World’s cutest cheese ad, exploding wine, chocolate records

This week's must-see food videos

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  • This Nolan’s cheese commercial — starring a mousetrap, a hunk of cheddar, and one extremely adorable rodent — has been going viral this week for very good reason: It’s not only aw-inducing, it’s got one of the funniest Rocky-themed punchlines of any commercial, well, ever.

  • There are many things you can do with chocolate: Put it in a fountain, create a sculptural interpretation of Don Quixote, and, apparently, make records that will play cheesy German folk music. Meet Peter Lardong, a laid-off beer company worker who makes fully-functional LPs made out of chocolate:

  • This seems a bit too dramatic to be true, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide: Some folks allegedly put a box of wine in a microwave, turned it on and waited a few minutes for some explosive results — and we’re talking Michael Bay-level explosive. What do you think? Hoax?







  • For you nostalgic Gourmet readers, Zocalo Public Square hosted a discussion this week with the now-defunct magazine’s Ruth Reichl, Jonathan Gold and Laurie Ochoa. In this entertaining clip, Reichl talks about her favorite magazine covers (and how they reflected her own philosophy about food).

Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers is Salon's former Arts Editor. He has written for the Globe & Mail, the Village Voice and other publications. He can be reached at @thomasmaxrogers.

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    Burger King Japan

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.

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    2014's fast food atrocities

    McDonald's Black Burger: Because the laws of competition say that once Burger King introduces a black cheeseburger, it's only a matter of time before McDonald's follows suit. You still don't have to eat it.

    Domino's

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.

    Arby's/Facebook

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Arby's Meat Mountain: The viral off-menu product containing eight different types of meat that, on second read, was probably engineered by Arby's all along. Horrific, regardless.

    KFC

    2014's fast food atrocities

    KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.

    Taco Bell

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.

    Michele Parente/Twitter

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.

    Taco Bell

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.

    Pizzagamechangers.com

    2014's fast food atrocities

    Boston Pizza's Pizza Cake: The people's choice winner of a Canadian pizza chain's contest whose real aim, we'd imagine, is to prove that there's no such thing as "too far." Currently in development.

    7-Eleven

    2014's fast food atrocities

    7-Eleven's Doritos Loaded: "For something decadent and artificial by design," wrote one impassioned reviewer, "it only tasted of the latter."

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