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ThinkGeek’s “Canned Unicorn Meat” Gag Gift Delayed at German Border as Rare Meat

When the geek accessorizers at ThinkGeek pretended to sell “Canned Unicorn Meat” on April Fools’ Day, it generated so much interest that they turned it into a real product, although it consists of a dismembered stuffed unicorn in a can rather than the sparkly chunks that appear on the packaging.

Try telling that to German customs authorities, though: A ThinkGeek customer named Ingomar reports that her order has been held up at the border because “it’s supposedly food and meat of a ‘rare’ animal.” That is quite a rare animal indeed.


I just learned that it is not very helpful to describe the “canned unicorn meat” as “canned unicorn meat” on the invoice when trying to import this.

Customs get really irritated as it’s supposedly food and meat of a “rare” animal. For the sake of keeping things smooth please label it as “canned unicorn (plush toy)” or something less conspicuous.

My delicous unicorn is stuck in customs for almost a week now.

Best regards,


Canned Unicorn Meat previously got ThinkGeek in hot water with the National Pork Board, which sent it a cease-and-desist because the product used the slogan “The Other White Meat.”

(ThinkGeek via @toptweets)

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