KFC Japan Serving Deep-Fried Soup, NY Comic Con’s Beer Defender, Facebook-Flavored Ice Cream, and Spreadable “Beer Butter”

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.

Image credit: KFC Japan
Image credit: KFC Japan

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

Image credit: NewYorkComicCon.com
Image credit: NewYorkComicCon.com

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.

Via NewYorkComicCon.com

Image credit: OddityCentral.com
Image credit: OddityCentral.com

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

Image credit: Selfridges.com
Image credit: Selfridges.com

Spreadable Beer

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.

Via Foodbeast

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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