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‘Dip Clip’ Makes Sauce Dipping On The Go Effortless

One of the most sacred unwritten rules of fast food nuggets and fries is that you have to eat them with some kind of dipping sauce. Chomping on a dry fry is the equivalent of biting into the Sahara Desert, so having condiments like ketchup or BBQ sauce on hand is basically required to fully savor it.

Unfortunately, if you’re nabbing nugs on the go, it can be a pain since trying to dunk and drive is always a precarious task. While we’ve come up with an ingenious hack or two to solve this issue in the past, the team at Milkmen Design has eliminated the need for those complex resolutions with a universal “Dip Clip.”

Like your cell phone holder or some air fresheners, the Dip Clip can fit onto basically every air vent out there, while it’s sauce-holding functionality encompasses the vast majority of fast food packets. For those that don’t fit, or if you’re looking to utilize your own dip of choice, there’s also a custom food-safe ramekin that can be used instead.

That means that this crafty contraption isn’t just useful for Sriracha Mac Sauce or Jollibee gravy, as you can also store soy sauce and wasabi for your sushi, hummus for your pita, or even ranch for your pizza, if you swing that way.

All in all, the Dip Clip is an ingenious invention to make the on-the-go munching we do on a regular basis a little more convenient, especially if we desire our saucy snack pairings. So far, many seem to think so, with over 1,600 backers more than tripling Milkmen’s Kickstarter fundraising goal with over a month left to go in the campaign. Over 4,500 Dip Clips have already been ordered, making it clear that this novel dipping sauce solution is already growing in popularity.

Now someone just needs to come up with an invention that keeps me from spilling my fries on the floor.


More Cronut Fallout… These Bagel Balls Are Stuffed With Lox & Cream Cheese


Meet the popable, more on-the-go friendly bagel: Bantams. Essentially the cousin of the Squagel, these bagel balls were designed specifically for the NYC lifestyle.

What makes Bantams so unique is that the schmear usually found on top of a bagel is actually housed within the donut hole-esque carb. The flavors range from breakfast to dinner-appropriate and include the “Weekend Brunch” (a Bantam topped with everything bagel fixings and stuffed with lox, tomato, red onion, and cream cheese); the “Box Lunch” (a plain Bantam topped with crushed peanuts and stuffed with PB&J); and the “Grandma JoJo” (an Italian-spiced Bantam stuffed with basil pesto cream cheese and garnished with a marinated tomato).

Bantam Bagel owners and creators Nick and Elyse Oleksak have definitely baked up something special here. At $1.35 a piece these bite-sized bagels are sure to make fast fans of New Yorkers. Watch out Cronut!

H/T + PicThx Gothamist

Food Trucks

This 50s-Themed Trailer Serves Up Chicken & Waffles . . . on A Stick

chicken and waffles on a stick

My Sweet Little Cakes, a Seattle-based food truck, has revolutionized the world of pancakes and waffles by offering these timeless items . . . on a stick. Yes, now you can eat your morning chicken and waffles drizzled in syrup in one hand and Instagram the moment with the other AT THE SAME TIME.

Did we mention these hotcakes come in a variety of cozy flavors like savory beer & hickory smoked bacon, sweet red velvet buttermilk with dark cherries and blueberry lemon ricotta with honey lemon syrup? Oh we didn’t? Well, there you go.

red velvet hot cake

Unfortunately, at the moment My Sweet Little Cakes can only be found cooking up a storm on Pine Street in Seattle, Washington — making this a must to visit if you’re ever in the area.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist

Fast Food

Here’s a Glimpse of 7-Eleven’s New Blueberry Pancake Sausage


Starting March 1st, all 7-Eleven US stores will offer the new Blueberry Pancake Sausage. We got a peak of the new item (above) and from the looks of it, it’s aiming to be the sweetened version of pigs-in-the-blanket. Basically, it’s like taking your blueberry pancake and wrapping it around your morning sausage links. Pause.

The suggested retail price will vary according to specific locations, ranging from $1.29, $1.39 to $1.49 each. We’ll have to wait and see if this grab-and-go item will go just as well with our morning cup of coffee as their glazed donuts.