Human culture has reached a point of no return. The overwhelming barrage of Star Wars merchandise has pulverized the last remaining crumbs of our consumer dignity. Consider this product and cry with us: Star Wars Chicken Hot Dogs with Built-in Ketchup. And it gets worse.
The following photos were taken in several supermarkets in Hungary, just two days until the premiere of the new Star Wars movie. The movie's not even out yet, and it's hard to find food that's not Star Wars-branded. What's especially odd is that the new food items aren't even necessarily specific to The Force Awakens. Behold the force of Lucasfilm's marketing machine.
Star Wars Chicken Frankfurter Snack with Built-in Ketchup
Star Wars Foie Gras Cream (in a tube)
Star Wars Flavored Water (lemon, apple, and strawberry flavours)
Star Wars Multifruit Soft Drink (with surprise egg)
Star Wars Trading Cards
Star Wars Tattoo Book with Snack (which appears to be a surprise)
Star Wars Super Sweet Canned Corn
Star Wars Cereals with with Free 3D Pencil toppers
Star Wars Frozen Chicken Nuggets
Star Wars 1.5% Milk (in a box)
Star Wars PEZ Dispensers
I bought a few of these items and took a few shots in my Terry R. Home Studio. Feel free to share the photos with your friends!
"May the force be with you" - says the grey text in Hungarian
Collect all the toys!
The surprise is that you get three pieces of useless junk
The dark side of the Star Wars merchandise
The ketchup is strong with this one
A million geese cried out in terror…
…at the sight of Darth Vader Foie Gras
Liver long and prosper… wait wrong movie…
Action-packed sliced chicken breast
You get six slices per pack
And it's actually pretty bad
Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo