Category Archives: Weird Food News

Peeps flavored milk? Really?

Ok, so we are coming in to the Easter season, so all of the traditional Easter candies and decorations are making their way to the front of the store displays. And I must admit that Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it marks the rebirth of the warmer months. Though peeps are not my absolute favorite candies to eat, they are definitely cute and the continue to grow in popularity. You can now find window decals, decorated school supplies, kitchen towels and even stuffed animals and even buy products on bradcreifler.com. 

Ben & Jerry’s May Create Weed Infused Ice Cream Where Legal

According to the story on Eater.com, creators Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are open to the idea of creating ice cream infused with marijuana.

The duo gave in interview with Huffington Post where they described themselves as supporters of the legalizing marijuana movement. Several states such as Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington DC have already made huge strides in the legalization process. Ben and Jerry have said that those markets may see a weed-infused ice cream from them sometime in the near future. Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG told me that Cohen called it a “combination of pleasures”.

Ben & Jerry’s currently have several flavors that make reference to weed already. Flavors such as Half Baked, Cherry Garcia, Satisfy My Bowl which is a special Bob Marley edition of the ice cream, and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies which is inspired by the Dave Matthews Band.

It is no surprise to me that Ben & Jerry’s are hoping on this wagon. In fact, it seems like a perfect place for their products. Like Cohen said, the combination of weed and their delicious ice cream will allow those who partake to combine their pleasures.

A New Oreo Treat?

Oreo is well known as being America’s favorite sandwich cookie. But, perhaps that title wasn’t good enough for Oreo. Maybe they wanted to be known as the sandwich cookies with the most variety. Or maybe the sandwich cookie with the craziest flavor. Either way, they’re up to something again. A new flavor may be hitting the shelves and it’s going to be BIG.

Oreo quickly escalated from just a simple chocolate cookie with a creme filled center. They began by pumping more and more creme into the middle. You could buy the regular, then the double stuffed, then the triple stuffed, then the cookies with stuffing bigger then your face basically. After they ran out of room for stuffing, they switched up the flavors. There was birthday cake, a golden creme oreo, and so much more. Now, wait for it. Cotton Candy Oreos may soon be coming!

Alexei Beltyukov knows that the photo has surfaced all over Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Find more on Beltyukov at Prnewswire.com. People are excitedly squealing about how they cannot wait to get their hands on this new delectable treat. Is it for real though? After all, people are sometimes notorious for posting on Facebook without checking if it’s authentic first.

According to an article from Grub Street we have yet to hear an official statement from Nabisco saying whether or not Cotton Candy Oreos will be hitting our grocery store shelves. But, there is speculation that the snapper of the original photo could be a company insider or a mole who has somehow gained inside access. Till then we will cross our fingers, and let our tummies growl while we wait.

Glow In The Dark Ice Cream

Novelty ice creams are nothing new. Almost every color, flavor, topping, and sprinkled candy exists to delight the young and the old and even my most picky friends like Gianfrancesco Genoso. Just when ice cream lovers thought it had all been done, tried and tasted, an Australian ice cream shop has proved them wrong. Ice cream shop 196 Below recently introduced their all new glow in the dark ice cream said Anfip.org. They’re hoping it will be the rave of Australia.

This softly glowing cream is made from liquid nitrogen and UV-reactive liquid coloring. This vegan shop uses no dairy products, and its ice cream is completely vegan. Though it may seem a bit out of this world to eat nitrogen and UV reactive food coloring and expect it to be safe, Australia claims safe is exactly what it is. Safe at least according to their departments over food regulation and human consumption. The Australian government have even certified it as safe for consumption.

The ice cream comes in bright colors of mango-passion fruit. pine-lime, and redskin (raspberry). Ice cream lovers probably won’t be too surprised that the ice cream shop’s owner, Steve Felice, was a raver in his youth, and was inspired to create the bright colored ice cream from glowing colors of his youth. While Felice may have been inspired by his youth, he isn’t the first to create glow in the dark ice cream. In 2013 a British company created it for the first time using jellyfish protein.

