Food & Drink

  • American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    American Cherry Pie Frappuccino: Starbucks Drink Has Piecrust Lid

    If you’ve been in a Japanese Starbucks location recently, you may have been surprised to see a thick slice of Americana on the menu: The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino, a pink cherry-flavored concoction that comes with a (probably) delicious lid made out of piecrust. The American Cherry Pie Frappuccino isn’t just a chance for Starbucks […]

  • Micro Mac: McDonald’s Contribution to April Fool’s 2017

    Micro Mac: McDonald’s Contribution to April Fool’s 2017

    Look, I know that April Fool’s Day is the worst day of the year for the brands, because they have to create mildly amusing but basically inoffensive pranks to keep the wheels of the giant content engine we all live in greased and clicking. And normally I would be leery if not outright hostile towards […]

  • Pop Pasta: The Latest Monstrous Food Craze

    Pop Pasta: The Latest Monstrous Food Craze

    A new concoction known as “spaghetti donuts” are what’s obviously intended to be the next big viral food craze, but in my own personal opinion it’s more like an actual virus. They’re called Pop Pasta, and they’re made with actual spaghetti! As in, pasta and donuts, together at last. Pop Pasta spaghetti donuts are baked […]

  • Whopper Toothpaste: “Keep your Mouth Whopper Fresh” (Video)

    Whopper Toothpaste: “Keep your Mouth Whopper Fresh” (Video)

    It’s no secret that fast food franchises in the US are currently tripping all over themselves trying to come up with ever more ridiculous promotional gimmicks. And if Whopper Toothpaste from Burger King turns out to be a real product and not just a premature April Fool’s Day prank, we may have stumbled upon the […]

  • Budweiser Prohibition Brew: Relive the Bad Old Days (Video)

    Budweiser Prohibition Brew: Relive the Bad Old Days (Video)

    One might have thought that one of the few bright spots of the Prohibition era was no Budweiser, but actually there was a special non-alcoholic blend of the beer that is now enjoying a comeback. A special edition Budweiser Prohibition Brew was made available last year, and now it’s set to return in 2017. Budweiser […]

  • Black Insomnia: The World’s Strongest Coffee

    Black Insomnia: The World’s Strongest Coffee

    How tough am I? I’m so tough that my preferred brand of coffee has the word “insomnia” right in the name. OK, so I’m not actually that tough, but someone must be, since Black Insomnia, purported to be the strongest coffee in the world, is now available for sale. Black Insomnia coffee is “CERTIFIED BY […]

  • Cereal Motel: Breakfast Cereals for Technical Adults

    Cereal Motel: Breakfast Cereals for Technical Adults

    There’s a familiar bit of cognitive dissonance that doesn’t get discussed that often, but is nevertheless pretty commonplace.  It happens when you reach for your morning cereal fix and glance at the box, only to remember that the cereal you’re eating was intended in every respect for children and adolescents. Unless you want to start eating […]

  • Miso Ginger Energy Cup Noodle: Noodles Meet Energy Drinks

    Miso Ginger Energy Cup Noodle: Noodles Meet Energy Drinks

    The familiar jolt of an energy drink meets the soothing comfort of Cup Noodle with what is being called the first “Energy Cup Noodle” in the world. It’s the Miso Ginger Energy Cup Noodle, and the idea is that you get all the (questionable, perhaps) benefits of a traditional energy drink with the flavor of […]