The McRibster, A Deep-Fried McRib

As if McRib 1.0 couldn’t get any more horrifying, it has now been breaded and deep-fried to create something called the McRibster. And if you were thinking that this was the evil work of some American McDonald’s, or a one-off creation from a random Reddit user — the McRibster is actually available for mass consumption at McDonald’s Austria.

The list of ingredients, to go with the deep-fried rib-like patty, include; bacon, pepper-Jack cheese, crunchy iceberg lettuce, red onion, delicious honey-mustard sauce and spicy sweet chili sauce. It will be available to lucky Austrians until March 27.

[link, via Eater]

TV Dinner Serving Tray

If you really like to compartmentalize your meals, and want to encourage in-front-of-the-television dining, the TV Dinner Style Metal Serving Tray is here. Available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, the metal tray will have you enjoying meals 70s-style. And you can still eat the dessert first.

[link, via GeekAlerts]

We Love Ramen, Everything You Need To Know About Instant Noodles

Anyone who was ever a broke college student, should be no stranger to the benefits of instant noodles. Or, perhaps you’re someone who still enjoys that instant gratification, and has dedicated a blog to it. Either way, Hack College recently shared their latest infographic, We Love Ramen, which contains everything you need to know about the coed cuisine.

Get some noodle knowledge, and then check out The Top Ten Instant Noodles of All-Time.

[link, thanks Greg]

Fortune Cupcakes

If you still look forward to an inane message at the end of your meal, but don’t need the superfluous lottery numbers or language lessons, Fortune Cupcakes are here to help. With vague one-liners on the inside of your cupcake holder, you can get your end-of-meal encouragement — without all of the MSG. Hopefully there’s a message that reads “The cupcake craze will die soon.”

And if you’re into a little more advanced cupcakes, you can always go robotic.

[via GeekAlerts]

The First Ever Appearance of Cookie Monster

Before he was a speech-impeded cookie eater, Cookie Monster was an insatiable cheese snack stealer — with teeth. Known at the time as the “Wheel-Stealer,” Cookie first appeared in a 1966 unaired commercial for Wheels, Crowns and Flutes snacks.

Later versions of what eventual became Cookie Monster included an appearance in green on the Ed Sullivan show, then toothless and shilling for Munchos.

And check out Foodiggity’s 7 of The Best Food-Related Moments in Muppet History.

[via Laughing Squid]