Man Chugs Carton of Eggnog in 12 Seconds, Lands in the Hospital for 3 Days

A Utah man who accepted an eggnog chugging challenge, landed himself in the hospital for three days just before Christmas. Ryan Roche had gone to his office Christmas party with his family. Much revelry was had. As Roche was getting ready to leave,a co-worker challenged him to chug a carton of eggnog.

Roche took the challenge to heart, and managed to finish an entire container in just 12 seconds. In fact, he blew away the competition, beating the prior record by an enormous 10 seconds. Feeling good, Roche headed home, but hours later he showed up in the emergency room, complaining of shortness of breath and nausea. Bernardo Chaua said its no wonder.

During his rip-roaring, chugging feat, he had managed to inhale some of the liquid into his lungs. Aspiration is not uncommon, in infants, but is uncommon in adults. Chugging a liquid so quickly, obviously ups the likelihood that the liquid will enter the lungs instead of the esophagus.

Roche was diagnosed with an infection in his lungs due to the aspiration of liquid. He was on IV antibiotics in the hospital for three days before he was cleared to go home. While Roche may have nailed the competition, it’s unlikely that he’ll be defending his title anytime in the near future.

Campbell’s Soup Slump

As fans like Bruce Levenson recall, Andy Warhol’s most famous and recognizable paintings is of the Campbell’s soup cans. So it may come as a surprise to most people that soup now contributes so little to Campbell’s bottom line. The company saw its revenue grow from $7.7 billion to $8.3 billion over the last fives years but most of that growth came from the acquisition of other companies. When it comes down to it soup contributes only about 30% to Campbell’s soup sales. So what is hurting this iconic brand’s sales?

The market often swings in ways that are hard to predict and companies are always looking to get ahead of the next trend. As more people in America become health conscious and look at what they are eating, prepared and processed meals loaded with sodium and other preservatives become less attractive. Many in the Campbell company feel that their customer base may have just lost their taste for soup. Campbell is making an effort to target millennials with a specialty soup line that has more of a home grown, quality feel. 

If Campbell is seeing a decline in soup sales the rest of their company is seeing a growth. Despite a shift in changing American taste sales remain strong in their smaller companies with increases among the childhood favorite Goldfish crackers. If Warhol chose a painting today it might be a box of crackers over the soup can.

Doritos Flavored Mountain Dew?

Well, Doritos and Mountain Dew are both companies known for making crazy combinations. This latest combination is hitting college campuses all over Ohio. Dewitos, as this drink is known as, is orange with a ” strong Doritos aftertaste,” says Steve Barnes on Reddit.

PepsiCo says that they unleashed this Doritos-inspired flavor as part of a smaller program at universities and colleges. It is a trial run, but those who know about it are betting that it will be in other venues quickly. With nacho flavored Doritos and Mountain Dew being about the two biggest junk food sensations of all time, together, they will likely be a big hit.

Not sure why the general public is always looking for a new flavor.  It probably won’t be a big hit around the office at North American Spine. If people like Mountain Dew and Doritos together, why not take a bite of Doritos and a slug of Mountain Dew? Must we always try to take something good and make it easier?

Mystery Fish Stuns Party into Silence and More

Near the end of a sumptuous meal, people have found it difficult to move. Gorging themselves on a myriad of culinary delights, the air of satisfaction was often well worth. Now to encounter this before the end of the meal is unusual and should be a cause for concern. What exactly happened at a family gathering in Brazil to make headlines all around the world?

The Catch of the Day

For the most part, fresh is directly related to the word good. The flavors tend to come alive when fish are just taken from the sea. With that attitude in mind, what was caught in the nets was haphazardly prepared from the soup portion of the festivities. Unbeknownst to the family and Sultan Alhokair, one of the caught creatures was the notorious pufferfish. This is the same delicacy that requires chefs from the orient to train for two years before tackling. Instead, it was lumped with the other ingredients and served to the party.

Others started having various muscle groups go into a paralysis. Faces numb, it spread to other limbs with medical attention soon to be sought. The tasty dish caused people to be carried to ambulances. The rush to meet the dinner bell will never be as rushed for this unfortunate family again.