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These stawberry and lemon-flavored hot dogs can be purchased at what appears to be gas station in central Honshu in Japan. You’ve got to wonder if they actually taste any good. As a general policy, buying hot dogs in a gas station does not end well so we’re not so sure about these funky flavors.

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You can tell just how much your sense of smell affects a food’s flavor every time you’ve got a stuffy nose. With that in mind, Molecule-R has created the Aromaspoon and Aromafork to add scents to your food to hide or change they way they taste.

It works by adding a liquid aroma to a special pill-sized diffuser in the silverware. When you bring it to your mouth, the smell adds to what you’re eating. You could make your least favorite veggie taste like bubble gum or try combining complimentary foods to create something new. Each kit comes with 21 different aromas, so you’re sure to come up with some interesting combinations.

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You know when you’re on your way to work and you’re so hungry, and I mean like I’m-hallucinating-and-totally-starving-hungry, and the whole world around you starts to morph into tasty snacks? In this Pepsi commercial, a commuter gets a hankering for a hot dog, and then he “imagines” that the subway train is actually a giant chain of hot dogs. Nothing weird about that at all.

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There are all kinds of burgers and just as many buns to hold them, but this blue burger bun designed to look like Earth has got to be the weirdest of the lot. It’s even got green accents to look like the continents. You can find this very weird chicken burger at Japanese science museum Orbi Yokama. Try it if you dare.

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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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A Big Flat Sandwich, for the uninitiated, is basically a whole loaf of bread that’s been hollowed out and filled with a vast assortment of meats, cheeses and veggies. Then the sandwich is compressed for a few hours, and voilà, you’ve got a tasty, panini-like flat sangie that’s packed with more greasy cholesterol than your heart can handle.

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This might be rather hard to believe, but the creepy yet beautiful bejeweled skulls pictured above are actually cakes. British baker Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen created these cake skulls recently—and they’re completely edible, right down to the teeth and the pillows they’re resting on. The skulls are made from chocolate, buttercream, hard candy, marzipan and sugar balls. Their gilded appearance was inspired by historically authentic bejeweled skeletons that Dr. Paul Koudounaris photographed for his books on macabre art.

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Prom season is here, and you don’t want to present your date with any old corsage. Spice up the traditional flower bracelet with some KFC. The fast food joint has partnered with Nanz & Kraft Florists to offer the limited edition drumstick corsage – only 100 are available.

The corsage kit doesn’t actually come with chicken, just a $5 KFC “gift check” so you choose whether to include Original Recipe, Extra Crispy or Kentucky Grilled Chicken in the corsage with fresh baby’s breath. For $20, I’d say it’s not such a bad deal, and it’s certainly something your prom date will remember forever. And hey, it’d be great to have a snack on hand (literally) during the dance.

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Blue milk is one thing, but blue chicken? Yuck. California-based photographer Lawrie Brown painted all sorts of common, everyday food items extremely bright colors in her photo series, “Colored Foods.” The resulting garishly colored foods don’t look very tasty, but they sure are eye-catching to say the least.

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This towering sandwich has a food for every single letter of the alphabet stacked between two pieces of bread. It was made by Nick Chipman of Dude Foods who also built the McEverything sandwich with one of every McDonald’s sandwich.

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