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How Mayonnaise Is Made

How Mayonnaise Is Made

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?

Freetles Freeze Dried Skittles

Freetles Freeze Dried Skittles
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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.

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Cooking a Wool Pizza

Cooking a Wool Pizza

Stop-motion filmmaker and artist Andrea Love shared another one of her wonderfully creative short films. Using nothing more than a needle, felt, and her creativity, she baked up a tiny textile pizza that looks good enough to eat. Her Belgian waffles look yummy too.

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.

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.

Spirited Away Cookies

Spirited Away Cookies

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.

Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle

Hilliard’s Craft Beer Brittle
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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.

How Factories Make Pasta

How Factories Make Pasta

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.

Smartfood Cinnamon Sugar Cupcake Popcorn

Smartfood Cinnamon Sugar Cupcake Popcorn
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This limited-edition popcorn adds a delicious touch of cinnamon and sugar to Smartfood’s calorie-conscious crunchy snack. The reviews say it tastes more like those cinnamon twists from Taco Bell than a cupcake, but we’re good with that too.

DIY Cupcake Machine

DIY Cupcake Machine

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.

Iron Chef Dad vs. Chipotle

Iron Chef Dad vs. Chipotle

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.

Beer Pretzel Bottle Opener

Beer Pretzel Bottle Opener
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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.

LEGO Cucumber House Factory

LEGO Cucumber House Factory

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.

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UFO Burger

UFO Burger

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.

Iron Chef Dad vs. Dominos Pizza

Iron Chef Dad vs. Dominos Pizza

YouTuber Jet Bent-Lee’s dad is Iron Chef competitor Susur Lee. Every now and then, Jet buys his dad an everyday food item and asks him to improve upon it. In this video, the elder Lee takes two loaded Dominos pizzas and turns them into a gourmet meal.

Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards

Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards
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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 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.

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.

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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.

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