Marshmallow Ant Farm

Mark Blackwell
Submitted by Mark Blackwell July 26th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

I recently received these lovely “Marshmallow Farms” edible ants as a gift. Manufactured by Northbrook, Illinois’ New Era Brands, these tunneling ants indeed dig marshmallows straight into a brave new era. And as if the goofy smiling ants of various shapes and sizes aren’t enough, the back of the package features an ant-centric word search puzzle as well as engaging trivia such as “Ants have six legs” and the rather appetizing “Ants cannot chew their food, they move their jaws sideways, like scissors, to extract the juices from the food.” I love that the package points out that these are “artificially flavored,” lest anyone think they’re gonna be enjoying some natural ant flavor here. I have watched the so-called “Ant-ics” long enough (they’re still just sitting there behind the plastic making the same faces at me), so perhaps it’s time to dig in!

2 Responses to “Marshmallow Ant Farm”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    Excellent product! Two things to squish in one! Not that I was ever the type to step on ants.

    I love all the ants facts on the back. Also nice that they spared no expense and gave the head aunt a crown.

    When I see things like this I always wonder who sat around thinking of this combo?

    I’m assuming there are plenty of ants in the jungle.

    (The AWMOK Jungle Animal Petting Zoo is a scenic attraction whose cages are currently being filled to coincide with the release of the upcoming Pomplamoose with Allee Willis “Jungle Animal” VideoSong and online music game and contest. Jungle tamer, AWMOK creator, curator and charming hostess, Allee Willis, me, will be steadily leading jungle animals to their cages over the next 1-2 months or so as you bring them here until the song is released. If ever there ever was a category that was primed to be kitschified it’s that of “Jungle Animal” as all the stripes, spots and fur have been inspiration for designers since the beginning of time. I thank you all in advance for placing your jungle pets in such an illustrious cage as The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch. Keep them coming!)