Tuesday, August 01, 2006

On the list of useless things I really want...

Taco Holders and kids! (in that order.) Look how happy these kids are. They aren't dumb. They don't take their tacos and all its toppings for granted. And they love their taco holders. And who wouldn't? What fun.

a more detailed description, as shown on http://www.lctproducts.com/, follows:

These patent pending taco holders are designed to hold 3 tacos upright for easy building and eating. They are dishwasher safe, microwave able and stack easily for storage. Best of all, they are unbreakable so they will last a lifetime! They work great with any size taco shell, even soft shells! They fit right on your plate so there is no mess spilled all over your table like the old metal racks do.

Have you tried the little paper holders? What a pain, always falling over while you're filling your taco. Plus, they get soggy and unattractive before the meal is over. Not any more! The Taco Tender has a wide stable base. No more spilled tacos.

Great for children too. They help little hands as they make their own taco masterpiece. Or, Mom can build all the tacos she needs at one time. You'll never eat Mexican food any easier.

The Taco Tender is a unique item. You won't find them in any store. They are only available right here. Shipping and handling has been locked at just $2.99 for any size order. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, simply return them for a full refund less shipping and handling.

Now, I have some issues/questions:

1. foremost, "Mom" can make all the tacos she wants? Oh, "Dad"s don't make tacos, uh, LCT products? And why does mom need to make so many tacos? For the entire family and all the neighborhood kids because that's what moms do? Or, more poignantly, that's what moms who have happy kids like those pictured above do. I love the taco "tender" idea but I am calling for a boycott!

2. even if i weren't boycotting LCT, I refuse to pay more for s and h than i do for the actual product. especially when whether you buy one or 50 taco tenders, s and h is only going to be $2.99. in other words, if you are a sad single sap with no family for which to make all the tacos you want, you'll seriously lose out on the s and h deal and end up overpaying. as if we single saps aren't already made to feel the financial pinch of our status from tax relief for the married. well, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

3. microwaveable taco shells are gross. they don't come out crispy. i guess, though, these tenders are oven-proof which is the only way to cook a taco shell.

So, before this deep analysis, i was quite taken with the taco tenders. I am glad I thought it out. I still sorta want one because tacos look cool in them and wouldn't three crunchwraps lined up in a taco tender look even cooler. I would take mine to Taco Bell and then not have to deal with the microwaveable but not ovenable problem. Maybe after the boycott of sexism ends...


Blogger Ashley said...

Seriously one of my least favorite words is tender. Say it three times in a row. Ewww. Interesting find! I love how the recipe corner just takes you right to the Ortega website.

9:53:00 AM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

i dont like hard shell tacos...only soft tacos or the kind that lay flat with the food on top.

11:50:00 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

you like hard shell tacos in crunchwraps, though.

tender is a dangerous word. rarely i think it provides a perfect discription. but not in the case of taco holders.

12:21:00 PM  
Blogger anne altman said...

2.99? run don't walk to your internet and order, no?
unless of course you don't have room in your apt. that i understand.

12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

i'd have to get rid of my cats, i guess.

cats or tacos. heartstrings...pulled...

1:23:00 PM  
Blogger whipcreamy said...

oh yes...forgot about crunchwraps....but i like them because they are contained.

2:05:00 PM  

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