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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cacao & Cardamom Valentine’s Day Heart

Cacao & Cardamom Valentine’s Day Heart
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Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year with this deluxe candy box. Award-winning chocolatier Cacao & Cardamom fills their substantial 1-pound candy box with 26 pieces of their colorful and exotic chocolate treats. They also make a smaller 13-piece version.

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Babish Makes Bachelor Chow

Babish Makes Bachelor Chow

Fans of Futurama surely recall the billboard for Bachelor Chow that appears in the opening credits. The dehydrated food chunks turned up in a few episodes too. Binging with Babish decided it was finally time to make a far more edible version of the human equivalent of dog food.

Sandwich Becomes a Smoothie

Sandwich Becomes a Smoothie

If you really wanted to turn a Subway sandwich into a smoothie, you just need a blender and a little bit of water. But the Hydraulic Press Channel marches to the beat of a different drummer and prefers to mush up their footlongs with a 150-ton press and their Smoothie Maker 1,000,000, which might need a little work.

Every Way to Cook Bacon

Every Way to Cook Bacon

While we’re more than happy to go with the Martha Stewart’s perfect bacon cooking method, there are lots of other ways to prepare delectably smoky, sliced pork belly. Bon Appétit’s Amiel Stanek offers up 50 different methods for cooking the artery-clogging treat, some more successful than others.

If You Only Ate Sugar

If You Only Ate Sugar

Even if you have a serious sweet tooth, you can’t really subsist on sugar. What If explores what might happen to your body and mind if you tried to survive for a month, dining entirely on sugar. While sugar provides energy, the lack of protein and other nutritional essentials would almost certainly do you in.

Pocket Latte Chocolates

Pocket Latte Chocolates
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Grab a boost of caffeine any time with Pocket Latte’s ready-to-eat coffee snacks. Each square of their caffeinated chocolate has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. They come in cream and sugar, dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender-vanilla flavors. Sold in packs of 12 or 24. You can grab individual bars at Vat19.

Sugargoat Pancake Cake

Sugargoat Pancake Cake
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From James Beard award-winning chef Stephanie Izard’s bakery Sugargoat comes a delicious treat for lovers of sweet breakfasts. This very special dessert features layers of sourdough pancake cake with maple syrup-infused buttercream and a crumbled oat streusel on top. Serves one or more people depending on your mood.

Binging with Babish: Overnight Salad

Binging with Babish: Overnight Salad

Aidy Bryant created this trainwreck of a salad in a ridiculous SNL sketch earlier in 2020. Now Binging with Babish is here to close out the year with his interpretation of this mayo-, raisin-, and root-beer-filled nightmare meal. Can he remake it into something that’s actually edible?

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Bees Knees Honeys

Bees Knees Honeys
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Brooklyn’s Bushwick Kitchen makes four unique kinds of honey to complement sweet or savory dishes or to bring oomph to a blank canvas like toasted bread. Flavors include spicy habanero honey, a zingy Meyer lemon honey, a balanced sea salt honey, and original wildflower honey. They also sell a three-jar gift pack.

Cars & Trucks Waffle Maker

Cars & Trucks Waffle Maker
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This unique waffle maker is ideal for kids and adults who love their wheels. Instead of cranking out ordinary waffle-shaped waffles, it makes seven edible cars, trucks, and buses. We can’t quite figure out their makes and models, but they’re all just as delicious as they crash into your mouth.

Claire Saffitz: Dessert Person

Claire Saffitz: Dessert Person

After wowing us with numerous gourmet snack foods, pastry chef Claire Saffitz has struck out on her own, with a video series to accompany her new cookbook, which features a mix of both sweet and savory recipes for home bakers. First up, soft and crispy foccacia. (Thanks Rob!)

Sprinkles Cupcakes Holiday Box

Sprinkles Cupcakes Holiday Box

From the Beverly Hills bakery that invented the 24-hour cupcake ATM, Sprinkles is shipping cupcakes from coast-to-coast. Sprinkle a little love with the flash-frozen Holiday Box: Four Red Velvet, Four Vanilla, and Four Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes decorated with green trees, gingerbread, snowmen, and sprinkles. Order by 12.14.20.

Chocolat Luxury Hatbox

Chocolat Luxury Hatbox
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Does someone special on your shopping list have a sweet tooth? This elegant collection of chocolates comes with an assortment of delicious treats from Chicago/Pilsen chocolatier Uzma Sharif, including rich chocolate bars, caramels, sipping chocolate, marshmallows, and more. Also available in a medium size.

Swedish Fish Candy Canes

Swedish Fish Candy Canes
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Do you love the fruity flavor of Swedish Fish but want something that lasts longer? Well now you can get that same taste and brilliant red color in candy cane form. Forget boring old peppermint when the holidays roll around, and hand these out instead!

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