I can remember as a kid, one of my elementary school teachers told the class that gelatin was made out of cow and pig bone. I thought it was fascinating, and promptly removed it from my mind, as the subject never came up again in my adult life, until now.
Belgian filmmaker Alina Kneepkens put together a video showing the entire gummy making process, but in reverse. By the end of the video, you see that the gelatin-based candies are made up of pig skin before they get their cute shape and sweet taste.
Yup, unless it’s a vegan product, your favorite gummy bear, sour watermelon rings and sour worms were once part of a cute and cuddly pig, but so are most of our favorite foods.
It might be a little shocking to watch, but the process actually looks pretty cool, probably because it’s shot so beautifully.
Durex’s condom-game is pretty strong, but their trolling-game is probably stronger as they tweeted out that their newest flavored condom would taste like an eggplant.
If you happen to be a human being, you’re probably familiar with the eggplant emoji as the universal euphemism for any phallic-based message conversation, so the fact that it would even be considered for a condom flavor, is both comical and revolting.
Americans have yet another American thing to rejoice about, food-related, of course. Just yesterday, Texas-based Blue Bell Creamery released a new fall flavor of ice cream called Camo ‘n Cream. It consists of three different flavors: Pistachio Almond, Milk Chocolate, and Cream Cheese all swirled together to create a camouflage look and a medley of deliciousness.
“You see the camo design on everything these days, so we thought why not create an ice cream flavor that looks camouflage?” Carl Breed, director of marketing for Blue Bell, said on a press release. “We tried a few different combinations but chose these flavors because they compliment each other so well.” And indeed they do, Breed.
Let’s not all jump the gun, though. Evidently, Blue Bell’s ice cream is quite hard to find in Southern California. The company’s website currently shows that no locations in California sell their brand of ice cream, but with my obsessive need to find extremely limited items, I reigned supreme and found one small shop that has this exclusive new flavor.
Whipp’d, a soft-serve shop with two locations in Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, not only offers Blue Bell ice cream, but also Dole whip and Carbolite ice cream among other goodies. These dedicated souls travel all the way to Texas to bring California a rarity in the ice cream world.
Photo: Jayna Gavieres
Now, let me be a straight shooter here: It’s really freakin’ good. The Milk Chocolate isn’t overbearing, the Pistachio Almond provides a good amount of nuts in your mouth, and the Cream Cheese adds a slight tartness to the cohesion and overall unity of flavors in this special ice cream. Breed was right about the complimenting combination!
Blue Bell’s new Camo ‘n Cream truly holds its camouflage quality in California because of how rare this cold treat is to find here. It may be a steep $14.50 per half gallon, but bite the bullet and try it because Blue Bell knows how to make quality ice cream.
I did, and it was pretty awkward. It asks you the same questions over and over, like a child trying to avoid awkward silence. Then it randomly told me that it would be an “honor” if I named my first born after it.
That’s going to be a no for me, fam.
How did it know I didn’t have children, anyway? That Zuckerberg is a sneaky one.
Starbucks announced the return of the favorite Fall beverage line, by showing off the new, “The Real PSL” Facebook and Facebook Messenger on August 5th.
While the messenger bot isn’t as fancy as Taco Bell’s TacoBot — which you could actually order food from — it’s just as annoying.
Starbucks isn’t just stopping with Facebook. In fact, the Real PSL, has an actual verified Twitter page with 112K followers. The account has been active since June 2014, although it usually goes into hibernation during the summer months.
The Real PSL seems to be popular no matter what social media platform, it’s even got people trying to take its job.
We’ve written extensively about people fusing food and electronic devices — like iPads and cellphones — together, then dropping them from rooftops to see if the DIY “food case” will protect the device inside. Most of the time it doesn’t work, but it’s still fun to watch.
Recently, the YouTube channel, How Ridiculous performed its own experiment when your everyday, run-of-the-mill watermelon was coated in a “magic rubber spray” called “Line X” — an industrial strength coating — and tossed off a 150-tower. The results are pretty surprising.
Additionally, to prove it was an actual watermelon, these guys used a table saw to split the juicy fruit open.
It actually looks like the watermelon had separated from the rind, so if you have trouble hollowing out your next watermelon, just give it a nice easy toss.
One adorable little girl, bashfully expressed her love for pizza in the most comedic way a pre-schooler could. While shopping at Target, the young girl picked out a new lunch box, and the precious moment was captured on video by YouTube user Brave Love, letting us fall in love with her priceless reaction.
We all remember our first crush, and this little girl will be able to look back on this innocently-romantic moment for years to come, as pizza was her very first boyfriend.
We’d never encourage you to be a dishonest person, but if you’re already one and are interested in continuing your life of deceit, this video will fill your criminal heart with joy.
The HandleBandle YouTube account posted a pretty shady McDonald’s hack that can get you free food at the drive-thru, but it may eat away at your conscience.
The guy in the video explains that requesting a cup of water, which is free at McDonald’s, let’s you bypass the first window paying routine, and by the time you get to the second window, the worker is under the impression that the bag of food in his hand, is yours.
You’d think the person in the second window would still be aware that someone asked for a cup of water, but at least in the video, the customer grabbed someone else’s food and drove off with two Big Macs and a large drink.
The video caption says it “works every time,” but that’s a little suspect.
Someone commented on the video saying, “I work at McDonalds and honestly this shouldn’t happen. It was the fault of the guy taking the order because it seems like he didn’t even enter in to the machine that he had an ice water, so they just trusted the customer to tell them they didn’t order food. lol.”
That sounds like it might be true.
Either way, it’s good to note that the rest of the videos on the channel are weird alien and sasquatch found footage type of videos, so there’s room to believe that this drive-thru hack was staged for, like, a college project. But it’s also good to note that when I told some of my coworkers about the video, they looked at me, like, “Yeah, dude. That’s an old trick.”