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This Week in (Non)Nomz News

Who says a food blog has to be just about food? Today, we’ve decided to veer away from droning on about noms and instead report on a few interesting non-nommables. Don’t boo us just yet, it’s not a sellout! We’ve compiled a few fun inedible but nom-related finds from the Interwebz.

The Chork

The product of a threesome between a fork and a pair of chopsticks, the Chork is the solution for all you frustrated Asians out there. This ingenious creation is a pair of chopsticks on one end and on the other, a fork! Awesome, right? Now when you’re in an Asian restaurant and you find out that it’s near next to impossible to pick up those peas in your rice with the typical chopsticks, you can simply flip your Chork and… wait a minute, you can’t fork a pea. Dammit! Anyway, it’s still a pretty nifty idea, methinks.

A 12-pair pack can be got for $4 while a 24-pack for $6. Source: The Chork

The Chork

Gummy Bear Ice Cubes

This has got to be the next best thing since actual gummy bears. Ice cubes in the shape of gummy bears bears are super duper effin’ cute. Although I don’t know who’d go into all that trouble putting in food coloring in their ice cubes all the time, one can definitely make the exception for a party or a particularly lonely night. Besides ice bears, think of all the things you can do with this? Hello, bear shaped Jell-O shots! Also, bear shaped popsicles! Or or or or, bear shaped gummy candy! Wait.

You can get one of these trays for $10 on ThinkGeek.

Gummy Bear Ice Cubes

Spaghetti Tower

This thing look like your boring old pasta container except funner because it has a rooster on top? Nope, it isn’t! The creators call it the Spaghetti Tower, and besides keeping your pasta fresh and away from moisture and all other germs, it also helps you measure your pasta. You know how you usually end up with more sauce than noodles or the other way around? Well, that’s a thing of the past, with the Spaghetti Tower, you can cook just the right amount of noodle to go with your sauce.

Details of how it works (an other fun stuff too!) on the Ototo website.

Spaghetti Tower

Sushi Bazooka

I love sushi as much as the next person, but it’s not that easy to make. My first and only attempt ended up looking like a lumpy snake (pic for proof). With the Sushi Bazooka, any regular Joe can make sushi like them sushi chefs do. This phallic looking tool will serve as your mold, all you need is to cram all your ingredients inside and push it out using another yet phallic looking supplementary tool.

I particularly like how they have the New Zealand flag and the Japan flag on the ad as if saying, “Kiwis, you can finally get it right!”. You can get it here for US$25.70.

Sushi Bazooka

Lightsaber Chopsticks

Star Wars geeks, I know how many of you there are in this world and the next, you’ve probably heard of these, if you don’t already own a pair. The difference now, is that they actually light up! Yup, these little lightsabers have little LEDs on ’em. Imagine eating sushi (that you made with the Sushi Bazooka) in the dark with these fun little toys (oh sorry, I mean “collectibles”)!

$22.90 for either a blue or red pair of Lightsaber Chopsticks on this site, depending on which side you’re on. 

Mini Kitchen

This is really more functional than fun. For city dwellers, where more space means more kaching-kaching (or bye-bye monies), this Mini Kitchen can be a life saver. We can’t always live on fastfood (or can we?). This kitchen-in-a-box has it all- a sink, a fridge, a dish rack, a drawer, a counter, a stove, a table all in a nice little package. You can even put the cover on when not in use and it can be a kitchen counter. How neat is that? I love this idea and I’m totally stealing it (only because I’m poor and can’t afford $4,700, if you can though, check it out on the Kitchoo website.)

And that is all. We hope you enjoyed reading about these as much as we did scouring the net for them. Or you know, looking through Gizmodo, that awesome site that needs to be thanked for putting up all sorts of gadgets, trinkets and noms news, and for generally making the Internet and the world a better place.

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