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.
Break Me Off a Piece of That Kit Kat Sandwich
In a world that barrel-ages sriracha just because it can, and has felt it necessary to “deconstruct” everything from the pizza to the club sandwich, simplicity earns big points with me. And if perhaps too much simplicity lies in just unwrapping and devouring delicious chocolate wafer candy, I suppose the next most uncomplicated thing one could do would be to cover it with whipped cream and slide it between two slices of bread, right? Japanese fast food chain First Kitchen has done this very thing. Its Kit Kat Sandwich, made using special variety “Kit Kat for Cafe” candy (designed to be dipped in hot beverages), may be a limited edition item, but my curiosity about the taste of this undeniably photogenic sandwich knows no limits.
Via The Daily Meal
Taste The Art Love
The Tate Sensorium is a London museum experimenting with technology that will enable visitors to experience its artworks on a sensory level beyond the visual. Still seeking a scientist to help iron out all the particulars, the museum aims to allow visitors to taste the flavors associated with certain artworks in which food plays a prominent role. Innovations involving the likes of sound waves that create tactile sensations and immersive sound technology are also under way. I’ve said it before and will do so again: it certainly is an interesting time to be alive.
Via The Telegraph
Yuzu-Flavored/Scented Eggs. Yep, You Read That Right…
Yuzu Tama is the name given to a special variety of egg out of Japan’s Kochi prefecture. “Yuzu” being the name of a Japanese citrus fruit, and “tama” a shortened form of “tamago” (eggs), the unique eggs are so-called because they smell and taste of yuzu. In an all-natural process that involves adding yuzu peels to the chicken feed given to the hens producing them, the eggs are infused with the aroma and flavor of this fruit that is considered to be among the most delicious citrus fruit in Japan. I can hear the wheels turning in some of your heads now, pondering the potential awesomeness of using similar methods to infuse eggs with the taste and smell of bacon or ham. And while I agree there’s hardly a better egg-breakfast meat pairing to be considered, it still seems like a bad idea. Just sayin’.
Via Japan Info
The Bunny With the Diamond Eyes
Because surely, this is what Easter is all about, a bunny that will set you back $49,000 has been carved from Tanzanian chocolate and given diamonds for eyes. If you are so inclined, you can acquire all eleven pounds of the cuddly little critter at VeryFirstTo.com. Bunnies are cute. Chocolate is delicious. Diamonds are shiny.
Did I mention that it comes with a trio of gold leaf-bedecked chocolate eggs?
‘Cause, y’know…it’s got that going on too.
Via HuffPost Taste