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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Ebay -- Croquette Babies and Velveeta Keeper. PLUS The Gallery of Regrettable Food

The Japanese version of Mr Potato Head??

I found this on Ebay and realized that some people have probably never seen one of these or would even know what it's used for.

This is a Velveeta Block Keeper. In some areas of the country, Velveeta brand American cheese still comes in a large block to fit inside this case (some of you may remember these from the days before Velveeta Singles were available). The dimensions are not listed on the auction but a Velveeta block measures approximately 3x3x10 inches.

Someone PLEASE buy me this book.

A little snippet for your enjoyment:

Good Lord, good Lord. This looks like . . . like Orson Welles' liver. Like a shaved Horta. Like a cinnamon roll made entirely out of horse fat and brown sugar. Like Jabba the Hutt's prostate. I don't know what the hell this is. Maybe a roast of some sort. If so, it's a good Depression-era diet aid: this is what you would eat if you had more money, so be glad you don't.
How could you not fall in love with a book that has this description for starters?

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