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All-you-can-eat pizza festival runs out of pizza

An all-you-can-eat pizza festival really only needs to have one thing: pizza. Well, organizers of an event — the Notting Hill Pizza Festival in England — were left saying dough (err doh)! Bellmonte Life ran the event and blamed a broken oven and “overzealous appetites.” Lines lasted an hour for a single slice of pizza, hardly what you’d expect at what should have been a buffet. Two tickets — that promised unlimited pizza — cost around $32, so a piece every hour or so did not satisfy the crowd. This Notting Hill ‘unlimited’ pizza festival is a disaster @bellmontelife. Been here one hour, queued for 50 mins, managed to get 1 slice of pizza so far. Joke. pic.twitter.com/4bicd9VbtI — Alex White (@ATYWhite) May 12, 2018 And when festival-goers actually got a slice, it didn’t look that great: Notting Hill #Pizza Festival is not a good experience AVOID AT ALL COSTS…

6 pickle-flavored foods you wouldn’t expect

You may have heard the old cliche about a pregnant woman craving pickles and ice cream. Well, if they want soft serve, it’s now a reality. The Lucky Pickle Dumpling restaurant in New York City is offering pickle soft serve. According to Time Out New York, the ice cream is infused with cucumber juice to get the sweet-and-salty tasty right. Pickle soft serve ice cream is kind of a big dill! 🤣🍦🥒 #abigdill #kindaofabigdill #sopunny #foodpuns #pickle #picklelover #picklesforthewin #pickleicecream #picklesoftserve #softserveicecream #trendingnow #nyceats #foodgram #foodnetworkfaves #eaaaaats #feedfeed #eatandtell #luckypickledumplingco #oneluckypickle #foodnetworkfaves #fridayvibes A post shared by Vivian Chan (@missvivianwc) on May 11, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT The pickle has seen a renaissance of late, with Sonic rolling out a pickle juice slushie this summer and festivals like the annual Picklesburgh in Pittsburgh. Here are five other interesting combinations with pickle: Pickle pops are taking over the country. Forbes was…

Bob Dylan makes whiskey to become latest celebrity with branded booze

Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan is the latest celebrity to create his own brand of alcohol. The Nobel Prize winner worked with bourbon maker Marc Bushala to create Heaven’s Door. The small-batch whiskeys come in three varieties: a straight bourbon, a straight rye and a double-barreled whiskey. “Dylan has these qualities that actually work well for a whiskey,” Bushala told The New York Times. “He has great authenticity. He is a quintessential American. He does things the way he wants to do them. I think these are good attributes for a super-premium whiskey as well.” The whiskey is only available at the online store for Heaven’s Door, but it will be available in mid-May in stores in select states. Dylan joins a crowded market of celebrity-branded or -owned spirits, as seen below: • Drew Barrymore — Barrymore wines. The actress has a partnership with Jackson Family Wines that’s produced Pinot Grigio, Pinot…

Deadpool gets even weirder with sour gummie ‘TinyHands’

Promotional items and movies go hand in hand, or in the case of “Deadpool 2,” hand in tiny hand. The merc with a mouth, known for shattering the fourth wall in comics and on screen, is getting his own candy. And it’s weird, even by Trolli standards. Gummie-product gurus Trolli will roll out Sour Brite TinyHands exclusively at 7-11, starting on May 7. (The movie starring Ryan Reynolds hits theaters in the U.S. on May 18.) For reference: In the original movie, Deadpool chops off his left hand to messily escape from one of the X-Men. Luckily, his regenerative powers help grow a new hand, but it starts small. Really, really small. Here’s a closer look at the candy, as well as a tongue-in-cheek message from Deadpool: Deadpool’s gummie TinyHands are one of the more unusual movie tie-ins, but we’ll let you decide if any of these are weirder: •…

Tabasco celebrates 150 years with hot sauce in champagne bottles

If you really want to class up your meals, and a regular bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce or Sriracha won’t cut it, you might want to consider a celebratory offering from Tabasco. The McIlhenny Company is marking its 150th anniversary with a special edition bottle of Tabasco Diamond Reserve Sauce. The six-ounce bottle retails for $34.95. Here’s how the company describes it: It’s “made from a selection of the finest tabasco peppers on Avery Island, chosen for their superior color, texture and robustness. These peppers are mashed with a small amount of salt, then aged — some for up to 15 years — and blended with sparkling white wine vinegar. The resulting pepper sauce has exceptional complexity, while maintaining the signature flavor and vibrancy.” The company produces 750,000 bottles of product (of its regular varieties) every day from its Louisiana facility, according to the Guardian. Do you love Tabasco…

This is your brain on a Carolina Reaper pepper. Any questions?

