Ketchup and mustard go hand-in-hand, but they both have very different origins, separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles. Mental Floss provides a brief history of the popular condiments. While early mustards were similar to today’s, the first ketchups had more in common with fish sauce.
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Ali Ali’s silly commercial envisions a world where Egyptian bakery company Edita is struggling to move its HoHos snack cakes, and how one clever employee comes up with a simple design change to send sales through the roof. We wonder what these could these guys do to sell more Twinkies.
After building a LEGO Technic-powered machine that cranks out yummy tapas, The Brick Wall an even more whimsical assembly line. This machine not only produces toy cars, but makes them out of carrots and cucumbers so you can eat them after you play with your food.
Photographer Eugene Belsky shows off the kind of incredible close-up images that can be captured with the Venus Laowa 24mm probe lens and a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k. The razor-sharp 4K footage gets intimate with a variety of edibles, and looks even more spectacular if you’ve got a display that supports HDR.
This playful deck of cards is perfect for lovers of instant ramen. Each deck comes packed in a resealable bag inspired by the cheap but tasty dormroom staple, while the cards themselves have a noodle pattern on back and on the suit symbols. Look closely and you’ll see the court slurping some ramen too.
Love food? Why not give it a hug? Not So Subtle Plushies sells giant, photorealistic foods you can use as throw pillows. From baguettes and croissants, to grilled meats, to ramen noodles, there’s something for every food fetish. Grab a couple of slices of bread, bacon, and a fried egg, and you can even make a plush sandwich.
With COVID-19 running rampant, it’s a very good idea to wear a mask. Face shields are also part of our defense against the virus. Well thanks to Andy Clockwise, we now know how to make a quick and easy face shield using nothing more than the box from a package of Krispy Kreme donuts and some tape.
Kellogg’s reimagines sugary breakfast treats with their first ever cereal mashup, combining an even mix of Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops in the same box. Sure, you could do the same yourself right now, but that would be way too much work. It’s too bad they don’t make Cap’N Crunch and Fruity Pebbles.
A while back, Bebop made a stop-motion animation of a pizza made of LEGO bricks. But what’s better than a LEGO pizza? An extra large LEGO pizza like the one in this delicious looking follow-up video. We’re just looking forward to all of the cold plastic leftovers tomorrow.
Breakfast in most other countries isn’t as packed with sugar as it is here in the U.S. So how is it that America ended up eating desserts for breakfast, and is it really the most important meal of the day? Journalist Johnny Harris digs into the story and offers his thoughts on our bad morning eating habits.
Pringles teamed up with Wendy’s to create a limited-time flavor inspired by the tasty Baconator burger. Through the wonders of food technology, each potato crisp tastes like beef, American cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayo. Each can comes with a code for a free Baconator with purchase via the Wendy’s app.
Areaware presents a collection of tiny 8″ jigsaw puzzles based on images of everyday objects. Selections include breakfast cereal, a disco ball, a pretzel, a piñatas, a slice of pizza, and even an accurate Chicago hot dog (without ketchup, of course.) Get 10% when you order 4 or more using code LPTBUNDLE at checkout.
Chocolate has been one of the world’s favorite confections for thousands of years. But it hasn’t always been the sweet treat we know and love today. Mental Floss host Justin Dodd takes us through the earliest known uses of cacao beans, and explains the process that turns it into chocolate.
The delicious looking Kentaco replaces the taco shell with a crispy boneless fried chicken patty, loaded up with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, cheese sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. It’s only available at KFC Singapore at the moment, but hopefully, it’ll go global soon, because we’re hungry.
The Brick Wall loves to build LEGO Technic machines that perform all kinds of tasks. This particular creation is designed to assemble a delicious snack of cold tapas. It first grabs a loaf of bread, then slices it up like a lumber mill, gradually adding cheese, ham, and other savory treats along its assembly line, before delivering them.
While some might consider it sacrilegious to make bacon out of anything other than pork belly, we still very much enjoyed watching Tabitha Brown’s delightful recipe video for a vegetarian bacon substitute made from carrots, liquid smoke, maple syrup, and other seasonings.
Mom and dad always told you not to play with your food. But we think they’d make an exception for these connectors that let you build structures using dry spaghetti. They come in 3-sided and 4-sided versions, in packages of 100 connectors each. Just don’t boil your noodles if you care about structural integrity.
Microwave delicious, buttery popcorn without any of the nasty artificial ingredients. Simply place popcorn kernels into a microwave-safe bowl, put this vented popper lid on top, add butter to the perforated trays, then nuke away! Made from BPA-free silicone. (Bowl not included)
The idea of a pork patty “restructured” into the shape of ribs is just wrong to us, but that didn’t stop McDonald’s from doing it, nor did it stop millions from craving this boneless fast food oddity. Weird History dives into the origins of the McRib sandwich in this lighthearted lesson.
We’re all missing going out to our favorite restaurants. But delivery services like DoorDash are keeping delicious meals coming right to our homes. The Awesomer Shop and our partner StackCommerce are giving away a $1000 gift card to one lucky winner, so you’ll be flush with meals for weeks. (Contest Ends 6.16.20)
If there’s one thing lots of people are eating these days, it’s microwave meals. Sitting near the top of the nukable lunch heap are Hot Pockets. HellthyJunkFood thinks the standard portion size isn’t big enough, so they decided jumbo-size their own homemade Hot Pockets. Now with 2.5x more mouth burns!
Never leave the tiniest bit of Nutella behind with Dreamfarm’s ingenious flexible spoon that’s designed to get every last bit out of the jar. It’s also perfect for peanut butter and other stuff that clings to the walls of jars or bowls. Also available as a larger serving spoon.
If you squint really hard, a hot dog kind of looks like a weiner dog on a bun. But is that really where this food got its name? Today I Found Out’s Simon Whistler digs into the etemology, history, and rather unappetizing composition of the ballpark and school lunch favorite.
Easter just isn’t Easter without some Peeps. Take a 360º video tour of the Just Born candy factory with Food Network to see how these colorful marshmallow treats are born, including a part of the assembly line called the “Sugar Shower.” Did she really use the word “peepsinality” or were we just hearing things?
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.
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.
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