Plush Pork

Sweetmeats

From conventional meats to organic, free-range, and grass-fed varieties, consumers face myriad choices that have complex ethical, health, and environmental consequences. But, what about plush meats? As seen at Cool Hunting, the Sweet Meats collection of antibiotic-free stuffed toys includes ham, beef, pork, ribs, and hot links shapes. Could a huggable stuffed pork chop be the answer to the omnivore's dilemma? What would Pollan do? Available in individual and family sizes from $19.99 at Sweet Meats.

 


Plush Pork

Sweetmeats

From conventional meats to organic, free-range, and grass-fed varieties, consumers face myriad choices that have complex ethical, health, and environmental consequences. But, what about plush meats? As seen at Cool Hunting, the Sweet Meats collection of antibiotic-free stuffed toys includes ham, beef, pork, ribs, and hot links shapes. Could a huggable stuffed pork chop be the answer to the omnivore's dilemma? What would Pollan do? Available in individual and family sizes from $19.99 at Sweet Meats.

 


Baby's First Bento

Babybento Just because your baby is still on pureed peas and rice cereal, it doesn't mean she can't begin her training in the finer points of Japanese dining. With this Bento Sushi Box Play Set (as seen at babygadget), she can practice away on plush versions of shrimp tempura, california rolls, sushi, and a big green ball of pain-free wasabi. Before long, she'll be ready for the real thing. $35 at The Spoon Sisters, sake not included.

 


Baby's First Bento

Babybento Just because your baby is still on pureed peas and rice cereal, it doesn't mean she can't begin her training in the finer points of Japanese dining. With this Bento Sushi Box Play Set (as seen at babygadget), she can practice away on plush versions of shrimp tempura, california rolls, sushi, and a big green ball of pain-free wasabi. Before long, she'll be ready for the real thing. $35 at The Spoon Sisters, sake not included.

 


Sweet Shot

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If you ever find yourself backed in a corner and threatened by a giant mug of hot chocolate, you can take comfort in the fact that this Marshmallow Shooter will fire a reloadable magazine of mini-marshmallows over a span of 30 feet in rapid succession. $25 at wishingfish.com.

 


Sweet Shot

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If you ever find yourself backed in a corner and threatened by a giant mug of hot chocolate, you can take comfort in the fact that this Marshmallow Shooter will fire a reloadable magazine of mini-marshmallows over a span of 30 feet in rapid succession. $25 at wishingfish.com.

 


Mini Mario

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So you can't afford Del Posto, but for less than $20, a wind-up version of Mario Batali can be yours. The officially licensed Food Flippin' Mario -- replete with red pony tail, shorts, and orange clogs -- shakes a bottle of olive oil and flips a pan of spaghetti and meatballs (see demo). But, shouldn't it be pici and duck testicles that he's flipping? According to Gearlog, the mini Mario is $15.95 and will arrive in stores after July 15.

 


Mini Mario

Minimario3

So you can't afford Del Posto, but for less than $20, a wind-up version of Mario Batali can be yours. The officially licensed Food Flippin' Mario -- replete with red pony tail, shorts, and orange clogs -- shakes a bottle of olive oil and flips a pan of spaghetti and meatballs (see demo). But, shouldn't it be pici and duck testicles that he's flipping? According to Gearlog, the mini Mario is $15.95 and will arrive in stores after July 15.