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Kiki's Bakery

For those unfamiliar with Kiki's Delivery Service, it's a Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli that tells the story of a young witch, Kiki, who moves to a new town and uses her flying ability to earn a living. Now, a real-life Kiki's Bakery from the anime has opened in Yufuin Floral Village in south-west Japan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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KettlePizza Grill Oven

The KettlePizza is a nifty accessory that transforms 18.5" / 22.5" grills into pizza ovens in minutes. Constructed of 20 gauge, 304 grade stainless steel, users can assemble and install the riser sleeve in minutes. The sleeve creates a cooking chamber that doesn't need to be opened to access the food. The temperature remains steady yielding superior pizza. You can use hardwood to achieve a great smokey flavor too. Get one here now. Continue reading for two more videos of it in-action. Click here for a few bonus pizza-related pictures.

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PhotonGrill Solar Grill

Forget bringing a heavy grill to your next outdoor party, the PhotonGrill is entirely solar-powered, and designed to fold down into a backpack. It uses NASA-inspired technology to reach 500°F in just 5-minutes. Simply remove the grill from its bag when ready, inflate it, and then use the reflective parabolic mirror to concentrate the energy into a small area to begin cooking. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Egg-Tastic

Egg-Tastic makes scrambled eggs easy, and it's being offered for only $9.99, today only, originally $14.99. Crack your egg right in the ceramic pot, mix in ingredients of your choice and microwave to enjoy fast, fluffy, flavorful eggs every time right in your microwave. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish Coffee may sound familiar, and that's because they recently aired a commercial during the Super Bowl that went viral online as well. Each 12-ounce cup contains a whopping 660mg of caffeine (3-times standard coffee) using a Robusta varietal bean, which is far more potent than the Arabica varietal coffee shops in the US brew with. "Not for the weak. Our special blend of beans are inspected before and after the roasting process to ensure proper roast consistency and bean density," said the company. Get some here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of nitrogen street ice cream being made.

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Captain America Waffle Maker

This Captain America Waffle Maker has been a hot item online recently, and it's all because Robert Downey Jr. posted a status update with a few pictures. While an Arc Reactor model may be in the works, this one works exactly as expected...cooking up a shield-shaped treat. On a related note, did you know that the word "waffle" first appears in the English language in 1725 - "Waffles. Take flower, cream...? Get one here now. Click here to view some creative and geeky ways to eat waffles.

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Death Star BBQ

The Death Star Barbecue does not require "The Force", and has the power to annihilate just about any type of food you place on the grill. If you have friends who love Star Wars over, don't settle for your run-of-the-mill grill, bust this out and terrorize the outer rim planets, or just cook a nice rack of ribs. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NYC Black Tap Eatery Milkshake

Photo credit: Jenny Flake via MyModernMet

Thanks to the power of Photoshop, you really can't just anything people post online anymore, including the alleged latest Powerball jackpot winning tickets. However, none of these insane milkshakes from NYC's Black Tap have received digital enhancements. Flavors include: Birthday cake (above), Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough, S'mores, Caramel Apple and lots more. Continue reading to see some of the most popular flavors that are sure to appeal to food geeks.

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Foodscapes Carl Warner

Carl Warner is an artist who specializes in creating "Foodscapes", or surreal scenes using only food, rather than computer imagery. Ingredients used include: deli meats, fresh fish, fruit, vegetables (broccoli above) and bread. He's been working in the advertising and photography industries for over 25-years, so he knows a thing or two about eye-catching designs. This series received international recognition back in 2008, and he's been going strong ever since. Continue reading to see all 22 scenes. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Sliced Chocolate

H/T: Bored Panda

Love chocolate and grilled cheese sandwiches? It may be time to rejoice, as Japan-based Bourbon has released sliced chocolate that looks exactly like the American cheese slices you're used to seeing in supermarkets. You get five two-millimeter (0.08-inch) thick slices per package, but unfortunately, they will set you back a cool $27USD. Continue reading for more pictures and information. click here to view some bizarre chip flavors from around the world.

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