Fans of the eggplant emoji, now you can start sending real eggplants to your friends – and you won’t even have to set foot in a grocery store.
A fruit that has gained a whole new level of popularity since the advent of emojis, it has become the universal symbol of the male appendage.
Now, there’s a website called Eggplant Parcel that lets you send a cheeky eggplant to anyone – your partner, your friend, even your family members – with any message you’d like.
Message On An Eggplant
The most basic Eggplant Parcel, Eggplant Message, will set you back $9.90*.
Create a custom message of up to 50 characters and Eggplant Parcel will have it written on your eggplant in gold paint. If you want your friends (or enemies) to know it was you who sent it, sign off with your name. And if you don’t, send it completely anonymously!
While you will not be able to choose the size of the eggplant, the longer your message, the more likely it is that you will wind up with a larger fruit.
That aside, Eggplant Parcel tries to pick an eggplant that’s fitting for the message. For example, a small, round eggplant, if it’s sent to congratulate someone on the birth of their baby.
For an added $2, your custom eggplant will come with protection. And by that, we mean condoms. Yes, seriously.
While it may seem like just an extension of the gag, the latex protection actually ensures the message is kept untampered – it serves as “an added layer of insurance”, according to the people at Eggplant Parcel.
If you’d like to go further in making your point, opt for the Eggplant Head.
At $17.90*, send someone an eggplant with not just text on it, but also an image. All you have to do is upload a picture and Eggplant Parcel will paste the printed image on the phallic fruit.
Each eggplant comes packed in a Ziploc bag. Eggplants are a tough fruit, so don’t worry about it getting bruised while being processed in the mail!
A Personal Touch
If you’d like to add even more of a personal touch to your eggplant (e.g write on it with your own handwriting, bedazzle it, etc.), opt for the Eggplant Parcel Starter Pack ($19.90*).
The starter pack comes with everything you’ll need to send a message to whoever you may have in mind – 3 eggplants, 1 gold coloured Pentel Paint Marker, and 3 eggplant explanation cards which explain to the recipient why they’ve received a random eggplant.
Send A Message, Save An Eggplant
So… Why eggplants?
Cheeky as the whole idea of sending eggplant parcels may be, the idea actually came from seeing food go to waste.
The founder of the business explains, “I read an article about how eggplants go to waste everyday, and I thought before it does, why not use it to put a smile on someone’s face?”
And from there, this cheeky personalised gift service was born.
The team is already considering expanding its product line. What this means is sometime down the road, you may get to pick from not just your typical purple eggplant, but eggplants of other shapes and colours!
Got a friend who’s thirsty AF? Want to send a passive aggressive message but haven’t yet found the right medium to send it across? Send them an eggplant!
Make sure you come up with a good, cheeky message – that’ll make your gift all the more interesting!
*Prices stated are prices at the time of writing.