Here Are the 10 Most Absurd Foods of 2015

12/28/2015 at 04:05 PM ET

The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, BP Imaging

2015 was a wacky year for food.

We, a population commonly known as humanity, invented burgers stuffed with Reese’s Cups. We made cocktails out of human tears. We baked poop-shaped cookies. We inserted the spices found in pumpkin pie into everything, including the bird-shaped Easter marshmallow, Peeps.

To review, here are ten of the nuttiest (pun always intended, though most of these items don’t contain nuts) food items of the year.

1. The Deep-Fried Big Mac

Deep-fried Big Mac

Junk food wizard Jeremy Batista decided to deep-fry a McDonald’s Big Mac. We’re disgusted, yes, but also…slightly hot and bothered?

2. Powdered Alcohol

Powdered Alcohol

While the idea of powdered alcohol has been tossed around for ages (I mean, how inconvenient is it to have to carry noisy bottles to and from the gym?), 2015 is the year the novelty item finally became legal.

3. Pumpkin Spice Peeps

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This is the year we officially took pumpkin spice TOO FAR.

4. The Peanut Butter Cup-Stuffed Burger

The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro, BP Imaging

We love peanut butter cups, and we love burgers. But together? Nauseating and offensive.

5. Disney Princess Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs
Anna Hezel

Anna Hezel and Gabriella Paiella crafted these masterpieces for food magazine Lucky Peach. “Disney has never created a princess who was a hot dog (dumb, in our opinion). Imagine if all of their princesses were hot dogs. So inspiring. Wow.”

6. Cocktails Made from Actual Human Tears


Bompas & Parr, the art studio/food alchemists, hosted a workshop on December 15th that taught participants how to make cocktail bitters out of their own tears. “Having difficulty thinking of a present for your friend or lover who has everything? What could be more meaningful than the gift of you…” the workshop’s description read. “Arguably the most poignant and personal Christmas gift imaginable, the bitter tears will be delicious as well as a decadent gift.”

If by “poignant” they mean “incomprehensibly creepy” then yes, what a poignant and lovely gift.

7. Foods and Beverages Inspired by Poop

Poop Café
Courtesy Ken Lum Lee

Really big year for poop, guys. A South Korean poop-themed café opened, with poop-shaped baked goods and coffee served in mini toilet cups, plus an eatery in Disney World called Zuri’s Sweets Shop began offering animal-droppings-inspired sweet treats, as pictured below.

Disney World Food

8. Cereal Beer

21st Amendment Brewery

Beer for breakfast? We’re about it. A new trend in craft brewing is breakfast foods, like with this Pop Tart-inspired beer from the San Francisco brewery 21st Amendment. (There is also a Wheaties beer now, for athletic types.)

9. Halloween Whopper

Burger King

Why do buns have to have colors now? Burgers are already compelling enough as is.

10. Star Wars-Themed Everything


From jelly beans to chips to macaroni to toasters to jello to everything, 2015 marks the first year it is possible to survive on exclusively Star Wars-affiliated foods.

Our dream for 2015? More french fries. We’d like to see more stuff going on with french fries.

— Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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