Graphic designer Rob Jervis was on the hunt for a new job, and he’d gone with the standard approach first. He emailed his resume to a bunch of different companies and applied for a number of positions. But unfortunately, no one got back to him. So, Rob switched up his game and tried a different angle of attack–a far sweeter approach, you might say: He redesigned his resume into a box and he filled it with homemade Oreo truffles, amaretto ganache and peanut butter cups.

Jervis told Creative Bloq the following about his resume chocolate boxes:

I handed these out to numerous top design and advertising companies in London and in Cambridge. Within an hour or two of receiving these, reputable companies were emailing me with the offer of paid internships and interviews and it was only 2 or 3 that didn’t reply.

Thanks to his innovative design, Rob was able to score an internship at LFH, which then led to a full-time position. Way to think outside the box. Or inside the box. Whatever.

(via FoodBeast)

whiskey barrel coffee

If you love coffee and you love whiskey, I’m about to make your day.

There’s a company called Whiskey Barrel Coffee that not only ages their green coffee beans in boubon barrels to infuse them with whiskey and oak flavors, but they also sell those coffee beans in glass bottles sealed in wax to keep in the scent and flavor. From the description:

“Espresso Smith Whiskey Barrel Coffee – Packaged not in a bag but in a wax sealed whiskey bottle, this blended coffee commands attention with a bold, dark character layered with cacao, charred oak, mesquite honey and clear-as-day, whiskey notes. It’s sweet, rich and boozy in the cup.”

The coffees come in dark roast, light roast and decaf.

But that’s not all. They also make Whiskey Barrel Coffee Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans. Yep you read that right.

I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

Product Page: $49 Whiskey Barrel Coffee/ $29 Whiskey Barrel Coffee Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans

(via Cool Material)

splash of chocolate isolated on white background

Science just got a little sweeter with the news that our universe is just like chocolate syrup. This comes from some physicists who analyzed the consistency of the universe using sound waves.

To a sound wave, the cosmos has the consistency of chocolate syrup.

That’s one discovery that scientists investigating the Big Bang have made using a new approach that treats the matter in the universe as a peculiar kind of fluid. They have calculated properties that characterize the universe’s behavior and evolution, including its viscosity, or resistance to deformation by sound waves and other disturbances.

“Twenty pascal-seconds is the viscosity of the universe,” said Leonardo Senatore, an assistant professor of physics at Stanford University — just as it is for the ice cream topping.

Leonardo Senatore, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is leading an effort to develop a new computational approach to cosmology that could reveal details about how the universe began.

The viscosity calculation could help cosmologists sleuth out the details of the Big Bang, and possibly someday identify its trigger, by enabling them to track the fluidlike flow of the cosmos back 13.8 billion years to its initial state.

Mmmm…I could go for some space poured all over a bowl of ice cream right now.

Read more at Quanta.

(via io9)


I think most people are taking a risk giving their love a grub for Valentine’s Day, but Shun_Lock has the know-how if you’re daring enough to try. The dirt is smashed Oreos and chocolate bars while the grub is made with the glutinous rice flour you find in dumplings. Ugh. I don’t care what it’s made of because I’m not eating that thing.

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Hot chocolate is one of the best things that currently exists on this planet. If you challenge me on that, then I will assume you’re an acid-dripping demon from another dimension that feasts upon people’s happiness.

With that said, there are ways to improve upon the greatness that is hot chocolate, and that’s by adding marshmallows. But who has the time to do that nowadays? I sure don’t. I have happiness-hungry demons to fight all day. But TruMoo’s making my life super easy. Their Chocolate Marshmallow milk supposedly blends the two flavors perfectly, and the company claims that their product features all of the nutritional benefits of regular milk without any of the nasty additives (i.e. high fructose corn syrup or artificial hormones).

The milk will be available through the end of February at most major grocery stories throughout the U.S.

(Brand Eating via FoodBeast)


We’ve pulled together a list of the most romantic geeky food gifts for Valentine’s Day. There’s something for everyone—from D20 chocolate to Star Trek wine.

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This chocolate Millennium Falcon makes for an awesomely delicious centerpiece. It’s the work of Cakes Cove and it even has a few X-Wings flying escort. Now all it needs are some TIE fighters to blast out of the sky and your dinner party will be complete.

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Don’t get your significant other a heart-shaped hunk of sugar this Valentine’s Day – get a D20 instead! This Critical Hit Giant Chocolate D20 from ThinkGeek is sure to make an impression. It weighs 4oz and is 2.5″ wide. You can probably roll it a few times before it starts to melt, or you could use it for your entire roleplaying session and give it the person who earns the most XP. Alternatively, you could buy a two-pack of the D20s and give the winner an unused one. That would probably be for the best.

Product Page ($12.99-$19.99)

harley quinn chocolate bust

We’re big fans of Cakes Cove and we just spotted this life-size Harley Quinn Chocolate Bust and had to show it off because creator Samantha Anderson makes such pretty things.

I’m thinking I may need this little piece of gorgeousness for a party very soon. Check it out after the break.

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Talk about looking too good to eat! These beautiful plates with chocolate sauce artwork are from anime, comic, and video game store Saboten Store located in Seoul. The café was opened last year by former video game journalist Kyung Chul Han who was also a developer at NCsoft.

Customers can get one of these beautiful syrup art or “shirup ahteu” for an additional charge with any order. The designs include not just chocolate syrup, but also strawberry and other sauces for a little color. You can even choose what you’d like for a picture so you can have your favorite character as a syrupy treat.

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