Food and Drink
This "Food and Drink" section of our site features all the interesting and innovative food and drink products from around the globe as well as all the products for making, serving, storing food and drink items on InventorSpot.com.
Some of our more popular articles include:
- Must Tastes: 20 Wild & Weird Potato Chip Flavors
- Unhappy Meals: China's Top 8 Fake Foods
- Little Colds Honey Pops Lollipops Soothe Kid's Sore Throats Naturally
- Coffee Copies: The Top 7 Chinese Starbucks Ripoffs
- The Top Ten Strange and Unusual Japanese Chewing Gums
- 10 Best Gourmet Chocolates All Dressed Up For Valentine's Day
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Curcumin, a polyphenolic compound found in the "curry spice" Tumeric, has been shown to have beneficial effects against cancerous tumors and combats the advance of Alzheimer's disease. The compound breaks down quickly after being eaten, however, so Japanese scientists are creating longer lasting synthetic versions. read more »
Hyotan Kara Mizu is a new brand of Japanese mineral water that sets itself apart from its many competitors through its appealing packaging. The reuseable bottles come in 20 different colorful pattern designs and the curvaceous, organic shape is meant to resemble a gourd. read more »
Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »
"Save the Cheerleader, save the whales"... Hayden Panettiere, the cute young actress who plays the cheerleader in popular American action drama Heroes recently performed another role: bringing attention to a traditional dolphin hunt in Japan. read more »
Here's my pick for the cool ad campaign of the week.
Halloween is a great opportunity to let loose our inner mischief makers, terrorizing children and amusing adults with seasonal props. It's also a wonderful time to bedeck your abode with festive embellishments and have fun... read more »
They may be American, but inventors Jeff Stuebing and Eric Miramon know that all good ideas enjoy a warm reception in Asia. read more »
Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
* * * * * read more »With Halloween fast approaching, I decided to scout the annals of the patent offices for inventions intended for the deepest, darkest, scariest recesses of mankind.
Nestle Japan employs creativity to get around a seemingly insurmountable marketing problem: adjust the product - Kit Kat candy bars - to fit the distribution network instead of vice-versa! read more »