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.
Sexy Up That Hummus, Boy!
Because as far as the internet seems concerned, sexuality and food go together like Ham and Legs or Hips and Dip (if you don’t care for either of those, then go ahead and propose your own and share it with your friends), an Instagram account now exists that consists entirely of photos of attractive men enjoying a taste of the versatile spread known as hummus. The scenery around the dudes may change. Their physical posture may vary. But the common thread woven through every image on the account Hot Dudes and Hummus surrounds a physically fit, frequently shirtless guy putting his teeth into some food dish featuring hummus. While we’ll reserve judgment for better or worse on this, its existence does beg the question: Is anyone else having trouble getting the phrase, “Come for the hot guys. Stay for the hummus.” Out of their heads?
Via Elite Daily
Pepsi Strong: Gas Giant
Japan has sent the world a message, and that message is clearly received: Its Pepsi can beat up our Pepsi. Never one to shy away from innovations that liven up the beverage, Japan will soon release a new and improved version of its Pepsi Strong, a soda with a level of carbonation so astoundingly high that it will be sold in plastic bottles that have been specifically reinforced to be able to contain it. Packing five times the standard carbonation level found in a 1-liter bottle of Pepsi into vessels less than half that size, the soda will hit store shelves throughout Japan beginning on June 21st. That might seem like a long time to wait, but Japanese residents who are feeling impatient and thirsty are in luck. The first 10,000 people to sign up at the Pepsi promo site can get a sneak sip mailed to their home ahead of the release date.
Service with a Pile (of Crustacean Shells)
In Shenyang, China, a restaurant has finally done something about the monumental difficulty that diners so often find themselves up against during meals. You know the one…that’s right. We’re talking about shelling shrimp and prawns. Like any adult with working fingers can do for themselves, and in all likelihood, mastered as a child. We suppose it bears noting, however, that despite the non-necessity of a frill like employing pretty, bikini-clad ladies to remove the crustacean shells for customers as they eat (as frills by their very definition are considered extraneous), the amenity doesn’t lack for curiosity value. No word yet on whether the restaurant will also hire pretty ladies to chew the food for its customers too.
6 Edible Rings
Remember the name Saltwater Brewery; one day, sea turtles and sea birds will sing songs about it. The enterprise has engineered 100% biodegradable six-pack rings that animals can eat. This might not sound like such an achievement, but if you number among the legion of fish, fowl, and other assorted fauna that end up injured each year from ingesting or getting trapped in plastic six-pack rings as the discarded death traps end up in our landfills and oceans, it’s quite the big deal. Made of barley and wheat left over from the beer brewing process, the edible rings are said to be every bit as durable as the plastic ones we’re all accustomed to. Best of all, if enough breweries sign on to this new way of corralling their six-packs, it could diminish production costs, and eventually make the edible rings the more cost effective option. So, yep. Songs from our animals brethren are coming. Mark our words.
*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.