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Jones Soda Releases Poutine Flavored Soda

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Poutine is a French Canadian delicacy that involves topping fries with cheese curds and scaldingly hot gravy. The gravy then melts the cheese and creates a dish that’s as delicious as it appears to be artery-clogging. It’s an acquired taste for some, but being (somewhat) French Canadian myself, I can assure you it’s excellent. Now, Jones Soda has released a Poutine flavored soda, which it describes as “a nice balance of rich, savory gravy over a starchy potato base, and accented with those fatty, cheesy notes you expect in a plate of poutine.” They had us at Poutine, and we’re happy to see that it’ll be available in select regions of Canada, including of course Quebec.

Jones Soda makes other “special” flavours, such as Turkey and gravy, for Thanksgiving.

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Brewclip Is A Slim Wallet With A Beer Bottle Opener

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Slim wallets are in, as we’ve mentioned on the website multiple times. Manufacturers know this, so they’re always coming up with some variation of design to try and entice shoppers. Today’s flavour is called the Brewclip. It holds up to 5 credit cards, has a money clip on one side, and is made from a laser-cut stainless steel core and either a 3D printed plastic or a wood grain outer layer. Better yet, it includes a slide-out bottle opener, which any self-respecting college student will realize can come in handy in almost any situation.

The Kickstarter campaign is fully funded and as a matter of fact is almost completely sold out. As of this writing there are a few left at the $59 and $79 price points, which give you a late batch Brew Blip and a regular/wood grain pair of BrewClips, respectively.

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You Can Allegedly Wear This Shirt Non-Stop For 100 Days

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We’re pretty certain this headline got the attention of at least some of you. Because, let’s face it, hardcore citizens of the Internet will likely grab any opportunity to remain hygienic without making any sort of effort. So if this shirt by Wool&Prince actually does what it claims, you could wear the same shirt for up to 100 days without ever washing or even ironing it. How? The company claims some kind of extra special wool fabric, extolling its moisture absorbing qualities (better than cotton, really?), its fold-resisting abilities, its superior durability and breathability. And this is no grandma’s itchy wool either; they’ve made sure to make this shirt extra soft. So you can crumple it up in a ball, toss it in a bag and have a shirt ready to wear right after a workout at the gym. No… shower required…

Yeah, we’re still going to be washing this thing and we’re not suggesting anyone actually go 100 days with the same shirt. But, if the claims are true, it appears you can. You’ll pay for the privilege, though, at $98 per shirt.

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Stainless Steel ‘Pucs’ Are The New Whisky Rocks

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Cooling drinks with ice? Passé. It dilutes the drink down anyway. Whisky rocks were the way to go for a bit, but now? Passé. It seems. Because judging by the massive interest on Kickstarter over the above stainless steel Pucs, it appears that metal is in. The Pucs are a set of metal discs that you stick in the freezer and then drop into your drink when the time comes, just like Whisky rocks. Cools the drink down and can be re-used over and over. And they do look rather snazzy in those wooden Black Walnut or Maple cases.

Now here’s the annoying part: it’s $38 for 6 Pucs and its case. That’s a lot of money just to be all Hipster-y about your drink cooling. But hey, we don’t judge.

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HoodiePillow Even Has Room For Your iDevice

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The HoodiePillow has been around for almost a year, but being the slowpokes that we sometimes are, we are reporting on it now. It’s a cool fusion of a hoodie, with, well, a pillow. You can use it to warm up your noggin while sleeping, reading or any other activity where you might use a pillow and risk getting cold. There’s even a pocket next to the hoodie where you can stuff your iPhone and holes through which you thread your earphones for easy listening.

It’s $20.

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Pistachio-Shaped Pistachio Container

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Here’s a quirky little item for your home. It’s a bowl for serving pistachios that’s itself shaped like a pistachio. Cute. It measures 14.7 x 10 x 9 cm (or 5.8 X 3.9 X 3.5 in.) and costs all of € 18.9 or roughly $24.

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AquaZinger Lets You Infuse Your Boring Water With Tasty Fruit Flavor

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The AquaZinger is a 20 oz. water bottle with a special compartment at the bottom. Fill it with fruit of your choice, screw it back into the bottle and fill it with water. Then just twist the bottom to crush the fruit and release their juice into the water. The fine mesh between the fruit compartment and the main container will keep the pulp away while allowing the flavors of the fruit to infuse this otherwise bland liquid. Obviously, the longer you wait before consuming your beverage, the stronger the taste will be. The company also recommends changing fruits every two refills, or 40 oz.

For $25, it’s a relatively cheap and cool way to get refreshed.

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Tongue2Teeth Mouth Accessory Lets You Clean Your Teeth With Your Tongue

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Ever run your tongue over your teeth after not brushing them for a day? It’s pretty gross. But what if instead of grossing yourself out, you could clean them, discreetly, while doing just that? The Tongue2Teeth hygiene product is a tooth cleaning product that slips over part of your tongue, and allows you to get at least somewhat clean while on the go. The product has a coating that kills bacteria, as well as freshens your breath and whitens your teeth. The bristles presumably do a little mechanical abrasion to remove some of the harder deposits as well, though we really think you shouldn’t use this as a replacement for a full toothbrush.

There’s no word on pricing or availability, but you can sign up on their website to be notified of when they’ll be on shelves.

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These Are Some Awesome, Artful Knives

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Logan Pearce is a third generation knife maker. His grandfather made a name for himself forging knives out of railroad spikes, and although Logan carries the tradition still, he also makes them out of everyday objects like wrenches, pieces of rebar, and even heavy duty bolts. Granted knifemaking isn’t exactly cutting edge tech (see what we did there?), we kind of like Logan’s work and think he deserves some attention. Not that he’s not getting any to start with as there is a 3 week waiting time for any new orders. With prices ranging from $20 to $350, you can own a handmade blade no matter what your budget is.

If you’re wondering why we like them so much, head on over after the break for more pictures.

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