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.
This is Gettin’ Pluckin’ Weird, Dude
Never a brand to rest on its laurels, fried-chicken giant KFC has created a sunscreen said to smell of fried-chicken. This, on the heels of its fried-chicken-flavored fingernail polish, could rightly lead a casual observer to wonder whether the restaurant chain plans to continue seeding the toiletry/cosmetic market with poultry-themed products. Those fearing this Brave new Extra Crispy world on the horizon can rest easy: the product, dubbed “Extra Crispy Sunscreen,” was a limited-run promo of only about 3,000 bottles, most of which got immediately snapped up by those who like a little SPF with their KFC. Despite the product’s candle-in-the-wind fleetingness, let us never forget that for one shining moment in time, however brief, KFC-loving beachgoers vied for the chance to make themselves smell just like delicious golden-fried chicken, and isn’t that what’s really important?
Drip Drop It Like It’s Cold
Inventions like this occasionally cause this crotchety old fogey to believe the kids are going to be just fine. Two 14-year-olds dreamed up this product (that you might remember from popular TV show Shark Tank) designed to keep your fingers and knuckles free of molten ice cream the next time you cozy up to a double scoop of your favorite flavor in a waffle cone. Drip Drops are that product ice cream aficionados never knew they (we) needed, their ingenious product consists of an edible ring (made of waffle cone) that slips snugly up around the wide end of your ice cream cone to catch any dripping as the sweet treat starts to melt. These can be eaten as is, or decorated with chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and the like. The message here is clear: if you like ice cream, consider putting a ring on it.
If you just recoiled in abject terror, upon reading those words, then we salute you. you seem to have your priorities straight. But it gets worse (caveat: skip the next line in this entry if you value everything you think you know about both doughnuts and cheeseburgers…)
“Great Value Frozen Doughnut Cheeseburger.”
That’s frozen as in, available for purchase in the freezer aisle of your nearest Walmart Supercenter, and “great value,” as in you get what you pay for. A brief ride around the inside of your microwave is all that stands between you and a county fair-inspired fever nightmare of chopped beef steak, cheese, and berry bacon jam that has apparently escaped the fairgrounds; one whose calorie count we refuse to contemplate. Bon appetit, and heaven help us all.
They Eat the Ramen Electric
Some things in life, in order to be fully understood, are better seen than described. This is one of those. All you need to know is that Osaka ramen franchise Sasayama is currently offering a special promo to solo customers at a couple of its branches. The promo consists of a QR-coded card one can use to access videos of Japanese idols that will enjoy a meal with the diner. The video above shares an example of how that all goes down. Enjoy. [Video courtesy of Ramen Sasayama YouTube channel]
Top image: dripdropcone.com
*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.