Let’s imagine you’re a gamer, addicted to video games and without any responsibilities for tending to a family for example. You’re able to sit on the couch and play your video games all day long, especially over the holidays where there is no limit.
Do you honestly feel like getting up to prepare Christmas dinner with all the fixings? No!
Enter the Christmas Tinner - Christmas dinner in a tin. Not just a “meal” in a tin – it’s a nine-layer holiday meal packaged in a tin can, made up of, from top to bottom, scrambled eggs and bacon, mince pies, turkey and gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts (or broccoli) with stuffing, roast carrots and parsnips, and Christmas pudding on the bottom.
The Christmas Tinner was a brief sensation back in 2013 with a limited release by retailer GAME in the United Kingdom. It was produced and marketed to gamers too busy playing video games to spend time making an elaborate holiday feast. The retailer found that 43 percent of gamers in the U.K. planned to spend most of the holiday season playing video games, according to CNET.
So they called their creation “the ultimate innovation” for those who “can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day.”
The product was apparently designed by graphic artist Chris Godfrey to be easily served right out of the can. The idea for the Christmas Tinner was reportedly launched after a survey found that one-fifth of female gamers in the U.K. have skipped out on special occasions, such as weddings and bachelorette parties to game. Meanwhile, half of all male respondents said they’ve turned down sex just to stay glued to their controllers.
Cans of Christmas Tinner were said to have been recently distributed at a GAME location in Basingstoke, England, and the company allegedly may make the product available at more locations nationwide for £1.99 ($3.25).
But something smells gross – and it’s likely not the product itself – this smells more like a clever hoax than a real product. But we can’t seem to confirm!
Whether it's a joke or not, what do you think about this idea - genius for busy people, or plain gross?