Brace yourself, beer purists. The market for flavored beers — whether pumpkin, habanero and jalapeno peppers, grapefruit, peach, chocolate or coconut — is growing fast. And millennials are largely responsible.
By Lauren Haslett
We’ve got big news, friends! Though it seems like super-popular beverage purveyor Starbucks comes out with something new and exciting every other week, this announcement is absolutely huge. Starbucks will open a brand-new Roastery location on the East Coast, right smack in the middle of New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District.
You know how, as a kid, you used to try to catch raindrops on your tongue as they fell from the sky? Now there’s a food that seeks to help you recapture that sensation: the Raindrop Cake, which was created by New York chef Darren Wong and is taking the Internet by storm (only partly because it looks sort of like a giant silicone breast implant).
Wong, who is now selling the Raindrop Cake at Brooklyn’s trendy Smorgasburg open-air food markets and may expand to other venues, was inspired to create the gelatinous clear dessert blob by Japan’s traditional mizu shingen mochi, a food he had read about and was eager to try.
Nutella 2.0? Now lovers of sweet, candy-bar-like spreads have a new option. At least they do if they’re in the U.K., where Mars has just introduced Twix spread. Yes, British folks are now spreading their candy bars on their toast. Jealous? (We are.)
Inventor and food entrepreneur Doug Foreman (the original thinker behind Beanitos bean chips) is hoping to make the world a better place by bringing to kitchens across the globe a gadget that sprays butter wherever it is desired.