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H-Guard Plastic Protector To Change Food Packaging Forever?

Busy modern day life necessitates practicality, and for people constantly on the move nothing is more practical than making a quick sandwich and wrapping it in plastic before bolting out the door. But stop for one second and think about two things: 1) Can you really go the entire day without your shoes? And 2) Could that plastic packaging be transmitting harmful substances to your food? 

Next-Generation Paper Cups Resist Heat & Acidity, Won't Release Plasticizers

A new type of paper cup developed in Taiwan not only stands up to high temperatures, acids and alkaline solutions, it does so without releasing dangerous plasticizers into the liquids it holds. Your double half-caf venti low-fat mochaccino just got healthier!

Long Live Fruits & Veggies With Innovative FreshPaper

You are looking at one of the most perishable foods we love to eat.  Raspberries are so delicious and full of anti-oxidants. But rasberries, as well as other yummy and healthy berries, seem to get bad before you can even get them home from the store.  Well, a young designer, Kavita Shukla, has invented a green product to make all your fruits and greens last 2 to 4 times longer.  It's called FreshPaper and it's produced by Shukla's new company, Fenugreen.

Smoked Bacon Doritos: Critical Mass Snack For Critically Massive Snackers

New Smoked Bacon Doritos from Frito-Lay Japan are a limited edition flavor from the firm's Doritos Gourmet line that's due to be discontinued on October 31st... now THAT's frightening! In related news, Japanese snackers enjoy gourmet Doritos while you can only sit there and drool, Bubba.

Craft Beers On Tap At Home With Affordable 'TapIt Cap'

Flat beer sucks. And that's the motto of TapIt Cap, the new cap that saves your growler bottled craft beer until you're good and ready to finish it.

Need This New Invention? Rocky's Bourbon Beans

J.K. Rowling may well have opened a real can of worms when she created Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. And yes, can of worms could be a flavor, right alongside of vomit and earwax. Jelly Belly Jelly Beans preceded her with their amazing selection of the sweet treat and took them out of the realm of an Easter-only candy. Now there is a new idea floating out there on Quirky.com -- alcohol-flavored jelly beans.

Fold Flat Flexible Kitchen Utensils Do More Than Flip Burgers

Picture you kitchen utensil drawer, stuffed to overflowing with pasta scoops, slotted spoons, measuring cups and spoons, and gadgets of every description. Wouldn’t it be great if things could be awesome AND organized?

Lunchskins: Saving The Earth One Sandwich At A Time!

You know the thousands of clear plastic baggies that you threw away five days a week from preschool through high school? The innovative crew at Lunchskins thought that the individual sandwich holding baggie was way overdue for an environmentally friendly update, and they were right!

Hot Stuff! Gourmet Chile Sea Salts Are Muy Caliente!

There are those people out there who think that food is too bland if your lips don't go numb from the heat. If you are one of these people, there is a Gourmet Chile Sea Salt Set available to enhance your culinary and dining pleasure. You will be experimenting so much with these fabulous salt and pepper blends that they actually come packed in test tubes. They come in a range from slow smolder all the way up to full Fukushima melt-down!

Sweet! Make Your Own Bubble Gum!

If you like to cook and can walk and chew gum at the same time, then you may want to try to Make Your Own Bubble Gum. The kit brings together all the ingredients to make about ½ a pound of the gooey chewy. It could be a whole new adventure in your culinary exploits. You could also make some as gifts this year for those certain people in your life -- you know, the bubble-brains and the bubble-butts

Hello Kitty Beer Looks Cute, Tastes Like Fruit

Call it a case of Sanrio Meets Sangria but Hello Kitty Beer is not only real, it'll get you real drunk in a real hurry. The officially licensed wobbly pop comes in a half-dozen different tropical fruit flavors, is rated at 2.3% alcohol by volume, and is only available in Taiwan and mainland China.

Tac Bac: The Tactical Canned Bacon For Your End Of The World Scenario

Whether it is the total collapse of the global economy or a zombie apocalypse, chances are you would like to be prepared to weather the days of chaos and deprivation. Most guys and gals worth their Beer Nuts would find life fairly unbearable with one of the most important items from their grocery list - bacon. With Tac Bac -- Tactical Canned Bacon you can be secure in your need for cured pork.

Refine Your Diet Planning With A Calorie Counting Wine Glass

These days dieting is more about portion control than it is about calorie counting. With this Calorie Counting Wine Glass you can keep track either way and plan your alcohol consumption for better health and a leaner body. The goblet works with red, white, or even blush wines and measures them in 2 ounce increments. If you aren't in the mood for temperance then just fill 'er up to the "I Don't Care" line!

Design Stellar Seafood Dining Set & Win €10,000 Via ArtZept 2013 Contest!

If you’re a cutlery or kitchenware designer and a seafood gourmand, then I’ve got the perfect international contest for you!

New Litmus-Paper Test Identifies Poached Marine Mammal Meat In Mere Minutes

Whale meat again? Don't know where, don't know when... until now! Thanks to a new litmus-paper test developed in Taiwan, the question of whether the catch of the day had fins or flippers can be resolved conclusively in just 10 minutes.

Kitchen Renovations Of The Future: See What You Should Be Dreaming About

We have looked at some of the technology available in kitchen renovations today. But where will this technology take us in the future? Take a look at some of the amazing kitchen innovations in the works.

Power Pop Lollipop, Oh Lolli, Lolli... Yummy, But Do They Help You Lose Weight?

Power Pops, one of the latest weight loss fads, are flavored lollipops that are supposed to quell one's appetite and, particularly, the yearning for other carbs. Power Pops contain natural ingredients, like hoodia, that are known to reduce hunger and increase energy, but are they present in enough quantities to make a difference?  Or is the suggestion that the Pops are effective enough to make them so?

Want A Kitchen Renovation? Latest Technology Hints At Kitchen Of Tomorrow

What is in your dream kitchen? What would you put in your kitchen renovation if you could update your kitchen today? Today's kitchen technology is pretty amazing by traditional kitchen standards. What is available today in futuristic kitchen technology? Check out some amazing stuff and see what you should dream about in your kitchen of tomorrow!

Beverage Me! Cool Glass Beverage Servers Allow Your Guests To Serve Themselves With Ease

Everyone has seen those tall coffee urns at different functions -- from church suppers to the office. This is great if everyone wants coffee or hot water for tea. Some days call for cool drinks instead. You can entertain in style with these cool three-tiered Stacked Beverage Servers. The glass allows your guests to see the tasty concoctions you have prepared for them

Toothbrush Dish Brush Cleans Plates, Not Plaque

The Toothbrush Dish Brush from Japan's Nodaya-Net promises to leave your dirty dishes as white as snow... that is, if they were white before serving dinner. If you liked the way Nodaya-net's nifty Sing-A-Long Tongs added amusement to your kitchen, the Toothbrush Dish Brush is sure to make you smile!