Is Chocolate Chicken the Umami Burger Founder's Next Million Dollar Idea?

Food & Wine: Is Chocolate Chicken the Umami Burger Founder's Next Million Dollar Idea?
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By Justine Sterling Posted January 17, 2014

The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let F&W do it for you. Here, four of the most absurd food items we saw this week.

Cookie Machine: This machine is a cookie lover’s dream. It squirts out the exact amount of each ingredient to make a single perfect cookie. Unfortunately, the machine can neither bake the cookies for you nor fetch you a cold glass of milk for when they’re done.

Chocolate Fried Chicken: Chocolate? Good. Fried chicken? Great. But chocolate-flavored fried chicken? Umami burger CEO Adam Fleischman thinks it’s a winning combination. He is opening ChocoChicken in Los Angeles this March. The restaurant’s main offering with be fried chicken coated in a batter that contains chocolate for what Fleischman hopes is a salty-sweet win.

Swamp Pizza: The Everglades Pie now available at Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Florida packs all the deliciousness of the Florida everglades into one pizza. The toppings include pork, frog legs, python and swamp cabbage (a vegetable much like hearts of palm). A 14-inch pie goes for $45—python isn’t cheap.

Record-Breaking Steak Eating: Canadian woman Molly Schuyler recently blew past a steak-eating world record at Sayler’s in Portland, OR. On a whim, Schuyler finished a 72-ounce steak in less than three minutes. The previous world record for the feat was six minutes, forty-eight seconds. Unfortunately, her record may not be official since Schuyler used her hands rather than just a knife and fork.

Coca-Cola Wine Glass: If you’ve been drinking your Coca-Cola from a normal glass or, heaven forbid, a can, then you haven’t been properly experiencing the soda. Luckily, Riedel, an Austrian company known for their varietal-specific glasses, has developed a Coca-Cola glass specifically designed to balance flavors and maintain the bubbles throughout the drinking experience.

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