Let Them Eat Cake: Evangelion Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 24, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Evangelion Chocolate Cake

The popular chain Lawson in Japan will be taking orders for Evangelion Chocolate Cakes which will be shipped right before Christmas! The cake (shown above) also comes packed with an Rei Ayanami figurine holding the “Spear of Longinus” (which as it turns out is a reference to the holy lance in the Bible). The cake is being produced by Bandi which apparently has quite a large business making anime themed cake and candy. Read more…

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate: The Food of Nerds

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 16, 2009 in Television

I hadn’t realized just how geek focused the early advertising for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups was until I came across these two spots: The first advert above is from 1980 and has a bit of a Star Wars feeling to it, while 1982 commercial below is inspired by the first generation of home videogames.

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Chocolate Cosplay: Sugary Superheroes on the Catwalk

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 30, 2009 in Comic Books, Fandom

This video is from a New York fashion show that showcases models wearing superhero chocolate outfits. The fashion show was part of the New York Chocolate Show last year (I knew I should have gone). I think the most delicious featured frock was Barbarella although the outfits for Wonder Woman and Iron Man were also tasty treats.

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It’s What the Astronauts Ate — NOT!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 31, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections

The Space Food Stick - Cover

It’s 68% instant energy! Space Food Sticks date to the golden age of NASA which happens to also be the dark ages of American nutrition. These “chocolate treats” were marketed by Pillsbury in 1969 and lasted until the 80s. Although what’s shocking to me is that you can still buy them online today!

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