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Japan Has Kit Kats of Many Colors and Flavors
Posted on 07.08.07 by Widge @ 12:47 am
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Maccha Milk Kit Kat from Japan

One thing you have to give the Japanese credit for: they'll experiment with some crazy flavors of things. Slashfood points out that Kit Kats have exploded over there.

Inventor Spot mentions several flavors, including the one pictured, which is green tea with milk. There's also a "Red Azuki Bean" variation, as well as cherry-flavored white chocolate. Rinkya Blog makes mention of kiwi and orange, to name a couple. Japan Newbie from a while back showed packaging for melon and passion fruit.

They point out the Wikipedia article as well, which lists a crapload of different varieties, including pumpkin and white chocolate with maple syrup.

And here in America we get...chocolate. White chocolate sometimes. Dark chocolate if we're lucky. Bah.

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Fast Food Adverts: They Fight Reality, Reality Always Wins
Posted on 05.05.07 by Widge @ 1:58 am
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I must concur: this is a great idea. The West Virginia Surf Report is taking the pics of fast food items as they appear in advertising and putting them side by side with what they look like when actually purchased. No doubt the fast food PR flaks are preparing to tell us that exposure to our grubby little hands makes the sandwiches look like they've been deflated.

I mean...Jesus, look at that Arby's Beef n Cheddar there. It looks like it's going to either come lumbering after your children or try to attack Steve McQueen in the basement of a diner, one of the two.

Found via Boing Boing.

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Lost Candy From My Misspent Youth
Posted on 04.15.07 by Widge @ 10:09 pm
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Well, Neatorama showed us Nostalgic Candy's website, which purports to sell scads of candy that we all enjoyed when we were, you know, sitting around watching Saturday morning cartoons and such. And this got me thinking...which is always a scary proposition.

You know what I miss? Marathon Bars. And I'm not talking about what was sold in the UK and eventually renamed Snickers, I'm talking about these. And no, I don't remember the commercials (and, sadly, nobody seems to have posted one online anywhere where I could find it), but I do remember those were some damn fine candy bars.

Looks like I'm going to have to check out these soon. Just to see if it comes close.

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How Pancakes Are Like Heroin: It's a Jim Gaffigan Routine Gone Horribly Wrong
Posted on 04.13.07 by Widge @ 1:55 am
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Here's something fairly disturbing: making pancakes in the style of preparing heroin. Probably not coming soon to your local IHOP.

Where does it end? Muffin spliffs?

Found via Boing Boing.

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Pimp That Snack: The Creme Egg That Ate Toledo
Posted on 04.12.07 by Widge @ 4:11 pm
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Giant Cadbury Creme Egg

I don't know why the maniacs who post at Pimp That Snack amuse me so. Maybe it's just because they truly embody the principle "Nothing exceeds like excess." Take for example this version of a Cadbury Creme Egg, so big you'd think it was filled not with creme, but that stuff from Food of the Gods. I mean, seriously, look how the regular sized creme eggs worship it like a god. That's just freaky, man.

Found via Neatorama.
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After This Candy, Your Kids Will Beg For Broccoli
Posted on 02.01.07 by Widge @ 8:57 pm
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Over at Cotton and Sand, they've turned their twisted headspace into a candy factory from hell. Sure, the idea of Seafood Gumbo Reese's Cups is extremely nasty (but we can't prosecute them for that!), but you start to get to true genius when they reveal the Hershey's Breast Milk Chocolate:

...we can either choose to merely suckle at the teat of life or dive headfirst into the cleavage of this world and let it knock us around with its giant breasts and enjoy the ride.

Uh-oh. I just woke up B-Naut.

Found via Neatorama.

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Helms Deep in Candy: The Big Fat Sweet Sweet Sugary Kill
Posted on 01.17.07 by Widge @ 4:37 am
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Helms Deep in candy

This is insane. I mean truly certifiable. Somebody went and recreated the battle of Helms Deep in candy. Gummy Bear orcs, Tootsie Pop siege engines, and blood and carnage provided by red Nerds and licorice rope.

And finally, just like he said he would, Gandalf comes to the rescue. If you look closely you can see him with a wizard's staff just wrecking shit in the middle of orcs who are getting fucking pwnt. Pwnt is Ent-speak for owned.

Pure tooth-rotting genius. Plenty of pics for you to marvel at here.

Found via Boing Boing.

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Popcorn Now Available in Spicy Brains Flavor!
Posted on 01.17.07 by Widge @ 12:47 am
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Undead Orville Redenbacher

Yes, that's right. Not even death can save you from being a pitchman. Orville Redenbacher was CG-resurrected for a new popcorn ad. And he's lodged firmly in the Uncanny Valley, if you know what I mean. It aired on the Golden Globes so maybe it's on YouTube, but I'm sure as hell not going to go looking for it. The still is creepy enough as it stands.

Apparently ConAgra is the company behind this decision, but my inside sources tell me that ConAgra was recently acquired clandestinely by some company called The Umbrella Corporation? I dunno, it rings a bell, but I can't quite place it...

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Carrie: The Cake of Endless Wonder That No One Will Claim!
Posted on 01.04.07 by Widge @ 10:40 pm
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Carrie Cake

Mark Frauenfelder, one of the head BoingBoingologists and author of The World's Worst, went to the Bazaar Bizarre craft show in December and took a pic of the cake that all the Constant Readers of this site will want for their next birthday.

For the full pic and more, check it out here. Mark posted it to Boing Boing here.

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Blair's 2006 Halloween Reserve Hot Sauce
Posted on 10.29.06 by Widge @ 11:44 pm
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Well, I'm not too sad about having missed out on the 299 limited edition numbered bits of Blair's 2006 Halloween Reserve Hot Sauce. Topped off with a skull and some lovely orange wax, it's a little too hot for me, mind you. Although...dunno, maybe a drop of it in a bigass bowl of chili. But alas, they've already sold out. And the special Halloween Mega Death was only available at their store. Probably for the best. For my own self protection, no doubt.

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