Happy New Year

Happy New Year, dear readers.
I hope you celebrated in style with upside down champagne by Viktor & Rolf.
Watch the ad.

Still thirsty

I’m still a bit thirsty as the limited edition bubbly is apparently not available in Ontario. Maybe even Canada?!

Need an upside down party soon.

Earlier: Upside Down

Half Cheese, Half Bunny

Yummy Bunny

We’re continuing with animal week at produzentin.com, here are Oliver’s most cherished creatures:

My favourite animals are cheddar bunnies. And my favourite bunny is Bernie, the Rabbit of Approval. Do I love cheddar bunnies because of Bernie, the Rabbit of Approval, or do I love Bernie because of the Cheddar Bunnies he approves? Yes and Yes! Plus I secretly identify with Bernie.

Want it: Rabbit of Approval

p.s.: My other favourite animal is the Giant Peccary, a new forest pig discovered in Brazil in 2004.

Orange Coke

Coke Orange

As you may have noticed, once in a while, I like to bring you news from the amazing world of fizzy drinks. So, one of the first things I discovered in London is Coca-Cola with Orange. The limited edition fizzy in the orange bottle just caught my attention. So yummy.

Now, I can’t wait for Fanta with caffeine in a brown bottle.
Somehow, I can’t stop thinking about Mezzo Mix. Anyhow, I’d rather have Coca Cola with Orange. It isn’t limited for no reason, right?

While I’m at it, I’m still wondering why Pepsi Cucumber was launched in Japan only. I think it would go perfectly with British Cucumber Sandwiches.

All Buzzed Up

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Cola

In anticipation of the upcoming Simpsons movie a couple of 7-Eleven stores in the US and one in Canada have been transformed into Kwik-E-Marts. The Canadian store is near Vancouver, in Coquitlam. Luckily, all the Simpsons products are available at most of the 7-11 stores.
So today, I went up the street and got myself a six-pack of Buzz Cola and the tasty Krusty O’s cereal. Now, all I have to do is create my own Simpsons character.

Buzz Cola Simpsons clip (in German)

Sometimes It Sno Balls in June

After a wonderful night out with the best friends one could possibly have, I woke up this morning and treated myself with very very delicious Sno Balls. It’s the perfect breakfast: The balls are pink and sweet from the outside but are dark and lovely from the inside. Layers and layers of fun. Amazing.

Sno Balls 4 Me
Nobody nose me

Yummy
Layers of fun

By Hostess


Sno Balls by Hostess

On the same day in 2005: Older

Mucho Nucho

Yesterday I spent a wonderful afternoon with my dear friend Margot. She just came back to Toronto from visiting her family in Nova Scotia. Margot had lots of amazing stories to tell and a delicious recipe to share. She knows I love all things east coast.

This cookie recipe is apparently a tradition of her family. They are called Mucho Nuchos. They don’t require baking and are a tasty treat.
So, if you want to surprise your guests, here is the run down:

3 bags of peanut butter chips
3 bags of chocolate chips
3 cups of peanuts (give or take)
1 bag of salted potato chips (Ruffles are suggested)

Pictures by Oliver

The secret ingredients
This is all you need

chips in first
Mix the chocolate and peanut butter chips in a big pot
Put them on medium heat

stir hard
Especially in the beginning, you have to stir hard

tasty already
We obviously couldn’t wait

mmmhhh
Melted dreams

peanuts in
Margot adds the peanuts

potato chips, now
Potato chips, now!

stir harder
More hard stirring required

put them on a tray
Almost done: just put the cookies on a tray…

and in the freezer
…and into the freezer for a couple of minutes.
Freezers are the new ovens.

done!
Done!

we have so deserved this
Mucho Nuchos: A heavenly feast.

get coke plus with it
Just a little suggestion: wash them down with some Diet Coke plus
(that’s Diet Coke with added vitamins and minerals)
Margot and I love to have a balanced diet.

Beard Papa, Fill Me Up

I went record shopping in Soho and bought yellow vinyl housed in a sealed sleeve with random die-cut lettering.

On my walk to the wreka stows I discovered my new favourite sweets: Cream Puffs by Beard Papa. I walked into the small shop on the corner of Oxford & Berwick St. and the two self printed sheets of paper above the counter did me in:

“Over 300 stores worldwide – First and only in Europe”
“World’s best cream puffs! – Choice of original vanilla OR flavour of the day”

So, I ordered a vanilla puff and it was pure heaven, the crispiness of the dough and the tasty cream filling, perfect. Mmmmh. Then, I thought, well, they only have one other flavour today, you should better try this one, too. “One green tea puff, please.” I guess I was drolling already. I took a bite, it was vanilla again. I adored the sales person: That nifty devil just wanted me at the counter one more time. And back I was for another puff.
Verdict: Beard Papa keeps me happy & obese.

Second round

I took the bendy bus to my apartment and went to the Beard Papa site right away. Make sure to watch the Beard Papa story, revealing everything about the owner, Beard Papa (you guessed it), hailing from Osaka.

Beard Papa!
Beard Papa did not let the towns people down.

One bite ain't enough
Beard Papa, fill me up. Please.

Toffi Cuisine: Cheeseburger Soup

Toffi came over last weekend and he prepared his infamous Cheeseburger Soup. I had been bugging him about the delicious soup for months.

1 Big Onion
50g Bacon
1 leek
500g Minced Meat
1 Liter Water
Asparagus Creme Soup
Processed Cheese
Soy Sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients
All good things

Grundlage
Simmer the onions and the bacon, put the leek in a bit later

Hackfleisch
Add the minced meat and brown it. Add salt and pepper.
Fill it up with the water.

Spargelcreme
Toffi pours in the asparagus creme soup.

Scheibletten
Add the processed cheese (Scheibletten). It may help to tear them apart.

Sojasosse
Squirt the soy sauce to the mix.

Guten Appetit
Salute!

For extra tasty finesse, Toffi garnished the soup with garlic prawns. Mmmmmh.
We were having blueberry yogurt sparkling wine for dinner.
It was a total celebration for our taste buds.

Turn It Up

By the time you read this you already know that produzentin loves all new soda pops. Actually, I’m only interested in the big names, Pepsi, Coca Cola and Dr. Pepper.

So, I think when Coca Cola heard of my fabulous Diet Pepsi Jazz campaign, they didn’t want to be second best. Coke wanted to have a produzentin jingle for their freshest creation, too.

Here it is. Coca-Cola Blāk. Coke and coffee.
The wait is over. You don’t have to mix your favourite caffeine drinks together any longer! It’s all here in one bottle.

And finally people can ask: How do you want your Coke? With milk or blāk? Some sugar?

Turn it up with Coca-Cola Blāk!

I'll have my coke blak, please!
Just blak, please!

Earlier:
Diet Pepsi Jazz
one more
Mixing Pepsi Edge and Coca Cola C2
Pepsi Blue