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This Guy is Drinking Ten Cokes a Day For Science

Some people have — how can this be put mildly — issues with consuming rational amounts of soda pop. But these sodas are usually packed chock-full with sugar, and doctors tend not to like it when you inject your body with 350 grams of sugar in a day. However, one guy is doing just that by downing ten whole cans of Coke each and every day. Why? For science!

The owner behind the blog 10 Cokes a Day has been drinking, uh, ten Cokes a day for nearly a month now. In a move reminiscent to Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me, he’s doing it to raise awareness about the health ramifications of ingesting that much sugar. So far, he’s gained over twenty pounds and has some blood pressure issues to boot, proving once again that too much of a good thing is actually a bad thing.

He still has ten more days to go, so who knows what will happen at the end? Maybe he’ll turn into a giant can of soda.

This Apple Store in England is Filled With Actual Apples

By now, everyone knows the iconic look of an Apple Store. There’s the angular steel, the square shape and the millions of too-expensive computer products. However, a group of artists and fruit enthusiasts in England have taken it upon themselves to design an Apple Store and fill it with actual apples, instead of tablets and phones.

The Real Apple Store is currently on display at the 1,000 year old Borough Market, which predates the iPad by a sweet 995 years. Inside visitors will find over 1,000 varieties of apples, which is a sweet 995 more than the average person has heard of. You can also taste any of them, which is the real boon here. Finally, you can get your mouth around that one variety of apple your dad hasn’t stopped talking about since 1977.

Unfortunately, this exhibit will only be installed for a limited time, probably until the apples go rotten.

Brits Celebrate Not-Thanksgiving With Turkey-Flavored Doughnuts

Believe it or not, they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over there in jolly old England. It must be something about those two wars or whatever. That doesn’t mean, however, that they don’t enjoy the sublime tastes of Thanksgiving food. They just tweak it a bit. How much? Well, here are some turkey- and stuffing-flavored doughnuts.

The manufacturer behind these poultry-ish treats is a grocery chain called Tesco, who are known for a series of bizarre doughnut variations appropriately called Weirdoughs. In addition to this turkey and stuffing concoction, they also sell bacon doughnuts, cheese and onion doughnuts and, of course, salt and vinegar doughnuts. They are likened to doughy, soft potato chips, so as not to tax the English’s already dilapidated teeth (zing!)

If you find yourself wandering around England next week, pick up a pack and enjoy Thanksgiving in soft, doughy form. You could probably scour the Internet and find some as well.

 

California Restaurant Makes a Burrito Out of Pho Noodles

Photo by Peter Pham

Society has finally come to this. After a year filled with ramen burgers and creepy donut hybrids, here comes a frankenfood sourced from a burrito and a bowl of Vietnamese soup.

California cafe Komodo — which also doubles as a food truck and catering service — has just unveiled the appropriately named Phởritto, a burrito stuffed with to the gills with pho. Now, before you start worrying about spilling stock all over your shirt, the burrito is delightfully free of wet stuff. It does, however, feature rib-eye steak, cilantro, bean sprouts, onions, Thai basil, jalapeño, lime juice and, of course, pho noodles. They even give you some hoisin sauce and sriracha for dipping.

This is only available in California, but those of you made hungry by this post can always do a double take-out jaunt and do a little frankfooding of your own.

 

Burger King Japan Starts Topping Burgers With Berries

It is common knowledge that American fast food chains give their menus a little ride in the ‘change-o-tron’ for customers in other countries. Some of them put weird toppings on pizzas. Some just let kids do the cooking. Well, now Burger King Japan is jumping into that whole ‘fruity burger’ craze that is sweeping absolutely no nation by storm.

They’ve just unveiled a new burger called Premium Berry, which tops a Whopper patty with, you guessed it, premium berries. It features cranberries and blueberries, to be precise. Also, it is topped with bacon, lettuce and tomato so you can just pick off the berries and still have a pretty decent burger.

This burger, which was formally unveiled yesterday, will be available all holiday season throughout Japan. It launched alongside a mushroom cheese burger which is inexplicably called the Mush ‘N’ Cheese.

UK Chain Introduces 2,000 Calorie Double Doughnut Burger

Conventional wisdom dictates that America — in addition to being the land of the free — is the land of fattening foods. After all, Americans like their fast food, their buffets and their chocolate-covered thingamabobs. But other countries have their pudgy little hands in the cookie jar as well. Case in point? This massively unhealthy Double Donut Burger, now found throughout England.

