Completely Black Chickens Go for $2,500 Each


In Indonesia, there’s a rare species of chicken called the Ayam Cemani. The chicken is covered head to claw in black, even down to its bones. Pretty metal, right? The bird is probably the closest thing to the fabled Black Chocobo outside your PlayStation, except this one you can deep-fry.

The Ayam Cemani features black plumage, legs, tongue, beak, meat, bones and even organs. Talk about consistency. While the chicken’s blood is about the only thing that isn’t black, it is a darker shade than most poultry species. The chicken’s noir pigmentation is thanks to a genetic trait called fibromelanosis.

If you have the stomach to try one and can get past the complete deafening darkness of its flesh and bones, an Ayam Cemani is worth $2,500.

I wonder how they tell when it’s fully cooked.

H/T Geekologie


Woman Finds Dead Bird’s Head in Bag of Spinach After Consuming Bag


As if a dead frog in a salad wasn’t bad enough we can add dead bird’s head in a bag of frozen veggies to our list of WTF food moments. A Sarasota woman came across the quarter sized bird’s head after she had already dined on some of the bag. To add insult to injury the tiny skull only had one eye which means that it’s very possible that her or her party guests had a little something extra in their appetizer bite. *shudder*


The bag of frozen spinach came from Publix, a popular grocery chain in Florida. While the market offered their sincerest apologies and a refund the woman doesn’t want anything from the store. Her main concern is two-fold: finding out where the rest of the bird is and pulling all the spinach bags off the shelf so no other customer has to go through the same thing. She later updated folks via Facebook to inform them a Publix representative had visited her with goodies ranging from gift cards to fruit baskets to bags of frozen veggies…including spinach.

H/T + PicThx Gothamist, My Fox Tampa Bay


Baskin-Robbins’ Ice Cream Turkey Takes The Cake


There’s nothing more traditional than a Thanksgiving Turkey Cake. Luckily, Baskin-Robbins is bringing them back “by popular demand” and promises that these pseudo-birds are sure to “add a ‘wow factor’ as the centerpiece.” Ice cream cakes disguised as turkeys? Sacré bleu! Each one serves up to 12 people and goes for a suggested retail price of $32.99. For those looking for just a taste of this novelty, Baskin-Robbins also offers individual Turkey Legs made of sugar cones sold in pairs at a suggested retail price of $7.99.

Granted, there are few things more alarming than biting into what you first think is delicious, juicy turkey meat and instead getting a major dose of brain freeze. Topped with a sweet caramel glaze and your choice of ice cream flavor, we suppose there are worse things than having your turkey switched out for a delicious dessert. I mean, what if someone replaced your fancy bird with a replica made of Marmite? Gross out. We’ll take the cake.


Thanksgiving Ideas: TurBaconEpic

The boys of Epic Meal Time are at it again, this time serving up a crazy epic meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Luckily we have a video to prove what I’m about to describe, but we’re looking at what they call the TurBaconEpic, a cataclysmic take on a traditional turducken. The TurBaconEpic is basically a bird, within a bird, within a bird, within a bird, within a bird, within a pig. Created with duck, turkey, chicken, quail, cornish game hen, bacon strips all over, a home made bacon-croissant stuffing, all of which stuffed inside a pig. Oh yeah, the glaze is made of butter and Dr. Pepper. This dish will set you back 72,186 calories and 6,451 grams of fat. Not including the Baconator garnish they put on the final platter. Eat on. Happy Thanksgiving y’all!