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I’m not a massive fan, it’s not the first place on my list for where I think kids should dine out, but when I read this story, I thought ‘fair play’.

The global fast food chain McDonald’s have launched a campaign, alongside the National Literacy Trust to distribute 15 million books with their happy meals over the next two years.  As well as this, McDonald’s said it would also launch ‘Happy Readers’ £1 book offers, that can be redeemed at WHSmith.

Satring last wek, the campaign starts with a non-fiction book from DK’s ‘Amazing World’ series.

Conal Presho, head of development at the National Literacy Trust, says that ‘McDonald’s is a company with huge reach across the UK.’ and that the Trust’s focus ‘was not on the food side, but on getting books into kids’ hands … Our focus is on using any way we can to encourage children to read.’

 

 

If you are a keen mixologist, then we have found the perfect tool for you! The Bar10der is a 10 pronged Swiss Army Knife style gadget that features everything you need to create your favourite drinks in minutes. It has a bottle opener or a corkscrew for the less adventurous, and when you’re ready to go crazy with your cocktail making skills, then check out the muddler, the reamer and the jigger. Yup, I have no idea either.

But it looks awesome!

 

This is genius! An E-book has just been launched called ‘The Startup Chef‘. It features 75 recipes that were created by techy wizards who work for huge corporations such as Facebook, Google, Spotify and Yahoo! All recipes are now firm family favourites and give you an insight into the diets and guilty foodie pleasures of the creators and employees within some of the world’s greatest techy brands.

So you can make a ‘SLO Town Tri-Tip Sandwich’ just like Bubba Murarka from Facebook, followed by ‘Thumbprint Cookies’ just like Hunter Walk from YouTube, and wash it all down with ‘The Ultimate Bloody Mary’, as made by David Pakman from Venrock.

Not only is this a sweet idea, but ALL proceeds go to charities to save the lives of hungry children such as NoKidHungry. To get your copy, click on this click RumbleChatters and let us know what you make!

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?

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?!

 

This week PSFK reported that Stranger & Stranger designed new packaging for wine maker Truett-Hurst, wrapping their bottles in paper covered with recipes, pictures, and quotes relating to occasions wine might be bought for.

We thought this was really interesting, because it takes a usability based approach to wine packaging design.  Usability is a core design principle we use developing digital strategies and digital products.
via PSFK: http://www.psfk.com/2012/09/wine-packaging-for-occasions.html#ixzz26juRY6Gm