This struck me as so funny I just had to share it with you. Galen Dively, a Vermont entrepreneur, has created a toaster that pops up toast with the image of Jesus Christ burnt into it. He’s selling 50 to 100 of them every day during the holiday season. Watch.



It amazes me what people will buy. While I have no problem with Jesus toast, I do have a problem with novelty items that are purchased just for the novelty of them. I have to wonder how many people will really use the Jesus toasters that they’re given for a Christmas present. Before you think about buying a toaster like this, or any other novelty item as a gift for someone just because you think they’ll get a kick out of it, ask yourself this: Will the toaster really get used or will the recipient get a good chuckle when he opens it and then just stick it on a shelf in the garage?


If someone actually needs a toaster and would get a kick out of Jesus popping up every morning, it might be just the gift you're looking for. But, if it ends up never coming out of the box, you’re wasting your money, the resources used to make the toaster, and the opportunity to give someone a meaningful, useful gift.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Jesus toasters sell big at Christmas
If you'd like your eggs with a side of Jesus on whole wheat, you can get that.