Product: Crayon
Fortified Crayons   (+2, -1)  [vote for, against]
put some color in their cheeks.

When I was a kid, I ate a lot of crayons. Also rocks, coins, glue, earwigs, and more, but that’s another story. If crayons had vitamins, the kids would be eating healthy.
-- Amos Kito, Aug 13 2003

but do we want to encourage children to eat crayons?

"These are for drawing, [points at oranges] these are for eating."
-- jonthegeologist, Aug 13 2003

No dessert until you finish your crayons!
-- jivetalkinrobot, Aug 13 2003

Amos, what was your favorite color?
-- waugsqueke, Aug 13 2003

waugsqueke, it was "grape". Many crayon colors were food names, but they all tasted alike.
-- Amos Kito, Aug 14 2003

"I would recommend the 1925 Burghundy, sir. Or, if sir has a taste for something a little lighter, perhaps the 1963 Forest Green."
-- Detly, Aug 14 2003

A fine selection Detly. Pure vintage crayola.

I don't think Crayon companies are going to stop naming their crayons after foods so you might as well make them taste good and put vitamins in them.
-- Rain, Dec 14 2003

Make'em taste like Brussels Sprouts or Broccoli. This would stop kids eating them forever.
-- phundug, Dec 14 2003

Why not sell the vegetables coated in coloured wax?
-- Detly, Dec 20 2003

I'm surprised at the positive votes.

Crayons are not meant to be eaten, though they may state on the box "non-toxic". So the target population for fortified crayons is bound to be minuscule.
-- neelandan, Dec 20 2003

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