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Watch 10 Creatively Topped Pizzas Transform in the Oven

Part of the magic of pizza is that you can put pretty much whatever you want on it. From sweet to savory, your only real limit is what you have in your kitchen. (Crack an egg and you can even have pizza for breakfast.) With that in mind, the people over at Food, People, Places decided to create 10 different pizzas with incredibly creative toppings. It's deliciously satisfying to watch them all melt and change as they cook. Who knew blackberries could look so good on a pizza? Here's the full list of what you're seeing:

The Shrimpy Lemon Pizza
The Parma Ham, Grapes, and Thyme Pizza
The Potato, Rosemary, and Mascarpone Pizza
The Colorful Tomatoes Pizza
The Cauliflower, Figs, and Blue Cheese Pizza
The Blood Sausage and Pears Pizza
The three types of Chilis and Salami Pizza
The Beetroot and Asparagus Pizza
The Mushrooms and Rosemary Pizza
The Ham and Blackberry Pizza

If you want to try a few of these combinations out at home, FP&P say they plan to release some tutorials soon.

[h/t SPLOID]

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Thanks to a Wet Winter, New Zealand Faces a Potential Potato Chip Shortage
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New Zealand has plenty of unique and tasty snacks, but kiwis also love potato chips. The universal comfort food is in danger Down Under, however, as an unusually wet winter has devastated the island country’s tuber crops, according to BBC News.

Twenty percent of New Zealand’s annual potato crop was wiped out from a series of major storms and floods that ravaged the nation’s North and South Islands, The Guardian reports. In some regions, up to 30 percent of potato crops were affected, with the varieties used to make chips bearing the brunt of the damage.

Potato prices spiked as farmers struggled, but the crisis—now dubbed “chipocalypse” by media outlets—didn't really make the mainstream news until supermarket chain Pak’nSave posted announcements in potato chip aisles that warned customers of a salty snack shortage until the New Year.

Pak’nSave has since rescinded this explanation, claiming instead that they made an ordering error. However, other supermarket chains say they’re working directly with potato chip suppliers to avoid any potential shortfalls, and are aware that supplies might be limited for the foreseeable future.

New Zealand’s potato farming crisis extends far beyond the snack bars at rugby matches and vending machines. Last year’s potato crops either rotted or remained un-harvested, and the ground is still too wet to plant new ones. This hurts New Zealand’s economy: The nation is the world’s ninth-largest exporter of potatoes.

Plus, potatoes “are a food staple, and this is becoming a food security issue as the effects of climate change take their toll on our potato crop,” says Chris Claridge, the chief executive of industry group Potatoes New Zealand, according to The Guardian.

In the meantime, New Zealanders are preparing to hunker down for a few long months of potential potato peril—and according to some social media users, kale chips are not a suitable alternative. “Chipocalypse” indeed.

[h/t BBC News]

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50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies
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It’s no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.

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