From Food To Fun


Man, I didn’t know how fun it could be put together a 1,000 piece food puzzle…

One afternoon in Hawaii, I was looking for my unfinished Lego when I stumbled across this detailed donut puzzle. I have done these types of puzzles before, but not in a long time. Intrigued, I pulled it out and dumped the contents onto the floor. In a few minutes, Sophie and I were sorting pieces and matching them together. I immediately felt addicted. We finished the donut puzzle in two days and ordered a different food puzzle when we got home.

There are several reasons why we love these types of puzzles so much. First, the White Mountain brand makes puzzles with 1,000 pieces, making it very challenging (but fun) to complete. In addition, 1,000 pieces means each piece will represent a smaller piece of actual food, which allows you to see the food better. Also, I know a decent amount of current food, but I love exploring the 1970-90s food that show up in the majority of the puzzles. It’s pretty cool to see the evolution of food, as well as earlier popular brands through puzzles.

You may think that doing puzzles with food isn’t very enjoyable when you are hungry. But in reality I actually felt like I was eating the foods as I put the pieces in! My family and some friends did a gum wrapper puzzle once and all I could hear for twenty minutes was “I got the piece of Bazooka Gum!” or “We need to find the popping bubble gum edge piece.” It’s like you’re in a world of food. Finally, I feel that doing food puzzles makes you appreciate the finer details about food which, can be useful in the future.

I really do suggest this activity for “foodies” (like me) because it satisfies your needs for doing anything related to food! I mean, it’s not always about eating the food. Sometimes you have to take a step back and go from food to fun!

IMG_3485This was the “Things I Ate As A Kid’ puzzle that we ordered. I imagine that we can finish it in 2-3 days!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. If you ever see a kimchi puzzle, let me know!!!


    1. n8chen says:

      That would be pretty hard…. but i will keep an eye out for it !


  2. ADAM KAUFMAN says:

    Terrific post, Nate. I love your creativity and this puzzle sure brought back some memories for me…. Keep writing !


    1. n8chen says:

      Thanks! If you are up for it, you should totally try completing one. It just looks hard…


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