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Somewhere, There’s a Wonderland of Gummies That Exists

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H/T Webewildered

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Sweets

Creepy Chocolate Skulls Feature Gummy and Walnut Brains

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Chocolate skulls are nothing new. Though I feel like every attempt at making them is getting more and more creative. Ruth and Sira Garcia, a Spanish creative team, have whipped up a variety of skull-shaped chocolates that include realistic, exposed brains.

The duo calls the chocolate treats Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts, since a prominent feature is walnuts acting as brains exposed through the chocolate skulls.

As far as creativity goes, A+ guys.

The two also have a candy design that uses white chocolate as a severed leg with gummy nerves hanging out. Gross-licious.

Unfortunately, because of their hectic work schedule, the pair are unable to make any Chocolate Skulls Gone Nuts for the time being. Anyone interested, however, should continue to check in with them for their next availability.

Hopefully they can crank some out before the Halloween season is over.

H/T Design Taxi

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Sweets

Japanese Coffee Stand Sells the Most Terrifyingly Realistic Gummy Bugs

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The Red Tent Coffee Shop, Akai Tento no Koohii Ten, is located in a small fishing harbor in the Aomori Prefecture in Japan. While the small marketplace stall serves coffee, it has since also become known for something incredibly impressive: their gummies.

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The stand offers a variety of realistic looking insect gummies that pack an insane amount of detail. These aren’t your gas station gummy worms, that come in multiple colors of one generic flavor. Their choices include larvae, caterpillars and other creepy crawlers. It’s actually tough to tell them apart from the real thing. While the gummies are anatomically and aesthetically correct, they’re filled with sugary sweetness.

Don’t expect to find chewy gooey insect guts.

I wonder if they crunch though.

H/T RocketNews 24

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Ghost Pepper, Habanero, and Jalapeno Gummy Peppers Will Burn So Sweet

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New to the world of novelty candies are Spicy Gummy Peppers, the snack that’s supposedly almost as spicy as the real peppers they’re based on. The three peppers come in different shapes: Jalapeño, Habanero and Ghost Pepper. Each pepper represents a different level of heat intensity.

The gummies are combined with a fruit flavor to pair with the heat: jalapeño and apple, habanero and orange, and cherry and ghost pepper. Each gummy is actually imbued with the real-life pepper, albeit not as intense. It still needs to taste like candy, after all.

A 3-pack of Gummy Peppers, one of each gummy, is available at vat19 for $10. As the site recommends, might be best to keep a milk bucket nearby.

H/T Neatorama

 

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Literally Eat Yourself . . . In Gummy Form

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Are you a narcissistic foodie or know someone who is? Thanks to the innovators at Japan’s FabCafe and White Day, you can indulge your sweet tooth while basking in the sight of a miniature gummy replica of you.

Thanks to today’s technological advances, the process is fairly simplistic. First is a trip inside a 3D full-body scanner, which creates the beginnings of your gummy self. With scan now complete, a custom human-like mold of yourself is made to be filled with gelatinous, sugary wonder.

So if you have roughly $65 to spend, plus money for a plane ticket to Japan, this isn’t a tough choice. Not to mention it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “eat me.”

H/T + PicThx Animal

 

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Packaged Food

This Ear Wax Candy is ‘Picked Fresh,’ Q-Tip Not Included

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The best part amount these lemony morsels resembling ear wax is the accompanying description:

Picked fresh from the inner recesses of a large, crusty ear, these chewy gummy morsels feature a delicious lemon flavor. Nifty ear graphic packets seal in quality!

Oh fabulous! It’s hard to get fresh, high-quality ear slop these days, especially the kind you find in “large, crusty” crevices of the body. . .

Ugh, just looking at this picture gives me the shivers. You can see the guy’s tiny ear hairs for goodness sake.

Gummy Ear Wax $6.25 @Candy Warehouse

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Pickle Candy Canes, White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles and 9 Other Bizarre Food Items That Should be Recalled in 2013

We’re closing in on the end of 2012- and usually this time of year calls for countdown lists galore, where we can take some time to reflect on all the wild/crazy/fun happenings of the last 12 months. So to get in the spirit, we thought we’d take some time to look back at the wackiest food items we’ve featured this year, and then promptly nominate them for a recall. Without further adieu, let the countdown of awfulness commence!

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11. Bird Crap Seasoning

I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. It’s a seasoning blend that is meant to “taste great on just about anything!” Surely, it could very well deliver on that promise; but I’d like to know what that marketing team was on when they all sat down and decided ‘Bird Crap’ would be an excellent choice for the name of a food item. Albeit, it does grab your attention, but I don’t think it’s in a good way.

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10. Sriracha Lip Balm

Okay, I realize this isn’t an entirely edible food product, but I was torn between this and Bacon Shaving Cream in the “Ridiculous Novelty Item” category. I don’t know about you, but I know when I’ve been eating something spicy (particularly hot sauce drenched meals), the first thing I do is start screaming “AHHHHHH MY LIPS ARE ON FIRE!!!”. Then I proceed to apply copious amounts of chap stick for the next 24 hours to hopefully undo the damage I’ve caused. There is no amount of Burt’s Bees that will mollify this terrible, terrible idea.

