The Many Faces of Fruit-vertising

In Hebei, China, a farmer has figured out how to grow pears in a variety of shapes using plastic molds. Right now, he’s making pears shaped like baby Buddhas, but he plans to expand to biblical characters and celebrities in the future. Could corporate logos be that far away?

buddha pears

These miraculous fruits may also be an indicator of China’s increasing wealth and rising stature on the global stage. After all, oddly-shaped fruits and otherwise altered produce have traditionally been the work of Asia’s first economic powerhouse, Japan.

watermelon shapes

Meanwhile, Kleenex has made their packaging a little more interesting by coming out with some creative tissue boxes designed to look like slices of watermelon. Very cute, and another thing that has basically been done before in Japan. watermelon-kleenex box

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