North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

It’s been seemingly forever since we developed the initial prototypes for North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes, our new product which is being sold exclusively by UncommonGoods this coming holiday season. It’s still a bit early, but you can purchase them online to stuff the stocking of your favorite person who’s been either naughty or nice!

We used a mixture of flower seeds that’s suitable to plant anywhere in the US, and individually hand-molded each briquette into shape. Each one is approximately the size of four of our usual seed bombs:

North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

Once completely dry, the briquettes were individually dip-dyed in a top-secret non-toxic black dye that won’t harm humans, animals, or plants. It’s a messy and tedious process, but the results are pretty convincing:

North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

When the dye dried, the briquettes were packed into burlap sacks that we screenprinted with our goofy branding:

North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

Then, they were boxed up and shipped off to the North Pole [well, actually a warehouse in Brooklyn]:

North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

There you have it: the closest we’ll probably ever come to a gag gift!

4 thoughts on “North Pole Coal: Blooming Briquettes by VisuaLingual

  1. Thanks so much! Developing this was a lot of fun for us, even though the production process was a bit of a pain! We’re really anxious to hear customer responses to the briquettes.

  2. LOL! What an awesome gag gift! These are really, really cute, and I plan to buy some closer to Christmas.

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