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Chocolate Pudding Fruit

Black Sapote fruit are tomato-like and measure 5-10 cm (2.0-3.9 in) in diameter, with an inedible skin that turns from olive to a deep yellow-green when ripe and a pulp which is white and inedible when unripe but assumes a flavor, color and texture often likened to chocolate pudding when ripe. Fruits usually contain seeds, up to a maximum of 12. The texture has been likened to that of a papaya. A researcher describes the ripe fruit as having "the taste and consistency of chocolate pudding." Unripe fruits are astringent, caustic, bitter, and an irritant. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Airline Meal

Not everyone can afford a $20,000 suite when they fly, but these photographers wanted to show that things aren't so bad in economy and / or business classes. On a related note, the first airline meals were served by Handley Page Transport, an airline company founded in 1919, to serve the London-Paris route in October of that year. Passengers could choose from a selection of sandwiches and fruit. Now, as you can obviously tell from the Air France economy class meal above, things have changed quite a bit. Continue reading for more.

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Starbucks Coffee Cup Art

Starbucks is already one of the most popular coffee brands in the world, but what if they had personalized cups? Somewhat similar to what Coca-Cola is doing with their bottles, Korean artist Soo Min Kim takes old cups and, with using just normal paint and markers, he transforms them into works of art, like the Dragon Ball Z-inspired piece above. Continue reading for more.

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Hamilton Beach Dual Sandwich

Hamilton Beach's 25490 Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is similar to the one they released earlier this year, but now you can make two sandwiches in just 5-minutes. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. Cook two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and to your preferences, and know when it's ready with the built-in digital timer. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

Unlike other food trucks, HMS Flake 99', which has a top speed of five knots and sports the slogan 'licensed to chill', is the first and only amphibious ice cream truck. It was created by Cadbury to mark National Ice Cream Week and highlight how vans are being driven off the roads by soaring fuel costs and council red tape. After a nationwide tour of Britain's beaches, it sailed all the way across the Channel to the canals of Venice. Continue reading for more cool and / or geeky (especially the Grillenium Falcon) food trucks.

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Angry Yelp Review

It's not uncommon for any establishment to receive a bad rating on Yelp, but rarely do you hear both sides of the story, especially from the owner. William G. is the owner of Voltaire and decided to respond to this woman's angry rant regarding "take-out" food. Continue reading to see the lengthy response that ended on the topic of divorce lawyers.

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Apple Campus Food

Unlike at Google, Apple employees actually have to pay for their food at Caffe Macs, but as you can see, it's well worth the price. First up, we have a stack of French toast with a side of strawberries, and both smothered with maple syrup. At most breakfast places, you'd probably expect to pay somewhere around $8-$10 for something like this, but Apple employees can enjoy this tasty breakfast entree for $4. Continue reading for more.

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Children Breakfast

Photo credit: Hannah Whitaker via NYT

Breakfast may very well be the most important meal of the day, but many either forget or just don't have the time, to make a hearty and nutritious meal, opting for fat / sugar filled foods (cereal, donuts etc.). This lead photographer Hannah Whitaker to travel around the world for her photo series "What do kids in other countries eat for breakfast?" While some of these meals might appear strange to some, foods, such as rice, fish, etc., are staples for kids in other countries. Continue reading for more.

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Google Employee Food

Google not only pays their employees well (especially engineers), they also get tons of free perks, like gourmet meals. There are nearly 30 eateries at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters alone. Nate Keller, a former head chef at Gogoel who left the company in 2008, says the company was serving more than 40,000 meals a day and spending $80-million-plus annually on food. You'll find everything from vegan truffles to full-blown Asian-inspired feasts, as well as unique desserts. Continue reading to see them all.

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Prison Restaurant

The Prison of Fire eatery has just opened in China and it aims to bring the true convict experience to the masses. Every party is seated inside their own Chinese prison-style cell, complete with food being served through a small hatch. To make things even more real, there are confinement rooms, water torture devices and in-restaurant entertainment, as in live music bands who play from inside a giant birdcage contraption, while you eat. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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