In Japan's unending quest to grow edibles shaped like other things comes these heart and star shaped cucumbers. "These cucumbers represent the cumulative efforts of an agricultural coop determined to make food preparation a little bit more exciting. Comprised of nine women in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, this grass roots organization cleverly uses plastic molds affixed to the stem of the plant, with which they can create heart and star shapes when the cucumber is sliced cross-wise. These romantic cucumbers are selling at fancy supermarkets in Tokyo and as specially ordered wedding gifts at ceremonies throughout Japan. They cost 300 yen each (about $2.50)."
I would buy these in a second... seriously, it may come to be that the cucumbers were somehow genetically altered and cause cancer. But damn, they are cute. I want one of these molds for Christmas!