9/19/11

Food & Drink #12: Gagtacular Gourmet


"These golden beads dissolve - actually pop-ity pop into noggy nutmeggy flavor."  If ever there was a bad idea, it was instant egg nog - sort of a Folger's Crystals but with eggs and dairy.

However.... wait a tick, my wife is telling me she actually loved these as a kid.  Her memory: "the crystals were the texture and consistency of Ovaltine, and it turned your milk lemon yellow.  It was tasty, and you could have it year round.  But truth be told, it was flavorful but tasted nothing like real egg nog"




That's Jell-O on top of that potato salad.  As to where the "grill marks" come from, is anybody's guess.  The crab meat salad issuing from the fish's gut in the background is a nice touch don't you think?  And look carefully, that faux fish pops up in the next completely unrelated and separate advertisement...


I like mayonnaise as much as the next guy, but entire molds made with it seems a bit much.  I'm sorry, but mixing it with gelatin and molding it does not mean it's going to taste good.  In fact, I'm pretty sure it's going to taste like hot sick ass.


This one's just a damn shame.  The cheeses above look mouth watering - but as your eyes drift downward, things get ugly. 

Just garnish with a sprig of parsley and a Tagamet HB.

15 comments:

  1. To me the grill marks look either like asparagus stems or perhaps anchovies with the heads and tales cut off. Especially once you enlarge it.

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  2. I remember that PDQ stuff too. Loved it! I always mixed it too densely and felt halfway sick afterward, but that was worth "paying" for the pleasure of the taste.

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  3. PDQ,I loved it, I used to eat it with a spoon. I also drank Hershey's Syrup and ate sugar and butter straight. When I came of age I drank 151 rum straight up. After lust, gluttony is my favorite sin

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  4. Gee, and I thought I was a bad girl because I used to sneak into the kitchen and scoop chocolate Ovaltine straight into my mouth. I loved how the malt crackled between my teeth. Actually, still do.

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  5. Chili Mac just isn't complete without a Chrysler symbol made of cheese.

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  6. Never, ever, EVAR do I get tired of disgusting retro foods! Thanks Gilligan.

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  7. Instant egg nog was incredibly good. The stuff we had might've come from the Jewel-T delivery man, or it could've been the PDQ brand. Yeah, dump a spoonful right into your mouth for a unique texture sensation and intense flavor party.

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  8. Looks like dill pickle spears in that yellow jello...

    I don't get sick of gagtastic retro foods either. The colors in the photos back then make them extra barfy, for some reason.

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  9. You all must adore James Lilkes then -

    http://www.lileks.com/

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  10. The PDQ mix came in both egg nog and chocolate flavors, and I loved it as a kid!

    The Chrysler logo cheese topping, not so much! ;)

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  11. I never ran across the Egg Nog PDQ. However, my sister and I used to love the chocolate PDQ. It was great in milk and as a crunchy, chocolaty topping on ice cream.

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  12. Lee in FloridaNovember 09, 2011

    This chick actually makes some of these nasty recipes, forces her husband to eat them, and takes pics of his reactions. Pretty funny stuff.
    http://www.midcenturymenu.com/

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  13. Its amazing how many things the makers of the recipes from this era find to suspend in gelatin! I love looking at these crazy recipes! I wonder if many people actually made them....

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  14. I'm in with the PDQ fans--loved it!

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