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Caffeinated Peanut Butter, For That Double Morning Dose


Many people start their days with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ok, mostly kids, sure, but some grown up kids as well. These people might be interested in the Caffeinated Peanut Butter by a Massachusetts-based company called Steem. Each 2-tablespoon serving of the product contains as much pick-me-up as a regular cup of coffee, and the entire mix is made from all-natural ingredients: green-coffee extract, salt, peanuts, peanut oil and agave nectar for a little extra sweetness.

It’s available from a variety of retailers around the Boston area, or online, for $5 a jar.

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OneLid Is A Lid For All Your Pots


Usually when you get a pot, you have to keep track of its lid forever because no other one will fit. And admit it: you’ve used a large plate instead of the lid more than once because you couldn’t find it, haven’t you? With OneLid, you’ll just have to keep track of one, for any pots up to 22cm (8.6 in.) in diameter. It fits any pot because the underside is convex and is made of silicone with a Nylon core. It’ll sit and partially seal any sized pot and will redirect boiling water back into the mix. Special grooves allow for just the right amount of steam to escape and prevent a boil-over, while they also do double-duty as a strainer. The silicone construction means you won’t be hearing any metal-on-metal clangs. The best part is you’ll only have to pledge $30 to secure your own, with shipping in February 2016.


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Because Why Not: General Mills Is Giving Away A Selfie Spoon


Who hasn’t had a hearty bowl of cereal and thought “Gee, I sure wish I could take a selfie with this spoon, right now.”? Someone at General Mills has, this much we’re sure of, because it seems the company is giving away a selfie stick spoon as a promotional item for their Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereals. It’s a legit selfie stick that extends to 30 inches, and uses Bluetooth to trigger your camera… only at the other end of it there’s a spoon. The idea, we imagine, is to make it easier to take pictures of yourself while gobbling down some of their delicious cinnamon-y cereal. They even suggest a hashtag: #selfiespoon.

The spoon itself is free to US residents (you only have to pay for shipping) but it’s currently out of stock. We’re not sure if that’s because they’re understocked, or because there’s an actual market for this. However we suspect the folks at General Mills are aware of how ridiculous this is, since one of the items on their descriptions is “Really a Thing!”. Yes… it’s really a thing.


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This Needs To Be Made: Finger Cookies


Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: these don’t actually exist. Or at the very least, they can’t be bought right now. The Finger Cookies are a design by Paolo Ulian, and they allow you to do pretty much what the picture already tells you. You put the thimble-shaped cookies over your fingers and dip them in any delicious liquid you want. Rinse and repeat. It’s a genius idea, and one that really shouldn’t be too hard to bring to market. Now… let’s get someone on this case, shall we?


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Taco Bell Testing Taco Shell Made From Crispy Chicken


Don’t go looking for it at your local Taco Bell just yet, unless you live in Bakersfield and Lost Hills, California. That’s where a Reddit user spotted the above. It’s called Naked Crispy Chicken Taco, and it’s a taco with a shell made of crispy white meat chicken. The other ingredients include lettuce, cheese, tomato and avocado ranch sauce, so… no extra meat. But who cares? It’s $2.99 for one, to $4.99 in a combo. We don’t know whether the chain will expand the offering statewide, but we sure hope so. We suspect that some people in Colorado might be down.


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Imperial Spherificator Turns Almost Any Food Into Edible Pearls


You might have heard of Spherification. It’s a trend among food lovers that involves turning common ingredients into caviar-like pearls of flavour. The process usually revolves around turning the food into mush, mixing it with Alginate (a seaweed extract), putting it into a syringe and injecting little droplets into a mixture of water and calcium chloride to create the pearls. You can then use these to flavour and accompany your foods while elevating your presentation to that of an actual chef. Well, with the Imperial Spherificator, you can do all this more easily. The device handles all the aspects of spherification for you, so that what you’re left after each batch is between 200 and 250 pearls to use in your cooking. It comes with a recipe booklet and clear instructions on how to achieve the best results each time.

It’s still doing the Kickstarter dance, so it’ll cost you a $125 pledge to own one. It comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride, the two key ingredients.

Coffee Liquor pearls and Mint pearls

Coffee Liquor pearls and Mint pearls

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These Protein Bars Are Made From Cricket Flour


Has the Paleo craze gone too far? These Exo Cricket Flour Protein Bars are said to have been developed by a “three-Michelin-starred chef”, which we’re presumably being told about to convince us they don’t taste like crap. The fact remains that they’re made from flour derived from an insect. That wouldn’t be so bad on its own, since insects are indeed more protein dense, and are even being considered as a solution to world hunger. But each bar packs in only 10g of protein, while clocking in between 280-300 calories. That’s not a whole bunch on its own, but for how little protein you get, we’re a little let down; we thought the point of putting up with cricket meat was for its higher protein load.

The bars are “Paleo Compliant”, and come in Blueberry Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon & Cacao Nut flavours. It’s $10 for a sampler three-pack.

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The June Oven Is A Smart Oven


We live in an age of intelligent appliances. The latest to receive the smart treatment is the countertop oven. The June Oven is a connected appliance that helps you cook a meal with sensors, thermometers, HD cameras, and a companion application. Not only does June features six Carbon Fiber Heating Elements that heat up faster and more efficiently than similar machines, two fans for circulating the hot air and keeping an even temperature throughout, an integrated Core Temperature Probe, an HD camera that recognizes popular foods, and a built-in digital scale, it also has an NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15 2.3 GHz processor to do all the calculations needed to offer the best possible cooking advice and temperature control. Its WiFi module connects to your network, and allows you to control the device from anywhere. This means better, tastier food, prepared more easily. And for such a high-tech package, you will of course have to spend a pretty penny: $1,495, with a $60 deposit now and shipping in Spring 2016.

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Sriracha Bacon Jerky Is The Jerky Of The Gods


It’s no secret we love bacon. We could even say we’re “in love” with bacon. You can easily see for yourselves. We also have a soft spot for Sriracha, as you can see here. So when we heard that Savage Jerky guys had made some Bacon Sriracha Jerky, we were at a loss for words. What more can a poor blogger want to snack on than this delicious sounding concoction? At $8 for a 2oz bag, it’s not exactly cheap. But do we really care? Bacon Sriracha Jerky? Come on!

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