Play with your food: The Reuben sandwich kit
|A deli in a kit!|
Sometimes food manufacturers take their inspiration from the toy industry and create products that combine culinary ideas with playtime. In the 1960s there was “Shake-A-Puddin'” (“Milk and powder go in the cup, snap on the lid and then you shake it up!”) and Space Food Stick, which had the consistency of Play-Doh and could be bent and molded into rings, bracelets or stick figures. And don’t forget that fabulous edible science experiment: Jiffy Pop.
Other concepts are decidedly more adult. For instance, there’s a Reuben sandwich do-it-yourself kit — just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.