INEDIBLE THINGS I WISH WERE EDIBLE
@tothemaxxx 's list of drinkable hand soap brought me back to a NewYear's Eve conversation with my 10 college roommates, circa 1996. Here's what I recall: feel free to add your additions/confessions.
- •Rubber bandsIf you've ever folded a tan rubber band in half, and in half again, etc., until you had a chewy hunk of phyllo dough, you know what I'm talking about.
- •Styrofoam packing peanutsYes, I know that some of them are made of corn-starch and are semi-edible. I'm not interested in those. I'm talking about the squeaky, non-biodegradable type. Like puffy, white cheese curds!
- •MarblesCool and minty. Some taste like butter.
- •Pencil shavingsTastes like toffee - crispy and flaky!
- •DreidelsLike fruity "Now and Laters," but don't stick to your molars.
- •Wrist sweatbands (clean)Puffy with a satisfying chew.
- •Bike reflectorsOrange and cherry-flavored but with a crisp, honeycomb texture.
- •Chuck Taylor shoe toesChewy and astringent. Satisfying between meals.
- •Ponds (TM) cold creamLike it sounds.
- •Pink Pearl EraserThe dry wine equivalent to chewing gum or taffy. Not overly sweet but very satisfying to chew and eat. Hints of strawberry, rose and pencil shavings (the non-edible kind).Suggested by @eatthelove
- •And for dessert...the old-school PBS logo.Someone threw this into the mix and it derailed the conversation for a while as we debated what it would taste like. There was no consensus. Some thought it would be crispy and sweet, others thought it would be dense and purfumey, like wax-lips. All agreed, however: the blue P-head would be the best part.
- •GreeniesSuggested by @mattselman
- •This ping-pong paddleServing suggestion