Calskrove: Hamburger menu baked in a Calzone pizza

Calskrove

Calskrove

In the town Skellefteå in north of Sweden, a sort of a food trend started to appear a couple of years ago. By combining the two favorite fast foods hamburger and pizza, mainly the restaurant Tre kronor (Swedish for Three crowns) in this area came up with the ultimate solution for everybody having difficulties choosing between the two meals after a hard night out drinking; the Calskrove.

The Calskrove hamburger-pizza opened

The Calskrove hamburger-pizza opened

Calskrove is a word play on the baked in pizza calzone and the Swedish world ”skrovmål”, which in English means similar to a blowout meal.

With a Calskrove, a complete hamburger meal with two hamburgers with bread, toppings and dressings as well as the french fries (no soda though) are baked in a calzone pizza. This staggering combination should fill even the biggest stomachs and costs around 100 SEK (circa 10€ / 15 USD). According to the restaurant, it’s actually not that uncommon that locals chooses the Calskrove when eating there!

So if you have already tried the Heart attack grill in Arizona and eaten the world’s biggest burger in Detroit, maybe a Calskrove in Skellefteå, Sweden should be something for you!

Links:

Tre kronor restaurant website

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Cheesburger in a can

Cheesburger in a can

Cheesburger in a can

  • Ever went on a trecking trip in the woods and feeling the cravings for a cheesburger but not being near a burger restaurant in miles? Luckily there’s Cheesburger in a can which lets you bring a ready cheesburger in your backpack.
  • Cheesburger in a can is from the german webshop ”Trek’n eat” which specializes in food and drinks to bring outdoors.
  • The cheesburger in a can is prepared by simply heating the unponened can in a double boiler for about 10 minutes, then open and eat. According to the product label, the cheesburger may be consumed cold or hot.
  • Trek’n eat describes the product as ”The cheeseburger, which is marketed under the Trek‘n Eat label, guarantees unrestricted enjoyment in the mountains and in other extreme environments”.
  • The ingredients in the cheesburger in a can is: bread rolls, beef meat, cheese, sauce and with all the required food colourings, conservations, acids, sweeteners and treatments for it to stay fresh on the shelf for a year.
  • The canned cheesburger can be stored on the shelf of twelve months without the requirement of refrigeration.
  • The people at the website AVclub tasted Trek’n eats canned cheesburger. The verdict? Terrible.
  • The Cheesburger in a can seems to not be available for shipping outside of Germany at Trek’n eat and also seems to be hard fo find on eBay, but there’s some tests circulating the web.

Sources and further reading:

Cheesburger in a can webshop
AVclub taste test

Drinkable beef jerky and cheese burger: Meatwater

Drinkable Beef jerky from Meat water

Drinkable Beef jerky from Meat water

  • Meatwater is a brand of protein-rich, drinkable food beverages in plastic bottles. The drinks are being marketed as ”High Effiency Survival Beverages”
  • Meatwater have a wide range with over 25 different flavors, such as beef jerky, chees burger, chicken teriyaki, fish ‘n chips, buffalo wings, english breakfast and swedish köttbullar.
  • Meatwater says their drinker can distinguish several flavours in one bottle, such as the flavours for egg, bacon and buttered toast in their ”basic breakfast”-taste.
  • Meatwater drinks was founded by Till Krautkrämer and Brian Kane in the beginning of 2007 as an answer to the modern man’s more and more filled time schedule.
  • According to Meatwater ”Successfull people today are demanding the next generation of effiency and luxury, and our innovative lifetool provides that for such an elite consumer.”
  • Metwater should be a great time saver for athletes with a high calorie intace whom have to eat a lot of food to endure all the training. It should also be good for people having trouble eating regular meals or for paranoid people with bombshelters in their backyard.
  • Many consumers of Meatwater chooses to mix the drinks with Vodka, thus combining both meal and a liquor drink at the same time. Meatwater even posts cocktail-recipes on their website’s news section, such as ”Wings on the beach” containing 2 parts Vodka, 1 part Cointreau and 1 part Meatwater Pigs with Wings.

Sources and further reading:

Meat water’s Official page

The World’s biggest burger

The World's biggest burger "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger" at display

The World's biggest burger "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger" at display

  • The World’s biggest burger weighs 134 (60,78 kg) pounds and comes in a 50 (22,67 kg) pound bun.
  • The burger’s weight totally is 184 pounds or 83,46 kg – that is like a grown man!
  • The burger is actually available for order from ”Mallie’s Sports & Grill Bar” in the town Detroit, Michigan.
Preparation of The World's largest burger

Preparation of The World's largest burger

  • The burger is called ”Absolutely Ridiculous Burger” and is a bacon cheesburger.
  • To order the burger, you have to give the restaurant a 24-hour notice and pay $350 USD.
  • Absolutely Ridiculous Burger was created for the first time in February 2008. The head chef spent 12 hours preparing and cooking the burger and it took three men to flip the burger’s bun.
  • On February 23rd 2008, Absolutely Ridiculous Burger has the updated the record for biggest burger in the book Guinness World Records.
  • The record was earlier held by the 123-pound (55,79 kg) burger made in 2007 by Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub from Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Heart Attack Grill

A customer pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse-waitress at Heart Attack Grill

A customer pushed in a wheelchair by a nurse-waitress at Heart Attack Grill

  • The Heart Attack Grill is a hamburger restaurant in Chandler, Arizona in USA with a controversial business idea.
  • Heart Attack Grill was founded in 2005 by Jon Basso who works in the restaurant and appears publically dressed up as a doctor and under the name Dr. Jon.
  • Heart Attack Grill’s business idea is to serve high-calorie hamburgers and other things generally considered bad for your health. * Their slogan is ”Taste worth dying for”.
  • At Heart Attack Grill you can get an 8000 calorie burger for 10$ USD. 8000 calories is more than double the recommended daily intake for an adult male.
  • Their hamburgers have the controversial names named after surgical heart procedures: Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple-bypass. The Quadruple Bypass has as it suggests four hamburger-meats between the hamburger buns which are cooked in lard.
The Quadruple Bypass Burger

The Quadruple Bypass Burger

  • In The Quadruple Bypass Burger, there are four half pound slices of meat, almost a whole tomato, half an onion and eight slices of cheese.
  • They also serve other non-healthy things such as ”Flatliner fries” cooked in pure lard, unfiltered cigarettes, beer and liquor, jolt cola and mexican coke made with real sugar.
  • At Heart Attack Grill, the customers are treated as ”patients”. A tag is wrapped around the customers hand with his or her’s ”perscription” (order) written on it. And a man dressed up as a doctor listens to the customers with a stethoscope.
  • The Waitresses at Heart Attack Grill is dressed like naughty nurses which the restaurant has recieved a lot of criticism for. * The Arizona Board of Nursing accused The Heart Attack Grill of violating state law. Only a person who holds a valid and current license to practice professional nursing may use the title nurse.
  • If a customer orders a Triple- or Quadruple-bypass they recieve a free wheelchair ride from the restaurant to their vehicle by one of the nurses.
  • At Heart Attack Grill, anyone who weighs over 350 pounds (158,8 kg) can eat as much as they want for free.

Sources and further reading:

Heart Attack Grill’s Official Website

Energy drinks named after cocaine

Blow energy drink powder

Blow energy drink powder

This year, it appears to be a trend to name energydrinks after the nearly world-wide illegal drug cocaine. The strategy seems to be working as for marketing-purposing goes, but what about the product’s moral and health-risks?

  • Blow is a energy drink named after the drug cocaine’s slangword. Blow is distributed in pulver-form (looking like cocaine) in packages resembling of cocaine-packages and then mixed with water.
  • When Blow sent press-kits, the kit contained of a big box containing tongue-in-cheek pictures of the ”production” of Blow, looking like something from a druglord’s camera. The kit also included cocaine-looking packages (vials) of the product, a fake-credic card and a mirror.
  • Since Blow is making use of the drug culture in their marketing as well as in their product, parents and agencies is outraged, saying that Blow glamorizes drug-use.
  • A vial of blow (5.75 grams) contains 240mg of caffeine. Each vial of Blow also has 2000 mg of Taurine.
Cocaine energy drink

Cocaine energy drink

  • Cocaine is an energy drink distributed by Redux Beverages.
  • Cocaine comes in three different sorts: ”Original”, ”Cut” (without caffeine, is now under another name) and ”Free” (without sugar).
  • The US. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was very sceptical about the energy drink because it was marketed as a substitute for illegal drugs, which slogans such as ”The Legal alternative” and ”Speed in a can”.
  • Under a brief period of time in 2007, the energy drink was distributed under the new name ”No name” and ”Censored” as a respond to the FDA’s complaints.
  • Cocaine was banned in Australia and is in Norway
  • A can of Cocaine contains 280 mg of caffeine. Each can of Cocaine also contains 750 mg of taurine.

Sources and further reading:

ABCnews.com-article about Blow
Drinkcocaine.com

Expensive coffee made out of beans pooped out from an animal

Kopi luwak pooped out coffee, A bag with 57 grams.

Kopi luwak pooped out coffee, A bag with 57 grams.

Somewhere in the world, a coffee-lover think it’s a good idea to drink an expensive coffee made out of beans passed through the system of an Indonesian animal.

  • The Coffee comes from the Indonesian Island of Sumatra where the cat-like mammal Asian Palm Civet lives.
  • The Civets eat red, ripe coffee- cherries with bean and all. Inside the civet’s stomach, the benas undergoes chemical treatments and fermentations, but without the beans being digested.
Asian Palm Civet

Asian Palm Civet

  • The civet poops out the beans which are then hand-picked, washed and roasted for selling as an Arabica Coffee called ”Kopi Luwak”.
  • The Coffee is supposed to offer a rich, strong and complex aroma. It’s said to be Syrupy with hints of chocolate/caramels with a long aftertaste.
  • It’s the world’s most expensive coffee- sold for more than 50 $ a cup in the U.S.
  • Very often, the sold coffe is not the real deal.

Sources and further reading:

Kopi Luwak’s Official Website
USA Today article about the coffee

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