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97 Food-Imitating Products

From Banana Phone Covers to Cigarette Food Ads

— August 4, 2013 — Lifestyle
In honor of the FDA's recent announcement that items marketed as gluten-free can have up to 20 parts per million of gluten, here is a collection of food-imitating products.

Twenty parts per million is still a relatively small percentage of gluten. Given the popularity of gluten-free goods and the number of people self-diagnosing as having gluten sensitivities, we can expect a plethora of these products to hit the shelves. Who this could potentially present a problem for is the people who have extreme gluten allergies or uninformed bandwagon-ers who could become sick or outraged at this marketing.

This list contains items that look like food that aren't and food that's trying to be something different. Examples include food-imitating products like watermelon candle holders and coconut bowls. On the other hand there is burger-themed desserts and cheese that looks like waffles.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
97
Futile Fruit Vessels
Futile Fruit Vessels
The Starting Electronics Radio Controlled Watermellon is Purposeless
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96
DIY Nacho-Mimicking Bacon
DIY Nacho-Mimicking Bacon
These Bacon Nachos from Dude Foods Use Bacon Instead of Chips
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95
Melon Mimicking Bowls
Melon Mimicking Bowls
The Cantaloupe Bowl Successfully Hides Foods from Unwanted Moochers
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94
Spicy Peanut Butter Desserts
Spicy Peanut Butter Desserts
This Recipe by ‘A Beautiful Mess’ is Deceptively Sweet
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93
Parisian Pastry Hair Clips
Parisian Pastry Hair Clips
These Croissant Accessories by Scrummyland Look Absolutely Delicious
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92
Delectable Pastry-Shaped Cameras
Delectable Pastry-Shaped Cameras
The Doughnut Camera is Deceptively Delicious Gadget
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91
Felt Faux Food Toys
Felt Faux Food Toys
The Land of Nod Serves Up Some Playful Felt Sandwiches
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90
Alcoholic Fruit Toy
Alcoholic Fruit Toy
The Plush Vodka Spiked Watermelon is For Adults
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89
Edible Audio Wave Ads
Edible Audio Wave Ads
This Godrej Refrigerator Campaign Entices with Tuneful Kitchen Appliances
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88
Buttery Baguette Band-Aids
Buttery Baguette Band-Aids
The Toast Bandages Will Cover Up Cuts With Carbs
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87
Ice Cream Inspired Lighting
Ice Cream Inspired Lighting
The Statis Pendant Lamp Resembles the Sweet and Icy Snack
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86
Funky Fruit-Shaped Handsets
Funky Fruit-Shaped Handsets
The Banana Handset for iPhone is Sweetly Shaped and Ready to Use
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85
Breakfast-Imitating Fromages
Breakfast-Imitating Fromages
The Bread Cheese Waffle May Result in a Midday Heart-Attack
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84
Fast Food-Mimicking Pies
Fast Food-Mimicking Pies
Cakespy's Pie Fries Are the Ideal Celebratory Dish for Pi Day
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83
Dessert-Mimicking Bacon Feasts
Dessert-Mimicking Bacon Feasts
BuzzFeed's Bacon Pie Recipe Calls for Mac and Cheese
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82
Linguine-Inspired Furnishings
Linguine-Inspired Furnishings
BicubeDesign Studio Debuts its Carb-Filled Pasta Design Collection
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81
Deceptive Dairy Desserts
Deceptive Dairy Desserts
This Project Denneler Cheese Concoction Looks Like Pumpkin Pie
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80
Pinecone-Mimicking Bread Feasts
Pinecone-Mimicking Bread Feasts
Plain Chicken's Food Pull is a Nacho and Sandwich Hybrid
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79
Deceptive Mouth-Watering Wallets
Deceptive Mouth-Watering Wallets
This Taco Wallet Will Instantly Make You Drool
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78
Deceptively Fruity Fauxnuts
Deceptively Fruity Fauxnuts
These Lemon Cakes are a Healthy Donut Alternative
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77
Fruit-Infused Stationary
Fruit-Infused Stationary
The Fruit Block Office Memos from Paperable will Make your Day
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76
Fast Food Inspired Accessories
Fast Food Inspired Accessories
The Hamburger Scarf by Antoine Peters is Deliciously Chic
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75
Fast Food Device Dusters
Fast Food Device Dusters
The CK Burger is a Deliciously Layered LCD Screen Cleaner
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74
Tropical Fruit-Shaped Bowls
Tropical Fruit-Shaped Bowls
This Coconut Bowl Looks Like a Sliced Coconut
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73
Greasy Breakfast Ornaments
Greasy Breakfast Ornaments
Bacon Ornaments Can Help Fatten a Skinny Christmas Tree
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72
Deceptive Champagne Flutes
Deceptive Champagne Flutes
The Forever Bubbling Glasses Trick Drinkers
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71
Deceptive Breakfast Hand Cleansers
Deceptive Breakfast Hand Cleansers
Start the Morning Perfectly with the Bacon and Eggs Soaps
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70
Deceitful Burrito Cakes
Deceitful Burrito Cakes
This Clever Cake Idea Mimics a Mexican Food Favorite
