A tradition continues: LGBM and family try Japanese KitKats

My brother recently traveled to Tokyo, and knowing my fascination with foreign junk foods, he brought back some treats: purple sweet potato KitKats: DSC00641



I first subjected my other family members to the confectionery experiment:


And then summoned all of my bravery to try myself:


See the full videos with all of the giggles and facial expressions here:

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When Big Food Execs Get Bored: Dessert Mashup Nightmares

Yesterday I rented a car and drove to my favorite place in the world: Wegman's. If you've never been to a Wegman's, it's basically the Disney World of grocery stores. Lots of space in the aisles, beautiful meat/cheese/bakery section, super fresh produce. Since Wegman's corporate has yet to answer my numerous requests for an NYC store, I have to go to New Jersey to satisfy my Wegneeds. With a store this big, they have plenty of space to stock the latest and greatest product innovations from big food brands. A few caught my eye for sounding like the terrifying mutant step children of Willy Wonka and some outrageiously stoned frat bros:

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As a lover of root beer floats, this upsets me deeply. I'd say more about it, but Albert Burneko at Deadspin already did a pretty excellent job, so you should read that here instead.


These look like Goldfish with herpes. Nope.


Unrefrigerated, shelf-stable Boston "cream" should not be trusted. The yellowish tint of the cream on the packaging is particularly unsettling.

I fear the day when these products collapse in on themselves and create a nightmare black hole just like the case of the Doritos Locos Tacos Flavored Doritos. Chips Ahoy Root Beer Float Flavored Root Beer is coming. The end is nigh.


WTF Fridays

In a new weekly feature I like to call WTF Fridays, here’s a product that should have never been made: image

Chuck E Cheese is great for terrifying animatronic rats, impossibly expensive 2500-ticket Justin Bieber dolls, and tiny rides for small children (and apparently not adults because they yell at you if you try to ride them. Rude.).

I don’t think anyone has ever left a Chuck E Cheese and thought, “Man that pizza was top notch! I wish I could recreate it at home!”

Know your strengths, Charles. Food isn’t one of them.