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.
Something Fishy This Way Brews
What do you get when you combine Taiwanese farm-sourced tea leaves with Japanese fabric? You get design award-winning teabags shaped like goldfish that are turning out to be a much sought-after gift item this holiday season. Charm Villa, a Taipei-based creative agency, is responsible for launching the attractive items a couple of years ago. Demand for them has endured, which is why they’re currently going for about $80.00 USD per 12-item box on Amazon.com. If the tea lover on your Christmas list doesn’t lose his/her mind over these, then this mind boggles over trying to imagine what it would take.
Who among us hasn’t sat down to a bowl of steaming ramen and imagined our favorite celebrity frolicking through it?
…What’s that? Oh. So, just me, huh…?
Okay, then. Anyway, Celebrities in Ramen is an Instagram devoted to Photoshopping celebrity images into pictures featuring bowls of steaming ramen noodle soup. That’s all there is to it, and it is glorious, and any arguments to the contrary are irrelevant.
Silent Night, Chip-Scented Light
Ever wanted your home to smell exactly like a particular variety of flavored Pringles Potato Crisps?
You’re in luck. Or at least, you will be by this time next year. That’s when a line of candles scented to smell like everyone’s favorite chip in a can is slated to hit the market. Scents will include Texas BBQ, Cheesy Cheese, and (somehow) Pigs In a Blanket. Whether a line of Pringles chips that tastes like candles is in the works remains to be seen.
Cured pork snacks purported to cure hangovers sounds like an April Fool’s joke gone wrong, but London-based company Serious Pig is serious about it. Counting chilli and ginger (alleged hangover symptom-alleviating wonders) among its ingredients, the snacks are said to be made of “100 percent British meat” (insert blue humor here), and are believed to be the first snack of the kind. While I won’t presume to know enough about this product to speak with authority on its merits (or lack thereof), I will simply borrow a phrase from a favorite television show from the past that is scheduled to re-emerge in 2016, and say that I Want to Believe.
Via First We Feast
Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting does not constitute and should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World LLC. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.