These Paleo Pods Let You Brew Broth In A Keurig


It seems like there’s a pod for everything these days. The latest addition to the K-Cup-familar line is one that brews beef broth. No, you heard right. Beef Broth.

Food Business News reports that the company LonoLife are now offering bone broth K-cups that come in both beef and chicken flavors. A few flavors in development include another variety of chicken, mushroom and a vegetable medley.

While not a part of Keurig, the product can be used in Keurig brewing machines. LonoLife hopes to differentiate from the K-cup brand by making their pods recyclable.

The broth pods are designed to be great for paleo-based diets.


A Coffee Pod War Is Silently Brewing in Your Keurig


For anyone who has walked past their Keurig machine in the middle of the night and thought that it’s hiding something, you’re absolutely right. Turns out, the K-Cup machines hold a special DRM (digital rights management) sensor that only allows the machine to brew “real” K-Cups and not homemade ones.

The sensor visually identifies a unique ink on the lid of the K-cups. So any cup, off-brand or homemade, without this ink is rejected by the machine.

Contesting this impasse, the owners of have produced what they aptly call the Freedom Clip to bypass Keurig’s design. Essentially, the clip attaches to a Keurig machine and fools the sensor into thinking each cup is an approved K-Cup.

The Rogers Family Company, which runs Gourmet, says they believe in consumers’ right to choose. For this reason, they developed the Freedom Clip. The clips are offered, at no cost, at the Gourmet Coffee site.

Who would have thought there was a war silently brewing in your coffee machine?


The K-Cup of Miso Soup Has Been Invented


Remember when Campbell Soup entered the K-Cup game and rolled out with single-serve soup pods you could whip up for lunch? Well, Japan just took it to the next level with Marukome’s latest invention: a Keurig-like machine that dispenses single bowls of piping hot miso soup. All at the touch of a button.

Miso soup and white rice make up an integral part of a traditional Japanese breakfast and the new product, “One Shot,” seeks to become an essential item in every kitchen. The system can make up to 75 bowls of miso soup per package and even enables users to control the strength of the miso flavor per serving. Additional dehydrated vegetables and seafood are on deck, with miso soup prices ranging from 980 to 1,480 yen ($9.40 to $14.20 US).

The instant miso soup machine will retail for 9,800 yen ($94) and hits shelves towards the end of January. It’s just a matter of time before K-Cup clam chowder and chili become a thing. How? You ask to many questions.

H/T + Picthx RocketNews24


Dunkin’ Donuts Offering Coffee Deal Trifecta for National Coffee Day


WHO: Dunkin’ Donuts

WHAT: In celebration of National Coffee Day September 29, Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering three limited-time specials. Guests can either grab a free small hot or iced coffee with coupon, available on the Dunkin’ Donuts mobile app; purchase a 16-ounce packaged coffee* for $5.99 (normally $8.99); in stores or online; or buy 14-count K-cups* for $7.99.

WHERE: All participating DD locations

WHEN: Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, while supplies last. *Limit two per person.

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It’s Really Happening: K-Cup Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup Exists


Campbell Soup is getting into the K-Cup game and rolling out single-serve soup pods that can be made with Green Mountain’s Keurig machines. This new “fresh-brewed soup” (ahem) includes a K-Cup of seasoned  chicken broth and a separate packet of noodle and vegetable mix.

With big-name companies like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts scrambling to cash in on the Keurig trend with their own coffee pods, it was only a matter of time before they made this profitable. Sorry, Cup Noodles, Campbell beat you to it.

According to the LA Times, 46 percent of dollars going toward the purchase of coffee or espresso makers went to single-serve machines. Campbell and Green Mountain expect to launch three varieties of the K-Cup soup, including Homestyle Chicken Broth & Noodle, in 2014.

Next up: French-pressed chicken soup? How about steeped clam chowder? Before you groan, just know we called it first.

H/T + PicThx Times, LA Times


Making Ramen with a Keurig Machine Makes Kitchens Obsolete


This is one of those “duh” things redundant technology has brought us, like warming pizza boxes on seat warmers in your car, or brushing your teeth with your tongue. A Keurig coffee maker, like an electric kettle, or a regular kettle, or a microwave, or a few hours in the sun, heats water for your insta-ish-coffee. So, naturally, when you leave out the coffee part, you’ve got hot water for just about anything you could imagine. Ramen, in this case, which already comes in a cup.

Pop the top, tuck it under the spout, and hit the button for a ready-made cup of Ramen from you Keurig. Because doing that mess on the stove is so 2001.

H/T + PicThx That’s Nerdalicious


This Ridiculous Food Porn Video is All About Sriracha, Wait Until You See the Popcorn Trick

Sriracha — it’s an astronomically popular hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand that found its way to mass appeal in the United States courtesy of brands like Huy Fong Foods Inc. (pictured).

The cock sauce has been the focus of cookbooks, clothes, has been jocked by Subway, and web-famous cartoonist The Oatmeal even satirically prototyped a Sriracha Beer Helmets. Let’s also not forget the potential health benefits of Sriracha documented earlier in 2012, which may include things like: making people happier, skinnier and generally more amazing.

With all this in mind, how could we not make a Food Porn video dedicated to one of the world’s most beloved condiments? We take to the kitchen with hamburgers, noodles, avocados, ice cream, cupcakes and a dreamy hope of paying tribute to that spicy-good-burn we simply can’t live without. Hell, have you ever squirted Sriracha into your popcorn bag and shaken it up? You’re in for a good time, trust.

But for now, excuse me while I head off to handle my burning lips and bubble guts.


Shot by @PhilGorgeous, Scored by @Rudeluv


Dunkin’ Donuts Launches In-Store K-Cup Single Portion Packs


What’s a K-Cup? I’m not going to be pretend to be pretentious and act like I didn’t Google an answer to the very question I prefaced this post with. A K-Cup is a sealed airtight coffee package with a built-in paper filter, ground beans, measured out and ready to brew a single cup of your desired flavor of coffee. Inserting a Dunkin’ K-Cup portion pack into the machine and a mug under the spout, with the touch of a button, you should have freshly-brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee in the span of a minute.

The K-Cup single portion technology comes by way of a partnership by industry leader of ‘mini-brewing’ — Keurig — and comes in a 14-count carton with five different varieties: Original Blend, Dunkin’ Decaf®, French Vanilla, Dunkin’ Dark® Roast and Hazelnut. Available now at participating Dunkin’ locations.

The K-Cups, which are meant to be used with the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system, will be sold exclusively through participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. The suggested retail price on a 14-count box is $11.99.