Despite the name of his channel, Matty Benedetto’s Unnecessary Inventions occasionally does create something we could use. His Burrito Bumper is one such item. Pre-load its base with a tortilla, place its funnel beneath your chin, and any time you spill burrito ingredients, they end up inside the taco. Second course served!
Ma-Ka-Rohn makes delicious French macarons in all kinds of tasty flavors. They also make limited-edition treats inspired by popular candies. Their latest creation is a Twix macaron with a Twix-infused chocolate ganache, a Twix-infused caramel center, and a shimmery bronze shell. They’re available only through 4.16.2022.
Whether on a sammie with bacon, chicken and cheese, or in a spicy guac, we delight in our delicious avocados. But this tasty and nutritious natural treat might not even exist today if it weren’t for some prehistoric farmers who saved them from extinction. SciShow explains.
This hot, spicy, and crispy sauce from Fly by Jing is an amazingly versatile condiment for people who like bold flavors and textures. In addition to working wonderfully on noodle dishes, dumplings, and meats, it’s also great on eggs, pizza, and even ice cream. It gets its kick from Erjingtao peppers and Gonjiao peppercorns, combined with cold-pressed Sichuan Caiziyou oil.
We love us some gummy bears. There’s something so perfect about their chewy texture, fruity flavors, and adorable form that makes them special. Mental Floss series Food History looks back at the origins and evolution of the tasty candy treat, which first took their bear-shaped form in the 1920s in Germany.
Mayonnaise is one of those condiments that you either love or hate. This look inside the Duke’s mayonnaise factory from How It’s Made probably won’t convert any mayo haters, but it does offer a fascinating glimpse into the process of making mass quantities of the savory dressing. How about that truck filled with liquid eggs?
What happens when you remove all of the moisture from Skittles? Crunchy candy magic, that’s what. Salt City Treats is one of several candy makers selling these tangy-sweet treats that might just convert you from regular Skittles. Though if you get hooked it might be cheaper to buy plain Skittles and your own freeze dryer.
We love us some nice crispy French fries. Mental Floss host Justin Dodd digs into the origins of this fast food staple, its varieties, and why it’s become one of the most popular side dishes on earth. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a snack of potato chips and Tater Tots.
What you’re looking at here might look like some delicious sushi, but you definitely don’t want to bite down on it unless you’re ready to chip a tooth. Japanese artist ha_ma_73 makes incredibly accurate sushi replicas by carving and polishing stones. What’s even more amazing is that those are natural stone colors, not paint.
As we’ve seen before, pastry artist Manna-Tanuki is a master at the art of decorating cookies. In this video, they make an incredible collection of cookies inspired by the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. Even the box they’re displayed in is edible, though we’d feel bad chowing down on something this beautiful.
Say cheers to Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle. Cooked in copper kettles, and packed with crunchy spanish peanuts, fresh brewed beer from the Shovel Town Brewery creates a buttery, nutty flavor with enough hoppiness to balance things out. Perfect for microbrew fans.
Sit back and enjoy this 14-minute video from a bread factory in Korea, where ingredients are combined, then kneaded into dough and baked in industrial ovens. Then the freshly-baked loaves of white and chestnut bread glide along an assembly line, tumble out of their pans, and head to the cooling racks before slicing.
We know that pasta isn’t good for you, but we can’t resist the occasional bowl of carbs drowned in tomatoes, meat, and cheese. Wondastic Tech put together this satisfying compilation of factories that produce pasta, showing off the different machines used to form shapes like tortellini, fusilli, lasagna, and cannelloni.
What’s better than a delicious cupcake? A machine that can crank out cupcakes for you on-demand, that’s what. Skeyntific shows off a robotic factory line he built that first pours dough for each cupcake, moves it into a modified microwave for cooking, then applies toppings using motorized caulking guns.
Jet Bent-Lee’s father, Iron Chef Susur Lee is back to upgrade another fast food meal. This time, he transformed a chicken bowl, chips, and salsa into a beautiful looking savory pie inspired by French and Mexican cuisine. He also made some colorful horchata from the rice blended with spices and prickly pear juice.
Try opening a beer with your jaws, and you might chip a tooth. Try with a pretzel, and you’ll get a pile of crumbs. But Fred’s Beer Pretzel has a proper bottle opener built into its bottom, assuring you of a properly opened bottle every time. It also doubles as a chip clip.
The Brick Wall loves to build LEGO Technic machines and factories. This time out, he created an incredibly complicated system that cuts, mills, and assembles a log cabin – only the logs are cucumbers. We want to see it make hot dog houses with mortar made from mustard.
Korean restaurant chain UFO Burger makes sandwiches that come sealed inside of a UFO-shaped bun. The design keeps its contents from spilling out and just plain looks cool. In addition to cheeseburgers, they make bulgogi and spicy chicken sammies. We’re hoping that they expand outside of Korea so we can eat some.
After serving up some tasty ketchup and french fries playing cards, designer Rich Li is back with another duo of delicacies to deal at your next poker game. Popcorn and cola-inspired graphics cover the card backs and box art, while the royal court is chowing down on these everyday junk foods. Kickstarter ends 12.12.21.
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.
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.
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.
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.