It’s the collaboration you never saw coming — for good reason. Nintendo and Edible (as in “Edible Arrangements”) have partnered for a line of Nintendo gifts themed around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Mario more generally. There are myriad platters and arrangements, such as the $21.99 Mario’s Celebration Bundle, $49.99 Rainbow Road Arrangement, $94.99 Flower Cup Anniversary FruitFlowers (pictured below), and the $64.98 Berry Delicious Mario Kart Box. These arrangements include things like strawberries dipped in chocolate, cookie sandwiches, and various fruit. It’s all quite nice to look at, and hopefully it all tastes good too (minus the flowers).
The fact that Nintendo is partnering with Edible now for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which released for Nintendo Switch in 2017, is certainly odd. But it makes slightly more sense once you remember that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the highest-selling Switch game with over 35 million units sold, and it’s difficult to imagine a game that is easier to milk for more cash. In any case, the most important thing is ultimately the quality, and Edible hopes these Nintendo gifts for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will please “gamers,” “Nintendo Switch lovers,” and “Nintendo nerds.” If you or a loved one falls under one of these categories, perhaps consider picking up one of these for your next special occasion.