The new black tomato got us wondering what other weird-coloured food exists. Purple eggs and black sugar, say what?

 

Rainbow ice-cream

This looks like a lot of effort to make – but the marbled effect is very pretty.

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Rainbow ice-cream

Via YouTube / yoyomax12

 

Purple eggs

These eggs have acquired a purple tinge from beetroots during the pickling process.

They would look good in a salad, and are guaranteed to turn a few heads.

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Pineberries

A white fruit the shape of a strawberry which tastes like a raspberry?

What is this madness? 

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Pineberries

Via imgur.com

 

Blue watermelon

Unfortunately the myth, shared online, of the blue watermelon grown in Japan and said to temporarily alter your taste, turned out to be a hoax

Why be so cruel, internet. Why?

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Blue melon

Via imgur.com

 

Purple carrots

Did you know that cultivated carrots were purple until the 17th century?

They ruled the roost until the Dutch cultivated an orange variety as a tribute to the House of Orange – an important part of both Dutch and British heritage.

The sweet taste made it more popular, and purple carrots were shown the door.

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Purple carrots

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Multi-coloured Oreos

Oreo caused controversy in 2012 when they posted a photo of a rainbow biscuit on Facebook in support of Gay Pride.

Despite never going into production, many Americans took offence and swore never to buy Oreos again. 

Kraft, the parent company, ignored the homophobic abuse, scored a PR coup and plenty of people at home copied the idea.

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Rainbow Oreos

Great Beyond / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: tonyjcase

 

All gold raspberry

Just when you thought you had figured out the way the world worked, you discover there are golden raspberries.

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Gold raspberries

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Purple corn

Purple sweetcorn is popular in South America and is common in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.

But its deep colour leaves us with lots of questions. 

Does it taste good with a dollop of butter? Can you pop it? And how weird does it look mixed in with tuna and mayonnaise?

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Tab Clear

If you remember Tab Clear, a see-though version of Coca-Cola, then you were definitely around in the 90s. 

It was discontinued in 1994 after just two years on the market.

Seems people like their Cola brown after all.

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Tab Clear

Kevin Trotman / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: kt

 

Black sugar

Pay homage to the dark side and ditch boring white sugar in favour of this black stuff. 

Black Sabbath on the stereo is optional.

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Rainbow pasta

If spaghetti was made from the hair of mermaids, this is what it would look like.

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Heinz EZ Squirt ketchup

This range of coloured tomato sauces lasted six years on the market, from 2000-2006. 

That's six years of kids turning their parents' carefully prepared home-cooked food into a bright scribbled mess. 

Sounds like lots of fun though.

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Ketchup

Via Heinz / businessinsider.com

 

White asparagus

White asparagus is created by depriving a green asparagus of light, blocking the process of photosynthesis by covering shoots in soil. 

It's tougher, takes longer to cook, and has a milder flavour.

We know it's popular in Europe, but novelty aside, what's the appeal again?

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White asparagus

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