Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Culinary Iconography: Mary and Baby Jesus Honey-Mustard Pretzel














Internet casino buys Virgin Mary snack for $10,600

"What it says to me is that this pretzel is so much more than an edible item. We only paid $3.29 for the whole bag," Machelle Naylor said.

The likeness of the Virgin Mary also was seen in the grilled cheese sandwich for which the Golden Palace paid $28,000 to a Florida woman last November.

The girl who found the "spiritual" pretzel can now buy that horse she wanted.
STORY LINK: USA TODAY

11 comments:

Stardust said...

The face on the grilled cheese sandwich (link) looks more like Greta Garbo to me.

Cassandra said...

Ok, that's it. I have some cooking to do! WTH?? I wonder if I can get Jesus to show up in a bowl of tomato soup...

Stardust said...

I think there is some money to be made here! LOL! I will be looking at my food much more closely from now on!

Marcguyver said...

This is sooooo completely ridiculous isn't it? I mean it just 'flys' in the face of all things reasonable!

Kevin Parry said...

I wonder how it tastes . . .

Kevin

Memoirs of an ex-Christian

Stardust said...

Kevin- that is so funny. I pictured some hungry person going up and popping the tasty snack into their mouth and mmmmmmm chomp chomp...yummy
:-)

I wonder if people in the factories who make these products are having fun trying to create images that might make the news? Being the creative person that I am, I know I would try it! LOL!

(I figured out how to make a face on a grilled cheese sandwich...use squeezable butter and draw out a face the skillet or griddle before putting sandwich on the pan. Let the butter get a bit dark and carefully lay sandwich on top of burnt butter...It may take several tries but it works. I will try to get a photo of it next time. I wonder if I could get enough money to go on a vacation or pay off my mortgage?)

Blueberry said...

I've got a couple of "sightings" for you, but neither are culinary (and I guess it's a matter of taste)

Jesus on dog's butt

And my very own, sent to me by my fundie aunt from her shower

Stardust said...

Blueberry - I saw the dog's butt one before. That Jeebus in the shower looks more like Lenin.

Anonymous said...

to say it looks like anything human is such an enormous stretch of the imagination. Looks like a Treble Clef to me.

Stardust said...

revenant - it DOES look like a treble clef!

The Alpha said...

What I find more disturbing than the fact that people look at these things and see a mircle is the fact that they are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a pretzel! It's a pretzel!!