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.
Boost the Hooch
“Infuse the Booze” is more than a bit of rhyming whimsy that’s fun to pronounce; it’s also the reason that a product called ParTea exists. The line of liquor flavor-enhancers wants to liven up your libations, and should you choose to accept their enlivening efforts, the process only takes 24-48 hours. Each order consists of a jar large enough to hold a fifth of your favorite clear liquor along with a massive sachet full of things like ginger, jalapeno, orange spice, and other flavor enhancements. One pours the booze, steeps the flavor packet, and a short time later, enjoys a sip of amplified spirits, probably with a contented sigh and a grin. We’re gonna go ahead and consider our booze infused. All the booze. All of it.
In Japan’s Tochigi prefecture, there’s a farm called Senbonmatsu. And on that farm, there is an ice cream stand (A Dulceria, if you will, as that is its name) selling ice creams in flavors said to be fashioned after various types of kisses. Oh, and all all kisses apparently taste of caramel; this surely is a detail of no small importance. Dulceria serves up its three kisses (Butterfly, Bird, and Vampire) on a somewhat unorthodox schedule (holidays and weekends ), but those craving a sweet treat that won’t set your wallet back any more than your standard Starbucks run needn’t look any farther than this place for something delicious and Instagram-worthy.
Your Breakfast: Balanced & Minty Fresh
Girl Scout cookies are a beloved American institution. Breakfast cereal started on its way to just being a bowl of straight-up cookies and candy a couple of decades ago. These are things we know. What we didn’t know until recently was that the Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints cookie is getting a cereal. Sure, on first hearing, such a pronouncement sounds like a leg being pulled with both hands, but General Mills is said to have confirmed its validity. A cereal rendition of the famed Samoa cookie is also in the works, with both early morning options slated for a January 2017 release.It might feel odd to buy that first couple of boxes from a supermarket shelf instead of an immaculately-attired little scout, but fans of these limited-edition cereals will get used to it.
A Box o’ Chips That’s All That
Always interested in the latest entry on the list of foods we’ll probably never get to try (but kid ourselves about being okay with, because they seem too astronomically-, exorbitantly-priced to be believed anyway), this one did not escape our notice. Priced at roughly $56 USD for a single box of five chips, the prize for the world’s most expensive potato chip goes hands-down to the ones that Sweden’s St. Erik’s Brewery is laying down. Made with the nigh-mythical Matsutake mushrooms and a plethora of other hard-sourced ingredients to justify the price tag, these chips are crafted by the Swedish National Culinary Team, they sold out about as quickly as you’d imagine, but more are coming, and as with the first batch, most likely with the certificates of authenticity to prove they’re the real deal.
Via Food Republic
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