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The World’s 13 Weirdest Gum Flavors

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While it might seem like a modern phenomenon, chewing gum dates back to the times of the ancient Romans and Greeks, though of course it didn’t exist back then in the form we know it today. The Greeks masticated mastic, or mastiche, a kind of tree resin;, the Mayans chewed the sap of the sapodilla tree; Native North Americans preferred the sap of the spruce. Everyone from bubblegum-loving baseball players to kids sneaking gum in school is thus holding up a millennia-old tradition.

The World's 13 Weirdest Gum Flavors (Slideshow)

Chewing gum has gained popularity since our sap-chewing ancestors’ day. Familiar flavors like spearmint, cinnamon, peppermint, and bubblegum line the shelves of supermarkets, grocery stores, and bodegas around the world. You can’t walk through an airport without seeing people loading up on packets of gum before takeoff, while young couples often pop a piece before a date for fresh breath.

Gum has become a universal staple, and countries around the world have put their unique twist on it. In some cases the approach seems to be, “The wackier the better.”

Japan, famous for its forays into the weird food world, loves to experiment with chewing gum varieties that go way beyond fruity or flavorful — for instance, “Man Smell Gum.” This isn't gum that smells like a man; it's one that doesn't just brighten the breath but is said to freshen everything else, too. The rose essence it contains is said to seep through the pores to provide men with a pleasant smell from head to toe.

But we can get imaginative with gum in America, too. Wrigley’s has gotten into the game of crafting new, exotic chewing gum flavors, like Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream as part of its “Dessert Delights” collection. The Seattle-based online toy and novelty store Archie McPhee, meanwhile, produces an entire line of unique gumball flavors. Packaged in beautifully designed tins, these gumballs run the gamut from comfort-food to fancy. Those daring enough to try the Thanksgiving Dinner gumball combo can chomp down on turkey-, cranberry- and pumpkin pie-flavored gum. Those with a refined palate might find themselves drawn to the Foie Gras Bubble Gum, designed to taste just like deliciously fatty duck liver — though no actual ducks had to die for this treat.

1. Bacon Gumballs, U.S.

In America, we love our bacon, and somehow find an excuse to put it in everything — even chewing gum. These specialties are perfect for anyone who wants bacon flavor without all those fat calories.

2. Wasabi Gumballs, U.S.

Specialty brand Archie McPhee has crafted the spicy essence of wasabi into a perfectly packaged gumball for those yearning for a more outlandish flavor of gum. While it won’t freshen breath, it might help you kick that sushi craving; or at least hold you over until your next spicy tuna roll.

Click here for a list of some of the wackiest flavors on the market today.

Kristen Oliveri is a special contributor to The Daily Meal.


The Craziest Ice Cream Flavors In Every State

These unique ice creams will make you want to road trip across America.

I scream, you scream, we all scream. because these ice creams are weird in the best way possible.

A sweet cream base balances out the strong ,earthy note of black walnuts, which are very different from the mild English variety most people are familiar with.

Roasted Tumeric, Candied Ginger at Coppa, Juneau

Coppa is full of incredible flavors you can only find there, including this new one, which they're pegging as a delicious and anti-inflammatory treat.

Sweet Corn at Sweet Republic, Scottsdale

Corn on the cob might be a summer essential, but this ice cream is even better, turning cornbread into a frozen dessert. We'll take two scoops.

*Part of a seasonal menu, check for availability.

Buttermilk at Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock

Just when you thought you wouldn't ever try straight-up buttermilk, this number comes along. Each scoop has a subtle but addictive richness similar to cheesecake.

Vietnamese Coffee with Frosted Almonds and Peanut Butter Curry at Humphry Slocombe, San Francisco

This is far from your typical morning cup of joe. Made with decadent Blue Bottle Vietnamese-style coffee, each batch is zipped with hot curry, creamy peanut butter, and crunchy candied almonds.

Goat Cheese Beet Swirl at Sweet Action Ice Cream, Denver

Roasted beets make for a sweet, rich red contrast to this thick and tangy goat cheese treat.

