I love sharks. For whatever reason (Jaws), i became obsessed with them when i was a very small child (Jaws). Okay, so maybe the 1975 Steven Spielberg film Jaws had something to do with it. Best movie ever? Maybe. I like to think so.
Anyhoo! I’m a moth-to-flame when it comes to shark-related merchandise, so i decided to share some of my personal favorites to any of you fellow Jaws geeks out there. Or anyone else who may celebrate Discovery Channel’s Shark Week every year like it’s Christmas.
Shark Fin Ice Cubes
You’re guaranteed to get attention with these bad boys in your glass. Pour your drink, add a cube or two, da Dum…da Dum…da Dum… Dum dum Dum Dum… you’ve got a maneater swimming in your cocktail!
I can attest to these babies personally. They really do float like this in your glass, and it really does look that cool. Some cubes may start on their side, but once they melt slightly they’ll balance out and float outside of the liquid just like good ol’ Bruce the Shark. Even more fun is using syrups or other colored, freeze-friendly liquids! You can find them at Perpetual Kid for $9.99.
Pizza Shark Pizza Cutter
Who wouldn’t want a shark-shaped pizza cutter??? Seriously. This thing is pretty much the definition of cool. Besides, what self-respecting ocean predator wouldn’t want a slice of pizza pie? He’s just hungry, after all. Poor little fella.
I can vouch for this one, too. It works just as well as my overpriced Pampered Chef pizza cutter, and it makes me smile. My biggest gripe is that it’s odd shape doesn’t fit so easily into my utensil drawer. It’s a small price to pay for so much awesome, though. You can find him at Moxie for $12.95 and other online retailers – as well as some of your local kitchy/geeky stores for less.
The Chum Buddy
Dear gods i think i’ve died and gone to heaven. Or at least i would, if i had one of these adorable buggers!
You’re gonna need a bigger boat, because this whopper is 7 feet in length and completely hand-sewn. This enormous stuffed animal slash sleeping bag of sorts is available for pre-order from Patch Together. Do i want a Chum Buddy of my own? Like a freakin’ Great White wants a baby seal!!!
Who said sharks can’t be cuddly? Or cool? Or cut your pizza? Not me, that’s who!