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Unsavoury Snacks: From Meat Sweets To Biohazards

by | 8th, October 2014

ANORAK looks at unsavoury snacks, from meat sweets to biohazards.

When we think of sweets, we tend to think… well, SWEET.

OK, we might think of a shrimp…

 

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…or a fried egg…

 

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But chcken, bacon, turkey or meatballs are unlikely to come to mind.

Which only goes to show how blinkered we are. There’s a whole world of candy out there, and much of it is wearing sheep’s (and pigs’ and cows’) clothing…

Let’s start with Sperry’s Chicken Dinner, which was launched in 1923. It claimed to be ‘nutritious’, with ads that promised ‘candy made good’.

 

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It’s hard to imagine a more unappetising wrapper, but the line continued for the next 40 years, inspiring imitators such as Thanksgiving Gumballs…

 

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…and the rather lacklustre-looking Tom’s Full Dinner…

 

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Since then we have seen the genre diversify, with old Anorak favourite Hearty Italian Style Meat Balls…

 

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…Cocktail Wienies…

 

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…and the admirably no-nonsense Baxon Candy (which apparently does actually taste of bacon)…

 

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The effects of all this are unclear. Viz’s Johnny Fartpants used to claim that ‘you could get your Sunday dinner out of that’ after one of his more pungent efforts.

 

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And now you can vicariously enjoy such scenes with…that’s right… candy underpants.

 

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If the idea of inappropriate food themes struck you as far out, think again. We’ve seen the future, and it’s visceral and toxic. Already on the scene are human organs…

 

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…crime scene scrapings…

 

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…and to accompany that blood, saliva and urine, we have some superb sugary spermatozoa…

 

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…And if it’s all too much for you, a few bags of this should do the trick…

 

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Bon appetit!



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