*Part of a seasonal menu, check for availability.

Tea Time at Walnut Beach Creamery, Milford

Prepare to raise your pinkies: This scoop is steeped with black tea and dotted with crumbles of buttery shortbread. We'd venture to say it's better than afternoon tea.

*Part of a seasonal menu, check for availability.

Catching Fire at The Ice Cream Store, Rehoboth Beach

You'll gladly volunteer as tribute to try this Hunger Games-inspired ice cream, folded with orange, mango, and strawberry swirls. The Capital-style surprise? A real scorpion is placed atop each cone.

*Part of a seasonal menu, check for availability.

Red Hot Lover at Azucar Ice Cream Company, Miami

We can't guarantee you'll find your soulmate but you will fall for this hottie, a light banana ice cream mixed with fiery Red Hots.

*Part of a seasonal menu, check for availability.

Tutti Frutti at Leopold's Ice Cream, Savannah

Who said fruit cake was the worst? Okay, like everyone. But this ice cream iteration, spiked with rum, swirled with roasted Georgia pecans, and sweetened with candied fruit proves us all wrong.


More weird gum


Some more weird gum has surfaced recently (previous weird gum here and here):

The BBC reports on a chewing gum that can enhance breasts. B2Up says its Bust-Up gum when chewed three or four times a day, can also help improve circulation, reduce stress and fight aging. I don’t care what other benefits it has, if its claim to fame is that it enhances breast size, I, as a male, will not be chewing it.

According to New Scientist, a Japanese company has produced both rose and vanilla flavored gum and candies that when chewed/eaten causes the body to begin secreting the smells 30 minutes after being eaten. The “smells” last for at most 6 hours. The article was written in September 2005…I wonder if this gum has hit the market yet? Aha – it has – you can get it at JList. Funny though, they don’t mention anything about the “smell”.

And…for even more weird gum ideas, visit the gum section of halfbakery.com. It’s a bunch of ideas for gum, not actual products, but some of them are weird. Water-flavored Gum, Mayonaisse Gum, and Vinegar Tendons. Ewwww.

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10 Responses to “More weird gum”

I just tried some weird gum…Wrigley’s Doublemint Kona Creme (actually I’m chewing some right now). I live in Idaho, and I purchased it at 7-11. It’s weird. It’s very sweet, and the coffee flavor is weak. I can detect some sort of slightly chemically taste, perhaps the gum base?

I just have to say, I love 7-11 they seem to be the only store around here that stocks unique candies and gum.

Cool! I’ll have to see if I can find some!

Kona Creme is sold a WAWA near where I work. I work midnight shift and it is the perfect gum from my-coworkers and I. When you can’t get up for that cup of coffee you can always bust out the gum. It’s like the best of both worlds.

Rob, waht wawa?? i live near Philly!! I’d love to try some!

I found some at a Walgreen’s in Orlando in September. I have since returned home to the Detroit area and have not been able to find this ANYWHERE! I really liked it and hope to find some again.

Wrigleys Kona Kreme gum is AWESOME. I purchased some over New Years weekend in Seattle WA. at a Walgreens store. I have yet to find anymore. I am desperate. This is the first gum I have chewed that actually holds its flavor almost all day. It doesn’t turn rubbery it stays soft and lasts. I have TERRIBLE dental problems and cannot chew gum very well and this is the first time that I have been able to chew gum in a long time. PLEASE DON’T GET RID OF THIS!! On the contrary, please make sure that it stays in the stores. I shared it with several of my friends and we all love it. I would love to know where to get more!! Thanks Susie

UPDATE: for those of you who have been unable like me to find WRIGLEYS KONA KREME COFFEE GUM I want to let you know that I found it a coupleof places, however it is limited right now so hurry. I also found it here…….founhttp://looneystuff.safeshopper.com/28/1517.htm?493d . Hopefully we can keep this gum alive. Happy chewing and enjoya “cup of coffee with me”. Susie

You can get Kona creme gum for really cheap at a website I found. They don’t have a limited stock so you don’t have to be worried about it going away.
I just ordered 24 packs =)

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I only have a few piece left of my fav. gum —–Orbit Big-e pack, its about 4 dollas but it lasts me about 3 months it comes w/60 pieces i luv bubble mint. try it.

does anyone have any idea what kind i should buy there’s so many different kinds of gum in this world.