UK chain Hungry Horse Pub is responsible for this beast. It contains two giant beef patties, several slices of cheese, four strips of bacon and two entire glazed donuts, one for each side of the bun. They aren’t even pretending its healthy by adding a sliver of tomato. Nutritionally speaking, it clocks in at a Beatle-y 1966 calories, which is about as much as you need to eat in an entire day.

To put this in perspective, you’d have to eat forty McNuggets or nearly four KFC Double Down sandwiches in order to catch up to this ogre. God bless the queen.

Umami Burger Kills Pumpkin Spice by Making a Burger Out of it

Tis the season to celebrate pumpkin in all of its varied forms. This mostly entails drinking coffee that tastes of a cloyingly sweet variant of everyone’s favorite elusive Peanuts character. Some people have been clamoring for an end to this pumpkin spice madness. Enough is enough, they shout from the bloggy rooftop. Well, they ain’t seen nothing yet. Here is a pumpkin spice latte burger. 

Boutique chain Umami Burger is responsible for this monstrosity, the Pumpkin Spice Latte Burger. What the what? Yeah, it’s a coffee-flavored burger with that hint of pumpkin spice we’ve all been longing for ever since man decided to put beef between two pieces of bread. It starts with a signature beef blend, then adds a healthy dollop of pumpkin spice mascarpone, tempura Japanese squash, roasted garlic aioli and, of course, coffee drizzle. Dang. That’s one busy burger.

So if this sounds like your bag of gourds, and you live in one of the four states with Umami Burger locations, plop down your twelve bucks and have at it. However, just a reminder, it’s a burger topped with coffee and pumpkin spice. Maybe you missed that part.

For more ways to pumpkin spice everything you eat or drink, watch this.

Restaurant Hosts Colonial Feast for Thanksgiving and Other Historical Meals

Some might say we are always grappling with history whenever we eat. After all, even cheeseburgers and pizza have long and rich narratives that stretch back through many decades and many cultures. However, it’s one thing to appreciate turn of the century New York City; it’s a whole other thing to get down and dirty with what people were snacking on in the 1600s. That’s what one NYC restauranteur is getting into, however.

West Village eatery Chapter One has recently begun hosting monthly historical dinners, in which customers can feast on authentic takes on food from olden days. This is going to come to a head on Thanksgiving, when the restaurant will present a colonial style meal like they had on the actual first Thanksgiving way back in 1621. The menu will include slabs of venison, root vegetables, dark rye, succotash and hasty pudding for dessert. The chef also gives a history lesson mid-bite just in case you like learning as you masticate.

If you live near NYC, and the thought of celebrating Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes and turkey excites you, then check out this meal. It’s only $39.

To make your own original Thanksgiving feast at home, check out our step-by-step instructions to make sobaheg, a turkey stew.

Las Vegas Brewery Offers Discounts Based on Mustache Size

You know what they say: “The road to hell is paved with bad mustaches.” In other words, mustaches are these weird things guys sometimes put on their faces for dares or to capture the spirit of the 1970s or something. They aren’t comfortable. They don’t really look good and yet, the band plays on. Now there is a bar in Vegas that encourages these facial appendages through the power of discounted beer and snacks.

The appropriately named Sin City Brewing Co. is offering massive discounts throughout the month of November, if you have the stache for it. The discounts range from 10 percent for a dinky lil mustache to a whopping 50 percent for one of those Fu Manchu jobbies. Ladies are also not left out in the hairless cold. They can take photos with finger mustaches to receive similar discounts.

Of course, as stated above, this is only for the month of November so you had better stop shaving and book yourself a plane ticket pronto. Don’t worry! That mustache is sure to look ‘great’ on you.

3D Printer That Prints Food Prepares For Release

Last year you may remember a piece running on this blog about Foodini, a 3D printer that prints plates of food instead of plastic knickknacks. The release date was up in the air back when that piece was written, but now it looks like the printer’s creator, Natural Machines, is prepping to unleash their magical piece of tech upon the world.

If this is your first time reading about the Foodini, the printer uses plastic caplets of food ingredients to create dishes like pizza, cookies, pasta and a whole lot more. However, the creators have noted that this first iteration of the device will still need you to cook the food in your own oven after it is assembled. Future iterations will also do the cooking. Finally, humanity can lounge around and do nothing, just like in that inspirational documentary Wall-E.

Natural Machines hasn’t announced an actual release date, per say, but reports indicate that it will be within the next few months, which gives you just enough time to save some coin. The Foodini is expected to cost $1,000.

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