Who's in the mood for some pig and alcohol flavored suckers? Lollyphile is a San Fran-based company selling odd lollypop flavors (4/$10), like its first two creations, Absinthe and Maple-bacon. The Absinthe lollypops are made with real absinthe, and the Maple-bacon ones (also available in a caffeinated version) are made with organic, cured bacon and Vermont maple syrup. Seriously. Other flavors include The Dude-approved White Russian, Pomegranate Tangerine, Wasabi-Ginger, Chai Tea, Irish Cream, and Bourbon.
Forget KFC — make your own restaurant-quality fried chicken at home using the Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Kit ($15). Based on the same recipe and preparation used in Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc restaurant, this kit provides two packets of brine seasonings to impart extra flavor to the chicken well ahead of frying, as well as two packets of coating mix, plenty enough to fix 16-20 double-dipped pieces of crispy, tender, juicy goodness.