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If you’ve spoken, texted, or shared oxygen with me in the past two weeks, you can bet I’ve been yammering on about Netflix’s Love Is Blind. It’s the show that’s captivated the world—or at least myself and the Food52 team. What began with an innocent flip-through of new Netflix content quickly became the most engrossing thing to come into my life since Timothée Chalamet; it’s that good. If you haven’t seen it yet, or have reservations about the plot (and, yes, they date and get engaged without seeing each other), you can reach out to about a third of our office to change your mind.
We even have a Slack channel dedicated to the show, because how is one supposed to suffer through Jessica’s octave changes or Cameron’s rap alone? As we inhaled each delicious morsel of this program, it became impossible not to immediately check in for parallel opinions—"oh, so I wasn’t the only one who thought that? Thank goodness.”
Though #JusticeForDiamond keeps me up at night, and wanting to set Kenny up with my single friends consumes me, there is nothing that takes complete precedence in my mind quite like...the golden goblets.
Me searching for metallic gold wine glasses online after watch 9 episodes of Love is Blind. pic.twitter.com/uwFGb28saA— Briana (@BriBrizzle) February 22, 2020
Have you noticed them? These mule mug-adjacent, opaque, metallic wine glasses make an appearance in multiple episodes of Love Is Blind: in the hands of Jessica laboring through a picnic with Mark; held by Amber, fireside with Barnett; during Lauren and Cameron’s remote treehouse getaway.
"I am obsessed with Love Is Blind,” says our marketing coordinator, Danielle, “and the fact that they managed to drink from Game of Thrones goblets throughout the entire show and no one mentioned it once blows my mind."
“Those gold goblets should’ve died with the Roman Empire,” insists senior editor, Arati. “They drove me NUTS, especially because they were the most consistent prop on the show.”
i was in the shower like “will there be a reunion?” “will jessica lose the baby voice?” “why are there only gold wine glasses!?” pic.twitter.com/7DQ0WxkkIr— jen mendoza (@_iamjen) February 27, 2020
So why the opaque, gold glassware? Is it because they’re shatterproof, preventing potential injuries related to over-imbibing? Or is it because they didn’t want us to see just how much red wine Jessica was slinging back? Or is it some kind of subliminal marketing ploy, keeping Big Metallic Drinkware in business?
The other thing is…they’re not super attractive? My bar cart houses several mule mugs, so I’m not opposed to metallic vessels, but stemmed wine glasses don’t seem to need a gold variety. Are the clear glass ones not enough?
Okay, I will admit I was recently given a set as a we’re-obsessed-with-Love-Is-Blind birthday gift, and I now treasure them. They’ll be making an appearance this evening along with some Annie’s mac and cheese and iced Sauvignon Blanc. See? I have absolutely no place judging anyone.
If you’re intent on having them around for a rewatch viewing party, or simply want to channel your inner “content creator,” we've gathered some ideas for where you can purchase similar chalices. While the exact ones (confirmed by a LIB producer) are currently sold out, the glasses below are some really solid backups...just like Mark.
But if metal's not your thing (phew), consider these beauties: