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Wait! Don’t eat these apples! They’re poison… oh, wait. No, they’re not poisonous. They’re just made to look terribly deadly. Actually, it’s homemade caramel apple with some black gel food coloring added in. They look great and will make a fun treat for any Halloween party.

If you’d like to make these for yourself, head on over to Simply Delicious for the recipe.

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Halloween is just over two weeks away, and if you’re having a party you should start thinking about snacks. This new chocolate mold from ThinkGeek would make a great addition because it has everything you need to make a graveyard scene – even zombies! You can use it for chocolate and also for ice and Jell-O. Anything you can squish into a mold is fair game.

Use the finished zombie and tombstone pieces as cake or cupcake toppers or simply arrange them on top of chocolate cake crumbs in a bowl.

See the mold after the break.

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The prospect of heading into space is stressful and daunting. You can take the edge off with booze though. Actually, don’t do that unless you’re only pretending to be an astronaut for Halloween. If that’s the case, we have the backpack you need. This design looks like an oxygen tank, but it’s actually a giant flask that holds 64 ounces of liquid. Strap it on your back and take the party with you wherever you go.

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You may know Jon Bailey as the guy who does the epic movie trailer voice in Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series. In this video, he’s teamed up with comedian Kevin Brueck and Alex Mandel to prank some unsuspecting diners in the food court. Bailey sits down, sound effects ready on his iPad, and narrates their meals making them so exciting, you’d think they really were on the big screen.

See the video after the break.

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Sprinkle Bakes Etsy Pretzel Broomstick Appetizers

Get witchy with your Halloween snacks and whip up some edible pretzel broomsticks! Heather of Sprinkle Bakes came up with this fun idea that turns shredded phyllo dough into the strands of the broom. You only need pretzel rods, the phyllo dough, and butter to create these magical treats. They seem a little tricky to assemble, but I think the effort is worth it considering how adorable the finished product is. You can serve it with sides like spinach dip or nacho cheese.

See some work in progress photos after the break.

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Pumpkinstein is the work of Tony Dighera of Cinagro Farms who created a mold that forces the pumpkins to grow in to the shape of Frankenstein’s face. He notes:

“If it’s not right, it can accelerate the rotting of the fruit. There’s also the timing of mold placement. It has to be done with the fruit’s small enough to fit inside, but there’s a risk the fruit will turn during it’s growing process and snap away from its stem.”

Dighera grew 5000 of these this year and sold them for $75 each, completely selling out before they were even harvested. Pumpkinstein has been such a hit that he plans to make them the focus of his 40-acre farm, producing 30-40,000 Pumpkinsteins each year.

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Taco-Bell-Sriracha

Breaking spicy news, folks! According to a GrubGrade reader, a new Sriracha Menu is being tested at Taco Bell in the Kansas City metro area. The test menu featured a number of unique dishes, including the Sriracha Beef Griller, the Sriracha Grande Scrambler (breakfast item) and a few other tasty dishes that utilized “Sriracha Crema.” Yum!

Here’s what the GrubGrade reader said about the menu:

I stopped by and got a sriracha loaded griller for $1.29. They also had sriracha nachos for $2.49 and a quesarito for $2.29. The sriracha was hard to see in the griller so I couldn’t tell what kind of consistency it had. It didn’t taste anything like traditional sriracha and had a distinctive vinegary taste as well. But it was the spiciest item I’ve had from Taco Bell in recent memory.

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Artist Soo Min Kim uses his artistic skills to transform the iconic Starbucks siren into all kinds of different characters. He starts with an existing cup, covers up everything but the siren’s face and uses a marker to transform the cup into a piece of art. He’s turned the siren into Darth Vader, various members of the Avengers, and Psy among others. His work definitely makes me look at Starbucks cups differently.

See more pics and see the artist at work after the break.

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New Year holidays are a big deal in Japan with the whole country closing up shop so everyone can gather with their families. They also eat something called osechi which is stacked in bento-like boxes and eaten over the course of several days so no one has to cook.

The food even has meaning, like shrimp to represent the elderly and beans to represent health or loyalty. It can even be had in a Pokéball-themed container that includes traditional foods along with stuff like hamburgers to make the kids happy. Each one contains a whopping 26 dishes and costs $136.

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