Japan’s Blue Chicken Sandwich, France’s Rosé Sorbet, South Korea’s Messy Food Finger Gloves, and Glowing Energy Drinks

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: Hamakei.com
Image credit: Hamakei.com

What a Wonderful (Tasting) World

At the Japanese science museum Orbi Yokohama, one can presently purchase a sandwich that resembles our planet. We have a partnership between the BBC and Sega to thank for this visually-striking crispy chicken bite served on a blue bun. Any person who has ever eaten one of these and not pretended to be Galactus while doing so missed out on quite the opportunity.

Via Kotaku

Image credit: LichBitSun Facebook
Image credit: LichBitSun Facebook

French Rosé Wine Sorbets

Exactly what it sounds like, this is a frozen treat made with rosé wine. Created by former ice cream-maker Alain Martinez and launched with his business partner Barthélémy Gaylord, LichBitSun sorbet au vin rosé is 5%. To enjoy a taste, though, one has to travel to the Var, where it is currently available for purchase at two supermarkets and several restaurants. Many has been the time I’ve hankered to enjoy my favorite wine by the tub instead of the glass. It’s good to know I now have the option.

Via The Connexion

Image credit: Ooo10
Image credit: Ooo10

Finger Gloves

FingerNaps, created in South Korea, are plastic sleeves that slip over one’s fingers to protect them from messy foods (think greasy chicken wings, ketchup-drenched fries, or any other thing you wouldn’t want to encounter on the fingertips of someone whose hand you were about to shake.) Well-played, South Korea. My clean, dry hands are in your debt.

Via First We Feast

There She Glows Again

20140731081522-Electric_Blue_Hawaiian_GIFA product called XUVO is currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Consisting of a fizzy tablet that turns an ordinary glass of water (and/or liquor, because who’s going to stop you?) into an energy drink that glows under black light, it comes it four sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan flavors, presumably because when you gotta glow, you gotta glow, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still take an interest in your health as you down luminescent libation shots.

Via Devour

*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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