It’s been a very eatable week in the food world, chock-full of surprising mashups, awesome Easter candy hacks, drool-worthy recipes, over-the-top cocktails and a candy-covered bed you have to see to believe.
1. Gummy Bear bed
Craig’s Beds just made all your midnight snacking dreams come true. They’ve covered a queen-size mattress in over 25,000 gummy bears to promote their new bed, “which is said to feel like you are sleeping more soundly than twenty-five thousand hibernating (gummy) bears.” The project was meant to show “just how willing Craig’s Beds is to go above and beyond to provide their customers with a memorable shopping experience…” What a time to be alive.
2. Kit Kat Sandwich
First Kitchen, a Japanese fast-food chain, recently rolled out the Kit Kat Sandwich, which consists of white bread + Kit Kat candy bar + whipped cream + orange peel. I’m not sure how I feel about the bread-Kit Kat combo, but I’d be willing to try it out for science. They’re priced to sell at 220 yen ($1.81), but they’re available for only a limited time.
3. Best use of Peeps, ever
Image: Diana Rambles
Maybe it’s because I have the sense of humor of a 12-year-old, but these Peeps on the potty win Easter 2015 and every other Easter after that.
4. Easter bunny Jell-O shots
Image: Oh, Bite It!
In other ways to make Easter candy way better, I present these bunny Jell-O shots from Oh, Bite It! Because a hollow chocolate bunny (or several of them) filled with boozy Jell-O is quite possibly the best thing I could ever get in my Easter basket. (If you’re more of a wine gal, there’s a chocolate bunny hack for that too.)
5. Battle of the bloody marys
The trend of insanely garnished bloody marys seems to be on the upswing again, with these two contenders duking it out for top billing in the craziest cocktail category.
A bloody mary topped with a whole fried chicken and various accoutrements seems like it should take the cake, right?
Wrong. This masterpiece comes complete with a roast chicken, a burger, a pulled pork Sriracha-glazed slider, onion rings, chicken wings, a pulled pork mac and cheese hot dog and a brownie for dessert. Of course.
They both cost about $50 and would likely eliminate the need for brunch for several people. Which one gets your vote? (Both is a completely acceptable answer.)
6. Big Poppa Tart Donut
Put your stretchy pants on… The evil geniuses at Donut Bar stuffed a Pop-Tart into a doughnut and made this breakfast bonanza weighing in at 1 pound. The Big Poppa Tart was only meant to be a weeklong special, but due to the (not at all surprising) viral response, it’s now become a permanent menu item. If you’re not lucky enough to live in Southern California, I recommend shoving a Pop-Tart into a jelly doughnut. Big Poppa Tart Donut, hacked.
7. World’s largest peanut butter cup
The Candy Factory in Los Angeles set out to break the world’s record for largest peanut butter cup, which had previously been set at 250 pounds. Looks like they’ve smashed through that with this 440-pound whopper made in a (hopefully unused) kiddie pool. Once verified, the massive treat will be cut up into 1-pound pieces and sold for charity. Now that’s sweet. (See what I did there?)
8. New line of real Sriracha snacks
Image: Pop! Gourmet Foods
There are plenty of Sriracha-flavored foods out there, but good news for those who want the real deal. Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the one and only original Sriracha sauce, has partnered with Pop! Gourmet Foods to make its own line of genuine Sriracha-infused snacks. This Sriracha popcorn is already being sold in stores, and Yahoo reports that you can soon look forward to snacking on spicy potato chips, croutons, tortilla chips, hummus and more.
9. Food mashup mania
It’s been a delicious week for food mashups. First we were gawking at an over-the-top ramen burrito, and now I’m dreaming of this pho’wich. This luscious combination of soup and sandwich marries classic pho with a pastrami sandwich. Yes, seriously. Find out how it’s made on Food Mashups.
10. Drool-worthy recipe of the week
Image: Spache the Spatula
It’s hard to pick just one, but this week’s drool-worthy recipe winner has to be Spache the Spatula’s peanut butter bananas Foster cheesecake (with Do-Si-Do crust). If you ask me, this isn’t a dessert you make to use up leftover Girl Scout cookies — it’s why you buy them.
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