With the rise of Instagram, we’ve seen an increase in novelty foods. Thanks to the platform, which is food porn heaven (and sometimes hell), restauranteurs have set out to create some of the sparkliest, prettiest, largest, and most WTF foods. While some of them are concocted just to get a reaction out of us, others are legitimately amazing additions to the culinary world. But what they all have in common is that they reach a wide audience through Instagram. Just this year, Mason’s Den – a Los Angeles eloteria – created a “Unicorn cob” that could end up plastered all over your feed.
According to Thrillist, the food stand’s chef and owner German Correa was inspired by Tijuana-based La Elotería, which is known to place all sorts of ingredients on its elotes. Back in January, he received the recipe from the owner, who is his friend. “We got the recipe back in January, and we wanted to twist it a little by adding different styles of food coloring and painting the mayo different colors to see what elote would stand out from the rest,” he told Thrillist.
The Unicorn elote includes blue mayonnaise, as well as cotija cheese in orange, blue, red, and green. Blue melted butter goes on last. But if that’s not your thing, you can also try some of Mason’s Dens other elotes, including Hot Cheetos and Takis-topped elotes.
Learn more about Mason’s Den here.