Twinkies are coming back. After falling apart in bankruptcy, Hostess Brands Inc. has emerged as a new company, Hostess Brands LLC. Buried in this news is an interesting tidbit.
From the WSJ:
But Mr. Metropoulos and his son, Daren, the co-CEO of Pabst Brewing Co. who is also heading up the reborn Hostess’s marketing strategy, expressed confidence they would be able to find skilled, nonunion workers near the four plants, which are in areas with high unemployment.
That’s right, Beer Twinkies! Finally, we can stop trying to make our own.
(Via That’s Nerdalicious!)
April 26, 2013 No Comments
Ginger and garlic go together like peas in a pod. Or, better yet, they go together like owls and Tootsie Pops. Which through a convenient leap of logic brings us to the Ceramic Blue Owl Grater. Designed for grating garlic and ginger (and Tootsie Pops as well for the adventurous), the handy Mr. Owl is an invaluable piece of kitchen gear for the wise.
Bonus owl fun:
April 24, 2013 No Comments
There is just something inherently honest about popcorn. An unpopped kernel sits, singular and waiting, naked in its simplicity. And when the time comes and heat is applied, everything on the inside turns out and it finds itself exposed to the word, ready for whatever comes next. Which of course, would be the butter and the salt!
Embracing this ideal is the You Pop It Popcorn Popper By Just Pop It! The simple stovetop contrivance is a popcorn popper that sticks to the basics. Just add kernels and oil and turn on the stove.
Stovetop popcorn is the best. By far. Except usually, one has to shake and stir to keep kernels from sticking. The You Pop It stovetop popper promises no shaking or stirring thanks to its unique design.
Instead of microwave bags full of hidden ingredients, instead of hot air poppers that result in flavorless popcorn, instead of relentless shaking and stirring, there is the You Pop It Popcorn Popper. And that’s not just a bunch of hot air.
For further proof of stark, honest reality and popcorn, watch the video below posted by Just Pop It, showing the whole process from start to finish.
April 18, 2013 No Comments
Rooting around the kitchen junk drawer looking for the wrong tool for the right job is a habit that isn’t too difficult to break; hearing “don’t force it” can eventually sink the message home. Especially when “forcing it” results in a few too many messy situations.
Staring at the lemon and lime squeezer one too many times can lead one’s thoughts to what else it can be used for. Well, the Chef’n FreshForce Orange Juicer is here to say, “don’t force it.” The clever contraption picks up where the smaller citrus squeezer leaves off. With a larger hopper, the kitchen gadget is designed to handle juicing sliced oranges. Oh, and according to the product description it is “great for lemons, limes and small grapefruits too.”
April 16, 2013 No Comments
Nobody like a flat beer, right? Well, shake things up with the Takara Tomy Sonic Hour. Pour a little water into the base to get it going, set your non-foamed beer on top and watch the action bubble forth. And to distract those that think an exaggerated head on a pint of beer is not a desirable thing, the beer gadget also features some groovy flashing lights to help set the mood.
For further proof that the future of beer drinking is full of cold air, the beer foam maker is part of the Beer Hour Series which also includes the Jokki Hour Sparkling Beer Mug and the Handy Beer Server, both of which serve similar purposes. Cheers!
(Via Akihabara News)
April 12, 2013 No Comments
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Say hello to the internet’s favorite food in dish towel form: The ThinkGeek Sizzling Bacon Kitchen Towel Dish Towel. When draped over your shoulder while frying up some bacon, you could not look more dashing. Of course, that requires keeping in mind which one is which. While having a real piece of bacon draped over your shoulder is certainly fashionable, trying to clean the kitchen with bacon probably won’t work. Then again, bacon is pretty magical.
April 9, 2013 No Comments