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This Company Turns Brewery Waste Into Beer-Flavored Granola Bars

Despite how much we all love beer, and how worthwhile it is to make it, we waste tons of grains a day just to make a few batches. Well, the San Francisco-based ReGrained has found an excellent use for those grains.

According to Business Insider, we waste an average of 30 lbs of grain for every 5 gallons of beer that we brew. Ignoring the “math skills” I achieved in college, I did the conversion using Google and it turns out that we use 50 lbs of grain for every 41 lbs of beer. While that number isn’t too bad in terms of spending and earning, it still amounts to tons of useable food being thrown to waste.

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In order to make beer, breweries extract the only ingredient necessary from the grains (sugar) then toss the rest. ReGrained has found a way to not only turn a profit using trash, but to provide the world with delicious beer-flavored grain bars that aid in helping you forget you’re eating grain, and that’s a good thing.

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Since many breweries (craft breweries in particular) only use the finest grains to achieve pure, subtle flavors, ReGrained always managed to get the best of the best. Their bars are even named after the beer they were used to make, such as “Honey Almond IPA Bar” and “Coffee Chocolate Stout Bar.”

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“Eat Beer,” their simple yet clever slogan, tops off their successful inaugural campaign by combining two of America’s favorite things: eating and beer.

Who said you can’t drink beer and be healthy at the same time?

 

 

Photo Credit: ReGrained 

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Here’s The Insane Amount of Money a 275-Pound Body Builder Spends on Food in Just One Week

 

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To be the best in any given field, sometimes one has to take extreme measures. For Australian Josh Lenartowicz, who is aiming to be at the pinnacle of the bodybuilding world, it means spending over $700 a week on food alone.

To maintain his 275-pound frame, the 32-year-old bodybuilder eats about six to 10 meals a day and works out between four and eight hours a day in the gym, Metro UK reports. He keeps up his extensive training to trim away every ounce of excess body fat.

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To keep up his lifestyle and the enormous monthly food budget, Lenartowicz juggled two jobs plus school when he was a student. The body builder was spending up to $2,800 a month on food until he became sponsored by a protein meal company. He explained:

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“It’s like you’re feeding six or seven people. The meals are quite big, it takes sometimes 30 minutes to eat a meal. So you can see how your day turns out that it’s a full-time job.”

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His current Hulk-like physique is a massive difference from his appearance when he started just two years ago. The huge difference even sparked social media allegations of performance-enhancing drug use:

“I’ve never ever cheated in my life … it’s almost a form of bullying in a way. If people said that about Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods … it is disrespectful in a way because it disregards all the hard work.”

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He is currently eyeing the top spot for this year’s Mr. Olympia, an international competition that showcases the best in bodybuilding. Previous recent wins in Italy and California have earned him the slot in the worldwide contest.

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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Did A Nazi Billionaire Create the Gummy Bear?

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In 2013, the candy world mourned the death of Hans Riegel Jr., a scion of the German-born entrepreneurial family behind the ubiquitously edible Haribo Gummi Bears. En route to a multi-billion dollar fortune, the Riegels made these munchies the most delicious, yet problematic, snacks in the game. 

German candy kaiser Hans Riegel Sr. of Bonn, Germany founded Haribo (an acronym for Hans Riegel, Bonn) in 1920. A trained confectioner, he started his own really small business. Riegel invented the gummy bear in 1922—inspired by dancing circus bears—and soon the candy became popular with the likes of Alfred Einstein and an exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II. The latter monarch dubbed them “the best thing to come out of the Weimar Republic,” the democratic German government formed in his home country after he was exiled.

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During World War II, though, the Riegels became a bit suspect. Their business suffered, Riegel Sr.’s sons were prisoners of war, and employees were few and far between. But when the German government rallied many prominent businesses to compensate the hundreds of thousands forced into labor during the war, but Haribo didn’t join in the effort. As a result, it’s been speculated the Riegels used forced labor to keep the business afloat. Time reported in 2000, “Haribo, makers of the jelly bear candy sold around the world, was named in the German parliament as having used forced labor, a charge it denies.”

After Riegel Sr. died in 1945, his two sons built the company up to unprecedented heights. Since the 1980s, they’ve dominated Americans’ sweet teeth, boasting fans worldwide. Despite its success, though, in recent years, Haribo also sold racist candy.

Written by Carly Silver, HistoryBuff

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Listen To This Metal Song On How To Make A Funfetti Birthday Cake

Remember Linzey Rae, the angel with the demon voice who learned us how to make shepherd’s pie? I’m gonna assume you said yes, but if you said no, HERE is a refresher. Now she’s back with a new metal song on how to make birthday cake. It is a real delight provided you like screaming. Which I do. It’s one of the few joys I have left in this life. Right up there with this scalp massager I got from a kiosk at the mall and bossing around the cats when my mom’s not home.

Written by Brittany High, IncredibleThings

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Hipsters in Brooklyn Make ‘Silent Dining’ A Thing

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Because nothing says good company like 90 minutes of silence and punishment for talking.

But that’s exactly what  happened the other night at Eat, a restaurant in Brooklyn that recently hosted a  dinner where all the guests vowed to be completely silent throughout the meal. The four-course, $40 dollar dinner of “organic locavore” bites, lasted an hour and a half.  If you slipped up and spoke, your plate was removed and placed on a bench outside, where “loudmouths” were expected to finish their meal.  Maybe I just don’t get it, but I’m pretty sure a simple “thank you” shouldn’t elicit such treatment.

The dinner was inspired when Nicholas Nauman, the event’s organizer, ate a meal in an Indian monastery, and remarked on the peacefulness of the experience. His goal was to eliminate the “sound and fury” of dining.

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Overall, it sounds like the kind of pageantry one comes to expect from the New York dining scene.  Would you participate in a silent dinner? Let us know in the comments below!

H/T Eater + PicThx WSJ

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iPhone App Store: Cupcakes!

Bake, decorate, and eat virtual cupcakes on your iPhone. Apparently this is the sweetest app ever, but all it really does for me is make me want to eat real cupcakes. I like the cream cheese frosting with confetti sprinkles, with a big glass of milk. You can touch to take a bite, add candles and blow them out. You can also share your cupcake creations on facebook, so make sure you do that on our Foodbeast Facebook page. Download the app here for $0.99. More screenshots after the jump:

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Bottoms Up Shot Glass

These are brilliant, very self-explainable. But for some reason all I can think about is the ambigram of the Illuminati. They tell you when to drink, and clearly when you’re drunk. Now all it needs is a light that goes on when it’s time to eat. (Thx Coolmaterial)