think I’d have to draw the line on this bizarre frozen treat.

(via Kotaku, pic from @twtrpfm)

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Stuffed crust pizzas are a big thing with Pizza Hut, but the fillings are usually normal pizza toppings like cheese and meat. Not so if you live in New Zealand. They’ve introduced a cheese and Marmite stuffed crust. Marmite is a yeast-based spread similar to Vegemite that they say is an acquired taste, and if you’ve ever tried the stuff then you’ll understand why. Ew, New Zealand, this just looks nasty.

(Brand Eating via Consumerist)

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Sausage is good, and according to science, it’s good for you when it’s made with a little baby poop.

These are a type of thin salchichón sausage called fuet from Catalonia, Spain that usually gets its flavor from the bacteria in the meat. Apparently, the bacteria in baby poop yields the same flavor with the added benefit of the probiotics Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.

According to scientists at the Catalonia’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Research—who took the bacterium from 43 fecal samples of kids up to six months old—”infant feces are natural samples, easy to obtain.”

How do they taste? Researcher Anna Jofré tried them and said “they tasted very good” but I’m not sure that’d convince many people to start sending their kid’s diapers off to their local butcher shop.

(LiveScience via Sploid)

Behold, The Ramen Taco

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Ramen burgers debuted within the last year or so, and the idea of using ramen noodles instead of buns blew people’s minds. The Vulgar Chef came up with another application for ramen noodles: the ramen noodle taco. The picture is making my mouth water.

He claims that as far as he knows, it’s the first ramen taco in the world. Hey, I wouldn’t mind my gravestone reading, “Daughter, sister, friend, creator of the ramen taco.”

(TVC via Foodbeast)

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The U.S. Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has come up with some amazing innovations over the years, but the new pizza MRE’s may be one that really lifts morale among the troops.

While you may never need your pizza to stay edible up to three years, military scientists have figured out how to make that happen. It may not be New York’s finest, I’ll bet it makes being on patrol in a foreign country feel a little more like home.

The Associated Press explains:

Scientists’ efforts were long thwarted because moisture in tomato sauce, cheese and toppings migrated to the dough over time, resulting in soggy pizza that provided the perfect conditions for mold and disease-causing bacteria to grow.

But on-and-off research over the past few years helped them figure out ways to prevent moisture from migrating. That includes using ingredients called humectants — sugar, salt and syrups can do the trick — that bind to water and keep it from getting to the dough.

But that alone would not help the pizza remain fresh for three years at 80 degrees, so scientists tweaked the acidity of the sauce, cheese and dough to make it harder for oxygen and bacteria to thrive. They also added iron fillings to the package to absorb any air remaining in the pouch.

As for the taste, it was described as having a moist crust that’s reminiscent of a pan pizza you would make in a toaster oven—though it is eaten at room temperature.

(via io9 / AP Photo/Steven Senne)