Now You Can Eat a Burger That Looks Like Pikachu

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As the Pokémon Go craze continues to build, one question is on a lot of people's minds: Can I eat them? Since many Pokémon actually look like they're edible (Exeggcute, for example, is just a bunch of angry looking eggs), it stands to reason that we could, and arguably should, be eating these things. After all, the Pokémon anime once depicted Ash and Brock dreaming about a hot plate of Magikarp. Farfetch'd even carries his own garnish.

So maybe it's not that disturbing that Sydney-based restaurant Down-N-Out has crafted three special burgers that resemble Pokémon. The brightly colored creations are made to look like Charmander, Pikachu, and Bulbasaur. The burger joint, which is run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, explained that customers are given one at random, meant to mirror the randomness of the game itself.

"The flavours and the ingredients match the Pokémon’s style, character and color. The Charmander is a little bit spicy, there’s kind of a volcanic cheese dripping off it," Hashtag Burgers’ Ben Kagan told Mashable Australia. "The Bulbasaur is grassy and cleaner, but it tastes like a Big Mac actually—which is quite nice. The Pikachu is a bit sillier, with our 'tiger fries' through it."

Each burger also has a smiling face on the bun (giving Goldfish a run for the real snack that smiles back). Pikachu sports some chip ears while Bulbasaur has a piece of broccoli, perhaps to mimic the bulb on the character's back. While eating a fire lizard or electric mouse isn't our first choice for dinner, at least Bulbasaur kind of looks like a Brussels sprout—possibly making it the most feasibly edible option. Each Pokeburger costs $15 AUD, or $11.39 USD. They're only around until September 3, so you better get your Pokéballs in order soon.

[h/t AV Club]

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