5 Weirdest Beer Flavors&mdashFeaturing Two Kinds of Testicle Ales

There's plenty of mainstream weirdness happening in the beer world. Heineken has a non-alcoholic beer. Bud Light is starting corn syrup wars. Beer drinkers suddenly want low-ABV beers like, ugh, Michelob Ultra. But dig a layer deeper into the realm of craft beer, and some truly wild stuff is happening. Like the use of animal testicles in the brewing process. Here are the five weirdest beers you can find and taste-test&mdashif you dare&mdashin 2019.

Saturday Morning IPA by Smartmouth

For this Lucky Charms&ndashthemed IPA, Smartmouth Brewing in Virginia used toasted marshmallows and cereal marshmallows in the mash. The result is supposed to remind drinkers of Saturday mornings spent planted in front of the TV, downing bowl after bowl of sugary cereal during a marathon cartoon session. As Smartmouth calls it, the IPA is "magically ridiculous."

Availability: Limited release on draft at Smartmouth and in cans in the Norfolk, Virginia area in March

Hvalur by Stedji Brewery

Stedji's beer combines two of nature's finest resources: pure Icelandic water and whale testicles smoked in sheep dung. The sheep shit adds a smoke to the beer, the brewery says, while the whale testicles&mdashone massive ball used per batch&mdashhelp give the brown beer its porter-like flavor. Hvalur brewed in the winter months, when Icelandic people eat rotten shark and special meats in honor of Thor, the thunder god, like their ancestors did before them.

Availability: Seasonally, by request at Stedji in Borgarfjordur, Iceland

Ghost Face Killah by Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Ghost Face Killah only has 5.2% ABV, but thanks to the six chili peppers used in brewing it, the beer might just blow your head off. Besides ghost pepper, there's serrano, jalapeño, habanero, Fresno, and Anaheim peppers in this wheat ale. And it also has GhostFace Killah of the Wu Tang Clan's blessing.

Availability: On tap at Twisted Pine in Boulder, Colorado

Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout by Wynkoop Brewing Company

More testicles! Wynkoop's ball beer started as an April Fool's joke, but picked up so much attention the brewing company decided to turn it into an actual beer. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, brewed with sliced and roasted bull testicles, has a "meaty," "savory" flavor.

Availability: On tap at Wynkoop Brewpub in Denver, Colorado

Snake Venom Beer by Brewmeister

Brewmeister calls this beer the strongest in the world, and at 67.5% ABV, we don't doubt it. In fact, the beer is so dense it can't even be carbonated, according to a spokesperson. The Scottish brewery makes it with a "fiery" finish, and suggests downing no more than a shot's worth at a time. It'll be stronger than most shots of liquor you'll ever take.


The Crazy-Good Pie Flavor You Need To Try In Your State

Bring one of these pies to Thanksgiving dinner and win the holiday&mdasheven if grandma disapproves of everything else you do.

When the holidays come around, our hearts beat only for pie, but if you're feeling some pumpkin, pecan, and apple burnout&mdashwe hear ya. The traditional faves get old when you eat them year after year, so we thought we'd get some pie-spiration before Turkey Day by looking at the 50 craziest pie flavors around the country. Get pie or die trying.


We Ranked All 50 Jelly Belly Flavors

For as long as I can remember, jelly beans have always been my favorite candy. After a lifetime of studying and tasting these flavors (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration), I’ve decided to make an official ranking of all 50 Jelly Belly flavors.

#SpoonTip: Keep your eyes peeled for some pretty awesome Jelly Belly recipes featured throughout the article.

