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Precision Cookie Decorating

Precision Cookie Decorating

Every time we’ve tried to write “Happy Birthday” on a cake, it comes out a sloppy mess. Pastry artist Manna-Tanuki shows us how it’s done, creating incredibly precise and clean lines in the icing of a Pocket Pikachu cookie. Check out their YouTube channel for more complicated designs, like this epic My Neighbor Totoro cookie.

Noodles for Lunch Jigsaw Puzzle

Noodles for Lunch Jigsaw Puzzle
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Photographer Troy Litten challenged himself to photograph every bowl of noodles he ate across Southeast Asia. From crowded Hanoi food stalls to Bangkok skyscrapers, he documented his delectable lunches then turned it into a colorful 500-piece Galison jigsaw puzzle guaranteed to whet your appetite.

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Super Marc at the Supermarket

Super Marc at the Supermarket

German supermarket chain EDEKA enlisted musician Marc Rebillet to create a song about shopping for groceries in their stores. The result is this delightfully silly commercial spot. Naturally, the robe-wearing performer turned the fruit and veggies into musical instruments.

Making Flan Paletas

Making Flan Paletas

Paletas and flan are two of the greatest sweet treats on the planet. In this video from Eater’s Sugar Coated, host Rebecca DeAngelis visited NYC’s Newyorkina, where she and chef Fany Gerson experimented to create a yummy flan-paleta hybrid, melding the frozen summer treat with creamy egg custard and runny caramel.

Making a Chocolate Sea Turtle Sculpture

Making a Chocolate Sea Turtle Sculpture

As we’ve witnessed before, pastry chef Amaury Guichon is a true master of chocolate. Watch as he transforms a puddle of chocolate into an intricate sculpture of a mama turtle and her baby, swimming atop a brilliant blue anemone. It took him four days to create this incredible, edible masterpiece.

Dash Mini Pie Maker

Dash Mini Pie Maker
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This cutie pie baker makes the cutest 4” single-serving pies in minutes to satisfy sudden cravings. Salivating for a fruit pie while RVing or living in a dorm? Hangry for a quick breakfast quiche or chicken pot pie? Just plug in the non-stick Dash Mini Pie Maker anywhere, assemble the ingredients, and voila.

Opopop Flavored Popcorn

Opopop Flavored Popcorn
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Opopop injects new life into a snack staple with its line of “flavor-wrapped” kernels. The crunchy popcorn comes in sweet and savory flavors like Vanilla Cake Pop, Salted Umami, Cinnalicious, and Chedapeño. Grab their $40 Discovery Kit, and you’ll get a microwaveable popping bowl along with sample packs of six flavors.

Restaurant.com Gift Card Deal

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Now that indoor dining is starting to return to normal, it’s a great time to get out to your local restaurants. This special deal gets you a $100 e-gift card to spend on Restaurant.com establishments for just $18. Available for a limited time from The Awesomer Shop.

Click & Grow 25 Indoor Garden

Click & Grow 25 Indoor Garden

Grow healthy and tasty greens, fruits, and herbs indoors with the Click & Grow 25. This indoor gardening system uses automatic watering, light scheduling, and biodegradable “Smart Soil” pods to ensure perfect growing conditions. They’re stackable too, so you can grow multiple crops in a small footprint.

How Long Could You Survive Alone in a Grocery Store?

How Long Could You Survive Alone in a Grocery Store?

Imagine that the apocalypse arrives, and you’re fortunate enough to be locked inside of a grocery store by yourself. How long could you last without venturing outside? The Food Theorists explores the pros and cons of this hypothetical situation and the strategies you’d need to employ to maximize your chances of survival.

The History of French Fries

The History of French Fries

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.

SNACTIV Snacking Tool

SNACTIV Snacking Tool

This goofy-looking gadget reminds us of Wolverine’s bone claws. The SNACTIV is designed to keep your fingers free of Cheetos and Doritos dust while performing other tasks. They work sort of like a pair of chopsticks, but they require none of the operational skill.

Pastry Piping Master

Pastry Piping Master

We have fond childhood memories of creating repetitive geometric patterns using a Spirograph. This compilation video of elegant desserts being embellished by pastry artist Amaury Guichon reminds us of those times, as he show off some masterful piping skills with his delectable, edible treats.

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Candylab Food Truck Toys

Candylab Food Truck Toys
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Candylab celebrates a staple of modern dining, the food truck. Among their wonderful collection of wooden toy cars, you’ll find this series of box trucks, featuring delicious treats like burgers, hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream, and more. They look great with LEGO minifigs lined up and waiting to chow down.

Why Salt and Pepper Go Together

Why Salt and Pepper Go Together

In many parts of the world, using salt and pepper to season foods is as ubiquitous as the duo of ketchup and mustard. But how did this pairing of two very different seasonings rise to such popularity? BBC Ideas series Edible Histories provides a brief backgrounder on the flavorful combo.

Sandwich Assembly Robot

Sandwich Assembly Robot

Mechanical engineer Kuroki Yuto and his collaborators came up with a novel use for a 3D printer mechanism – using the 3-axis machine to manipulate and assemble parts. In this video, they show how the system can be used to put together a sandwich. They used the same technique to assemble a toy car and to fold a shirt.

How Fruity Pebbles Are Made

How Fruity Pebbles Are Made

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.

Buttered Popcorn Lid

Buttered Popcorn Lid
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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 Great Junk Food Inventor

The Great Junk Food Inventor

Did you know that the same person gave us Cool Whip, Pop Rocks, Tang, and Jell-O? Food scientist William A. Mitchell worked at General Foods for more than 30 years, leaving a legacy of iconic manufactured food products that are still enjoyed by junk food connoisseurs today. Great Big Story tells his tale.

The Egg Machine

The Egg Machine

There’s something immensely satisfying about this video of the SANOVO OptiBreaker, a specialized assembly line machine which ingests over 200,000 eggs hourly, gently cracks each one, then separates the whites from the yolks. It also can wash itself automatically.

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Sriracha Chocolate Bars

Sriracha Chocolate Bars
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Combining and balancing flavors in an unexpected yet delicious way, these milk chocolate bars have been infused with sriracha hot sauce and a dash of pink Himalayan salt, resulting in a perfect mix of sweet and spicy. The 2.5 oz. bars are sold in a three-pack.

Stone Sushi

Stone Sushi

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.

Smashmallow Marshmallows

Smashmallow Marshmallows
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Skip the ordinary marshmallows, and head straight for Smashmallows. These sweet treats satisfy your cravings with flavors like strawberries and cream, cookie dough, cinnamon churro, mint chocolate chip, and toasted vanilla. They’re made with organic cane sugar, and under 100 calories for four puffs. Can’t decide? Try the variety pack.

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Realistic T-Rex Cake

Pastry artist Natalie Sideserf is known for her amazingly detailed and realistic cake designs. Natalie traveled back to the Cretaceous era to give us this incredible work of edible art, a T-Rex that looks good enough to eat and is sure not to bite back. Would you start with the head or the tail?

Fruity Pebbles Cheescake

Fruity Pebbles Cheescake
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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.

Building Brick Waffle Maker

Building Brick Waffle Maker
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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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