Wacky gifts for food freaks
December 9th, 2011
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Kate Krader (@kkrader on Twitter) is Food & Wine's restaurant editor. When she tells us where to find our culinary heart's desire, we listen up.

The gifts you give at Christmas say a lot about you. They can say, I Love You. They can say, I Didn’t Think About You Until the Last Minute Which Is Why I’m Blatantly Regifting This Gift to You. Or they can say, I Think You’re Pretty Weird and This Gift Reflects That. So, be on the lookout for the gifts below. They say a lot.

Bacon Wallet. It’s not like bacon is hard to find: you’ve probably already had a bacon doughnut, bacon cupcake and bacon-tini cocktail today. But the folks at Accoutrements seem to have thought long and hard about the last remaining non-bacon frontiers and gone for it. Hence their bacon air freshener, bacon (shaped) adhesive bandages and Mr. Bacon Bendable Action Figure. And, yes, the bacon wallet. Says one satisfied customer on Amazon: “If you’re rakin’ in the bacon, takin’ a bacon wallet is the best move you be makin’.”

Mustache Egg Fryer Mold. If you got that bacon wallet as a gift and felt like something was still missing, voila: A mold that shapes your fried eggs into a handle-bar mustache. As an added bonus for the holidays, it works the same magic on cookie dough. Island Dogs, the group that distributes this inimitable piece, also offers gifts like the Three Wise Men Flask Set (those three wise men being Jack, Johnnie and Jim) and a ring that doubles as a beer can opener.

Cricket LickIt Lollipops. Here’s what you need to know about these lollipops. They’re priced at around $60 for a box of 36. They come in blueberry, grape, strawberry and orange. And each one has a real, presumably not live, cricket inside. If you get sick of them, the same company makes scorpion apple suckers.

The Grilled Cheesus. Maybe you saw that Glee episode where Finn thinks he sees Jesus’s face in a grilled cheese sandwich. Now that experience is yours to savor (no pun intended) every day. The Grilled Cheesus (a now trademarked name) is an electronic sandwich press that toasts Jesus’s face onto sandwiches. “Your prayers have been answered,” says the press release.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Adrienne

    Source to purchase? Did you forget the sidebar to the article?

    December 11, 2011 at 11:01 am |
  2. esther barazzone

    who is the doctor/diet who was just on CNN tonight, saturday the 10th of December? seemed wonderful! but i did not get the name...how to plan to eat, but eat, and still lose weight...thanks if you can tell me!

    December 10, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
  3. KA-Ranch

    Lots of good BBQ sauce gifts are available at http://www.ka-ranch.com

    December 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
  4. JANS

    Where can I get the Grilled Cheesus? Is it avail yet? So need it for an xmas gift!

    December 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  5. Eric R. Dorton

    Howsabout a genuine chicken-foot back scratcher?!

    December 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm |
  6. PippiLives

    I'd rather have a Darth Vader toaster than the Cheesus. The toast be with you. Sorry, couldn't help myself. :)

    December 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
  7. Yumyum

    Excuse me sir, there's a cricket in my lollipop, and I demand a full refund!

    December 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
  8. Geeezzzz


    December 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  9. gma94

    JbJiNgle, I'll take those if you'll take my Cheesus. I like my grilled cheese unillustrated.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:45 am |
    • ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™@gma94

      No problemo, I don't mind a picture on my grilled cheese, but no way am I eating a cricket even if coated in sugar!

      December 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
      • Bill

        Crickets are much better with a BBQ seasoning...seriously, delicious and full of protein.

        December 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  10. ™©JbJiNg!eŚ®™

    Dear Santa,

    I'll take one of each please, except the Lickit Lollipops. Thank you.

    December 9, 2011 at 11:42 am |
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