Wednesday, March 13, 2013


When we saw this photograph this morning we had to pinch ourselves. A room entirely made of chocolate? It was as if Belarus artist Elena Kilmet had heard our plea after all these years.

Kilmet used more than 1,300 pounds of chocolate to create the room and everything in it. Tables, chairs, rug and even a dog entirely made of rich, creamy, dreamy Belgian chocolate.

The display will be open in the ALL Shopping Center in Minsk until April 14, 2013, at which point it will be broken up into pieces and sold to visitors for consumption.

Image courtesy of the huffingtonpost.com



Monday, March 11, 2013


We've all had that bad cup of coffee. You know, that morning sludge you feel like you're chewing your way through rather than sipping. Little did you know that one day you'd actually be able to chew your way to a caffeinated jolt.

Gum giant, Wrigley, has announced plans to launch Alert, a caffeinated cube of gum designed for portability and portion control.  Priced at $2.99 per 8-piece pack, each serving of Alert is said to have as much caffeine as half a cup of coffee.

So say goodbye to those tired ol' coffee mugs. Gum is the new go-getter!


Image courtesy of Wrigleys


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

As if high school students weren't annoying enough, they soon may be delaying your "fast" food orders with the latest trend in food over-indulgence - the potato party.

Catching on quickly, potato parties have become the latest trend in McDonald's restaurants across Asia. Students come in, order around $250.00 worth of french fries, then pull dining room tables together to create a 30,000 calorie mountain that must be eaten in its entirety before the group is allowed to leave.

Not only is this a monumental waste of time and resources, but the side-effects of consuming this much salt and grease could have a damaging effect on the health of participating students. 

Take a look. Could you imagine your kids chowing their way through this?


Image courtesy of huffingtonpost.com



In a recent advertising campaign, Hyatt hotels have assured travelers that their rumbling stomachs have been heard, and room service is answering the call. Apparently recent guests have complained about the lacking range of options on the room service menu. Late evening arrivals are not always satisfied with an over-priced, heavy meal, and would prefer a light bites menu as an alternative. That's where Hyatt's A Small Hunger Pang. A Giant Leap for Hospitality. campaign comes in.

Hyatt hotels have re-evaluated their food offerings and come up with the following solution:

We've found that you're craving more menu options and smaller portions. So we created new menus filled with customizable, thoughtfully sourced meals designed to give you the choices you are missing. Even going so far as to offer create-your-own dishes and a range of portion sizes. Available in our restaurants and in room. Even if you arrive late at night, we've got menu options that will leave you feeling full, not just full of regret. (experience.hyatt.com)

We ask you, fellow Yumologists, what is it you look for in room service offerings? What do you think of the Hyatt's revised menu? Would the opportunity to build your own room service dish entice you to stay at a Hyatt hotel? Does the Hyatt's commitment to "thoughtfully sourced meals" change your opinion of the room service menu?  Share your thoughts and rumbling tummies with us!