Beyond The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Gadgets and Food News

Domino’s Japan Star Wars Pizza Promo

Star Wars Special Set from Domino's Japan includes lightsaber utensils and an R2-D2 delivery box.

I would order Domino’s Japan just to get it delivered in an R2-D2 box. Throw in some lightsaber utensils and I’d order it again to make sure I could get both the fork and the spoon (a spoon??). But eat Domino’s and watch Star Wars Episode One The Phantom Menace? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. One can only handle so much!

(Via Boing Boing)

May 4, 2012   No Comments

Burger In A Bento Box

Hamburger Bento Lunch Box

This two-tier Hamburger Bento Lunch Box would make for a nice way to transport a cheeseburger. Put the burger on the bottom and the buns on the top and by lunchtime they won’t be a soggy mess. Or put rice and veggies in it like you are supposed to, but that wouldn’t be any fun now, would it? It is a burger lunchbox after all.

April 9, 2012   No Comments

Happy Kitchen Candy Hamburgers

Happy Kitchen Candy Hamburgers from Kracie

It is important to know where your food comes from. Even if that means getting your fast food meal in powdered form.

The Happy Kitchen Candy Hamburger kit is a make-it-yourself treat that even comes complete with a cola just waiting to be fizz. And while ordering a burger and fries (that you have to mix yourself) from Japan may seem like a roundabout way of getting a happy meal, just think how much sweeter it will taste knowing the effort behind it. And the fact that it also happens to be candy.

Your favorite fast food meal now comes in miniature candy form with the hamburger edition of the Happy Kitchen series! Mix the dough, cut the french fries, ‘bake’ the buns, shape the hamburgers, mold the cheese and even prepare your own ketchup. To wash it all down, you’ve got a cola to go along with your meal. From start to finish, you’ll have a smile on your face as your prepare you miniature treat!

(Via Gizmodo)

March 23, 2012   No Comments

It’s A Zoo In There (The Fridge, That Is)


Fridgeezoo gives a voice to all the critters of the icebox by howling and screaming if the refrigerator door gets held open too long. The gadgets are shaped like little milk cartons dressed up as various cold-climate creatures such as a polar bear, a penguin, a seal or a walrus. Of course, since these Japanese gadgets are probably light-activated, you can save even more energy just by unscrewing the refrigerator light.

(Via Oh Gizmo! and Craziest Gadgets)

November 2, 2010   No Comments

Watermelon Cooler Leaves Square Melons In The Dirt

Joybond Watermelon Cooler Marugoto Tamachan

It’s no secret that the Japanese have some sort of unearthly fascination with watermelons. After all, it’s hard to imagine any other culture developing the square watermelon (cucumbers too). Perhaps the Joybond Watermelon Cooler (Marugoto Tamachan) is some sort of apology to watermelon-kind. Apparently designed as a luxury transport for (round) watermelons, the portable cooler could be yours for only about $230. Next up, a jet-pack attachment so they can be sent into space. Just kidding. (Maybe.)

(Via Slippery Brick)

July 19, 2010   No Comments

In Zombiefied Japan, You Eat The Zombies

Zombie Jerky

Zombies never go out of style. Luckily, when salted just right, they never spoil either. Then again, since they’re already dead, they are already pretty much spoiled, but apparently zombies taste good in that condition. In any event, when in Japan you can pick up a bag of Zombie Jerky for about $4.50 (399 yen) and find out.

Via Pink Tentacle. Be sure to click the link to check it out in all its blue, “graveyard aged” perfection.

May 28, 2010   1 Comment