Sriracha-Flavored Vodka, Japan’s Got Cookie Mail, Coming Soon – Ron Burgundy Scotch, and Edible “Art Supplies”

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: UV Vodka
Image credit: UV Vodka

Sriracha (Sigh….) Vodka.

Like a number of items that have found their way into past Friday Fourplay columns, here is one I haven’t quite decided how to feel about. On one hand, kudos to the minds at UV Vodka for pulling it off. On the other, I’m just not certain this needs to exist. It isn’t as though I’ve never encountered a pepper-spiked liquor before (though my relationship history with them is best described as “checkered”). I’m just unconvinced that we need another sriracha-flavored oddity. It may be interesting that such a thing exists, and would be still more interesting, were this brand to catch fire and begin to fly off the liquor store shelves as demand for it exploded. Whether this will soon happen and serve me a heaping plate of crow to eat remains to be seen, but for now, I’ll file this product under “Why? For the sake of Pete, Paul, and Mary, WHY?” “Fleeting curiosity; little else.”

Via Foodiggity

Image credit: Cookie Mail
Image credit: Cookie Mail

Cookie Mail

Emails aren’t edible. Tweets aren’t tasty. These are things we know. Sent messages have gained a bit of flavor however, in Cookie Mail, a service launched earlier this month. Now accepting orders from all over the world (but currently shipping only within Japan) Cookie Mail is available in message lengths of 35, 70, or 105 characters which get printed onto various assortments of cookies, one letter or hiragana character per cookie. As flavors go, sender options are 3: soft chocolate, butter cookie, or langue du chat (cat’s tongue) This method of communication certainly would take some sting out of receiving jury duty notices, past due invoice requests, and the like. Here’s hoping to see its shipping area extended beyond Japan in the near future.

Via RocketNews24

Image credit: Riviera Imports
Image credit: Riviera Imports

Yes, Virginia, There’s Ron Burgundy Scotch

I am positively in a glass case of emotion over this. If you’ve never seen the 2004 comedy ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ then with all possible haste, you need to step away from this post and watch it right now. Then watch it again and come back here. Go on, I’ll wait…
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Good stuff, yes? More good stuff: a scotch whiskey is launching later this month, and its name is “Great Odin’s Raven Special Reserve”. “Great Odin’s Raven!” is one of several exclamatory catchphrases uttered by titular character Ron Burgundy, whose favorite alcoholic beverage is scotch. Timed to coincide with the release of ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ here is a drink that’s just begging to be consumed before you head out to your next vacant lot newscaster rumble. Don’t forget your trident.

Via The Drinks Business

Image credit: Ayao Yamazaki
Image credit: Ayao Yamazaki

Edible Chocolate Paints (Tubes and all)

Japanese design firm Nendo may have just created the food/chocolate lover’s gift of the season. What on first glance appears to be a 12-piece set of artist’s paints is revealed on closer inspection to be a box of twelve chocolates shaped like paint tubes. Bearing wrappers naming their respective paint “colors” (some examples being melon, green tea, and cranberry) each paint tube is filled with a caramel or syrup flavored to match the hue named on its label.  Well-painted, Nendo.  Well-painted, indeed.

Via ThisIsColossal.com

*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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