Pancake Cereal might be one of the most innovative and visually amazing breakfast hacks we’ve seen come across this newsroom. Even better, it’s ridiculously easy to pull off.
The trend has been popping up all over our social feeds lately and, frankly, it’s pretty awesome.
As seen by @TheNaughtyFork‘s video, all you have to do is add pancake batter into tiny little coin shaped circles over a hot skillet. Let one side cook then, taking a spatula, carefully flip your mini pancakes over to evenly cook off the batter. What’s left is a ton of tiny little pancakes you just toss into a bowl with a pat of butter and drown in maple syrup.
Wonder how many folks are attempting this viral sensation while working from home?
Not too long ago, we hosted an In-N-Out 50×50 challenge in the hallowed grounds of Foodbeast HQ. Competitive eaters such as Nader Reda and Raina Huang each attempted to best the burger, with Raina completing the challenge in less than 40 minutes.
Now, another combatant has thrown her hat into the ring.
Famed competitive eater Molly Schuyler has stepped up to take on not just the In-N-Out 50×50, but requested we make it a 100×100 challenge.
The $154.84 bill yielded a monolith of meat, taking nearly half an hour for the restaurant to build and nearly half a dozen boxes to transport it back to Foodbeast HQ.
While Schuyler was apprehensive whether she could defeat such a comically large burger, she dove into it once the clock started and didn’t stop until that last piece of lettuce and bun was tucked away in her stomach.
Check out exactly how it went down on our Twitch Channel, or the YouTube embed above.
You can also catch Molly at our upcoming food and music festival Nood Beach this Sunday, September 1st. Tickets are still on sale at Nood-Beach.com, or you can catch her try to tackle a 20-pound bowl of ramen live on Twitch.
What would the internet be without a healthy supply of amusing (and sometimes borderline stupid) viral challenges to keep us occupied for hours at a time? That wouldn’t be the 2017 we know and love. And, of course, the best kind of challenges are the ones that put the YouTubers we admire in some kind of discomfort or pain.
Few challenges accomplish that goal quite like the extreme candy challenges of the interweb. Whether it’s weird candy, sour AF candy, or candy that taste like garbage, here are 11 of the candy challenges we can’t get enough of.
Sour Candy Challenge
One of the more brutal candy challenges are the sour candy challenges, in which the willing challenger taste tests different types of super sour candy. And as you’ll see by the expression on Collin Key’s face, it really is as painful as you’re imagining. Ouch.
Gross Chocolate Bar Challenge
Chocolate bars are meant to be creamy and delicious, right? Well, not if you’re attempting the gross chocolate bar challenge, like YouTube channel MMG. Let’s just say we’re glad we’re watching this one through the safety of our screen, because pizza-flavored chocolate is the only time those two all-time foods shouldn’t be together.
Bean Boozled Challenge
If you want to be entertained Harry Potter-style, you’ll love the Bean Boozled Challenge. In this Muggle version of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavored Beans, these candy beans come in same-colored pairs. YouTuber Rosanna Pansino could either enjoy pear flavored or booger flavored – the chance is hers to take and yours to watch.
Spicy Gummy Pepper Challenge
We know what you’re thinking. “Why would anyone make a gummy, something that’s supposed to be delicious and sweet, in a spicy pepper flavor?” The answer is simple: so YouTubers like Wassabi Productions can try said spicy pepper gummies in front of a video camera. Thank God for Amazon.
Weird Candy Challenge
Candy is supposed to be sweet and indulgent – unless you’re doing a weird candy challenge. In which case, Reese’s and Twix need not apply. Watch Keion and Kianna of BFvsGF try everything from booger candy to scorpion lollipops, all from the comfort of your home.
Gummy Food vs. Real Food
One of the biggest YouTube challenges of this past year has been comparing real food with its gummy counterparts. For instance, partners each choose a platter – under one is a real cheeseburger and under the other is a gummy burger, and whatever you choose you have to eat. Let AzzyLand show you how it’s done.
Japanese Candy Challenge
Everyone knows that Japan has the coolest, most out-of-the-box varieties of, well, everything. As Collins Key and his little brother found out, that includes some of the most interesting types of candy around. We’re not sold on all of them, but some are V kawaii.
Giant Candy Challenge
Now this one doesn’t sound so bad. Rosanna Pansino and one of her friends have selflessly taken on the giant candy challenge, in which they try to guess which gigantic candy they’re about to bite into while blindfolded. None of the candies are gross or painful to eat, so that element is gone, but it’s still fun to watch and crave everything from a distance.
