These Pants Will Help You Eat All the Thanksgiving Food

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These Pants Will Help You Eat All the Thanksgiving Food

November 14, 2017

The makers of Stove Top stuffing have devised the perfect sartorial solution to that bloated tryptophan overload that’s bound to set in next week. Their answer? A pair of elastic, waist adjusting Thanksgiving Dinner Pants.

Last week, the Kraft-owned company rolled out the product with a campaign that feels tailor-made for viral success. The video is perfectly satirical and gets at a particular brand of infomercial melodrama:

The pants are a relatively stylish shade of maroon and feature an expandable waistband for those who load their plates with seconds, thirds, even fourths. It all seems like a big joke, but the pants actually retail for $19.98. And though they were limited to one pair per customer, they’ve already sold out. It seems not even Stove Top anticipated the Thanksgiving Dinner Pants rush.

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It’s too bad—I was looking forward to grabbing myself a pair and walking into my Thanksgiving dinner ready to rumble.

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“Phoebe is pregnant and wears maternity pants, then Joey ends up putting them because he ate too much and his are tight although he wants to finish the turkey. So...just wear maternity pants? ”
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Valerio is a freelance food writer, editor, researcher and cook. He grew up in his parent's Italian restaurants covered in pizza flour and drinking a Shirley Temple a day. Since, he's worked as a cheesemonger in New York City and a paella instructor in Barcelona. He now lives in Berlin, Germany where he's most likely to be found eating shawarma.

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HalfPint November 17, 2017
Yes. Yes, I would. That color is nice.
 
MarieGlobetrotter November 17, 2017
There is a Friends episode on this. Phoebe is pregnant and wears maternity pants, then Joey ends up putting them because he ate too much and his are tight although he wants to finish the turkey. So...just wear maternity pants?
 
BerryBaby November 15, 2017
Sweat pants work well too. Although I have a few relatives who would find these amusing.
 
Lisa November 14, 2017
Clearly a joke, because they're already sold out. (and yes, I am ashamed of myself that I checked)