Freaky Fruits

It has come to our attention that a fruit called the “horned melon” exists and is in fact, edible. We know what you are thinking and no, it is not a prop from the set of Jurassic Park.

We came across this prehistoric-looking gem and a list of other exotic fruits that had us tapping our chin for potential future ‘Chups flavors.

You see, the fortunate thing about making these fruits into ketchup, is that you don’t have to be privy to how they looked before they were sauce-ified …

Rambutan ‘Chups anyone?

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GAH!

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The 5 Best Beers for Your Super Bowl Party

If you clicked to this article expecting a fancy list of craft beers and home brews, well I’m [not] sad to say, you’ll be disappointed.

This is the Super Bowl. Football’s biggest game. It has a pre-game show, dozens of commercials and a friggin’ concert smack right in the middle.  This requires the popping of many cans. You don’t really plan to chug 10 White Rascals, do you? (Hello, hammered.) And really, if you are using a bottle opener, you are probably doing it wrong. 

Now let’s get to it …

Natural Bohemian: Or if you aren’t a jerk, Natty Boh! This will be the beer of choice for most Ravens fans, as the brew originally hails from Baltimore. The beer’s mascot, cheeky winking man Mr. Boh, even keeps his one eye on watch over the city from atop a building. Holy crap, he’s cute!

Natty Boh

BL Nums: A lot of beer snobs like to turn their nose up at Bud Light. But they can’t say anything now that there is …. PLATINUM. If you like America, a good ol’ fashioned celebraish, carnal vibes, or wearing your hair in a pony – this is the beer for you. Seal of approval: @DadBoner.

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Probably Nothing From San Francisco: They pretty much only have that fancy craft stuff. These people tried to find a few beers for those cheering on the “quest for six”, but the list looks like it’s probably a bunch of brands trying to out-hipster each other on the labels. But don’t take my word for it.

Coors Light: BECAUSE THE MOUNTAINS ARE BLUE WHEN THE BEER IS COLD. Magic and beer. No further explanation necessary. (Well, and sometimes your hand isn’t enough to tell the temperature, right? … RIGHT?)

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Michelob Ultra: Since the female ratio is always higher at Super Bowl viewing parties than any other football Sunday, better impress them with the LOWEST CARBOHYDRATE beer! And maybe some carrots. 

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So maybe you think we just looked at a list of the worst beer ever, but I’d say you’ve just gotten snobby in your old age. Tap into your 18-year-old self … beer was beer and it did its job. 

Pack It Up

Having fun with package testing today thanks to some samples from Uline.

Small biz start-up tip: If you are still in the process of choosing any kind of packaging and aren’t 100% about what you want, call the distributor! They almost always are open to sending free samples. Buying materials wholesale always means ordering in large quantities, so you don’t want to waste your time and money getting a large shipment of something that you may end up not even using.

The Best Show Ever (Not Being Hyperbolic)

(This is a re-post from Kori’s personal blog, which hasn’t been updated since summer of 2012.)

I must tell you all about my new favorite show. (“New” meaning it’s only new to me, as it actually aired in the late 90s.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xADTByEPWV4]

I discovered Two Fat Ladies late one evening on the Cooking Channel after having a couple cocktails. At first I thought it might be the drinks, but it seemed as if I was watching the greatest show ever created. There they were – two older heavyset English women riding around on a motorcycle and sidecar, rolling their “R’s”, cracking jokes and cooking delicious meals for people around the UK (for those who don’t know, I plan to own a cottage in the Cotswolds one day, but we’ll get into that later). Had I choked on the lime in my vodka soda, died and gone to heaven?

Now Two Fat Ladies is set to DVR every time it airs. I find myself constantly “rubba da da dizza-ing” in my head and dreaming of Hoppin’ John.

Sadly, my favorite Fat Lady, Jennifer Paterson (below: right), died in 1999 (Don’t worry, I do love you too, Clarissa!) so the show only lasted 4 seasons. I’m really quite worried about how I will feel once I’ve seen all 24 episodes. Probably similar to how I felt that day I finished the Deathly Hallows and called my mom crying because I was so sad it was over.

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I highly recommend checking out Two Fat Ladies, especially if you enjoy cooking shows. There really is nothing like it! I mean, the title sequence has the line, “Eat the meat, Jennifer!” YOU CAN’T BEAT THAT!!!

-Kori