Philippine Crocodile Egg Ice Cream, Whole Foods Locales Selling Camel Milk, Urban Beehives for Your Home, and Berlin’s Perfume & Cocktail Bar

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: Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream
Image credit: Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream

Crocodile Egg Ice Cream

Sweet Spot Artisan Ice Cream In Davao City, Philippines makes a specialty ice cream with eggs. That wouldn’t be noteworthy (ice cream frequently counts eggs among its ingredients) if the eggs didn’t come from a local crocodile farm situated near the ice cream shop.  The crocodile eggs, approximately 80% yolk, are said to be healthier than chicken eggs, and are a key ingredient in the hand-mixed batches of crocodile ice cream made available in different flavors. Well played, Philippines.  You’ve officially pulled ahead in the unique ice cream ingredient race forming the core of every person’s fundamental belief system (What’s that? It’s only me who feels that way about artisan ice cream ingredients? Oh…okay, then never mind…)

Via RocketNews24

Image credit: DesertFarms.com
Image credit: DesertFarms.com

Whole Foods Camel Milk

“As much as I love a nice glass of ice-cold milk, I often wish it tasted a bit more gamey,” said no person in the history of the world. Nevertheless, Desert Farms Camel Milk is coming to Whole Foods supermarket shelves throughout Reno, Nevada and Northern California. Said to taste a bit sweeter—and yes, gamier, apparently—than cow’s milk, it will be sold frozen, going for a tidy sum of about$26.00 per 16-ounce bottle (yep, you read that right.) Rich in calcium, protein, Vitamin B1 and more, camel milk is reportedly lower in fat than whole USDA milk. So, depending on how adamant one is that good health should be delivered via routine ingestion of lactating camel secretions, this product has potential to become an expensive (though ultimately beneficial) habit.

Via Thrillist

Image credit: CNET
Image credit: CNET

Urban Beehives…For Our Homes…

Try as I might, (sarcasm imminent) I simply cannot conceive a single way in which cultivating a bee colony inside one’s home has any potential to go badly (sarcasm concluded). Born of honorable intentions, those of presenting a solution to declining bee populations and encouraging sustainability in modern-day households, the hives were designed with planted flowers to attract the bees, internal honeycomb structure for them to live in, and a smoke actuator to mellow their vibe before one goes in to harvest fresh honey.  The concept would sound even more awesome than it already does (and despite my earlier facetiousness, I do think it’s a neat idea), if it didn’t also sound like the blueprint of a future bee-themed disaster movie starring James Franco, wherein the bees rise up under the leadership of one uncommonly intelligent member of their ranks and overthrow humanity.  Until the arrival of our striped, winged overlords, however, free in-house honey! Wheee!

Via Design Taxi

Image credit: PSFK
Image credit: PSFK

Mixing Drinks, Mixed Scents

Patrons at Fragrances, a new cocktail bar that opened yesterday June 12th at the Ritz-Carlton Berlin, can enjoy what’s being called a “multisensory mixology” experience.  Aimed at exploring the connection between our senses of taste and smell, the menu allows guests to choose their drinks by scent.  Each alcoholic beverage arrives accompanied by a small bottle of perfume, the idea being that the drink will smell and taste representative of the fragrance paired with it. Drink ingredients and fragrance elements for each pairing are displayed under glass domes in the establishment’s “Hall of Fame,” adding a visual dimension to the sensory experience.  Can’t help wondering whether I’d be likelier to earn strange looks for dabbing a bit of my chosen cocktail on pulse points and behind my ears, or for failing to do so.

Via PSFK

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World LLC. 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 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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