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30 Deceptive Delectables

Food that Looks Like Something it Isn't and Vice-Versa

— November 9, 2010 — Lifestyle
Though the concept of deceptive delectables may be confusing at first, it really is quite simple and surprisingly common. Deceptive delectables are foods that look like something they aren't, or something that looks like food, but is in fact inedible.

This compilation of deceptive delectables ranges from edible handbags to papercraft meals and will have you playing with your food.

Implications - The rise in popularity of gastronomy and the accessibility of haute cuisine has inspired culinary artists to rethink food presentation. Deceptive ad campaigns, hybrid foods and innovative packaging designs that transform food into edible works of art are just some of the creative manifestations that reflect our epicurean culture.
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Coffee Cup Biofuel
Coffee Cup Biofuel
University of Manitoba Microbiologists Turn Tim Hortons Cups Into Ethanol
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Rockstar Pastry Portraits
Rockstar Pastry Portraits
Rolling Scones is a Baked Good Homage to Rock Royalty
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Blended Burger Brews
Blended Burger Brews
The Jamba Juice Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie Ad Will Make You Cringe
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Booze Fritters
Booze Fritters
Mark Zamble Creates Deep-Fried Beer Pockets
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Breakfast Body Washes
Breakfast Body Washes
This Bacon Soap is Guaranteed to Keep You Awake in the Mornings
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25
Meal-Inspired Rings
Meal-Inspired Rings
Wear Your Lunch on Your Finger with the Series 3 Drive on Thru Rings
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Tasty Food Peripherals
Tasty Food Peripherals
Satisfy Your Burger Craving With the Hamburger USB Memory Stick
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Pork-Flavored Caffeine
Pork-Flavored Caffeine
Boca Java Makes Maple Bacon Coffee for Meat Lovers
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Breakfast Hamburgers
Breakfast Hamburgers
The Pop Tart Quarter Pounder is a Sugar and Beef Infusion
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Porky Celeb Portraits
Porky Celeb Portraits
The Bacon Kevin Bacon Statue Will Raise Money for Charity
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Dessert Chicken Hybrids
Dessert Chicken Hybrids
American Cupcake Introduces the Red Velvet Fried Chicken
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Sugary Bacon Treats
Sugary Bacon Treats
Satisfy Your Food Cravings with the Chocolate-Covered Bacon Skewers
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Canned Food Kermits
Canned Food Kermits
Annual International 'Canstruction' Food Drive Returns
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Gruesome DIY Goodies
Gruesome DIY Goodies
Blood Slide Candy in Honor of the 'Dexter' Season Premiere
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Edible Cheesy Billboards
Edible Cheesy Billboards
The Prudence Staite Virgin Mobile Campaign Uses 10 Types of Cheese
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Wearable Cuisines
Wearable Cuisines
Eat What You Wear With Emily Crane Haute Edible Couture
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Bizarre Food Hybrids
Bizarre Food Hybrids
Spaghetti Tacos are Slowly Taking the Country by Storm
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Tasty Typographic Meals
Tasty Typographic Meals
German Burger King Advertising Campaign Serves Typeburgers
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12
Canned Sandwiches
Canned Sandwiches
Candwich Serves Up PB & J in a Super Convenient Way
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11
Junk Food Vegetables
Junk Food Vegetables
The Baby Carrots Campaign Aims to Help Kids Eat Healthier
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10
Shiny Metallic Foods
Shiny Metallic Foods
Edible Bling Spray Turns Everything to Gold
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9
Tasty Couture Books
Tasty Couture Books
'A Matter of Taste' by Fulvio Bonavia is Fashionably Appetizing
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8
Shocking Breakfast Foods
Shocking Breakfast Foods
Man Discovers a Used Tampon in his Cereal
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Tasty Origami Eats
Tasty Origami Eats
This Papercraft Breakfast by Paper Donut is an Inedible Treat
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Bacon-Donut Burgers
Bacon-Donut Burgers
Crave Shack Serves Up Culturally Sensitive Heart Attack Fare
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5
Utensil Tortilla Chips
Utensil Tortilla Chips
Spoonachos by Denis Bostandzic are Made to Shovel Delectable Nachos Better
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4
Mini-Me Morsels
Mini-Me Morsels
DIY 'Cupcake' Cupcake Toppers are Trippy Dessert Doppelgangers
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3
Cuisine Phone Sleeves
Cuisine Phone Sleeves
The iPhone 4 Food Cases Look Real Enough to Eat
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2
Edible Fashion Accessories
Edible Fashion Accessories
Fulvio Bonavia Creates a Tasteful Collection of Photos
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Dinner Plate Portraits
Dinner Plate Portraits
Photographer Marcel Van Der Vlugt Puts Food on Faces
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