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.
It’s Raining Booze
Cinco de Mayo’s coming, and everyone loves a festive occasion marked by eating, drinking, and a once-yearly opportunity to whale on a psychedelic party favor with a stick while blindfolded. But because we’re older and wiser now, we know that candy isn’t all there is to be earned by demolishing a piñata. The Nipyata is the pinata’s handsomer, more mature big brother (or its more svelte and worldly sister, depending on your preferred aesthetic). Yes, it’s full of candy, (because you haven’t forgotten how to have fun, have you?) but it’s also filled with tiny bottles of assorted booze for the adults in the room (you are one of the adults in the room, aren’t you?) If so, get one, and get happy this May 5th.
Yo! Fortune Cookies Rap
What if, instead of enclosing platitudes disguised as pseudo-wisdom in a crispy shell, fortune cookies could bust (paper) rhymes old school? What if those rhymes were every bit as intriguing as any scrap of canned, decidedly-not-Far-Eastern-in-actual-origin philosophical fakery you’re likely to pull from one of those edible oracles? Well, if that happened, then what you’d end up with is the Rap Lyric Fortune Cookie, made by. Serving bite-sized beatitudes in the form of rap lyrics by hip-hop greats like, they seem poised to make the classic game of reading your fortune aloud and tacking on the words “in bed” at the end, much more interesting.
Via Cool Material
Stay Gold, Stay Cold
Japan is wrapping soft-serve ice cream in gold leafing.
Once again, because it bears repeating: JAPAN. is wrapping. SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM. In GOLD (expletive redacted) LEAFING!
Because raising the bar in all matters related to food, and to desserts in particular, is kind of Japan’s thing. This shining example of cold comfort (food) is available in Kanazawa prefecture, a locale famous for its gold leafing.
Your move, American ice cream manufacturers…
You’ll Inhale What’s In This Box
A “Nugbox” might not be the tastiest-sounding thing to tuck into the first time you hear the word. And depending on your status as relates to health and well-being, you might not even be eligible to purchase one. But if you are, and you can get past the name, aaaand you live in Sacramento/the San Fran Bay area, then all the medicinal magic dragons you could ever desire can be yours up to 3 times a month, courtesy of Sacramento-based Nug Run. A subscription-based service that delivers boxes of curated terpene-laced snacks (terpenes being strong aromatic compounds found naturally in cannabis) accompanied by two rolled joints and a third elective item (all of them marijuana-themed) sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, remember that thing mentioned a moment ago about being eligible? To get on this train, one needs to produce a medical marijuana recommendation. Not necessarily a deal-breaker, but good to know, right?
*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.