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Eco-Friendly 'Loving Pets' Bamboo Food Bowls For Dogs & Cats: Review

When is a pet bowl, not just any pet bowl?  When it's a BambuBowl by Loving Pets - a pet food bowl made from a lightweight, renewable, recyclable material that you won't have to recycle for a long, long time....

Programmer Quits Job To Sell Street Food

A game programmer finds that his job in high tech isn't as he expected, and instead starts selling food in the street. To his amazement, he doubles his salary and ends up doing something he enjoys much more.

Pop Goes The Wine -- With Cola Flavoring?

There is a new, and somewhat disturbing, trend in wine. In an attempt to revive a lagging wine industry the French are working on a plan to make wine more appealing to younger drinkers. To this end they have created Rouge Sucette (Red Lollipop). It is a red wine with cola flavoring and sugar added.  How do you judge the palate and bouquet of something like that?

Your VW Is Toast!

There are people who are really into cars. And then there are people who are really into Volkswagens. They just seem to be more passionate and obsessed by the iconic Nazi car than other car people. To that end all sorts of collectibles and other products have been created to commemorate the German vehicles -- such as a toaster in the shape of a VW bus that brands the toast with the VW logo.

When Dr. Pepper Fails Try Mr. Q Cumber

If you are tired of the regular brands and breeds of soda pop, then you may be pleasantly surprised by Mr. Q Cumber. A sip of this drink is said to be like biting into a crisp, fresh, cool cucumber. While the idea of turning cucumbers into soda may seem strange, the truth is that cucumbers are actually fruit and in the same botanical family as melons. Like tomatoes, we just tend to use them as vegetables. So Mr. Q Cumber is a lot of fruity goodness.

Scary Grilled Fish Sandwich Gives The Dog A Bone

Japan's Kyoto Aquarium makes no bones about their limited-time-only “Grilled Dog Ayu,” giving brave buyers the fish, the whole fish and nothing but the fish accompanied by lotus root chips and Perilla leaves on a crusty bun. Bonus goodness? It only costs a fin.

When Frosty Comes To Your Summer Barbecue

So you wanted to have the most amazing barbecue and potluck ever so you invited EVERYONE you could think of. But Santa was vacationing on Christmas Island and the Easter Bunny was doing archaeological work on Rapa Nui. Frosty and a couple of his snowmen friends decided to come and you asked them to bring the ice. They forgot. So you improvised. At least that is the story you are going to tell when you use these fun Defrosty Reuseable Ice Cubes.

Going To Travel This Summer? Take A SunRocket!

Whether you are camping, picnicking, backpacking, or on a cross-country road trip there is nothing like being able to make a hot cup of tea or some instant soup for a quick pick-me-up or a hot meal to keep you going. You don't have to stop and build a fire anymore. You can set your SunRocket out and let the sun do the work. Once your water is hot the SunRocket also keeps your chosen liquid hot for hours.

The Awakening Of Bacon

Whoever invented the alarm clock that was designed to jar a person from slumber had an evil streak running through them. But for better or worse, the method of using a ringing alarm clock stuck for quite some time, so much so that even when electronic sounds in midi and wav formats entered the scene, there was still a ringing bell option.

Caviar From Oklahoma? Strange But True!

Caviar was once so inexpensive and so common in the United States that it was served for free in saloons in the early 19th century. The salty fish roe was tasty and made the saloon patrons thirsty so that they would order more beer. Nowadays the food has been relegated back to the wealthier segments of the population. Much of the caviar available comes from Russia, but there is a new venue on the rise for caviar production -- Oklahoma.

Lotteria's Massive 14” Big Rib Sandwich Is A McRib On Steroids

Japan's Lotteria restaurants are celebrating the first anniversary of their popular Pork Ribs Sandwich in a BIG way with a Big Rib Sandwich! The 35cm (14”) long limited-edition pork-apalooza features three boneless McRib-style patties laid end-to-end on a sliced baguette bun.

Now Coke Is REALLY Ice Cold

Coca-Cola has come up with a new gimmick to boost their sales and it is a really cool idea. Actually it is ice cold. This summer the company brought out its newest innovation -- a Coke bottle made of ice. Now your drink will stay very cold and when you are done there is no bottle to clutter up the environment. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the ice bottle is only available in Colombia so far.

McDonald's Japan “Quarter Pounder Jewelry” Puts Luxury In Your Lunch

Want some bling with your burgers? You'll be lovin' it more than usual on July 6th, 13th and 20th when McDonald's Japan rolls out three very special Quarter Pounders but you'd better act fast: each “Quarter Pounder Jewelry” sandwich will be sold for one day only.

Trongs: Chopsticks On Steroids?

We love our finger foods. From fried chicken to ribs and wings we are obsessed. The biggest problem with these wonderful foods is that they leave our hands a mess. Sure we can load up on the napkins, but that just doesn't quite do the whole job as we remain sticky. We need a way to handle the food without getting messy in the first place. Enter Trongs. These strange looking claws make it possible to eat your favorite finger food neatly and easily, and still be able to take a drink of your beer or soda in between bites without requiring an entire forest to be turned into napkins.

Meat The Crazy Dresses Made Out Of Food

Unless you have been hiding under a huge rock for the last few years you will know that, in 2010, Lady Gaga shocked the world when she wore a dress made entirely from meat at the MTV Video Music Awards. This got me thinking, although I'm not sure it should have, about whether there may be any other crazy clothing items out there made from food. It turns out that there is. So take a look, there are some absolute crackers.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Combats Dinner-For-One Blues

There’s not much that’s lonelier than having a bowlful of tasty noodles and no one to share them with. The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows you to slurp away while also staying in contact with your nearest and dearest.

This Is Why We're Fat: Whopper Hands-Free Eating Device

A hands-free Whopper holder? Really? Strange, yes, but true. Burger King created the device as part of a promotional gimmick to celebrate their 50th anniversary in Puerto Rico. For the promotion at total of 50 of the holders were produced to be given away. It is reminiscent of the feed bags that working horses wear so that they can keep going without stopping for a nosh.

No Joke, These Artists Are Bananas

As children, these artists were clearly never told not to play with their food. Apparently, they ran out of canvas and tradional sculpting material, so they used whatever they could get their hands on. Namely, bananas.

Riding The Stone Wave In Your Microwave

Historically the invention of the microwave made cooking a whole lot faster and easier, even is all some of us do is nuke leftovers, frozen dinners, and popcorn. With the Stone Wave you can add to your repertoire of microwave cuisine almost as easily. The specially designed stoneware pot allows you to cook food in a healthy, low-fat, and -- best of all -- fast way.

Need A Buzz? Grow Your Own Coffee!

You don't have to move to Latin America or Africa to grow your own coffee. You can do it right there in the comfort of your home with a Grow Your Own Coffee kit. You won't exactly be giving Starbucks a run for the money, but it is a fun idea for coffee addicts and caffeine addicted gardeners. Since Starbucks just raised its prices maybe it is time for you to drink the brew you grew.