Weirdest Find Ever * Food & Drink

I am making a brief interruption of our regularly scheduled blog posts to share with you the weirdest thing I have ever come across in my 8 years of blogging. I just had to share it with you all.

all photos also found in the Walmart kabob search

As I was searching for some skewers on Walmart I put in the search "kabobs." You will never believe what came up at the very top of the search...... Hitler Kabobs.  Have a look for yourself. What?!  I had to read it re-read it and read it again. Is Wal-Mart really selling Hitler shaped meat kabobs?!? I am conjuring up visions of the nasty bits of meat heads lined up on a skewer lying dead next to some mushrooms, onion chunks and bell peppers on the grill with flames dancing around them taunting their doom.

I then immediately thought how on earth would a big giant corporation like Walmart sell something so first, horrible second, so completely gross.  My next thought was who would create such an unappetizing product and think it would really sell. What kind of person would buy this product. It was just so confusing. What would be their motivation to eat a piece of Hitler at their next BBQ. It was too horrifying to think about any longer.

It had to be a hacker. This is the only logical explanation of Walmart listing for sale some Hitler Kebabs for $11.98. I blinked and rubbed my eyes. Could it be I was not reading it right? But it is here listed at the very top, first product to come up on Walmart dot com when you put in the search for "kabobs."

I did a search on Google for "Hitler Kabobs." There had to be some sort of explanation. Google brought up nothing which is not surprising since the topic is definitely ban worthy on a search engine.

I looked at the page again. NO description and NO photo or image of the said kabobs they are selling to somehow explain this shocking product that is as plain as day on their e-commerce site. The most obvious clues as to what this product could be is in the related searches just below the listing. Look just below the product to see it yourself.

"Related Searches
kabob sticks
skewers for kabobs
shish kabob sticks
kabob rack
metal skewers for kabobs
kabob basket
wooden skewers"

That list made a pretty convincing argument there is clearly an implication that these are in fact some sort of meat or meat like product on sticks intended for eating.

No reviews. Not one person has tried the kabobs to give us a clue.

One more little trace of information was on the page. There is an artist? Who makes these kabobs? I image some food sculptor creating little ground beef Hitler heads to be skewered and frozen to send out to the Walmart masses. What is wrong with Walmart!?!

I searched the artist that was listed and come to find out that this is an audio book from a obscure German author with a book titled "Hitler Kebabs."  Finally an answer to this madness.

Major fail for Walmart and the Walmart ecommerce team. Lesson for Walmart and all marketing departments with ecommerce sites, make sure you add a description and image for ALL the products you sell. You never know when some well meaning soul will see the results of a computer generated listing and be horrified at the results like I did one Monday evening while looking for some skewers to make delicious festive party appetizers. Let's not go into the ethical implications of the whole situation. I wonder if they will ever notice.

by April Atwater

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Hot Spiced Apple Cider * Classic Recipes * Food & Drink

The weather outside if frightful. I cannot believe the massive snow storm that has hit Buffalo New York! There is plenty of snow swirling around the country this weekend including here at our home. We are expecting 1-2 feet of snow over the weekend.
With the beautiful chilly snowy weather I like to cozy up with a hot drink. Fall and Thanksgiving are the perfect time for a nice mug of hot spiced apple cider. I hope enjoy this classic recipe from our recipe box.

The Best Hot Spiced Apple Cider

  • 1 gallon of fresh pressed apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 whole nutmeg
  • 1 bit of cloves (more if you prefer a stronger clove flavor)
  • Zest of one orange
  • Fresh apple for garnish
In a large stock pot add apple cider. Bring to a simmer. Add fresh nutmeg, cinnamon, whole nutmeg, clove, cinnamon sticks and orange zest. Allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes to blend spices into the apple cider. Slice apples into thin slices. Garnish each mug of spiced cider with freshly ground cinnamon, nutmeg and a slice of fresh apple.  

SWEET TIP: If you are hosting a party and need to keep the Hot Spiced Cider add your ingredients to your crock pot/ slow cooker to simmer.
For a party spiked Hot Spiced Apple Cider add 1 cup of dark rum to the mix.


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