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This Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Mario Bros. Power-Up Mushrooms

And it won’t cost you much coin.
The Ravanello Radish Shaper.
The Ravanello Radish Shaper.

Not everyone is game with eating radishes.

But thanks to the Ravanello ($12), a plastic kitchen gadget, you can make eating the bitter vegetable a bit easier by sculpting it into a shape that looks a lot like the power-up mushrooms from the Super Mario Bros. games.

Avichai Tadmor, an Israeli designer, designed the gizmo, which is available to purchase from Monkey Business and Animi Causa.

Everything you need to turn a radish into a mushroom.
Everything you need to turn a radish into a mushroom.

A representative from Monkey Business told The Huffington Post that although the red-capped cuties that the Ravanello produces look a lot like the mushrooms that make a tiny Mario grow a little taller, their resemblance to the power-up ‘shrooms wasn’t Tadmor’s intention.

Twist the radish into the Ravanello to carve the shape.
Twist the radish into the Ravanello to carve the shape.

“Avichai’s inspiration for this item was the common image of mushrooms in cartoons and animated films,” the rep told HuffPost.

“The Super Mario connection was actually something that caught us all by surprise!”

Monkey Business also told HuffPost that Tadmor tends to design products that have a quirky sense of humor, like pot holders shaped as pasta and a Pinocchio-inspired pencil sharpener.

This is not a lie, this product exists!
This is not a lie, this product exists!

“So this item is a natural continuation of these products,” Monkey Business said.

Aw, Tadmor seems like a totally fungi!

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