Food manufacturers thought food has to be fun. Your bowl of oatmeal now contains treasures. Heinz sales has gone up 5% since their green and purple ketchup hits the market. Parker is manufacturing shocking pink and electric blue margarine in a squeeze bottle. It’s not enough to serve good, tasteful meals these days, your food now has to entertain you. This is scary, kids will now demand that their food be amusing. “I don’t want to eat salad it’s no fun…” It started innocently with toys included with cereals or other food that came with a toy. Then there was meals market for kids that came with a toy. It was all very innocent, then the trend got out of control so much so food has to fun to eat. Dinner is a time where the whole family came together, to share the events of their day. To eat together quietly. A time to unwind. It’s been like this for centuries. It changed a bit, for some families, when television was born. Most parents quickly banned television from the dining room. That was a good move. Unfortunately with television came advertising and more marketing. While you’re trying to protect your family’s meal time someone is trying to imagine how to steal this quiet time from you. That’s when fun food was born. It was very innocent at first. Cereal made out like letters, pasta in the shape of letters or dinosaurs. Chicken noodle soup with crocodile shape noodle. Why can’t food just be food? How far will this go?