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If you know anything about vodka production, you’ve probably heard it can be made from potatoes. It seems giant chip manufacturer, Lays, only figured this out recent. Late last year, the company announced that they are releasing a vodka made in part with the same potatoes used for their potato chips. Genius move, don’t you think?
To get an idea of how far cultivated meat is from reaching supermarket shelves and dinner tables, just take a look at the cost. Singapore-based Shiok Meats plans to launch its flagship cell-based shrimp in 18 months at about about R586 a kilogram. That’s an arm and a leg, so to speak. It’s also double the price of real prawns.
Pepsi and Kraft are embracing wild new flavors that seem a bit extreme but upon closer inspection, the food giants are actually just remixing flavors we already know and love. Call it the new nostalgia. The flavors themselves aren’t fresh, but they are placed into surprising contexts to offer a combination of comfort and adventure. Pepsi Apple Pie cola is strangely intriguing, while Pumpkin Spice Kraft Macaroni & Cheese is pretty much gag-worthy.