WHAT IS IT: Ghost Pepper Super Hot Candy Balls, a new candy made with two of the hottest peppers in the world ($9.99 for about 30 balls at ThinkGeek.com)
WHO TRIED IT: A brave team ofstaffers willing to sacrifice their taste buds to the pepper gods
WHY WE DID IT: The promise of ice cream at the end
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WHAT IS IT: Butterfly, Mariah Carey‘s new bottled drink ($1.99 each at Walgreen’s nationwide)
WHO TRIED IT: Any PEOPLE.com staffers curious enough to come to our office taste test
WHY WE DID IT: Love of Mariah? Super thirsty? Free drinks? Motives differed.
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WHAT IS IT: A molasses-like natural sweetener derived from an Andean root
WHO TRIED IT: Brooke Showell, PEOPLE.com contributor
WHY SHE DID IT: Because a spoonful (or three) of yacon a day keeps the pounds away, according to Dr. Oz
Walk into a liquor store these days and you’ll find a dizzying array of novelty vodka flavors, from bacon to Cinnabon. (Yes, your favorite mall pastry can now get you drunk. Cheers.)
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WHAT IS IT: A safe-to-consume, powdered clay mixed with water
WHO TRIED IT: Catherine Kast, PEOPLE writer/reporter
WHY SHE DID IT: Shailene Woodley drinks it, so it must make you look and feel amazing, right?
WHO TRIED IT: Mark Marino, Deputy Editor, PEOPLE.com
WHY HE VOLUNTEERED: Pure curiosity — oh, and he loves Oprah.
When I heard Monday that Domino’s had launched a line of fried chicken bites covered in cheese and pizza toppings, there was only one logical thing to do: Order all four flavors from my local New York Domino’s and get the verdict from my pizza-delivery-loving mid-60s parents, who happen to be in town from Wisconsin for the week.
What’s black and white and crunchy all over?