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.
Our K-Cups Runneth Over…With Soup
Whether you love to hate them or hate to love them and the beverages they produce, Keurig K-Cups are an undeniably convenient delivery system with regard to accessing hot beverages. It was only a matter of time before their influence extended beyond the likes of coffee and tea. And so that foregone conclusion has led us here, to an age in which Campbell’s soup joins the repertoire of Keurig’s easily-dispensed creature comforts. A partnership between Keurig and Campbell Soup Company has borne salty fruit in the forms of two varieties of soup K-cups. Whether you dig on Homestyle Chicken Noodle or Southwest-style Chicken Noodle, they’ve got you covered with these products, each meal consisting of one soup pod and one packet of dried noodles and veggie bits (to be emptied into your cup before brewing the soup into it). Wonder how this will rate against the Campbell’s microwaveable soup tins that have existed for years and are at least as convenient as a Keurig, if not more so.
We Are Very Much Amused
Earlier this week, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth assumed the record-breaking honor of being the UK’s longest-serving monarch. Cereal giant Kellogg’s has seized an opportunity to observe this history-making occasion with a commemorative Corn Flakes limited edition. Kellogg’s Queen Flakes is only available at the Black Milk Cereal Dive in Manchester, but such exclusivity can surely serve only to make a more momentous achievement of actually laying hands on a bowl, right? Before you answer, consider that included amidst the cereal, selling for £6.30 a bowl, are macadamia nuts, edible pearls and diamonds, and edible gold leaf. If that’s not reason for UK denizens to consider having breakfast for dinner soon, then I just don’t know what it’s going to take.
Via The Telegraph
This is What it Tastes Like…When Unicorns Cry
My somewhat strained relationship with gin notwithstanding, Firebox.com has released a product that commands my attention. Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur dazzles with edible silver sparkles. Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur explodes with the flavors of juniper, mint, Curaçao orange, and lemongrass. Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur purports to be made of actual unicorn tears and sounds tastier than I care to admit, and I honestly can’t decide whether this is due to the claim, or in spite of it (At any rate, a word to any kids who might happen upon this post: the makers of the drink I just described—a drink that by the way, is only for grown-ups to drink—are only kidding. Trust me. Nobody would ever harm a unicorn.)
01001001 Will Be Your Server
Eatsa is a restaurant in San Francisco that feeds its customers without them having to interact with a single living soul. People enter, pay, select their desired meal, and the restaurant dispatches food through hatches identified with a customer’s name.
Insert one of my past jokes about the foodie robot apocalypse. I’m too busy, creating a secret handshake members of the inevitable human resistance can use to identify others among our number, to write a new one.
I was right. Heaven help us, I was right…
Via The Independent