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Revolution Bakery doughnuts
Want to take a page out of Hank Scorpio and Homer Simpson’s book and improve work productivity by 2%, then follow their motivational techniques of doughnuts with the possibility of more doughnuts to come. The team behind “Firehouse Bakery” have set up “Revolution Bakery” which is specialising in funky flavourful doughnuts.
We can vouch for these doughnuts, although there was much discussion over who got to try flavours such as vanilla custard with raspberry, salted caramel with honeycomb, passionfruit with meringue, white chocolate with cherry tiramisu. They definitely increased our work production by at least 2%!
Cadbury creme egg cafe in London
London is hosting a pop up cafe that has only 7 tables and will be serving just four dishes. Sounds like something you would expect from a Michelin star chef wanting to experiment with fancy expensive ingredients. You may be surprised to find out that Cadbury are responsible for it, and will be serving only creme egg based dishes.
One can chow down on creme egg toasties, a creme egg tray bake, strawberries and creme egg, and a creme egg with soldiers. All dishes come with a cup of coffee or tea and will cost 4 pounds. Sounds eggciting, sorry that was a terrible pun, we are are just a bit eggxausted.
McDonalds Chocolate chips
We like salty and sweet combinations when it’s done properly. Sadly, it appears everybody is jumping on this bandwagon, resulting in some nasty food abominations. McDonalds, never one to pass up a bandwagon, have been hard at work to give you what you desire, “McChoco Potatoes”.
No surprises here, its chips covered in cacao or white chocolate. McDonalds describe it as a “tasty twist on one of the Golden Arches’ classics”, and the combination being a “harmonious taste”. Seems like the McDonald’s masterminds may have a slightly skewered view on what people actually want.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen versus Vegans
We love burgers, there’s just no denying it. In fact we could probably eat burgers 7 days a week. Although, every time we eat a burger we show respect to our cow homies by pouring one out. Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s latest advertising campaign showed a lack of respect towards cows and vegetarians, drawing the wrath of The Vegan Society.
Showing pictures of young cows with the caption of “They eat grass so you don’t have to”, “You always remember the time you gave up being vegetarian”, and a picture of one of their burgers with “Vegetarians, resistance is futile”, resulted in a series of complaints to the Advertising Standards Agency.
The campaign backfired tremendously, resulting in the catchy twitter hashtag of #GourmetMurderKitchen trending. Although, it did result in them getting an unbelievable amount of media attention…
Dublin City Gin
Gin is going through a bit of a renaissance at the moment, we are seeing more and more small batch hand-crafted dry gins. No longer is it primarily for older women who are fond of a G+T. 57 The Headline will be hosting the launch of “Dublin City Gin” on Thursday 28th of January, offering free samples, prizes, and the chance to learn more about this new drinks company.
The gin flavours will consist of juniper berries and coriander seeds, and rhubarb with grapefruit peel. Using local and exotic botanicals sounds tasty to us!