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This Cylindrical Pastry Is Finland's National Treasure

Most sweets are trash, Runeberg's torte is the one exception.
Ilkka Sirén
2.5.19
Germany

Massive Milk Chocolate Spill Leaves German Road Enrobed in Chocolate

A leaky tank valve at a chocolate factory left a large chunk of road impassable, but delicious.
Ilkka Sirén
12.13.18
Booze

This Swedish Cocktail Was Designed to Challenge Gender Assumptions

“Even before we start drinking, we're taught that men drink certain things and women drink certain things. It has nothing to do with how we actually perceive flavor.”
Ilkka Sirén
12.12.18
Munchies

IT'S RAINING PROSECCO IN ITALY

Watch 30,000 liters of bubbly explode out of its tank at an unspecified winery in Conegliano.
Ilkka Sirén
10.4.18
Munchies

Swedish Soccer Player Catches Beer Thrown to Him, Chugs It, Becomes Instant Legend

How did it not spill???
Ilkka Sirén
10.3.18
Booze

The Best Places to Get Drunk in Helsinki During the Trump-Putin Summit

Where to get shitfaced as the world ends.
Ilkka Sirén
7.16.18
Belgium

Belgians Want Their Fries and Mayo to be Enshrined in the UNESCO Heritage List

“It’s like the World Cup of taste. We’re from a small country, but our strikers ‘fries and mayo’ are doing really well. We are ready to go all the way.”
Ilkka Sirén
6.1.18
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All Chocolate Easter Eggs Are Straight Trash—Except This One

The Mignon egg is hard to find outside Finland. But it's so firm and tasty that it puts those thin-ass chocolate shell eggs to shame.
Ilkka Sirén
3.28.18
WTF

Why This Belgian Bar Makes You Trade Your Shoe for a Beer

"We accept all kinds of shoes."
Ilkka Sirén
3.20.18
Booze

A Short History of 'a Beer and a Shot'

No one knows when the boilermaker was invented, but it's on a serious upswing in Dublin right now.
Ilkka Sirén
3.16.18
Food

Great News: You Can Now Drink Wine Inside a Giant Anus

Your longest-held dream of tasting wine from inside a butthole has been realized.
Ilkka Sirén
3.9.18
Booze

Finland's National Booze Is Bottled in a Former Molotov Cocktail Factory

The drink itself is something so profoundly Finnish that it’s hard to imagine what Finland would look like without it. And not necessarily because drinking is inherent to Finnish culture, which is both a stereotype and true.
Ilkka Sirén
12.7.17
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