People are always looking for interesting ways to introduce Shakespeare into everyday life. I was looking on the Book Hunter’s Holiday blog, and the blogger covered a creative candy maker’s means of bringing Shakespeare into everyday life in a way that’s a whole lot of fun: Shakespeare insult chewing gum. Until now, I never thought it was possible to find something that’s both edible, chewable, and contains insults, but there’s a first for everything.
Each gumball insult set is a mini bookshelf containing “books” of insults (gumball packages) from Henry V, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, or Richard III. The gumball sets are packaged like books with a picture of Mr. Shakespeare, and each mini bookshelf has the words: “Thy breath stinks with eating toasted cheese” in yellow letters.
Each package contains two gumballs and a Shakespearean insult printed inside. The best part: you can both chew gum and practice Shakespearean insults on friends (best online fun fact discovery ever!!). A picture of the Shakespearean insults gum is posted below:
Photo source: Chapter 307: Shakespeare in miniature-it’s edible and disgusting “The Book Hunter’s holiday”( http://bookhuntersholiday.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/chapter-307-shakespeare-in-miniature-its-edible-and-its-insulting/)