Just like regular soda, somewhere along the line ketchup — even name brand stuff like Heinz — went from being natural mixes to scary, high fructose corn syrup-filled goo. Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup ($7) is out to rectify this situation, with two recipes (original and spiced) containing high-quality, all natural ingredients, and with a taste so refined that it demands to be scooped, not poured, squeezed, or shot out of a Super Soaker.
With a name like Chocomize ($6), you might think about a service that lets you customize your chocolate bars. And you'd be correct. Pick your chocolate bark base and add more than 100 different kinds of fruits, nuts, herbs, and candies, or simply select from one of the company's best-selling bars, like the Smores Bar with graham teddies and mini-marshmallows, the Candy Bar with gummi bears, chocolate candy, and Nerds, or the Spicy Special Bar with black peppercorns, mini chipotles, and cayenne pepper.
For those that grew up in late '70s and '80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated for public use for the first time from the personal copies of the original designers, Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, it covers the logo, placement, color schemes, and other design standards that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. Included are scans of Danne's personal copy of the original manual, a forward from Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the 'Managers Guide', a follow up booklet distributed by NASA. Each copy is individually wrapped in a foil static shield, adding even more nostalgic rocket-age flair to this iconic design reference.
220 pages / 129 Image Plates / 9.5" x 11.5" / Hardcover
You already know StockX is the place for limited edition sneakers and streetwear, but they also offer a wide selection of quality timepieces. Their open marketplace has everything from the most sought after Rolex Submariner and Omega Speedmaster, to more accessible options like the Casio G-Shock. After you find the perfect watch, buyers can place bids using real-time data provided alongside the product. There's no reason to stress about quality because once you've made a purchase, StockX will authenticate and verify the condition before shipping it out.
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Specially selected for its robust qualities, Grill Honey ($12) is ready to take on the flames at your next BBQ. It's 100% pure raw and KSA Kosher Certified, and is a great way to add a little sweet zing to your grilled meat, poultry, seafood, or vegetable dishes, without the need for heavy, artificial spreads or marinades.
Aside from Elvis, BBQ is arguably Memphis' most famous export, and you won't find a better example than Corky's BBQ ($15-$270). This Mid-South staple is available online in sauce form, but if you're wanting to skip the cooking and go straight to chowing down, you can order ready to reheat ribs, chicken, pork, or beef, either by itself or accompanied by beans and even pecan pies. No word on whether bibs are also included, but you might want some around just in case.
Continuing their quest to support environmental causes through beautiful timepieces, Oris is releasing this limited edition watch to help keep the world's oceans cleaner. The Swiss brand partnered with an ocean conservation organization that helps protect our precious oceans by turning plastic into energy. The watch itself centers around an eye-catching sunburst aqua blue dial with hands, hour markers, and central seconds hands treated with Super-LumiNova and flanked by an aqua blue ceramic insert on the bezel. The 39.5 mm case also has recycled PET plastic set into the case back for a hands-on example of the cause it represents. The Clean Ocean is limited to just 2,000 pieces and is presented in special boxes made of environmentally friendly algae with recycled plastic inlays.
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There's nothing quite as rewarding as a sip of your favorite spirit after a long day in the outdoors, and High Camp Flasks make it easy to enjoy that beverage. Both the 375mL Halflight and 750mL Firelight flasks are vacuum-insulated and integrate magnetic, double-wall tumblers into their cylindrical design, ensuring you've always got a cup on hand wherever you may be. Each tumbler magnetically attaches to the flask as its lid so you won't misplace it and leave it behind. The larger Firelight flask has two integrated cups so you can share your vice with a friend, while the smaller Halflight has one cup for partaking on your own while on the go. Each is made from stainless steel and has an electropolished interior that won't retain or impart any flavors to your drinks. Being released for retail exclusively with Uncrate, the 375mL Halflight is only $69 before it goes to full price later this year.
Halflight: 375mL / One Integrated Stainless Cup
Firelight: 750mL / Two Integrated Stainless Cups
If you're thinking this is some highly processed, find-it-at-7-Eleven sort of snack, think again. Bacon Moon Pies ($33/4 pies) are expertly produced savory treats made using high-quality bacon sourced from CA to create a traditional Scottish shortbread with rice flour, bacon fat and bacon cracklin. In between is a marshmallow made from Vermont maple syrup and high-quality bourbon, along with a bacon fat and cracklin caramel, all of which gets encased in 72% dark chocolate. Just try not to eat all four in one sitting, lest you literally begin to embody the phrase "you are what you eat."
No, that's not a euphemism for your expanding, bacon-filled waistline, nor a pork-fueled early morning blowout on the porcelain. Instead, the Bacon Explosion ($30) is something much worse — yet so much better at the same time. Simply put, it's a bacon-stuffed, bacon-wrapped Italian sausage, covered in Kansas City-style barbecue sauce and rub, and cooked to perfection before being shipped straight to your door. If that sounds like too little work for you, full instructions are available online, that call for no less than four pounds of pig. Enjoy. [Thanks, Jason]