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Cup Noodles 70s and 80s T-Shirts

Cup Noodles 70s and 80s T-Shirts
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Cup Noodles (aka Cup O’ Noodles) have been filling bellies on a budget for 50 years. To celebrate, Nissin has released a series of limited-edition retro t-shirts celebrating the early years of instant ramen. There’s a classic Japanese 1971 tee, a psychedelic ’70s tee, and a neon ’80s tee.

Rube Goldberg Pizza Machine

Rube Goldberg Pizza Machine

While you could just order in, some of us enjoy homemade pizza. Why make your pizza by hand, when you can have a machine make it for you? IDEAS EN 5 AÑOS built this over-engineered Rube Goldberg machine that evenly distributees the sauce, cheese, and toppings onto spinning pizza dough. Too bad it can’t cook it too.

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Booze Dogs Bourbon-Infused Meats

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These tasty meats from Booze Dogs are made from premium proteins, blended with savory spices and marinated in bourbon. The burgers come raw and ready to cook, while the brats and hot dogs are smoked with hickory wood and ready to thaw and reheat. Choose from a 3 lb. or 5 lb. variety pack.

How Candy Corn Is Made

How Candy Corn Is Made

We’ve seen two different ways how NOT to make candy corn, now watch how the pros do it. This 2014 clip from The Washington Post takes us inside of the Jelly Belly factory in Illinois for an explanation of the “kernel” making process starting from individual ingredients until they’re bagged and show up on store shelves.

How Peanut Butter & Cheese Crackers Are Made

How Peanut Butter & Cheese Crackers Are Made

When we’re dragging, one of our go-to snacks is peanut butter and cheese sandwich crackers. They offer a savory mix of carbs and protein and help us power through. Science Channel’s How It’s Made goes inside the Lance factory to see how they’re baked, cut, and assembled, and where that orange color comes from.

Cinnamon Bun Snickers

Cinnamon Bun Snickers

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.

The History of Pad Thai

The History of Pad Thai

With its mix of stir-fried noodles, protein, peanuts, veggies, and zesty condiments, pad thai is one delicious dish. Mental Floss series Food History delves into the relatively short history of the popular dish. While it was touted as Thailand’s national dish, its ingredients and origins came from other countries.

Modernist Pizza

Modernist Pizza
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Nathan Myhrvold and his team expand their fantastic Modernist Cuisine series with a 3-volume encyclopedia all about pizza. The books break down the history of pizza, ingredients and techniques, and include more than 1000 recipes and 3700 photos of creative and delicious pizzas inspired by pizzerias around the globe.

Heinz Ketchup Puzzle

Heinz Ketchup Puzzle
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Do you put ketchup on everything? Well, now you can have some of Heinz’s delicious and versatile condiment in your jigsaw puzzle. All 570 pieces of this challenging puzzle are printed in the exact same glossy tomato red color.

Hamburger Soap

Hamburger Soap
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Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, bathroom orders don’t upset us. These playful bars from Snows Cut Soaps look just like a real burger, stacking a not-all-beef patty, lettuce, and tomato between sesame seed buns, and finishing them off with a pickle. They don’t smell the part, though, instead packing a pleasant honey almond scent.

Building a Cardboard Ramen Vending Machine

Building a Cardboard Ramen Vending Machine

DanCreator / Cardboard Crafts built this full-size vending machine mostly out of cardboard. When a user inserts a coin, it dispenses a Cup Noodle instant ramen cup of their choice and then pours the right amount of hot water into the cup with the push of a button.

Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate

Dr. Bronner’s Magic All-One Chocolate

Dr. Bronner’s is best known for their invigorating liquid soaps, but after learning that many of the farmers sustainably growing palm oil for their products also grow cocoa, they teamed up with Swiss chocolatiers to create six yummy vegan bars incorporating 70% cocoa, coconut sugar, almonds, and hazelnuts.

Making a Big Mac from Scratch

Making a Big Mac from Scratch

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. That’s what we thought went into a Big Mac. But the actual ingredient list is much longer and loaded with chemicals. Food Insider tried to replicate the US version of McDonald’s popular double burger using all 54 of its ingredients.

