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Introducing FOMZ, Zero Gravity Fruit In A Can

FOMZ, Zero Gravity Fruit in a Can

There are never-ending options when it comes to mixers. This is a good thing, as a little squirt of this or a dash of that can change the entire complexion of an alcoholic beverage. Usually however, those mixers don’t come in foam form. Enter FOMZ, a new foamy alternative to traditional mixers. The innovative edible contains no alcohol on its own, so it can also be used for virgin beverages. Using nitrous oxide as a propellant, the foamy goodness comes out of the can similar to how a whipped cream canister operates. Just point and squeeze.

Press release and in-action video after the jump.

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March 8, 2011   No Comments

‘Drinkify’ To Your Heath With Tropicana Tropolis

PepsiCo's Tropicana Tropolis is set to  'snackify' beverages and 'drinkify' snacks.

Well news of this sort is sure to inspire ridicule. At the very least, in how it is presented. PepsiCo announced that they want to ‘snackify’ drinks and ‘drinkify’ food. Yes, they used those words. From the CEO of PepsiCo:

“We see the emerging opportunity to ‘snackify’ beverages and ‘drinkify’ snacks as the next frontier in food and beverage convenience.”

And the result? Tropicana Tropolis, a new “portable kids snack” that will be available in three fruit blends starting at the end of this month. Named CherryWorld, GrapeWorld and AppleWorld, the fruit squeezers are designed to appeal to kids while “an online universe will allow them to discover the fun in fruit through interactive games”.

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January 3, 2011   No Comments

Rack Up Some Fruit On The Grill

Fruit Grill Rack

Some grill accessories create inspiration simply by existing. Burgers and hotdogs may dominate the grilling landscape, but the proliferation of specialized grill racks means that those old standbys are going to have to give up some space on the grill. We’ve seen the Chile Pepper Grill Rack, we’ve seen the Chicken Rack, and now we have the Fruit Grill Rack to add to the arsenal.

Priced at only twelve bucks, the stainless-steel contraption provides an inexpensive way to secure round fruits and vegetables on the grill. Perfect for apples, peaches, pears or even tomatoes, the no-nonsense design eliminates the balancing act normally required when jostling round food about on the grill. Safely secured in one location there may even be enough room left over for the occasional hamburger and hotdog.

April 29, 2010   1 Comment

Banana Split brings bunches of bananas to the countertop

Umbra Banana Split by Jason Nip

Not only do bananas belong in bunches, but they also belong hanging from a tree. Since most of us can’t find the time to tend the banana groves in our backyard, we need to find alternate options for banana bunch hanging. Enter the Umbra Banana Split. A nifty little banana hanger, the design by Jason Nip features styling in white and “mellow yellow” for that all important banana appeal (ahem).

(Via Dwell)

August 25, 2009   No Comments

Stem Gem claw game wins a strawberry every time

Chef'n Stem Gem Strawberry Huller

Using the Chef’n Stem Gem Strawberry Huller is like playing a skill crane that you win every time. There isn’t even any skill necessary to win this claw game. The strawberry huller operates at the press of a button, expanding the grabber. Simply insert into the strawberry and twist to scoop out the stem and leaves. Easy! Of course, the best thing about this game is that instead of wining a shoddily made stuffed animal, you get a delicious ready-to-eat strawberry… and then another… and then another…

July 27, 2009   No Comments

Pocket pie for your pocket


Everybody likes food-on-the-go. Grabbing a bite when out and about is a quick and easy to way to refuel. While there may be seemingly endless options for the mobile eater, portable pies could use a little more representation. Sure, you could opt for a McDonald’s Apple Pie, but wouldn’t one you had baked yourself be so much better? Sure it would.

Preparing portable pies doesn’t have to be the messy affair you may think it is. These Pocket Pie Molds from Williams-Sonoma make it easy. Just roll out your dough, use the mold to create either a star or heart shape, place it in the mold along with your desired filling and crimp it shut. Baked or deep-fried, the little pies go a long way when you are on the go.

June 26, 2009   No Comments