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    Cool Money in the Bank or Sandwich in a Can

    July 7, 2010
    Money in the Bank? No, Sandwich in a Can




    By KIRK JOHNSON

    DENVER — Is putting a sandwich in a can and calling it a “Candwich” the next can’t-miss billion-dollar idea?

    Even if it is, investors in Utah who put $145 million in the hands of a money manager named Travis L. Wright will still have thinner wallets. A lawsuit by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission says that Mr. Wright promised returns of up to 24 percent on real estate investments, but that he put the money instead into Candwich development and other equally untried ideas.

    Along with sales of canned sandwiches — Pepperoni Pizza Pocket and French Toast in a can were planned — Mr. Wright’s companies, under the banner of Waterford Funding, also invested in a company selling rose petals printed with greeting card sentiments and another selling watches over the Internet.

    Utah has long endured a reputation as a place where many people are naďve or trusting to the point of losing their shirts. And the erosion of retirement savings in the recession has only compounded the problem, said Michael E. Hines, the director of enforcement at the Utah Division of Securities.

    “A lot of 401(k)s have become 201(k)s,” Mr. Hines said.

    Some scammers do not even need expensive-looking offices as stage sets. About five years ago, for example, a scheme promising a $50 million payout for a $5,000 investment raked in about $144 million nationally. In Utah, the group successfully sought investors by putting fliers on car windshields. Much of the money ended up in Latvia, Mr. Hines said.

    Mr. Wright, who is 47 and lives in Draper, Utah, according to the suit, did not return telephone calls. Several listings for Waterford Funding were disconnected or not in service.

    Meanwhile, the Candwich concept perseveres. The president of Mark One Foods, Mark Kirkland, who said he patented the idea of putting solid food in a beverage container with the slogan, “Quick & Tasty, Ready to Eat,” said Mr. Wright promised full financial backing for Candwich production that never really materialized even as investors did. He said he believed that canned sandwiches would ultimately sell, and hoped to go into production later this year.

    The shelf life of a Candwich is excellent, Mr. Kirkland said.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/08/us...wich.html?_r=1

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    Fucking disgusting.

    They already sell sandwiches in nice looking plastic wrappers....I don't see why this has any use, beyond novelty.

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    Good grief! I would never buy a sandwich in a can. It's cheaper and healthier to just buy the bread and fillings and make your own sandwiches. And you get more options too.

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    I could see a need for this if you were going to sale around the world on a small boat. Yes, that would be handy. Of course, few people do that.
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    Just looking at that stuff makes my stomach queasy. I could only see is used like McJag said above or maybe for disaster/survival kits depending on the shelf life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    I could see a need for this if you were going to sale around the world on a small boat. Yes, that would be handy. Of course, few people do that.
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    bitch, she meant people going around the world selling shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia View Post
    bitch, she meant people going around the world selling shit
    bitch? It's CUNT, you bitch!
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    Ok then cunt, jeez

    This candwich business sounds nasty. I wonder what the bread is like after being pulled out of the can. Wet and squishy and gooey? Dried out? Sponge-like?
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    I look at the cans and I think pop. The orange sandwich is soaked, uh, preserved in orange Crush. The pink can, cream soda. The purple can, grape pop. The trick here is matching the sandwich with the correct sugary beverage.

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    This is just nasty..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    *clears throat* SAIL!!
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    im gonna up-chuck everytime i look at that pic

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    Nasty...still not as nasty as the chicken in a can, but close enough.

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    That is just nasty. This shit better not sell lot hotcakes or I will kick someone's ass.
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