While staples like Rice Krispies and Frosted Flakes have stood the test of time, some cereals last only as long as the fads they’re associated with. Weird History Food looks back at some of the sugary cereals that popped up briefly on the breakfast scene from the 1970s to the 2000s. We still have a box of C-3POs that we should eBay.
Because he can’t be bothered to feed himself anymore, Joseph of Joseph’s Machines built a conveyor belt to deliver his breakfast. We’re not just talking food rolling along the line, but a series of individual machines designed to stuff food and pour drinks into his mouth. The behind-the-scenes video is great too.
AI image generation technology continues to improve – though it’s still not great at dealing with things like text and logos. While the results of ThomasDotCodes’ breakfast cereal experiment are questionable, we enjoyed watching the weird stuff styleGAN2 came up with when trained with 700 images of cereal boxes.
Between our high-protein egg breakfasts, sometimes we enjoy a sugary bowl of cereal. And what could be more fun than a colorful bowl of Trix? Mini Trix! General Mills now makes Mini versions of Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Reese’s Puffs, giving these sweet morning treats a new texture reminiscent of Dippin’ Dots.
Why make your own pancakes when you can let machines do it for you? The Brick Wall shows off another impressive LEGO factory they built that cracks eggs, mixes them with flour, pours the batter on a hot griddle, and flips pancakes. Now they just need a LEGO syrup and butter robot.
After the Hydraulic Press Channel tried to turn small rocks into bigger rocks, they got the idea to try the same technique with something more edible. Under the immense pressure of their machinery, they turned large portions of breakfast cereal into dense pucks which could theoretically be used for survival.
We have a hard enough time making omelets that don’t break apart on us when folding them over, but this Korean chef makes it look easy to create one with a swirled design that looks like a tornado. The best part – it gets stacked atop a dome of fried rice and surrounded with a moat of tomato sauce. Get in our bellies!
When backpacking, overlanding, or camping, we never venture into the wilderness without coffee. Instead of relying on instant, Hikers Brew comes in Venture Pouches that make 2-4 cups each. Six yummy varieties include Mile Marker medium roast, chocolatey Some Mores, vanilla Van Life, and robust Yurt Dirt.
We love the bright colors and heady aroma of Fruity Pebbles. In this classic episode of Unwrapped, they take us inside Post’s factory that churns out more than 55 million boxes of the cereal a year. The process includes dying long-grain rice, smushing the grains into flat pieces, then coating them with sugar and flavoring.
If you’ve ever been to Hong Kong, you’ve probably encountered food vendors selling these deliciously chewy bubble waffles. Now you can make them in your own kitchen with the MasterChef bubble waffle maker. It has a non-stick cooking surface and makes beautifully-textured waffles in less than 5 minutes.
Get your brick on every morning with some delicious Tetrimino-shaped waffles. This official Tetris waffle maker cranks out seven interlocking puzzle pieces, encouraging you to play with your food at the breakfast table. Earn bonus points for adding food coloring to the individual waffles.
Chef Ferran Adrià’s brain-trust the elBullifoundation compiled this mouth-watering 416-page encyclopedia of images, menus, reference text, and the history of breakfast. Along the way, it compares the importance of the first meal of the day and how it differs around the globe.
Snickers really do satisfy, and soon they’ll become an acceptable breakfast food. These limited-edition candy bars add cinnamon bun flavor to the nougat, mixed with the usual peanuts, caramel, and chocolate for what should be a delicious flavor combination. A Walmart in-store exclusive coming 10.2021.
Just how did those crunchy and sweet flakes of cereal made it into your bowl this morning? The UK edition of How It’s Made takes us inside a factory where they take various grains, pressure cook, flatten, toast, and sugar-coat them to make a deliciously carby start to your day.
Follow your nose to Des Moines, Iowa’s Fong’s Pizza for a truly unusual breakfast food, a pizza that’s been covered with Froot Loops. Instead of milk, the colorful cereal Os sits in a bath of sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, with a drizzle of Greek yogurt and condensed milk. Lactaid sold separately.
Here in America, we love to serve sweet things for breakfast. NY’s Mt. Kisco Diner doubled down on the sugar buzz with this colorful cheesecake loaded with Fruity Pebbles cereal. It serves 10 to 12, or more like six carb fiends. Like most of the goodies on Goldbelly, it’s not cheap, but we want to try and make our own at least.
When we were kids, our parents told us not to play with our food. But this waffle iron encourages just that behavior, cranking out stackable waffle pieces that interlock like LEGO bricks. It makes 1×1, 1×2, and 1×4 blocks. In addition, they’re offering plates that serve as a base for stacking, with spots for butter and syrup.
LEGO builder AstonishingStudios wants to eventually build a machine that can cook and assemble an entire Egg McMuffin. First on the list – a robot that breaks open an egg and separates it from its shell. It can also split up its yolk and its white. The trickiest part was engineering the part that delicately holds the egg and cracks it.
Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 14oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.
While we’re more than happy to go with the Martha Stewart’s perfect bacon cooking method, there are lots of other ways to prepare delectably smoky, sliced pork belly. Bon Appétit’s Amiel Stanek offers up 50 different methods for cooking the artery-clogging treat, some more successful than others.
Author Micah Cash expands his wonderful Waffle House photo essay from The Bitter Southerner into a book. The 96-page hardbound book incorporates photos taken from inside of the iconic diners across the South, and explores the role that the restaurants play for their customers that goes beyond just bacon and eggs.
Iconic diner Waffle House teamed up with Oconee Brewing to create a beer inspired by their 24-hour-a-day breakfasts. The 6.5% ABV red ale has been infused with the salty, smoky flavors of real bacon, and makes a great accompaniment to morning meals. Available exclusively from the Greensboro, GA brewery starting on 12.18.2020.
You might not think it’s a good idea to clean your plates by wiping them down with more food, but these sponges from Fred suggest otherwise. There’s the The Breakfast Scrub if you love bacon, eggs, and pancakes, while the Washabi sponge set is for sushi lovers. Sold in sets of three.
Han Solo is frozen in carbonite, and the only way to save him is to pull him out of this waffle iron and slather him with maple syrup and butter! Pangea’s Star Wars appliance cranks out super-thick waffles, each embossed with the familiar frozen form of Solo before Boussh/Leia finally rescued him. (Thanks Laura!)
Love the delicious cinnamon-sugar flavor of Cinnamon Toast Crunch? B&G Foods has announced it’s releasing a seasoning blend that combines those flavors with vanilla and graham, making it a perfect topping for ice cream, cakes, cookies, and more. Cinnadust is a Sam’s Club exclusive and expected in stores around 9.1.2020.
There’s nothing quite like the smell of sizzling bacon in the morning (or anytime, really.) But what happens if you run out and don’t want to wait for Instacart to show up? Glennz’s tasty t-shirt design envisions a machine we totally want in our kitchen – a desktop machine that prints bacon strips on demand.