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Rice to Riches

Rice Collage

I just heard about Rice to Riches for the first time last week and I’m dying to try it out.

I wouldn’t call myself a rice pudding fan, but it just sounds like a pretty creative concept that’s so targeted and such a niche market, that the place has to be good.

After perusing the web and digging up some info, the flavors look really good and the store itself looks a little futuristic.

Flavors include Coast to Coast Cheesecake, Sex Drugs & Rocky Road, Rest in Peach, Man-Made Mascarpone with Cherries, Perfectly Legal Pecan Pie, Almond Shmalmond, Surrender to Mango, and a bunch of other ones.

As for toppings, there’s a bunch to choose from, but they include NUDGE (chilled espresso with a touch of cocoa), BURST (oven roasted fresh fruits, 3 varieties), FLOURISH (toasted buttery pound cake), and HEART THROB (tender loving jelly). Toppings range from $.50 to a buck.

Sizes seem pricey, but apparently you can share a SOLO (which will cost ya $5). The EPIC (serves 1 or 2, or 3 apparently…) with 1 or 2 flavors costs $7.50. The SUMO serves 5 and is $20. And the MOBY which serves 10 is $35. Local delivery is available in NYC, but if you’re stuck on the west coast like I am, you can ship overnight (minimum order is a SUMO size.)

The rice pudding doesn’t look too pretty, but the decor of their store plus the really cool plastic bowls and shovel spoons (that are reusable) are a nice touch that make the pudding look a whole lot nicer.

I’ll definitely be stopping by next time I’m in NYC, but I might be tempted to place an overnight order and try this stuff out.

If you’re on the east coast or if you’ve been to Rice to Riches, please comment on how it is! More pudding goodness on Flickr.

37 Spring Street
between Mott and Mulberry St,
New York City – 212.274.0008
Open: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat 11am to 1am
Local Delivery from Noon – 10pm
And we ship overnight to anywhere in the USA!


Watch What You Eat

Fries on TV

Literally. This LCD TV with ketchup remote is just one of the fun TV options Handspree is releasing. They also produce other themed TV’s including most major sports themed sets.

According to the Hannspree-USA website…

Frites. Papas. Fritas. Or good, old French Fries. Wherever in the world you travel, fries are everyone’s favorite. Polyurethane fries cap off this friendly design with a screen framed in bright yellow. The remote is shaped like a packet of ketchup. Squeeze it and enjoy.

And according to Nexus 404

Whilst we are inundated with cutting edge technology and gadgets its nice now and again to see a something that’s been styled with a sense of fun, such as this 10” 800×600 SVGA LCD television styled to look like a portion of chips/fries that comes complete with a remote resembling a sachet of tomato ketchup.

A perfect, playful companion to accompany all those TV dinners, this LCD television offers a 450:1 contrast ratio and comes complete with inbuilt stereo speakers rated at 2W each, RF input, SCA connection and headphone jack.

No price is listed and apparently it’s not available at the moment, but their other fun sets run about $400.