Generally speaking, the function of my weekly Highlights posts are to share with you, my awesome readers, some of the interesting and useful things I read on the internet during the previous couple weeks. This week is going to be a little different: this week’s links are things I don’t think are necessary at all. Some of them are ridiculous for monetary reasons, but others are just plain silly. The internet is a strange place.
There are a lot of American snack foods I don’t find appealing (sorry Doritos), but apparently other countries have some really interesting flavors available. How about mango-and-orange Oreos in China? (Fun fact: I don’t like Oreos either. I’m weird) Lemon-pepper Tang in Saudi Arabia? Check out this Huffington Post article for more international variations of your favorite foods.
Similarly, I don’t think there is a need for this bubble gum flavored vodka I read about on Bit Rebels.
CNN’s Eatocracy had the Cinco de Mayo scoop on specialty margaritas, in case you need one that costs $100 or contains 45 ounces of liquid.
Can someone please explain to me the need for a spray that makes you feel drunk for a few seconds? (via Food Beast)
Also seen on Food Beast, a chocolate scented t-shirt. The design is cute, but I think I’d feel kind of strange (and hungry!) if I smelled like chocolate.
Apparently the cookbook Modernist Cuisine has been quite a hit, which impresses me because it costs £400, which is much much higher than my cookbook buying budget. (via Huffington Post)
I agree with this quote from NPR’s article on “Smart Fridges”: "No one wants the obligation of keeping their fridge informed unless they’re seriously short on inter-personal relationships” – Susie Steiner. And yet, companies are still creating refrigerators that can track your groceries with over $3000 price tags.
Lastly, according to Zagat there’s going to be a new dating website arriving on the scene soon, CookMyDate, a site that matches up those in the culinary world. Thank goodness I’m married.