A Culinary Adventure, From Gardens and Markets to Restaurants and Home Kitchens
Jun 4, 2013
09:34 AMLocal Flavor
We all could use a little comic relief. And perhaps surprisingly, perusing the grocery store shelves can offer a laugh or two. Over the past few weeks, I have been looking at food in new ways, noticing the humorous names of some food products—the jokes ranges from silly to a bit gross, and possibly inappropriate. Multi-taskers can now double their grocery shopping rewards—food and laughs.
Okay this name is innocuous, but I still can’t get over this kid’s snack sounding
like a chapter out of a college biology textbook.
2. Bimbo Bakeries
Perhaps the name comes from the airy texture of the bread? At any rate, us blonds can
rest assured that the word bimbo originally referred to an “inconsequential” man.
3. Fried Stick
Well now, that just sounds downright delicious. If you are in
the woods, starving, with nothing but cooking oil.
Actually an air freshener that I spotted in a taxi in Mali. If you're familiar with the slang
term for the skin on your elbow, I’m sure you can figure out why I found this funny.
5. Crispy Rolls
I do love the flavor of pandan leaves, but it loses something when you refer to it as “pandanus” flavored.
6. Vegetarian Steak
Tricky, but if you look close enough, you’ll see it looks nothing like steak. Or anything else I recognize.
7. Freekeh Roasted Green Wheat
Not sure what makes this so freaky, but seeing as it’s so healthy, I might be willing to find out.
8. Miscellaneous by Weight
Whatever random product this is, it weighs less than a pound.