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New AROMAFORK Invention To Transform Eating Experiences

Is taste really enough anymore? Regardless of your answer to this question, it is certainly one which the nostrel-savvy founders of the innovative company Molecule-R would answer with a resounding NO. The AROMAFORK is a new, and slightly crazy food invention and is the result of extensive research into  the complex workings of the nasal passageways. With this device customers can experience an abundance of flavored scents even more intriguing than the invention itself.

Want This New . . . Ummm . . . Idea? Potato Salad

Yes, this is as strange as it sounds -- this story is true. A man by the quirky name of Zack Danger Brown wanted to make some potato salad. He describes himself as "risk averse" so he went to the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter and started a campaign to raise just $10 for the fixings to make potato salad. Where it went from there was the stuff of which legends are made.

Want This New Innovation? Water Cake

It looks like a giant drop of crystal clear drop of water -- a shining drop of dew perhaps, or a single tear of joy. It is actually a sweet shimmering dessert that you can only get in Japan. No, it is not some form of gelatin that comes in a package mix -- it is a spectacular delicacy of culinary cunning. It is a Water Cake.

Want to Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under One Minute? Here's How...

This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids.  I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...

Chinese Internet Entrepreneurs List Luis Suarez Biting Bottle Opener Keychains

Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.

Zoku Fish Pop Molds Are Perfect For Little Hands

Popsicles and summer go hand in hand. Popsicles and my one-year-old twin boys go poorly. But it’s summer and they want what their big sister has. Short of using a hand-held mesh food bag that allows them to gnaw on frozen fruit or letting them lick a popsicle while I hold it, I haven’t found a way to let them enjoy one of summer’s best treats. Until now. Zoku, the company who gave us the Quick Pop Maker, now offers Fish Pop Molds. These pops are the perfect size for little hands.

Want This New Innovation? Misfortune Cookies

Fortune cookies have been around for more than 100 years and, let's face it, there is nothing new about them. Wait a minute. Apparently there is Fortune Cookies: The Next Generation. They come in the form of the old fortune cookie style, but they hold much different little pieces of paper inside. Welcome the Misfortune Cookie!

Bonfi Is A Table, Chair and Cooler

When packing for a camping trip, you don't want to be bogged down with gear, so it's always a good idea to consolidate The Bonfi allows you to do this by combining the functions of a cooler, table and chair in a unique, Eco-friendly design.

Mike Butter Chicken Curry Popcorn: Not The Indian Corn You Were Looking For

Japan's Mike brand bagged popcorn is pretty much the crunchy snack food equivalent of Kit Kat chocolate bars in that every week or two, there's a new flavor to try. Mike's been doing this for a while, and they've finally got around to tackling that sublime Indian entree, Butter Chicken.

To The Moon, ISSpresso... Well, To The Space Station For Now

If the crew on the International Space Station can have a zero-gravity football (aka soccer ball), they can certainly have a zero-gravity espresso machine - if no one minds drinking espresso through a straw. Two Italian companies, coffee roaster Lavazza and space food expert Argotec, have developed a special espresso maker for the ISS, they aptly named the ISSpresso.


Brazilian Chicken Cup Noodle's Goal Is To Win Over Your Taste Buds

World cup noodle anyone? Japan's Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen and the cup noodle concept, is celebrating this year's 2014 FIFA World Cup with a samba-rific new flavor: Brazilian Chicken!

Wrap Your Ear Around The New Talking Menu

UK entrepreneur Matthew Wadsworth is visually impaired, and after years of having menus read aloud to him in restaurants he had a brainwave - why not have an app which can help the visually impaired to read restaurant menus? The following months have seen him come up with Good Food Talks.

Waiter, There's A Person In My Soup - Unique Miniature Food Art

Pierre Javelle, a French photographer of culinary magazines, and Akiko Ida, a Japanese cooker, photographer and artist have collaborated together to make these unique works of art.

Gory Gourmet: Zombie Food Truck Serves Braaaaiiinnss

Zombie food trucks are a trendy concept. Most American cities have one, playing on people's love for all things undead. While a zombie food truck is a unique concept in itself, when a business trend is overused, it takes away from the innovation. Standing out from the pack therefore needs a super creative approach to something that already falls into the realm of imagination.

Pocky Kicks Off The 2014 FIFA World Cup With Two New Brazilian Flavors

The makers of Pocky, Japan's much loved confectionery-coated biscuit sticks, have never shied from their goal of snack food world domination. That's why Glico has trotted out two new Pocky flavors with a tropical Brazilian theme – BerryCarnival and Coconut – just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.

Earth Burger Features Crusty Blue Buns & A Fried Chicken Core

Feed the world? More like feed ON the world! The Orbi Yokohama cafe's “Blue Burger”, a nature-themed entree that looks unnaturally weird, features a crispy fried chicken filet sandwiched between a bun dyed blue, green & brown to match the Earth's oceans and continents.

The Robin Collective: Normal Name, Freaky-Deaky Mad Scientists Developing Unusual Edibles

All you have to do is look at Instagram to recognize that everyone's a foodie these days, and that makes it harder for industry professionals to impress the general public with unique creations. But that doesn't mean they won't try, and sometimes their creations are intriguing and even frightening.

 


10 Funny And Useful Father's Day Gifts

There are no neckties in this gift list.  Not even funny ones.  But there are some other fun items that will make your dad chuckle, and that he'll likely use at least sometime between now and next Father's Day and maybe even longer.  Here are 10 fun Father's Day gifts for new dads, old dads, geek dads, golfer dads, foodie dads, and even single dads....

Majestic Drink Holder Looks Awesome As It Locks Down Your Soda

The Majestic Drink Holder is to standard auto cup-holders what the Luxury Fries Holder is to McDonalds' cheesy red plastic Potato Holder, offering awesome looks augmented with a Swarovski-studded padlock. Hey, at least your secured soda will have some taste.