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Seattle butcher shop selling ‘Beast Mode’ sausage with Skittles in it

Beast-Mode-sausages-SkittlesSeattle Seahawks fever is sweeping the entire Washington area, and that has resulted in some new dishes being created. Blue Max Meats in Puyallup is well-known for its sausages. The butcher shop sells 20 varieties of sausage that include traditional blends like Louisiana pork hot and beef cheddar with jalapeno, but Marshawn Lynch has inspired them to create something disturbingly unique — sausage with Skittles in it.

Blue Max’s “Beast Mode” sausages are made by grinding up meat and adding spices. It all sounds pretty standard until a full bag of Skittles is poured into the mixer.

“Initially when people see it they’re like, ‘Ooh,’” store co-owner Tommy Marshall told King 5 News in Seattle.

Believe it or not, people actually like the spicy sausage with the chewy candy mixed in. Marshall said the “Beast Mode” sausages are currently Blue Max’s top seller.

Lynch was spotted eating Skittles on the sideline after scoring a touchdown a couple of seasons ago. Since then, the Seahawks have started selling a burger with a side of Skittles and fans have been showering players in the popular sweets. Other teams have even mocked Seattle by eating Skittles. And now, we have Skittle sausages. Hopefully the trend stops there.

LeBron James gave son an Xbox cake for birthday

LeBron James X-box cake

You ever see a bakery or specialty cake shop and wonder how they make their money? Or, rather, ever wonder who has the money to drop four figures on a custom-made cool looking birthday cake? Well here’s your answer: people like LeBron James.

LeBron got his son, LeBron Jr., an Xbox cake for the young boy’s 9th birthday.

“Bronny Dope Xbox cake with that 2K14 #SwagCake #CakeCakeCake” James wrote on Instagram.

We have to admit, that cake is pretty awesome. There’s tons of detail and it looks just like the gaming system. Not to mention the 2K14 game and controllers look totally real.

So whose video game cake was better? Bronny’s or Pacman Jones’ Pacman cake?

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

Allow the doughnuts to tell the story about Jets and Giants fan loyalty

Rex-Ryan-JetsThe expectations surrounding the New York Giants and New York Jets are a bit different heading into the 2013 season. The Giants are not exactly a Super Bowl contender, but few people would be surprised if they snuck their way into the playoffs. The Jets? Not so much.

At this point, less than seven wins is looking like a legitimate possibility for Rex Ryan’s squad. Mark Sanchez is injured and Geno Smith threw three interceptions in his last preseason appearance. And if you need any further proof of how fans are feeling about the team heading into the new season, look no further than these football-themed pastries.

Jets fans can try to convince themselves that their doughnuts were freshly restocked before the photo was taken, but we all know that’s not the case. The reality is people are sick of circus moments like this, and they’re taking it out on the doughnuts. Either that, or Rex used to buy up all the Jets doughnuts before he lost a ton of weight.

H/T SB Nation

Adam Jones gets a Popeye’s chicken cake for his birthday

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a huge fan of Popeye’s chicken. How huge? The three-time All-Star turned 28 on Thursday, and he apparently likes Popeye’s so much that his friends thought it would be appropriate to give him a Popeye’s-themed birthday cake.

Jones was pretty stoked about it, and we can see why after going through some of his Instagram photos. Most of the pictures he posts have to do with delicious meals, and he even showcased his love for Popeye’s while sitting on the O’s team plane a couple months ago.

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Los Angeles Dodgers serving frozen foam to keep beers cold

Frozen-beer-foam-DodgersThe Los Angeles Dodgers have figured out a revolutionary new way to keep beers cold on hot summer nights at the ballpark. Kirin, a beer company based in Japan, has developed a product that comes out of a margarita machine as frozen foam for the top of a beer. The Dodgers are the first MLB team to bring it into their stadium.

According to Food Beast, the foam is served at 23 degrees Fahrenheit and is designed to protect a draft beer from the daytime heat. The frozen concoction is added after a draft beer is poured from a standard tap and can supposedly can keep suds cold for up to 30 minutes. Food Beast tested the foam out on a humid, 80-plus degree LA day and said it worked for the full 30 minutes.

Of course, a beer with frozen foam comes at the steep ballpark price of $10. While the idea sounds fantastic, I have two concerns. For starters, is it obnoxious to try to drink beer around the frozen foam without having to eat some of it with each sip? And also, would the foam water down the beer as it melts, thus reducing the carbonation level? I’m no scientist, but these are the things I would worry about. We’ll just have to send our own tester out to try it.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Atlanta Falcons unveil pulled pork, mac and cheese, onion rings sandwich

Atlanta Falcons sandwich

The Atlanta Falcons unveiled this heart attack between buns on Monday, which they say will be available during training camp beginning on July 25. They are asking fans to help name the sandwich.

The sandwich includes pulled pork, applewood bacon, Mac n cheese, coleslaw and two fried onion rings. The team says it weighs over one and a half pounds, but it will only cost fans $5.

The Falcons are asking fans to help name the sandwich by submitting suggestions over Twitter using “#aftcsandwich.” Here’s my suggestion: #looksgoodbutillpass

H/T Hot Clicks

Pittsburgh bar to stop Sam Adams beer sales during Penguins-Bruins series

Howlers-Coyote-Cafe-Sam-Adams

As Pittsburgh and Boston fans anxiously await the start of the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Penguins and Bruins, local restaurants and bars have been given plenty of time to get all their marketing ducks in a row. For Pens fans who enjoy grabbing a beer at Howlers Coyote Cafe in Pittsburgh, that means dropping by for a Sam Adams while you still can.

Howlers Coyote announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that it will no longer be serving Sam Adams, which is a brewing company based in Boston, once the Eastern Conference Finals begin.

“Two days left to order any Sam Adams,” a sign inside the bar currently reads. ” We will not be serving any Boston beers during the Eastern Conference Finals!”

Clever marketing tool? They got me to write about it, so I suppose I’ll give them that. However, it should be noted that a bar in New York did the exact same thing before the Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots a couple of years ago. This is not a novel concept.

H/T Puck Daddy