WAFFLE POPS: Sweet Combforts colorful tiny waffles on a stick

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If you love waffles and colorful, decadent desserts, then you're about to be obsessed with these waffle pops. California-based Sweet Combforts has stepped up the street food game with its indulgent treats. Each waffle is dipped in cookie butter, coated in your favorite toppings, and drizzled with chocolate and powdered sugar. What's not to love? Like many other trendy treats, Sweet Combforts made its grand debut at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Don't worry if you weren't able to ...  View More
May 28, 2017 Jessica

PINK PINEAPPLES are coming to a grocery store near you

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From frosé (that’s frozen rosé) to unicorn foods and merbabe lattes, it’s clear that everything’s prettier in pink. Now, meet the latest ready-for-Instagram food to take on a rosy hue: the pineapple. This new variety of the enzyme-packed fruit has been in the works since 2005, and Del Monte Fresh Produce was given the go-ahead by the Food and Drug Administration last December to sell them. Now, Del Monte and Dole have teamed up to grow the pink pineapples in Costa Rica and Hawaii—and ...  View More
May 26, 2017 Jessica

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

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The Kopi Joss ('Joss coffee') is a special Indonesian coffee. Its preparation starts off in the usual Javanese style, with loose coffee grinds and sugar added to a cup and hot water poured on top. The magic ingredient - flaming hot charcoal - is then added to the brew. So basically this is a coffee with a piece of burnt wood floating in it. Once the fire is out you can then fish the charcoal from your cup. Sometimes the coffee bubbles over, leaving messy cup covered in coffee grinds. The name is ...  View More
May 23, 2017 Michael

AVOLATTE: Truman Cafe in Melbourne serves coffee inside an avocado

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The modern culture obsession with avocados has come under the spotlight once more after a Melbourne cafe showcased a new idea for the desirable fruit. Truman Cafe in Albert Park posted a short video of their ingenious innovation to their Instagram account of a coffee being poured into a previously used avocado skin. Captioned 'Combing two of Melbourne's obsessions - lattes and avo', the post comes amid hype around millennials paying high prices for avocado breakfasts and coffees. As pioneering ...  View More
May 21, 2017 Michael

Häagen-Dazs gets a colorful new packaging to target millennials

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Ice cream brand Häagen-Dazs, which is over 50 years old, has had a brand refresh and taken on a new contemporary packaging with colorful illustrations to 'simplify' it and make it more appealing to a 'millennial' audience: 'We wanted to simplify everything and make it more vibrant and modern, and less fussy and olde-worlde. Häagen-Dazs had allowed itself to age, and had lost contact with the younger end of its audience'. The brand refresh and new packaging launches this week in the UK.  View More
May 20, 2017 Jason

Ferrero opens the World first official NUTELLA CAFE in Chicago

A new Nutella Cafe is set to hit the streets of Chicago this month — and no, it’s not inside Eataly. Ferrero, the Italian brand that invented and manufactures the chocolate-hazelnut spread, is opening its first all-Nutella cafe on May 31 inside Chicago’s Millennium Park Plaza on the city’s East Side. Patrons will be offered a menu of food items featuring Nutella, including crepes, gelato, oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, croissants, waffles, pancakes, and a fruit fondue plate. Unlike the menu ...  View More
May 17, 2017 Tiffany

SUSHI SNEAKERS: From Sushi to ‘Shoe-shi’ by Chef Yujia Hu

An Italian sushi chef is taking his love of the NBA to another level with his latest food creation. Yujia Hu is a Chinese-born chef living in Milan, Italy, who first gained attention for his NBA sushi faces. According to the bio on his website, he attended art school but left to work in the family restaurant. He continued to be inspired by the art scene in Milan and eventually began to use his culinary skills to create likenesses of NBA stars out of sushi. Now the food artist is back with a line ...  View More
May 15, 2017 Jason

Pastry chef Cedric Grolet’s playful, delicious Rubik’s Cube cakes

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One thing is better than a mind-based puzzle, and that’s a puzzle made of cake. Pastry chef and general genius of baking, Cédric Grolet (2016 best pastry chef according to the Relais Desserts association), is getting loads of attention on the internet thanks to his snazzy Rubik’s cake. This appetizing geometric creation in tribute to the famous Rubik’s Cube is served in the Le Dali restaurant of the prestigious hotel Le Meurice, Paris. The Rubik’s cake is made of teeny cubes of cakes ...  View More
April 5, 2017 Jessica

MUKIMONO: Japanese artist Gaku’s carvings on fruits and vegetables

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Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations. One constraint to carving fruits and vegetables is that sometimes you must work fast. The moment a peel is removed, oxidization will start to discolor your artwork. So, depending on ...  View More
March 5, 2017 Tiffany
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