Remember those old anti-drug commercials with the motto of “This is your brain on drugs,” and the sizzling egg? Well, now we know what a brain looks like on one of the hottest peppers in the world. A 34-year-old man took part in a hot pepper eating competition in 2016 and ate one “Carolina Reaper.” The Reaper, a cross between a red habanero and a Bhut jolokia pepper, averages 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units. (For comparison, a jalapeno measures in between 1,000 and 10,000.) The man, who wasn’t named, started dry heaving but with no actual vomit. Then it got worse. “He then developed intense neck and occipital head pain that became holocephalic,” according to a report in the British Medical Journal. “During the next few days, on at least two occasions and in retrospect he thought probably more often, he experienced brief intense thunderclap headaches lasting seconds. This is…

How does ranch cotton candy sound (and taste, for that matter)?

Cotton candy’s distinctive flavor is about to get a massive makeover. Kings Island amusement park near Cincinnati will be offering weekly sweet flavors, like dragon fruit, red and black licorice, and pancake. And did we mention that they’re adding ranch, onion, butter and jalapeno flavors, too? Yes, ranch-flavored cotton candy is now a thing. Ranch cotton candy at @KingsIslandPR. For me, it’s a hard pass. But hey—blue ice cream and waffle cone sounds AMAZING! @WCPO pic.twitter.com/xQmqhTdZ2v — Jake Ryle (@JakeWCPO) April 10, 2018 Let us know what you think about these new flavors: Which of these new cotton candy flavors sounds the best? — Everybody Craves (@EverybodyCraves) April 11, 2018 A few years back, a writer from Thrillist tried a bunch of insane combinations with ranch. He paired it with peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, sushi, watermelon and more. With that in mind, even he didn’t think…

Newest Kit Kat flavor? Chocolate-covered strawberry

Kit Kat is already one of the top-selling candy bars in the United States, and they’re adding to their catalog with a new flavor: Chocolate Covered Strawberry. The secret’s out! Anyone else excited for our newest 🍫🍓 flavor?! #HaveABreak #HaveAKitKat https://t.co/0KQPbutg8J — Kit Kat (@KitKat_US) April 3, 2018 As part of its “Flavors of America” series last year, Kit Kat featured a strawberry creme flavored bar, but this new version is chocolate with hints of strawberry. It’s been spotted in the wild already at CVS. Hershey’s Flavors of America have returned for another summer! This year, the Kit Kat flavor of California is Chocolate Covered Strawberry rather than strawberry flavored white chocolate. Now, if a dark chocolate strawberry Kit Kat existed in the US, I would probably load up a warehouse with it. There was a dark chocolate strawberry Kit Kat Chunky bar in Japan back in 2011, and it…

Baseball’s most interesting new ballpark food items of 2018

Hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack are just too plain, so teams are constantly adding new menu items to capture customers’ money. And 2018 is no different for ballpark foods. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting dishes being rolled out across Major League Baseball this season. The Dilly Dog The Texas Rangers shoved a hot dog inside of a hollowed-out pickle. It’s then covered in batter and deep fried. New this @Rangers season at Globe Life Park: The Dilly Dog. Dill pickle cored and stuffed with a hot dog, then deep fried. pic.twitter.com/dxiIsNs6Zz — Tommy Noel (@TommyNoel) March 26, 2018 The Rangers also have the Triple B sandwich — bacon, brisket and bologna topped with BBQ sauce, as well as Ham Fries, which is ham cut in the shape of fries and, well, fried. And a bacon-wrapped hot dog covered in Cheetos and jalapeno peppers. The Rocky…

Marijuana-infused ‘beer’ on the way from Blue Moon inventor

Keith Villa developed Blue Moon Belgian White beer back in the 1990s, and now he’s turning his attention to marijuana-infused non-alcoholic “beer.” Villa’s company, Ceria Beverages, is working with ebbu, a cannabinoid research company, to be the first to produce a non-alcoholic craft beverage infused with marijuana’s primary psychoactive chemical, THC. Several beers infused with cannabidiol (CBD), THC’s non-psychoactive cousin, are on the market, but Villa is looking for something different. “CBD is not the component that most consumers look for,” Villa told Brewbound. “It certainly has its merits… But the THC is what gives people that buzz, which is similar to the alcohol buzz that people get from beer, spirits and wine. A lot of consumers of cannabis look for that buzz.” The aim is to provide an alternative — that will be a bit more expensive — to alcoholic beer that can create sensations like chill or euphoria.…