50. Buttered Popcorn

I think it goes without saying that Buttered Popcorn is notorious for being the worst flavor. While I appreciate Jelly Belly’s creativity, I’m not sure that I’ve met anyone who truly enjoys this flavor (but all power to you if that person is you).

49. Licorice

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While this flavor definitely has some loyal fans, I just can’t relate. Once again, though, no judgement towards all the licorice lovers out there.

48. Maple Syrup

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Once again, I like the idea, but maybe not in practice. Let’s save the maple flavor for some other recipes.

47. Red Apple

Though quite delicious, this flavor doesn’t really resemble an actual apple. Although this is normally the case with fruit flavors, apples are my favorite fruit, so I couldn’t let this one slide.

46. Chocolate Pudding

Simply because imitating chocolate is never as good as the real thing. It’s close, but just not quite there.

45. French Vanilla

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As one of the two vanilla flavors, this one is yummy but just a tad boring. However, if you combine it with other flavors, it adds that essential vanilla taste to the mix.

44. Caramel Corn

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Think Buttered Popcorn, but just a little bit sweeter. While I find this one a bit more bearable than Buttered Popcorn, it’s still not my favorite.

43. Cappuccino

If this one actually had caffeine, it’d be much higher up on the list. Until then, this jelly bean will stay at number 43.

42. Bubble Gum

The bubble gum flavor + the texture of a jelly bean = too much confusion for my brain. It almost reminds me of when the dentist tries to give you bubblegum toothpaste to make it “taste better”… but not quite.

41. Strawberry Cheesecake

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Think strawberry ice cream: it’s good, but rarely someone’s favorite. Sometimes it is, but this is a rare occasion.

40. Pomegranate

The Pomegranate flavor has a lot to live up to when you compare it to the actual fruit. However, this jelly bean still has a sweet and refreshing taste.

39. Mango

With Mango, you get a pretty good mango flavor, minus the difficult preparation that comes with eating the real stuff. It’s no wonder that grocery stores charge $5 for approximately two mango slices.

38. Lemon

Because, let’s be honest, lemon is never the a front runner in candy flavors. Other examples of this include Starbursts, Skittles, etc.

37. Tutti-Frutti

The name is pretty adorable, but this combination of fruit flavors has a lot going on. However, tutti frutti in froyo form is another story.

36. Top Banana

This jelly bean is complete with a realistic touch of brown spots on the jelly bean because, let’s be honest, no real banana is ever perfectly yellow. Thanks for being real, Jelly Belly.

35. Pink Grapefruit

All of the delicious flavor of a grapefruit, but maybe minus its bajillion health benefits. Totally still worth it, though.

34. Orange

Along with Raspberry and Crushed Pineapple, Orange is an essential ingredient to the Citrus Berry Mimosa recipe. Perhaps in a real mimosa recipe as well?

33. Lime

Although a great flavor, this one lives in the shadows of its sibling, Lemon Lime. It’s okay, Lime, it’s still a great effort.

32. Cantaloupe

I appreciate Cantaloupe for being brave enough to represent the melon community in the jelly bean world. Let’s just be thankful it’s Cantaloupe instead of its colleague, the honeydew.

31. Strawberry Daiquiri

Considering the fact that it’s missing the booze found in a normal daiquiri, you can’t help but be just a tad disappointed. I think I’m just asking for too much at this point, though.

30. Kiwi

Fun fact: the full name for Kiwi is Kiwifruit. Perhaps something to put in the Jelly Belly name suggestion box?

29. Green Apple

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Pair two Green Apple jelly beans with one Cinnamon, and there you have the flavors of the most classic American dessert. It might not quite live up to your grandma’s apple pie, but maybe it can tide you over until next time.

28. Raspberry

Sweet and a little tart, the Raspberry jelly bean resembles its original fruit quite well. It also complements nearly any other Jelly Belly flavor, so don’t be afraid to throw in a Raspberry jelly bean when you’re eating one with a different flavor.

