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Spreadthat Butter Knife Uses Body Heat to Spread That Butter

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Butter isn’t the easiest thing to spread on a bagel if you just grabbed the tub from the fridge. The good news, butter lovers, is that it now gets easier with the Spreadthat Butter knife. It’s a futuristic-looking butter knife that’s coated in titanium. Aside from making the knife look cooler than the average, it also serves the purpose of conducting and transfering heat from your hand onto the blade. That way, the butter, jam, chocolate, or whatever it is you want to spread melts and in turn, becomes easier to spread.

The Spreadthat Butter Knife is available for $20.

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Build ‘Em Then Eat ‘Em: Functional Chocolate LEGO Blocks

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So you’ve been taught not to play with your food. But what if those morsels you can chew are actually toys at the same time? Cue Akihiro Mizuuchi and his chocolate LEGO bricks. They look just like LEGO and work like LEGO, too. This means you can connect and stack them one upon the other to come up the final figure you had in mind.

Making them isn’t exactly rocket science, but it’s not that easy, either. Chocolate is basically poured into precise molds, where they are cooled before being popped out and used as bricks. The fun part is making them using various types of chocolate, include dark, white, and even strawberry-flavored.

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Ahoy, Matey: Peg Leg Pirate Chopsticks

Peg Leg Pirate Chopsticks

 

It’s frustrating to use chopsticks when you haven’t gotten the hang of it. It’s worse when you’re doing so on an empty (or close-to-empty) stomach. But you’re not alone. The pirate at the end of these uber adorable chopsticks echoes your sentiments with his comically pained expression, and he wants to help you.

With his mere presence, he turns the chopsticks into sort-of clips that makes picking up food easier. They’re great if you’re just starting to learn to use chopsticks.

The Peg Leg Pirate Chopsticks are available online for about $6.

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Chuck Norris Would Approve: Nunchops Chopsticks

Nunchops Chopsticks

Eat ramen the way Chuck Norris would with these Nunchops Chopsticks. As its name so cleverly implies, they’re chopsticks linked with a plastic chain like nunchucks. You won’t be able to flip ‘em and twirl ‘em around menacingly to scare off your enemies, but you will be able to eat your meal like a boss.

The chain also means you won’t misplace one or the other, since the chopsticks are linked together.

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What’s Not To Like About Cake Batter In A Can?

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Even the simplest of cake recipes involves a fair amount of work. Heck, even those pre-made cake mixes that require you to just mix in water and an egg… still require you to do that much! How about you cut to the chase and simply squirt the batter from a spray can, directly into your cake pan? Oh, you may think it’s gross, but why? The propellant should provide the necessary air bubbles that give the batter its spongy texture, and the gas will dissipate by the time you’re done cooking. It’s inert to start with, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Provided it tastes good, this sounds like a good solution to us. Spray Cake is a creation of Harvard Student John McCallum, and he’s already found a distribution channel; they’re currently looking for a manufacturer. As far as how it tastes, baking superstar Joanne Chang gives it her thumbs up! So, give it some time and you may see this in supermarket aisles.

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Reebok Bacon Is A Thing, Now

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You wouldn’t normally associate Godly delicious bacon with anything fitness-related, but Reebok begs to differ. At the latest Crossfit games in California, the sports gear brand distributed the above boxes of smoked cured meat, which they felt would fit right in with many of the competitors’ Paleo diets. Yes, Crossfit is all the rage, and so is the Paleo diet, which has its proponents ingesting basic un-processed foods that our ancestors in the Paleolithic era would have eaten. We’re not convinced that cavemen were in the business of curing, smoking, and frying thin strips of concentrated goodness back then, but the fact that this particular bacon contains no sweeteners, no msg, no nitrites or preservatives seems to be reason enough for the company to endorse it. It doesn’t appear to be something you’ll find in shelves anytime soon, but it is a legit Reebok “product”.

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Inglorious Produce: French Supermarket Chain Finds A Way To Reduce Food Waste

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Did you know that a good portion of the produce farmers grow ends up being discarded simply because it’s too ugly to be sold in stores? Too ugly doesn’t mean it doesn’t taste as good or is less nutritional, so French supermarket chain Intermarché decided to buy these leftover fruits and veggies, and sell them heavily discounted (30% off) in a special aisle named “Les Fruits Et Legumes Moches” (“The Inglorious Fruits And Vegetables”). Stars in the new lineup include “The Grotesque Apple”, “The Ridiculous Potato”, and “The Failed Lemon.” To help people realize that these runts were just as good as their more beautiful siblings, the stores gave away juices and soups prepared with them. And people loved it.

Not only can patrons save a good amount of money by buying these ugly fruits and veggies, instead of the traditional produce, Intermarché’s initiative is helping drive awareness about food waste. Seeing as the EU declared 2014 to be the “European Year against Food Waste”, the French grocer’s actions are a solid first step towards Europe’s goal of reducing waste by half by the year 2025.

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This Is A Handheld Food Smoker

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BBQ traditionalists will probably have a fit at the sight of the Handheld Food Smoker, but having had the chance to try a meal prepared with a similar contraption, we’d like to tell them to keep a open mind. Clearly you won’t be making any fall-off-the-bone ribs with this smoke, seeing as it’s cold. But you will be able to infuse a bit of a smoky flavour into some meals, just as they’re about to be served. The device holds smouldering wood shavings, the smoke from which is blown through a tube thanks to its internal fan. If you get a little dome to go over your plate, you can fill it up with smoke and serve it like that to your guests. They’ll be delighted as they pull the dome off and the smoke spills out, while the food will pick up a tiny bit of the scent. How much flavour it actually picks up, however, really depends on the type of food being served; in our experience, we noticed that leafy greens absorb it a lot while the salmon tartare they were mixed with ended up tasting just like salmon.

$99 gets you the smoker, as well as a “1/2-oz jar of 100% natural kiln-dried hickory and applewood shavings harvested from renewable California orchards, four AA batteries, and a stand.”

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Wine or Coffee? Friends Fun Wine Lets You Have Both–At the Same Time

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Can’t decide if you’d like to unwind with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee? Friends Fun Wine is well aware of that fact, which is why they’ve come up with two new flavors that incorporate wine’s velvet smoothness with coffee’s distinct aroma that’ll give you a quick pick-me-up for sure: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino.

The coolest part about it? There’s zero caffeine and very little alcohol in the mix, plus it’s low on calories. As for the taste, well, that’s an entirely different story, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

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