Because apparently there’s a market for absolutely everything, Archie McPhee has created these hard candies that taste like vegetables. A 2.5-ounce tin will set you back $5 and contains a mix of green bean, corn, and carrot flavored candies.
Were you a good boy or girl this year? Doesn’t matter, 2020 has spoken and we’re all getting ketchup flavored candy canes for Christmas anyways. Created by Archie McPhee, a six-pack of “rich tomato flavor” ketchup candy canes costs $6.50 and is sure to be absent from every single Christmas list this year.
Back in the 1990s a team of engineers created a device called the iSmell. This unusual gadget used scent cartridges to simulate a wide variety of aromas, which could be triggered through computer code. The iSmell ultimately failed due to lack of market interest, but I always thought the idea that you could create anything from the smell of hot chocolate to pepperoni pizza just by mixing chemicals was pretty fascinating.
We process flavors not just with our mouth but with our nose as well. That’s why food can taste bland if you have a stuffy nose. Molecule-R claims to take advantage of this with its Volatile Flavoring Kits, which comes with different food scents.