KFC's Double Down hot dog is a sausage wrapped in a fried chicken bun

Here is proof that there's always more horrifying Frankenfood left to be invented and more stomachs to destroy with fast food: the Double Down hot dog. It's KFC's take on a hot dog only instead of using a regular hot dog bun, KFC is whipping out a bun made with fried chicken. It looks ridiculous. » 1/26/15 9:30pm Yesterday 9:30pm

Scientists Can Now Unboil Eggs to Hopefully Make Cancer Drugs Cheaper

It sounds like research that doesn't have much more of a practical application than making people say "neat," but chemists at UC Irvine have figured out a way to unboil egg whites—turning them from a solid back into a liquid—and the process behind it promises to help lower the production cost of cancer drugs and other… » 1/26/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

Is There Any Real Cheese in Cheese Whiz?

As America gets ready for their upcoming Super Bowl parties (or Royal Rumble party, if that's your thing), Cheez Whiz – the yellowish-orange, gooey, bland tasting "cheese" product – will surely make an appearance at some of them. But what is Cheez Whiz? Why did get it invented? And is there really cheese in Cheez Whiz? » 1/23/15 6:55am Friday 6:55am

The Wonut may be the best invention ever since the Cronut

If you go to Chicago, don't forget to pass by Waffles Café to try this new gem of culinary frankensteining: The Wonut—a cross between a waffle and a donut that, according to some people, "it is indeed pretty good. Not exactly what expected from the taste, but by far some of the best waffling I've ever had." » 1/20/15 7:43am 1/20/15 7:43am

Could the Kool-Aid Man Really Survive Crashing Through a Brick Wall?

It's a question that every kid has kept in the back of their minds since first seeing that giant jug of sugary liquid come bursting through a wall on those Kool-Aid commercials: could the Kool-Aid Man really survive such an 0ver-the-top entrance? So Vsauce3 has finally taken the time to break down the science and… » 1/16/15 2:30pm 1/16/15 2:30pm

Watching dessert get made is totally pornographic

I don't know if I'm hungry or turned on right now and it's such a weird mix of feelings to experience at the same time. The close up shots of this Chocolate Framboise Mille-Feuille is borderline explicit and yet it's just food being whisked and dolloped, whipped and dripped around. It's artful pornography you can eat. » 1/08/15 11:18pm 1/08/15 11:18pm

Video: Inside the factory that makes Sriracha

Sriracha, the hot sauce God would ask for if he ate on Earth, is still made from the same recipe when it first started decades ago. Only the chilis are hotter now. And the sauce is more popular. And the production is much, much larger. Hypebeast took a tour of the giant factory that makes Sriracha in the video below. » 1/07/15 1:26am 1/07/15 1:26am

Shake Shack's new fried shallots burger looks like crunchy deliciousness

Shake Shack, very probably the world's best burger chain, is introducing a new burger to their vaunted lineup: the ShackMeister Burger. It's a 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger that is topped with crispy marinated shallots and their famous ShackSauce. It's like a cheeseburger with fancy onion rings in it. I'm… » 12/30/14 10:59pm 12/30/14 10:59pm

Researchers Figured Out How to Prevent That White Film on Chocolate

It doesn't hinder how it tastes in any way, but that white film that often appears on the surface of chocolate after a while looks really unappealing. Known as fat bloom, it affects even the highest quality of chocolate, and most often chocolate-covered treats. But it's only recently that Fraunhofer's researchers were… » 12/16/14 3:20pm 12/16/14 3:20pm

Why Is Peanut Butter So Damn Sticky?

Arachibutyrophobia is a proposed humorous name for the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the top of your mouth, coined by Charles M. Schulz in a 1982 edition of his famed Peanuts comic strip. But why does peanut butter have such a tendency to get stuck in your palate when so many other foods don't? » 12/16/14 8:15am 12/16/14 8:15am

Magic ultrasonic cutting machine perfectly slices sandwiches in half

It never occurred to me to wonder who or what cuts those soul crushing pre-packaged sandwiches that I always find myself eating at an airport, but now I know: it's one of these magic machines. The cutting arm seeks out whole sandwiches and positions its slicer perfectly with ultrasound to deliver the optimal cut. » 12/12/14 12:33am 12/12/14 12:33am

Fantastic stop-motion film turns common objects into delicious sandwich

The latest stop motion animation by awesome artist PES is entitled Submarine Sandwich. It's an endlessly creative take on the classic deli sub sandwich (or hero or hoagie or whatever you call it). But instead of using typical deli meats, the animation 'slices' old sports gear like boxing gloves and baseball mitts and… » 12/10/14 9:30pm 12/10/14 9:30pm

This Cheap Sensor Will Tell Your Phone When Food Goes Bad

Some MIT eggheads invented a very impressive and very inexpensive sensor that stands to protect you against anything from a bomb to a bad pack of beef. And it's so simple. The new sensor is just a modified near field communication (NFC) chip that can detect the presence of specific gases with the help of carbon… » 12/08/14 5:30pm 12/08/14 5:30pm

The Nutellasagna is probably amazingly delicious but it may kill you

Behold the Nutellasagna! "It's layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, copious amounts of Nutella, crushed roasted hazelnuts and chopped chocolate, with some marshmallows on top for additional sweetness." If you have diabetes, don't walk within three blocks of Robicelli's in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. » 12/04/14 8:27pm 12/04/14 8:27pm