In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
Taste Test: Frozen Waffle vs. Frozen Waffle
There’s nothing like getting Brand X home and finding out it is terrible. Luckily for you there’s taste testers out there who do the “heavy lifting” and trialing for you so you don’t waste time, money or even freezer space. The team over at Epicurious sat down recently and put frozen waffle brands to the test. Which one rocked the taste test? Read more.
Tip: You’ve Been Cutting Cake All Wrong
Stale cake is such a catastrophe. Don’t become victim again to it. Simply put down your knife, watch and learn.
Shenanigans: The £1,000 Doughnut
BuzzFeed clearly had the description right, “It’s made of champagne, looks like a spaceship, and costs £1,000.” What? Edible gold, vintage alcohol, edible diamonds and more gold; it’s not JUST a doughnut, it’s also an expensive trip to the ladies (or men’s) room. Read more.
News: Gun Range Gets a Liquor License
On the surface, guns and alcohol, terrible idea. But then how did this Oklahoma gun range get a liquor license? Well, it looks like you have to do your drinking AFTER you shoot. Quite a marvelous concept for the men who need to blow off some steam and who want to have a good time. Read more.
Technology: The Remote Control Kitchen
The Collaborative Cooking Project put together the idea of being able to cook from any location in your home or around the world. Sounds a little crazy, but then again technology is the way of the world now. Whether you’re stuck in traffic or unable to get away from a conference call to manage dinner on the stove, this new invention may have some actual usefulness in today’s world. Read more.
Product: Vend Your Way to Rice
In today’s world we desire having everything at our fingertips in a mere instant. What’s more is that our foods are going that way. Yes convenience stores may be a thing of our childhood, but vending machines are becoming the next new thing. Serving up frozen yogurt to the latest- steamed rice, what will they think of next? Learn more.
Science: Troubling New Study on Marketing Tactics Using Chocolate
Just because something sounds good, doesn’t mean it’s good. The findings of a new study on electronic cigarettes has learned that enticing flavors are enticing more than just adults. Teens may be more tempted to end up trying or forming habits around electronic cigarettes thanks to the choices available. Sadly this means that not all chocolate and chocolate flavored things are good. Learn more.