This, sent into me by @moAKAnique…. is just great.
I’d seen this over the summer – because it came with a little bit of controversy – but I don’t think we’ve seen the last of it.
Meet…. The Candwich:
Is putting a sandwich in a can and calling it a “Candwich” the next can’t-miss billion-dollar idea?
Even if it is, investors in Utah who put $145 million in the hands of a money manager named Travis L. Wright will still have thinner wallets. A lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission says that Mr. Wright promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but that he put the money instead into Candwich development and other equally untried ideas.
[…]Meanwhile, the Candwich concept perseveres. The president of Mark One Foods, Mark Kirkland, who said he patented the idea of putting solid food in a beverage container with the slogan, “Quick & Tasty, Ready to Eat,” said Mr. Wright promised full financial backing for Candwich production that never really materialized even as investors did. He said he believed that canned sandwiches would ultimately sell, and hoped to go into production later this year.
The shelf life of a Candwich is excellent, Mr. Kirkland said.
A peanut butter and grape jelly sand– er, excuse me, — candwich, a peanut butter and strawberry jelly candwich (strawberry? oh, you fancy, huh?) and a BBQ chicken candwich? The shelf life is… excellent?
I’m sure it is.
So… even in the midst of all that drama, will the Candwich materialize and appear in our grocery stores? My gosh, I hope not. Mark One Foods, however, is planning a French Toast and Pepperoni Pizza flavor for its Candwich… so we’ll have to see.
Or not. Preferably not. My gosh, I really hope not.
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