Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Father's Day Gift Idea #1

A former coworker of mine has literally carved a niche out for himself in the customized marshmallow-toasting equipment market, with Marshmallow Chef Sticks.

His invention got the attention of the author of Gadget Nation, a book about wacky gadgets, and his Marshmallow Chef Sticks are now featured prominently in the tome.

No barbeque setup is complete without a pair!

Think of the look on your Dad's face when he sees these sticks - it's like giving him carte blanche to be a kid again, toasting marshmallows and having a grand-old time.

Not that my own father needs any excuse to act like a child, as he would be the first to point out. (Hee-hee!)


Kitty said...

that's a pretty good idea, though skewers would work too, I suppose?

But there is something about holding a piece of wood, that refers back to the campfire.

cool that he invented something and made it real.

Spandrel Studios said...

Hi, Kitty. Yes, this guy is one of the most creative I've ever worked with... and detailed to the Nth degree!

He'll be the first to tell you that skewers' shorter lengths mean you're too close to the fire/flame, and with kids, that's always a concern.

I'm amazed at what people will dream up to solve a problem.