Gamer Grub: First choice or last resort?

If the world didn’t end when Cheeseburger in a Can showed up on the market, then it certainly won’t end now. This is a “food” item that is catering to a target market that I just can’t seem to figure out. Who exactly are they trying to sell this stuff to? Is it lazy gamers or maybe neat freaks or or could it be post-apocalyptic people or  possibly people who hate to prepare food? I think I figured it out – people who don’t have any clean dishes left in the house.

These would be the perfect choice for a meal when every single dish that I own is in the dishwasher and I am completely out of liquid dish soap so washing a dish or two by hand would also be completely out of the question. That has to be it – that has to be the niche that this product is catering to.

Here is the current list of all of the flavors:

  • Action Pizza: Pizza Cashews & Pitas, Tomato Sesame Sticks, Tomato Almonds, Cheese Pitas and Mozzarella Peanuts. (What exactly is a “pizza cashew”?)
  • Racing Wasabi: Wasabi Soy Almonds and Peanuts, Wasabi Peas, Honey Mustard Sesame Sticks and Pita Chips.
  • Strategy Chocolate: Almonds, Chocolate Raisins, Cherries, White Chocolate Chips.
  • Sports PB&J: Peanuts, Peanut Butter Chips, Strawberry Jelly Chips, Bread Cubes.

They only have the four flavors right now, but the creators of these snack foods have a blog post that asks for people to share their favorite flavor and/or lets you suggest more flavor combinations for them to make. I think they should add an order form for you to order your custom flavor combination and have it shipped directly to your house in whatever quantity that you desire.

I seriously think I want to try the Strategy Chocolate, but these are not available until 2009. So unless someone sends me some to test out and share, I’ll just have to wait until next year.

Found on Gizmodo.

One Response to “Gamer Grub: First choice or last resort?”

  1. […] Belhoste, however, sees another market: I think I figured it out — people who don’t have any clean dishes left in the house. These would be the perfect choice for a meal when every single dish that I own is in the dishwasher and I am completely out of liquid dish soap so washing a dish or two by hand would also be completely out of the question. That has to be it — that has to be the niche that this product is catering to. […]