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Make Dry Aged Steaks At Home With SteakLocker

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Dry aged steaks are the bee’s knees. They’re also typically your wallet’s worst enemy ($30/lbs to $50/lbs.), and therefore out of reach for most casual meals. It doesn’t have to be that way however, and with the SteakLocker, you could be on your way to making this wonderful beef concoction right at home. It’s a connected fridge that links to your smartphone, and monitors temperature and humidity closely. That’s important, because when you’re dry aging the meat, you’re basically rotting it in slow motion, allowing moisture to escape (concentrating the taste) while enzymes already present in the meat work to digest and dissolve connective tissue, all the while permeating the fibers with a buttery, almost nutty flavour. It’s awesome, even if it sounds gross. But if you do it wrong, you do end up with just that: rotted meat and a bad case of food poisoning. To put the odds on your side, the SteakLocker also contains a UV light that should be able to eliminate surface bacteria, as well as a fan to circulate air and an activated carbon filter to prevent less desirable smells from making it into your kitchen. So, simply place your chunk of beef in there and let it sit for at least 21 days.

It’s a fairly large appliance, measuring 34 inches tall. But at $600, you’re getting a machine that could cost almost 10 times as much, and steaks for a fraction of what they’d cost in restaurants.

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CaffeinAll’s Got All the Caffeine You Need

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Need a dose of caffeine without the bitterness? Most energy drinks have an aftertaste that makes some people nauseous, and if you’re not a fan of coffee, then you’re left with few alternatives. What you need at this point is CaffeinAll. It’s basically powdered caffeine that you can sprinkle all over your food and into soups and drinks so you can get that extra kick while you’re in the middle of a particularly long and tiring day.

CaffeinAll is being marketed as an affordable alternative to typical sources of caffeine. Plus the fact that you can sprinkle it to almost anything means that you can “create” your very own energy food, anytime, anywhere. Each sprinkle contains about 100mg of caffeine, although three shakes is the recommended maximum daily intake so you don’t become an over-caffeinated mess.

CaffeinAll is up for funding on Indiegogo, where a pledge of $15 will get you a bottle that can give you up to 200 shakes.

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A Different Kind of Sweet: Jim Beam Pancake Syrup

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Need an extra kick in the morning with your pancakes? No need to double up on your espresso, because what you might need is a little bit of whiskey instead of that extra dose of caffeine. Whiskey and pancakes might not sound like a good combination, but whiskey-infused Jim Beam syrup is.

This unusually-flavored pancake syrup incorporates Jim Beam’s signature flavor with the sweetness of syrup that’ll change how you have breakfast and pancakes, for sure. It’s available for $29.99 online.

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For Deadly Frozen Treats: Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

 

You won’t be able to cut anyone with these samurai swords, but you can give them an icy shot to the face and groin for good measure. That is, before you sit back yourself and cram the rest in your mouth. That’s because these aren’t actual swords (as you can obviously see), but ice pops make from the Samurai sword molds.

Make one for yourself, a pair so you can share with a friend, or half a dozen to spread that icy Samurai love all around. The molds are available online for $12.

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The Vessyl Smartcup Tells You How Many Calories are in Your Drink!

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Not every wish gets fulfilled, but some dreams do turn into reality. For those of you who have long been dreaming about utensils that can tell you how good or bad a particular food is for you, you have just been invited to come one step closer to realizing your deepest desire. Yes, there’s a new smartcup called Vessyl that can recognize a beverage from among thousands of drinks and tell you exactly how many calories it is holding at a given moment. The container has been designed by Yves Béhar and holds 13 ounces of liquid. It’s not only calorie-smart, but it can even tell you whether you’re properly hydrated – and it sends all the information to a special app on your smartphone. Tilt the cup and the display tells all. Not a bad bargain at a pre-order price of $99.

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Fart Code App Evaluates Food According to Fart Power

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Everything you put into your body eventually comes out on the other end. If it’s bad to begin with, then you can expect it to be a wee bit worse by the time it passes through your digestive tract. An app that checks out the nutritional value of food by way of “fart power” is the Fart Code app.

Once it’s all fired up, just use your phone to scan the code on your processed food of choice. The app checks out the food’s individual ingredients and uses an algorithm to determine how toxic a fart would be, based on those ingredients.

Fart Code is available for iOS and you can download it for free here.

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Oh, Sweet Wisdom: Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds

Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds

Not that you need any, but here’s some extra motivation to get to the bottom of your cupcake: these Fortune Cakes cupcake molds that have a snippets of wisdom printed at the very bottom. They’re silicone molds, so you can spread the love and some wise words, again and again, whenever you get the itch to bake.

If you don’t make, then they’ll make an awesome present for someone who does–and hopefully, someone who’ll share those baked goodies with you.Continue Reading

Japan, The Land Where Pizza Hut Has A Milk Caramel And Marshmallow Pizza

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Unless you’re reading these words from the Land of the Rising Sun, you’re reading them from the wrong place. See, Pizza Hut Japan is selling the above creation, and while we don’t have a sweet tooth, we did just get diabetes by looking at it. It’s a milk caramel and marshmallow pizza, and costs 800Yen ($8) for a medium. It only comes in medium, which is probably good for everyone’s waistline. If you make your way to Japan in the near future, don’t wait around too long: it’s only available until June 30th.

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Smells Like Comfort: Mac And Cheese Air Freshner

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Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? It’s the ultimate comfort food for when you’re feeling particularly glum or tired from a tough day at work. When you’re done chowing down on a bowl or two and still aren’t feeling like your old self, then hang one of these Mac and Cheese-scented air fresheners in your room or in  your car to spread that comforting scent all around.

Nothing gives good vibes like the smell of mac and cheese, but it’s obviously a bad idea if you’re on a diet. It’s available online for about $5.

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