Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.
Kentucky Fried Soup
So I’ve recently come aware that there apparently is no foodstuff that cannot be fried. I have on multiple occasions, been led to believe I had finally seen it all. The day I found out about the existence of deep-fried butter, the day I learned of deep-fried beer, and my discovery of various soft drinks in deep-fried form, were all instances that convinced me that this phenomenon had finally exhausted all possibilities. So it seems I’m wrong again. On September 5th, KFC Japan began selling deep-fried soup in the form of breaded lumps of fried corn potage. One can only wonder what’s next. Will someone attempt to deep fry a first kiss? A baby’s laughter? After deep-fried soup, those don’t sound nearly as far fetched, do they?
Via HuffPost Taste
NY Comic Con’s “Beer Defender”
Fear not, citizens! Here to rescue the populace from settling for drinking substandard beer is the Brooklyn Defender. Spawned by a partnership between the New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery, the Brooklyn Defender is the Official Beer of New York Comic Con 2013, and the American Black Ale with the power to save us all, one glass at a time. Lend a hand in defense of beer by attending a Pint Night event happening from September 24th to October 10th, and earn a limited edition Brooklyn Defender pint glass (while supplies last.) The only thing necessary for bad beer to exist is for good beer drinkers to do nothing, so let suds lovers of the world unite and take action.
Facebook-Flavored Ice Cream
I don’t know whether to feel sadder for the world or for this product’s creator. After noticing how much time his 15-year-old daughter spent on Facebook, Croatia confectioner Admir Adili created this ice cream flavor by drizzling blue syrup over plain vanilla ice cream. Customers claim it tastes like candy and bubble gum. I can’t help feeling that it tastes like a lawsuit, given that Adili admits his failure to obtain usage permission for the naming of the popular item, or for the tiny sign bearing a “Facebook” logo that identifies the ice cream flavor. This one seems destined to be one of those “get it will it lasts” deals, so if you happen to be reading this from Croatia’s Murter Island, stop into Valentino-tisno ice cream shop and “Like” a bowl before it’s gone.
Via Buzzfeed Food
Yep. You read that correctly. “Birra Spalmabile” is now yours for the purchasing online at Selfridges & Co. This brainchild of co-founders Emanuela Laurenzi of Alta Quota Brewery and Pietro Napoleone of Napoleone Chocolate Makers is available in dark or blonde varieties, and is described by the Selfridges site as “sweet and beer-perfumed jelly with an intense scent and a full-bodied taste.” Possessed of such seemingly endless versatility, the question of whether we’ll all soon be making PB&BB or BB&J sandwiches would seem to be just the tip of the beer-flavored iceberg.