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Want To Make Your Snacking Less Noticeable? Try "Glass" Potato Chips

When you see a bag of Lay's Mango Salsa Flavored Potato Chips you may think that you've seen just about everything when it comes to chips. But you may not have seen Glass Potato Chips. While they look like they might be some glass design concept they are actually made of potatoes -- well, sort of. These chips are more derived from potatoes rather than made of thinly sliced potatoes.

Kit Kat Apple Pie & Carrot: A Neat Easter Treat That's Not Just For Bunnies

Japanese Kit Kats are famous – or infamous – for flavors ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. We'll have to slot the brand new, limited edition, Easter-themed Apple Pie & Carrot flavor firmly in the latter category even though it was the top entry in a public poll. Can you imagine what flavors didn't make the cut?

Want Your Eggs To Be Out Of This World? Egg 51 Has Arrived

Egg cups have been around for thousands of years --almost as long as eggs. Okay, just kidding about that last part. But egg cups have been around forever though they aren't as popular as they used to be.  A new egg cup may start changing that. This cute little dish for eating soft-boiled eggs in the shell is styled to look just like a UFO. It can make your breakfast table look out of this world.

Want Some Ice Cream For The Road? Try Pothole Ice Cream

Spring has arrived and for many of us in the northern latitudes that mean one thing -- pothole season has also arrived. Those chasms in the street can mean serious tire damage for some. Places like Detroit are hard pressed to make sure that they can find the funding to get all the repairs done. One ice cream parlor in Michigan, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream of Shelby, Michigan, has created Pothole Ice Cream to honor this special time of year.

Want To Eat Enough Pasta To Choke A T-Rex? Use T-Rex Pasta Tools

There are all sorts of ways to measure pasta out so that you have just the right amount. Of course most of them are really just functional and boring. It doesn't have to be like that. With the I Could Eat A T-Rex Pasta Measurer you can add a whole lot of fun to your kitchen and cuisine. Make pasta with Italian sausage and you can spend dinnertime making puns about Jurassic Pork.

Want To Reduce Your Waste? Eat Your Coffee Cup

KFC is teaming up with Seattle's Best Coffee in introducing an edible coffee cup called the "Scoff-ee Cup." The first ones will be sold in certain select stores in England later this year. The concept is designed to reduce waste and the billions of coffee cups adding up in landfills. KFC is about as well known for making coffee as Seattle's Best is for making chicken. This partnership could change all that.

Bin 8 Bottle Is Eight Handy Kitchen Tools In One

The Bin 8 “Kitchen Tool Like Bottle” is a stylish storage solution for those tired of searching for that essential utensil lurking unseen in kitchen drawers and cupboards.

10+ Gadget Gifts For Older Dads And Grandpas

There are so many new gadgets out this year that Dads and Grandpas would love. They cover the gamut from low tech to high tech, while all being user-intuitive. In looking for the best gift ideas out there for older dads and grandpas, I searched for gadgets that are not the usual boring ideas. My picks are for some of the most effective and best rated gadgets on the market. Perfect for Father's Day and just in time to use this summer!

 

7 Best Fresh Water Pet Fountains Keep Cats And Dogs From Dehydration

Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets.  Take cats, for example: it's the rare one who will even drink from a bowl of "stagnant" water.  And when you think about it, cats have it right... who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been sitting there for half a day or so?  Perhaps that's why the latest trend in pet drinking is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,' where water flows constantly, or on demand. There are many fresh water fountains on the market, but I thought these 7 stood out as the best in terms of quality and design:

 

Want A New Taste In Sausage? How About Burrito?

Sausage is pretty tasty stuff and there is a whole lot you can do with it from spaghetti and chili, to omelets and sandwiches. Inventor Spot writer John Barker recently made a tasty meatloaf from Italian sausage. Any innovation in sausage can go a long way. In New Zealand a man in advertising has chosen to marry the banger (sausage) with a burrito. The resulting Bangerrito has been taking the lands down under by storm.

Want A New Way To Use Rock Hard Butter? Try This Grate Solution!

One of the problems that has faced mankind for many years is how to take rock hard butter that comes out of the refrigerator and make it useable quickly. Another is how to keep people from leaving toast crumbs in the butter. With the Butter Mill by Cooks Innovations the butter dish is a thing of the past and you store your butter in a gadget that grates the butter so that it warms much faster than the pat you would normally use.

Solo Oven Cuts Cooking Down To Size For Single Chefs

Forever alone but never not hungry? The Solo Oven from Recolte makes dinner for one an even more personal experience that, much like your love life, takes up hardly any space and is barely noticeable.

Want To Seek Your Fortune In Fast Food? Use Future Fries!

There is little that can move mountains like a good advertising campaign. In this case it was a mountain of potatoes in Sweden. The restaurant chain Sibylla gave patrons of their burgers a chance to try their new fries last November. To get people to engage with the new product, named Future Fries, the company set up a campaign telling people that their fries could predict the future.

Eggs That Taste Like Fruit: The Latest Culinary Marvel

You may not like green eggs but how about orange?  Orange flavored eggs, that is.  While eggs that taste like fruit sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book or Willy Wonka factory, orange flavored eggs or "yuzu tama" are very much real.

Want The World's Most Expensive Scoop Of Ice Cream? Take Out A Loan!

There are many people out there to whom ice cream is the ultimate in culinary enjoyment. They are able to discuss the difference between vanilla and French vanilla in exquisite detail. It is these people (and the very rich) who might actually go for the most expensive scoop of ice cream in the world. The first part of the expense is buying a plane ticket to Dubai.