Food that eats itself

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Flickr user agmilmoe posted a delightful photoset of "Anthropomorphic Cannibalism," or food so delicious that it eats itself. Seen above, "Two Fisted Cannibal." Anthropomorphic Cannibalism (Flickr, thanks John Alderman!)

Previously on BB:
Suicide foods: eager-to-be-eaten food mascots


  1. Anthropomorphized food gives me the creeps. Never trust anything with a face that asks you to consume it.

  2. …Didn’t we have a BB piece a while back about a book where pigs go happily into the truck knowing and loving the fact that they were soon to be processed into sausages and pork chops? :-)

  3. I’ve always wondered about Mr. Crab and his crabby patties on Sponge Bob. Does he grind up his relatives?

  4. RAJIO @6, thanks for the link! I updated the post with a reference to a previous BB post about that site.

  5. For several years there have been at least three groups on Flickr devoted to food items eating themselves:
    Happy Ham–
    Scary beings Eating Themselves-
    Cut Me Wicked Servant–

  6. I always thought that the Famous Dave’s logo, featuring a chef pig barbecuing a full rack of baby-back ribs, licking his chops, to be particularly disturbing. However, not disturbing enough to resist partaking in the occasional garbage-can-lid orgy of meaty BBQ goodness every now and again.

  7. James Lileks (author of “The Gallery of Regrettable Food” and “Interior Desecrations,” among other titles) refers to these as Quislings. And yeah, they always give me the creeps, too.

  8. yeah, food mascots creep me out. Reminds me of the Foster Farms chickens.

    I like the Weinerschnitzel hot dog that doesn’t want to be eaten, or the Chick-fil-a cows that want people to eat chicken instead of them.

  9. “or the Chick-fil-a cows that want people to eat chicken instead of them.”

    …Those billboard cows caused a bit of a ruckus a few years back. One of the local fraternities went around town and stole 8 or 9 of them, and set them up in the frat house back yard having an orgy :-)

  10. Hi all, thanks for all the related links. I’ll start adding my photos to some of the Flickr pools where they fit in.

    I’ve been collecting these for a few years, they are relatively rare, but clearly there are others finding them odd, collecting and sharing them like I do.

    I’ll be adding a few more over the weekend.


  11. Almost all Richard Scarry books feature at least one pig eating or selling some sort of pork product. Re-reading his books is one of the nicer aspects of parenting.

  12. The hot dog is not eating the two little ones, he’s holding up his babies to entice you to eat them. Sheesh.

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