Batman Gets His Own Beer, Whiskey-Flavored Pigs, Chocolate Shawarma, and PB&J Salad Dressing

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: FoodBeast
Image credit: FoodBeast

The Beer We Need and Deserve

Hopefully this one will rouse a smile to the face of a certain dark knight whose dour-faced photo is making internet rounds this week. Brews Wayne is an amber ale with hoppy characteristics, created for upcoming Denver Comic Con. Breckenridge Brewery has created a superhero-themed beer for three consecutive years (though one wonders why they’d risk Batman’s secret identity by hewing so closely to his birth name when deciding what to call this one.) Here’s hoping the Joker is not a beer drinker.

Via FoodBeast

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Image credit: Templeton Rye Pork Project

Whiskey-Flavored Pigs

Templeton Rye Distillery is doing the unthinkable (in a manner that has potential to be delicious.) They are attempting to breed whiskey-infused pigs.

I’ll give all those enamored of bacon and liquor a moment to absorb that and mop the saliva off their chins. . . Are we good? Okay.

By adding dry distillery grain from the whiskey-making process to the piggies’ feed, they’re hoping the result will be pork that tastes of Templeton Rye Whiskey. Click here if you’d like to request one of the only 25 booze-infused swine currently being prepared thus. But act fast, or cry all the way home.

Via Quartz

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Chocolate Shawarma

The existence of Chocolate Shawarma is a thing of beauty and a joy forever (or, barring forever, for as long as it takes to eat one.)You can keep your endless parade of donut hybrids; here is an idea with some (figurative) meat to it. I have to think the Avengers movie’s post-credit scene would have gone down differently, had Tony Stark taken the gang for these instead of the traditional style of shawarma.


Image credit: Food Republic
Image credit: Food Republic

SaladShots In the Dark

In close to 40 years of television-viewing, I’ve seen my share of salad dressing commercials. For all the bright colors and quick movements, all the generic uptempo music and dressing bottle acrobatics and slow-motion shots of dressing sprays arcing through the air, salad dressing has never seemed all that fun or whimsical. To me, they’ve simply existed, like taxes or something more fun than taxes but otherwise unremarkable; innocuous, but largely unexciting. Perhaps fearing that too many people share my view on the matter, SaladShots is rising to the occasion. Planning to bust out dressing flavors like PB&J, Mac and Cheese, and Chocolate Chip, they aim nonetheless to reduce the amount of fat, processed sugar, and sodium content. No small feat given the somewhat indulgent-sounding flavors, but time will tell.

Via Food Republic

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