Get a taste of nostalgia with Pepsi Throwback and Mountain Dew Throwback, to be released in April 2009. Rather than being made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), they will be sweetened with cane sugar like they were in the good olí days. Soft drink aficionados swear that drinks made with cane sugar taste far superior to those made with HFCS. Itís been so long since I drank a non-HFCS soft drink that I canít attest to this personally, but Iíll take their word for it. Best of all, the bottles will not have the awful new logos. The drinks will reportedly be available only for a couple of months, so be sure to stock up on them.
If you are like me and prefer the crispy, chewy goodness of brownie edge pieces, then the Bakerís Edge brownie pan should be in your kitchen cupboard. Its ingenious design allows each brownie piece to have at least two edges, and you get three delicious edges on the end pieces. The design also allows the brownies to cook evenly throughout. I received the pan as a Christmas present and have used it several times. Each batch of brownies I made cooked perfectly. The edges had the crispiness and chewiness I love and the centers were just right. Another great feature of the pan is the non-stick coating. The brownies came out easily and the pan was extremely easy to clean. The pan is made from heavy gauge cast aluminum and is extremely sturdy. I suspect that it will last a very long time. The only potential shortcoming of the pan is its price. It currently sells for between $35 and $40 depending on where you buy it. If you can afford it, or you can convince someone to give it to you as a gift, the pan is well worth the price.
This is Why You Are Fat is a very simple blog. It has only photos and short descriptions of the most fattening and overindulgent food creations you'll ever see. Just looking at the photos may make you hungry, give you a heart attack, or both.
Now if I were a world traveler (which I am not), I would tell you to catch the first Qantas flight to the land down under just to sink your teeth into a Violet Crumble, arguably Australia's most popular candy bar. But because we live in a day and age where foods from all over the world can be found at your local or specialty grocer, that $1800 plane ticket may not be necessary. Still a violet crumble may be a rare sighting, but believe me, it's worth the search. Violet Crumble is ingenious in its simplicity, a sweetened honeycomb covered in milk chocolate. That's it. If our friends down under got one thing right, it was in saying, "It's the way it shatters, that matter's," because Violet Crumble is just that - a crunchy, crumbly candy bar that rivals our Whopper's here in the States. You'll be a bit shocked when you first sink your teeth into it expecting a soft, chewy center, but instead hearing a crunch that could deafen anyone within a four-foot perimeter. The Honeycomb center is lightly sweetened, never rich and covered with a thin coat of chocolate, that will, on ALL occasions, get stuck in your teeth. But this is a blessing in disguise, giving you an extra five minutes to savor even after all you have left in your hand is the empty wrapper. So if you're in the market for an "interesting", lightly-coated candy bar, place a few phone calls and find yourself a Violet Crumble, I promise it's cheaper than a plane ticket and easier to find than an Echidna in the bush.