27. Cotton Candy

Eating this flavor is a conflicting feeling of loving the taste while also missing the delicious fluffiness of the original food. It’s overall a pleasant experience but evokes a hint of nostalgia for real thing.

26. Orange Sherbet

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The Orange Sherbet flavor is basically a creamsicle in jelly bean form.

#SpoonTip: If you’re still confused about the difference between sherbet and sorbet, this article can help you out.

25. Tangerine

This midpoint is right where it starts getting tricky. There’s not much explanation for why Tangerine is here it just is.

24. Dr. Pepper

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Dr. Pepper is part of Jelly Belly’s Soda Pop Shoppe jelly beans. While Dr. Pepper, Root Beer and Cream Soda are included in the Jelly Bell 50 Official Flavors, they also make 7UP, Orange Crush and Grape Soda.

23. Blueberry

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Although this flavor definitely hits the spot, (spoiler alert) see below for an even better version of blueberry. Also, keep this one in mind when you’re celebrating National Blueberry Month.

22. Coconut

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Pair two Coconut jelly beans with two Lemon ones, and it tastes like lemon meringue pie (just like the recipes on the bag promise).

Also, while we’re on the subject on of meringues, try out this delicious recipe that I made for meringue cookies.

21. Plum

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When eating a Plum jelly bean, it’s hard not to want skip through exams and go straight to summertime. On the other hand, maybe we can use this flavor to motivate us through the end-of-the-year stress.

20. Birthday Cake Remix

As a fairly recent addition to the Jelly Belly flavors, Birthday Cake Remix does not disappoint. Also, in case you’re wondering where the “Remix” part comes from, it’s named after the Cold Stone ice cream flavor Birthday Cake Remix, which mixes birthday cake ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, brownie and fudge (yum).

19. A&W Cream Soda

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Cream Soda was actually one of the eight original Jelly Belly flavors. Props to Cream Soda for still going strong.

18. Crushed Pineapple

I’m not sure what makes a crushed pineapple different than a regular one, but I’ll go with it. Regardless, it’s fruity and delicious.

17. Sour Cherry

When ranking Sour Cherry, I tried to ignore the fact that I’m too much of a wimp to like sour foods. So, here’s my best shot at giving Sour Cherry a fair chance.

16. Lemon Drop

Whether you’re thinking of the lemon-flavored hard candy or the vodka-based cocktail, Lemon Drop is delicious either way. Whatever floats your boat.

15. Mixed Berry Smoothie

Add some avocado toast, and there you have a well-balanced breakfast. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

14. Piña Colada

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Piña Colada: the flavor most likely to make you wish you were sitting on a beach like the one pictured above. For now, you’ll just have to enjoy the tropical flavor and stare longingly at the picture.

13. Lemon Lime

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Jelly Belly has a sorting of each region’s top flavor, and Lemon Lime is the frontrunner in Asia. Apparently it’s also a key ingredient to the rainbow sherbet recipe pictured above, so Lemon Lime’s a pretty big deal.

12. Toasted Marshmallow

I find it pretty incredible that Jelly Belly is able to make a jelly bean somehow taste toasted with this one. So, that in combination with its delicious smoky vanilla flavor puts Toasted Marshmallow at number 12 on the list.

11. Very Cherry

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According to Jelly Belly, Very Cherry has been the most popular flavor since 2003, and I can totally see why. However, this one is a little too traditional to make it to number 1 on my list.

10. Wild Blackberry

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Another random Jelly Belly fact: it takes 7 to 14 days to make a single jelly bean. So, the next time you pop a Wild Blackberry jelly bean into your mouth, maybe you’ll have a new appreciation for that delicious flavor.

9. Margarita

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Potential dessert idea for your next Taco Tuesday? Maybe you can even dip the jelly beans in salt if you’re feeling really ambitious. Maybe not.

8. Peach

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In case you overslept last Saturday’s farmer’s market, the Peach jelly bean does a great job of imitating the sweet juiciness of a real peach. You’ll have to miss out on the flowers in Mason Jars and fresh iced coffee, but this can hold you over until next week.

