During that all-too-brief window of time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s’ Day, unofficially known as “the holiday season,” it seems as if every single company in existence wants a piece of the action. From special sales at everything from car dealerships to mattress stores to holiday-themed paper plates, Christmas deals and special items are everywhere you look. This especially extends to food products, and some holiday food products are real head-scratchers.
Even bagel shops are getting into the Christmas spirit with plenty of them rolling out red, green, or red and green swirled bagels this time of year, colored with food coloring, of course (a pre-cursor to the equally mystifying rainbow bagel phenomenon). There’s something really bizarre about eating a bagel that turns your mouth green. We’ll be sticking with sesame.
There’s been a movement recently toward sweetly-flavored potato chips, and as far as we can tell, nobody actually enjoys eating them. But Pringles is pressing ahead with its annual holiday-themed chips, and this year it’s offering pecan pie, salted caramel, and sugar cookie chips. Because when we whip up a batch of potatoes, we always top them with caramel.
This holiday season, your Tim Hortons cup will magically transform your face into one of a handful of Christmas-themed characters, including a reindeer, a snowman, or a toy soldier. Except, it really doesn’t. Like, not even close. When it comes to this kind of thing, anything beyond a fake mustache on your cup just isn’t going to look too good.
Oreo has been coming out with these cookies for the holiday season on and off since 2008, and they’re way more complicated than they need to be. Sandwiched between the cookies are two different icings, one white and one red, studded with tiny shards of crunchy sprinkles. We’re guessing they gave up on trying to alternate stripes, so decided to just lay them side by side.
Concocted by an English retailer named GAME, this is an entire canned Christmas dinner made with busy gamers in mind. If you’re too bust playing video games to be bothered to join your family for Christmas dinner, you can just open one of these cans containing nine layers of food: scrambled eggs and bacon, mince pies, turkey and potatoes, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts or broccoli, roast carrots and parsnips, and Christmas pudding for dessert.