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BHC Seal of Approval: The Lucky Charm Sifter

by Julie on October 30, 2011

in BHC Seal of Approval

luck charm sifter

Magically Mischievious

Interesting Sunday thus far:

Sometimes you come across something on the internets and you just have to wonder if it could possibly be true.

Like this: A Lucky Charm sifter.

I found this last night and had to rub my eyes to make sure I wasn’t misreading something.  It’s the invention I wish I’d had as a child.

Let’s be honest for a moment. Who among us didn’t grow up sitting in front of Saturday morning cartoons picking the Crunchberries or marshmallow charms out of our breakfast cereal? I did it routinely. And I’ll call bulls***t if you try to tell me you didn’t do the same.

Seems this guy Thomas Lombardi had the same experience, and put his tech skills to use creating it. He actually created a proto-type sifter using a a 3-D printer.

Dump in your Lucky Charms and start the sifting, like a prospector sifting for gold: The bland cereal will fall through while the glorious colored marshmallow “charms” will stay in the sifter, ready to be consumed then by the fistful.

Maybe he was bored? Maybe he was hungry? Maybe he just had a moment of divine inspiration. Who knows. It’s out there now.

I can’t tell from the post whether this is something that was created as a one-off to impress his friends or if it’s something actually being manufactured. It it’s the former, I urge some plucky young entrepreneur to snap up the idea now. Its time is long overdue.

Of course, I don’t buy Lucky Charms for my kids. But their Grandma does (thanks, Mom…). Regardless, I enthusiastically approve. And I might even buy a box or two (for myself…cough…) should this little number actually make it to the marketplace.

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Lombardi at Thingiverse.

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Debbie Grinstead October 31, 2011 at 5:11 am

No lie! 100% TRUTH I was the only kid in the world who NEVER ate Lucky Charms while watching Saturday morning cartoons! Mom was a 1970s health nut and those things only came into the house via commercials. ‘Twas a very sad childhood indeed. Donations will be accepted in full-sized boxes only.


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