Food. Let’s face it, it’s awesome. And as such, it’s the inspiration for many an invention. (Just watch late night TV.) Whether you’re a beef eater or a vegan, you love sugar or despise caffeine, there’s one thing we all can agree on. Food makes the world go ‘round. So in honor of the everyday consumable that every human being since the dawn of man has needed… I give you my top 10 food inspired finds. From the wacky to the practical to the delicious—there’s something for everyone. Just like food itself.
Ben & Jerry's Pint Lock10. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY PINT
If you’re one of those types who just can’t part with the last scoop of Phish Food, then you need to pick up this new pint size padlock from Ben and Jerry’s. Just place the lock around the top of the pint, snap it closed, your favorite late night snack will be there when your sweet tooth kicks in. Just make sure not to forget the secret combination.
For more info on Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Lock click here .
CHOPSTICK KIDS9. CHOPSTICKS BUILT FOR KIDS
The art of using chopsticks takes years of meditation. Training from Shaolin monks . Or perhaps just simply, an early start.
Chopstick Kids are soft, washable, and make learning to use chopsticks, fun—no matter what your age!
With food-safe hinges help keep the chopsticks in line and Chopstick Boy and Chopstick Grill variations, it might just be time to order up a little fine Asian Cuisine.
For more info on Chopstick Kids click here .
Fashion Plates from Elsewares8. FASHIONABLY RETRO PLATE
When’s the last time you looked at your plates and said, “Yeah, I’m cool.” Well, these fashion plates by pop ink will have you, and your guests saying that in spades. . Each set has four different saturated color designs and are molded into heavy-duty 10" Melamine plastic plates. The plates are dishwasher safe, though not microwavable. In addition to the fashion plates, Pop Ink has sets called Lovesick and Wallpaper. The set of four is $40.
For more info on Fashion Plates from Elsewares click here .
Wham-O Peeps Marshmallow Maker7. DO IT YOURSELF NOSTALGIA-MAKER
This is necessarily new, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s worth the flashback. And worth remembering the next time the holidays approach. It’s the Wham-O Peeps Marshmallow Maker.
It doesn’t get any easier. There’s no cooking involved. Just mix the marshmallow powder with water, and squeeze the concoction into the peep shaped molds. After a few minutes, viola! You and your kids have the nostalgic sugar rush you’ve been craving.
No cooking involved. Make your own marshmallow peeps anytime you feel the need.
To read more on the Peeps Machine click here .
Preva xSport portable Espresso Maker6. LIVING IT UP IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
Some like their morning Joe. For others, they need something a little stronger. They worship their morning cup of espresso. If that sounds like you, then the next time you decide to rough it camping, things might not be as rough thanks to the Preva xSport portable espresso maker. This amazing little machine has even been tested at 4400 feet above sea level with JetBoil portable stove , just to ensure you don’t wake up on the wrong side of the mountain.
To read more on the Preva xSport portable Espresso Maker click here.
The World's First Adjsutabe Heat Sauce - from the makers of Dave's Insanity Sauce5. HOT SAUCE WITH A SERIOUS TWIST
Dave’s Insanity Sauce is infamous for being one of the hottest of the hot. Now Dave has something new. A hot sauce that can go from an inferno to a sizzle with a simple twist. It works by having two compartments, one with hot sauce and one with mild sauce. With a twist of the adjustable nozzle you can determine your perfect spicy blend.
To read more about the World’s First Adjustable Heat Sauce click here .
Callisons Flavor Skewers4. BBQ FLAVORING FOR DUMMIES
I happen to be a BBQ expert. But for those of you who haven’t quite mastered the fine art of hovering over your grill infusing flavor onto your summer delights, (and slyly discarding those BBQ items that are deemed unworthy) then these pre-seasoned flavor skewers from Callisons are right up your alley.
The skewers come in all sorts of flavors, including Thai Coconut Lime, Garlic herb, Citrus Rosemary and Honey Bourbon. You simply soak them in the liquid of your choice (water, wine, beer) and when you’re ready, just stab the meat, fish, chicken, tofu, whatever of your choice with the skewer, and they release the flavor. Thus, infusing it with BBQ glory in just minutes. They cost about $8 bucks. See, wasn’t that easy.
To buy Callisons Flavor Skewers click here .
Michael Cluizel Cocoa Nib "prescriptions"3. YOUR TIME-RELEASED COCOA PRESCRIPTION
How do you turn a late night cram session into a delicious opportunity? Just ask Richard Perl, chairman and CEO of Chocolat Michel Cluizel, the Manhattan outpost of the legendary Parisian chocolatier. They’ve made late night cramming easier than ever thanks to their new “time release” cocoa nibs wrapped in dark chocolate. Perl says, “they deliver the clarity, mental focus and peak concentration levels you look for from a cup of coffee without the negative side effects like anxiety or that jittery feeling you get from high doses of caffeine.”
These wonderfully delicious Michel Cluizel Cocoa Nib “prescriptions” are appropriately sold by the vial. You can find them here .
Miracle pill makes anything sour taste sweet2. SAY GOODBYE TO SOUR
Picture yourself taking a nice big bite of a bitter lemon. Mmmm. Now imagine somehow, miraculously it suddenly tasted sweet. Well, that’s the miracle of a pink-colored tablet containing a sweet-inducing protein called miraculin, made from a tropical fruit native to West Africa. Pop one tablet and anything sour that you eat will taste sweet for up to 2 hours. That’s because the protein miraculin firmly finds to sweet receptor cells in a person’s tongue when sour substances are present. The protein transmits a false message to the brain, resulting in a strong, sweet taste.
You can read more here and here
Sauce Dispensing Chopsticks1. THE WORLD’S LAZIEST CHOPSTICKS
These chopsticks are perfect if you just don’t have it in you to reach across the table in one direction for the soy sauce and then reach the opposite way for the wasabe, or duck sauce, or whatever. I’m too lazy to think about what I could put in these remarkable Sauce Dispensing Pipette style Chopsticks. With a simple squeeze you release just the right amount of added spice. Mmmm… anyone up for a little Dim Sum?
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