Texas Shaped Stuff

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The entrance to the Walmart in Kerrville, Texas

Here it is – what you’ve all been waiting for. The Texas Shaped Stuff post. It’ll be a mix of products that are both in the shape of Texas, as well as those that use either the state flag or the shape of Texas in their advertising.

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When you’re buying sausage, don’t you feel more secure if you see the little shape of Texas? I’m still not sure about this one.

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When I posted this elsewhere, someone mentioned that this hot sauce isn’t even produced in Texas. I suppose Texas Pete would rather we not talk too much about that.

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The German here (Oma is German for ‘grandma‘ and Opa means ‘grandpa‘) mad me smile. And I like both Habañero peppers and garlic. Wait, I can get bother together? All the better.

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Hot sauce. The mild one’s for Wannabe Texans and the Medium for Naturalised Texans. What do you think about that?

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And more meat? There’s always more meat. In Texas, there’s rarely a lack of meat. And if the shape of the state of Texas is on the package, it’s more likely it’ll sell.

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And once you’ve got all that meat, you really need the grub rub. How long since you’ve had your grub rubbed? That very well may be too long.

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I’ve poked a bit of fun, but here’s a product I actually like. When I’m in Texas, I drink Texsun stuff happily.

Who doesn’t need a Texas thermometer?
Larry’s Bag-of-Smoke could’ve been NSFW, but it’s not.
and a Li’l Texan sippy cup

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Finally, a Texas shaped waffle. It looks somehow tastier than your typical waffle.

(update: my friend Cay sent me a photo of this, and I thought it really belonged here…enjoy)

Kathleen and a Texas-shaped jello salad

14 Comments

  1. Grub Rub creates its own delicious sauce and keeps your meat both moist AND tender. Grub Rub is also known as Euphemism in a Bottle.

    I saw no New York Shaped Things in New York City. I wasn’t looking too hard, though. We were busy and don’t care about such things here, apparently. It’s sad. I’ll look the next time I’m grocery shopping.

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    1. ‘Euphemism in a Bottle’ indeed. ‘Moist’ and ‘tender’…ooh, this just gets better and better.

      I can imagine Long Island being some sort of handle on a New York-shaped club. Or an oddly-configured umbrella. You have those in New York, right? I think I remember seeing umbrellas there.

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      1. Yes. We have umbrellas here. We’re a very civilized state.

        A quick Google image search only resulted in a NYS shaped cutting board, magnet, necklace, eraser, and cake. It’s really very sad.

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  2. I have been there — at that Walmart in Kerrville! Texans sure are Texan proud. I suppose it harkens back to a time when Texas was its own country as The Republic of Texas. The shape of the state Texas has become iconic. I have good feelings when I look at these photos. Seems like folks here are bred to have a strong state pride – they love Texas dearly. I was not raised here, but once I got here, it did not take long for me to become infused with Texas pride — schmaltziness and all! I love Texas.

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    1. Yes, Christy. I know what you’re talking about. When you haven’t seen that Texas-centric stuff in a while, it’s a bit surprising. I certainly knew it was there, but the waffle jumped out at me, and I mentioned it on a social media site.

      As a result, I was encouraged to find more Texas-shaped things/advertising. Hence this whimsical blogpost.

      Thanks for coming by, you.

      (full disclosure: I know Christy in *real* life)

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  3. I suggest just redrawing all US state boundaries to look like food. Then you could have the Sausage State, the Ice-Cream State, the Apple & Blueberry Muffin State, the Hot Dog State and the Two Buttered Crumpets with a pot of Earl Grey state. And more. It would just take a little effort, and be a tremendous boost to US employment with all the stuff that would need re-labelling..And McDonald’s would probably pay to have a state shaped like a McCholesterol or something.

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  4. I have seen Texas Pete in a Kroger store here in Indiana. I really liked the pic of a Texas shaped waffle. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed the whole trip via Twitter. Thanks for taking us along.

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    1. Thanks John. It was in no small part to your (and others’) encouragement that I documented the things I did.

      Enjoyed my trip very much. The way my schedule looks now I won’t be doing any long distance bon vivanting for a long while. This was a nice ‘last hurrah’, as it were.

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