Food & Drink

  • “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    “Connected Whopper”: New Burger King Ad Hijacks Google Devices (Video)

    It’s been less than two weeks since Burger King unveiled Whopper Toothpaste, and now they’re trolling everybody with a voice-activated Google device (as well as Google itself) with a new advertisement. It’s called the “Connected Whopper,” but what it really is is a commercial that activates your phone to ask Google about the chain’s signature […]

  • Duo: A Digital Home Assistant Inside a Mirror (Video)

    Duo: A Digital Home Assistant Inside a Mirror (Video)

    “Mirror, mirror on the wall” is a phrase normally associated with magic, but that old adage about any sufficiently advanced technology seeming like magic has seemed to have caught up with the Man in the Mirror. Only this time, it’s called Duo, and it’s a smart home assistant built into a mirror. Duo is billed […]

  • 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 […]