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9. Cracker Jack’d

Dear Cracker Jacks, why are you ruining my childhood? Why can’t you just stick with a good thing and leave well enough alone? I get it, it’s a cut-throat market out there, and you need to stay relevant, and blah blah blah, but seriously? A Cracker Jack snack line that contains caffeine?? For “adults only”?  WTF.  Thanks for leaving my candy-coated popcorn and peanut dreams to die.

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8. Buffalo Wing Soda

Mmmm. Nothing says refreshing thirst quencher like Buffalo Wing Soda! Who on God’s Green Post-Apocalyptic Earth would ever seriously drink this? I will never want my buffalo wings in carbonated liquid form. So please, Lester, stop making this. The bottle may say “Y’all get yer fixins,” but I think y’all need to get your heads checked.

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7. Tabasco Jelly Bellies

For a company that’s been around for over 30 years, offering over 50 flavors of jelly beans, things were bound to get weird. Boy did they ever with Tabasco flavored Jelly Bellies. You could probably only eat a few of these before wanting to pour buffalo wing soda into your eyes.

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6. My Little Pony Pasta

Hey girls, remember My Little Ponies? Remember their beautiful shiny manes that you would spend hours braiding, making them prance about, sniffing their backsides because they were often scented with magic and chocolate? (I’m probably the only one that did that.) Remember dunking them in tomato sauce and biting their heads off in a hungry lunchtime fury? Wait, what? No, that’s not right… AND NEITHER IS THIS PASTA PRODUCT.

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5. Mike’s Hard Chocolate Cherry

Oh Mike’s, we meet again. This time I’m not a sophomore in high school at an unsupervised house party pretending that I can hold liquor, when the most alcohol I had consumed at that point was in my seasonal dose of NyQuil. (Hey, don’t judge, Mike’s Hard Lemonade was a gateway drink.) Instead, it looks as though you have brought forth a “Hard Chocolate Cherry” beverage to consume this holiday season. Much like my 15 year old self, methinks sledding down a carpeted flight of stairs resulting in a sprained ankle and loss of self-respect seems like a better choice than this.

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4. Evil Hot Gummi Bears

Evil and Gummy Bears should never be in the same sentence. Imagine popping one into your mouth, expecting a burst of fruit and delight, when suddenly to your horror an onslaught of hellfire and habanero takes over. Excuse me, but that’s just rude.

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3. Pickle Candy Canes

What can I even say about this? Gather ’round kids! It’s that magical time of year, when Santa Claus comes to spread joy and give presents to good little boys and girls! Nothing says good tidings and cheer like a dill and peppermint hook of terror. Surprise, and Merry Christmas!

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2. Seasonal flavored Pringles

October through December is generally a time for seasonal flavored everything, and Pringles brand is not one to be left behind. Behold! Seasonal flavored Pringles! Don’t be confused, these are not pumpkin/chocolate/cinnamon treats shaped in the iconic form of a Pringle. Oh no, these are ACTUAL potato Pringles sprinkled with the aforementioned flavor combinations. I think I just threw up a little. I’m looking at you, White Chocolate Peppermint.

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1. Flavored Vodka

Listen, I get it- flavored vodka is not a shocking new idea that suddenly appeared this year. Hell, I would never have made it through 2007 without heavy doses of vanilla vodka and Coca Cola, but I think things are getting out of hand here. Suddenly I’m combating the likes of waffle, whipped cream, birthday cake, popcorn, and for the love of all things holy, wasabi-flavored vodkas. Why? Why are we allowing such abominations? What happened to chewing our curious confections? Why are we now guzzling them down with reckless abandon, because Amber Rose tells us so? NO! I say we take a stand and say no to absurdly flavored vodkas in 2013.

Unless of course, you want to make me birthday cake Jello shots.

So kids, that wraps up the 11 food items that should be recalled in 2013. But wait — didn’t we just survive an apocalypse folks? If there’s one thing we learned it’s #YOLO 4lyfe and what the heck, might as well give those White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles a try, right? Right?

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This Edible Lamp is Deliciously Illuminating

No trickery involved here, folks. YOU ACTUALLY CAN EAT THIS LAMP! Huh, that honestly sounded a lot more appealing in my head. Whatever, the point remains that this lamp is almost 100% edible. You just have to remove all of the electrical components and soak it in clean water for a bit before you start pigging out on office supplies.

The lamp itself is comprised of vegetable glycerine and agar, a gelatinous substance derived from red algae and polysaccharides. This means that, not only is this lamp awesomely edible, it’s totally vegan! No animal-derived gelatin-based substances here. Once it’s all ready to eat, the texture and consistency is said to be similar to that of wet gummy bears and is available in a variety of flavors including cherry, apple, orange and blueberry.

This could really be the start of a host of edible office supplies. I think we could easily pull something like this with paperclips. One of these days…

via Gizmodo