Death Star Waffles, Japan’s “Delusion Curry”, Guinness Goes Vegan, and Pencils That Sprout Produce

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: ThinkGeek
Image credit: ThinkGeek

It’s A Trap Waffle!

Who among us hasn’t watched an installment of the original Star Wars trilogy with the secret desire to slather the Death Star with soft butter, maple syrup, and pile fruit on top of it? That impulse may have heretofore gone unfulfilled, but this need no longer be so. ThinkGeek has a waffle iron that will crank out 7-inch Death Stars for your eating pleasure as you do your part for the Rebel Alliance. If a syrup-drenched galactic superweapon doesn’t qualify as the breakfast of a champion, then I don’t know what does.

Via Eater



Image credit: Village Vanguard
Image credit: Village Vanguard

My Curry Has a First Name: It’s D-E-L-U-S-I-O-N

It’s safe to say that most single men would find favorable the chance to share a meal with a pretty lady. For reasons we needn’t delve into here, this is an area of life wherein demand frequently outpaces opportunity. Luckily, there are ways to have one’s cake (or at least one’s curry) and a dining companion, too without resorting to imaginary friend conjurings. One such way is an instant curry/DVD bundle currently on sale at Japanese novelty haven The Village Vanguard. The DVD, intended to be watched while one eats (alone) contains video footage of an attractive Japanese model who pretends to be the viewer’s girlfriend during the meal. It’ll set you back about $13 USD which, it bears noting, is far less than an actual date costs nowadays (even if it IS infinitely sadder, and kinda makes me wanna bro-hug any lonely guy who needs this in order to get through life and tell him it’s gonna be okay).

Via First We Feast


Image credit: The Independent
Image credit: The Independent

Vegan Guinness

Irish Stout Guinness has announced that it will soon go vegan by discontinuing its usage of isinglass (fish bladder, traces of which remain in the finished product even after the beer is filtered) in its filtering process. Looking to take a step into the 21st century with regard to its production methods as well as serve Guinness-lovers among a demographic that has campaigned and petitioned for the change, the brewing giant expects to make the transition in 2016. And fish everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Via The Independent



A Pencil Grows in Brooklyn. And Pretty Much Anywhere

Wouldn’t it be nice if after you’d written a pencil all the way down to the base, you could do something more useful than chucking it in the trash to join the millions of other pencils destined for our landfills? A Denmark-based startup called Sprout World has taken steps to ensure you won’t for much longer. The company’s plantable pencils are each equipped with a biodegradable capsule full of seeds and peat where one usually finds an eraser. When planted, the capsules sprout into one of 14 varieties of plant including tomato, bell pepper, lavender, and basil. As awesome writing implements go,these officially beat the pants off the set of 12 food-scented markers I once received (and probably spent too much time enjoying) as a child. [Video courtesy of CNN Money]

Via CNN Money

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