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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, five of the most absurd food items we saw this week.
Bar Needs Toe: If you have a spare toe on hand…err…foot, then we know where you can donate it. A Yukon bar is missing the key ingredient for its legendary “sourtoe cocktail”—which is any drink or shot that includes a severed, mummified human toe. (This is real. People actually donate frostbitten toes to the cause.) Recently, one patron walked into the bar, ordered the toe with a shot of whiskey and gulped the whole thing down. Clearly pre-aware of the $500 fine for swallowing the toe and his intentions, the gentleman had the cash ready, slammed it on the bar and walked out. The bar's owners are currently on the lookout for a new toe so if you know of any, direct them to the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City.
Hello Kitty Beer: If there’s been one problem with beer, it’s clearly that it doesn’t yet appeal to five-year-old girls. Thankfully, there is now Hello Kitty beer for sale in China. It comes in fruit flavors like lemon-lime and peach and is sold in cans illustrated with imagery of the joyfully cavorting cartoon. Order a six-pack for your next My Little Tailgate.
Maple Moose Chips: Canadians have been given the chance to pick a new flavor of Lay’s potato chips. Their choices: Creamy Garlic Caesar, Perogy Platter, Grilled Cheese & Ketchup and, the most Canuck of the bunch, Maple Moose. The brave folks at Serious Eats gave them all a try, including Maple Moose, which they describe as having an “acrid mustiness that’s just unpleasant.”
Sushi Doughnuts: They’ve been crossbred with croissants, shaped like cats, and now doughnuts are being made to mimic raw fish. Sold in Thailand at Mister Donut, the nigiri-shaped doughnuts are frosted with cream (the rice) and topped with tuna- or salmon-hued jelly. We’re wondering when the doughnut trend is going to go full circle (full doughnut?) and come back around to doughnut-shaped doughnuts.
Spreadable Beer: The best way to start your day with beer since the breakfast stout, Birra Spalmabile is a lot like jam but with way more beer. The spread, which is a collaboration between Italian chocolate maker Napoleone and the Alta Quota brewery, comes in light and dark and is designed to be used as a cake filling, frosting, cheese accompaniment or simply spread on toast.