Food: it's for humans. But generations of marketing has lead us to associate certain foods, like salads or steaks, with either men or women. So what if a man wants to eat yogurt? Or a woman wants to enjoy whiskey? The only answer (at least according to countless brands and marketers) is to create a product so aggressively gendered, there's no question that it's totally approved for their consumption. Otherwise, men might cower in fear that even attempting to drink wine could cause some gender-based type of allergic reaction.
Of course, there are plenty of dudes who just eat regular ole nut mixes, and many, many women who enjoy beer without having allusions to high heels on them. Which is why, when we see unnecessarily gendered products, we face palm — hard. Ahead, 18 times gendered foods made us want to laugh out loud — but also scream.
Powerful Yogurt If Gaston from Beauty And The Beast decided to switch over from eating dozens of raw eggs for breakfast, we'd bet he'd choose something like Powerful Yogurt, whose high protein count and bull-themed packaging makes it totally acceptable for men. Photo: Courtesy of Powerful Yogurt. More Luna Bars Originally decorated with designs of women dancing in front of the moon (likely in some kind of lady-ritual), Luna bars are for women because they have "awesome ingredients and decadent flavors," apparently gender-specific desires. More
High Heel Brewing Beer: if only it reminded ladies of shoes more! Then we'd drink it! (Because shoes, amirite, ladies?!) Photo: Courtesy of High Heel Brewing. More
Whiskey Girl All my women who love whiskey, join me in a collective eye-roll. Photo: Courtesy of Whiskey Girl. More
Little Black Dress Vodka Then again, there are plenty of boozes that are typically associated with women that also get their own pink treatment, too. Little Black Dress Vodka was released in 2012, and appears to have quickly fizzled out afterwards. Photo: Courtesy of Total Wine And More. More
The Bronut Australian chain Donut King introduced the "bronut" for a limited time back in 2014. And what, pray tell, makes a plain ole' doughnut worthy of bros? Apparently stacking them on top of each other. Y'know, for man-sized hands and appetites. (But seriously, bros, that looks like a sugar crash waiting to happen...) Photo: Courtesy of Donut King. More Cowgirl Bark Like cowboy bark, but 100% pinker! Et tu, Trader Joes? More Mancan Ladies aren't the only people that need tricking into drinking booze. Apparently, men who have, for years, avoided wine because they can't crush it back like their favorite brews can finally partake. No sissy wine glass required! MANCAN! More
OrganicGirl Never eat gender-neutral spring greens again. Photo: Courtesy of organicgirl. More
GoGirl Energy Drinks We can only assume this is specially formulated to address the exhaustion that comes from contemplating the wage gap. Photo: Courtesy of GoGirl. More VIDEO
Pocky Men's Chocolate We were going to say something about chocolate being universally good, but, actually, we'll just let the absurdity of men's Pocky sink in for a minute. Photo: Courtesy of Amazon. More Men's Bread Men's Bread is no longer made by French Meadow Bakery, perhaps because no bread can be strong enough for man-hands not to crush... More Yorkie An oldie but goodie, Yorkies have been "not for girls" since 1976. There was, in 2006, briefly a version "for girls" (it was pink, duh). Talk about great moments in women's history. More
Planter's NUT-rition Men'sHealth Do you think Mr. Peanut feels extra manly printed on this man-only can of nuts? Photo: Courtesy of Planter's. More Planter's NUT-rition Women'sHealth Don't worry, ladies, we have our own nut mix for our health, too. More Mammoth Supply Co. While there isn't anything explicitly gendered about Mammoth Supply Co's packaging, just take a look at their slogan: "Men, our world has changed." The coffees and protein drinks promise to help men commune with their "pointy stick-holding forefathers." Ah yes, the good ole days, when men were men, we had just discovered fire, and were all in danger of being eaten by saber-tooth tigers. More Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Ikea Is Helping You Celebrate National Meatball Day With These Delicious Deals We Ranked 10 Trader Joe's Pre-Made Salads All Pink Starburst Packs Are Coming To Change Your Life For The Better