Now that Starbucks is testing a coffee beverage inspired by Irish stout, we take a look at the other strange and startling food products that made it out of the lab.
White Chocolate Peppermint Pringles
In December 2013, party favourite Pringles released the limited edition range, inspired by the classic flavours of an All-American Thanksgiving.
Food bloggers reported that eating the crisp was like an “outer body experience”:
“If you lick the chip, you definitely pick up flavors of peppermint and white chocolate. It’s short lived though, like a stick of gum.”
Burger King’s Bacon Ice Cream Sundae
Bacon, and ice cream; surely two of the most popular foods in the world. However, like business and pleasure, some things should just never mix.
Burger King’s Bacon Sundae combined vanilla soft serve with hot fudge, caramel sauce and crumbled bits of smoked bacon.
The limited time offering had a whopping 18 grams of fat, 61 grams of sugar and 510 calories.
Green Tea Kit Kat
In Ireland, we’re lucky if we can get our hands on a Kit Kat Chunky or a dark chocolate version in your local convenience store.
In Japan, there are a myriad of baffling varieties- including ‘Purple Sweet Potato’, ‘Blueberry Cheesecake’, ‘Edamame’ and ‘Matcha-Green Tea’, which one tester claimed tasted like sweetened grass.
Tuna Mayo Doritos
If you thought you were adventurous eating Spicy Nacho Doritos, think again.
Back to our friends in Japan, who took the much loved Doritos tortilla chip and added just about every item they could find in a common pantry to spice things up.
The results? ‘Coconut Curry Doritos’, ‘Tuna Mayo Dortios’,’Butter and Soy Sauce Doritos’, ‘Italian Crab Doritos’, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.