Our generation* has seen many brilliant innovations. The most fabulous one of them all (at this moment, in my head, at least) is the ‘container filled with stuff made from that stuff’ invention. I will now attempt to list as many as I’ve been able to think of in the last two minutes.
First, we have the corntainer filled with corn. ‘What is a corntainer?!’ you may be asking. Well, I shall tell you. A corntainer is near identical to the similarly-named ‘container’, except that instead of being made of plastic, it is (mostly) made of corn. Captain Planet is really into these types of containers, as they biodegrade very easily. In any case, just imagine having a corntainer into which you store…corn! The mind boggles, it really does.
Next up, there’s the turducken. Meat stuffed in meat stuffed in meat. Or, more specifically, a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey. How nutty is that? I’ve never tried it myself, but must confess that I am rather intrigued by the concept. Particularly interesting on the Wikipedia page is the mention of the record for stuffing creatures inside of other creatures, set in the early 19th century in France, involving “a bustard stuffed with a turkey, a goose, a pheasant, a chicken, a duck, a guinea fowl, a teal, a woodcock, a partridge, a plover, a lapwing, a quail, a thrush, a lark, an Ortolan Bunting and a Garden Warbler.” Talk about a Russian doll dinner!
And next, we have my personal experience with the ‘thing inside of thing’ phenomenon that I just made up. Chocolate, sitting in a container made of …(da da dun!) chocolate. It’s glorious, really.
This particular instance was acquired at For The Love of Chocolate. Through some really bizarre happenstance of fate called ‘everyone decided to give us chocolate for Christmas’, we ended up with three such chocolatey containers. I took a picture of this one as it was the largest and most festive. In any case, we have a system for eating it. Drew mostly eats the box, as he prefers a solid chocolate experience, and I mostly eat the innards, as I prefer a ‘chocolate plus crispy and/or nutty things’ experience. It works out well. In any case, this is far more delicious then the more standard sorts of boxes made of cardboard. Mind you, they do have more fiber, but are far less delicious than these newfangled chocolate boxes.
*I actually don’t know if my particular generation made this very vague innovation, as I’m too lazy to put any actual research into this. In fact, after my two minutes of thinking, I’m rather confidant that this practice has occurred for far longer then I’ve been around, or will be around, for that matter. I will, however, nonetheless assume that no one cares about the subject enough to dispute me.