Whether it be flowers in a garden, a rainbow in traffic, or colorful cake mixes on the store shelf.
The color is what caught my eye!
Unsure about actual consumption, though. Here’s how I came to see these boxes of cake mix……
After school, I drove down to the Waterfront to get gas, stock up on provisions. Lunch items to take to school.
Target was right there and I needed more wonderful 8GB Flash Drives that are still at a low, low price. The ones they keep by the checkout line so you can load up as you head out the door. Must be an old shipment as the ones up front are two dollars cheaper than the ones in the electronic section in the back. (Hope I didn’t clue them in and they change the price!)
Now you might already know if you follow the blog, I really don’t like to
eat anything blue
(with the exception of fresh blueberries)
but those fakey blue raspberry popsicles?
Just looking at blue food/icing gives me a shudder down my spine.
But if you need to bake a Smurf cake, the Blue Suede mix might be your answer.
I can definitely see some of these colorful cake mixes as the basis for art/photography projects.
And from what I read on Charm City website, “Our inspiration comes from everywhere: art, fashion, fabric, furniture, architecture, landscapes, science, music, and history.”
iPhone shots of the cake mix shelves
Inspiration for the colorful cake mixes, created by Duff Goldman
Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis
Found at least 3 Pink Cadillac songs
Natalie Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis
And Prince won an Oscar in 1985 for Purple Rain
So what’s all the fuss about soup? It’s the cans, man. Fiftieth Anniversary Limited-Edition soup cans.
The article I read said the special soup cans would be available at Target (and only Target, what’s up with that?) on Saturday, September 2nd.
Andy Warhol? Pittsburgh? Tomato soup cans with colorful labels and a pic of Andy himself?
I thought they’d be a nice addition to the classroom, a conversation piece, honoring our native son- Andy Warhol. Laura said they could be planters or pencil holders. I had the poster of the giant tomato soup can in my art room for years. I had in mind to get some although I didn’t rush right out the first day they were available.
This is the shelf display on Sunday morning September 3rd. Another shopper was stocking up and putting cans in his cart. I know now that he must have been frustrated when he went to make his purchase.
There was a sign that there would be a limit on the numbers of cans you could buy but did not specify the particulars or numbers.
Maybe that’s changed by now but when I got to the checkout, the cashier told me that I could buy two of each color. Hmmm. She took two away and put them under the counter and I was left with 5 cans to buy. I asked Steve if he went to Target to look for them and buy a few more as I thought they would be great gifts.
A great souvenir. (and 75 cents!!) Steve went and bought six cans. One of the colors was already gone. There were a lot of cans that were dented and the label was ripped so he left them on the shelf. I wish they weren’t a pop top on the can as they are more likely to be opened by a student who wants to have some fun.
Not long ago, I read an article about the amount of sugar and sodium in a can of tomato soup and that no one should really be eating it but it tastes like childhood to me. Especially when paired with a toasted cheese sandwich in the winter. My mother made the whole wheat sandwiches open-face in the broiler- no grilled cheese for me as a kid, just toasted. I also like to put extra sharp cheddar cheese in the bottom of the bowl so when you pour the hot soup on top it melts……
But I digress…..
The 11 AM shot of the shelf display- iPhone shots today. Just one so no chance to get it sharper as you’ll see in the later photo. I am wondering how they are selling in other parts of the country.
To read more about Campbell’s Soup Cans and Andy Warhol‘s art depicting them, click
And the cans on the shelf at home
I returned to the Target store to pick up photos I took from last week’s 9th grade orientation and thought I would check up on canned soup sales. Here is what I found when I went to look.
The shelf at 5:00 PM Sunday the third of September