Weird Food

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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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Dan Collins with KIKN 100.5 in Sioux Falls heard this strange little rumor that Walmart’s Great Value Ice Cream Sandwiches don’t really melt. So Dan conducted a little experiment and left one outdoors in 80 degree heat for over an hour. Guess what happened?

It didn’t melt–it only oozed a weird clear liquid. That can mean only one thing: It’s a mutant! It’s a hybrid sandwich! No! No! Kill it with fire! Oh, wait it doesn’t melt–never mind! Just run away!

Check out Dan’s video after the break…

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Manuel Linares, a 37-year-old Spanish physicist, electronic engineer, chef and unofficial ice cream connoisseur, has created a special ice cream that gradually changes color as it melts. The patent for the ice cream is currently pending, but he mentions that the ice cream–which he calls “Xamaleón”–is “entirely made with natural ingredients.”

Folks who have tried the ice cream have mentioned that it tastes rather fruity. Manuel (he created the ice cream as part of his master thesis) mentions that Xamaleón changes color simply because of its chemistry. “Any food can change color depending on temperature and oxidation,” he says.

When the ice cream is first served, it’s purple. Then, a spray (what Manuel calls a “love elixir”) is added, and the ice cream gradually changes to a deep pink in under 30 seconds.

Check out a “transformation” pic after the break, along with a video of the ice cream changing color…

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I happen to adore dishes that are both savory and sweet. Chocolate-covered bacon, mole and sweet Italian sausages–I’m totally on board. That’s why I’m pretty stoked to hear about the latest culinary creation to come from the Dude Foods kitchen. Nick created S’mores Chicken Wings, which featured crushed up graham crackers, melted marshmallows and a light drizzling of Hershey’s chocolate. Now that sounds like a real snack to me!

(via DudeFoods)

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Ok, as far as strange drinks go, I think I can get behind this whole “chocolate chip cookie sparkling water” thing. After all, I like sparkling water and I’m obsessed with chocolate chip cookies. This unique beverage was spotted at an H-E-B (a supermarket chain in Texas), according to The Impulsive Buy. However, as a connoisseur, I know what a good cookie should taste like and I’m pretty sure this won’t measure up. Ah, but who am I kidding–I’m true chocolate chip cookie fiend, so I’m at least open to trying it.

Photo Credit: catusanb

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If you’re a fan of colorful, candy-like jewelry, then you’ll definitely dig Onch‘s work. The Los Angeles accessories designer has a knack for creating bright, showy jewelry, and he has a celebrity following too (Nikki Minaj wore his rainbow swirl cone necklace to the 2011 VMAs). Recently, Sweet Los Angeles, a candy boutique, released a a special candy bar that was designed by Onch. The Monchie bar features delicious white chocolate and it’s chock full of gummy bears, Sour Patch Kids and Fruity Pebbles cereal. It honestly looks like a work of art.

Product Page: ($7.99 via Chow / Photo by Chris Rochelle)

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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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Clearly, there is a hardcore Ghostbusters fanbase that is willing to go to great lengths to own everything possible that has been made in conjunction with the films. This 46-ounce can of Hi-C Ecto Cooler was produced sometime around 1986 and is now up for auction on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $2433. From the product page:

One of the greatest treasures you may possibly ever find on ebay!
An unopened can of the beloved Ecto Cooler 46 FL OZ.

For the Ultimate fan or maybe just someone who really wants to have a 20+ year flashback.

I am not quite sure of the date it was produced but the copyright on the label is 1986 . Top of can reads K3160 CT293 5c DEPOSIT ME

There are a few light tears on label and some light staining as seen. Also the can is slightly bent as seen.

Feel free to ask any questions and make any offer.

Forget not being afraid of no ghosts, this stuff has the potential to poison you and turn you into one!

(The Games Gallery via The Mary Sue)