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Kylie has one, Beyonce has one, in fact most celebrities nowadays have their own perfume. Now Pizza Hut have jumped on the bandwagon, releasing their own limited edition scent via a Facebook promotion! Apparently it has top notes of ‘freshly baked, hand-tossed dough.’

So, RumbleChatters, we know you love food. And everyone loves a gimmick. Oh,  and it’s worth saying that there ain’t nothing wrong with the smell of baking bread! And melted cheese… and oregano… and cured meat… and tomato sauce… Oh, sorry, I got sidetracked! Um… where did you say this was retailing? Pizza Hut CANADA?! And only 110 bottles were produced?! Damn it!

Would you be interested in this scent RumbleChatters?

This may just be the most random blog posting that RumbleChat have ever made, but it made us laugh all the same! This, um, tasty looking portrait of MJ is a creation by artist Cristiam Ramos. He uses an assortment of sweets, including gummy bears, M&Ms, licorice and peppermints for his artwork.

However, what we find even more impressive is the price that Mr Ramos sells his works for… we’re talking upwards of $18,000!

So are these works of art actually more than just a brightly coloured piece of edible popular culture? Are there intentional connections between the celebrity, mass culture and artificial, processed sweeties? Or are they just pretty cool?! Check out this portrait of Marilyn Monroe to decide…

 

Over at RumbleChat HQ, we are fascinated to see how the Angry Birds franchise has expanded beyond the highly addictive app. Rovio, the Finnish creaters of the app, have already partnered up with the kings of the golden arches themselves – McDonalds – to provide Angry Bird games within some of their restaurants in China.

Now they have started selling Angry Birds fizzy drinks in Finland, and soon they will be expanding to Australia and New Zealand. But the biggest news is that they have outsold fizzy pop kings Pepsi and Coca-cola in some of their stores!

So RumbleChatters, do you see the appeal of buying a fizzy drink JUST for the fact that it is associated to a fictitious character, an app, or your Smartphone?

Over at RumbleChat Towers, we believe that all food should be accessible and affordable. That’s why Hugo set up MisterTruffle… Yep that’s right, unashamed plug coming up… please go to www.mistertruffle.com for all your fresh truffle needs!

But having said that, getting your fix of the little fishy beads  – aka caviar – via a vending machine?! Is that taking things a wee bit far RumbleChatters?! Or are you thinking ‘thank goodness for that, just what I need during a busy Saturday shop!’

Beverly Hills Caviar in LA have now brought actual caviar vending machines to three malls within the  City of Angels. You can spend anything from $4 to $500 for the pleasure!

So, do you think this will take off in our Fair Isle?

 

 

 

Yes, this is as crazy as it looks. Strongbow – the masters of deliciously sweet commercial cider – have taken drinking your favourite tipple one step further with StartCap

Utilising RFID technology, the StartCap can be set up to an antenna and used to trigger anything you connect it to… The technology can get the music playing, turn the lights on (or off!) set off confetti cannons, or turn the tv channel over!

Strongbow’s genius idea can really get the night going. Still in prototype form, but looking to feature around events very soon. Not that we’re supremely lazy, but RumbleChat will definitely be keeping an eye out for it!

What do you think? How would you put it to work for you?

I have just downloaded this fantastic app for my iPhone and I LOVE IT!

Here at RumbleChat Towers we are always on the look out for new apps, gadgets, and techy inventions. Especially if they are food & drink based! We do like a wee tipple of a weekend evening. Come to think of it, we like a wee tipple most evenings… and this gives no shortage of inspiration with 500 drinks recipes (or a whopping 3000 for the iPad) based on your choice of base spirit… The app is FREE, it remembers what you have had in the past and so bases future recommendations on your historical preferences. You can select according to what mood you are in, the weather, the time, what is trending in the world at that moment, or what colour you fancy. Also you can create a shopping list or input what ingredients you have in your larder and it will suggest a selection of inspiring recipe options!

Did I mentioned it is FREE RumbleChatters?!

 

That’s right people… you can now create your own wardrobe from your Instagram prints! Take a photo of your cat, your favourite piece of architecture, your baby, whatever you like and these guys will produce a beautiful bespoke dress or t-shirt in a variety of different designs for you! Constrvct are online only, and are also the creators of innovative digital fashion line Continuum Fashion.

We just love the way they combine digital media with everyday items. They are fun, a little bit bonkers, but overall faaaabulous darrrling.

 

Big Kahuna Burger

mmmm…mmmm that is a tasty burger…
Yes indeed, the world wide web is just amazing for foodies everywhere, because ladies and gentlemen, you can search and find your favourite food scenes from your favourite films at the touch of a button. Looky here! It’s the recipe for The Big Kahuna Burger from Pulp Fiction! Well, it’s Dave Watts’ take on it, and I think his recipe looks damn fine to me. And I take my burgers seriously…

Hamburgers! The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast.