Food that's shaped like...

How many times have you picked out a potato chip or any other food from a bag and it was shaped like one of the fifty states, or the exact replica of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary or one of our Presidents? I have eaten a lot of chips, always hoping to have that one chip that will make me rich, but, alas, the only thing I find in my chips are calories.

When I take road trips, I like to bring some snacks to keep me happy. I used to bring Entenmann’s chocolate covered donuts, Cheez-It crackers, and maybe something healthy–don’t judge me, this is vacation food. Since I became gluten-free, these foods just are not in the cards for me. Instead, this year, I brought some popcorn, rice crackers, and a really big box of Hot Tamales candy.

There is nothing like a long car trip to get your crave on. I did try the rice crackers—actually one cracker, enough said about that.  I thought about the popcorn, but I just kept hearing the Hot Tamales candy calling my name. If you are not familiar with the Hot Tamale candy, this candy is a cinnamon-spicy flavored chewy delight.


As I was eating far more than I thought I would eat, I grabbed another handful and there it was. Sorry, I must add a disclaimer here:

Some of this information may be inappropriate for those that are young or adults who have no sense of humor. If you fit into this category, please do not read any further…unless you are curious.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this–my hot tamale looked like a penis. I kept looking at it, thinking maybe I was hallucinating from all the sugar I just consumed. I needed confirmation. I showed it to everyone in the car. I was not crazy.

hot tamales

I did what anyone in my situation would do, I took a picture of it. I could not eat it, after all, I had no idea where that piece of candy came from and if it was even safe. For a fleeting second I thought maybe I could put it on EBay where all the other food shaped objects get sold. But reality then ensued, I realized this candy was not in the shape of a president, state, or religious figure. Who would even entertain the thought of spending money for this other than possibly Ripleys Believe it or Not?

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