Don't Fear the Food Baby, Stove Top Has Thanksgiving Pants

Nothing like a bad As Seen On TV parody to make overeating more joyous.

By Ethan L. Johns
November 15, 2017

Image: Stove Top/YouTube

Thanksgiving is just over a week away, and if you’re anything like the fine folks in the GK newsroom, you’re planning on eating your weight in bacon-weave turkey, mushroom stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce. Small problem with that though. What to do about our expanding waistlines?

Stove Top—that boxed stuffing brand from Kraft—has the answer in the form of stretchy Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. In the tradition of the Perfect Pancake Pan and the Snuggie, the Thanksgiving Dinner Pants are presented in the form of an As Seen On TV advertisement, promising “comfort and style” to all.

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“You love having Thanksgiving dinner with your family and enjoying a second serving of a delicious home cooked meal,” says the narrator. “But afterwards you feel stuck and restricted in your uncomfortable jeans, khakis or slacks.”

Some might have thought this was a joke after witnessing the absurdity that is a woman trying to unbutton her pants with serving spoons (it is indeed a joke). But the product actually exists, and was available for just $19.98 (!) while supplies lasted. Unfortunately for us overeaters, the pants have since sold out. We hope these stylish items (which “seem to have been imported from Milan—or Italy”) have found their way to kind, ravenous eaters.

Fortunately, the advertisement will live on for those who dream of doubling in size on the fourth Thursday of Novembers to come.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns