Nom or Vom: Babe, Pig in the Costco

“There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they’d be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back.” Until now, molded into the shape of piglets for your oven-roasting pleasure and Thanksgiving delight.

Pros: This is probably the only time you’d be able to say “Oh man, I’m so hungry I could eat a whole pig” and actually be able to do it, you don’t win friends with salad, as far as hog faces go the molded piglet face is cuter than the porchetta face.

Cons: Would you even be able to take a bite without hearing “Baa Ram Ewe”?, once you’ve started on the molded food craze your table will be covered in turkey shaped butter and jello molded into hooves, also kind of looks like a naked puppy which adds a whole new dimension to your holiday table.

Would you eat this?

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10 Comments Nom or Vom: Babe, Pig in the Costco

  1. Evan November 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I can’t see how you would have an issue eating a baby pig if you would eat veal… I would eat that baby pig in entirety!

    1. Mellzah November 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm

      Veal is one of the few things that I have refused to eat even though I’ve heard it’s super delicious. This isn’t even baby pig, though, it’s pig slurry pressed into baby pig form!

  2. Chris November 17, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Meat that has been chopped up and molded makes me very nervous about the ingredients, so I go for the “hacked out of the beast” shape every time.

  3. Sarah in CA November 17, 2011 at 2:12 am

    They also make a turkey breast mashed into a roasted turkey looking mold.
    I’d eat either one.
    It’s the same crap you’re eating when you get deli meat anyway, but at least this way it’s cute in a novelty kind of way.

  4. Salanth November 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

    More or less a pig-shaped sausage.

    1. Mellzah November 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

      It’s like a super hot dog–all it needs is a giant bun!

      1. MsChilePepper November 17, 2011 at 8:11 am

        All we need to do is mix up a batch of Emily’s challah of doom and BAM! Giant hot dog bun!

        I can see how this wee piggie would be excellent for traumatizing my nieces. I mean, the very idea of eating lamb makes their little bottom lips quiver, can you just IMAGINE how much this would freak ’em out? 😀

  5. epiphannie November 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    This is the start of getting us Americans used to the idea of eating animals in whole form again and should be considered both delicious and a good civic deed. For, once our dollar is completely flushed down the toilet and we begin working for chickens…we will be faced with killing, plucking and gutting them. Pigs? They’re more valuable, so this is practice for the future lah-dee-dah types.

  6. Tonya November 19, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Maybe, but only with a blindfold. I do have a serving suggestion, though. Put it in the center of the table in one of those giant glass jars and filled with liquid (kinda like they do with pickled eggs). Then it’d be dinner for SCIENCE!

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