5 novelty food items that make perfect gifts
You could gift them… then again, you could keep ‘em for yourself
Fast food chains and brands have gone crazy for the merch this year and your holiday gift shopping will be all the merrier for it. But hey, these items are so cute / weird, we wouldn’t judge if you wanted to keep them for yourself. Here are five of the best novelty food items out there.
1. Biscuit pocket sweater
credit: Red Lobster
We’re officially into ugly sweater season now and we think this hideous number from Red Lobster might just… take the biscuit (we really couldn’t let that one go by). Not only is it adorned in snow flakes, lobsters, shrimp and biscuits, it has - wait for it - an actual biscuit pocket.
The pocket is insulated to keep biscuits warm for those all-important festive feasts. Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits sweater can be yours for just $39.99. It’s available while supplies last and we bet these are going to sell like hot cakes.
2. Breakfast onesie
‘Tis the season of loungewear and lazy breakfasts. So why not roll them into one with IHOP’s breakfast onesie? Covered in bacon, coffee, eggs, and of course pancakes, it will make you question why you ever wore any other PJs.
3. Ranch stocking
Ranch on tap: it’s what every holiday celebration needs. Hidden Valley have got all your ranch needs covered, with their limited-edition stocking — that’s filled with real ranch dressing. It’s so weird, I mean, *special* that you have to pre-order it. For $35 you’ll get a 15 by 7 inch plastic stocking that’s pre-filled with 52 ounces of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing, featuring a “functional pour spout at stocking toe.” And doesn’t every stocking need a functional pour spout?
4. Cheese ornaments
Cheese and the holiday season: they’re a match made in heaven. One simply cannot exist without the other. Aldi knows this, and that’s why this year they’ve created … the best ornament ever. That’s right, we said it. Aldi is now selling ornaments which have *actual cheese inside*. This is not a drill. Sensibly, the ornaments themselves are clear with a fairly plain snowflake design, so you’re under no illusion about what the real star of the show is. They contain a mild cheddar and a grass-fed aged cheddar. Hang them from your tree or use as a stocking filler - either way, they won’t last long.
5. Star Wars pressure cooker
Novelty meets function here (not that we’re saying cheese ornaments aren't functional, of course). This is the perfect gift for the Star Wars-obsessed foodie in your life. Williams Sonoma have a new line of their ‘Instant Pot’ pressure cookers that are Star Wars-themed.
Choose from five designs: R2-D2, BB-8, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and a Stormtrooper. As well as being totally adorable, these pots are a lifesaver around the kitchen, allowing you to pressure cook, saute and slow-cook just with one device.