McDonald’s Once Invented Broccoli That Tasted Like Bubblegum, Willy Wonka-Level Stuff


We have to hand it to McDonald’s for creativity. It was reported that Don Thompson, current CEO of McDonald’s, was asked at an event what the brand was doing to produce better health options for its younger customers. Besides portioning off french fries and adding apples, it was revealed that a special broccoli was once developed for kids.

What could be so special about this broccoli that it could find a place on a fast food menu? Maybe that it tasted like bubblegum.

The bubblegum broccoli never made it past development stages, however, as Thompson admitted that it wasn’t really that impressive. Apparently it just confused kids with its taste. What, really?

Still McDonald’s gets points for such a Willy Wonka-inspired development.

Meanwhile, somewhere in a heavily-guarded McDonald’s lab, there’s gotta be a few samples left. Just biding their time.

H/T Consumerist


Chew on This: Camel Balls Extra Sour Bubble Gum

Camel Balls Candy

Camel Balls bubble gum. IT EXISTS.

In what I can only assume is an attempt to lure our inner immature kid, IT’SUGAR created liquid-filled bubblegum that’s supposed to resemble camel junk. Because who wouldn’t want to munch on imitation animal balls?

The candy features a gum shell filled with extra sour liquid, all made to look like a brown… you know. As if that isn’t enticing enough, the IT’SUGAR description reads, “Grab a pair of these extra sour gumballs for a real kick in the pants!”

While ’90s children have fond, innocent memories of Ring Pops and Gobstoppers, modern kids have Camel Ball gum to reminisce about in 20 years. Classic.

Camel Balls Bubble Gum, $8 @IT’SUGAR

H/T Incredible Things 


Scented Purse Makes Your Change Smell Like Bubblegum

Are you in the market to purchase a new coin purse? Or maybe just sniff one? Well, today’s your lucky day, because we’ve come across the Bubblegum Scent Coin Purse.

This handy penny-holder smells like yummy bubblegum. Why? We say why not! It’s about time the coin purse game  amped up a bit, and this version even comes in a variety of great colors — blue, light pink, purple, darker pink, orange and yellow.

We know, swag.

Bubblegum Scent Coin Purse, $6 @NeatoShop

PicThx NeatoShop


Deep Fried Bubblegum

deep fried bubblegum

Justin Martinez came up with the idea to dip marshmallows in a bubblegum extract and then covering it in bubblegum flavored dough before going into the fryer. The treat is then garnished with blue frosting. Martinez’s deep fried bubblegum won for Most Creative at the seventh annual Big Tex Choice Awards at the State Fair of Texas.

This novelty will join the league of “thing I can find in my pantry and throw it in a deep fryer” at the Texas State Fair next month. Definitely something worth trying, but I’ll draw the line at deep fried butter.

[THX to EATER and Photo Credit to Fort Worth Star Telegram]