The world was a little too busy with shark fin drama, a never-ending season of Top Chef Texas, and 7-Eleven’s NYC domination to provide us with much weird food-related goings-on this week. We uncovered some odd gems anyway, which you can read about in the James Weird awards, straight ahead.
• Spurred by a jokey Twitter request from Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, Kellogg’s created a single box of a brand-new cereal called Totes Amazeballs. The ingredients: marshmallows, shortbread pieces, raisins, coco Pops Rocks, and rocky road cake. [AdWeek]
• Can you spell “civil disobedience”? A group of 30 seventh graders at a Texas middle school staged a four-day boycott of their cafeteria to protest the lack of variety in lunchtime offerings. “If we have hurt anyone’s feelings we are sincerely sorry, as it was unintentional,” they said in a letter to the school’s administration. Ah, youth. [HuffPo]
• Skiers and snowboarders in California’s Squaw Valley can now snag a cuppa at Starbucks’s first ski-in, ski-out location. Boring old equipment-free customers will also be accommodated. [On the Snow]
• First chicken nuggets, now this: A woman in London claims to have eaten nothing but plain cheese pizza for every meal for 31 years. Her doctors assure her that without the proper vitamins and minerals found in a varied diet, she could develop severe health problems. Ya think? [HuffPo]