Weird and Wild Creativity – from edible crayons to sniffable candy…to a doughnut bacon cheeseburger!
October 7th, 2010
The food world is full of amazing original creations. These days cooking with food are often a perfect blend of art, science, and taste as well as a bit of whimsy. But then there are the items that push your personal sense of creativity and just make you scratch your head, in a good and at times weird way. Here are a few that have stuck in my mind the last year:
Edible Crayons –I saw this via my Twitter friend @MyLastBite (thank you!). When I first thought about edible crayons, I was thinking Crayola is finally making crayons edible! I am not ashamed to say that I nibbled on a few blues, reds and greens when I was younger… but that’s beside the point. Oh no, these are actually handmade crayons – truly amazing … check it out!!! They are made with all natural food products: freeze dried vegetables and fruits as well as nuts and seeds! These crayons are featured on Luxirare.com, an amazing site to see what is new and wild in the food and fashion worlds – one of my fave sites!
The edible crayons!
Photo from Luxirare.com
Le Whif – Now this is a futuristic treat! Le Whif is a chocolate treat with all the taste and none of the excess calories or sugar…or for that matter, chewing! As a revolutionary product, this “airy” chocolate blends in the knowledge of culinarians, particle scientists, a teacher and their students. The general concept is for a Le Whif user to inhale the product, using the air to spread flavored particles onto the tongue’s taste buds. This is a very radical new concept playing with our taste buds. I can’t wait to see what else they come up with. Amazingly, they even made a new coffee product too with the same amount of coffee and caffeine as a light espresso!
A pack of Le Whif!
Photo from Dylan’s Candy Bar (a recommended North America seller of the product).
A Le Whif dispenser!
Photo from Dylan’s Candy Bar
Doughnut burger – I remember hearing about this last year. It combines all the things that people love individually into one: doughnuts, bacon, and a cheeseburger. It’s a great combination of everything that (for some!) tastes good all in one bite. The sweet taste of the glazed doughnut; the crispiness of the bacon; the mouth-watering, savory taste of a cheeseburger. I think I would need to have had a few cocktails… OK maybe after LOTS of cocktails… to order one of these.
The Doughnut Bacon Cheeseburger!
Well those are a few of my favorite links to the wild and creative. Hope you click and enjoy! – Kathy Casey