7. A&W Root Beer

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For this jelly bean, Jelly Belly uses actual A&W syrup to create an authentic flavor. In other words, this is the real deal.

6. Strawberry Jam

As the third strawberry-themed flavor, Strawberry Jam definitely has the most authentic strawberry taste. Its sweet tartness is surprisingly powerful when you consider how small the jelly bean is.

5. Watermelon

In addition to its delicious summery flavor, the Watermelon jelly bean even has a green exterior and pink interior that resembles the real thing. This one has always been a favorite of mine.

4. Island Punch

Sadly, the beach and pineapple slice are not included with the Island Punch jelly bean. Once again, someone should definitely add that to the Jelly Belly suggestion box.

3. Juicy Pear

Juicy Pear is listed as one of the “Adult Faves” on the Jelly Belly website. I guess that makes me an adult, and to be honest, I’m not quite sure how I feel about that.

2. Sizzling Cinnamon

Beware: this one has a bit of a kick. However, once your mouth cools down a little, you start to really appreciate the familiar, spicy flavor that is so delicious.

1. Berry Blue

Aaand we have a winner! Berry Blue is the #1 Jelly Belly flavor because it beautifully combines a classic blueberry flavor with a twist of citrus. While all 50 flavors are super tasty, Berry Blue puts a modern twist on a traditional flavor and is my absolute favorite.


Hot and Sour Fish Soup (China)

Yo, what the shit is going on with this bag? First of all, hot and sour fish soup is about three different flavors that scream, “Sure, put me on a potato chip…if you’re a goddamn psychopath.” And what’s this woman doing here? “Hey, I made your soup into a potato chip! I’m holding chopsticks very incorrectly, and am also wearing a formfitting leather dress. Sex appeal? Am I doing sex appeal right? Maybe if I say it all sultry. These chips have riiiiddggessss. Oh God, that didn’t work at all.”

But, we mean, other than that. Fish soup potato chips. The actual fuck?


15 Fancy Coffee Recipes From Around the World

When it comes to enjoying coffee to its fullest extent, we’re relatively new to the game. We weren’t originally huge coffee enthusiasts because we had no idea there were so many flavours and kinds out there but once we’d tried a few unique recipes, we were absolutely hooked! Now, when we say kinds and flavours, know that we aren’t just talking about adding sugary flavoured syrup to things. We mean actual kinds of coffee that vary in the way they’re made. One of the best ways to try all different types of coffee is to look into recipes from around the world! That’s how we introduced ourselves to different styles and flavours of java and really got a taste for how many possibilities there are out there.

If you’re also very interested in the idea of diversifying your coffee drinker’s experience and you’d love to try beverages from around the world even though you can’t travel to each place right now, this is the list for you! Check out these international coffee recipes that will keep your taste buds interested no matter how you choose to caffeinate.

1. Traditional Irish coffee

When you think of “speciality coffees”, does your mind automatically wander to something a little more sweet, like a dessert that you might enjoy in the evening after an early dinner? In that case, we have a feeling you might enjoy a classic Irish coffee! Bear in mind, though, that the traditional recipe has a bit of an alcoholic kick to it as well. Food Network shows you how to make it from hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and a topping of thick, delicious cream.

2. Caffe corretto

Did the idea of a coffee that’s also a cocktail really peak your interest but you’re not sure the sweetness of the Irish coffee is quite for you? In that case, try this café corretto blend featured on Saveur instead! This is a classic Italian recipe made from pure espresso, an Italian digestive liqueur called grappa, and a shot of either Sambuca or brandy, depending on your tastes.

3. Affogato

An affogato is an Italian espresso based drink. It’s a great option if you’re a sweet lover who wants all the caffeine benefits of espresso but with a lot more flavour. The term “affogato” means “drowned in coffee”, but what is drowned in coffee, you ask? The answer is ice cream or Italian gelato and we couldn’t be happier about it! Find out how it’s made on Brewed Daily.

