Thursday, December 23, 2010

Truly All-You-Can-Eat

It's been my long-stated goal to open a restaurant where you can eat everything — the utensils, the napkins, the plates and the glasses (in addition to the food, but that's almost an afterthought). It would be called "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing"...well, as soon as I can get the licensing cleared up with the Bayer corporation, which owns Alka-Seltzer.

But I've struggled with the problem of how to serve drinks. One option: having the waiters carry around canisters on their backs and shoot liquid down patrons' throats. Another idea was to make the place freezing and serve drinks in ice glasses. It's been noted that neither of those methods is especially practical.

So I was excited to discover these edible glasses made of Jell-O.

They're called Jelloware, and the inventors are currently raising money on the Kickstarter site so they can grow the business.

I guess the main question is whether they own the rights to the Jell-O name. I don't want to be sued by Bayer and Kraft Foods simultaneously!