Fast Food

Dunkin’ Releases Coffee-Flavored Granola Bar to Pair With Your Coffee-Flavored Donuts … And Granola


Coffee and donuts are ubiquitous, and coffee-flavored donuts are inspired, but sometimes you have to remember you’re not 15 anymore and you should probably start eating grown-up shit like herbal tea and granola bars.

Dunkin’ understands, which is (we think) why they’ve decided to create their new Dunkin’ Go granola bars. Made with seven grams of protein, eight B-vitamins, 12 grams of whole grains, and un-distilled essence of baby laughter, the things also taste like Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. You know, to help you forget you’re not drinking coffee, or if you are, remind you of your coffee addiction.

Dunkin’ Go Bars will be available starting next Monday the 29th at participating Dunkin’ locations. They’re also partnering with Wrigley Foodservice to make Orbit gum and Altoids available in stores, so you’ll have to blame something other than coffee for that morning breath.


Turns Out Air-Filled Potato Chip Bags Make Excellent Floaties


Students in South Korea are combatting the tyranny of “mostly-air” potato chip bags by tying a bunch together and floating down a 574 foot wide river. Sounds like an excellent plan.

Earlier this week, the students Sung Taek Chang, Sungo Ho Yoo, and Hyun Soo Park posted a video of themselves testing a prototype floatie made from 30 or so chip bags supporting one of the boy’s weights in an unidentified shallow body of water. Their proposed two-person raft will be made of 180 bags and be used on a river that stretches 300 miles and reaches up to half a mile wide in some areas. According to Kotaku, the boys plan to set out on their expedition as early as tomorrow.

For those who aren’t already aware, the air in potato chip bags is meant to prevent the chips from breaking and crumbling in transit, though this is an amusing way to gripe about the lack of actual chips. Maybe instead of “air,” chip companies can start filing their bags with helium. Potato chip bag-UP house, anyone?


Lovely Photo Map Highlights Each State’s Signature Food


Round-ups of foods from around the country are nothing new, but it’s definitely been a while since we’ve seen one as pretty as this.

Inspired by the Olympics and politics, Cooking Channel decided to throw together a “culinary roadmap” of the most iconic foods in each state. Dishes were chosen via votes from Cooking Channel readers and viewers, so blame them if you feel buffalo wings aren’t an accurate representation of New York, or salmon candy of Alaska, or vinegar french fries of Delaware.

Our personal favorite is Nevada, with the Las Vegas All You Can Eat Buffet. Although, vodka would have made a solid runner up.

Check out the full listicle version, complete with recipes and food histories, here.

H/T Design Taxi


Giant Handbag Flask Lets You Smuggle More Than a Fifth of Booze


Take it from a female, most handbags are way too big for what we put in there. A small clutch is perfectly adequate for sunglasses, cell phones, and wallets, so unless you’re lugging around a bowling ball, is there really any reason to carry a bowling ball-sized bag?

Well, here’s a satchel that actually makes use of all the extra space: the Bev-Bag Secret Handbag Flask. From the folks who previously brought us the hairbrush flask is this new, monstrous purse that also holds 28 ounces (or a little larger than a fifth) of booze. $36 buys you the mildly stylish, black leather drink smuggling vehicle, plus the benefit of not having to spend $12 on craft cocktails or $8 on craft beers anywhere.

Although, as one Geekologie reader pointed out, at this size, you really might as well just bring the whole bottle.


Make Pixel Hearts, Mushrooms and Censored Things With This 8-Bit Waffle Iron


Waffles are fun. They’re like pancakes, but with tiny butter and syrup jacuzzis built right in.

Now, for even more waffle fun, consider investing in this Pixel Waffle Maker, a 9″ by 9″ stainless steal waffle iron that allows you to create custom pixelated cartoons in your breakfast.

In case it’s hard to tell from the photo, the Pixel comes with a silicone tray and squares you can push down to create any design of your choosing, from hearts (as pictured) to poorly censored penises. Oh come on, don’t pretend you weren’t thinking it.

The project has yet to hit stores, but you can help pick a decent price point for when it does over at Quirky.

H/T + PicThx Geekologie


Red Velvet Corn Dogs Sound Both Grotesque and Awesome


A corn dog is a corn dog, except when it’s made with bright red food coloring and chocolate, right? Summer fair season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the obnoxious eats have to be. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want to eat red velvet corn dogs all year long?

Supposedly the process involves dipping a hot dog into a red velvet pancake-type batter and deep-frying that sonumbitch, but we can only guess. The Vulgar Chef, the genius behind the thing, makes no disclosures, simply stating he got drunk and decided to make some corn dogs. There was also blueberry pancake version, but that wasn’t nearly as headline worthy.

Touché good sir, but is it funnel cake corn dog? Didn’t think so.


This Crazy Caramel Apple is Coated With Caramel Apple Oreos


Gotta love apples. They’re a welcome fall staple, far less obnoxious than pumpkins, and also happen to taste great dipped in caramel and caramel apple-flavored Oreos. Who’d have thunk.

Because peanuts are just so passé, Nick Chipman of Dude Foods decided he’d trade everyone’s favorite crunchy legume for Oreo’s new limited edition, Target-exclusive Caramel Apple flavor cookies. The process, Chipman writes, was simple. After trekking through three different Target locations to find the treats, it was just a matter of dipping some pommes in caramel and coating them in crushed up Oreo bits.

Of course, because the cookies are both caramel and apple flavored (and because they’re, well, cookies), the sugar here can probably get a bit overwhelming. But that’s what the fruit’s for right? #Healthychoices.


Walking Dead Pop-Up Gives Away ‘Human’ Burgers For Season 5 Premiere


Whether you’re a zombie or cannibal, there’s little out there as singularly delectable as human flesh. Take it from Issei Sagawa, a 65 year old Japanese man, infamous for murdering and eating a Dutch woman in the ’80s. “It melted in my mouth like raw tuna in a sushi restaurant,” Sagawa claimed. Or William Seabrook, a late American writer and occultist, who wrote that man meat “was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very definitely like that, and it was not like any other meat I had ever tasted.”

Ahem, got pretty bleak there didn’t we? Not to worry though. Even though the upcoming Terminus Tavern pop-up advertises its burgers are made from “human flesh,” the patties actually comprise a much tamer blend of veal, beef, pork, chicken liver, and bone marrow. Phew.


In promotion of the season five premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “edible art” venture London Mess has partnered with macabre baker extraordinaire Miss Cakehead to give away free “human burgers” next Tuesday (9/30), at a yet undisclosed location in East London. The recipe, supposedly, was inspired by the writings of Seabrook, Sagawa, and others.

Still, if you’d rather not take their words for it, you can find the final pop-up location by following #terminustavern on Twitter and try authentic faux human flesh yourself. Not that you’re into that kinda stuff or anything. Just, you know, for science.


H/T + PicThx Design Taxi