4. Cafe Viennois

As you might have guessed from the name, this coffee recipe comes straight from Vienna, Austria but it’s also a popular recipe in Budapest. If you’re into very creamy recipes but you’re looking for something a little bit fancier than the average latte, this is a great choice for you. As you’ll find on Nespresso, it’s made from espresso, hot milk, and whipped cream.

5. Espresso con panna

Just in case you haven’t already caught on that the Italians are great at making delicious coffees, here’s another example for you! This one’s a great choice if you’re very into the idea of enjoying the sweetness of whipped cream with your coffee but you’re wary of having quite as much dairy as the recipe above. Serious Eats shows you how to make the con panna in order to combine and contrast the delicious bitterness of espresso with the sweetness of a whipped cream topping.

6. Cafe Frappe

Just in case you’d like to learn a little bit of cool coffee trivia while you research new java recipes, here’s a bit of neat info about the frappe from Medestino! Did you know that it was invented by accident? We’re certainly glad it was, because we enjoy this foam covered ice coffee intentionally on a regular basis and it’s one of our favourites.

7. Vietnamese iced coffee

As you can tell from the name, this delicious recipe is from Vietnam but it was introduced there by way of France. No matter its origins, we’re thankful it’s made its way into the international coffee sphere! How to Brew Coffee guides you through the process of making yourself this delicious beverage from iced coffee and sweetened condensed milk instead of regular milk for a bit of extra flavour.

8. Cafe con hielo

Are you a huge espresso fan but you live in a very warm place and the idea of drinking a hot beverage doesn’t really appeal to you right now no matter how much you need the caffeine? in that case, you might prefer a café con hielo, which literally translates to “coffee with ice”. Volcanica Coffee shows you how it’s done, just in case you want to be sure that you’re getting the authentic thing and not just winging it yourself.

9. Yuanyang

This recipe, which you can find in more detail on The Spruce, is a romantic Chinese drink with a Mandarin name. It’s created to have a rich, balanced taste that’s not too sweet, not too heavy, and not too bitter all at once. To put it simply, this coffee is aromatic espresso combined with tea milk, similarly to a standard latte but with a touch more flavour thank the coffee shop on the corner might give you.

10. Red eye

Are you the kind of intense coffee drinker who would prefer to skip the sweetness and dairy all together and stick to the basic goods? Are you in need of a serious wakeup call in the morning to handle your long day ahead? In that case, a red eye is certainly the drink for you. Food.com shows you how it differs from an Americano, combining espresso shots with brewed coffee rather than hot water.

11. Cortado

A cortado is a Spanish named drink and, when it’s translated to English, the word means “to cut”. This refers to the way that pure espresso is cute with warm milk, just like TM Magazine shows you here. It varies from a latte in several ways. Firstly, the milk is simply warmed and not steamed piping hot. Secondly, a cortado is usually served in a smaller portion and intended for slow sipping so you can really savour the rich flavours the combination gives you.

12. Cafe Cubano

As My Recipes will tell you, the Cuban style of brewing an espresso shot, commonly referred to as the Cubano, is a versatile thing to learn how to make. That’s because it can be enjoyed both as a drink itself or as the base for many other drinks, like the café con leche! Make it by brewing espresso over cane sugar for pure sweetness.

13. Flat white

A “flat white” is the kind of drink that only the coffee connoisseur will appreciate, but if you think you fall into that category, then it’s more than worth trying. Peter J Thomson shows you how this drink, which originated in Australia and New Zealand, differs from a cappuccino because it’s made with the “micro foam” from the bottom of the steamed milk rather than the fluffy foam found on the top later. Serve that over ristretto, which you’ll find right below this on our list, and voila!

14. Ristretto

Originating in France, the ristretto shot is similar to a regular espresso shot but with a little bit less caffeine. They’re made in a similar style, but they water is pushed through the coffee grounds at a much quicker rate. According to Coffee Geek, this gives it a very pure, true taste.

