Wine-Infused Sriracha, Spain to Make Bones from Beer Waste, Japan’s Home Beer Slushie Machine, and Tomato-Based Car Parts

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: Ravenswood
Image credit: Ravenswood

Sriracha Gets Tipsy

Jojo’s Sriracha has partnered with Ravenswood Winery to create a wine-infused sriracha sauce duo, each made with 2012 Zinfandel or 2012 Petite Sirah. This culinary chimera can be yours for $14 per jar, or those with seeking a bit more “fruit”(the drinkable, alcoholic kind) in their diet can pony up $8 more to receive their sauce accompanied by a bottle of the corresponding wine. Here’s hoping this product line won’t usher in a new age of sriracha snobs arguing endlessly about the sauce’s “nose” and “mouthfeel.”

Via Thrillist.com

Image credit: The Braiser
Image credit: The Braiser

They Say Beer Is In His Bones

Did you know that organic beer by-product shares much of its primary chemical composition with human bone? Me neither. But a team of scientists in Spain do, and they’re currently researching using this to the potential advantage of many, as it seems that these components may be well-suited to the purpose of re-growing bones. Oh, cherished friend beer . . . what can’t you do?

Via The Braiser

Image credit: Kirin USA
Image credit: Kirin USA

Someone’s In the Kitchen with Beer Slushies

This machine isn’t new; it debuted in Japan and at Dodgers Stadium a couple of years ago. What’s new about it is that you can now have one of your very own, that you too can enjoy your next chilled brew topped with a generous chapeau of frozen beer foam. Japan Trend Shop is selling them for less than $100 USD, so you can totally score one before your next backyard barbecue or game day viewing party. As for the ridiculously overpriced hot dogs and other concessions, you’ll have to supply those yourself.

Via Thrillist Nation

Image credit: David Silverman / Getty images
Image credit: David Silverman / Getty images

My Car’s Not A Lemon; It’s a Tomato

A partnership between Ford and Heinz is exploring ways to create automobile parts from ketchup by-products such as seeds, peels, and stems. Possible manufacturing applications include wire brackets or interior compartments. It wouldn’t be the first time Ford has worked along with food and beverage purveyors toward sustainability efforts: they’ve successfully created seat cushions, door panel inserts, and seat backs from Coca-Cola plastic. If environmentally-proactive companies keep collaborating at this rate, then might we one day, rather than abandoning or junking cars that have outlived their usefulness, be able to deposit an entire unwanted vehicle into an oversized recycling bin? We can hope so.

Via NationSwell.com

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