Sure, ice cream machines are nothing new, and are quite handy, but sometimes, you just don’t have a couple of hours to spare. Meet the ColdSnap rapid freezing appliance that makes single servings of premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen cocktails, smoothies, and frozen coffee from cylindrical pods in 2-minutes maximum. You read that right, the ice cream doesn’t need to be put in the freezer, thanks to its patented refrigeration technology to rapidly chill shelf-stable food / beverage formulations in single-serve recyclable pods. Read more for a video from CES 2021 and additional information.
For those who either weren’t around in the 1990s or just never tried them, Doritos 3D is essentially a puffed version of the chip that was discontinued in the United States in the mid-2000s. Think of them as “Doritos-meets-Bugles”, with original flavors including Jalapeño Cheddar, Nacho Cheese and Zesty Ranch. The company announced late last month that it would be making comeback on December 28th in Chili Cheese Nacho and Spicy Ranch flavors. Read more for video reviews of the two flavors and additional information.
Kentucky Fried Chicken partnered with Cooler Master to create the KFConsole, an Xbox-inspired video game console built from the ground up capable of running games in stunning 4k, 240fps. Unlike traditional game consoles or PCs, this device has a Chicken Chamber that utilizes the natural heat and airflow system to keep food warm. This lets you focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Another day, another strange thing that starts trending on social media. This time, it’s a limited edition Oreo-Spam burger at select McDonalds China locations. Fortunately (or unfortunately), this salty and sweet concoction will be limited to just 400,000 sandwiches when it becomes available starting tomorrow, December 21. Spam was first introduced by Hormel on July 5, 1937 and was originally intended to increase the sale of pork shoulder, which was not a very popular cut at the time. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Slow Mo Guys are back at it again, and this time, they’ve decided to spin an apple until it explodes. To make this happen, Gavin Free used a 150psi air compressor to demonstrate the Coandă effect on an apple, or in other words. This effect occurs when moving fluid that comes in contact with a convex surface follows its curve, rather than continuing on its initial path. In other words, the apple levitated above the jet of air, rapidly spinning and increasing in speed until it exploded. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Around 3-weeks ago Tesla quietly released a batch of tequila in lightning bottles, and they all sold out within a day. Each bottle is filled with 750 milliliters of 100 percent agave tequila produced by Nosotros Tequila. For comparison Nosotros Tequila’s mezcal is priced at $60, but in a regular bottle. Elon Musk did say that he’s thinking about just selling the lightning bolt bottle alone, without the liquor, since there are tough restrictions for shipping alcohol. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
No, this isn’t a gag product, but rather the world’s first ever self-cooling six pack that also plays video games, or at least that’s what Bud Light claims. The BL6 is touted as ½ koozie, ½ projector & ½ gaming console. It would be simple enough to just put a tablet inside this thing, but it’s actually a Windows 10 PC powered by an Intel i7-1065G7 processor (3.90-GHz Max Turbo frequency), and 16GB of RAM. There are several pre-loaded games, including Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, RBI 20 Baseball, and more. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hershey’s has just unveiled an innovative Reese’s Trick-or-Treat Door that safely dispenses candy this Halloween. This robotic, social-distancing creation brings Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups direct to your doorstep, and once it arrives, all you need to do is say “trick or treat” to receive a nice surprise. It travels through neighborhoods being controlled by a remote operator, complete with smoke, lights and an epic Halloween soundtrack. Read more for a video and additional information.
Singapore Airlines had to ground most of its fleet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they came up with a clever idea to use at least two of their A380 aircraft. Turn them into restaurants of sorts. If you demand nothing but the most luxurious meal, you’ll have to pay a hefty price tag, up to $441 a person. Fortunately, every single available seat was fully booked within half an hour of sales going live earlier today. Read more for a video and additional information.
Pizza Hut partnered with Ogilvy to launch a limited-edition pizza box that doubles as a functional foosball table. It was created to celebrate the start of the Europa League on October 22nd, and as you might have already guessed, most people will not be able to get their hands on these, since just five of them are available. To get your chance at winning one, you’ll have to download the Pizza Hut app, join the 12th Player Club, and then leave a comment on the company’s Facebook page. Read more for additional pictures and information.