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The Perect Thanksgiving Dessert

If Turducken is Gluttony 101 then Piecaken is the Masters Thesis. A pie inside a cake layered on another pie inside another cake. As many layers as you like with as many different combinations as you can think up. Decadent and delicious! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Nov 25, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Food, Junk Food, Holidays

Hog dogs with a message

In 1990, the Viskase Corp. debuted a breakthrough in hot-dog technology. It had developed an edible ink that allowed messages to be printed onto hot dogs during the manufacturing process.

As far as I can tell, this technology failed to find a market. The NY Times reported that "the Viskase Corporation found no takers for its offer to print edible-ink ads on hot dogs."

Perhaps this was because a) what kind of message is best delivered via hot dog?, and b) hot dogs are usually covered with condiments, which would hide the message.

Image source: Newsweek - Jan 22, 1990

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Nov 14, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Food, Junk Food, Advertising, 1990's

Paddle Pops

More proof that everything is upside-down in Australia, as good old Popsicles become Paddle Pops.

Also, as in our previous entry on Gaytime Raspberry Roughs, I could easily imagine someone getting more than they bargained for when they requested a "paddle pop," especially if you went into a sketchy corner grocery store and asked for the flavor known as "dragon popper" and got some amyl nitrate instead.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 01, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Junk Food, 1960's, Australia

Follies of the Madmen #252

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Comics, Junk Food, 1960's, Parody

Ice Cream as Health Food


Original ad here. (Scroll to the left.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 13, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Advertising, Children, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930's, Australia


A solution without a problem. So much easier than scooping a dollop of vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer. Now with limited flavor choices!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 25, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Advertising, Chindogu, Junk Food, 1960's

Strange Snacks


You will certainly have fun browsing at the Taquitos snack site and reading their blunt appraisals. For instance, on the item pictured above.

Taste: Weird chemical taste. Crunchy and thick, but rather nasty.

Aroma: They smell like rancid oil.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Feb 13, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Foreign Customs, Junk Food

The Edibility of Animal Spleens


Read the whole four pages here.

A tip of the hat to pal Brad V. for finding this one.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 08, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Junk Food, Nineteenth Century

Spray Cake

Newly available: cake in a spray can. Just spray, microwave, and eat.

But, of course, you'll also need some spray can frosting. That's already been available for a couple of years.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Food, Junk Food

The Immortal Burger

David Whipple says he bought a McDonald's hamburger back in 1999, but instead of eating it, he kept it to see how long it would take to decompose. Fourteen years later, and the thing remains basically the same. It's free of mold and fungus and doesn't even smell bad. Only the pickle decomposed. []
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 04, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Food, Junk Food
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