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.
Sweet, Sweet Beer
So, okay. Maybe you’ve never been tempted to sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon and shaved chocolate over a mugful of beer. Connecticut’s Shebeen Brewing Company has released a dessert beer that could change that. Its Cannoli Beer is spiced and herbed, and tastes like the eponymous Italian pastry that we’ve all eaten a few too many of in one sitting at some point in our lives. This creamy 5.2% abv pour seems the sort that could likewise lead one to overindulge, especially with the brewery website being equipped with a Beer Finder to help visitors track down this special brew in their local area. As meal enders go this holiday season, coffee had better beware that its place as beverage of choice could be in jeopardy.
Pizza. On a Stick. Sort Of…
Any product whose creators admit right out of the gate was born of one of their “worst/best brainstorming moments” has my attention right away. Exotic lollipop company Lollyphile is known for having given the world such curiosities as pops in flavors like blue cheese, horchata, and stout beer. We also have the company to thank for lollipops that taste like cheese pizza. The handmade pops can be sold wholesale, or an individual with a sense of adventure can score a quartet of them for $8.00 USD.
Via Cooking Panda
Sacred Nipple Chocolates
While no one knows everything that early 2017 will hold, one thing to be expected, at least in Japan, is a collection of chocolates fashioned after the female nipple and tracking the protuberance from youth to elderly years. While such a design could at first lead one to questions the chocolatier’s motives, it begins to sound less skeevy when one realizes the sweet—deemed the CHOCONIP. Now go on, and try to unread that one—is inspired by a temple in Wakayama prefecture that in days past was for exclusively for women to come worship. Nipples were worshiped for fertility and childbirth, inspiring this line of chocolate that will be available from February 6th online. If that’s too long to wait for a glance at them, however, the MMe KIKI online store will start taking pre-orders in January.
Make Like Foie Gras and Split
A banana split made with duck liver-infused vanilla ice cream was created to celebrate November 11th as National Sundae Day. At The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon in Anaheim, California, the dessert was made with house-created chocolate magic shell and served on a cross-section of tree trunk. Drunken cherries, vanilla bean sabayon, and peanut crumble also number among the ingredients used to construct the offal-based treat. Chef David Rossi is credited for the creation, which doubtless evoked strong reactions (though given controversy over animal cruelty associated with continued foie gras production, curiosity abounds over the degree to which these were positive or negative).
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