I’ve seen the unicorn and rainbow movement come and go. Frankly, once fast food chains like Starbucks introduced their take on unicorn items, we knew the trend had jumped the multi-colored shark.
Washed trend or not, one place is standing by that magical look.
Dagwood’s Pizza, located in Santa Monica, CA, introduced a vibrant glitter-topped pizza a few years back at the height of the unicorn rainbow food trend.
Call the Magical AF Pizza, the menu item starts as a simple cheese pizza before undergoing a multi-colored metamorphosis into something resembling what a unicorn yakked up after a night of heavy drinking.
On its initial run, the item was more or less just a novelty specialty that the pizzeria offered. The restaurant tells us, however, the Magical AF Pizza was blasted on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, leading to a resurgence in popularity and its return to the menu.
We went down to Santa Monica to check out that pizza for ourselves. Was it actually a tasty pizza? Or just another novelty trend item that has us rolling our eyes?
Our man on the ground Reach got a hold of the glitter pizza and had this to say:
“It’s eye-catching and eye-rolling all at once. But at least it doesn’t taste gross like other unicorn-themed food.”
When it comes to these Instagram-friendly items, that’s all you can ask for, really. As long as it has the flavor to back up the off-the-wall silliness of the aesthetic, there really isn’t much you can complain about.
Check out the latest edition of the News Bites to see the one of the most talked about pizzas in our office.
We all love to get our geek on, right? Making science happen in the home through dynamic experiments is a great way to have some fun. It’s especially exciting when we get to sample our creations, because that’s something you could never get away with in the lab. Luckily, through some hands-on food science experiments, you can have your cake and eat it, too!
Ramen can be pretty boring on its own, especially with that plain yellow color. Have some fun with it like Timmy Tomato did and make ramen of many colors instead to spruce up your noodle game.
This is a clunky and complex experiment for sure, as YouTuber KeefCooks shows. Setting the whites and yolks at different times to cook is definitely not the most practical way to cook an egg. However, the long, cylindrical egg you get as a result is sure to blow everyone’s mind as you slice into it and serve it up. It’ll definitely be worth all the trouble.
HooplaKidzLab shows you how to make this scientific phenomenon happen easily with just soda water and raisins. The soda pushes the raisins around because of how light they are, creating a cool rippling raisin effect. It makes for a cool moving decoration until the raisins stop moving, at which point you can eat. They may be a little fizzy, but they’ll still taste good.
DIY Unicorn Frappuccino
Remember the color-changing, kaleidoscopic Unicorn Frappuccino? While it may be gone from the Starbucks menu, you can use the power of science to make it at home — color-changing part and all. The secret lies in the acidity of that blue syrup that causes the frappuccino to change color. YouTuber Jerry James Stone has got you covered on how to make that happen, so get going!
Miracle Berry Fun
This science experiment actually takes place in your mouth. As shown by Good Mythical Morning in the above video, you can play with your mind by consuming miracle berry tablets. These contain a special protein found in the berries called miraculin, which tricks your taste buds and brain into thinking that sour foods are in fact sweet. You won’t believe what you’re tasting, that’s for sure.
You can extract the gluten out of your flour and pump it full of air to make some cool foodie balloons! Top tip: while Flying Junior’s video doesn’t show this, stick a gluten ball in a hot oven and watch it inflate like crazy. Gluten is a strong protein network that traps in air and water perfectly, making it a great substance for a food balloon. It’s seriously one of the coolest things ever.
DIY Sour Candy Fidget Spinners
Hop on the crazy viral fidget spinner trend and make your own edible version. YouTuber Collins Key has got some fun tips and tricks to help you out along the way.
Making Sugar Bowls With Balloons
Relying on the conversion of sugary water to a glassy solid helps you figure out how to make the perfect sugar bowl to serve desserts in! YouTube channel How To Cook That has mastered how to make these bowls come out spot-on each time, so refer to their video to make your own.
Harnessing the power of science to grow your own food for three bucks in assembly cost? Is this real life?! It definitely is, and MIGardener is showing you how to make your own simple hydroponic system at a cheap price in a short amount of time. The food you’ll reap from this is easily worth the little effort it takes to construct.
Frozen Chocolate Wind
If you like playing with molecular gastronomy, this is the food experiment for you. MOLECULE-R Flavors has got an easy but cool way to turn foamy chocolate into a light, airy frozen treat. Blending air with soy lecithin is the key here, and allows you to make a light, tasty dessert that anyone will love.
Soy Sauce Foam
As the above video from How To Make Sushi shows, it’s pretty easy to turn the usual condiment of soy sauce and wasabi into an wispy, next-level foam. Combining air with a natural stabilizing agent allows you to recreate this cloudy condiment easily. It’ll be an interesting textural change from how you usually eat sushi that you may not want to revert from.
