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Eating chocolate mousse 'poo'

post #1 of 17
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I am planning a kids party, I've made chocolate mousse before and I have piped it into cups in the past. I thought about piping it in a way so that it looked like poo - as a kind of toilet joke. I know as an adult, even though I still find poo jokes quite funny, I'm not sure if I'd eat something that looked like a poo... though I'm not sure if kids would either. I've asked a few kids and I get mixed answers - does anybody have any insights into whether or not you reckon kids would eat chocolate mousse that was piped in a way that looked like poo? 

 

I also wonder if parents would agree with that - some parents think this kind of thing is immature. Any thoughts?

post #2 of 17
That's a disgusting idea. I'm sure you can come up with something more creative than that. How about a small pot of chocolate soil with pretty flower cookies or something. I mean really.

I am a parent and find it appalling. Better ask the parents if its ok or better yet avoid the risk of getting fired and come up with a better idea.

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post #3 of 17
tranquillo, I would ask you what age are you targeting? will it be all boys, girls or a mix of both? I mean if it's going to be an all tween boys party, anything gross is cool to them, and it is all about the kids, right?
post #4 of 17
oh my gosh! I just did a google search on 'cake that looks like poo' and the number of hits is staggering... a website for gross cake ideas... there's even recipes and images of cat litter box cakes! That is comical...
Edited by kaneohegirlinaz - 7/21/13 at 8:36am
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Several years ago, niece and (then) boyfriend came over between T-Day and Christmas.  We went out and cut down a Christmas tree and started decorating.  We also were making cookies.  I found a recipe for chocolate sprtiz cookies (Land'o Lakes, I think), so got out the cookie press.  The BF loaded up the press and started putting on cookie sheet... but never put a DIE into the end!?!  They came out eerily liiking like "gifts" from a small dog!!  Totally GROSS, but well received.  Yes, I have twisted friends and family!!

post #6 of 17

Nice way to introduce kids to coprophagia. I dislike the idea.

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post #7 of 17
I agree with ordo and KK...it's disgusting..seems like it sends out not only the 'wrong' message about food, but an unhealthy one as well. it could have an adverse, disturbing effect and some kids may always associate food with poo and vice versa...talk about having food issues..oy!! that could just do it for some, even one is one too many..... yes,food is fun, but it is also important to teach...no good lesson in mousse poo imo. there are better,more positive ways to have fun with your food.....geez, whatever happened to Elmo and Dr. Seuss and Big Bird? (Never mind, I know what happened to big bird!) are kids too sophisticated these days for Sesame Street and roasting s'more's and marshmallows?
Maybe have a party with a kid's cooking class......no bake cookies,maybe burger making then grill the burgers. pizza dough making and toppings, then bake off the pizzas as part of the party. s'mores making,Jell-O shots......that sort of fun......watermelon eating contest(although i am against any sort of eating 'contest')......but it all changes when a water hose is involved!
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it would take some planning but could all be done outdoors on a table on a covered patio if you have that available to you....just some thoughts
Edited by durangojo - 7/21/13 at 11:36am

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post #8 of 17
Omg Joey I feel the same way about eating contests why do you? I also remember once my parents took my hubby (then fiancé) to a hibachi steak house. Hubby was horrified by the theatrics he didn't enjoy it at all! He doesn't like food to be played with.

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Nice way to introduce kids to coprophagia. I dislike the idea.
I didn't even know that word existed. The literal translation is s***-eating.

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... The literal translation is s***-eating.

 

 

... so glad that we haven't had dinner yet ... OOOOO ... eek.gif

post #11 of 17

Am I the only one that doesnt think this is over the top? Like an above post said, its its a bunch of boys, I think they will be into it, the more disgusting the better. I really cant imagine that this will have a horrible adverse affect on the kiddos. All in all, I guess what comes to mind is that if the Jelly Belly people released Harry Potter jelly beans that actually tasted like snot and crap....which people actually purchased, its hard for me to say that chocolate mousse piped into logs will emotionally damage the little ones.

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Am I the only one that doesnt think this is over the top? Like an above post said, its its a bunch of boys, I think they will be into it, the more disgusting the better. I really cant imagine that this will have a horrible adverse affect on the kiddos. All in all, I guess what comes to mind is that if the Jelly Belly people released Harry Potter jelly beans that actually tasted like snot and crap....which people actually purchased, its hard for me to say that chocolate mousse piped into logs will emotionally damage the little ones.

 

Emotional damage, not sure.  But it certainly grosses me out and I wouldn't want that for my son's birthday party.  

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post #13 of 17
Ok, I admit I may have gone the teensiest bit overboard, but the whole thing just really hit me wrong. I'm not saying that a kid is gonna end up an emotional midget, scarred and plagued for life for eating chocolate mouse poo at a party. I do however think it's a very unhealthy way to start a child's food journey....for some reason shades of 'the belle of butter' Paula come to mind.(it's okay suga' it's only this one time, but don't tell your mama)
Bottom line is why? kids don't even like mousse anyway. I think it would be more fun to have an interactive dessert project like a gingerbread house or ice cream making or granola or smore's......not that it matters but FYI the party is not just for boys. The op said kids.

@ KK....Eating contests? they are the exact opposite and more of what I think food is all about and what I so love about it. Food for me is about nurturing and nutrition and balance and giving the body what it needs to function the best it can. It is also about socializing and tasting and experiencing. it's about the nuances of texture and flavors, and colors. Food is pure enjoyment. It is not about Gorging....Gorging is not enjoyment on any level. It is a whole different ballgame. when you gorge,when do you taste? experience? nurture? The whole concept sickens me. for example the recent Nathan's hot dog eating contest where the declared 'winner'(?) downed 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes. You do the math, but it comes out as 6.9 dogs a minute, or 1 dog every 10 seconds for 10 minutes.......what part of fun or healthy or anything other than disgusting is is that? Yes, I know it's all about the money with those contests but talk about sending out wrong or mixed messages....geez. that's another discussion for another day. it's my 'fetal Monday' so I'm done here for now.

joey
Edited by durangojo - 7/22/13 at 10:36am

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post #14 of 17
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 though I'm not sure if kids would either.

Tranquillo,

 

If your in doubt, then don't.

 

What about a smore's party ?  or banana split table, let them jazz it up ?

 

It's summer and what kid doesn't like ice cream ? (google pic)

 

Just a thought

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post #15 of 17
It's ok to have a visceral response to something that's meant to be revolting. There are many ways to be creative and artistic with food as so many wonderful chefs illustrate without resorting to bathroom humor.

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post #16 of 17
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I haven't been to chef talk in a while, thanks for all your responses. Has been interesting ... and funny! I normally pipe chocolate moouse into little paper cups, sprinkle crumbled oreos on them and place a sprig of mint in the middle - people normally mistake the stuff for soil!

post #17 of 17

Funny thread.  I'd prefer the flowerpot simulation to the excrement one.

 

Boy, do I ever agree with Joey about eating contests- I refuse to watch. Never look at  "Man v. Food" for instance because of his gluttonfests.  :mad:

 

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