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Cravings Restaurants

Here’s Where To Find These Cheesy LOBSTERSICLES

Who says lobster can’t be eaten on the go?

Slapfish, the popular California-based seafood fast casual restaurant just came up with a brilliant way to enjoy lobster without the need for any utensils. They threw it on a stick.

A fresh lobster is cooked and skewered similar to a kebab. This LOBSTERSICLE is then topped with cheese and fresh chives and served with Slapfish’s signature queso dip.

Boy, do we want to sink our teeth into this luscious crustaceans. Alas, we’ll have to wait.

Slapfish’s lobster item was created exclusively for Oozefest 3, Foodbeast’s third annual all-you-can-consume cheese and beer festival. The cheese festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14.

For more information or to purchase tickets head to oozefestival.com.

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Hacks Sweets

New Popsicle Hack Trending In Japan Gives You Instant Sorbet

Popsicles were a blessing when we were younger. The only other feeling that came close to the sweet and icy cool of a good popsicle on a blistering day was when I finally figured out how to beat Devil Kazuya at the end of Tekken 2. While our love for the frozen dessert hasn’t wavered as we grew into adulthood, we have to wonder if there’s a little more grown-up way to enjoy the icy treat.

A new trend in Japan seems to address that, as it has folks turning their popsicle sticks into straight up instant sorbets reports SoraNews.

Essentially, you take a glass and fill it about 1/3 of the way with carbonated water. Then, taking a spoon, submerge your popsicle inside until it breaks apart and falls off the stick. Simply mash the contents together until they’re evenly mixed and you have yourself a sorbet-like dessert. Sure it’s a little more time-consuming, but think of having sorbet anytime you’d like in the convenience of your own home.

Try it out next time your air conditioner shuts down and you’re looking for a cold and refreshing snack to help you handle the summer heat.

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Features

A Lot Of Your Favorite Foods Were Invented By Accident

Some of the best things come by accident, like love, music collaborations, and even children. None of those accidents are as tasty as these foods, though, because you’d be surprised how many things you put in your mouth came from unplanned origins.

From Dippin Dots to Pink Lemonade, check out how they all serendipitously got started:

Icee


In the 1950s, a Kansas City Dairy Queen soda fountain went out, and owner Omar Knedlik was forced to put his product in bottles and stuck them in the freezer. When he took them out, they were all slushed. He sold them that way and people became big fans. From there, Knedlik McGuyver’ed himself a slushy machine using the AC unit rom a car, some flavoring, water, and carbon dioxide.

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Dippin’ Dots


Dippin’ Dots were invented in 1988 by microbiologist Curt Jones, who was originally trying to figure out a way to feed cows more efficiently.One of Jones’s experiments involved freezing cow feed at 350 degrees below zero, turning the cow food into little pellets. Taking that same concept, Jones froze ice cream with liquid nitrogen, which turned them into the little Dippin’ Dot beads we’ve become familiar with.

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Beer


It’s hard to pinpoint the exact origins of beer, but it is believed that hunter-gatherer tribes stumbled upon its fermentation process about 12,000 years ago. In the midst of wheat, rice barley, and maize crops, it was bound to happen.

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Waffle Cone


In 1904, Ernest A. Hamwi was selling fresh waffle crisp pastries at the St. Louis World’s Fair. When an ice cream vendor next to him ran out of plates, Hamwi was a homie and rolled up his waffles in a cone shape. Once the waffle crisps cooled, they put the ice cream inside, and it actually worked.

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Pink Lemonade


There are two accounts of how pink lemonade was invented, and both are accidental and strange. The first dates back to 1857, at a circus. A lemonade vendor ran out of water for his sweet drink. To remedy the thrifty vendor went backstage and took the pink water from the circus’ bareback rider’s freshly washed rights. The disgusting jerk then used that washed water, his lemons, and tantric acid to make his “fine strawberry lemonade.”

The second account isn’t so extra, but still involves a circus. Circus promoter Henry E. Allott was believe to have accidentally dropped red cinnamon candy into a batch of his lemonade. He rolled with the pink colored lemonade and kept selling.
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Corn Flakes


According to Kellogg’s, company founder W.K. Kellogg made Corn Flakes by accident. After successfully flaking wheat berry, he later flaked corn, and well, created Corn Flakes.

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Nachos


In 1943, a group of Texas army wives hopped the border and had dinner in a Mexican restaurant called Victory Club. When maitre d’ Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya noticed that the cook mysteriously went missing, he wanted to still feed the visiting women. Nacho ran in the kitchen, used his lack of cooking skills to put some cheese and jalapenos over a plate of tortilla chips. We can thank his improvisation for nachos.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies


The origin of chocolate chip cookies has some cutesy storyteller points to it, that you may or may not choose to believe. According to Toll House, Ruth Wakefield accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie when she ran out of traditional baker’s chocolate. She then decided to use chopped up semi-sweet chocolate morsels instead. Being an experienced baker, some have trouble believing that it was an accident, and it was something Wakefield already knew would work. But we’d like to think it was all done by accident, just because it’s more fun that way.

