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.
Beer Cans That Strip
Conti Bier has Brazilian ad agency W McCann to thank for designing a recent series of its cans. The cans are temperature-reactive in a manner most creative: each one features an attractive pin-up model whose form-fitting white dress vanishes incrementally until the beer reaches the ideal chilled temperature. Even though it seems to me that a drop in the mercury would dictate that clothes should be added rather than taken away, this still seems pretty cool (no pun intended, I swear.)
Sushi Snow Globes Are Real
Japanese Artist Eri Nami has created a series of sushi-themed snow globes that are distractingly realistic. Because if the day we can’t look to snow globes for realism is the day we descend into outright anarchy. You can score one here for 2000 yen (about $17.00 USD) and revel in the knowledge that your snow globe can beat up your neighbor’s snow globe every day and twice on Sunday.
And honestly, what more could one ask for out of a snow globe?
Red Velvet Cake Beer, Because of Course
The ability to drink Red Velvet cake is an ability I’ve never contemplated until hearing of this product. Now that I’ve considered it, it is one that I would love to have. Second Self Beer Company has given the dream flesh with its Bleeding Heart brew. Created as an unofficial “seasonal” Valentine’s Day beer, the amber ale is made with organic Peruvian cocoa nibs and whole Madagascar vanilla beans. A whole series of Second Self Red Velvet-themed beers is scheduled to be released in the near future, and provided that each new entry gets introduced around Valentine’s Day, seems destined to bring new meaning to the term “love hangover.”
Via Food and Wine
Bite KISS on the Buns
Japanese convenience store chain Circle K Sunkus will begin selling steamed buns inspired by rock band KISS. With exteriors blackened by bamboo charcoal and savory red filling composed of hot peppers, tomato paste, and onions, the buns will be imprinted with designs patterned after each band member’s facial paint. Officially dubbed the “Spicy Chili Tomatoman” the bun is a limited edition, with only 300,000 scheduled to be released to honor KISS’s 40th anniversary world tour, each going for a little over $1.00 USD. Small price to pay for a treat said to be “hotter than Hell.” Tears will fall, indeed…