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MBFF - Most Bizarre Food Flavors - 2013 Edition!

Posted Aug 12, '13 at 5:34pm

GandalftheGrey666

GandalftheGrey666

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I found these things:
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/IMG_1757v.jpg

http://blog.emilyminor.com/uploaded_images/WineChips-748648.jpg

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQuCfgDCXBO_nuDHrXucoInr4PEpGIUl_iGUowjkR-WJqsAESW1jA

http://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/321102_23e37f04e-615a-4e78-b109-48ce7afc60cf.png?w=445&h=742

 

Posted Aug 12, '13 at 5:51pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,219 posts

The bag doesn't really tell you much about the flavor (at least, not in English), but the flavor of the chips inside that big blue bag right up there is Pepsi & Chicken.

Available only in China.

 

Posted Aug 13, '13 at 7:04am

MrAutomatic

MrAutomatic

280 posts

Here's a weird one for you guys: Dancing Squid Bowl. The squid is not actually alive, but watch it dance as you pour soy sauce on it!

 

Posted Aug 13, '13 at 6:36pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,219 posts

I can't decide if that's more funny than it is disturbing. Anyway, it reminded me of living food, which is, in my opinion, the most bizarre culinary advancement that has ever been made. I haven't yet been able to find an explanation as to how this phenomenon works, but here's an article that at least attempts to explain the idea behind it.

 

Posted Aug 13, '13 at 7:07pm

xXxDAPRO89xXx

xXxDAPRO89xXx

4,359 posts

The squid is not actually alive, but watch it dance as you pour soy sauce on it!

That's cool and kinda creepy at the same time.

Check this out...
http://www.mnn.com/sites/default/files/user-26364/walkers_cajun_squirrel_full.jpeg

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this before but I thought it was weird.

 

Posted Aug 14, '13 at 2:04am

MrAutomatic

MrAutomatic

280 posts

They're smart not to tell you how they actually make the living food because then nobody would eat it. They use terms like "molecular gastronomy" and "synthetic biotech" that don't tell you anything about the ingredients of the dishes, but still try and make it seem like it's completely organic and not just something they cooked up in a lab somewhere, even though it seems to be both of those things.

That is a fascinating piece though.

 

Posted Aug 14, '13 at 4:34am

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

4,219 posts

So far this living food experiment has been pretty mysterious in its approach to reach a wider audience. Only one article that comes up and very little publicity in general gives off the idea that this is definitely one of those ideas that sounded better on paper. All I know is, I would never be able to eat something that was still moving. The article mentions an "empathetic connection" between the consumer and the consumee. Why would anyone in their right mind want to eat anything they had an empathetic connection with? The logic behind this idea makes absolutely no sense.

I'd much rather eat Cajun squirrel potato chips. Are they made with some kind of squirrel seasoning? Why am I even asking that...

 

Posted Aug 15, '13 at 11:55am

GandalftheGrey666

GandalftheGrey666

1,791 posts

I'm not sure if anyone has posted this before but I thought it was weird.

Yes, someone did post it before.

 

Posted Aug 16, '13 at 8:11pm

MrAutomatic

MrAutomatic

280 posts

Only one article that comes up and very little publicity in general gives off the idea that this is definitely one of those ideas that sounded better on paper.

News organizations have not yet picked up on it, so it's still relatively unknown. The culinary oddity was only first publicized earlier this summer, so give it a few more months and you'll be seeing it all over the internet.

Why would anyone in their right mind want to eat anything they had an empathetic connection with?

People eat their pet pigs all the time. Not while they're still alive, obviously, but it's still some creature they had some type of connection with during some point in time.

 

Posted Aug 21, '13 at 2:11am

Clancy12

Clancy12

3,952 posts

Burger King's Trio Supremo - sold in Brazil
http://www.consumidor-rs.com.br/rs2/userfilesimage/BK%20Trio%20Supremo%20reduzido.jpg

Pizza Hut's Chunky Loaded Pizza - sold in Malaysia
[img]http://www.pizzahut.com.my/dining/ih/highlight-sep11.jpg[/img

McDonald's McLobster - sold in Canada and Maine
http://www.mcdonalds.ca/content/dam/Canada/en/product_pages/burgers-sandwiches/hero/hero_mclobster.png

Dunkin' Donuts' Dry Pork and Seaweed Donut - sold in Asia
http://cdnl.complex.com/mp/620/400/80/0/bb/1/ffffff/03d3288a9926fd0245ec55b4041eb448/images_/assets/CHANNEL_IMAGES/CITY_GUIDE/2012/12/15-foods-youve-never-heard-of-from-american-companies/donuts_417123.jpg

 
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