Welcome to the 5th installment of the Worst Toys of 2012.
If you missed the previous “winners,” please check out the following:
Today, I am giving out the Plastification Award. The Plastification Award is given to a toy that uses a ridiculous amount of plastic to do almost nothing. In short, it’s a waste of polymers.
Without further ado, then, I give you the winner of the 2012 Plastification Award: Just Like Home’s Dessert Play Food.
Five reasons why Dessert Play Food should become extinct:
1. Appearance. The donuts are the colour of dung.
2. Classification. At a local toy store, Dessert Play Food was filed under “Fruits and Vegetables.” Hey, if the Canada Food Guide adds this to its pyramid, my twins might stand a chance of getting their vegetable quota.
3. Hockey. They resemble hockey pucks more than actual food.
4. Jamie Oliver. Dessert Play Food is marketed under the brand, “Just Like Home.” I’m pretty sure that donut breakfasts like these are making Jamie Oliver (of American-Food-Revolution fame) turn over in his grave. I know…Jamie Oliver isn’t dead. But if he eats too many plastic donuts, he will be.
5. Market. Who’s going to buy plastic Twinkies, Ho Hos, and Ding Dongs now that Hostess USA is liquidating? If no one can buy the real ones, who’s going to buy the fake ones? Furthermore, can anyone tell the difference?
What uses can you think of for Dessert Play Food
other than using it as a hockey puck?
PS. Dear Dad: Happy Birthday! I didn’t send you a card. Or plastic donuts. Love, the girl you wanted to name Barbara.