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New Smart Tupperware Alerts You When Food Has Gone Bad

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Life sometimes feels like an endless loop of grocery shopping, stocking up the fridge with the best intentions, but still feeling like there’s nothing to eat. I see the food, I recognize the food, and yet it sits there daunting and questionable. When did I buy that? Is it even good? You take a whiff, but doubt how much you can trust your nose. Plus, depending how organized you keep your fridge, food is hidden behind other food and some of it is in jars or Tupperware you’re afraid to open and quite frankly, it’s all a little bit terrifying.

It always seemed like one of those problems with no real answer. In our modern day we’re beginning to have smart-everything and now here comes the next thing we didn’t know we needed — Smarterware!

Smarterware works using a system of “SmartTags” that can be linked to Alexa. The idea is that you get back from the grocery store and grab your smart tag, say “Alexa this is a bell pepper” and it will light up green. The smart tag changes from green to yellow to red as the days pass pulling the data on the life span of food from their database (which they are updating regularly). When the food is reaching its final days you’ll receive a notification on your phone along with recipe recommendations using what you have in your fridge. No more helplessly wondering what to do with what you got, Smarterware will help you out.

For those who don’t have access to Alexa, fear not, using these does not require its assistance, as you have the option to input what food you have right through the app. Also, as their database grows, they’re not going to have everything just yet, but you can easily add any obscure food item and its lifespan.

If you’re clueless like me it will default to three days. Not only that, but you can customize your preference for food freshness in case you think certain foods just shouldn’t last that long.

By the way, this isn’t just for grocery fresh food, SmartTags are designed to stick on your Chinese takeout box, too. Ovie’s goal is to utilize what you have in a smarter way to prevent food waste in the home and eventually make a difference on a larger scale. Co-founder and head of brand for Ovie, Stacie Thompson, stated that, “Most Americans don’t know what they’re having for dinner at 4pm, but we think dinner is already in your fridge. So we want to help you find it!”

Smarterware is designed to accommodate everything in your fridge. The SmartTags can be used in a clip, on a Smarterware container, or with a small connecter that can stick to anything. There are kits available for pre-order online at ovie.life ranging from $130-$300 depending how many you need with an option to build your own kit if you’d like. Pre-orders are expected to ship in March this year. 

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20 Hilarious Instances of Humans Forgetting How to Food

Step into the world of infomercials. A world where every human being is incapable of making an omelette and every ketchup bottle is a nuclear war waiting to happen.

It’s an undisputed fact that food fail infomercials are the best. Ever. It’s the only reason we stay up until 3 am. So we delved into the world of infomercials and picked the most hilarious scenarios of humans forgetting how to food.

Because no one really wants to buy an egg popsicle maker. We all just want to watch the world burn in flurry of tupperware and cellophane.

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 Now that’s how you eat a taco

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Oh stove you so sexy. Let me slide my hand across your smooth titanium surface… fireFIREFIREFIREEEE

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Sad desk lunch just got sadder.

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JUST MAKE IT STOP

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Four Wieners, One Spatula

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The struggle is real

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TIL that putting a lid on an overflowing container of chili does NOT work

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It’s easy they said. Just give it a tap they said. Aim for the pan they said.

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Damnit bobby, I’m tired of your shit!

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Just a splash of milk…

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Couldn’t you just set the soda on the floor so you don’t have to balance it on your knee? No? Too easy? Ok, then.

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Not again mom! This is why we can’t have nice things.

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 Why is this blunt doorstop not slicing my bread?!!?!

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Dear Sandwich, You are THE WORST

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Let me just grab the salt real quick ARGGHHHHNOTTHEFACE

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People never learn.

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Fuck it.

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Let me just smash this spoon against my face.

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Thanks Obama.

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This face will haunt your nightmares.

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Cup-A-Cake Cupcake Holder

If you’re a cupcake aficionado, you know how hard it is to carry a single cupcake around without causing a mess. In the case a cupcake’s life cycle, it’s one of those rarities in the foodie spectrum that needs to stay upright from baking to consumption, so how can you just throw your cute cupcake into your backpack without everything falling apart? Oh, that’s right, a Cupcake Holder. This badboy stays closed and uses six interior prongs to hold the cupcake in place so it comes out looking as sexy as it did going in (unless it looked terrible going in, if so, you’re up shit’s creak without a paddle).

The unit measures 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″ and is one of the most ridiculous pieces of tupperware I’ve ever laid my eyes on. ($6 @ FredFlare)

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Gourmet's: 20 Tools That Changed the Way We Cook

I was off reading some heavy content on chow.com when I came upon an article that international food magazine Gourmet.com did about the “20 Tools and Technologies That Have Changed the Way We Cook”. I found the article so enlightening and informational that I knew I had to post the entire thing here on our website. So bear with me and walk yourself through the changes in cooking since the earliest of times.