Last month I wrote about White Castle’s Valentine Dinner packages, but I really think I’ve found something even more romantic to the fast food lover.
It seems in the Asian country of Hong Kong, wedding couples can say, “I Do,” to more than just supersizing their meal.
They can now hold their wedding underneath the Golden Arches.
That’s right, starting at HK$9,999 (approximately US$1,282), you and your significant other can get married at McDonald’s.
- 2 hrs of venue renting to hold the event at the restaurant
- 50 invitations
- Up to HK$3,000 in McD’s food (approx. US$385 – wonder if they have a value menu in Hong Kong?)
- Happy meal toys McD-themed wedding gifts for up to 50 guests
- Wedding decorations
But the best items of the package? You get a pair of McDonald’s “balloon wedding rings” and a “cake” make out of boxes of McD’s apple pies.
Snazzy and romantic, or what?
Oh, and if you forgot to buy a wedding dress in all the excitement of having your nuptials at the fast food giant’s dining room, you can rent or buy a wedding dress from them, made completely of balloons.
Wonder if I can buy a dress without getting married?
I suppose, it’s a far cheaper price tag than having a traditional church-based wedding. But it’s a lot harder to toast the bride with super-sized cups of Coke.
[photos courtesy of McDonald's Hong Kong]
As a writer, I get inundated with press releases for just about everything. But even with this onslaught of regular information, I still have to stop once in a while and say “you’ve got to be kidding me.” Or words to that effect.
This is one of those times.
I received a note to check out a book on lulu.com that features recipes using an unusual ingredient. I think the cover speaks for itself:
I flipped through the page reader on the site, to see if this was a serious book or one meant as a joke. It appears to be presented as a real cookbook, complete with color photos of the “finished” dish.
So once I got past the “ewwwww,” “ick” and “oh hell no!!!” reactions, my first thoughts were these:
- What about the health concerns? STDs? Other diseases that can be spread via body fluids?
- Who would actually intentionally eat food containing sperm? I mean, there are people who eat foods like Rocky Mountain oysters (bull testicles), but would even Andrew Zimmerman (of TV’s “Bizarre Foods” fame) balk at this ingredient?
- Why would someone create a whole cookbook around sperm…and who did the taste tests for the book? “Wanna come over and help me with my recipe book about semen?”
- Am I the only one who can see the opportunities for nasty pranks on people with these recipes? “Hey, how are you enjoying the dipping sauce? Wait until I tell you the secret ingredient…”
- Speaking of “secret ingredients”…is this the one you’ll never see used on Iron Chef America?
I’m curious as to what y’all think. Would you ever use a cookbook like this or consent to eat a dish prepared from it?
Interestingly, the recommendation area of the page says that people who bought this cookbook also bought “Cooking with a Serial Killer.” Another round of “ewww,” anyone?