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Popsicles

According to History.com, Oakland, California native Frank Epperson accidentally left out a glass of water filled with soda powder, and a stick that he used for stirring. It was so cold that night, the glass of water froze. Epperson used hot water to take out the ice pop, and inadvertently made a nice frozen treat. After making pops for his friends and family, he eventually patented the icy invention. Oh, and it was his children who wanted to call them “Pop’s ‘sicles.”

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Products

Summer Just Got A Lot Cooler With These Frozen Vodka Pops

As most people know, hard alcohol is a very difficult thing to freeze, especially when using commercial freezers. A lot of people keep their hard alcohol in the freezer simply to make it a little thicker and cooler, making it easier to take shots of.

One fairly new UK company has not only found a way to freeze it (albeit in a small amount), but they also flavored it and put it in a sleeve. This wonderful company (known as Icycl) has just virtually created the alcoholic counterpart to Otter Pops. Let that sink in.

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When it comes to the target demographic, the brand makes it pretty clear: party people. The Icycl vodka pops were made to be enjoyed with music around, specifically EDM, and the photos accompanying the product make that abundantly evident.

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With a 6.4% ABV for each sleeve, you will actually be able to get drunk just by eating these and never actually drinking. Each box comes with six sleeves – two apple, two blackcurrant and two lemon & lime flavors. All you have to do is throw them in the freezer for a few hours and enjoy!

These Icycl Pops can be found on Firebox for $18.19 plus tax, a small price to pay for being the coolest person at any pool party this season.

Just don’t let your kids mistake them for actual Otter Pops.

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Sweets

‘World’s First’ Champagne Popsicle Contains 37% Percent Bubbly

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In case your chilled evening bubbly still isn’t cold enough, a new “luxury” popsicle wants to give you 37 whole percent of the good stuff — frozen.

Each “POPS” pop is roughly equivalent to half a glass of champagne, and was designed to provide a fun “contrast between a luxury expense, being Champagne and the accessibility of a popsicle,” reports Glass of Bubbly. This is evidenced through the printed champagne flutes on each cardboard tube as well as the brand’s ever-classy celebrity clientele, which includes Miley Cyrus, Gordon Ramsay, and Katy Perry.

£5 POPS are currently available at select establishments throughout the UK, while everyone else can direct their sales enquiries through the POPS website,

H/T + PicThx Design Taxi

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Cravings

Kiss Summer Goodbye With Some Bacon Bloody Mary Popsicles

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Enjoyed as a means of nursing a wicked hangover, Bloody Marys have recently been reimagined into crazy creations. Straight up just isn’t good enough anymore. No, it’s all about topping this alcoholic beverage with whatever comes to mind, from an entire fried chicken to a whole friggin’ pepperoni pizza.

Our friends over at Thrillist managed to take the Bloody Mary in a totally new direction by transforming it into a portable frozen snack. Created with bacon infused vodka, this Bloody Mary popsicle trades in a boring wooden stick for a bacon wrapped breadstick, making the entire treat completely edible.

The recipe itself is very simple to follow. The most lengthy steps, such as infusing your favorite vodka with freshly rendered bacon fat and letting your popsicles chill, take some extra effort but definitely make this boozy treat worth it.

H/T + PicThx Thrillist

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Products

DIY Koozie Turns Your Freezie into a Lightsaber

Light Saber Popsicles

Popsicles are a summer staple, but the push-up kind can cause frozen fingers, fast. Cue the summer’s most adorable Star Wars accessory — lightsaber freezies.

Crafter Dearest Debi has taken her yarn skills to the next level with these miniature crocheted hilts so that your freezies instantly transform into cutesy lightsabers. According to her tutorial, this project is pretty easy to complete, even if you’re a rookie in the crochet game.

The best part is these tiny popsicle koozies can be used year round (maybe)! Custom finger warmers in the winter, perhaps? Anything can be considered cool, so long as it transforms into a lightsaber.

H/T That’s Nerdalicious + Picthx Dearest Debbie

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Hit-Or-Miss

Tangerine Creamsicle IPA is Real, Probably Tastes Like Childhood

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After a while, there’s some things you’re just supposed to outgrow. Drinking $1 test tube shots. Eating everything in sight and not facing the consequences for it. Getting excited when you hear the ice cream truck. If you’re like us, though, and haven’t quite gotten the hang of that last one, not to worry. Thanks to a new collaboration by Terrapin Beer Company and Green Flash Brewing Company, there might be a way to prolong that childhood yet.

Tangerine Dreamsicle is a new tangerine cream IPA brewed with a little bit of citra hops, a little bit of honey malt, and a tangerine peel, among other things. Essentially a lighter, sweeter, more summer-y Shock Top. And, at 6.5% ABV, we can’t think of anything we’d rather make a Creamsicle float with.

Now who said growing up was a bad thing?

H/T Beer Pulse