Would You Try A Pickle Cupcake? (Photo)

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By Cooking Panda

If you think bacon desserts are weird, you might want to quit while you’re ahead. Things are about to get a whole lot stranger.

Awful things are afoot in the food world. Pickle cupcakes are trending, and rumor has it that they are every bit as bizarre as they sound.

The folks over at Delish whipped up a recipe that is making the rounds on the net, and this is what the finished product looks like:

The bright green cupcake batter includes sour cream and pickle juice, and it doesn’t use a ton of sugar. So it ends up tasting fairly tangy and savory — at least, until you add the cream cheese frosting, which has a bit of whiskey whipped in for good measure, just in case you wanted a sobering reminder of that time you did five pickleback shots in a row.

But it turns out, you might not want the frosting. You might prefer it simple and savory, kind of like cornbread, so said Lauren Miyashiro of Delish in a piece for Best Products.

“[Taste testers] didn’t know what to think,” Miyashiro explained. “Most didn’t exactly dislike like it, but they preferred the cupcake sans frosting.

“Maybe pickle cupcakes were meant to be chasers. Without frosting and after a double shot of whiskey.”

Yes, you might be better off keeping things strictly savory and opting instead for spicy pickle juice cornbread. If you so desire, you can get the recipe here.

If, on the other hand, you are pregnant or just have a particular weakness for pickles, you can try out the cupcakes (here‘s how to make them). Or you can take it in a slightly more conventional direction that optimizes the sweet-salty balance with some pickle-centric snacky desserts like chocolate-covered pickles or candied ones. You can find the recipes for both here.

Sources: Delish, Best Products / Featured Image: Vegan Feast Catering/Flickr / Embedded Image: Alexa Payesko/Delish

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Wine And Cheese Shots Sound Great But Look Gross (Video, Photos)

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By Cooking Panda

Wine and cheese shots — sounds great, right? THINK AGAIN.

Consider: Wine is good, right? And so is cheese? You enjoy consuming them together, so what’s the hold up?

We’ll tell you. Take a look:

These cheese shot glasses take wine and cheese to a WHOLE new level. ???? #eatthetrend with @brandimilloy

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Yes, you are seeing this correctly. These are actual edible shot glasses made out of cheese, with red wine poured inside, as per a recipe posted by PopSugar.

“These cheese shot glasses take wine and cheese to a WHOLE new level,” PopSugar captioned their Instagram post.

A whole new level indeed.

No one ever said that cheese soaked in wine is a bad idea, but have you ever tried reversing it and soaking wine in cheese? We sure haven’t, and honestly we don’t want to.

And who actually drinks shots of wine?

Here’s what you are looking at: a block of probably cheap bright orange cheddar cheese that has been shredded, melted down into goo and poured into shot glass molds before getting topped off with (hopefully also cheap) red wine.

In other words, whatever type of cheese you probably enjoy with your wine — Stilton, Manchego or Brie, for example — is definitely absent here. And by the way, can you imagine what a shot glass made out of blue cheese would do to your wine? IT WOULD MAKE IT SMELL AND TASTE LIKE FEET. That’s desirable in blue cheese. Not so much in literally anything else.

“This is the most [uncivilized] and disgusting thing I’ve ever seen in relation to a food concept,” wrote one Facebook user in comment section, joining many more who were nauseated by the idea.” … You are an insult to our modern [civilization] for firstly recording this then secondly for thinking it deserved to be shared. I’m appalled.”

A few people were intrigued and willing to try it, but most questioned what the wine and cheese had done to deserve such punishment. Others demanded to know when sipping wine and eating cheese became a difficult task requiring a cheese-cup shortcut.

“[You’ve] taken the most simple task of sipping wine and eating cheese, and turned it into a greasy, cumbersome chore,” another user commented. “Way to go, morons.”

If this looks super gross to you (you’re not alone), why not just keep it less gross and stick to sweet, edible shot glasses made out of real food like these?

Sources: PopSugar/FacebookBuzzFeed / Photo Credit: PopSugar Food via Metro

Tags: cheese shot recipe, edible shot glass, gross food, weird food trend, wine cheese shots
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