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Hit-Or-Miss

Glass Potato Chips Exist And Here’s How To Make Them

Are clear foods becoming a thing? Last year, we wrote about a restaurant that created an exclusive see-through pumpkin pie, and it looks like the trend is continuing in the form of a glass potato chip.

YouTuber My Virgin Kitchen shows us this interesting recipe to create the peculiar snack. No, it’s not actual glass, so put away your pitchforks.

Through some simple food science, he created a stock out of roasted potatoes and combined it with potato starch to create a clear gel. He accomplished this by combining the two ingredients over heat, turning the stock and starch mixture translucent. The starch’s reaction with water causes the solution to thicken for a jelly-like consistency.

Once it cools for a bit, he adds the gel to a squeeze bottle and forms small potato chip shapes over a baking tray. He then bakes them for about 8 hours at 135 °F. Once they’re out of the oven, he flash fries them for a few seconds.

Even though the process is extremely time-consuming, the final result looks pretty damn cool.

If you’re inclined to impress your dinner guests, give this recipe a shot. Just be careful, these chips look like they’re easy to misplace.

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Sweets Video

Watch These Guys Try Clear Pumpkin Pie

Not too long ago, Chicago-based restaurant Alinea released a crystal clear pumpkin pie for the fall season. The dessert was specifically designed for the restaurant’s tasting menu and went pretty viral.

Unfortunately, the tasting menu is said to be pretty pricey and most folks wouldn’t be able to try the unconventional pie unless they’re willing to spend the cash.

Rhett and Link from Good Mythical Morning decided to try their hand at recreating that viral pie and then taste test it themselves. All they used were some store-bought pie crusts, sugar, gelatin, and pumpkin flavoring. Y’know, ingredients most folks can afford.

Visually, their attempt was pretty close to how the actual pie looked from the restaurant, just a little larger.

Check out what they thought of the clear pumpkin pie as well as all the other clear pies the Good Mythical Morning crew cooked up.

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Restaurants

This CLEAR Pumpkin Pie Is An Amazing Take On The Fall Favorite

Pumpkin pie for the fall menu. #surrealism

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We’re smack dab in the middle of fall and seeing tons of pumpkin pie-themed foods everywhere. While we thought we’ve seen every variation of the popular fall dessert, we were pleased to be proven wrong.

Simon Davies, Chef de Cuisine at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, created a crystal clear pumpkin pie that looks truly majestic.

In place of the dark orange pumpkin filling we’re familiar with, this pie is filled with what looks to be some kind of gelatin. You can see right through it and into the crust.

The tiny dessert, which can be seen to scale in this video below, is available at the celebrated restaurant for the fall says the chef.

Clear pumpkin pie – @simon.a.davies – @thealineagroup – @grant_achatz #rollwithus #chefsroll #chicago

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If you’re one who adores anything and everything pumpkin related about the season, perhaps you should pay a visit to Alinea in Chicago and try this pie for yourself.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Capri Sun’s New ‘Clear Bottom’ Pouches Help You Spot Mold Before You Drink

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Capri Sun, the everykid’s go-to spirit in the metallic blue pouch, also happens to be free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. And while this would normally be a good thing, it also means the drink is notoriously susceptible to mold. Thanks to a nifty new packaging update, however, both kids and parents will be able to see the contents of the space-age juice bags before they come anywhere near their or their children’s precious mouths.

Beginning this month, Capri Sun is introducing a new clear-bottomed juice pack, along with a new tagline that lets folks know they can “See the goodness before it’s gulped.” According to Ad Age, the update came after about a year of development and plenty of concern from parents on social media over the safety of their children’s juice drinks.

“The level to which things are accentuated in social media, it really changed the way we wanted to engage with moms,” Greg Guidotti, a senior director at Kraft Foods, told Ad Age, “We’ve spent a lot of time speaking to the consumer-response groups. We want to offer empathy and offer it with transparency.”

Of course the mold, which develops from the normal process of fermentation due to Capri Sun’s preservative-free formula, is said to present little to no health risks if consumed. Still, better safe (and not totally grossed out) than sorry.

Picthx Capri Sun

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Cravings

Craving: Tropical Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are definitely one of my favorite candies to eat, the rare times I do have candy. Something about the multitude of artificial flavors being chewed up in your mouth just makes them fun to eat. Oh and if you lick the back and stuff them to someone they’ll stay there for a very long time. That’s always a fun joke to play on your friends, stick one to the back of their neck. (Thx Photoattempts)