Got Milk?

Cat MilkI’ll bet you don’t have this milk in the frige! Donald Burleson, who routinely posts funny articles on his consulting companies Oracle news page has posted two hilarious articles on alternatives to the traditional cow’s milk.

With the growing popularity of bison as an alternative to beef I’m sure it won’t be long until we see these healthy, gourmet products in the dairy case!

Horse milk

Horse milk has long been a popular gourmet food with a uniquely delicious flavor and subtle nuances found in no ordinary dairy product. Horse milk has fruity undertones, a smooth finish and is now joining truffles and Beluga caviar as one of the most coveted treats on the world. Let’s take a closer look and see why horse milk is taking the gourmet scene by storm.

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Cat Milk

With cat’s milks robust undertones, cat milk is now joining the gourmet scene as one of the most coveted treats on the world. Let’s take a closer look at cat milk and see why cat milk is taking the world by storm.

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Kopi Luwak, Paperweights and URLs

paperweightAfter writing about Kopi Luwak Coffee and specifically and their sweet paperweights and Luwak Coffee gift boxes I got an email from Troy Davis of thanking me for the exposure and graciously offering to send me a sample of Luwak Coffee.

I naturally accepted and offered the suggestion that he should put his site name on the paperweight somewhere.

Troy responded:

I did consider having the URL of my site put inside the paperweights and key rings however both are made in a tiny hut in a fairly remote village in west Sumatra.

I kid you not.

If you had any idea of the time and trouble I have been through just in getting those items as they are now, of a standard that is acceptable to me; I am loathe to further complicate things. It is difficult for me to explain to the people in the village why I want to collect cat poo, have it encased in resin, and insisting it be done neatly. They think I’m insane but I pay well.

I am very amused. I suppose these are the challenges you face in the cat poo business.

Yesterday I received a small package from Indonesia. Inside a layer of tape, paper, cardboard and bubble wrap I found a wooden box with a metal plaq on top. Within that was a card with the story of Luwak coffee, a luwak coffee paperweight and a quarter pound of Luwak Coffee. What a great presentation.

I’m holding off until tomorrow (Saturday) to try this so I can enjoy it while I’m not driving, but the coffee smells fantastic. Thanks for sending me the coffee Troy!

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Has anyone else noticed?

Mmmmm... Spam.Has anyone else noticed that if you’re looking at your Spam folder in Gmail there is a link at the top for a Spam recipe?

Google typically places a web clip from a popular news site at the top of the mail view, but in the Spam folder you’ll get a random Spam recipe from

Yup, Spam. Not gag recipes either! Legitimate recipes for things like Spam Breakfast Burritos, French Fry Spam Casserole, and even Spam Primavera.

So if you’re sitting around wondering how you should prepare that Spam you bought for dinner, remember Gmail has the answer.

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Coffee Bean from Animal Droppings

paperweightThis seems to be a popular topic lately, and while I have written about this in greater detail in my story The Straight Poop on Kopi Luwak Coffee a couple new sites have come to my attention since then to warrant a re-visit.

Most notable is which hosts some of the only images I’ve seen of the Luwak, the Indonesian animal which eats raw coffee cherries and excretes undigested coffee beans in its droppings.

They also have the only pictures I’ve ever seen of the droppings before processing. They sell attractively packaged Kopi Luwak coffee gift boxed with your very own luwak dropping. Check out their souvenir page for a very attractive paperweight.

Also of interest is this article from which validates much of what I have written in the past.

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Tea from Turds?

A reader commented on my story about Kopi Luwak, a coffee brewed from beans collected from the droppings of a wild animal, that there is a tea in China brewed from the dung of tea-eating insects.

Leslie, the reader, said it was called Poo-poo Pu-erh. I couldn’t find much info on this online, but this article describes an interesting encounter with this rare beverage.

I welcome anyone with more information on this tea to please comment; and for those of you disgusted by the very thought, well… let’s just try not to forget that honey is made from bee puke.

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