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Image Odyssey: Discontinued Cereals of the 70’s and 80’s

Posted in 70's, 80's, absurd, food, humor, image odyssey, retro with tags , , , , , , , on August 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

It’s SO hard to narrow down my search results for this image odyssey. There are legions of bizarre and beloved crunchy, sugary relics to be found. Let’s start with some collages by Like Totally 80’s, where you can also find original commercials. It was all about toy, video games…and doughnuts. Lots of doughnuts. (Click images to enlarge)

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What kind of cold hearted freaks could look at Gizmo and cancel this cereal? Look at those eyes! I’d eat a box that’s been sitting around since 1984 if this creature asked me to.
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Who remembers Body Buddies? I had these as a kid. I think I believed they were healthy because of the deceptive name (and those awesomely strong kids on the box). Dear World, please notify me when sugary corn puffs become healthy. Thanks.
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Barbie? No wonder this failed. Everybody knows she has black coffee and cigarettes for breakfast.
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Poor King Vitaman didn’t reign for long.
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These were before my time, but I’m sad to see any monster cereal go.
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I’m not sure what prompted anyone, ever, to think that grape flavored grains and marshmallows was a good idea. This has to pass…committees and stuff.
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I’m sure this got discontinued because no one wanted to bother writing the name on a grocery list. Still, the premise of a robot who shoots out sweetened morsels when tickled was gold.
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It’s not cereal, folks. It’s a cereal system, which sounds undeniably sophisticated.
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If someone handed me chocolate food…filled with chocolate…I’d be calling him Mr. Wonderful too.
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Seiji Kawasaki: Wooden Food

Posted in craft, food, sculpture with tags , , , on June 28, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I couldn’t find an artist homepage for Japanese wood sculptor Seji Kawasaki, but I did find a great Instagram (which I was almost reluctant to follow because I feared while scanning my feed I’d think “Oh great, more pictures of peoples’ boring food.”)

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The textures and hyper-real presentation he achieves are pretty incredible, no?

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Bizarre Celebrity Cookbook Megapost

Posted in absurd, Books, food, humor, retro with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve had these kicking around my hard drive for years. Why not share some bizarre, retro and/or otherwise laughable celebrity culinary publication efforts.

I really want to see what’s in this one!
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Cookie Cutter Cat

Posted in cats, food, products, wish list with tags , , , on May 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This Cookie Cutter is amazing because:

1) Cats
2) You can put icing on the cookies for a sweet feline appearance
3) You can serve them as-is as a subtle hint to unwanted guests

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Hasan Kale: Micro Art

Posted in art, food with tags , on May 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Today I bring you some rather impressive micro art by Turkish artist Hasan Kale.

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While his food pieces have quite a novelty factor, the butterfly works truly stand out for their delicate beauty.
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He paints cityscapes on very unlikely tiny food and object canvases.

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Chocolate I’d actually stop to admire (for a good 30 seconds; an eternity with chocolate in my face) before devouring it. Kidding, kidding. I’d eat around the painted part. I’m not rude enough to chomp on someone’s hard work. Usually.
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Olga Noskova: Glazed Mirror Cakes

Posted in cake, food with tags , on May 14, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Olga Noskova’s impossibly shiny “mirror” cakes are…to use a phrase I’m not entirely crazy about…blowing up to the Internet right now. With good reason.

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The glaze consists of gelatin powder, various forms of sugar and condensed milk. Who knew what an incredible effect that could create in the right proportions?
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Even the multilayered inside of these cakes has a beautiful presentation.

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Christine McConnell: Deceptive Desserts

Posted in Books, cake, food with tags , , on April 9, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Deceptive Desserts is a new book by the amazing Christine McConnell.

Look at this nice, healthy bowl of fruit:
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PSYCH! It’s cake! Sweet, delicious cake. It still counts as healthy because it looks just like fruit though, right?
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Check out McConnell’s amazing images (including sneak peeks into the book) here.

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