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Take a Picture of Your Food and This App Counts the Calories For You

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Counting calories involves a lot more work than you think. From keeping food diaries that you have to update with every meal and snack to looking up alternatives in case what you just ate isn’t on the list, calorie counting can be a pain. The good news is that there’s an app that’s currently in the works that makes it easier for weight watchers and health buffs.

The project is called Ceres, and it’s basically an app that lets users count calories by having them take pictures of their food. The actual counting is up to the app.

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Domino’s Launches ‘Pizza’ Where The Dough Is Fried Chicken

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We’re calling Domino’s new Specialty Chicken dish a ‘pizza’ mainly because the concept involves putting pizza toppings on top of a bed made out of fried chicken bits. And while that’s not exactly a pizza, it’s close enough. In other words what you have here is 12 chicken morsels arranged in the shape of a flat, somewhat longish base on which they’ve put cheese, sauce, and other things that normally would go on a pizza. It’s an odd proposition, and the company is aware. They’re launching a promotional campaign along with it called “Failure is an Option”, where they admit to the product’s outside-the-box nature in the hopes that people will keep an open mind.

We’re intrigued, all the more so since it’ll cost all of $6. If any one of you tries it, leave a comment here to let others whether to take the plunge.

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Not a Good Idea If You’re On a Diet: Burrito Yoga Bag

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Everyone’s into yoga these days and for good reason, too. Whether you want to stay fit or be more flexible, yoga is the way to go. With so many people into yoga these days, the bevy of related merch and gear like this Burrito Yoga Bag isn’t surprising. However, if you’re attending classes for the primary reason of getting fit, then you might want to get another bag for obvious reasons.

The bag is just the right size and shape for most yoga mats and basically looks like a giant burrito wrapped in foil on the outside. The Burrito Yoga Bag is priced at $40, which costs more than the average yoga bag and way more than a burrito, but the awesomeness is worth it.

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For Happy Breakfasts: Crack a Smile Mold

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Not everyone wakes up to greet a new day feeling chipper and full of life. That’s especially true for night owls and for people who just aren’t morning persons. For these people, something that can help or at least add a little cheer is the Crack a Smile egg mold. As the name implies, the mold basically turns scrambled eggs into smiley faces and you probably can’t help but crack a smile when you see a humongous, yellow smiley face on your plate.

If you’re not much of an egg person, then you can use the mold for your pancakes instead.

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Pot O’ Green Gold: Luck O’ the Irish Green Hot Chocolate

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St. Patty’s day has come and gone, but if you’re still nursing a hangover–whether it’s from last night’s party or from St. Patty’s (whoa, just how much did you drink?)–then this little pot o’ green right here is just what you need. It’s Luck O’ the Irish hot chocolate and it’s colored green instead of the usual chocolate brown, perhaps to match the color of your face or the strange hue of your puke from the night before.

Luck O’ the Irish Green Hot Chocolate is housed in a reusable tin pot. Just add a couple heaping tablespoons to a mug, add hot water, and enjoy. It retails for $12.99.

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Must Try: Kono Serves Up Pizza in a Cone

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Pizza comes in many shapes, sizes, and flavors. Now you can enjoy your favorite snack-slash-meal fuss-free and minus the mess that comes when you use your hands with these cone pizzas thanks to Kono Pizza. The chain operates in 130 locations worldwide and offers pizza cones filled with typical pizza toppings like cheese, bacon, ham, and sausages, to not-so-typical fillings like Tiramisu with cream, biscuit, and coffee syrup.

Kono also claims that their pizza cones are healthier than your average slices, thanks to their thin crust, reduced grease, and “low-moisture cheese.” The first two we get, but we’re not so sure about the last one. Regardless, these pizza cones are worth trying, especially if you’ve got a Kono near you.

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Bake, Eat, Repeat: Bakeable Kit Kats

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Have a break, have a Kit Kat! But if your break is longer than the average, then why settle for a regular Kit Kat when you can have a baked one? This latest offering is only available at Japan’s Kit Kat Chocolaterie and is dubbed as “Delicious When Baked Pudding Flavored Kit Kats.” They’re essentially mini-sized, pudding-flavored Kit Kats that you’re supposed to pop into the oven before eating.

When heated in a toaster, the sugar content in the chocolate hardens into a solid candy-like state faster than the chocolate on the surface melts, resulting in a chocolate and wafer biscuit combination with a texture resembling a cookie and a sweet caramelized smell.

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So This Exists: Spaghetti Flavored Popsicles

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It’s no news that people around the world eat all manner of strange foods; at least they’re strange to our Western sensibilities. But Japan often seems to take the cake with their creations. Case in point, the above Gari-Gari Kun which popsicle comes in Spaghetti flavour. We’re not sure if the actual taste is that of tomatoes and pasta, or if spaghetti is a euphemism for “a chunky looking mixture of red blobs and off-white… stuff”. We’re kind of hoping it’s the real deal, because frankly why not? The company also makes other offbeat flavours, like Corn Pottage and Rice Cakes with Bean Paste.

Anyone in Japan ever tried one of these?

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Chicken Soup for the Soul Finally Gives You More Than Just Stories

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For decades, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have touched people’s hearts and warmed their insides the way hot chicken soup can. What started out as a single title expanded to include dozens of books, each containing anecdotes and stories with a hidden lesson or two.

Its creators must’ve decided that touching lives with the written word wasn’t enough, because they now want to warm people up and feed their souls and stomach with actual chicken soup. The Chicken Soup for the Soul brand of Chicken Noodle Soup is apparently “inspired by your stories about food and feelings.” I’m not sure how you can add “feelings” to ready-to-serve soup, but I suppose that’s marketing for you.

Aside from instant soup, the brand will also be stamping their brand on broths, gravy, sauces, soup toppers, and even pet food. It doesn’t come as a surprise, considering there are numerous volumes under their Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul series.

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