Body Parts Bakery
Kittiwat Unarrom, now in his early 30's, has decided to go into the family business. In a bakery 100 km west of Bangkok, customers aren't greeted by sesame topped treats or dainty doughnuts. Instead they find body parts on hooks and plastic-wrapped decapitations.
Unarrom, an art graduate, took his talent for portrait painting and sculpting, and transitioned it to bread making. I think it's safe to say he is a new breed of baker in his hometown of Potharam, Thailand.
Hands, arms, feet, faces and entire torsos - each one so realistic I imagine they would be hard to consume - are waiting for hungry customers. The eeriness alone of seeing all the selection cling-wrapped like produce on lit display shelves is enough to make you shiver. I can only imagine having it on a plate in front of me.
Not feeling cannibalistic? Perhaps you could try the chicken and pig parts instead.
Of course, people were shocked and thought that I was mad when they saw the works. But once they knew the idea behind it, they understood and became interested in the work itself, instead of thinking that I am crazy," said Unarrom. "When people see the bread, they don't want to eat it. But when they taste it, it's just normal bread...The lesson is don't judge just by outer appearances.
This story has been around for a few years (2005), and I've done my best to track down the earliest post on the Internet to try and give credit to them. As far as I can tell, they got it simply from a reuter service and the entire story has been reprinted almost word for word all over the web ever since.
I'm not sure if you can still buy these twisted treats as Unarrom was using it as part of his final dissertation at Bangkok's Silpakorn University. But I like to think if I ever get to Thailand, I'll stumble across the storefront.