Chicken ‘N Waffles Syrup for Your Chicken and Waffles

If the delicious marriage between fried chicken and waffles wasn’t awesome enough, Torani went ahead and condensed that savory, sweet-salty flavor combination into a syrup. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to get this particular flavor in stores just yet, but it is available directly from their website.

I have absolutely no idea why this initially started out as an April Fool’s joke. This idea has so many applications beyond smothering your waffles! Torani even offers up some inventive recipes in which to utilize this new savory creation. Chicken and waffle cocktail anyone?

via Torani


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


The Last Supper (In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…)

It is perhaps the most recognizable dinner scenes in all of history… and now there’s a Wookie in it. Personally, I think it makes the imagery all the more familiar.

This contemporary take on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper masterpiece features some striking similarities to the original work, while implementing some recognizable members of the Star Wars universe. The work features Luke Skywalker as the centerpiece in lieu of Christ, as well as some intergalactic bounty hunters, smugglers and droids carefully placed to evoke a similar feel to The Last Supper.

This particular piece of pop art is available for you to bring home on a snazzy new t-shirt for a nominal fee so you can sport this visual nerdgasm wherever you go.

($20 @ Etsy)

Fast Food

Togo’s Has a 2-Foot Long Pastrami Sandwich

Togo’s sure knows how to celebrate pastrami. In fact, the west coast-based eatery recently celebrated National Hot Pastrami Day this past Saturday by kicking off a promotion that’s every pastrami-lover’s dream and every Vegan’s worst nightmare. It’s called The Pounder, and rightfully so, considering that this two-foot long behemoth of a sandwich is stacked to the brim with over a pound of hot pastrami.

With great food comes great challenge–literally. Togo’s Pastrami Challenge stipulates that  you have to to finish this monster in under 30 minutes to win a free limited-edition t-shirt, as well as an immortal glory that can only preserved by something as static and permanent only the internet can provide!

Individuals who complete the challenge will also have their picture taken so that it may be proudly displayed on the company’s Facebook page, along with other pastrami sandwich victors.

Those of you who are interested had better hurry though; this promotion is only lasting through February 21. And for those of you who are interested in eating, but less interested in paying a lot of money, this sandwich will cost you roughly $23, depending on your location. Grub on, FOODBEASTS.



Yoga Gingerbread Cookies

I’ll be honest with you guys for a minute. I know absolutely nothing about Yoga, and for a time, I was totally okay with that fact. However, I must say that my interest was piqued when cookies were brought into the equation. Heck, I hear that this is the new way to stay in shape in lieu of going to the gym –although I think it kind of defeats the purpose of doing Yoga if you’re learning from the sweets you’ve devoured. And, I’m no expert, but I think these are the more rudimentary positions of the practice. It’s still a novel idea though.

The cookie cutters used in the process are available here for purchase, and will run you roughly $32.

(Via Incredible Things)


Much Ado About Horse Meat

About a month ago, Congress decided to lift a 5-year long ban on the slaughter of horses for meat. But will the people eat it?

Americans love horses and have a long standing history with the animal dating back to the days of the wild west as writer Josh Ozerski observes. Ozerski also observes that, despite horse being a much healthier alternative to more commonly consumed critters, its place within the hearts of many Americans make it one tough bite to swallow.

I suppose it isn’t too hard to see why that is. It seems that the closer the relationship between a certain animal and man, the harder it is to perceive said animal as a potential meal. I suspect that’s why not too many people are too keen on turning cats and dogs into lunchables snacks.

However, Orzerski writes that the stigma surrounding the consumption of horse meat due to their high regard among people in the US overshadows some of the many benefits of the recent horse meat ban lift.

For one thing, horse meat is extremely lean–much more so than the typical american meat fare. Even PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) was able to get behind the horse meat legalization reasoning that having the horses slaughtered in the highly regulated slaughter houses was a much better alternative for the animals than being shipped off in loosely regulated containers to other countries that permit the slaughter of horses for meat.

Despite these endorsements, I still feel that most people find horses to be far too near and dear to themselves to have any desire to eat them. Personally, as an overall food enthusiast, I’m all for broadening the horizons of my personal palette by indulging in new food adventures. With this whole horse meat ban lifted, I think I might get me some horse steak.

(via Time Ideas)

[THNX and Photocred to Wikimedia Commons]


Candy and Toilets: Sour Flush

As a rule of thumb, you should never eat anything that’s coming out of the inside of a toilet and you should definitely avoid eating said substance off of a toilet plunger. I think, however, this product is probably the one and only exception to this rule.

Sour Flush candies are in the same vein as Baby Bottle Pops, only instead of a candy rubber nipple, it’s a candy rubber plunger and instead dipping into a baby bottle, you’re dipping into the bowels of a plastic toilet. You can choose from Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry or Watermelon flavors. Bon appetit FOODBEASTs!

($2 @ Neatoshop/$14.25 for a 12-pack @ Amazon)


Candy-Coated DSLR

Now that’s a sweet camera. I’m not saying that because it’s covered in candy, I’m just admiring the hardware. Beneath that lustrous candy finish is a fully functional Canon 7D. There isn’t actually any candy on the camera itself, but rather a brilliant use of 3D paint by artists over at Wonderpuss Octopus Ink. The only setback of this camera that looks good enough to eat is the fact that you can’t actually eat any of it. A man can dream though…

(via Incredible Things)