Christmas is coming, and while it’s nice to sit down at the table with your family as you stuff yourself as far as your elastic-waisted pants will allow you to, sometimes you just don’t want to be bothered. For those too busy playing video games to get up and eat a proper meal, Chris Godfrey has created the Christmas Tinner, a full Christmas dinner in a single can.
- It’s being sold at GAME. If you live in the US, you might not be familiar with GAME, which is a British retailer that sells — you guessed it! — video games and accessories. Given that Godfrey created this nine-layer Christmas dinner in a can specifically with gamers in mind, that’s the perfect location to put the product on sale.
- It’s nine layers of… deliciousness? Godfrey created a “nine layer, three course meal in a tin” to please all appetites. The first layer is scrambled egg and bacon, followed by mince pies, turkey and potatoes, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts with stuffing OR broccoli with stuffing, roast carrots and parsnips, and then Christmas pudding. Yes, all in one can.
- This is truly horrifying. I certainly don’t disparage canned food — there’s lots of good stuff that comes in cans. Beans, chopped tomatoes, corn… but not a full three-course meal! It’s just so wrong! And while there’s no doubt Godfrey created this “meal” to be very tongue-in-cheek, the fact that someone might actually want to eat this is truly disturbing.
- OK, to be fair, it may not actually be real. In fact, it’s likely just a clever hoax by Godfrey and GAME. After all, the product was listed as “SOLD OUT” on the website pretty much always, and now it’s been removed altogether. Something tells me that’s because it was never actually available, and for the sake of our stomachs and sanity, I think we can all appreciate the joke and be grateful it was only a bit o fun.