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Tim Hortons Celebrates Mother’s Day With Brilliant Donut Disguise Box

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and for those scrambling to find something they think their moms would enjoy, look no further.

This year, Tim Hortons is offering up what we low-key believe is the most incredible gift for any mom whose love for donuts surpasses that of their children.

Upon first glance, it looks nothing more like a hefty hardbound book that would likely collect dust on a coffee table or sit untouched on a shelf for decades at a time. However, when you open it up, you’ll find six Tim Horton’s donuts inside.

The box will be available on May 8 and 9 when you purchase a six-pack of donuts at U.S. locations in Buffalo, Columbus, and Detroit metropolitan areas. All you have to do is ask for the Donut Disguise Box at the counter or drive-thru.

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This Adult Coloring Book Features Your Favorite Chefs And Food Icons

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Back in kindergarten, coloring was our jam. We’d stay in the lines, we’d mix it up with different shades and we’d sharpened our crayons by whittling them with our teeth. We didn’t care, we were babies. Crayons tasted bomb.

Harkening back to our formative years, we were introduced to Small Thyme Cooks. The novelty coloring book features 52 pages of culinary activities that remind us of our youths while, at the same time, challenges us with games and puzzles that test our knowledge of the culinary world.

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The book was created by Andre Hueston Mack. The owner and winemaker at Mouton Noir Wines. Mack worked for years in the culinary world and established a boutique graphic design firm.

Small Thyme Cooks is available for $15 through Amazon. The activity book features many culinary icons ranging from Charlie Trotter, Roy Choi, Graham Elliot, Homaro Cantu, Marc Vetri and Michael White.

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Kid Raises $1 Million from Self-Authored ‘Chocolate Bar’ Book to Help Friend with Liver Disease

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Back in 2012, Dylan Siegel wrote and illustrated a book called “Chocolate Bar.”

Dylan, who is now 8, began selling the books in 2012 for $20 a piece. He planned on using the profits of the book to help his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, who suffers from a rare liver disease.

A pretty ambitious goal for someone who has yet to hit double digits, but nonetheless, Dylan did not let that deter him from finding a cure for his friend.

The liver disorder is called glycogen storage disease type 1B. The disease prevents people from maintaining normal blood sugar levels between meals. This cause them to become hungrier more frequently, tired and irritable. If blood sugar reaches a level considered to be critically low, the disease can also cause seizures.

Jonah is one of 500 children in the world suffering from this.

Since it’s release, “Chocolate Bar” has made a profit of more than $1 million. It’s not only raised awareness for the disease, but also brought tons of donated chocolate bars to schools and various charities.

The book heavily uses the phrase “Chocolate Bar” as a replacement for “awesome,” according to Dylan.

No, little Dylan isn’t rolling around in a bed of dollar bills. All the proceeds from “Chocolate Bar” goes straight to the University of Florida. There, Dr. David Weinstein and his research team study and treat patients with the liver disease.

Weinstein stated that if a cure is ever to be found, he wants Dylan right there to witness it.

So far, the money has brought in a new geneticist, financed studies resulting in new gene-therapy treatments and kept the facility funded and on track over the last few years.

h/t ABC News

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Awesome Book of Restaurant Check Art is the Best Thing to Happen to the Bill Since Tips for Jesus

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Some customers are douchebags who hide the bill under upside-down glasses of water. Others do this.

Check Please! is a newly released hardcover featuring nifty artwork from over fifty different artists, all done on restaurant check pads, because it’s important to find beauty even in the most soul-crushing of places.

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Says John “Super Ugly” Williams, the man behind the collection:

Growing up I would sit around drawing on any scrap of paper and notepad I could find. Before becoming a full time artist, I waited tables and I would find myself doodling on the Guest Checks they gave us to take your order on. Some of my brightest ideas were sketched on a Guest Check.

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So he went around asking fellow artists to do the same. The result is a grand, grungy collection of space aliens, Adventure Time characters, and Victorian maids eating live Kraken eggs. In other words, an oddly fitting tribute to the whole waiting experience. Snag your own little ode to weirdness for just $20 at the Check Please website, or check out the Guest Check blog.

H/T Nerdalicious

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This Barbecue Bible Comes with Everything You Need for Grilling Including Charcoal and a Cutting Board

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If there was ever a Swiss Army Knife of books, it’d be the Biblia Definitiva Do Churrasco (Bible of Barbecue). The novelty cookbook was released in March as a promotion to Tramontina, a Brazilian line of kitchen ware. The book contains everything one would need to barbecue and look boss doing so.

The bible has a page made entirely out of coal to help jump start your grill, while another helps you sharpen your knives. There’s even a page that unfolds into an apron. The best thing is that everything is categorized in the order you’ll be needing them from charcoal to serving tray.

Sadly, it looks like the Bible of Barbecue is only available in Brazil. Though if anyone’s making a trip out there…

Note: Barbecue enthusiasts should have some minute experience if they plan on using the book. Pretty sure it doesn’t come with a first aid kit.

H/T + Picthx Cool Material

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This Drinkable Book Can Purify Contaminated Water Through Its Pages

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The earliest food hack known to man was probably how to purify water. If you didn’t know how to make fire, you’d have to MacGuyver some sort of filter for your water to keep that woolly mammoth poop out. Luckily, we’ve advanced a tad bit since then and have developed some pretty cool filters for water. The Drinkable Book, for example.

Each page of the Drinkable Book acts as a water filtration device. The pages contain microscopic particles of Silver Nitrate, which helps kill about 99 percent of the contaminated bacteria as the water passes through. The pages of the book also contain text that explains basic safety skills (keeping water away from trash and feces) that help maintain a clean water supply. It costs only a few cents to produce each page and an entire book could provide a person with up to 4 years of drinkable water, with each page lasting 30 days.

While this sounds like both a practical and novel product, I can definitely see this become a necessity should (God forbid) the zombies take over. I’ll take 10, please.

H/T Ad Week

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Hidden Spaghetti Flask

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Picthx the clearly dope

 

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Crime and Punishment — Why Read the Book When You Can Drink the Beers?

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For those of you who weren’t assigned Crime and Punishment for their high school summer reading, here’s quick recap: a rather irksome pawnbroker is murdered by Rodion Raskolnikov, a man who spends the next 500 pages mentally torturing himself over his crime. Thus, inflicting self-punishment. (Dostoyevsky, we see what you did there.)

What Stone Brewing Co.’s latest brew has to do with a book about morality and salvation, we’re a bit fuzzy on but definitely not mad at. Crime is Lucky Bastard — a blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale, and Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale — brewed with chile peppers in bourbon barrels. Apparently, this blasphemous move of combining Lucky Bastard Ale with buckets of peppers was enough reason for Stone to proclaim this a “criminal act.” Aha!

In a similar fashion, (self) Punishment swaps Lucky Bastard for Double Bastard Ale, ringing it in at 12 percent ABV. Keep in mind, this hellish duo infuses jalapeño, Fatali, Caribbean Red Hot, habanero, Black Naga, Super, Moruga Scorpion, 7 Pot, Aji Amarillo, Scorpion, Giant White Habanero,  Douglah peppers, and yes, Ghost peppers.

We’re going to safely assume that both beers taste like liquid fire.