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Food with faces

By Christa Terry

Sometimes I feel like there’s a vast unseen conspiracy to make the world much, much creepier than it already is. Why else would there be a movement to give perfectly good trees faces, turning them into horrible rabid monsters that scare passing children and yours truly? I mean, how about we choose one thing and DON’T anthropomorphize it for a change?

The tools of the facemakers!

Or not. Lee Valley Tools wants to help you turn your garden into a terrorscape of leering vegetables using just a few pieces of plastic. Much like the Bonsai Kitten kit, the Vegiforms kit molds your growing produce into a number of heinous, nightmare-inducing shapes.

Grow your own edible army…of FEAR BLEAH BLEAH BLEAH!

At about thirteen bucks, the cost is reasonable, until you factor in all the extra gardening you”ll be doing to appease your veggie overlords. In other words, you better pull those weeds, because they’re watching you…

Available in the form of an elf for shaping eggplant, melon, pumpkin, and squash, or the “pickle pair”, corncob or heart (makes heart-shaped cross sections when sliced) for use with cucumber, zucchini and summer squash.

The molds can be used repeatedly. With zucchini, you can create a new shape every week. They might even encourage children to eat their vegetables.

Or it just might encourage them to wet the bed!

5 Responses to “Food with faces”

  1. Twistie Says:


    These might well put me off my veggies…and I love my veggies.

  2. Glinda Says:

    Not. Enticing. In any way.

  3. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    LOL! I can just see someone rooting through their zucchini and summer squash, trying to catch the new growth in time so that they can put a plastic mold on. The heart-shaped one isn’t scary, but the others are just weird.

    Ah well. Most of the stuff at Lee Valley is beyond awesome, so we have to cut them some slack for the odd bit of fail.

  4. Leah Says:

    Maybe I’m not the only one to make this comparison – or merely the only one to *comment* on it – but the zucchini looks like… well… you know, when they make adult toys in some eastern countries, they have to put faces on them and sell them as “dolls” ’cause adult toys are illeagle… yeah… you get where I’m going.

    And no, I do not want my veggies resembling… you know.

  5. Jennie Says:

    @Leah…OMG you are right!!! LOL!!! Just **snorted** my Corona all over the place!

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