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The Octodog

 - Mar 18, 2008   Updated: Jul 12 2011
Are you always looking for a creative way to get your kids to eat what's on their plates? Well here's the Octodog! It changes ordinary frankfurters into fun food. Slide the tube over a raw wiener and the Octodog's blades divide it into eight tentacles. A punch makes a pair of eyes in your creation. When you cook it, voila! an octopus your kids will love to devour. Maybe.

Implications - Products featuring an element of whimsy are appealing to kids with picky appetites. Parents trying to get their kids to consume a wider range of items are attracted to designs that help with this through using humor. In order to attract more buyers, a company could focus on this use of entertainment.