Kissing Candy Challenge
An excuse to eat candy and smooch your S.O.? That’s the kissing candy challenge that’s been sweeping YouTube. What it entails is that you pop a candy in your mouth, blindfold your partner, and give them a kiss! Based on the kiss, they have to guess the candy. Marissa Rachel and bae demonstrate how simultaneously hilarious and awkward this challenge can be.
Warhead Smoothie Challenge
In a nutshell, you make a smoothie out of as many Warheads products you can get your hands on and chug it. JustJordan33 brought her sister into her video challenge so they could do a double challenge: whoever can drink the most of their super sour smoothie wins. What do they win? A great deal of pain and the honor of besting a YouTube challenge.
Chocolate Bar Challenge
About three years ago, one of the more popular candy challenges was trying to finish a giant chocolate bar without vomiting. While many YouTubers failed miserably at this task, you can trust professional competitive eater Matt Stonie to conquer this 1 lb. Snickers bar challenge – in good time, too!
If you’re familiar with competitive eating, then Matt Stonie is a household name. This year, he’s been on a roll, taking down some impressive challenges — eating more than 9,000 calories when he replicated Big Smoke’s order from the Grand Theft Auto video game. He also ate five Chipotle burritos in less than five minutes.
This week, Stonie went the classic route with some milk and cookies. However, this challenge was no ordinary after school special. It required one gallon of milk and 203 Chips Ahoy Cookies to reach a grand total of 12,800 calories.
Combined, Stonie estimated this dough and dairy pairing was, “roughly 13-pounds of cookies and milk,” according to the video’s description on YouTube. In less than 30 minutes, Stonie had devoured everything but crumbs, and finished about 1.5 gallons of milk.
While it’s been rumored that the human body is unable to consume a gallon of milk in one hour, Stonie makes light work of these two half gallons, seemingly without any discomfort. Although, during this challenge, he did say that his gums were getting raw because of the crunchiness of the cookies.
Maybe next time he’ll dunk the cookies in milk like a normal person.
It is frequently quoted that upwards of 80% of our taste is made up by smell.
So if you plug your nose and cover your eyes, the taste between an apple and onion should be indistinguishable, right?
The logic makes sense. When I’m home sick, congested and mucus-ridden, eating is often a mundane, muted task. All potato chip flavors taste the same. Chicken noodle soup reminds me of tea with chunks in it. When things are really misty in my nasal cavities, well, you can literally substitute apples and onions and I won’t be able to tell the difference.
In order to test the myth thoroughly, I blindfolded a few of my friends and had them plug their noses while I fed them apples and onions. To everyone’s surprise, the flavors were indistinguishable. When bit into without the onion’s outermost skin, apples and onions share an extremely similar crunch.
If you’re looking to indulge in this experiment at home, after you’ve gone through your trials, I highly recommend throwing in a slice of apple and onion into your mouth at the same time. We had an eerily interesting radish-like experience that I’m curious if anyone else shares as well. The flavors of the apple neutralize the onions pungency.
So there you have it, if you plug your nose, close your eyes and bite into an onion…it is indistinguishable from an apple…until your nostrils open again.
Well, this time, the competitive eater is in for a slightly sweeter challenge.
The man known as L.A. Beast, Kevin Strahle, just crushed the world record for drinking a bottle of maple syrup in the shortest amount of time possible. The original record was set at an impressive 26 seconds. Compared to the six years it takes us to finish one bottle of syrup, that’s practically a blink of an eye.
L.A. Beast, however, shattered that 26-second record with an insane 10.84 seconds.
In those 11 seconds, we’re reminded of the iconic diner scene in Super Troopers where Throny chugs an entire bottle of maple syrup.
Check out the video above, where the beast finishes that bottle of syrup like it’s iced tea on a summer’s day.
A good, spicy curry should be able to make your forehead glisten like the wet rocks along a coast as the morning sun gently touches their surfaces. S0 imagine how drenched you’ll get when your lips touch the fiery overtures of the world’s spiciest bowl of curry.
YouTuber Strictly Dumpling visits Brick Lane Curry, home of what’s said to be the world’s spiciest curry.
Made with Carolina Reaper peppers, chefs have to actually throw on a GAS MASK in order to prepare the dish. Originally, the dish was prepared with habanero peppers, but has gotten a reboot over the years with the reapers.
Like most food challenges, the consumer has to sign a waiver giving consent to any health problems that may occur from such a devilish dish.
We’re sweating just watching him attempt this feat.
Brick Curry has two locations, one in New York and one in New Jersey. You can find the Carolina Reaper Curry at the Jersey location.