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69
Illusory Serving Platters
Illusory Serving Platters
The PLANT Design Group Cheese Board Looks Like a Piece of Swiss
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68
Crafty Material-Made Meals
Crafty Material-Made Meals
Your Mouth Will Water at the Sight of the Felt Food from Cass Art
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67
Mimicking Cream-Filled Desserts
Mimicking Cream-Filled Desserts
The Twinkie Bundt Cake Satisfies Your Hostess Brands Cravings
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66
Designer Dessert Heels
Designer Dessert Heels
Karl Lagerfeld’s Ice Cream Pumps Will Cool Down Any Catwalk
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65
Dairy-Inspired Accessories
Dairy-Inspired Accessories
The Cheese Wedge Earrings are Campy and Fun
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64
Felt Feast Creations
Felt Feast Creations
Heidi Marie Makes Almost Edible Fake Food Delicacies
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63
Baby-Mimicking Pears
Baby-Mimicking Pears
These Baby-Shaped Fruit Found in a Biejing Grocery Store Are Rather Creepy
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62
Deceptive Dessert Burgers
Deceptive Dessert Burgers
The 'Chocolate Double Double Animal' Burger is Both Sweet and Savoury
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61
Gelato-Inspired Illuminators
Gelato-Inspired Illuminators
The Ice Cream Lamp from Fred Flare is Deliciously Bright
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60
Produce Memo Pads
Produce Memo Pads
The Fruit Blocks by Ko. Machiyama are Refreshing Stationery
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59
Film Hot Dogs
Film Hot Dogs
Serious Eats Creates Food Inspired by the Best Picture Nominated Films
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58
Realistic Faux Food Art
Realistic Faux Food Art
The Stephanie Herr Food Sculptures are Obscurely Appetizing
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57
Fake Food Flash Drives
Fake Food Flash Drives
4 GB of Chinese Mooncake
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56
Tasty Hamburger Ear Warmers
Tasty Hamburger Ear Warmers
The Burger Plush Earmuffs is a Winter Accessory for Food Lovers
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55
Fake Fruit Confections
Fake Fruit Confections
The Rice Krispie Treat Watermelon is Deceivingly Delicious
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54
Tempting Dessert Sneakers
Tempting Dessert Sneakers
The 5 Second Rule Vans Era Will Have You Drooling
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53
Sustainable Toys for Tots
Sustainable Toys for Tots
LoooLo Textiles' Play Food is Beautiful and Biodegradable
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52
Sweetly Iced Accessories
Sweetly Iced Accessories
These Frosted Doughnut Earrings are Terribly Tempting
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51
Appetizing Apparel Packaging
Appetizing Apparel Packaging
Heresod T-Shirts Look Like Dinner but Feel Like Heaven
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50
Banana Recreation Tables
Banana Recreation Tables
The Banana Pool Table is a Quirky Recreational Update
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49
Fruity Flash Drives
Fruity Flash Drives
This Banana USB Stick Features a Scrumptiously Fun Design
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48
Fruit-Formed Skirts
Fruit-Formed Skirts
The Reverse Watermelon Skirt is a Mouthwatering Must-Have
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47
Cigarette-Made Food Ads
Cigarette-Made Food Ads
The Share Air Campaign Hopes to Get Rid of the Stink
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46
Delectable Burger Memo Pads
Delectable Burger Memo Pads
These Fast Food Sticky Notes Will Have Your Mouth Watering
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45
Food Lover Audio Accessories
Food Lover Audio Accessories
These Mac & Cheese Earbuds From Fred Flare Share Tasty Sounds
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44
Aromatic Candy Purses
Aromatic Candy Purses
Look Absolutely Irresistible with the Scented Chocolate Handbag
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43
Deceptive Soup Cakes
Deceptive Soup Cakes
Machi No Kumasan is Offering These Realistic Looking Ramen Soup Cakes
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42
Deceptive Food-Inspired Soaps
Deceptive Food-Inspired Soaps
The Aubrey Elizabeth Apothecary Soaps are Surprisingly Inedible
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41
Deceptive Sandwich Purses
Deceptive Sandwich Purses
The 'Peanut Butter & Jelly Purse' Makes Your Favorite Sandwich a Bag
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40
Upcycled Fruity Door Mats
Upcycled Fruity Door Mats
This Simple DIY Tutorial Turns Unused Rugs Into Fruit-Shaped Door Mats
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39
Cookie-Concealing Confections
Cookie-Concealing Confections
This Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe is a Deceptive Dessert
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38
Deceptive Sponge-Inspired Desserts
Deceptive Sponge-Inspired Desserts
The ‘Popsicles’ Series by Putput Looks Good Enough
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37
Deceptively Deep-Fried Desserts
Deceptively Deep-Fried Desserts
Fish and Chip Cupcakes by Belinda Lo Looks Savory but is Sweet
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36
Funky Fruit Loungers
Funky Fruit Loungers
These Hudson Industries Bean Bag Chairs Emulate Some of Our Favorite Fruits
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35
