We’ve seen crazy food ads before, but a recent one for instant ramen might just be the most epic. It’s got zombies, fireballs, parkour, gender-bending and sumo wrestlers.
Ramen manufacturer Nissin Foods created an ad for the 58th anniversary of Chikin Ramen, reports RocketNews. The add features a schoolgirl chasing a samurai drone that had stolen her bowl of ramen. Through the chase we get to see all the popular trends in the country. Along the way, there are quite a few twists.
For those that somehow don’t know, Russia is the world leader in Vodka, both in production and consumption. On average, the standard Russian drinks 17.3 shots a month of vodka, putting them leagues ahead of the competition.
Vodka company Pyat Ozer recently released an advertisement detailing the life of a man who SEEMS to have everything going his way, but upon closer inspection, actually has nothing.
The Leo doppelgänger takes a look around at all of his materialistic things (including his fake wife) and realizes that everything around him is pointless if it’s not real, at which point he comes across a bottle of Pyat Ozer.
He then makes the realest move he’s made in years, to the chagrin of his “charming” wife.
People love to tell pregnant women “you’re glowing,” yet every time I’m drunk and my belly is hanging out of my shirt, people say, “You’re showing.” Double standard, right? I know, totally.
One German beer company is working to break those double standards by reminding men that just because they don’t house humans in their bellies, doesn’t mean that housing beer is any less precious or meaningful.
According to boredpanda, Bergedorfer Bier teamed up with a German advertising agency called Jung von Matt and created an advertisement that appealed to the average beer drinker, one that might have a bit of a belly, or as Americans now like to call it, a “dad bod.”
The best part of this entire series is the way these men gently cradle their bellies and delicately safeguard their nipples. The ad’s slogan is “Brewed with love,” giving even more hilarious meaning to the loving poses.
World-famous actor Kevin Bacon is pretty much a household name. The star of such films as The River Wild and R.I.P.D is also the inspiration behind the popular game Six Degrees Of Kevin Bacon.
Teaming up with his brother, Michael Bacon, the brothers formed a musical duo called The Bacon Brothers. In this 3-minute commercial for Incredible Egg, the brothers visit some unsuspecting homeowners to spread the magical word about the eggs.
Both hilarious, uncomfortable and terrifying, watch the Bacon brothers pop in an out of peoples homes while playing some catchy egg tunes.
There’s a burger war brewing in France. McDonald’s recently ran a campaign against Burger King by temporarily modifying one of BK’s signs to show how much more convenient it is to find a McDonald’s spot in the country than a Burger King.
Food always seems to bring people together in wonderful ways, whether they be via tasty recipe exchanges, choice dining recommendations, or helpful cooking tips—the global food community grows every single day! One of the latest and greatest additions to this community is the TODAY Food Club (TFC), an online network on TODAY.com that unites the TODAY family, chefs, and home cooks everywhere by sharing creative meal ideas and plans, recipes, “hacks,” and beyond, all for the sake of great eating.
To celebrate the launch, they’ve posed two open challenges for members—and you know Foodbeast loves a good challenge. That’s why our very own Foodbeast Chef Ashley “Guzie” Guzman has taken her mother’s recipe for sticky buns and added her own personal touch for TFC’s Family Favorites challenge.
Growing up, Guzie’s family would enjoy sweet and sticky cinnamon rolls every year around the holidays like Thanksgiving. Now as a pastry chef, she was inspired to combine the family favorite with flavors of pumpkin purée and glorious, brown sugar-coated bacon bits to create amazingly delicious Pumpkin And Candied Bacon Sticky Buns! You bet she’s made her mama proud. See the recipe below.
2) Slice pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and pulp and reserve for another use. Coat inside and outside of pumpkin lightly with vegetable oil. Place pumpkin halves on sheet tray, with the hollow sides face-down. Oven bake in 15-minute increments, rotating pan at each interval. When pumpkin can easily be pierced with a fork, remove and let cool.
3) While pumpkin is cooling, line bacon on a sheet tray and sprinkle brown sugar evenly on each slice. Bake in oven until bacon is crispy and sugar has caramelized.
4) Remove bacon from oven, reserve fat drippings, and set aside. Allow bacon to cool. Once bacon has cooled, chop into bite-size pieces (about 1cm wide).
5) Once pumpkin is cool to touch, use a spoon to scoop the flesh away from the outer skin. Season with pumpkin spices and purée in a food processor. To loosen the flesh, add milk to the purée ¼ cup at a time until it is loose enough to move within the food processor, but still thick enough to hold shape.
6) Release cinnamon roll dough from its can and roll out onto a clean surface.
7) Using a spoon or offset spatula, spread pumpkin purée evenly onto the dough.
8) Sprinkle a portion of the candied bacon on top of the pumpkin purée, but make sure to reserve enough to top the finished rolls.
9) Re-roll the cinnamon dough to make the buns, and line them up side by side in a baking dish. Bake as directed in the packaging instructions.
10) While sticky buns are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar and enough milk in a bowl to make a thick paste, which will be a frosting to top the sticky buns. Add enough bacon fat to make the mixture the texture of glue and whisk until shiny and smooth. Reserve.
11) Once buns are finished baking, remove from oven and cover with the bacon frosting mixture while they are still warm. Top with reserved bacon pieces.
12) Allow to cool. When ready to serve, warm in oven or microwave and enjoy!
Justin Timberlake has always been a pretty solid actor. A rare selection of musicians can gracefully transition into acting with such ease, but the 34-year-old artist has time again proven his acting chops. Timberlake has since invested in tequila company Sauza 901.
Because of this, he inconspicuously appeared in an ad for the Sauza. The premise is similar to a “Where They Are Now?” documentary, featuring humanoid limes.
Check out the three-minute tequila ad chronicling the rise and fall of Timberlake’s anthropomorphic fruit.