Top five candies for Halloween nostalgia, collagen-infused coffee, Obama sushi

Top five candies for Halloween nostalgia, collagen-infused coffee, Obama sushi

Unsurprisingly, Obama sushi is proving more popular than the bowl of miso broth that resembles Stephen Harper (Photo courtesy of Weird Asian News)

• Obamamania has invaded the Far East. A Japanese chef has come up with Obama-inspired sushi, complete with benevolent smile. Seeing the president’s face in maki form inspires almost as much hope as the real thing, because, a) it’s Obama, and b) the talent required to recreate such a likeness is remarkable. [Weird Asia News]

• Jumping fully onto the eco-bandwagon is the GreenBox, a new pizza box so dubbed because it’s made of recycled materials and eliminates the need for paper plates. The top of the box separates into four sections, and the bottom transforms into a receptacle for leftovers. A pizza shop owner called it “revolutionary,” and Ashton Kutcher deemed it “smart” in a Twitter post, guaranteeing its place in the annals of history. We just have one question: Pizza can be eaten from plates? [New York Daily News]

• San Francisco Weekly lists five Halloween candies for which the world is nostalgic but that didn’t really taste all that great to begin with. Case in point: candy corn, the harbinger of Halloween, yet lamentably unsatisfactory in taste and texture. Fruits are great in candy form, vegetables not so much. [San Francisco Weekly]

• Nestle has released a new instant coffee that contains collagen, the protein that helps give skin its shape. The product is aimed at women, ostensibly in the hopes of cashing in on mass gullibility, since there has been no evidence confirming that consuming collagen will improve the skin. The product is currently available only in Singapore, but perhaps legions of nubile Singaporean coffee drinkers will inspire the release of a similar product in Canada. [Metro UK]

• The FoodShare healthier cafeteria project is making headway in Toronto’s west end. A recently opened cafeteria at Le Collège français elementary school is offering healthy food at competitive prices ($4 for a meal, with free raw veggies, fruit and hummus) and is popular with students and teachers. While FoodShare is eager to receive students’ input on the menu, it’s standing firm on the issue of drinks: neither juice nor pop will be served. [Toronto Star]