Poke hack day – tastebuddi.es

December 16th 2009katie

Poke Hack day 2009

Last week, Poke threw their first Hack Day – we downed tools Wednesday lunch, got into teams, and were set the brief to create a ‘web thing’ on the theme of FOOD in 24 hours.

Poke Hack day 2009

Several manic hours later fuelled by crazy sandwiches and Angel Delight, each team presented their ideas to the judges – chef Yotam Ottolenghi, writer Russell Davies and editor of New Media Age Nick Howell.


Our team created tastebuddi.es, a website to inspire new unusual flavour combinations. Just keep hitting the big blue button to pop up two random ingredients, vote on whether the combo is a hit or miss, and share your best results on Twitter.

There’s a running tally of the most popular combos and in February we’ll announce the overall winner. We also plan to extend the site to allow users to add their own favourite combos and share them. Follow us on Twitter to keep up with changes to the site.

Poke Hack day 2009

Here are some of the delightful combos we made to try during our presentation – orange and curry, strawberry and balsamic (a hit), olive and nutella, and Marmite with shortbread.

We didn’t win the first prize as voted by the judges – that honour went to the World’s Tallest Sandwich – but there’s another prize for the site with the most visitors by March, so please use and share tastebuddi.es as much as you can – hope you like it!

Comments (3)

  • VisuaLingual

    December 16th 2009 at 4:10 pm

    The tastebuddi.es is hilarious and clever! It's too bad your group didn't win, but I'm curious to see which flavor combo is the people's choice.

  • Mette May

    December 16th 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Rhubarb & Baked Beans – ha!
    I love the idea of the site – simple but entertaining :)

  • Canvas Photos

    January 7th 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Definitely loving these DIY christmas lovelies. Next year, next year this will be done.

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