Another thought about nutcrackers is that the wooden ones are kind of spooky looking. I always thought the soldier types were rather frightening (as well as ineffective when compared to the metal ones that are useful after you're married). Well, there is now an alternative to the wooden soldier nutcracker:
Ta da! It's the wooden missionary nutcracker. These aren't scary at all. Just geeky. And for the bargain basement price of $39.95, why wouldn't you want both the blond and brown-haired versions? We started selling these at the store recently and it makes me shake my head and snicker every time I see the. Amazingly enough, no one has purchased one of these beauties yet. A difficult as it is to believe that anyone could pass these up, I think I have found out why they aren't flying off the shelves. Aside from looking dorky, they are also scarier than the traditional creepy soldier nutcracker. It's one thing to crack and crush nuts with your teeth, but it's another thing altogether to break shells with your esophagus.