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.
Ooh, The Colors…
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is an ice cream and frozen yogurt line with an appreciation for classic art. Flavors inspired by Henri Matisse’s The Cut-Outs bear names like Cadmium Yellow, Persian Orange, and Ultramarine Blue. Each one is crafted with ingredients intended to evoke the “taste” of its color. So whereas the green Garance Vert Clair tastes “mossy” and “plush”, the brown sugar-laced Ombre Brûlée tastes of “tawny, toasted umber.” The entire set of six can be purchased for $70.00 for the art aficionado you know who deserves a little something (or six little somethings) sweet.
Via Mental Floss
This Pepper Mill Wants Your Full Attention
Dining with eaters distracted by their cell phones and tablets can test the patience. The Dolmio PepperHacker wants to make your meals enjoyable again. The device, initially suspected of being an April Fools’ prank for having received heavy media attention close to April 1st, is a pepper mill capable of turning off mobile phones, television, tablets, and wi-fi routers with a single twist. Currently in the prototype stage, it isn’t yet for sale, but it’s coming. This sounds like good news for exasperated parents grown weary of constantly having to pry technological advancements from their children’s hands at the dinner table. Now if it can only get the little darlings to eat all their vegetables.
Via The Telegraph
10 Inches of Meat, 6 Different Ways
At Manchester, England restaurant Splendid Kitchen, £13.50 will avail a foolhardy diner a 10-inch tall burger made with three different meats in six forms. It features two beef patties, barbecued pulled pork, a fried chicken thigh, bacon jam, , bacon strips, and chunks of ham. Dubbed the “Whole Damn Farm Burger”, it will inject 2,000 calories (an entire day’s worth) into your body in a single sitting. May the odds be ever in the favor of anyone who would dare accept such a challenge.
A Tall Cool Drink of Billboard
A recent Coca-Cola billboard installation is bringing serious flavor to Indiana. Erected in White River State Park in Indianapolis, the billboard is designed to dispense soda to a public soda fountain where people can take tastes. Placed as part of Coca-Cola’s role as a sponsor of the NCAA Men’s Final Four competition, the billboard’s design pushes soda through a 4,500-foot-long straw spelling out “Taste It” before sending the beverage to the soda fountains on the ground below. Sweet advertising concept.