When I first saw these in the store I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“The long awaited battle between two culinary arch enemies can now begin. Mr. Bacon and Monsieur Tofu — are finally facing off. On one side we have Mr. Bacon — that happy-go-lucky slice of smoked meat with an “I dare you not to eat me,” smirk on his face. On the other side there is Monsieur Tofu himself — as healthy and nutritious as he is arrogant and self-righteous. So we have the King of Junk Foods and the Dark Duke of nutrition — And only one can dominate the food chain. Who will win? You’ll have to decide when you have these bendable characters fight it out. Mr. Bacon stands 5-5/8″ tall and Monsieur Tofu is a stocky 3-3/8″.”
Although tofu is one of the few health foods I actually like the taste of, whenever bacon’s in the ring I’m going to have to cast my vote there. I think bacon is the best tasting food in the history of food!
Of course there would be a bendable Mr. Bacon and Mr. Tofu. I’m always amazed at these kind of products. That someone thinks of it, actually goes and has it made, and people snap them up.
Mr. Bacon seems like he would be more fun to bend than Mr. Tofu.
I love the caption: “bendable & lots of fun wherever fun is needed”. I’ve always loved bendable toys.
Geez, the ‘stache on the tofu is killing me!
I seriously considered bringing these two home with me when I saw then in Arizona. I thought I could tuck the box under my arm and carry it on the plane home.
These are pretty adorable. Monsieur Tofu looks more like a ravioli to me.. and shouldn’t he be called Tofu-San? I don’t usually associate tofu with the French.
Great post…so cool!!.. At first glance, I thought they were salt and peppers shakers??
I’m a vegetarian and I prefer Monsieur Tofu. He looks like a sophisticated and good-for-you food, a bite-sized piece of serious nutrition. On the other hand, Mr. Bacon looks like he is up to no good (just look at that expression on his face), a greasy strip of pork fat that will play havoc with your cholesterol and clog up your arteries. When it comes to a throw down fight, it’s true that Mr. Bacon might win the first round cause he can wrap himself around any foe and he tastes so good (all that salt and nitrates), but in the long run, Monsieur Tofu will win because he fights clean while complimenting any healthy dish. In the end, Mr. Bacon is no match and simply crumbles.
You’re probably right.
I love how Mr Bacon has attitude, but Monsieur Tofu is outraged…I think the people who made these were biased! I agree with you, Michael and I’m glad you gave this some serious thought because now I can picture their battle! I’m a vegetarian, but I can’t deny that bacon still smells good to me when it’s cooking…Ya know, there is now some sort of bacon flavored salt that is vegetarian…I’ve never tried it cause it jsut creeps me out……