15. Toffee iced coffee

Have you been scrolling this list and thinking about how, while you appreciate all of these awesome international ideas, you’re still just mostly interested in coffees that have different sweet flavours added so a simple, standard blend? In that case, check out how Mr Coffee created this iced coffee that tastes just like the kind of sweet coffee treat we crave whenever we think of “gourmet” java drinks.

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Treat Your Palate with These 32 Unique M&M Flavors

The wonderful world of M&M’s has graced us for more than 77 years. These tiny chocolate candies have been dipped and dunked into more flavors than I can count. Have you ever tried a Raspberry M&M? What about White Chocolate Carrot Cake? Take a look at all the “creative” flavors the brand has tried!

1. Neapolitan

The ice cream crossover with a melt-free attitude.

2. White Cheesecake

Is this one too much…or not enough?

3. Strawberry Nut

Can someone berry me in these?

Just missing the beach, water, and sun.

5. Vanilla Cupcake

6. Double Chocolate

M&M’s went for double or nothing on this one.

7. Triple Chocolate

They legit just one-upped themselves.

8. White Strawberry Shortcake

Just what every picnic has been missing.

9. Crispy S’mores

No more smokey hair or bonfire smell with these.

10. Coffee Nut

Just living that squirrel life.

The chocolate pairing that was mint to be.

12. Raspberry

The M&M’s that are sure to razzle dazzle their way to your heart.

13. Birthday Cake

Every day is your birthday!

14. Strawberry

The new chocolate strawberry kid is in town.

The Holidays & Seasons

15. Red Velvet

Valentine’s Day chocolates that take the cake.

16. White Chocolate Carrot Cake

17. Easter Sundae

No fancy church clothes necessary.

19. Malt Mini Eggs

20. Coconut Eggs

How are these that popular?

21. Candy Apple

Fall into the seasons with something sweet.

22. Pecan Pie

Are we suppose to be thankful for this?

23. Pumpkin Spice

Alright, calm down M&M’s. Stop trying to make pumpkin spice happen.

24. White BOO-tterscotch

Uhm. Yes, please. I’ll take twenty.

25. Cookies & Screeem

Ooooh honey! The people over at Mars, Inc. were killing it for Halloween.

26. White Chocolate Candy Corn

27. Gingerbread

I guess M&M’s knows the gingerbread man.

28. Cinnamon

I’m feeling the look, but not the flavor.

29. Peanut Brrr-ittle

For all those nutty people out there.

30. Hot Chocolate

Okay, but are these actually hot?

31. Café Mocha

Ugh, here we go with the hipster coffee thing again.

Have you ever gotten an orange for Christmas?

It’s voting time!

M&M’s has just released their three new crunchy flavors, but it’s up to you to decide which one stays and gets mass produced. Meet the 2018 challengers:

Voting closes May 25th and the winner will be announced in August.


Hey Pandas, What’s The Weirdest Food Combination You’ve Ever Tried? (Closed)

Schrodinger's Cat
Community member

Pickles and peanut butter? Grape soda and milk? Comment with yours!

Potato chips and ice-cream are not that bad of a combination!

I have had a bacon and maple syrup donut. It was amazing!

Maple bacon doughnuts are amazing.

It's like most terrible food combination stories, the school cafeteria. My friends and I were at our own table, minding our business when the group of boys beside us at their own table went "Ewwwww gross. I dare you to eat that." My friends and I look over and see this terrible concoction of chocolate milk, mac 'n cheese, some sort of cafeteria meat, skittles and a bunch of cookie crumbs from a chocolate chip cookie that I assume they crumbled on whatever monstrosity it is.
One of these dudes was always known to be loaded with cash cause he made a bunch of bets at school. And I was broke (I'm still broke but not as bad) so I was like oh heck feed me that for x amount of money- I think it was like seventy bucks?
I ate the whole thing, it was disgusting and it ruined my stomach the rest of the day. But I was around 70 bucks richers and was able to treat my family to a nice dinner.