This Halloween, Doritos is offering a new garlic pepper-flavored chip that is entirely black.

Unfortunately, it appears that the chips are only available only in Japan, so those of us in the states will have to stick with the tried-and-true method of baking a garlic bread sword on Halloween in order to defend ourselves against vampires. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]


No, an ACTUAL ball pit. Not what you’re thinking. Either way it’s kinda gross—but also fun! I mean, there’s a cruel disparity between childhood and adulthood. As a kid, you can roll around in a ball bit but you can’t drink. As an adult you can get liquored up, but climb into the ball pit and you’re going to get some weird looks.

Fortunately, the “Ball Pool Bar Dive” bar in Osaka, Japan has closed this gap between kidding and adulting. Instead of tables and chairs, they have balls. Balls everywhere. Roughly 20,000 of the things, stuffed into the space. Even better, the venue offers all-you-can-drink rates for anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. No need to worry about spills, though – drinks are served in containers with lids, so there’s almost no change of a spillage. Vomit on the other hand…

Check out a selection of tweets showing the place off below. [click to continue…]


Love Sriracha? If so, the following video from Refinery 29 is an interesting look behind the scenes. You may recall that this factory was the source of The Great Sriracha Scare Of 2014. Thankfully, things appear to be running smoothly these days. [click to continue…]


Japanese hobbyist @38beem built a teeny-tiny wood-fired oven, which he then used to bake teeny-tiny pizzas. Uh…Bruce Lee and some Pokemon helped. Bruce was really PUMPED about it.

Check out some of the tweets outlining the process below. [click to continue…]


Everyone knows that KFC is the restaurant of choice for artistic inspiration. Case in point: this sculpture of Godzilla‘s three-headed nemesis King Ghidorah made entirely from KFC chicken bones.

The incredible work was created by Tokyo Twitterer and “bone artist” @honeoyaji. Needless to say, it required the consumption of a lot of chicken. How much you ask? Find out in the pics below. [click to continue…]


Chef J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is teaching the world how to make a version of the beloved McRib that wouldn’t be out of place on the menu of the world’s best restaurants.

Dubbed “Ribby McRibface” (ugh – of course) the creation is entirely scratch-made, meaning convenience will have to be sacrificed…nay, slaughtered in order to enjoy one on a regular basis. The bun alone, for instance, is smoked, glazed, ground, reformed, grilled, and glazed again. If that didn’t instantly put you off, you can check out the video recipe below. [click to continue…]


If you’re going to be in Japan around Halloween, make sure to pop into a neighborhood McDonald’s for some pumpkin and chocolate fries. Yes, you read that right—starting on September 28, McDonald’s in Japan will begin offering French Fries with pumpkin and chocolate sauce. Yum?

(McDonald’s via Kotaku)


Paqui Chips is offering a new challenge to spicy food lovers with this Carolina Reaper Madness chip, which is said to be “the hottest chip in the world”.

As you may have guessed from the name, the heat is sourced from the Carolina Reaper Pepper, which holds the Guinness World Record for hottest pepper on the planet. It’s also features ghost pepper and chipotle seasoning.

Speaking with Mashable, Jeff Day, Brand Manager for Paqui Chips explained why the chips are only sold individually (and in a coffin-shaped box no less):

“…quite honestly, that’s all that you need. That’s all that anyone needs. It’s the hottest chip you’ll ever have, I can guarantee you that. After you eat that one chip, trust me, you’re not looking to dig back into the bag and have a second one.”

Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


Square Enix have announced the opening of a brand new cafe in Akihabara, Japan that will feature rotating themes based on Square Enix games. Naturally, Final Fantasy XV is first on the list with a menu that includes a number of items like soups, salads, burgers, roast beef with rice, and dipping pancakes. Nice!

See Also: This Final Fantasy-Themed Restaurant Is A Gamer’s Dream

Not surprisingly, this isn’t their first food establishment – they opened Artnia, an oddly-shaped cafe with a suitably futuristic decor, in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Eastside back in 2012, and they have an eSports bar opening in Ikebukuro before the end of the year. Check out samples from the Square Enix Cafe menu below. [click to continue…]


It’s not very often that prison food is coveted by the general public, but “The Whole Shabang” snacks may be the exception – and the manufacturer is now making them available online.

The snacks, which until now could only be obtained through a prison commissary (or overpriced Amazon/eBay listings), are described as “like an everything bagel but an everything chip with flavors of bbq, salt, vinegar and garlic” and are said to be loved by inmates.

Currently, chips, rippled chips, EXTREME crunchies, popcorn and a variety pack are available.

The Whole Shabang (Prices Vary)

(via Cool Material)