|A deli in a kit!|
Other concepts are decidedly more adult. For instance, there's a Reuben sandwich do-it-yourself kit -- just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
That's right, the makers of Buddig lunch meats -- you know, those
tissue-thin meat slices sold in plastic bags in the supermarket
refrigerator case -- are marketing a 23-ounce box that contains four
sealed plastic packets of packaged premium corned beef (cut in
salami-like rounds for easy handling), four slices of Swiss cheese in
one sealed packet, four easy-to-squeeze packets of Marzetti thousand
island dressing and four 1.5-ounce packages of Frank's kraut singles.
No bread, though. You have to supply that yourself.
There are instructions on the box for preparing a real deli-style Reuben sandwich, including directions on buttering the bread and putting the sandwich on a hot griddle until the cheese melts.
In addition to all the family fun in making Reuben sandwiches together, the kit is actually quite economical. Most Reuben sandwiches in a restaurant average $6 to $10, but the Buddig kit sells for less than $9, making each sandwich a bargain at about $2.25.
The handy plastic container can be re-used for storing Lego blocks, Barbie doll clothes and Crayola crayons.