Unexpected Flavors and a Dino-Pop-Up
It's all about ketchup popsicles, crab whiskey, and drinking with dinos
Last week, French’s introduced a summer treat that took the internet by storm: The Frensicle, a ketchup popsicle, popped up for a limited time in Canada. The collaboration between the condiment company and Canadian Happy Pops proved to be the object of internet scrutiny. Narcity filed a taste test for YouTube with mixed results ranging from “it tastes like a bloody mary” to “it’s like sucking on a ketchup bottle.”
A Whiskey Made From Crabs
New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distilling has released a whiskey distilled with the green crab — an invasive species that has plagued New England’s shores since European merchant ships brought them over by accident in the 1880s. The distillery’s Crab Trapper whiskey is blended with clove, cinnamon, and allspice, giving a spicy finish to the bourbon base. This isn't the only unusual spirit by Tamworth. The distillery also makes bourbons from wild turkeys, venison, and beaver musk.
Playboy Gets Into the Premium Spirits Game
Playboy has entered the ultra-premium spirits game with the announcement of its Rare Hare 1953, a 17-year Kentucky bourbon finished in XXO (extra, extra old) cognac barrels. The $589 bottle is packaged in a commemorative box, with a bottle that depicts a hare rather than the “bunnies” that the Playboy brand is best known for. 1,953 bottles will be released in the U.S., with an additional 1,953 bottles available throughout Asia and Europe. Pre-order at rareharespirits.com.
Jurassic Park Pop-Up at Replay Bar in Chicago
If you find yourself in Chicago this week — and you’re obsessed with dinosaurs — head out to Replay in Lincoln Park for Jurassic Bar. Chicago bars are famous for their incredible pop-ups, sparing no expense in decor and the Jurassic Bar sets a new… bar on themes. Be prepared to get your drink on among giant dinosaurs as you sip on cocktails like “Life Finds a Way,” Chaos Theory,” and “Clever Girl.” Now through July 4th.
Burger King Gives a 27-year employee a goodie bag thank-you; the internet thanks him with $160K
David Spade gave $5000 to the Burger King employee, Kevin Ford, who marked 27 years as a cook and cashier at Burger King in the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport — never taking a day off work.
After Ford posted gratitude on TikTok for the modest thank-you goodie bag his employer gave him — “a single movie ticket, a Starbucks cup, some Life Savers, a bag of Reese's Pieces, and a few other items stuffed into a clear, plastic backpack,” — the internet mobilized behind a GoFundMe started by Ford’s daughter. It’s up to $162,000 and counting.