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:
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:
When the dye dried, the briquettes were packed into burlap sacks that we screenprinted with our goofy branding:
Then, they were boxed up and shipped off to the North Pole [well, actually a warehouse in Brooklyn]:
There you have it: the closest we’ll probably ever come to a gag gift!