Faux Food Fashion
Faux Food Fashion
Adorn Yourself With Adorable Culinary Accessories
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34
Fruit Inspired Office Essentials
Fruit Inspired Office Essentials
The Fruits Block by Ko. Machiyama is Refreshingly Clever
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33
Extravagant Burger Homages
Extravagant Burger Homages
Fat and Furious Hamburgers Honors Cultural Icons and Events
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32
Burger-Adorned Egg Ads
Burger-Adorned Egg Ads
Cossette's McDonald's Print Ad Paints Easter Eggs with Burgers
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31
Fruit-Inspired Foot Warmers
Fruit-Inspired Foot Warmers
These Cool Watermelon Knee Socks from Fred Flare are Deliciously Cozy
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30
Scrumptious Oversized Necklaces
Scrumptious Oversized Necklaces
These Cute Handmade Pendants Look Delicious
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29
Fake Food Flash Drives
Fake Food Flash Drives
USB Sticks To Sink Your Teeth Into
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28
Cute Cone-Shaped Chairs
Cute Cone-Shaped Chairs
These Unusual Bean Bag Chairs are Inspired by Ice Cream Treats
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27
Snack-Themed Bike Bells
Snack-Themed Bike Bells
These Cute Bike Bells from Poketo are Painted Like Fruits and Sweets
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26
Fruity Kleenex Boxes
Fruity Kleenex Boxes
Limited Edition Tissues for Target by Hiroko Sanders
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25
Giant Cerebral Fruit Desserts
Giant Cerebral Fruit Desserts
The Watermelon Brain is a Healthy Snack Alternative for Halloween
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24
Refreshing DIY Fruit Bowls
Refreshing DIY Fruit Bowls
This Lovely Painted Watermelon Bowl is Perfect for Summer Festivities
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23
Baguette-Holding Bags
Baguette-Holding Bags
This Bread Bag by Cyan Makes Carrying Baguettes Stylish
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22
Stealthy Snack Purses
Stealthy Snack Purses
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Wallet Sandwich Looks Deceptively Delicious
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21
Fruity Coin Purses
Fruity Coin Purses
The Pink Grapefruit Leather Pouch by LaLisette is a Juicy Gem
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20
Banana-Shaped Seating
Banana-Shaped Seating
The Zjedzony is Inspired by the Vibrant & Tasty Yellow Fruit
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19
Fruit Imitating Popsicles
Fruit Imitating Popsicles
Beat the Summer Heat with These Cute and Kitschy Watermelon Ice Pops
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18
Artistic Fake Foods
Artistic Fake Foods
The Peter Anton Sculpture Series Looks Good Enough to Eat
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17
Watermelon Eyelashes
Watermelon Eyelashes
The NYX Special Effect Lashes Add Some Spunk to Your Look
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16
Illusory Watermelon-Shaped Candles
Illusory Watermelon-Shaped Candles
This Fruity Scented Candle is Shaped Like Slice of Watermelon
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15
DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
This 'Evite' Pinata Ice Cream Dessert is Great for Festive Celebration
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14
Cushy Cake Couches
Cushy Cake Couches
Relax into a Deliciously Deceptive Donut Chair for Extra Sweet Dreams
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13
Babies Dressed as Food
Babies Dressed as Food
Martha Stewart's BabyBanquet
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12
Food Inspired Architecture
Food Inspired Architecture
Cafe Shaped Like Toast
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11
Fruit-Inspired Red Velvet Desserts
Fruit-Inspired Red Velvet Desserts
The ‘Watermelon Cake Pops’ are Adorably Delicious
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10
Deceiving Carnivorous Cakes
Deceiving Carnivorous Cakes
The Raw Turkey Cake is a Treat That Won't Give you Food Poisoning
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9
Fake Food Wallets
Fake Food Wallets
Toast and Bacon Wallets
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8
DIY Watermelon Cakes
DIY Watermelon Cakes
This Watermelon Cake Looks and Tastes Like Watermelon
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7
Melon Head Protectors
Melon Head Protectors
The Nutcase Watermelon Helmet Offers Fruity Cranial Security
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6
Fruit-Infused Fashion
Fruit-Infused Fashion
The Watermelon Levi Shorts by Suenos Gitanos are Juicy
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5
Banana Phone Covers
Banana Phone Covers
This Banana Phone Case is as Realistic as a Fruit-Mimicking Case Can Get
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4
Fast Food-Inspired Bed Sheets
Fast Food-Inspired Bed Sheets
The Burger Bedding Lets Sleepers Dream of Meaty Heavens
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3
Stale Bread Furniture
Stale Bread Furniture
The Baguette Tables by Studio Rygalik Raises Awareness of Food Waste
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2
Fruit-Shaped Juices
Fruit-Shaped Juices
Jooze Juice Boxes Are Designed for the Young at Heart
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1
Custom-Fit Pastry Packaging
Custom-Fit Pastry Packaging
The Triticum Bread Packaging is Ergonomic and Hip in Design
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