Food & Drink

  • Nendo ChocolaTexture Bar: A Feast for the Tactile Sense

    Nendo ChocolaTexture Bar: A Feast for the Tactile Sense

    Does texture matter when you’re eating a chocolate bar, or is chocolate chocolate, regardless of the shape it’s pressed into? That’s the implicit question posed by the new Nendo ChocolaTexture Bar, which gives purchasers a sampling of a variety of different patterns, allowing them to decide for themselves whether they make a difference in flavor/overall […]

  • Budweiser Logo Gets a Fresh, Pared-Down Makeover

    Budweiser Logo Gets a Fresh, Pared-Down Makeover

    I believe that Brian Eno suggests “Simple Subtraction” as one of his Oblique Strategies for creative endeavors.  And apparently someone at Budweiser‘s marketing department drew that card in the last few months, because there has now been a new, pared down Budweiser logo unveiled by the beer brand. The new Budweiser logo retains the shape […]

  • HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker From Hyperbius (Video)

    HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker From Hyperbius (Video)

    I know it’s probably hard to believe right now, but in just a few months (at most) you’ll be in the mood for iced coffee again. And if by that time you want to stop dropping five bucks a cup on daily beverages, you might want to get yourself a Hyperbius HyperChiller iced coffee maker. […]

  • Sriracha Packets From Sriracha 2 Go and Huy Fong Foods

    Sriracha Packets From Sriracha 2 Go and Huy Fong Foods

    You may recall (especially if you’re a big Sriracha fan) the development of Sriracha 2 Go, the portable key chain Sriracha bottle. Now, the makers of that fine product have unveiled another portable Sriracha innovation, and it seems particularly obvious in retrospect: Sriracha packets, officially licensed by Huy Fong Foods, the makers of Sriracha. If you’re […]

  • GE Monogram Pizza Oven

    GE Monogram Pizza Oven

    Once a year or so, every dedicated pizza fan decides to try once more to make a pizza at home instead of ordering one. Maybe it turns out good, maybe it turns out bad, maybe you accidentally melt a plastic cutting board inside your oven. Whatever the outcome of your homemade pizza experiment, one thing is […]

  • LocoL: Fast Food Restaurant to Serve Healthy Alternatives to Food Deserts

    LocoL: Fast Food Restaurant to Serve Healthy Alternatives to Food Deserts

    One of the trickiest things about economic disparity is that it has effects that aren’t immediately apparent, especially to people who are lucky enough to live on the right side of the divide. One of those effects is conceptualized as the “food desert,” the name given to underprivileged areas in which residents don’t have convenient […]

  • McChocolate Potatoes: Chocolate-Covered Fries Coming to Japan

    McChocolate Potatoes: Chocolate-Covered Fries Coming to Japan

    I’ve long heard about customers at Wendy’s dipping their fries in a chocolate Frosty, but over in Japan another fast food giant is capitalizing on human beings’ latent love of mixing sweet and salty flavors. And since this particular delicacy is called McChocolate Potatoes, I probably don’t have to tell you which restaurant it is. […]

  • Motörhead XXXX: Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Lemmy Tribute

    Motörhead XXXX: Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Lemmy Tribute

    Last month saw the death of legendary Motörhead auteur Lemmy, who among his many accomplishments turned the drinking of Jack Daniel’s into an art form. So it’s only appropriate that Jack Daniel’s would return the favor in the form of a limited edition of their Single Barrel Select series, entitled Motörhead XXXX. Motörhead XXXX was […]

  • Ripple Maker Latte Art Machine (Video)

    Ripple Maker Latte Art Machine (Video)

    One of the most elite art forms of all time is now being democratized so that anyone (anyone with over a grand to spend on a coffee art machine, that is) can participate: Latte art. It’s the Ripple Maker, a machine that creates those intricate designs on the surface of a foamy latte that used […]

  • Opal Nugget Ice Machine for “Chewable, Flavor-Saving Ice”

    Opal Nugget Ice Machine for “Chewable, Flavor-Saving Ice”

    If you’re used to regular ice cubes or crushed ice in your drinks at home, there is an entire universe of pleasure that you didn’t even know existed in the form of nugget ice. There really aren’t a lot of ways to get the stuff in your home, but now there’s the Opal Nugget Ice […]