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Because it’s Tuesday: Mini Cupcake Factory

Oh ThinkGeek, you’ve done it again. First it was the horrifying wonder that was the Mini Donut Factory. That one wasn’t really fair, but at least there was the imperfection of it baking donuts instead of frying them to stay my hand from the order button.

Now you bring forth a new delicious horror: the Mini Cupcake Factory. Now these are meant to be baked. This brings a cupcake to you as they should be, not as some compromise of convenience. It’s like a George Foreman mated with a stoner’s dreams. Bad ThinkGeek!

Still, there’s no denying how awesome this is. I want one. For $20 it’s even reasonably priced. Must…walk…away…from…computer… Ok, we’re good. I can pass on this purchase. Well, for now I’m safe until they make a version of these crazy devices that makes cookies…Then I’m done for.


Because it’s Tuesday: Brushing Then Eating

We’ve all done it: gone and brushed our teeth only to realize the next thing on the agenda is to eat or drink something. We all know how bad that first couple bites or sips of whatever are going to taste. Personally I think brushing then eating an apple is the tops for the bad combo.

So why the picture of the Swiss Roll? Well, this past weekend I came up the stairs after brushing, and reached for one of my beloved energy drinks, and stopped in my tracks; I didn’t want to ruin it with post brushing flavor. Then it hit me: chocolate was the solution. With that I grabbed a Swiss Roll out of the fridge, and had a thin mint like treat. I won the palette cleansing game.

So what about you? Any interesting ways to get past that nasty post brushing bite? Any combination that have ever been particularly bad? Common people I could use some comment love.

Because it’s Tuesday: National Ice Cream Month Chart Pr0n

Hi folks, and welcome to the tail end of National Ice Cream month. You heard me right, this entire month has been devoted to ice cream, and I didn’t get around to telling you until now. I know, I’m a bad person. Actually, I’m even more horrible than you think. National Ice Cream Day, the day where EVERYONE should eat some ice cream…has already gone past.

You heard me right, it was actually this past Sunday as the third Sunday of the month. What’s horrifying is that I didn’t even get to knock back a pint on that day, or go to a parlor (I did manage to grab an ice cream snickers, but that doesn’t count).

So, to make it up to everyone, I got a little industrious, and made the ultimate Ben & Jerry’s chart. Yup, I did it. All of the flavors listed on their website with Weight Watcher’s friendly breakdown of nutrition per serving as well as point values per serving, and per pint. That last bit’s just because I’m me, and can’t walk away from an opened Ben & Jerry’s.

Well, here’s the list folks. Now you can put a number on guilt…Or, take a break, say what the heck, and enjoy Ice Cream for what it is: frozen happiness. No gutter minded jokes now, you hear!? No going there 😛

Per Serving Per Pint
Flavor Calories Fat Fiber Points Points
Banana Split 250 15 1 6 24
Boston Cream Pie 250 13 0 6 24
Brownie Batter 290 17 1 7 28
Cake Batter 260 16 1 6 25
Cheesecake Brownie 250 14 0 6 25
Cherry Garcia 240 13 1 6 23
Chocolate 250 14 2 6 24
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 270 14 0 7 26
Chocolate Fudge Brownie 260 12 2 6 24
Chocolate Macadamia 270 18 1 7 27
Chubby Hubby 340 20 1 8 33
Chunky Monkey 290 18 1 7 28
Cinnamon Buns 290 15 0 7 28
Coffee HEATH Bar Crunch 280 16 0 7 28
Crème Brulee 280 16 0 7 28
Magic Brownies 230 12 1 5 22
Dublin Mudslide 260 15 1 6 25
Dulce Delish 240 12 0 6 23
Everything But The… 290 17 1 7 28
Fossil Fuel 280 16 1 7 27
Half Baked 270 13 1 6 25
Hannah Teter’s Maple Blondie 240 11 0 6 23
Imagine Whirled Peace 270 16 0 7 27
Karamel Sutra 260 14 1 6 25
Key Lime Pie 270 13 0 6 26
Milk & Cookies 270 15 1 6 26
Mint Chocolate Chunk 270 17 1 7 26
Mint Chocolate Cookie 260 14 0 6 25
Mission to Marzipan 260 13 0 6 25
Mud Pie 270 16 1 7 26
Neapolitan Dynamite 230 11 1 5 21
New York Super Fudge Chunk 300 20 2 7 30
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk 260 14 1 6 25
Peanut Brittle 260 15 0 6 26
Peanut Butter Cup 360 26 1 9 37
Phish Food 280 13 2 6 26
Pistachio Pistachio 280 17 1 7 27
S’mores 280 16 2 7 27
Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream 270 15 0 7 27
Strawberry Cheesecake 250 15 0 6 25
Triple Caramel Chunk 280 16 0 7 28
Turtle Soup 280 16 1 7 27
Vanilla 230 14 0 6 23
Vanilla Caramel Fudge 280 14 0 7 27
Vanilla HEATH Bar Crunch 280 17 0 7 28
Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler 220 11 0 5 21
Froyo Cherry Garcia 200 3 1 4 16
Froyo Chocolate Fudge Brownie 180 2.5 2 3 14
Froyo Half Baked 180 3 1 4 15
Froyo Strawberry Banana 150 1.5 0 3 13
Sorbet Berried Treasure 110 0 1 2 8
Sorbet Jamaican Me Crazy 130 0 1 2 10

Because it’s Tuesday: Shaped Cake Pans

So this past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a miniature bachelorette party at my apartment. Yeah, you heard me right, I said bachelorette party. Let’s keep moving before we get too bogged down with the logistics of the occasion. Let’s just skip to the point: I was asked to make a cake for the event, and my friend the maid of honor was gracious enough to give me some pans for the process.

Now, first here are some facts to mull over. First, the pans came from Spencer’s. Second, we like to mess with the bride to be as much as we can since she has a mild discomfort with male anatomy. Third, well I was just happy to bake something for now reason that I can think of.

Well, if you haven’t figured out what shape of cake I was making, well, then, please move along. You will probably either blush into a beet, or be offended if you keep guessing. Just to keep things PG here I decided to through up another awesome shaped cake pan. Might have found something I need to make for my roommate at sometime.

So what did I take away from this experience?

  1. Flesh tone can be created using vanilla frosting, and mixing in a little chocolate frosting at a time.
  2. Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix comes out pretty delicious, but slightly awkward as the cake-y center of man bits.
  3. Using a vegetable peeler on a dark chocolate Hershey’s bar makes something that looks hair-like.

Yeah, bet you weren’t expecting THAT on a Tuesday. Still, what kind of oddly shaped cakes have you ever made or eaten?

Because it’s Tuesday: Wafflesicle!?

AWESOME!!! Yeah, that’s what this is, it’s and awesome maker!!!

Okay, actually this is something that I spotted over on Gizmodo last week, and because I had already thrown up my Tuesday post, I put this on hold for today.

What we are looking at is a Wafflesicle maker. Yeah that’s right, you can eat waffle’s on a stick. I don’t know if this jumps out at me because of the sheer novelty of being able to eat unexpected items on a stick, or because I’ve had a weird craving for waffles lately. Still, this is most definitely a Because it’s Tuesday item from Triangular Concept.

Because it’s Tuesday: Meat Child of KFC

Oh KFC, what have you wrought with your Double Down madness? WAIT! Lets not go down that road right now, filled with sodium, and follow-ups involving burgers between grilled cheese sandwiches.

What is to be pointed out here is that KFC has announced the meaty child of the Double Down, coming to their menus July 5th. I give you the Doublicious!!!… Yeah…

Well, it looks like a chicken sandwich. Yes, KFC totes the presence of bacon, cheese, and that “special sauce” from the Double Down, but there’s not a whole lot that jumps out as unique about just another chicken sandwich on a fast food menu…or that much that’s double about it as it’s name suggests.

I might give it a try KFC, but you lost your grove with this one. Kudos for not even reinventing the wheel, but just for re-branding it…again. Thanks to the folks over at Slash/Food for pointing this one out.

Because it’s Tuesday: The French Cruller

Oh the humble doughnut. There are some foods that are so iconic that their name alone can send someone into their own little happy place, and doughnuts are one of them.

Still, doughnuts are unique because they aren’t all the same. they come in different sizes, flavors, fillings, frostings, glaces, the list is as long as a bakers imagination. Still, we all have our favorites. Barring my grandmother’s homemade doughnuts on Christmas morning (served with hefty amounts of Mimosas) my favorite has to be the unique and delicious French Cruller.

Wikipedia defines the French cruller as “a fluted, ring-shaped doughnut made from choux pastry with a light airy texture“. This treat is very different than your standard cake doughnut. Instead, it ends up being light and fluffy, but at the same time moist inside.

I’ll admit that I mostly get mine from Dunkin’ Donuts, so am missing out on what I could probably get from a “real” bakery. Still, they never disappoint unless of course they’re sold out. That actually happens pretty early and Dunk’s for this type of doughnut, but that’s another story…

Returning to the doughnut, I’ll admit that part of the reason that I love it so much is because I can eat more of them. That same light and fluffiness is great for increased consumption of the tasty treat. So, here is to the French Cruller. My favorite, and a very unique doughnut specimen.