Convenience foods for the end of the world

From canned sandwiches to sushi popsicles to canned elephant, a tour through the pleasures of food technology

Published July 30, 2010 11:01AM (EDT)

I tried to avoid this reality for weeks, but the buzz was deafening: We are now officially living in the age of the Candwich, where popping open a soda to find lunch inside is something we're supposed to want to do. But, friends, there is hope: We have survived the cultural apocalypses foretold by egregiously dumb convenience foods before, and here are a few choice examples. And if we are doomed, at least we'll have years' worth of this stuff lying around to keep our hollow, soulless bodies alive.

By Francis Lam

Francis Lam is Features Editor at Gilt Taste, provides color commentary for the Cooking Channel show Food(ography), and tweets at @francis_lam.

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