Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Reddie Tomato with holly:
Lushie Peach with reindeer antlers:
Juicie Pineapple in a Santa hat:
Sunday, December 23, 2007
This is one of the original, unadulterated s'mores, but if you like fancier things, a vast array of costumed s'mores are available.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Here are Lumiere the Candlestick and Babette the Feather Duster from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This ornament is by Enesco.
Here are two more Enchanted Objects from Beauty and the Beast: Mrs. Potts and her son Chip. These ornaments are by Hallmark.
And, lastly, a plush, grinning Christmas present. This ornament is by Dan Dee International Limited.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The next ornament, also by Enesco, is Mr. Peanut posing as a nutcracker with an elfin friend:
And last, Mr. Peanut, adorned with a simple red scarf and standing by a pile of peanuts:
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Cane D. Stripe
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Adorable vegetable lunch box dividers:
Outside of the packaging:
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Here is the sign for the Sour Pickle Cafe overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbor:
Here we have a sign for the Vancouver Vegetarian Resource Centre:
Only after returning home and looking at their website did I realize the Resource Centre also housed a shop selling a variety of items including the children's books The Organic Adventures of Tucker the Tomato and Benji Beansprout Doesn't Eat Meat. Oh well, there's always next year's vacation.
And here is a sign for an organic grocery store, Energanic, in Vancouver:
I observed one other food with eyes site in both Vancouver and Victoria, but was unable to get a photo. Fortunately, the Pita Pit is a chain and their website features a variety of their ingredients with eyes.
Next up: Anthropomorphic food souvenirs of the Pacific Northwest...
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Now, for the first time since 1984, I give you “The Case of the Missing Doughboy:”
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Regrettably, my photos didn’t come out very well, but the gist of the ad involves adding Maltee malted milk powder to ice cream treats to make them more appealing in the off-season. Here’s a reversed enlargement:
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I didn’t believe my eyes! It was a food circus! The cheese was on a merry-go-round, the milk was swallowing fire, and the grapes were on a roller coaster!
All the food was having fun, but suddenly the food went back to its spot and the rides were gone. So I went back to bed.
In the morning I remembered about what I has seen. I went and looked in the refrigerator, but the rides were all gone. The End.
This c. 1979 story marked my first foray into the food with eyes genre of literature. It would probably have been better titled as “The Food Carnival” since there were amusement rides, as well as sideshow acts like fire eating. Although it was somewhat lacking in terms of plot and character development, it did earn me the following Richard Scarry sticker featuring Huckle cat and Lowly worm:
Sunday, July 15, 2007
The front of the pamphlet shows their mushroom chef following a recipe in this very cookbook, no doubt utilizing his own savory juices (I have always admired this artistic device since first seeing a Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen comic book with a cover featuring Superman -or was it Jimmy?-sitting in a barber chair reading the same comic book ad infinitum).
The first page shows Mr. Mushroom attending a costume party dressed as Mr. Peanut, arm-in-arm with Miss Gourmet Magazine (I believe this is Miss Fluffy Rice underneath the costume).
Only one of the 24 pages of recipes shows our mushroom character. Here he is in stylized form lifting two shrimp barbells. Note the recipe on the left for Sweetbreads and Ham. That's what I typically serve my guests for luncheon.