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Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

Dream Or Nightmare: Coffee Wine In A Can

If you’re a coffee lover and a wine lover, we’re about to tell you something that will either completely excite or disgust you. Friends Fun Wine has launched a collection of low-calorie, low-alcohol coffee wines in cans: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino. I’m completely confused about how to feel about it.  Keep reading »

Dream Or Nightmare: This Vending Machine Dispenses Hot Burritos

On one hand, I fucking love burritos. On the other hand, I don’t usually trust food, other than candy, soda or chips, that comes out of a mysterious contraption located in the same space as where I pump gas. While part of me wants to get excited about the Burrito Box, “the world’s first burrito kiosk” (stationed inside two separate gas stations in LA), because, hello, EDIBLE MAGIC, I am understandably concerned about the quality, freshness and safety of sticking that edible magic in my piehole. According to Buzzfeed, the burritos come in five “flavors,” each costing $3, and you can customize your order with toppings like guacamole, sour cream and Tabasco, for an additional fee. So far, reviews are mixed. The guy who posted the photo above to Instagram said his burrito “wasn’t that bad,” which I am going to say is a positive review given his burrito came out of a somewhat mysterious orange box in a gas station. But LAist tried all five “flavors” of burrito — three of which are breakfast burritos, with eggs, BTW — and called them “bland” and “colorless and unappetizing.” But honestly? That’s how I’d describe most pricey, sit down Mexican restaurants in New York City. When I’m in LA later this month, I am totally going to go to the burrito box and report back. [Buzzfeed[Photo: Instagram]

Dream Or Nightmare: Disney Princess Lingerie

Disney Princess Lingerie

I’m not usually one to go crazy for Disney Princesses or novelty lingerie (unless it involves Ninja Turtles), but I have to say, I’m unexpectedly smitten with these Disney Princess bra and panties sets from Japan. They totally capture the spirit of each princess, but in a sexy, modern way. Like, if I saw that Aurora bra at Nordstrom today, I would just throw all my cash and credit cards down on the counter and say, “I don’t even care how much it costs, GIMME THAT BRA.” Check out close-up shots of each set and tell us: would you wear them? And any guys reading: do you dig the sexy princess look?  Keep reading »

Dream Or Nightmare: A Kentucky Fried Chicken-Scented Candle

I recently went on a fall candle shopping spree, so every room of my house is now filled with blissful smells like balsam wood, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, firewood, and cranberry peppermint. But you know what scent is missing from my candle lineup? KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN. Luckily, a Kentucky candlemaker named Kathy Werking has created just such a product, and she didn’t take her job lightly. Check out the product description:

“To craft the perfect xtra crispy aroma, Kathy picks up her cast iron skillet, adds a little seasoning, and gets to work. To make these candles, she fries chicken in all-natural soy wax and adds an infusion of family secrets.”

Yep, these candles are the real deal. If the thought of the aroma of fried chicken wafting through your house fills you with glee instead of dry heaves, you’ll need to act fast: the first batch of 25 KFC candles sold out in under a minute, and the next batch of 100 is going fast! [$22, Kentucky For Kentucky]

Dream Or Nightmare: Stuffing Waffles And Gravy Syrup

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My attitude about pretty much everything on a standard Thanksgiving menu is “oh, that’s nice,” but when it comes to stuffing and gravy, my attitude is more along the lines of, “GIVE IT ALL TO ME.” So obviously, I’m really into the idea of these stuffing waffles drizzled with gravy “syrup.” Finally, a perfectly engineered day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast food (way better than the mashed potato and cranberry sauce omelette my dad is so fond of). Are you with me in my desire to chow down on a stack of these? Or does the idea of a savory, gravy-drenched waffle make your stomach turn? [Neatorama]

Dream Or Nightmare: A Blue Cheese Lollipop

Three words: Blue. Cheese. Lollipop. OK, let’s all just make a communal “Eeeeeeeewwww!” sound now to get it over with, but after we’re done with that I feel compelled to report that Lollyphile, the company who makes these cheesy candies, claims that they’re actually really good, which apparently came as a surprise to them:

“It started off as a joke. We were all scared to try it. Maria (our model) popped it in her mouth and said, ‘Oh! It’s awesome!’ And we assumed she was lying until she ate the whole thing. And then we apologized for doubting her and tried them out and they were, in fact, awesome, because you know what? Sweetness & sharp cheeses go together- it’s why restaurants drizzle honey on gorgonzola. Anyway. It’s fun, it’s sweet, it’s bizarre, it’s an adventure.”

I’d definitely be more willing to try one of these than, say, a breast milk lollipop (shudder), but I’m still not sure I’m sold. How about you guys? If you’re keen for a lick of sweet, salty cheese, your can get 4 lollipops for $10 on the Lollyphile website.

[Laughing Squid]

Dream Or Nightmare: The Macaroni And Cheese Martini

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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the macaroni and cheese martini. Unlike other strange martinis we’ve seen in the past (I’m looking at you, pho cocktail), this drink doesn’t aim to replicate the flavors of mac and cheese with various liquors and spices; it’s actually just a martini glass full of smoked cheddar macaroni and cheese that is served with a shot glass of vodka to drizzle over the top. I think it sounds delicious (like, I’m not even that big of a drinker, but I would binge drink mac and cheese if given the chance). Would you like to try it for yourself? Buy a ticket to San Diego and make a reservation at Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, where this crazy concoction is currently being served. Cheers! [Boing Boing]

Dream Or Nightmare: Ecuador’s Famous Cliff Swing

Ecuador Cliff Swing

This photo of a crazy cliff swing in Ecuador known as “the swing at the end of the world” probably has all you crazy daredevil types frantically searching travel sites for a plane ticket to South America. That’s cool. For me and my fellow “I’ll just drink a lemonade on the sidelines, thanks” types, it’s causing some light hyperventilation and, like every photo involving great heights, randomly making my feet itch(?!). After the jump, check out one more pic of a brave soul swinging out over the abyss, and tell us: is this cliff swing your dream or your nightmare? [Oddity Central] Keep reading »

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Dream Or Nightmare: The Pho Cocktail

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A lot of the people I know who are into pho — which, for the uninitiated, is a Vietnamese noodle soup — are, like, really into pho. They eat it four or five times a week, are constantly on the hunt for the best hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant, and love nothing more than correcting people who pronounce it wrong. I mean, I love me some pho, but I have a hard time keeping up with them. For my pho-obsessed friends, the new pho-flavored cocktail dreamed up by a Philadelphia bartender might be the holy grail of alcoholic beverages. It’s made with gin or vodka, lime juice, a blend of pho broth seasonings (including charred ginger, onions, and star anise), basil, mint, and cilantro, and garnished with pickled bean sprouts and Sriracha sauce. For non-pho fanatics, though, I’m guessing this cocktail will be something of an acquired taste. Which camp are you in? [Neatorama]

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