Food & Drink (183)
A natural high
TICE, the Austrian “high spirits” drink, contains special amino acids that support the body’s production of joy hormones. The ingredients L-tryptophan and L-tyrosine are supposed to activate your good mood. Pharmacies provide this drink in mint and lemon flavours.
Why it matters
The growth of the functional water category with benefits from anti-cellulite to skin cleansing is continuing unabated. However, the energy drinks market - which has mental rather than physical effects - has come under pressure for its artificial stimulating ingredients. Is TICE part of a backlash which raises the importance of more natural highs even from your water?
The Austrian “Flat Lake” wine, exclusively available at the inexpensive supermarket Hofer, turned out to be a surprising success at an international wine guide blind-tasting. It was awarded the prize of “golden wine bottle”.
The Egg-bot is a new 3D printer capable of printing on spherical objects that range from the size of a ping-pong ball to a large orange. Utilizing the Egg-Bot, artist Dnewman printed a recipe for an omelet right onto an egg.