A while ago, I did a post about something nasty I had found on the internet: a nursery that was growing lovely roses for cut flowers and then dipping them in scented wax and sprinkling them with vermicelli in an attempt to make them look more like cupcakes. Personally I am not a fan of cupcakes – boring sponges piled high with obscenely coloured transfats and sugar, so I was not going to like these poor roses.
Well the other day someone showed me a bouquet they had received and it included a couple of these roses. The bouquet was perfectly nice, apart from the roses, and I borrowed one to take a photo.
The large, cream rose is dipped in yellow wax and drizzled with chocolate-coloured wax. It is scented and smells a bit like chocolate.
From above it looks totally waxed so may be acceptable to some (not me) but from the side you can see the petals at the base of the flower. I am trying not to imagine the suffering that poor flower is going through as the petal bases try to expand the bloom, not knowing that the flower has been glued together with wax. I do not eat foie gras because of the cruelty involved and can’t see how anyone could get any enjoyment from eating it. It may taste delicious but so do lots of other things that don’t involve so much cruelty so there is no need to perpetuate this nonsense. I know they are just roses but this seems like senseless, and tasteless, cruelty to me too.
For more horrors see the last post: