October 18, 2008

pardon the interruption

In an effort to break up the butternut squash monotony, I bring you this public service announcement:


Beware of gelatinous sugar (of mania-inducing levels) cleverly disguised as a burger.

Although blatantly obvious upon closer inspection, this could easily be mistaken for a burger at first glance...


...if you've never seen a real burger.

No, a burger it is not. It is, in fact, a marshmallow designed to look like a burger, and it is pure poison:


To say that it would have you bouncing off the walls would be an understatement.

In other news, my rental car a couple days ago was a PT Cruiser, one of the most hideous automobiles ever created (in my opinion). Ridiculously enough, the clock inside was analog:


Who does that?

42 comments:

Dawn said...

Whoa look at the empty calories on that one!!!! scary

alexandra's kitchen said...

what do we put in our bodies?!! it's crazy how much sugar and preservatives and other cr@p we eat that we don't even know!

RecipeGirl said...

I was thinking it looked rather 'rubbery' in that first pic!

Rayrena said...

At first I thought it was a cake frosted to look like a burger! At least it's fat free???

Yeah, an analog clock wouldn't cut it on my book. I need to know what the exact time is when I'm running late!

noble pig said...

Hey no calories from fat!

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Dang, that looks dangerous.

Bunny said...

I'd be bouncing off the walls if I ate that! But then again maybe I'd get something done around here!

Melanie said...

That cheeseburger looks just slightly freaky. Thanks for the PSA.

OhioMom said...

Hmmmm, I don't know bout that sugar burger .. but I love the little PT Cruisers :)

Kim` said...

I can't believe it was an edible fake. I think I will pass on trying it that's for sure.

Robin Sue said...

Those marshmallow fakes taste awful too! Yeah the clock is a bit over the top, I bet it ticks too.

TeaLady said...

81 grams of carbs. I can feel my heart hurting. Does look like fun tho.

Shelley said...

I didn't know if it was real or not looking at it from the top. It kind of looked like there were sperm swimming on the bun. YUCK. Guess we know where my mind was, huh? Wow a marshmellow. Incredible.

Paula said...

Ugh! I hope my kids won't find this in their trick or treat bags! I actually like the retro clock. I have an oldfashioned style clock on the wall in my kitchen. It looks like a coffee pot! My watch isn't digital either!

Lucy said...

Wonderful trick of the eye! My spanking new MKZ has the same type of clock, duh!! ; )

Deborah said...

I used to work for a car dealership, and I drove a PT cruiser home one night. It was the first, and last time I will ever drive one!!

Pam said...

I think PT Cruisers are cute, what's wrong with them?

Lorraine E said...

I love marshmallows but mainly toasted and it would seem a waste to toast a marshmallow that has gone to all of the trouble of being made into a burger shape!

Emiline said...

Holy crap! That's a lot of sugar.

PT Cruisers are fugly. I hate them and I hope they disappear from this Earth. I would torch them all if I had the time.

The Blonde Duck said...

Nostalgia, I guess for the clock. Mostly old folks drive those things anyway.

I can't get over that marshmallow. You could eat a real burger for that many calories!

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giz said...

I nominate you for consumer watch. It never ceases to amaze me that money has no conscience - that in an effort to make money, companies think that killing their consuming public is really ok.

PT Cruiser - I just never quite understood what people saw in that boxy looking retro type thing.

Half Baked said...

Mmmm sugar and chemicals combined to look like a burger...YIKES! I'll pass on the "burger" and the PT;)

jodycakes said...

That made me laugh...yeah, ummm, 81 grams in Carbs...no thank you would rather eat an entire loaf of french bread!!! :)

My best friend from college names these PT Losers...Ha ha ha

Helene said...

This is weird. Have a wonderful Sunday!

linda said...

It looks more like a burger than a marshmellow, not very tempting to bite in though.
I like the looks of the analog clock but in practice prefer the exactness of the digital one.
Our (European model) Ford has an analog clock too btw...

Marjie said...

I'm so old that I just "know" what time it is glancing at the analog clock. My kids, raised in an era with digital clocks everywhere, don't feel the same connection, but at least they can use the analog watches I buy them.

My hubby's car is 30 years old, and the analog clock works perfectly. Mine's only 12, and I have to think about the digital. At least it's good for telling me how much time has elapsed.

TeaLady said...

From a fellow southerner, but still in the south, I left you an award. Hope you will visit my site and pick it up. Love your recipes, etc.

foodhoe said...

heehee that is hilarious! I'd have to put peanut butter on it. My poor husband Mr. K got a cruiser for a rental in L.A. of all places, and said it was worse than driving a minivan...

Lori said...

We had a PT Cruiser as a rental once, didnt like it either.

Have you seen that post by the nutritionist that ahs had the same Mc D's hamburger for 10 plus years, with no decomposition at all. She stores itin a plastic box, not in a refrig. EEE gats.

Louise said...

Those sugary little hamburgers do crack me up. Kids will eat the darndest things .. you know, who cares if it looks like a hamburger as long as it is packed with sugar.

Veronica said...

For some reason I love marshmallows, but I draw the line at marshmallows shaped like stuff-they always disappoint. I just happened to see a car today that's uglier than the PT Cruiser...the new Ford Flex...yuck.

MaryBeth said...

I thought it looked like one of those gummy candy burgers. It is cute but a killer.

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, that's a crazy sugar load!!!! Don't know that I'd want to try it though, looks a little scary.

Oh, I'm so sorry you had to even sit in a PT Cruiser, I dislike them too!!!

:)

~Tabitha

Krysta said...

i guess since the car is suppose to be old school they needed to put an old school clock in the car too? i wouldn't eat that marshmallow burger now but if i was a kid i would have been all over it!

Laura said...

Hysterical. I just made my first marshmallows of the season, in related news....

Y said...

Ewww wrinkly burger! The sesame seeds are a nice touch though :P

Cakespy said...

EEK! I love stuff that doesn't look like what it really is! Especially when it's actually sweet when you bite into it! Sweet, sweet poison.

kimberleyblue said...

I've seen those burgers around - that calorie count is crazy! I'd rather eat a real burger.

hot garlic said...

My kids just got some gummies that were similar. I just can't bring myself to try a milky or opaque looking gummy. It's just not right. I feel the same way about mallows.

LyB said...

LOL! That marshmallow burger is funny! I know a few kiddos who'd like their mom to allow this kind of thing. She definitely will not. :)

Lore said...

I thought something diddn't exactly look like it should've.

Jeanne said...

That marshmallow burger is fascinating yet disturbingly... wrong. Don't suppose it's nutritionally much worse than any other marshmallow though.

We've had PT Cruisers as rentals twice and found them to be very comfortable for long road trips. I quite like the retro styling, but I guess that's a matter of personal taste :)