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The History of Hot Sauce

The History of Hot Sauce

We love using hot sauce to add a kick to many foods. Chili flavored sauces have been around for thousands of years, and Mental Floss‘ Food History explains where these spicy condiments likely originated as well as some of their varieties. Along the way, you’ll learn why peppers are spicy in the first place.

Ketchup + Fries Playing Cards

Ketchup + Fries Playing Cards
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Riffle Shuffle’s tasty decks celebrate our love of two junk food staples. Designed by Rich Li, the Ketchup deck is embellished with tomatoes throughout, while the Fry deck is all about potatoes, and comes packaged in a tuck box that looks like a pack of fast food fries. Each deck is limited to 2500 pieces.

The History of Disney’s Handwich

The History of Disney’s Handwich

For as many things that Disney has succeeded at, they’ve had their fair share of failures too. Kevin of Defunctland takes a look at one such flop, a one-handed sandwich that was basically a savory waffle cone, “The Handwich.” He then flips from Documentarian Mode to Chef Mode to replicate the cone-shaped sandwich.

Movie Studio Logo Pancakes

Movie Studio Logo Pancakes

It’s breakfast time somewhere, right? Sit back and enjoy a tall stack of pancakes, as DA BOMB ART fixes 20 meticulously illustrated edible logos, inspired by movie studios and production companies. They look awesome, but we’d slather them with butter and syrup and devour them all in minutes.

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker
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Ninja’s countertop appliance makes ice cream, sorbets, milkshakes, and other frozen treats with the push of a button. Fill the container with yummy ingredients, freeze for 24 hours, then let the CREAMi’s paddle work its magic to create creamy desserts. Includes three pint containers and lids for making multiple flavors.

The History of Ramen

The History of Ramen

Whether served fresh from a handmade noodle shop, or cooked up quick from a package of the instant stuff, Ramen is one of the world’s favorite dishes. Mental Floss digs into the origins of the dish, as a specific kind of noodle made its way from China to Japan, and eventually led us to the delicious meal we enjoy today.

How Ice Cream Cones Are Made

How Ice Cream Cones Are Made

Making waffle cones at home is pretty darned easy. But when you need to churn out millions of these tasty treats every month, you need some serious industrial equipment. In this classic video from How It’s Made, they show us just how factories mass-produce waffle, sugar, and cake cones.

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Stop-Motion LEGO Pizza

Stop-Motion LEGO Pizza

Stop-motion animator Bebop cooks up a delicious pizza with the help of some unconventional ingredients, including 2×2, 2×3, 2×4, and other studded plastic blocks. The 2-minute film is comprised of roughly 3,300 photos, and an unknown quantity of LEGO bricks.

Making Edible Skateboards

Making Edible Skateboards

Every time pastry artist Amaury Guichon creates a dessert, we can’t decide whether to stare at our screen or drool on the keyboard. For this bake, he created a set of tiny edible skateboards, each with a faux wood cookie deck layered with gooey caramel, riding on chocolate wheels, and sparkly “deck tape” decoration on top.

Master of the Potato

Master of the Potato

We’re not sure who the chef is behind this video, but he’s got some serious knife skills. Our jaws dropped when we saw the amazing lattice that emerged after he made a series of partial cuts through a slice of potato. Sure, the video has been sped up, but his precision is still on point.

Making French Butter

Making French Butter

Butter is one of those food staples that we often take for granted. But at Le Beurre Bordier, every pat of the creamy dairy product is a handmade work of art. Food Insider introduces us to this French shop dedicated to preserving 19th-century techniques, including the use of a spinning wooden wheel to knead the butter.

Programmable Pasta

Programmable Pasta

There are lots of pasta shapes out there, but some take up more shelf space than others. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University came up with an innovative method to make pasta that starts out flat but takes a 3D form when cooked. The process involves scoring pasta dough with varying depths and spacing.

Kate’s Real Food Bars

Kate’s Real Food Bars
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Energy bars shouldn’t taste like sawdust or be as caloric as candy bars. Kate’s Real Food Bars stand out in a crowded field by delivering delicious, nutritious whole-foods bars made from organic ingredients like nut butters, fruit, and the complex carbs of oats and crispy brown rice. No soy, gluten, GMOs, or junk. Sold in 12-packs.

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