Man Slaps His Girlfriend With Her Own Wasabi-Covered Jeans

When one suspects their significant other is cheating on them, there are many ways to deal with it. Smacking them in the face with wasabi-covered jeans is probably not a common first thought.

John McGuinness of Massachusetts was arraigned last Friday for that exact act against his girlfriend. The charges against him are of domestic violence and battery with a dangerous weapon.

We can now add wasabi-covered pants to the list of dangerous weapons, but not sure if they’d be a first option during a zombie apocalypse.

The Cliffs Notes version of the altercation is that they got in an argument over an ex-boyfriend who texted McGuinness’s girlfriend. He spread wasabi all over a pair of her jeans and smacked her with them, getting the wasabi all over her eyes.

Now for the J.K. Rowling version of the altercation, McGuinness and his girlfriend were on their way home from a bar when McGuinness’s girlfriend received a text message from an ex-boyfriend. McGuinness went into Hulk mode as the two got into a heated argument. She dropped him off at his home, then things got too serious. He text her that he was throwing out her $200 jeans, which one can assume she left at his house with confidence that Japanese sauces would not be spread on them, but she was wrong. As she turned the car around and headed back to his house, McGuinness came out jeans-a-blazin’ and smacked her in the face in slow motion (The report didn’t say that it was done in slow motion, but if we’ve learned anything from movies, it’s that most slaps to the face happen in slow motion).

She called the police and they found her with swollen eyes and red marks on her neck.

McGuinness admitted to his wasabi-filled attacks, but felt the need to reveal that his girlfriend has done worse things to his car.

He is due to appear in court July 12.

[Thx CBS Washington, OC Weekly and Levi Strauss]


Wasabi Flavored Kit Kats

For some reason the Japanese really love Kit Kats. They make’em in all sorts of awesome flavors such as blueberry cheesecake and green tea, but Wasabi really takes the cake on both flavor and curiosity. If you’re thinking you’re gonna get a mouthful of pungent wasabi that burns the inside of your nose all the way up to your brain, you couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The white chocolate complements the wasabi well by toning it down, but still preserving the flavor without the burn. This is the good stuff…Why  do we only get ordinary chocolate Kit Kats in America? ($24/case of 12 @

Food Trucks

Slapfish Truck’s Sloppy Wasabi Tuna Slider

Southern California-based SlapFish food truck is one of the few food trucks pushing the mobile-genre into the seafood segment of the service industry. Having personally tried their truck, it’s definitely one that has their game together, so when we saw they’re pushing this new Sloppy Wasabi Tuna Slider, we knew it had to be shared with all those food truck hunters out there.

Catch up with these guys on Twitter or on their website if you want a chance to try some of their grub!



[Video] Wasabi Smoke Alarm wins Nobel Prize

Tired waking up to a high pitched smoke alarm every time there’s a fire? The Japanese have found an alternative to this, but it might still not be pleasant.

The Wasabi Smoke alarm, was invented to wake you up with the strong odor found in allyl isothiocyanate which is found in horseradish, mustard, and wasabi.The device was designed as an alternative to help people with hearing problems.

The alarm has won the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize. Check out the video by lindeyi for more on this product.


[THX: Eater] Photo Credit: Air Water Safety Service


Chocolate-Covered Wasabi Peas

It takes a special breed of person to enjoy Wasabi Peas. This likely has to do less with the peas, but more with the powerful flavor of the wasabi. In the case of our friend Becky’s latest creation, she decided to contrast the powerful flavors of the wasabi peas with a coating of chocolate baking bark.

I can imagine these being rather delicious, served chilled, while I pound my Sake on a cool summer evening. Let me dream, will ya?

Cravings Sweets

Miniature Meals

Talk about finger foods? I could eat this with my fingernail! Our home girl Jessica Hlavac from i’m so tiny is serving up everything miniature, from meals like Steak and Asparagus, to mini-desserts such as Lemon Meringue Pie! See if you can find these eye catching mini-meals!

Cravings Sweets

Wasabi Ice Cream

Yeah check out this wasabi based ice cream! I have no idea why it’s not green, but I’m down with the snow white look! The recipe is super easy, combine two eggs, one and a half cups of sugar, two cups of cream, a cup of milk and three-fourths of a teaspoon of wasabi in each batch of ice cream!  If you have a little sinus problem though, make it one full teaspoon! (Thx CTC)


Craving: Hot Dog Sushi


Seaweed, hot dog bun, hot dog with a side of wasabi, ketchup and ginger. You only live once, and…come on, we’ve posted weirder things. Eat on! (PicThx Insanewiches)