By spraying food colorings on at shallow angles, as shown by ayarel01 in the above tutorial, you can trick eyes into thinking the cake changes color as it rotates. It’s a pretty nifty optical illusion that’ll shock anybody who gazes upon this dessert.
The Scientifically Perfect Cup Of Tea
Ever wondered what it really means to have the perfect cup of tea? Luckily, some scientists figured out the exact formula and recipe for us, and YouTube channel SORTEDfood is here to guide you through making it. You’ll never have a bad tea-drinking experience again after watching this.
Have you ever poured yourself a bowl of Lucky Charms cereal simply to pick out everything but the sugary marshmallow pieces? What if Lucky Charms made a box that only featured the delicious cornucopia of marshmallow pieces and none of the cereal?
Well that’s exactly what they just did.
Lucky Charms has announced that they will be giving away 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms Marshmallows. All you have to do is buy a regular box of Lucky Charms that has the Marshmallow promotion design on it and enter the 14-digit code found inside the box at MarshmallowsOnly.com. You’ll instantly see if you’re one of the 10,000 folks who won a colorful box of marshmallows-only breakfast cereal.
The marshmallow promotion will run from now through December, or until all the 10,000 boxes have been claimed.
If you love popcorn, ice cream and milk tea — then every visit to Birthdae Cake Dessert Haus in Fountain Valley will feel like it’s your birthday.
But, with the endless combinations of gourmet ice cream flavors, rainbow colored popcorn and the super customizable Double Cup split cup, you’ll definitely want to visit more than once a year.
They say no two popcorn kernels are the same, and with sweet flavors of cinnamon, strawberry, mango, lime, caramel and apple, Birthdae Cake’s Unicorn Popcorn is a truly magical treat — perfect on its own, or as a tasty topping.
Thanks to their uber photogenic menu, Birthdae Cake is generating a ton of hype in Los Angeles and Orange County areas, as their colorful creations have all the ingredients to go viral. Just by looking at their Instagram page (@BirthdaeCake), you can see the spot is constantly poppin’.
Birthdae Cake defines itself as an experimental Dessert Haus, creating small batches of organic drinks, and seasonal ice cream flavors like Strawberry Sherbert that’s made with strawberries and condensed milk, and The Wake N’ Bake made with crushed walnuts, buttermilk and bananas.
Birthdae Cake, anyone? Created in partnership with Birthdae Cake
Does your daily diet consist of rainbows? No, not the meteorological phenomenon cause by reflection and refraction of light. Rather, do you eat enough of colorful fruits and vegetables to nourish your body?
Swissotel released a new infographic that highlights the health benefits of the colors in the foods you consume. Red foods, like tomatoes and strawberries, improve skin quality. Blue foods, like blueberries and plums, help boost memory and protects cells.
Check out the infographic below and get a little more color in your diet. You’ll thank us in the long run.
Macarons (not to be confused with macaroons, the soft coconut cookies) have always been notorious with color. A large part of their allure, outside of whatever delicious heavenly matter they’re made of, is their bright and vivid colors.
Who wouldn’t be attracted to that?
Redditor spartan1977 decided to make macarons at home one day while employing her 4-year-old son as her culinary assistant. She decided to shake things up and try to create something new and special, and did she ever.
The macarons she made turned out to be a hit, garnering loads of adulation and praise all over the internet. Many Redditors jokingly accused her of parading around on the website as Spongebob Squarepants trying to peddle his Pretty Patties, which actually pose a striking resemblance to regular brightly-colored macarons.
On the other hand, many user were grateful for the beautiful creation, some even vowing to make them for their own social gatherings.
“boil 1/4 piece of chopped cabbage in about 3 cups of water for about 30 minutes or until you’re left with about 1 cup of water. Use this water to cook 1/2 cup of sushi rice and save about 3 tbsp of the purple water to make the blue food colouring. Now you’ve got your purple rice use some of the remaining white rice you made to make blue. Add about 1 tsp of baking soda to the purple water and it will turn blue, now add this to the sushi rice and mix it well.”
It seems the newest trend in food as arrived and it’s multicolored. With the debut of the Rainbow Grilled Cheese a few weeks back, folks were bummed it was only available in Hong Kong. Not so much the case any longer as Chomp Eatery has unveiled their own version of the colorful dish.
The LA-based restaurant is calling this one a Unicorn Melt.
Chomp’s new melt is made with White American and Provolone cheese, which they call “Unicorn Milk.” The cheese goes through a fantastical transformation and the final result is served on toasted sourdough bread.
You can get the Unicorn Melt at Chomp Eatery in Santa Monica for $6.