Right there at the end of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” the narrator sings, “you’re a three-decker toadstool and sauerkraut sandwich … with arsenic sauce.” So we made one, to celebrate/ruin the holidays.
Our local Whole Foods was fresh out of arsenic sauce, so we went with the next best thing, Sriracha.
Miles: If this is what the Whos in Whoville forced me to eat, I’d take Christmas away from them, too.
Peter: I feel my heart shrinking two sizes too small.
Mike: The unsettling activity in my stomach is being narrated by Boris Karloff.
Eva: When I was a kid, I always wanted the made-up toys and foods in Dr. Seuss books. Yet another disappointment of adulthood.
Robert: Not too many people know that Sam I Am finally decided to eat green eggs and ham when he found out this was his other choice.
Ian: The star on my belly marks where it hurts.
Miles: I assume all that hopping on Pop was to resuscitate him after he ate this sandwich.
Miles: We should’ve left the arsenic sauce on — at least that way, I wouldn’t have to deal with this aftertaste.
Peter: The Grinch — he himself! — admitted his terrible mood came from a poor diet.
Robert: Little-known piece of movie trivia: This was the blue plate special at the Potterville Diner during the dystopian section of It’s a Wonderful Life.
Eva: I would never wish this sandwich on anybody, except maybe Jim Carrey from the Grinch remake.
Peter: True: The Grinch song was sung by the great Thurl Ravenscroft, who also voiced Tony The Tiger. I imagine him shouting, “They’re …. GRRRRRROSS!”
Ian: I’m starting to think the Grinch is maybe just the Grimace after a couple decades of bad choices.
[The verdict: just terrible. Made up entirely of ingredients that are wonderful when paired with other things, this is a sandwich that nonetheless has the power to ruin Christmas.]